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    • The Corpse at the Crystal Palace

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 23
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it - bringing her cousins, her three-year-old twins, her step-daughter Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies room and fails to return. When Daisy goes to look for her, she doesn't find her nanny but instead the body of another woman dressed in a nanny's uniform.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Anthem for Doomed Youth

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the Spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest outside of London - each shot through the heart and bearing no identification. DCI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, the lead detective, is immediately given two urgent orders by his supervisor at the Yard: solve the murders quickly and keep his wife, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, away from the case! Thankfully, Daisy's off visiting their daughter at school. But when a teacher is found dead, Daisy is once again in the thick of it.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dreadful

    • By Mrs. J. Bretherton on 27-01-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Case of the Murdered Muckraker

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In late 1923, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, come to America for a honeymoon visit. In the midst of a pleasure trip, however, both work in a bit of business - Alec travels to Washington, DC, to consult with the US government, Daisy to New York to meet with her American magazine editor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Caroline Adams on 29-10-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Villains Collection

    • The Villains Series
    • By: Serena Valentino
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection includes all three books in Serena Valentino's Villains trilogy: Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen, The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince, and Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch.

    Regular price: £19.19

    • The Other Side of the Wall

    • By: Andrea Mara
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Sylvia looks out her bedroom window at night and sees a child face down in the pond next door, she races into her neighbor's garden. But the pond is empty, and no one is answering the door. Wondering if night feeds and sleep deprivation are getting to her, she hurriedly retreats. Then Sylvia's little daughter wakes one night, screaming that there's a man in her room. This is followed by a series of bizarre disturbances in the house. Sylvia's husband insists it's all in her mind, but she is certain it's not - there's something very wrong on the other side of the wall. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Superfluous Women

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In England in the late 1920s, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. Daisy and her husband Alec - Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard - go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy’s friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked, no key to be found. Alec offers to pick the lock, but when he opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine but the stench of a long-dead body.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • why this narrator?

    • By glassophile on 25-04-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Heirs of the Body

    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In the late 1920s in England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar - i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn 50, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to find out who would be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, who advertises Empire-wide, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his fiftieth birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs - with Daisy and the rest of the family - to Fairacres, the family estate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Jackie Davies on 11-03-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Black Ship

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In September 1925, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher inherits a large house on the outskirts of London from a recently deceased great-uncle. Fortunately so, as he and his wife, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, are the recent proud parents of twins, and their house is practically bursting at the seams. Though in need of a bit of work, this new, larger house seems a godsend - set in a small circle of houses, with Hampstead Heath nearby, the setting is idyllic. Idyllic, that is until a dead body shows up half-hidden under the bushes of the communal garden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favourite audio book.

    • By G. Faye Page on 10-01-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Sheer Folly

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator, Lady Lucy Gerald, head off for several days to a stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of architectural follies, they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband and young twins behind, Daisy is expecting a productive weekend at Appsworth Hall, with the only potential difficulty being keeping Lucy from offending the current owner, a manufacturer of plumbing products. Alas, it's not to be quite so simple.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sheer Folly

    • By Jill Goodman on 27-12-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Die Laughing

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    One morning in April 1924, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher finds herself in a most unenviable position. Despite her best attempts to elude the inevitable, she must face her darkest fears and with all the strength and courage she can muster, must confront the one person she has tried hardest to avoid - the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she finds the waiting room deserted and adjoining examination room locked, with no hint of either Dr. Talmadge or his nurse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these books!

    • By Anonymous User on 12-10-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Mistress of All Evil

    • A Tale of the Dark Fairy (Villains, Book 4)
    • By: Serena Valentino
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. Always the maiden finds out she is a princess - a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. 

    Regular price: £16.69

    • Maleficent

    • By: Disney Press, Elizabeth Rudnick - adaptor
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maleficent was a different sort of faerie. For one thing, she was raised by all the Fair Folk after her parents were killed. For another, she believed there had to be some good in everyone, even humans. Happy and spirited, Maleficent was beloved by all who knew her. That is, until she experienced the ultimate betrayal by a trusted friend. Enraged and embarking on a quest for vengeance, Maleficent must forge her own path in the world to make sense of it all. And while she learns to harness her great powers, the forces against her only grow stronger.

    Regular price: £12.49

    • Gone West

    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In September 1926, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives and would-be suitors living off the hospitality of Humphrey Birtwhistle, who had been supporting them through his thrice-yearly, pseudonymous Westerns. When he took ill, though, Sybil took over writing them while he recovered, only to see the sales increase. Now, she fears that someone in the household is poisoning Birtwhistle to keep him ill and Sybil writing the better-paying versions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good listen.

    • By sue glason on 12-02-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • A Mourning Wedding

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher seem to get a reprieve from their sleuthing duties when they are invited to the wedding of their friend, Lucy Fotheringay. Lucy's grandfather is hosting the ceremony at his beautiful estate and so it promises to be a typical affair with hordes of gossipy aunts and other colorful, but not necessarily pleasant, relatives. Daisy meets all these characters and observes the ensuing familial fraternization with a certain kind of amusing nonchalance.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Regret this purchase

    • By sarah on 13-01-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Irish Inheritance

    • Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: M. J. Lee
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    July 8, 1921. Ireland. A British Officer is shot dead on a remote hillside south of Dublin. November 22, 2015. United Kingdom. Former police detective Jayne Sinclair, now working as a genealogical investigator, receives a phone call from an adopted American billionaire asking her to discover the identity of his real father. How are the two events linked? Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book, and an old photograph.

    Regular price: £25.79

    • The Wrong Girl

    • 1st Freak House Series, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story if you can ignore naration

    • By KayJay on 15-07-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Mother Knows Best

    • A Tale of the Old Witch (Villains, Book 5)
    • By: Serena Valentino
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch. And yet this is only half the story. What of the old witch, Mother Gothel?

    Regular price: £14.19

    • Mistletoe and Murder

    • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In December 1923, the formidable Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple has decided that for Christmas the family will all gather at Brockdene in Cornwall at the invitation of Lord Westmoor. Her daughter - Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher - is somewhat less than pleased but yields to the demands of her mother, especially as she'll be there just before the holidays working on another article for Town and Country about the estate itself. But the family gathering quickly goes awry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally good performance of an enjoyable story

    • By Seonaid on 24-03-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City

    • The Police and the Public
    • By: David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook presents a fundamental reinterpretation of changes to crime control in the age of the new police. It breaks new ground by providing a highly detailed, empirical analysis of everyday crime control in Victorian provincial cities - revealing the tremendous activity that ordinary people displayed in responding to crime - alongside a rich survey of police organization and policing in practice. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Gunpowder Plot

    • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
    • By: Carola Dunn
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend's house to witness the estate's famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for. The home is the site of some severe family tension. The Viscount and head of the family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone - especially his children - meet his own unreasonable expectations. On the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the Viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a delight but 1 annoying mispronunciation

    • By Firemad on 07-11-18

    Regular price: £22.99

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