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    • Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

    • Agatha Raisin, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr Paul Bladen is accidentally killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury's horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidedly suspicious.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible Narration

    • By Bella82 on 25-06-15

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The Key

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The murder of a government scientist demands the attention of Miss Silver. Michael Harsch’s life has never been easy. A German Jew, he fled his country when Hitler came to power, escaping the concentration camps by the skin of his teeth. His wife and daughter were not so lucky, and he vowed revenge on the Fuhrer through science. He set to work on a marvelous new explosive that, in the hands of the British army, could silence the German guns forever. But on the eve of his great triumph, the scientist is struck down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A murder intrigue

    • By Josephine on 28-01-16

    Regular price: £14.79

    • Katherine

    • The classic historical romance
    • By: Anya Seton
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of 15. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed. A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please give us more Anya Seton!

    • By C on 07-09-12
    • The classic historical romance
    • By: Anya Seton
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 19-04-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 261 ratings

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Case Is Closed

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The Everton murder case has long been closed. The culprit has been charged with the murder of his uncle and has served a year of his sentence already. Or has he? The evidence against Geoffrey Grey is convincing but his wife believes in his innocence. And so does her young cousin, Hilary, who decides to solve the mystery herself. But when Hilary herself is nearly murdered she turns in desperation to her ex-fiancé for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant narration and a good mystery

    • By Mrs Gallop on 01-09-14

    Regular price: £14.79

    • With No One as Witness

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    When the Metropolitan Police fail to realise a serial killer is at work, London ignites over the fact that the killer's victims are young black and mixed race boys. Institutionalised racism is claimed by the community's activists and tabloids alike. Acting Superintendent Thomas Lynley is given the case, and his Scotland Yard task force is soon handling more killings and a looming tragedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As ever Elizabeth George

    • By Geminiras on 24-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Relics of the Dead

    • Mistress Of The Art Of Death 3
    • By: Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    On hearing of this momentous discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead. So he calls upon his Mistress of the Art of Death, anatomist Adelia Aguilar, to examine the bones. But someone doesn’t want the skeletons identified – and is prepared to kill in order to prevent it…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding series

    • By Sophie C Butcher on 16-12-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Grey Mask

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring. Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good - get the lot!

    • By Dru on 21-12-14

    Regular price: £14.79

    • The Assassin's Prayer

    • Mistress Of The Art Of Death 4
    • By: Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Adelia Aguilar is to accompany 10-year-old Princess Joanna on her thousand-mile journey to marry the King of Sicily. They must take with them the legendary sword Excalibur. And so Adelia sets sail with the golden princess and her lavish procession of nobles, musicians, servants, laundresses, grooms, luggage and treasure. But when members of the procession begin to die and it looks as though Adelia is to blame, there are dangerous accusations of witchcraft.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling historical novel

    • By Glenda on 06-03-14

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Poison in the Pen

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Tilling Green was a charming little village nestling in the Ledshire countryside. Not at all the sort of place you would expect to find an anonymous letter writer. And when one of the recipients, a young woman, was found drowned in the lake belonging to the Manor House, Miss Silver was persuaded to go and investigate. Valentine Grey, the pretty young heiress from the Manor House, was marrying one Gilbert Earle, but on the night of Valentine's pre-wedding party Jason Leigh, Valentine's former love, returned after months without a word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Someone is sending poison pen letters-how horrid!

    • By MRS O on 20-01-15

    Regular price: £14.79

    • Miss Silver Comes to Stay

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    When he was 21 James Lessiter told Henrietta Cray that he loved her before all things and so broke Catherine Lee's heart. But James has a side to him that most people do not see. When the engagement is broken off no one is sure why and Rietta refuses to explain. Twenty years later James returns to the village an extremely wealthy man. Rietta is still unmarried and Catherine is a penniless widow living in a cottage on the Lessiter estate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • compelling & beautifully read

    • By mrs on 08-12-14

    Regular price: £14.79

    • Out of the Past

    • Miss Silver, Book 23
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspense, seaside, exciting and worth a listen!

    • By BM on 28-11-14

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Girl in the Cellar

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    She awakes in a dark place. A young woman with a shattered memory, she knows neither who she is nor how she came to be in this abandoned house. All she possesses is a faint sense that someone is lying dead at the foot of the stairs. Horrifyingly, she is correct. In the cellar lies a young woman, her body broken, her head split, her life undone by a revolver’s shell. The amnesiac flees and finally has a stroke of luck: She meets Maud Silver.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Amnesia and Silver again

    • By Melissa on 21-09-14

    Regular price: £14.79

    • The Death Maze

    • Mistress Of The Art Of Death 2
    • By: Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Since solving a particularly nasty case of child murder using her forensic skills, Adelia Aguilar is deemed too valuable to send back to the School of Medicine in Salerno. Instead, King Henry II has decided to keep her in England. This is bad news for Adelia – in twelfth-century England women doctors are regarded with great suspicion. So, with her illegitimate child, Adelia is forced to live and practise in the secrecy of Cambridgeshire’s fenland. But at Henry’s court, terrible things are happening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just love the way Franklin writes

    • By Sandra on 23-01-18

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Catherine Wheel

    • Miss Silver, Book 15
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    There was a certain heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now is looked like it was harbouring a murderer. It had begun with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They had arrived, a mixed assortment, to the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry.

    Regular price: £14.79

    • The Course of Honour

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    He has no money, no reputation and no famous ancestors.' The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period - the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero and Vespasian's rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, Caenis is embroiled in political intrigue, while Vespasian embarks on a glorious career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a lovely story!

    • By cdw on 27-03-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Pilgrim's Rest

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The two Miss Pilgrims, Columba and Janette, think it's unwise to leave their fine ancestral home, Pilgrim's Rest. When their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talking about selling it, and his son barely escapes two near-fatal accidents, they suspect it's deadly to leave. Surely Miss Silver can determine why the house hates to be empty.

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Miss Silver Intervenes

    • Miss Silver, Book 6
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    When her fiancé, Giles Armitage, is lost at sea in the middle of the Second World War, Meade Underwood is left in the company of a middle-aged aunt. A chance encounter restores Giles to Meade but he has lost his memory, and their rediscovered happiness is threatened by the machinations of the scheming Carola Roland, a figure from Giles's forgotten past. So when Carola is viciously murdered, Giles becomes the chief suspect and it takes all Miss Silver's ingenuity to unravel the real significance of the crime and its electrifying consequences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Silver, a little disappointing

    • By charlotte dawber on 10-07-18

    Regular price: £14.79

    • Cloud Busting

    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Davey is the new boy and Sam can't stand him. He thinks that Davey is a first-class, grade A, top-of-the-dung-heap moron. But when the two are thrown together, Sam discovers that Davey's eccentric way of looking at the world makes life a lot more exciting. Until something terrible happens...A beautiful, funny and sad story, told completely in verse.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Mistress of the Art of Death

    • Mistress Of The Art Of Death 1
    • By: Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    In Cambridge a child has been hideously murdered and other children have disappeared. The Jews, made scapegoats by the all-powerful Christian clergy, have been forced to retreat into the castle to avoid slaughter by angry townspeople. Henry, King of England, is displeased. The Jews provide a large part of his revenue and therefore the real killer must be found, and quickly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Mystery

    • By Beverley on 18-08-11

    Regular price: £24.09

    • The Fingerprint

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicide. Frank Abbott’s vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field’s hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan’s study at night to ask him a question, and finds him stone cold with a revolver by his hand. An obvious suicide, it seems, but Inspector Abbott is not so sure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Miss Silver listen

    • By Jean the Bean on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £14.79

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