Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

From the number-one best-selling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, this is the second instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series

When a spinster of the parish is found bludgeoned to death in St John's, and the church's most valuable possession, the Lydmouth chalice, is missing, the finger of suspicion points at the new vicar, who is already beset with problems.

The glare of the police investigation reveals shabby secrets and private griefs. Jill Francis, struggling to find her feet in her new life, stumbles into the case at the beginning. But even a journalist cannot always watch from the sidelines. Soon she is inextricably involved in the Suttons' affairs. Despite the electric antagonism between her and Inspector Richard Thornhill, she has instincts that she can't ignore.

©2012 Andrew Taylor (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Critic reviews

"Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller." (Daily Telegraph)  

"An excellent writer. He plots with care and intelligence and the solution to the mystery is satisfyingly chilling." (The Times)

"The most under-rated crime writer in Britain today" (Val McDermid) 

What listeners say about The Mortal Sickness

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointingly Woeful!

After finding the first book so poor, I bought this one to see if it was possible for it to be as bad - it’s equally brutal! This is a prime example of an author living off his reputation - in fact, these books are bordering on ‘fraudulent’. There is nothing in them of note! The characters are ‘dead’ - not just the corpses! There is no depth, no sensation of the time. It could have taken place last week and probably may have been an average short story. Narration adds nothing as it is just ‘there’! Avoid at all costs.

1 person found this helpful