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The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown and Other Stories

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A collection of 18 crime stories with a diverse range of characters and scenarios, from guilt-ridden fraudsters to lovesick murderers.

©1994 Peter Lovesey (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Entertaining collection

I very rarely leave a review, but as I depend so much on those left by others when choosing my next listen, I've decided I need to do my bit too. 😏. I very much enjoyed listening to this collection of entertaining crime stories and I will certainly listen to them again. I prefer crime that is not grisly or graphic and these stories satisfy that preference without being overly "cosy". Some of the narrators in this collection are better than others (5 stars for the content, 4 stars for the narration).

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  • Nat from LA
  • 04-09-20

Perfect Fun!

Short, interesting, sometimes predictable but in a pleasing way. Got chills a couple times. Great collection of stories.

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  • Phyllis
  • 01-09-20

Enjoyable But Inconsistent

There was enough variety to keep the collection interesting but the quality was inconsistent. Sometimes warm and uplifting and sometimes dark and creepy, the varied plots were great. The writing quality, however, seemed equally varied. All narration was terrific!

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  • Barbara
  • 27-08-20

Thoroughly Enjoyable

This is my first Peter Lovesey book and the stories contained in it were delightful. The tales were intriguing and even funny. Some included the paranormal. The narrators were a joy to listen to and brought each story to life. A very entertaining read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-08-20

You will never guess...

Try as you may, these stories have a way to drag you to the conclusion expected, but not in the same guise. Enjoy

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  • Tmac
  • 18-09-20

Covers Everything Mystery - Murder, Deceit, Ghosts

This is a wonderful compilation with many of the performers I enjoy from other crime and mystery audio books! The time flies by as your pulled into every vignette.

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  • dweezil
  • 18-09-20

Like Hitchcock?

Assumed these were mini true stories, my favorite genre. Pleasantly surprised how good they are, and the narration is perfect. Highly recommend and hope more will be available.

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  • J-me
  • 25-09-19

Brilliant stories all with an excellent twist.

I can’t remember when I enjoyed a new-to-me author as much as I have enjoyed Peter Lovesey. I listened to the entire collection twice. The narration is excellent. Thanks Audible.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 25-05-19

Wonderful

This has some of the best mystery ghost stories I Have ever heard. Great for a Christmas Eve celebration! I will listen to this book over and over.