The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?
Murder anonymous: solve another case with the Nameless Detective.
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This is a simple detective story, a throw back to simpler times. No guns, no deaths, no real suspense, just a pretty straight forward mystery, not pretending to be more.
I did not like this book very much all. It started out good however if they came so obvious as to who did it and how it was done so early on dead it made the book not even worth listening to. I did finish listening to it however but did not enjoy it.
Good example of the genre with interesting characters, a complex plot and an unpredictable plot twist. Worth the investment in time.
The plot was decent, but the dialog seemed contrived and wordy. Maybe that's topical for pure mysteries, and it's just not a genre I enjoy.
After several attempts, I finally finished this. It was... "OK," hence the 3 stars. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't particularly thrilling. There was one "thrill" scene, but it jumped in so abruptly that it was incongruent with the rest of the pace of the story.
Hmmmm... "OK, I finally checked this off my to-do list."
Read with more passion. Now, how that would be possible in a detective story about a bookseller and a bookthief, I don't really know.
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I'm always on the search for engaging, intelligent books & authors who give me a story I can relate to. Through Audible I'm finding a lot! When I'm not reading or listening, I'm writing, cooking, traveling or working on my house or in the yard. Politics is also central in my life; I feel it's important to be aware of what's going on and give voice to protecting all that we value & hold dear.
Breath of Fresh Air
I believe there was no charge for this audio book - not sure why but thanks very much; it was a great surprise for this wonderful gift.
Its refreshing to come across an author who really knows how to write- the sentences are creatively and beautifully structured - there is intelligence behind this work which I really appreciated.
You get a glimpse into the mans thinking process as if you are right there with him.
The narrator was brilliant - a joy to the ears.
Not sure when this book was written but if recently then I would have installed secret cameras to catch the thief.
I want to read more by this author and hear more by this narrator ...thank you both!
Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.
It was just ok. There was a good set up and and good flow but a completely mediocre ending. I was just excepting a better ending with the storyline and all. Oh well!
I was looking for cheap listens and this fit the bill. Quite short but amusing and I do keep listening for clues to his name, even though I know I won't get one.
Great book really enjoyed it listened to it on a recent journey it made the miles fly by. World class
"Probably one of the best freebies"
This is a rather good short audiobook, which is set in an antiquarian bookstore. The owner of the store employs a private investigator to work undercover and solve the mystery of how rare books and maps are being stolen. It’s an excellent freebie; great when you want a short listen or have a few minutes to spare.
This book was boring as it is a short story you would expect it to be a bit fast paced, but at the half way point we still handt got anywhere, i gave up it is not captivating or intriguing
Another short story, but right up there with my fav listens...
Quite a good 'who done it' type story.
A good performance
"I Know it was free but...."
I'm probably being churlish, I downloaded this because A- it was Free and B because I had heard good things about the Nameless Detective series but boy was this a major diasppointment. The story was fine, a bit dated but not dated enough to be classic, but the narrator was really dull, it sounded as if he knew it was a free download and thought he probably shouldn't bother making an effort. His voice was just mono- tone, even when doing other characters. I fell asleep twice on different attempts to listen so just as well I wasn't driving!
I feel a good story spoiled by dull narration.
"nick sullivan does a good job of reading"
yes have listened several times, it is a good twist to a detective story
the answer to the puzzle as in all good mystery tales
no haven't found this author or reader before but will look out for them
truth will out
"Good decent story."
This was a freebie story and I like it. Its told very well and a decent story specially as it was free.
I was cooking a batch of scones the other day and wanted to listen to a short story whilst doing so. Found 'The Bookmaker' in my library and found it most enjoyable. I sometimes find the American reader a little "abrasive" but Nick Sullivan read in a style most apt for reading, as a private tec, who had seen and done it all and was mulling over things whilst enjoying a beer with a few minutes to spare.
If you want to put your foot into the crime investigation world of books, this is where to begin. You might not want to consign yourself to 16 hours of dark fear straight away.This short story is well constructed to tease your thoughts. It is long enough to add bones to a mystery. It is a fun listen with good turns of phrase. You can solve the crime yourself if you pay attention.
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