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  • The Canal Murders

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery, Book 10
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Summary

Life moves at a slower pace on the canals. But death always comes when you least expect it.

The last thing DS Stephanie Johnson and DS Andy Carter expected during their much-needed canal holiday was a murder. When retired folk musician Annie Shipton is found stabbed through the neck at the helm of her barge, the couple can’t help investigating the seemingly impossible crime. Nobody else boarded Annie’s boat—so how was she killed from behind?

With the method a perplexing mystery, DCI Oldroyd is summoned from Harrogate, and it’s not long before the detectives have a long list of potential suspects with a motive to want Annie dead. There’s the young cyclist she argued with over access to the towpath, an ambitious and arrogant local developer she clashed with repeatedly, an estranged husband…and more than a few lingering issues with her former bandmates, most of whom live along the canal.

When a second murder sends shockwaves through the community, the locals start talking about a curse on the waterway. It seems the killer will go to any lengths to avoid detection. But can Oldroyd hunt them down before someone else becomes the next target?

©2024 J. R. Ellis (P)2024 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A good story

A likeable plot and well written but poor reading. He rarely drew breath that made listening hard work.

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Another Brilliant Book

As always I thoroughly enjoyed this tale …enhanced by the narrator .
I love the ‘ broad Yorkshire ‘ conversations- and the unique atmosphere they bring .
Plot was , as always , interesting and engrossing.
I’m planning a re-listen to the whole series and hope there will be another book to come .

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canal murders

loved every minute of this book, have read/listen to(on audible) on JR ELLIS and love the series can't wait for the next one 😀

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another cracking story

Yet again a good descriptive storyline with characters I feel I now know well.Hope there is another in the series being planned.

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Brilliant!

I have been waiting so long for this book and it didn’t disappoint - not that I expected it to - I love this series of books and how cleverly entertaining and entwined every story is. The character growth is fantastic and makes you excited for the next. Such excellent narration too with both the familiar and new dialects I look forward to hearing book after book!!

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What a twist!

Yet another great tale really enjoyed it can’t wait for the next Ellis story well read with great Yorkshire accents

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Enjoyed this Book

Much better than his last book. Good story. Better to read can’t stand the audio voice .

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Better to read than listen to

Accents were stereo typical - not good. Hence better to read than listen to. Interesting plot but not my favourite.

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