Expertly rendered ghost story thriller. I got burned out on ghost stories many years ago. However, this is not your typical ghost story. It is kind of a cross between a Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child novel and and an Ira Levin tale.
The writer kept the suspense going right up to an awesome finale. It is difficult for a writer to create this kind of suspense and pull off a finale that is not anti climatic but F. G. Cottam pulled it off.
It was evenly successful.
I am looking forward to listening to more books by this author. I am hoping Audible will offer all of his books in this genre.
Excellent narration, hilarious characters and an almost, if not quite, intriguing mystery. Still - any farce that features successfully the Prince of Wales, Coco Chanel, Georgie's cockney grandfather as supporting characters gets a star in my book. The "fashion show" was a hoot.
Rhys Bowen channels P. G. Wodehouse and Bram Stoker in a marvelous screwball mystery that still has me laughing. Even the brief book description accompanying this audiobook had me smiling. Great idea for an entry in the series and Bowen delivers.
Fascinating new series: The author uses his own experiences to craft a compelling story of a conflicted German officer serving in Yugoslavia during the height of Axis power. My only complaint is the lack of interesting female characters. The one major female character is dead! I plan to purchase the next audiobook in the series, anyway.
I am a fan of historical mysteries. This is the best one that I have read. David Morrell intensively researched his subject. Scrupulous research combined with fascinating storytelling triumphs here. Fast paced too - never a dull moment. I will definitely buy the next in the series soon. What a great new series!!
Many of the novels in this series are excellent. This one may be the author's best. John D. MacDonald had a unique and very colorful view of life. A raving individualist and environmentalist, he was also a master storyteller.
This is my fifth novel by Barbara Cleverly. Impeccable research combined with a riveting thriller leave the reader anxious for the next installment.
All that is needed is for Audible to add the Kashmiri Rose-first in the series. Highly recommended for Charles Todd fans,
I had been looking for an author similar to Charles Todd. Many that I tried had a heavy romance aspect which is not my thing. Others were historically inaccurate, didn't ring true, or were boring. Barbara Cleverly is a spellbinding storyteller. Her grasp of time and place is assured and accurate. The Damascened Blade is highly recommended - a fabulous tale.
This is one of the best police procedurals that I have read in a while. Good narrator whose voice was well suited to the story. The author (a former policeman) deals honestly with a difficult subject and manages to tell a great story.
Wonderful addition to the series by a master storyteller. MacDonald does not just spin a great tale, he has a unique world view. The fearful need not enter...
One of year's best,
Author created unforgettable characters in a magnificent story. Highly recommended.
Excellent job by narrator.
Yes!! Very moving: However there were some truly hilarious moments.
I loved this book!
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