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The House on Vesper Sands

Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' It is the winter of 1893, and in London the snow is falling.

It is falling as Gideon Bliss seeks shelter in a Soho church, where he finds Angie Tatton lying before the altar. His onetime love is at death's door, murmuring about brightness and black air and about those she calls the Spiriters. In the morning she is gone.

The snow is falling as a seamstress climbs onto a ledge above Mayfair, a mysterious message stitched into her own skin. It is falling as she steadies herself and closes her eyes. It is falling, too, as her employer, Lord Strythe, vanishes into the night, watched by Octavia Hillingdon, a restless society columnist who longs to uncover a story of real importance.

She and Gideon will soon be drawn into the same mystery, each desperate to save Angie and find out the truth about Lord Strythe. Their paths will cross as the darkness gathers and will lead them at last to what lies hidden at the house on Vesper Sands.

©2018 Paraic O'Donnell (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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Perfect!

That's a one word review. Loved every second of the story, the narration and the pace.

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very enjoyable.

I Really enjoyed this book. gentle and easy. i would live to hear more from Inspector Cutter. what a great character he is.

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Very enjoyable

Thoroughly good read. The Inspector was so amusing and all the characters were interesting. Good storyline with a supernatural theme.

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Highly Recommend

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Loved the charactors. Having listened to a number of Victorian detective stories, this has a charm which many do not. while detailing living conditions etc of the era it did so in a way that highlighted the unpleasantness without the nauseating language of other authoes. Excellent narration Hope there are more from this author. Highly recommend.

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Unexpected journeys are dancing lessons from God

I came on this accidentally - I think I was looking for titles narrated by Charles Armstrong (which takes care of what I think of the narrator!). I have always been conflicted re Wilkie Collins and his like - no jokes! I'm so glad I took a chance on this. Jokes, twists, scary bits, all here together with some supernatural. I read while washing up and I even looked for extra chores afterwards. ps I think that the title of my review is a quote from Kurt Vonnegut.