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  • 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
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    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.

    Sara says: "An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh"
  • 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
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    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.

    Sara says: "Return to Salt Marsh & Mysterious Archeology"
  • 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
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    (443)
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    (394)
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    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.

    Sara says: "A Shaky Series Installment"
  • 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
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    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.

    karen says: "Changing, evolving, genre...."
  • 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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    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 Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5 | Dorothy L Sayers

    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a wooden doll...But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general's heirs, both members of the Bellona Club, is lying? 'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' Ruth Rendell

  • 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
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    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
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    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.

    Elaine says: "Great atmosphere of ecclesiastical odd stuff "
  • 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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    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.

    Phyllis says: "Run to the end of the story"
  • 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
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    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...

  • 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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    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.

  • Clouds of Witness: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Clouds of Witness: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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 second appearance is a thrilling quest to save his own brother - the Duke of Denver - from the hangman. The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair.

  • One Summer in Venice | Nicky Pellegrino

    One Summer in Venice

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

  • Burnt Shadows | Kamila Shamsie

    Burnt Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kamila Shamsie
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    In a prison cell in the US, a man stands trembling, naked, fearfully waiting to be shipped to Guant√°namo Bay. How did it come to this? he wonders.... August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka takes in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. Wrapped in a kimono with three black cranes swooping across the back, she is twenty-one and in love with the man she is to marry. In a split second, the world turns white.

  • 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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    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.

    Ross Macdonald says: "excellent book"
  • The Secrets Women Keep | Fanny Blake

    The Secrets Women Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Fanny Blake
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    Rose waits for her family to arrive at their villa in Tuscany when a casual glance at her husband's phone tips her world upside down. The text reads simply: 'Miss you. Love you. Come back soon.' Daniel has always been popular with women, she knows that. But until this moment she has had no cause for worry. Has something shifted within their marriage without her realising? As the family gathers for the summer break, Rose's faith in Daniel is shaken. How well does she really know him?

  • Five Red Herrings: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 7 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Five Red Herrings: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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 eighth appearance takes him to an artists' colony (based on a real one) in Scotland during the 1920s. Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.

  • Lord Peter Views the Body: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 4 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Lord Peter Views the Body: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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. He made his fifth appearance in this brilliant collection of ingenious short stories. 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.

    Grace K says: "Great stories but am unused to the narrator "
  • 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
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    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.

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

    FREE First Chapter: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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'.

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