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It is London 1915, and Great Britain is at war with Germany. Feelings are running high as the liner the Lusitania has just been sunk off the Irish coast and zeppelin raids have begun on London. Stylish lady detective Miss Isabel Hewitt is approached by a young convalescing soldier Captain Alex Fraser. He is anxious to trace his natural mother, as he was given away at birth. Isabel agrees to take on the case even though she suspects the mother may be a friend of hers. Her inquiries eventually lead her to Brighton, where Captain Fraser is staying. But a girl's body has just been found on Hove beach, and soon Isabel is forced to look into it with shocking results..

©2013 Linda Stephenson (P)2019 Jasper Rabbit Books

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excellent story and the variety of voices was very impressive.I enjoyed it a great deal.

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Excellent Cozy Mysyery

This is the second of the Miss Hewitt Investigates mysteries and so far I liked this one best. Lots of well thought out characters and historical references and settings. Miss Hewitt is charming and intelligent and is a cross between miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes. The narrator is excellent and has an amazing ability to swap between accents for the different characters that baffles me! I wish I could do that! Highly recommended cozy mystery.

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amazing book

Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Miss Hewitt in Brighton

Miss Hewitt is on the case again. She was asked by a young soldier (Captain Fraser) who was on leave convalescing. He wanted Miss Hewitt to trace his birth mother as he was given away at birth. This led Miss Hewitt and pastry her Pug dog down to Brighton. Unfortunately, when she arrived, she found that Captain Fraser had been arrested for the murder of a young girl who was a good friend of his. Miss Hewitt sets out to prove the captain’s innocence and catch the real murderer. Well written and well read.

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engaging

I have listened to the first and second books in 2 days, the voice was engaging and easy to understand

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 17-01-20

Good narration really enhances this series!

Miss Hewitt Investigates the Man in the Tree is the second audiobook published in the Miss Hewitt series. The title character is lady detective Miss Isabel Hewitt and the setting is 1915 London, at a time when Great Britain is at war with Germany. In this story Isabel is asked by a young soldier to find out who is his natural mother after the death of his adopted mother. Isabel quickly locates his mother, but when she arrives in Brighton to inform him of the results, the young soldier is arrested after the body of a young girl is body found on the beach.

Like in the first story, Miss Hewitt Investigates the Return of the Ripper, Isabel butts head with the investigating officer who arrested her client in error, and she methodically tracts down the killer in short order. Like I mentioned in my review of the first book, I’d really like to know how Isabel developed such great investigation skills and how she appears to be independently wealthy. Admittedly, I enjoyed this story better than the first book in the series, probably because I knew what to expect (not much character development).

I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Julia Eve, which runs about 2 1/2 hours long. Her narration was very enjoyable and she really bought the characters to life, using a variety of distinct voices. In summary, I’m looking forward to listening to other books narrated by Julia Eve.

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  • Deedra
  • 07-05-20

Miss Hewitt Investigates the man in the tree

This was a well written good story.I enjoyed it.Julia Eve was a fine narrator. was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 18-04-20

One thing leads to another

A young man seeks Ms Hewitt's assistance with finding his birth mother.
In the process another situation causes Ms Hewitt to assist in investigating a crime which the young man had been accused of commiting.
Again, this series is similar to another couple of female detective stories that have previously been released. I suppose it is the era when woman doing what was previously deemed a man only occupation is part of the attraction of the genre. Each story is individual as the crimes and the people participating in them.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 17-04-20

Good Story

Interesting a woman detective in 1915, London when there was a war with Germany. Asked to investigate by a young soldier, which led to finding a murder of another. Interesting good characters and good narration
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  • Zena
  • 19-02-20

Delightful!

Another delightful short murder mystery with the unflappable Miss Hewitt taking control and solving the who-done-it mystery.
She surrounds herself with a colorful collection of sometimes amusing and sometimes serious people who help her in every way they can.
The story is well written, runs smoothly and kept me listening to the audio and I soon finished it. There were a few surprises along the way and this made the story even more interesting.
The audio is once again done by Julia Eve and she does a really good job with it.
I requested and received a promotional copy of the audiobook and my voluntary and unbiased review is recorded above.