Superintendent William Meredith
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  • 1
    The Cornish Coast Murder | John Bude

    The Cornish Coast Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Bude
    • Narrated By Ben Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (45)
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    The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, an ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the lack of clues.

    Good old fashioned story

    Nice old fashioned and enjoyable. I like the way the characters build, almost an old Miss Marple.

    Reviewed on 20 May 2016 by Mrs. Cullen (London)
  • 2
    The Lake District Murder | John Bude

    The Lake District Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Bude
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (67)
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    Luke flung the light of his torch full onto the face of the immobile figure. Then he had the shock of his life. The man had no face! Where his face should have been was a sort of inhuman, uniform blank! When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country?

    Interesting reminder of life in the recent past!

    The slightly-old-fashioned language, the illustrations of everyday life in the 1930's, the meticulous police procedure and an interesting mystery

    Reviewed on 24 March 2016 by Ian Smith ()
  • 3
    The Sussex Downs Murder | John Bude

    The Sussex Downs Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Bude
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    "Already it looked as if the police were up against a carefully planned and cleverly executed murder, and, what was more, a murder without a corpse!” Two brothers, John and William Rother, live together at Chalklands Farm in the beautiful Sussex Downs. Their peaceful rural life is shattered when John Rother disappears and his abandoned car is found. Has he been kidnapped? Or is his disappearance more sinister - connected, perhaps, to his growing rather too friendly with his brother's wife?

    A enjoyable (and to me, unknown) classic

    This is an early classic mystery, from the days when a detective story was above all an intellectual puzzle. The detective is gentle and well-drawn, w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 July 2016 by Kl Love (Wassenaar Netherlands)
  • 4
    Death on the Riviera | John Bude

    Death on the Riviera

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Bude
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (24)
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    (22)
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    When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon, an amiable policeman from Nice, Meredith must trace the whereabouts of Chalky Cobbett, crook and forger.

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  • 5
    The Cheltenham Square Murder | John Bude

    The Cheltenham Square Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Bude
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    (27)
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    In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its 10 houses. One summer's evening the square's rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden and unusual death - an arrow to the head, shot through an open window at no. 6. Unfortunately for the murderer, an invitation to visit had just been sent by the crime writer Aldous Barnet, staying with his sister at no. 8, to his friend Superintendent Meredith.

    What a wonderful tale he spins

    This is the fifth book I have listened to by this author and not one of them has been a disappointment, I really do like the narrator, he should get t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2017 by Christine (Leatherhead, United Kingdom)