Simon Bognor Mysteries
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  • 1
    Unbecoming Habits | Tim Heald

    Unbecoming Habits

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    For the sake of honey, Bognor investigates a cabal of treasonous monks. As the friars of the abbey gather for group prayer, Brother Luke stays in the garden. His tardiness is not due to an overenthusiasm for his potatoes, but to the fact that he is lying facedown in the dirt, strangled to death by his own crucifix. For Simon Bognor, this will prove inconvenient. A special investigator attached to the British Board of Trade, Bognor knows that Brother Luke was an undercover agent, come to look into charges of national agriculture secrets being smuggled across the Iron Curtain.

    Mixed reactions to this book

    So It's not easy to write this review. I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all--to give it it's due--it was written in the early 1970's, s..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 2
    Blue Blood Will Out | Tim Heald

    Blue Blood Will Out

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    When the body of Frederick, third Earl of Maidenhead, is discovered drifting downstream in his individually-styled, monogrammed bathing trunks, special investigator Simon Bognor acknowledges that this will be no ordinary murder investigation. For the suspects include some of the bluest blood in the land. Is Bognor out of his depth?

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  • 3
    Deadline: Simon Bognor Mysteries, Book 3 | Tim Heald

    Deadline: Simon Bognor Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    When St John Derby, the editor of the Samuel Pepys column of the Daily Globe, is found slumped over his desk, both very drunk and extremely dead, it’s up to Simon Bognor, special investigator for the Board of Trade, to investigate. But will he be able to make a deadline for murder?

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  • 4
    Let Sleeping Dogs Die: Simon Bognor, Book 4 | Tim Heald

    Let Sleeping Dogs Die: Simon Bognor, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Whately Wonderful is taking himself on his morning walk when he spies the slab of sirloin. An exceptionally well-bred poodle, he knows there is something odd about the great hunk of meat, but temptation overwhelms him. Just a few minutes after he gobbles up the suspicious steak, Whately is dead, and the world of British dog breeding will never be the same. Board of Trade investigator Simon Bognor hates dogs nearly as much as he hates their owners, and he doesn’t particularly care who killed the prize poodle.

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  • 5
    Just Desserts | Tim Heald

    Just Desserts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Dinner service is over, the staff has left, and Escoffier Savarin Smith is about to tuck into a couple of bottles of champagne. He seals the windows with electrical tape, fiddles with a canister of gas, and begins to drink. When his staff arrives the next morning to open the restaurant, the champagne is drunk, the air has been poisoned, and the greatest chef in England is dead - seemingly by his own hand. For Board of Trade investigator Simon Bognor, this is a crushing blow.

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  • 6
    Murder at Moose Jaw | Tim Heald

    Murder at Moose Jaw

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Bognor braves the frost to discover who has murdered Canada’s richest manIn his lavish private train car, Sir Roderick Farquhar draws a bath. When it has been filled to his satisfaction, the portly captain of industry tips in three drops of bath oil and lowers himself into the steam. Within seconds, the poison in the oil has stopped his heart and ruined Simon Bognor’s winter.

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  • 7
    Masterstroke | Tim Heald

    Masterstroke

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    After a boozy Oxford reunion, Bog,nor is distressed to learn one of his classmates is a killer. Nothing depresses Simon Bognor like a university reunion. Every pimply-faced boy he knew two decades prior has made something of himself, while Bognor languishes at the Board of Trade, muddling along in an investigatory position for which he is hideously unqualified. Although more often than not his job requires catching murderers, he lacks even the observational powers to notice when the head of his old college has been poisoned.

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  • 8
    Red Herrings | Tim Heald

    Red Herrings

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    An ancient country custom goes awry, killing a man and spoiling Bognor's holiday.

    At the annual Clout, the men of Herring do as they have done for centuries, firing arrows blindly into the woods and allowing their women to retrieve what they have shot. Nobody ever kills anything, but it's a jolly time nonetheless - until the day when a few of the arrows find their mark, pinning a wayward customs inspector to a tree in a bloody parody of Saint Sebastian.

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  • 9
    Brought to Book | Tim Heald

    Brought to Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Before retiring for the night, Vernon Hemlock pours a brandy, lights a cigar, and takes a look at his cache of pornography. Far more than a wad of dirty magazines stashed under a mattress, this is a collection of some of the world's finest erotica, dating back as far as a dirty doodle drawn by da Vinci. The millionaire publisher is perusing the Swedish section when the shelves begin to move.....

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  • 10
    Business Unusual | Tim Heald

    Business Unusual

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tim Heald
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    In the dullest town in England, Bognor becomes enmeshed in a civic club murder.

    English politicians love to prattle on about the honest mettle of towns like Scarpington - mid-sized cities full of ugly buildings, ugly people, and a surfeit of wholesome values. In hopes of learning more about just what the nation's heartland is up to, the Board of Trade orders special investigator Simon Bognor to relocate to Scarpington and not to return until he knows what makes the place tick.

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