Inspector Ramsay

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 288 ratings

A Lesson in Dying Summary

Who hanged the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Hallowe'en party? Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn.

Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster's enigmatic wife, but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence. With the help of his restless, enthusiastic daughter, Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn and uncovers a cesspit - of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness.

©1990 Ann Cleeves (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • A Lesson in Dying

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Who hanged the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Hallowe'en party? Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn. Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster's enigmatic wife, but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence. With the help of his restless, enthusiastic daughter, Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn, and uncovers a cesspit - of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't think I would like this book, but it surprised me.

    • By Flint on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £17.89

  • Book 2

    • Murder in My Backyard

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    No one in Heppleburn has a bad word to say about Alice Parry. But here she is, murdered in her own backyard. And when detective Stephen Ramsay starts asking questions in the village, a more ambiguous picture begins to emerge. Yes, old Mrs Parry was loved by everyone, but sometimes her kindness had caused trouble. Yes, her two nephews were devoted to her, but they didn't really want her interfering in their personal lives.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So poor I couldn’t listen to it.

    • By judith gooding on 15-05-18

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 3

    A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
    
    
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    Killjoy
    
    
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    The Healers
    
    
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    The Baby Snatcher
    
    
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