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Summary

Performers in London’s music halls have been falling victim to a series of bizarre and humiliating practical jokes. When a young women is murdered during her disappearing act, Sergeant Cribb must go undercover in the riotous music halls of 19th-century London to catch a vicious killer.

©1972 Peter Lovesey (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Rattlin' Good Yarn

Would you consider the audio edition of Abracadaver to be better than the print version?

Yes, because hearing the very 'British' tones help set the scene.

What did you like best about this story?

The very funny and brilliantly descriptive writing.

What about John Kennedy Melling’s performance did you like?

The very good way he managed to deal with understatement and bewilderment in the characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed - a lot.

Any additional comments?

This story was 'right up my street,' and reminded me of the humour prevalent in the 1960s when we had such droll comics as Tony Hancock.

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not like the other books, very poor, not at all like his other books, very disapointed

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  • John
  • 24-04-18

An Agonizingly Boring Book

I will be asking for my money back on this stinker... I kept waiting,.. and Waiting,.. and WAITING for something to HAPPEN... no charm, no pith,
no storyline worth five minutes of your time..... 😑 ugh

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  • Emily Landon
  • 29-11-15

Too fast!

What disappointed you about Abracadaver?

The narration was too fast with not enough differentiation between voices. I felt like it was racing and I just couldn't follow.