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The Secret of High Eldersham

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Summary

Samuel Whitehead, landlord of the Rose and Crown, is a stranger in the lonely East Anglian village of High Eldersham. And when the newcomer is stabbed to death in his pub, it seems that the veil dividing High Eldersham from the outside world is about to be lifted. 

Detective Inspector Young forms a theory about the case so utterly impossible that merely entertaining the suspicion makes him doubt his own sanity. Surrounded by sinister forces beyond his understanding, he calls on a brilliant amateur and 'living encyclopedia', Desmond Merrion. 

Soon Merrion falls for the charms of a young woman in the village, Mavis Owerton. But does Mavis know more about the secrets of the village than she is willing to admit?

©2016 The Estate of Cecil Street (P)2019 Soundings

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  • Fes
  • Ealing, United Kingdom
  • 30-01-19

Irritatingly obvious plot

I found the characters stupid as the plot line was thin and obvious. The only surprising twist was it took the 'dectectives' so long to figure it out. Agatha Christie it was not!

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Thrilling and well written

The narration and story gripped me from start to finish. There aren't any twists, as such, you realise half way through what is going to happen, but I still found it thrilling.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 08-01-19

Great listen

Love the narrator! The mystery is great. The characters are addictive. This is a wonderful story.

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