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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

    Mrs Beatrice Dark, the wife of powerful cabinet minister, Joseph Dark, enters the office of a tabloid newspaper and shoots her husband’s enemy, the editor of the tabloid on the eve of World War Two.  

    A sensational murder trial occurs, with its unfolding secrets, lies and sex scandals, mesmerising the nation, with those who believe she should be acquitted and those who think she should hang. But what is the real reason she killed Steven Hood, the editor?

    ©2021 Louis Nowra (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: It’s Mrs Dark

    Oct 3 2021

    When newspaper editor Tony Hood publishes a private love letter written by a cabinet minister, he sets off a chain of events that will lead to his own doom.

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    30 mins
  • Ep 2: The Aftermath

    Oct 3 2021

    Beatrice Dark is taken into custody. As both her husband and the Chronicle’s staff react to the awful shooting, Ivor seeks Beatrice to understand why she did it.

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    33 mins
  • Ep 3: Just Who Is Beatrice Dark?

    Oct 3 2021

    While Ivor begins assembling his defence, and Alice seeks out an old friend of Beatrice’s, Thomas commits an act of breaking and entering.

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    35 mins

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Great atmospheric story

Great story and very well performed. Seemed to end very suddenly but really enjoyed it.

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very good drama

Very entertaining drama with a vintage feel and loads of period style. Would recommend!

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Very good cast for an entertaining story

I would really recommend this Audible original, is a very good production that keeps you listening till the end

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Highly Entertaining

Very well done with some excellent performances.Musical score added my enjoyment.Clever script if a little frivolous.

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Utterly gripping

I devoured this series of episodes over a few evenings eager to find out what happens next. The actors brought the characters to life and made it all seem more real. One of the best dramatizations I've listened to for a long time. Highly recommended.

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A fantastic story

Loved it, all the twists and turns kept me interested from beginning to end.

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I enjoy Louis Nowra dramas

I enjoyed listening to this and the production was of a high standard with good performances. Well done audible.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this

Have listened to quite a few Audible Originals and so far this is the best in terms of storyline. Hope there will be more of this calibre.

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Brilliant!

I enjoyed this series from start to finish! Hopefully the next pick will be equally good 😊