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A Murder of Crows: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery | [P. F. Chisholm]

A Murder of Crows: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery

It’s September 1592, and the dark streets of London are full of people up to no good. The redoubtable Sergeant Dodd and that dashing Elizabethan gunslinger Sir Robert Carey are in London where Carey’s powerful father, Lord Henry Hunsdon, wants him to solve the mystery of a corpse that has washed up from the Thames River onto Her Majesty’s privy steps.
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It’s September 1592, and the dark streets of London are full of people up to no good. The redoubtable Sergeant Dodd and that dashing Elizabethan gunslinger Sir Robert Carey are in London where Carey’s powerful father, Lord Henry Hunsdon, wants him to solve the mystery of a corpse that has washed up from the Thames River onto Her Majesty’s privy steps. Meanwhile, Sergeant Dodd is plotting how to take suitable revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen’s Vice Chamberlain, Thomas Heneage. But no lawyer will sue against such a dangerous courtier—until a mysterious stranger offers help with suspicious eagerness. Now, Sergeant Dodd has to help Carey find the identity of the corpse and its murderer, while bringing a little taste of the Borders to his dealings with Heneage.

©2010 P. F. Chisholm (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“This fast-moving tale becomes a winner….A fun read for fans of Elizabethan mysteries.” (Library Journal)

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    Christine Ehren Saint Paul, MN 07-26-11
    Christine Ehren Saint Paul, MN 07-26-11 Member Since 2005

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    "Seems like a series but where are the other books?"

    The story is fun, the characters are the best part, and their relationships, to each other, to their families. They've clearly got a history. But where are the rest of these books? I finished this one, relishing picking up the next in the series (the title clearly indicated a series) but there's no more in the Audible library. Ack! Don't do this to me! I want to know what happens to these people next!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    G. Plude Middlefield, CT 07-09-10
    G. Plude Middlefield, CT 07-09-10 Member Since 2007

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    "Quite enjoyable"

    It was at first a little difficult to pick up the plot but the more I listened the more I enjoyed the characters, the setting, and the narration. You learn very quickly to speak "Dodd". I liked all the references to personages of the time period. I thought the story worked quite well and hope to see more available through Audible in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marie ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 10-25-13
    Marie ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Main Character Missing in Much of the Book"

    A Murder of Crows is an excellent book, and for the most part, I enjoyed listening to it. Sir Robert Carey and Sgt. Dodd are a believable duo. I was fascinated to learn that Robert Carey and his family, as well as all the bad guys, are all historical personages. My criticism is that about 2/3 of the way through, Carey departs for a mission and never reappears. Obviously this is a setup for another book but it happens too early in the story, considering it is "A Sir Robert Carey Mystery." Added to that, there are no more audio books available, though there are four additional paper volumes. I liked it enough I might continue reading the series

    Steven Crossley also narrates the Matthew Shardlake series set in same time period. He is one of my favorite narrators.

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    Sharon Shadbolt Tahuya, Washington 02-19-13
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    "This is just plain good."

    I wanted to stay up all night and listen to this. Combines story line with great humor. Really enjoyed it. Am looking forward to reading more by this author.

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    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 06-18-10
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    "I threw it away"

    I can work with a bad story, at least for a while. The accent the narrator gave Sergent Dodd may well have been accurate but it was awful to listen to. O took it for half and hour then threw the CDs away. I have no idea what the Dodd character said. It was impossible to understand.

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