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Invitation to Die

Narrated by: David Thorpe
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

Cambridge, 1924. Detective Inspector John Redfyre’s dog discovers a corpse in the graveyard adjoining St. Jude's College. An army greatcoat and well worn boots suggest the dead man may have been a former soldier, though the empty bottle of brandy and a card bearing the words 'An Invitation to Dine' on the victim ring a discordant note. Even more unsettling is the autopsy, which reveals death by strangulation and unusual contents in the stomach from the man's last meal. 

Redfyre becomes caught in a dark tale of revenge, betrayal and injustice. With the unlikely assistance of his lead suspect, he gradually unearths the dead man's story and fights to right an ancient wrong.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Well that was fun. Appealing characters, an interesting plot with a couple of red herrings and well narrated. Hope there are more to come.

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Unusual Cambridge Mystery.

Stay awake for this one! The reader's lively voice and repertoire of accents should keep you on your toes as the mystery evolves. Bluff soldiers of the Boer War, Cambridge dons, Wodehouse style aunts - David Thorpe takes them all on with gusto and professionalism.

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Not your average murder mystery

Woven into this mystery is an interesting perspective from 1 character's experiences during The Boer War. Story weaves together very well; well written.