Lord Darcy

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

Murder and Magic Summary

Murder and Magic is a collection of short stories by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy. First published in 1979, it has been reprinted many times since. The four stories here ("The Eyes Have It", "A Case of Identity", "The Muddle of the Woad", and "A Stretch of the Imagination") are set in an alternate world whose history diverged from our own during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart.

In a world where a magic-based technology has been developed in place of our own science, Lord Darcy combines his occult skills and brilliant deductions to bring criminals to the King's Justice.

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  • Book 1

    • Murder and Magic

    • Lord Darcy, Book 1
    • By: Randall Garrett
    • Narrated by: Victor Villar-Hauser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Murder and Magic is a collection of short stories by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy. First published in 1979, it has been reprinted many times since. The four stories here ("The Eyes Have It", "A Case of Identity", "The Muddle of the Woad", and "A Stretch of the Imagination") are set in an alternate world whose history diverged from our own during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wish I could be more positive

    • By Zander Nyrond on 31-07-13

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Too Many Magicians

    • Lord Darcy, Book 2
    • By: Randall Garrett
    • Narrated by: Victor Villar-Hauser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Garrett's detective, Lord Darcy, investigates a classic locked-room murder in an unconventional setting - a sorcerer's convention held in barely recognizable London. Gambling, espionage, and mind reading enter the solution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great stories but appalling narration

    • By Simontr on 01-11-16

    Regular price: £17.39

  • Book 3

    • Lord Darcy Investigates

    • Lord Darcy, Book 3
    • By: Randall Garrett
    • Narrated by: Victor Villar-Hauser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a collection of short stories featuring the alternate history detective Lord Darcy. The four included here ("A Matter of Gravity", "The Ipswich Phial", "The Sixteen Keys", and "The Napoli Express") were first published in the magazines Analog Science Fact & Fiction, Fantastic, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • dreadful narration

    • By Simontr on 01-11-16

    Regular price: £17.39

  • Book 4

    • Ten Little Wizards

    • Lord Darcy, Book 4
    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: S. George Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lord Darcy and Master Wizard Sean O. Lauchlainn return in this authorized sequel to the stories of Randall Garrett. In 1988, in an alternate universe in which the Plantagenets still rule Britain, France, and the New World, magic has displaced science.

    Regular price: £19.39