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Joe Sandilands
Books in series11
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 257 ratings)
  • 1

    The Last Kashmiri Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    India, 1922. In Panikhat, 50 miles from Calcutta, the wives of officers in the Bengal Greys have been dying violently, one every year and always in March. All the deaths are bizarre and seem accidental. The only link between them is the small red roses that mysteriously appear on the women’s graves on the anniversaries of their deaths. The first victim perished in a fire, the second was bitten by a cobra, another was thrown off her horse into a ravine, while the fourth drowned.

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  • 2

    Ragtime in Simla

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Simla 1922, and the summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the Jazz Age. Simla is where detective Joe Sandilands is heading as the guest of Sir George Jardine, the Governor of Bengal. But when Joe’s travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side in the Governor’s car, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation. Confronted by the mystery of an identical unsolved killing a year before, Joe realizes that Sir George’s hospitality comes at a high price.

    Carol says: "Fascinating Story, Great Setting"
    Fascinating Story, Great Setting

    Faulty bridge infrastructure derails a train travelling from Paris to Marseilles in 1919. The resulting 300-foot plunge into a rock-strewn ravine leav..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2010 by Carol (Massachusetts)
  • 3

    The Damascened Blade

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Events that took place on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1910 are resurrected for Joe Sandilands 12 years later. On a welcome break from his duties, he is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay, commander of the British army's fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. There is an uneasy peace in operation, but into the delicate situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors. After a skirmish that results in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages, Joe and James are given a week in which to find the killer.

    Judith A. Weller says: "Complex plot not sorted out till the end."
    Complex plot not sorted out till the end.

    Barnara Cleverly writes really clever mysteries. They all seem to start out with events which happend will before the actual events in the books. In t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2012 by Judith A. Weller (LaVale, MD United States)
  • 4

    The Palace Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    India 1922. When a tiger, turned man-eater, starts terrorising the northern villages of Ranipur, Governor Sir George Jardine dispatches Joe Sandilands, war hero and Scotland Yard detective, to join in a hunt for the beast as the guest of the maharajah. But Joe's suspicions are soon roused about the true nature of his trip. The maharajah is dying and his succession is unclear. The first heir to the throne has already died in a panther-wrestling incident and a second violent death occurs as Joe approaches the city.

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  • 5

    The Bee's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    It's 1926: Joe Sandilands is back from India enjoying the frantic pleasures of Jazz Age London. But post-war gaiety soon wears off when Scotland Yard ask Joe to conduct a swift enquiry. Dame Beatrice Joliffe, a much-respected member of the British establishment, has been bludgeoned to death in her suite at the Ritz. It seems that death dogged the footsteps of Dame Beatrice, and Joe finds himself investigating the apparent suicides of three young women who had been close to her.

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  • 6

    Tug of War: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Joe Sandilands has been dispatched to France to stay as the guest of a glamorous French war-widow who is determined that Joe should support her claim that a mysterious shell-shocked soldier is her husband. The problem is that four other claimants have identified him differently. Joe decides to investigate the four claimants and picks his way through a tangle of lies, deceit, and manipulation, uncovering a cleverly concealed murder committed during the war years.

    V. Otis says: "Fun Fictional History"
    Fun Fictional History

    Tug of War is an entertaining period piece filled with clearly drawn characters and following an enjoyably mysterious plot. The reader is very good.

    Reviewed on September 27 2007 by V. Otis (San Francisco, CA)
  • 7

    Folly du Jour

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Folies Bergère, Paris, 1927. Joe Sandilands hurries to the assistance of an old friend who has been arrested for murder. In a cell of the Quai des Orfÿvres he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening dress stained with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was sharing the victim's box, has vanished.

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  • 8

    Strange Images of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, wending his way through France to the Riviera. En route, he stops off at a chateau in the Lubéron, where his niece is to join her father as one of the guests of a generous yet enigmatic host. But arriving at the chateau, they find that a troubling crime has been committed recently. Joe stays on to allay a rising sense of panic and root out the guilty.

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  • 9

    The Blood Royal: A Joe Sandilands Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    1922: Commander Joe Sandilands returns from a stint in India and immediately finds himself up to his neck in a tricky political situation. London is reeling from IRA atrocities and Joe is further plagued by the machinations of a spy ring being run under his nose by a Russian émigrée princess. When a war hero is gunned down and the life of a popular Englishman is threatened, Joe knows he has only days to root out the person behind the killings.

    C. K. Hughes says: "Avoid this new narrator"
    Avoid this new narrator

    I'm a huge fan of the Joe Sandilands books, and have bought every offering in the series. The previous narrator (Terry Wale?) was excellent. The new n..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2012 by C. K. Hughes (Sonoma, CA)
  • 10

    Not My Blood: A Joe Sandilands Investigation, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands is caught off guard one night in 1933 by a phone call from a distressed boy named Jackie Drummond, who just might be the illegitimate son Joe never knew he had....

    connie says: "a leap ahead in time and quality"
    a leap ahead in time and quality

    Much has changed in Sandilands. We find a career promoted Joe in 1933, with both Cleverly's prose and her packaging of the historical fiction detectiv..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 11

    A Spider in the Cup: The Joe Sandilands Murder, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    At dawn one morning in 1933, an amateur dowsing team digging the banks of the Thames for precious metals unearths the body of a young woman with a missing toe and a priceless gold coin in her mouth. The case falls on Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard Joe Sandilands’ turf, but he’s been given another assignment - and a very high-profile one. London is hosting a historic global economic conference to try to solve the global Depression, and political tensions are running very high...

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