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  • In Milady's Chamber

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Estranged from her husband through her failure to produce an heir, Lady Fieldhurst resolves to repay his neglect by taking a lover. Fate takes a hand when she and her would-be lover enter her bedchamber to find Lord Fieldhurst lying on the floor - with her nail scissors protruding from his neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely my cup of tea

  • By korinka on 10-14-16

In Milady's Chamber

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-16

This was the first John Pickett mystery I read, & since, I have become a big fan. Watching his character develop over the course of Sheri Cobb South's 5 books (& 2 novellas), as well as watching Lady Julia grow up, has only endeared the stories to me all the more. Joel Froomkin's reading has brought to life nuances of the mystery that I previously had missed. The one caveat is Camille de la Rochefort's accent was difficult at times to understand. Overall it was highly enjoyable. Keep up the great work, Sheri & Joel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pickpocket's Apprentice

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

When magistrate Patrick Colquhoun orders a habitual thief and ne'er-do-well transported to Botany Bay, he doesn't realize a 14-year-old boy has been left behind to follow in his father's footsteps - not until young John Pickett is hauled into Bow Street for stealing an apple from the produce market at Covent Garden. Feeling to some extent responsible for the boy, Mr. Colquhoun prevails upon Elias Granger, a prosperous coal merchant, to take him on as an apprentice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious language, wonderful narrator

  • By korinka on 10-14-16

And so it begins.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Pickpocket's Apprentice is a wonderful beginning to the John Pickett mysteries. The backstory gives readers a chance to see a youthful Pickett & the circumstances that shaped him & his poor broken nose. I highly recommend it & the entire series. Joel Froomkin's narration was spot on for me with one exception. I didn't care for Sophie's voice. I would have liked her to sound more snobbish as the story moved along. I gave the performance 4 stars, but really should have been 4.5. Good job all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful