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  • Manna from Hades: The Cornish Mysteries, Book 1 | Carola Dunn

    Manna from Hades: The Cornish Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Eleanor Trewynn is a widow of some years living in Port Mabyn, a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. In her younger days, she traveled the exotic parts of the world with her husband. These days, she's retired and founded the local charity shop. Her niece, Megan Pencarrow, transferred nearby and was recently promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant.

    Paul and Courtney says: "Fun Mystery, 10 minutes too long though"
  • Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?: A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 1 | G. M. Ford

    Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?: A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By G. M. Ford
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    When an old gangster friend of Leo’s father makes a request he “can’t refuse”, Leo and his band of drunks delve into the world of environmental politics in search of Caroline Nobel - a spoiled brat without the sense God gave a gopher. With the help of “the Boys” - a group of aging winos who are his modern-day “Baker Street Irregulars” - Leo fights Native American tribal politics, industrial pollution, and psychotic grannies to fulfill his obligation to a friend.

    Sugarpucker says: "Enjoyable PI fare"
  • Wine of Violence: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 1 | Priscilla Royal

    Wine of Violence: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Late summer, 1270. Although the Simon de Montfort rebellion is over, the smell of death still hangs over the land. In the small priory of Tyndal, the monks and nuns of the Order of Fontevraud long for a return to routine. Their hopes are dashed, however, when the young and inexperienced Eleanor of Wynethorpe is appointed their new prioress. Only a day after her arrival, a brutally murdered monk is found in the cloister gardens, and Brother Thomas, a young priest with a troubled past, arrives to bring her a more personal grief.

    Joyce Eriksen says: "Weak , bland, boring"
  • Buried in the Country | Carola Dunn

    Buried in the Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel. Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security.

    Ms Peach says: "Very slow"
  • Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Novel, Book 1 | Susan Elia MacNeal

    Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susan Elia MacNeal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    London, 1940: Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined....

    Katherine says: "Lovely"
  • The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, Book 2 | Fiona Buckley

    The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    In To Shield the Queen, we were introduced to Ursula Blanchard, lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and one of the most entrancing mystery heroines to come along in many a season. Having once saved the Virgin Queen from political disaster, now young Ursula faces an even greater challenge. Some of her old acquaintances may be plotting to overthrow Elizabeth in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the re-establishment of the Catholic faith.

    Wadie says: "Always entertaining"
  • Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery | M. C. Beaton

    Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. This year Agatha is sure that if she invites James to a splendid Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. But that fantasy will have to wait for now.

    Amazon Customer says: "Bring back Penelope Keith "
  • Justice for the Damned: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 4 | Priscilla Royal

    Justice for the Damned: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    It is May 1272, and Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal, recovering from a near-fatal winter fever, journeys to Amesbury Priory to visit her aunt in time for the Feast of Saint Melor. Although Eleanor hopes to regain her strength in the midst of pleasant childhood memories, death reveals a most troublesome fondness for her company. A ghost now haunts Amesbury. Is it perhaps the spirit of a pregnant woman who drowned herself in the River Avon? But soon the specter turns murderous.

  • The Valley of the Shadow: A Cornish Mystery | Carola Dunn

    The Valley of the Shadow: A Cornish Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    While out on a walk, Eleanor Trewynn, her niece Megan, and her neighbor Nick spot a young, half-drowned Indian man floating in the water. Delirious and concussed, he utters a cryptic message about his family being trapped in a cave and his mother dying. The young man, unconscious and unable to help, is whisked away to a hospital while a desperate effort is mounted to find the missing family in time.

  • A Colourful Death: A Cornish Mystery | Carola Dunn

    A Colourful Death: A Cornish Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to the small village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Neither frail nor retiring, after a lifetime of traveling the world, she's ready for an uneventful life with her dog and friends in this quiet town. Unfortunately, excitement seems to happen around her. Her friend and neighbor, artist Nick Gresham, returns from a trip only to find several of his paintings slashed, reportedly by rival local artist Geoffrey Clarke.

    sslarigo says: "Flat and obvious murder mystery"
  • A Spoonful of Poison: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 19 | M. C. Beaton

    A Spoonful of Poison: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that now all she wants is some R&R. But as soon as she cuts back her hours, Agatha remembers that when she has too much quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete, especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, happens to be a gorgeous widower.

