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  • Margaret Demeray, Book 1
  • By: Paula Harmon
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Brolly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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The Wrong Sort to Die

By: Paula Harmon
Narrated by: Madeleine Brolly
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Summary

June 1910. Fighting her corner in a man’s world, Dr. Margaret Demeray works as a pathologist in a London hospital for the poor. Suppressing her worry that she’s breaching confidentiality, Margaret gives a stranger called Fox information about a dead down-and-out, in the hope he’ll use it to raise awareness of bad working conditions. But when a second man appears to die the same way, Margaret starts to wonder why the enigmatic Fox keeps turning up to ask ever more complex questions. She decides to work alone, uncertain of his motives and wary of her attraction to him.

Once she starts investigating, however, her home is burgled, she’s attacked in broad daylight, and a close friend becomes distant. Fox offers the chance to forge an alliance, saying he knows why the men have died but needs her to find out what is killing them and who is behind it. Yet how come the closer she gets to him the more danger she faces? And how can a memory she’d buried possibly be linked to the deaths? Margaret must discover the truth before someone—known or unknown—silences her for good.

©2020 Paula Harmon (P)2022 Paula Harmon

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An entertaining story

This was an entertaining story with very likeable characters in Margaret and Fox. Even though Margaret was a qualified pathologist, she still had difficulty in getting some men to take her work seriously. She was also subjected to insulting comments regarding her figure and dress. Fox had a number of secrets but there is definitely a connection between them.
This was quite a complex plot but eventually it all became clearer. Margaret finds herself in a number of dangerous situations but somehow Fox is always on hand. The narrator had an easy voice to listen to and changed her voice for the different characters, which brought them to life. I have purchased the next book in the series.

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Enthralling mystery plenty of twists and turns

Silent witness 1910 style with plenty of twists and turns Women should stay at home or in low roles No influence Excellent plot will look forward to next book

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Great female character historical mystery



Dr Margaret Demeray is a  pathologist working in a London hospital for the poor. It is 1910, at a time when it was impossible to be taken seriously as a female in any profession, let alone in a male dominated profession.  But Margaret doesn't let this sexism stop her. She battles for acceptance. She is a wonderful character, fearless, caring, and a fantastic female role model.

As the narrative unfolds pathologist Margaret begins to realise there is something untoward happening to the poor fellows who have died. And furthermore what happened to her deceased husband? The more she gets involved, the more she gambles with her own life. Who can she trust? And will anyone believe her?

Is Fox a friend or foe? Can she find love again? And who should she avoid in the romance stakes?

Expect just a touch of romance in this tale. The perfect amount - as this is primarily a historical/mystery with some social commentary about the ill treatment of the poor and women.

A thoroughly immersing read. Well written and engaging.

Fantastic narration.

Highly recommended.







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