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A Case Of Murder

Kendall, Volume 6
Narrated by: Peter John Borys
Series: Kendall, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Whittaker passed the drinks over. “Anyway, it seems that he’s got himself into a bit of bother,” he continued. “A very serious bit of bother.” 

“Bother?” repeated Kendall. 

Whittaker heaved a sigh. “Yes you know,” he replied. “Trouble.” 

Kendall nodded. “Oh trouble, I get you,” he said. “So what sort of bother are we talking about?” 

Whittaker took another drink. “Well it’s a case of murder I’m afraid.” 

“Murder,” repeated Mollie. Whittaker said nothing, but simply nodded agreement. 

Another murder, thought Kendall. Just what I need. “Just stop right there, for a moment, and rewind will you,” he said. “Then let’s have it from the top, slowly.”

©2016 John Holt (P)2018 John Holt

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Story within stories.

Like I’ve said before, copy / paste of the first review could have worked just fine reviewing the rest of the series of Kendall audiobooks that where written by the author John Holt.
I truly loved listening to each one of them for many reasons.
Starting with the beautiful stories and the ease of understanding it all, watching how Kendall grows from an unsecured Privet detective to one who travels the world solving crimes.
What I loved about this one was how there were at least three stories which had nothing to do with each other and still because of different reasons helped solve the whole mess and all that without complications making it easy on me to just enjoy a great story.

Full heartedly recommend this audiobook.



In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

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A Case of Murder

Kendall and his assistant Mollie are off to Ireland, mixing business with pleasure as they investigate a murder on behalf of a friend from Scotland Yard.
The author spins another hugely entertaining tale, providing a cast of suspects and a variety of clues to rival the best whodunits. It certainly kept me guessing until the end.

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A Good Storey Overtold

The basic murder mystery is intriguing. Set in a quiet village in Ireland. However constant retelling of the events becomes tedious as does references to people taking a drink between dialogue. There are some inconsistencies and slips that good editing would remove. All the parts are here for a good novel but more attention in the editing is needed.

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Tea and chocolate biscuits.

Before beginning, I have to confess: I am a big fan of Mr.Holt's writing. Not, perhaps, a style to everyone's taste but he makes it all feel very real.
Kendall, an American P.I., and his assistant, the marvellous Molly, are in London to give evidence in a trial and snatch a second holiday at the same time, when he is approached by a Chief Inspector well known to him. The policeman asks for his help. His cousin has been arrested for a murder in Ireland which he claims he did not commit. Would Kendall, please, look into it for him.
Naturally, Kendall is both reluctant and sceptical, but, as so often happens, he is persuaded into it by Molly and the pair arrive in a small Irish village, meeting the locals and very much enjoying the chocolate biscuit hospitality whilst Kendall half heartedly at first begins to look for clues as to what exactly happened.

The characterisations are good, the pace slow and comfortable,. Kendall is a bit of a cummudgeon, but Molly keeps him nicely in hand. He might say he believes that there is no such thing as coincidence, but it's really Kendal he actually believes in, and once again it's Molly's promptings that gets him to get things done.
The book is a delight, good adventure, great story and an excellent narrator in Peter John Body's, whose reading is excellent, his characterisation of Kendall himself absolutely spot on and who voices the other protagonists individually also. A good performance. My only criticism of the book is an editting problem, with short but uneccessary periods of repetition which occur in several places throughout the story.
Nevertheless, a book to be savoured and enjoyed, with glimpses of the beautiful Irish coast and Irish hospitality.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 27-02-19

Twists and turns!

Loved John Holt's mystery. It was well-thought out and I appreciated the sarcastic humor.

Peter John Borys did a great job of narrating. He brought the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Leticia Crow
  • 21-01-19

a fantastic murder mystery set in Ireland!

I absolutely loved following Kendall along on this mystery trying to figure the whole story out for myself! The narration was done very well and the writing was great! It is definately a fun murder mystery to experience! I would reccomend it to all mystery lovers!

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 05-01-19

I just love everything in this series

wildest book was wonderful so thrilling and so captivating it wasn't an easy one as the others but it was wonderful seriously wonderful

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  • Mercy Griffin
  • 29-12-18

A Case of Murder

This is the first John Holt novel that I listened to and I can honestly say that I truly enjoyed it. The author wrote with intensity and a meticulous dedication to details. Peter John Borys performed one of the most entertaining narrations I have listened to.

The story revolved around an investigation carried out by an American P.I, upon the request of a Scotland Yard chief inspector, on a murder that occured in a small and quiet Irish town. There was a significant twist when another murder took place. The main character, Tom Kendall, was portrayed as your usual annoying private investigator, with his "one more question" lines. What I liked most about this book is the presence of colorful characters - each one with something important to say and prove.

Entertaining story. Frustrating twists and turns. Never ending questions. Lovable characters.

I am looking forward to listening to more Kendall adventures!

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  • patricia sterlin
  • 27-11-18

a good gumshoe detective series

I really like this author's characters Kendell an ex cop turned private eye and Molly his assistant. a good plot. the narrator was great . would recommend the book.

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  • Rayc
  • 11-10-18

Another great detective story

A Case Of Murder: Kendall, Volume 6. Perhaps the most intriguing Kendall story so far. The dogged (Columbo like) detective is in Ireland and trying to establish a man's innocence.
A great read for a winters evening or 3.
Narration is smooth and Peters irish accent is engaging and very good.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.