    John says: "Wanda McCaddon is NOT Penelope Keith.!!"
  • Covenant with Hell: A Medieval Mystery, Book 10 | Priscilla Royal

    Covenant with Hell: A Medieval Mystery, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    In the spring of 1277, Prioress Eleanor goes on a pilgrimage to a famous East Anglian shrine. There are rumors that King Edward may also visit the shrine soon to seek God's blessing for his invasion of Wales. Lurking in this sacred place, however, is an assassin hoping to murder a king. Soon after Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas arrive, a nun falls to her death from the priory bell tower. Brother Thomas finds the body, and the pair quickly grasp that this nun's death was not an accident.

  • Overture to Death: A Roderick Alleyn Mystery | Ngaio Marsh

    Overture to Death: A Roderick Alleyn Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people—among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others’ lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman—and may soon stage a repeat performance.

  • The Sanctity of Hate: A Medieval Mystery | Priscilla Royal

    The Sanctity of Hate: A Medieval Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The summer of 1276 at Tyndal Priory is peaceful - until Kenelm’s corpse is found floating in the millpond. When Brother Thomas concludes that the murder occurred on priory grounds, Prioress Eleanor and Crowner Ralf swiftly agree to help each other solve the crime. The murder victim, a newcomer, was disliked in Tyndal village, and no one there wants one of their own hanged for the deed. Fingers quickly point to a Jewish family, refugees under the relocation provisions of King Edward’s Statute of Jewry. As riots loom and threats mount against the family, Eleanor and Ralf have little time before popular opinion rules the murder solved.

  • Valley of Dry Bones: A Medieval Mystery | Priscilla Royal

    Valley of Dry Bones: A Medieval Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    In the late summer of 1274, King Edward has finally been anointed England’s ruler, and his queen contemplates a pilgrimage in gratitude for their safe return from Outremer, a journey that will include a stay at Tyndal Priory. Envoys are sent to confirm that everything will be suitable for the king’s wife, and Prioress Eleanor nervously awaits them, knowing that regal visits bring along expense and honor. The cost is higher than expected, however, when Death arrives as the emissary.

  • A Killing Season: A Medieval Mystery | Priscilla Royal

    A Killing Season: A Medieval Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Baron Herbert’s return from crusade should have been a joyous occasion. Instead, he grows increasingly morose, withdraws from his family, and refuses to share his wife’s bed. When his sons begin to die in strange accidents, some ask whether Herbert harbors a dark sin for which God has cursed him. Or perhaps there is a malign presence at this stormblasted castle, oddly named Doux et Dur.

    Computercop says: "Romance?"
  • The Death of Lucy Kyte | Nicola Upson

    The Death of Lucy Kyte

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nicola Upson
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    When Josephine Tey unexpectedly inherits Red Barn Cottage from her estranged godmother, the will stipulates that she must personally claim the house in the Suffolk countryside. But Josephine is not the only benefactor; a woman named Lucy Kyte is also in Hester's will. Sorting through the artifacts of her godmother's life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous death committed on the cottage's grounds a century before.

    Kay says: "More to this book than described."
  • Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Mysteries, Book 4 | Nicola Upson

    Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nicola Upson
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Summer, 1936: Josephine Tey joins her friends in the resort village of Portmeirion to celebrate her fortieth birthday. Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are there to sign a deal to film Josephine's novel, A Shilling for Candles, and Alfred Hitchcock has one or two tricks up his sleeve to keep the holiday party entertained-and expose their deepest fears. But things get out of hand when one of Hollywood's leading actresses is brutally slashed to death in a cemetery near the village.

    S says: "Gruesome"
  • Land of Shadows: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 12 | Priscilla Royal

    Land of Shadows: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Priscilla Royal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    In March 1279, Edward I takes a break from hammering the Welsh and bearing down on England's Jews to vacation in Gloucestershire. The royal party breaks the journey at Woodstock Manor. There, one life begins as the queen gives birth to a daughter, and one draws to an end as apoplexy fells Baron Adam Wynethorpe. Hastening to the baron's deathbed is his eldest son, Hugh, a veteran of Edward's Crusades who can't shake off the battle horrors he has witnessed.

    barbara says: "One of her best"
  • Tied Up in Tinsel: A Roderick Alleyn Mystery | Ngaio Marsh

    Tied Up in Tinsel: A Roderick Alleyn Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Holed up at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the man's portrait and, while she's there, view the Druid Christmas pageant. Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities, until one of the pageant's players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night

    C. Telfair says: "Classy Classic"
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