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The Quartet Murders

Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)
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Summary

A priceless violin. And a dark secret someone is prepared to kill for.

DCI Oldroyd has seen his fair share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder - until now. When world-famous violinist Hans Muller is shot and killed during a concert, the detective is faced with a case beyond logic. The culprit is nowhere to be found - and the victim’s priceless violin has disappeared too.

As Oldroyd investigates the mystery of the murderer’s identity and the motive for the killing, he enters the ruthless world of wealthy instrument collectors and stumbles upon a dark path where shocking secrets have been buried in the past. But the secrets will soon take centre stage.

Oldroyd must use all his cunning to recover the priceless instrument. But can he also solve the mystery of a murderer who vanished in front of his own eyes?

Revised edition: This edition of The Quartet Murders includes editorial revisions.

©2017, 2018 J. R. Ellis (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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superb plot

thoroughly enjoyed this story with all its twists and turns, kept me guessing to the end, excellent narration.

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Brilliant

Definitely did not see the solution coming. Very fond of this writer's work ,all three books digested and enjoyed. Love audio books while I do crochet

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The Quartet Murders by J.R.Ellis

The Quartet Murders by J.R.Ellis, is the second book of three and is excellent. Each book can be read as a stand alone and would be just as enjoyable. A beginning, a middle with a very good explained ending.
Nice ‘old fashioned’ without mobile phones, internet or annoying texts!

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Perseverance pays.

Struggled with this book a bit to start with, but stayed with it and was glad I did.

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Gripping yarn!

Excellent tale with nice historical touches about Stradivarius violins and about the music and makeup of String Quartets. Narration rather heavy and monotonous but Yorkshire dialects good.

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  • 16-08-18

2nd J.R. Ellis winner!

I have already pre-ordered 3rd book in this series due in September. It is refreshing to find a mystery that is not a rework of others you have read. The narrator is outstanding. Mr. Ellis has a sincere fan. May his books in this series long continue.

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  • puplhunt
  • 08-12-18

Oh no ... not the ‘Last Minute Twin’!

Story started off well ... then collapsed into several last-minute denouements introducing characters that were never there before ... very contrived ... very disappointing.

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  • 05-02-19

A good clean and informative mystery

This is the second book I have read in this series. These are Not cliffhangers but stories with problems to solve by people who also have personal problems. The context of the story was interesting and believable. For those who like to learn a little history and historical culture you will likely find something to learn about. The writer is best with developing the story line related to the mystery its self. The parts related to relationships I thought were a little less well developed and best left as they are in the background. I am sure I will continue to listen to this series. It is good bake ground listening while doing things around the house.