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Summary

Gower Street, 1883: March Middleton is the niece of London's greatest (and most curmudgeonly) personal detective, Sidney Grice. March has just discovered a wealthy long-lost relative she never knew she had. When this newest family member meets with a horrible death, March is in the frame for murder, and only Sidney Grice can prove her innocence.

©2015 M.R.C. Kasasian (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Funny, fresh and sharply plotted...starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson." ( Goodreads)

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  • J
  • Peterborough, United Kingdom
  • 24-07-15

another great book

The series continues to get better and better. This author really puts together characters that both make you smile and tear your hair out in frustration. I can not recommend this book and the rest of the series enough.

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Great story, masterful narration!

This is the third of the Gower Street Series, equally perplexing and wonderfully narrated by Emma Gregory.

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Amazing! Brilliant!

Fantastic story, great performance, this series of books never fails to thrill. A well deserved rating of 5 stars across the board.

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a disappointment

Almost didn't finish the book. Great narrator. Got very fed up with the repeated accusations of murder and the narration by March - especially when drugged. The only good - actually great - part was the narration by Sidney Grove... brilliant.
On the whole, a disappointment and I won't listen to the next book for a while.

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Not as good as the previous stories - sadly disconnected in style

I enjoyed listening to this series of stories until this book. The story started well like the previous two but halfway through it felt like the author had got tired of writing the characters and therefore the narrative became broken up with different styles and 'publisher' interjections. I stuck with it in the hope that it got better but it bounced from one twist to the next, with the author seeming to have so little interest in each one and moving on quickly. A real disappointment.

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great to have less than perfect /beautiful protagonists. a plot full of twists and turns, one box within another...eventually dragging me in. somewhat less humour than in earlier books. would. happily.listen to further adventures of Grice and March....have they been written yet.

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Enable read

I did not realise this was the third book in the series but it was a story complete on its own. A qwerty mystery and quite entertaining if a little gruesome in places

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  • Linda
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riveting from start to finish

Excellent narration and a story that both intrigues and amuses. Sidney Grice at his finest

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Great stuff

Would you listen to Death Descends on Saturn Villa again? Why?

I will. I enjoyed it first time through,and will listen again after a week or so and doubtless find bits I'd missed first time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

March.

Which character – as performed by Emma Gregory – was your favourite?

March.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did!

Any additional comments?

This is such a good series,very different.It's easy to suspend disbelief and get caught up in the unlikely characters and events.

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Better and better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes great fun and clever

What other book might you compare Death Descends on Saturn Villa to, and why?

This is the third book and I look forward to more. If you love the Bryant and May series you'll love these. Crime, humour, wonderful characters and fantastic narration set in the Victorian period.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

No spoilers! But these books certainly bring the era alive.

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

Laugh out load on numorous occasions. And joy these books are pure joy.

Any additional comments?

More please! A book I listened to at every occasion. I can't complement Emma Gregory enough, each character is so distinctive, male and female.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful