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The Lady Detectives

Four BBC Radio 4 Crime Dramatisations
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

A series of BBC Radio short stories, comprised of classic and period dramas featuring four female sleuths to rival Sherlock Holmes himself. 

'The Redhill Sisterhood' by Catherine Louisa Pirkis

Autumn, 1897. Victorian undercover agent Loveday Brooke investigates some suspicious nuns who appear to have forsaken their vows - and turned to burglary.

'Mr Bovey’s Unexpected Will' by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace

Brilliant, beautiful Miss Florence Cusack is one of Victorian London’s most respected consulting detectives. Here, she investigates the extraordinary case of a man whose fate depends on his weight in gold.

'The Golden Slipper' by Anna Katharine Green

Vivacious debutante Violet Strange sparkles in New York society - but leads a secret life as a professional agency detective. In this case from 1910, she investigates 'The Inseparables', four wealthy young women suspected of a series of thefts.

'The Law and the Lady' by Wilkie Collins

In this sensational Gothic tale from the author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, new bride Valeria Woodville sets out to clear her husband of murdering his first wife.

Starring Gayanne Potter as Loveday Brooke, Elizabeth Conboy as Florence Cusack, Teresa Gallagher as Violet Strange and Abigail Docherty as Valeria Woodville.

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Good collection

Good collection of stories narrated by a good mix of performing actors. Good stories on a trip

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An interesting different perspective

I enjoyed this and would recommend it. The stories could be a little simple at times, but sometimes unexpectedly poignant. The performances were great of course. Overall it's definitely worth listening for a different outlook on this form.

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Girl Power.

I was dubious at first but I found it very enjoyable. Well read and acted. Good stories. I would recommend it to anyone who likes period crime mysteries.

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Disappointing. Not worth the money

I found the version incrediablyvdisappointongn and not worth the money. Would vnotd nontoxic recommend , should not waster the money.