Seymour of Special Branch
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  • 1
    A Dead Man In Trieste | Michael Pearce

    A Dead Man In Trieste

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It will take someone from Special Branch to look into it, someone capable of speaking the relevant languages. Only one man fits the bill - Seymour, an officer from an East End immigrant background. Capable, hardworking, but ... not entirely British.

    Flat Narration

    I really enjoyed 'A Dead Man in Istanbul' but was disappointed with this story. The narration is clear but flat as though the narrator is simply stati..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2009 by Robert James Grange ()
  • 2
    A Dead Man in Istanbul | Michael Pearce

    A Dead Man in Istanbul

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    The undersecretary of the British embassy in Istanbul has died while attempting to swim the Dardanelles Straits. The circumstances of his death have to be investigated, so the Foreign Office sends out an officer: Sandor Seymour, an unobtrusive Special Branch detective.

    This series is worth a listen

    I'm usually too stingy to spend credits on such short light listens, but I find Pearce's "Dead Man..." series credit worthy. For once, Bill ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 21 2010 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 3
    A Dead Man in Athens | Michael Pearce

    A Dead Man in Athens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Athens, 1912, and the country is on the brink of war. The new Greek Prime minister Venizelos, tired of the Ottoman overlords, has a dream - which he refers to as his 'Great Idea'. The idea is to form a new nation, uniting all the Greek people scattered around the Mediterranean. Not such a great idea in the view of other countries, among them Britain, who believes in letting sleeping dogs lie. Not to mention cats. Such as the one recently poisoned in Salonica which belonged to the exiled former Sultan.

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  • 5
    A Dead Man in Barcelona | Michael Pearce

    A Dead Man in Barcelona

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Barcelona in 1912 is a city still recovering from the dramatic incidents of the so-called 'Tragic Week' when Catalan conscripts bound for the unpopular war in Spanish Morocco had rebelled at the city's dockside against the royalist forces. In the fighting many were killed and afterwards even more were thrown into prison. Including an Englishman, who was later found dead in his cell.

    An unexpected good story


    I have enioyed a few other of Pearce's novels, and I was not expecting a lot from this one.
    Mantle is not my favourite narrator for his stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2013 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
  • 6
    A Dead Man in Naples | Michael Pearce

    A Dead Man in Naples

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
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    (9)
    Story
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    Naples, 1913. Sun-baked, blue-skied, and with its amazing bay it is one of the most beautiful spots in Italy. But it’s also one of the most corrupt. A new arrival here is a junior British official, Scampion, who has already been banished from Florence. Scampion, however, brings with him a new craze that is sweeping Italy: bicycling. But one day as he walks home after a bicycle race, he is stabbed to death. That happens all the time in Naples, but remarkably his wallet was not taken.

    Love Seymour!

    I actually like the Seymour series better than the other series by this author. Also I love anything narrated by Bill Wallis!!
    This one features ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2016 by katydid (Baltimore, MD USA)
  • 7
    A Dead Man in Malta | Michael Pearce

    A Dead Man in Malta

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
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    Malta, 1913, and hot air balloons hover over the Grand Harbour. But one of them falls from the sky, the balloonist dying later from his injuries. He is not the only one to die unexpectedly at the Naval Hopspital, however, as a letter to the Times points out. Special Investigator Seymour of the Foreign Office is sent out from London to uncover the truth. Malta is still a British protectorate; indeed, with its red post boxes, English beer, and English language, it seems like an exotic "Little Britain". But as the rumblings of war reach the small island, many of the old Maltese families are becoming divided in their loyalties.

    Missing Mystery in Malta

    Both the mystery and Malta are missing. This story could be set anywhere, any time. An almost total lack of detail for setting, clothing, culture, art..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 27 2013 by Marie (ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States)