We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Victim in Victoria Station: A Dorothy Martin Mystery | [Jeanne M. Dams]

The Victim in Victoria Station: A Dorothy Martin Mystery

Dorothy Martin's husband, a local police inspector, is out of town. On a trip to London for a doctor's appointment, Dorothy talks to a young man who, by the time the train reaches Victoria Station, is very dead. No one seems to think anything is amiss and the man who told her he was a doctor and would take care of everything seems to have done just that. The body has disappeared. Dorothy has a mystery on her hands and, with her husband in Zimbabwe, there's nothing to do but begin an investigation.
Regular Price:$21.27
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Dorothy Martin's husband, a local police inspector, is out of town. On a trip to London for a doctor's appointment, Dorothy talks to a young man who, by the time the train reaches Victoria Station, is very dead. No one seems to think anything is amiss and the man who told her he was a doctor and would take care of everything seems to have done just that. The body has disappeared. Dorothy has a mystery on her hands and, with her husband in Zimbabwe, there's nothing to do but begin an investigation. She insinuates herself onto the staff of a computer software company and discovers not only a surprising killer but the lengths to which someone might go for the sake of a dream.

©1999 Jeanne M. Dams; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Nicely paced, inventively plotted, and full of surprises." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (42 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (20)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.9 (15 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.4 (16 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Linda 03-29-13
    Linda 03-29-13 Member Since 2012

    snowbyrd13

    HELPFUL VOTES
    75
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    114
    89
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    64
    19
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining, Easy Listen"

    For relaxing listening "cozy" mysteries are my favorites. The characters must appeal to me, the story must move along at a slightly brisk (though not break neck) speed, and there must be enough plot twists to hold my interest. This book met all my requirements. I had a thoroughly good time listening to it.
    Narrator Kate Reading is excellent. I like the tone of her voice, and her diction is clear. She adds interest and energy to the story.
    The only thing I slightly disliked was that the main character, Dorothy Martin, is an "amateur" sleuth who puts herself into a potentially dangerous situation to solve the crime. However, this is fiction, and all in good fun. I liked Dorothy so much I was only mildly bothered by her boldness.
    There are more books in this series available on Audible and I expect I will listen to all of them.
    This is not a "thriller". It does not include graphic violence or sex. If you enjoy English "cozies", this book is a good choice.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 10-03-10
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 10-03-10 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3958
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    757
    720
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    670
    11
    Overall
    "The Victim in Victoria Station"

    This is my first book by Jeanne M. Dams and I enjoyed it. Dorothy Martin is an American ex-pat in England married to a retired British police inspector. In this book she solves a murder and software pirating at a London office of a Palo Alto company. Lots of descriptions of London and nearby towns. Also some description of the different accents such as America, British and Canadian. This is a short fast pace story that left me feeling relaxed and happy. I had recently finished a book that left me exhausted and down so this was a nice change of pace. Sort of an old fashion British murder mystery book. Kate Reading did a great job narrating the story.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    abbyk 05-16-12
    abbyk 05-16-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dorothy Martin Does It Again"
    If you could sum up The Victim in Victoria Station in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining light mystery


    What did you like best about this story?

    A good mystery but no violence to speak of. Every one was quite civilized--even the murderer. (Especially the murderer)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Dorothy and friends were prowling around the offices where she was a fake receptionist to find evidence to accuse a murderer


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Typical "cottage" type English mystery except the heroine is American by birth and this took place in London. Have enjoyed her other books very much which on the whole I liked better.
    Character development was a bit weak in some instances.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.