Inspector Hemingway

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 269 ratings

No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1 Summary

The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

The inspector is sorely tried by a wide variety of suspects, including the neglected widow, the neighbour who's in love with her, her resentful daughter, and a patently phony Russian prince preying on the widow's emotional vulnerability and social aspirations. And then there's the blackmail plot that may – or may not – be at the heart of the case....

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  • Book 1

    • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoilt the book

    • By Mrs on 31-10-15

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 2

    • Envious Casca: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 2

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colourful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet the ultimate in 'Locked Door' murder

    • By Carôle on 30-12-14

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 3

    • Duplicate Death: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 3

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him when a seemingly civilised game of Duplicate Bridge leads to a double murder. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Things become even more complicated when the fiancée of the inspector's young friend, Timothy Kane, becomes Hemingway's prime suspect. Kane is determined to prove the lady's innocence – but when he begins digging into her past, he finds it's more than a little bit shady.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful plot ruined by an illiterate narrator.

    • By Hannah on 22-06-15

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 4

    • Detection Unlimited

    • Inspector Hemingway series, Book 4
    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his head. Everybody in the village is ready to tell Chief Inspector Hemingway who did it. Could the murderer have been the dead man's niece? Or perhaps it was the other town solicitor? The couple at the farm had a guilty secret - what was it? And why is it someone else actually wants to be the prime suspect? Add to this the fact that Warrenby was blackmailing someone, and Hemingway has his work cut out for him.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful narration

    • By A.C.B. on 01-06-15

    Regular price: £24.49