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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
    (187)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (170)

    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.

    Cathy J Hunter says: "Soap opera, too little detection"
  • 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
    (1905)
    Performance
    (1686)
    Story
    (1683)

    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
    Overall
    (727)
    Performance
    (626)
    Story
    (630)

    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"
  • 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
    (527)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (456)

    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...."
  • 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
    (495)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (436)

    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"
  • 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
    Overall
    (18)
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    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    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.

    EC Williams says: "Gaudy Night"
  • 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
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
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    (8)

    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 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
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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'.

    says: "Loved it"
  • 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...

  • 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
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (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. 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....

  • 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
    (210)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (183)

    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 "
  • 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
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (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. 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 "
  • 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
    (3)
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    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    Susan says: "New narrator required"
  • 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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    (5)

    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.

    Emily Gayhart says: "Rich in information from both the garden & history"
  • 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
    Overall
    (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.

  • Strong Poison: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 6 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Strong Poison: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder - or find the real poisoner in time to save her from the gallows? Impossible, it seems. The Crown's case is watertight. The police are adamant that the right person is on trial. The judge's summing-up is also clear. Harriet Vane is guilty of the killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall hang. But the jury disagrees.

  • 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
    Overall
    (7)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    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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    (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.

  • 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)
    Story
    (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.

  • Under Italian Skies | Nicky Pellegrino

    Under Italian Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nicky Pellegrino
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For 25 years, she's been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer, but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do apart from clear the studio. It seems as though the life she wanted has vanished. She is lost - until one day she finds a house swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a Southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that?

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