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A Ransom for Two Roses Audiobook

A Ransom for Two Roses: The Frankie Ransom Series, Book 1

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A Ransom for Two Roses is the first full-length novel in the Frankie Ransom Series.

Detective Inspector Frankie Ransom prides herself on being third generation Met - her father was head of the old Flying Squad, her grandfather retired as deputy head of CID at Scotland Yard - but suspects the Force she loves has long since fallen out of love with her.

Her life has been spinning out of control for a long time and any day soon expects to be given an offer she can't afford to refuse; a choice of any job in the Met she doesn't really want.

Then in the early hours of a cold November morning she is called to the penthouse suite of a luxury West End hotel where the naked body of a woman has been discovered. Although she doesn't know it at the time her life is about to change forever in ways she simply couldn't have imagined days, or even hours before.

At first she suspects, and then she discovers with horrifying clarity that she has stumbled into somebody else's worst nightmare. Overnight she must question all her old loyalties.

What do you do when you wake up one morning and you don't know who you can trust? Nothing in Frankie's life has prepared her for her trial by fire and the terrifying ordeal that awaits her.

©2013 James P. Coldham writing as JAMES PHILIP (P)2016 James P. Coldham writing as JAMES PHILIP

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    Claire United States 04-27-16
    Claire United States 04-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to A Ransom for Two Roses the most enjoyable?

    I thought that Lesley did an amazing job with all of the varied characters in the book. Her voice was so versatile and really made the author's characters come to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the fact that the main character, Frankie, was flawed. She made some stupid judgement calls, but that's life. We all do that from time to time, so it made her real.


    What does Lesley Parkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lesley really brought the characters to life. The range of voices and accents was brilliant, and she has an easy quality about her voice. I will look for other books that she has narrated, and will certainly follow the rest of this series. I'm looking forward to the next book, The Plains of Waterloo.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, the ending was not expected. I don't want to give it away, but I didn't see that coming.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the match between the author and narrator was a great choice, and really want to listen to the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 03-02-16
    Donna 03-02-16
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    "No editors on hand to rescue this book"

    My favorite genre - a British Isles detrctive book - disolves into 10 % mystery with 90% adolescent PMS littering the halls of senior homicide detection. Truly, the hysterical confusion of our lead cop, Frankie, is the only story told :-) This could have been a fine book... send the author out for coffee and let his subsequent books in this series be rewritten.

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