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Murder at the Fitzwilliam

Narrated by: Peter Wickham
Series: Museum Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Summary

After rising to prominence for his role investigating the case of Jack the Ripper, former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson is now retired. Known for his intelligence, his investigative skills, and most of all his discretion, he's often consulted when a case must be solved quickly and quietly. So when a body is found in the Egyptian collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Wilson is called in. 

As he tries to uncover the identity of the dead man and the circumstances surrounding his demise, Wilson must contend with an unhelpful police inspector and Abigail Fenton, the archaeologist who discovered the body and is determined to protect the Egyptian collection. Can they find a way to work together to solve the mystery?

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Great listen

I always enjoy mysteries involving egyptology and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
The identify of the killer was predictable but I enjoyed watching Abigail and Daniel puzzle over the crime. I also liked the hint of romance that developed as the story progressed.

The narration was excellent.
I will definitely continue with this series.

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  • 19-08-19

Murder at .....

I enjoyed getting to know the two main characters. The plot was engaging enough to keep me listening. I look forward to the next story in this series.

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Mesmerizingly dreadful.

Narration by Peter Wickham makes it almost bearable - there really isn't much of a plot, just a series of loosely connected events and characters. I find myself wondering if it was a vanity published title?

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Easy listen

Enjoyed listening to this book. Good story. Plot was imaginative and well thought out. No effort required to listen.

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  • Jacqueline
  • 27-03-19

Cosy Mystery

I enjoyed the narrator. However, I thought the murderer was much too easy to figure out.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-09-19

In the cost catagory

I this story was pleasant enough to listen to. Certainly not a cliff hanger. I think that it is exceedingly hard for a male voice to replicate a woman character. I felt the narrator give it his best shot. But because of the tone she came across with less intelligence and insight than the story line implied that she had. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a horse and buggy based era and not to compare the female characters with the modern woman of today. This book was a good bet for a long trip or to listen to while doing house work. It was not dramatic enough to be distracting. And not unpleasant to listen to.

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  • Dawn Moats
  • 19-09-19

Weak all the way around, and sad to say it.

Unfortunately just quite weak. I really wanted to enjoy this and am looking for great regency mysteries but this is just not it.