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  • The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths

    The Chalk Pit

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (140)
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    (130)
    Story
    (127)

    Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich. Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one's sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent - a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation.

  • The Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths

    The Crossing Places

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1860)
    Performance
    (1647)
    Story
    (1643)

    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • The Janus Stone | Elly Griffiths

    The Janus Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (604)
    Story
    (608)

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

  • The House at Sea's End | Elly Griffiths

    The House at Sea's End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (417)

    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

  • A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4 | Elly Griffiths

    A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (440)

    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

  • The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9 | Elly Griffiths

    The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (7)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

  • The Woman in Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8 | Elly Griffiths

    The Woman in Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (206)
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    (181)
    Story
    (179)

    The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr. Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend, Cathbad, is housesitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue.

  • In the Teeth of the Evidence: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14 | Dorothy L Sayers

    In the Teeth of the Evidence: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body.... An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer.

  • Striding Folly: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 15 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Striding Folly: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    Three of Lord Peter Wimsey's most baffling cases demonstrate his unique detection skills at their most spectacular. The engima of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an indignant child accused of theft; a dream about a game of chess that uncovers the true story behind a violent death. Each of the stories introduces a different side of the twentieth century's most ingenious detective hero.

  • Murder Must Advertise: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 10 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Murder Must Advertise: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. In his tenth appearance, he takes a job as an advertising copywriter to expose a ruthless killer. Victor Dean fell to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, but no one seems to be sorry. Until an inquisitive new copywriter joins the firm and asks some awkward questions....

  • Busman's Honeymoon: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 13 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Busman's Honeymoon: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    (6)
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    (6)
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    They plan to have a quiet country honeymoon. Then Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, Harriet Vane, find the previous owner's body in the cellar. Set in a country village seething with secrets and snobbery, this is Dorothy L. Sayers' last full-length detective novel. Variously described as a love story with detective interruptions and a detective story with romantic interruptions, it lives up to both descriptions with style.

  • One Summer in Venice | Nicky Pellegrino

    One Summer in Venice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nicky Pellegrino
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    This isn't a mid-life crisis OK? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. How difficult can it be? They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones. It's still the beginning so how can I know?' Addolorata Martinelli knows she should be happy.

  • Gaudy Night: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 12 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Gaudy Night: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    (15)
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    (15)
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    (15)

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The twelfth book featuring Lord Peter (the third novel to feature Harriet Vane) is set in an Oxford women's college. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back.

  • The Documents in the Case | Dorothy L Sayers,Robert Eustace

    The Documents in the Case

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers, Robert Eustace
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    The best of the golden-age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. But in this thrilling murder story, she tells her story instead through the letters of the victim and the suspects. The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets.

  • The Nine Tailors: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11 | Dorothy L Sayers

    The Nine Tailors: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    (8)
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    (8)
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    (8)

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The 11th book featuring Lord Peter, set in a country church, is often named as the best detective story ever written. When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there.

  • Unnatural Death: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 3 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Unnatural Death: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (3)

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His third appearance is a story of murder in a most respectable seaside resort. 'No sign of foul play,' says Dr Carr after the post-mortem on Agatha Dawson. The case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied . . .With no clues to work on, he begins his own investigation.

  • Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 8 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. In his eighth appearance (and the second book featuring Harriet Vane), he solves a murder on a deserted English beach. With an introduction by Elizabeth George. A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear...

  • A Notebook on William Shakespeare | Edith Sitwell

    A Notebook on William Shakespeare

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Edith Sitwell
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    (1)
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    (0)
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    (1)

    This book may be described as Dame Edith Sitwell's personal notebook. It consists of essays on the subject of the general aspect of the plays-those great hymns to the principle and the glory of life, in which there are the same differences in nature, in matter, in light, in darkness, in movement, that we find in the universe, and in which the characters are so vast they seem each an element (Water, Hamlet; Air, Romeo and Juliet; Fire, King Lear) and which yet bear the stamp of our common humanity...

  • The Morville Year | Katherine Swift

    The Morville Year

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Katherine Swift
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (5)
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    (5)
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    In 1988 Katherine Swift arrived at the Dower House at Morville to create a garden of her own. This beautifully written, utterly absorbing book is the history of the many people who have lived in the same Shropshire house, tending the same soil, passing down stories over the generations. Spanning thousands of years, The Morville Year takes the form of a medieval Book of Hours. It is a meditative journey through the seasons, but also a journey of self-exploration. It is a book about finding one's place and putting down roots.

  • Whose Body?: Lord Peter Wimsey: Book 1 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Whose Body?: Lord Peter Wimsey: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    (7)
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    (7)
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    It was the body of a tall stout man. On his dead face, a handsome pair of gold pince-nez mocked death with grotesque elegance. The body wore nothing else.Lord Peter Wimsey knew immediately what the corpse was supposed to be. His problem was to find out whose body had found its way into Mr Alfred Thipps' Battersea bathroom.

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