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  • Lane

  • A Case For Willows And Lane, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

"So I thought I might take up paragliding. You know, buy one on eBay and just jump off the cliff one morning." Emily Willows is middle-aged, widowed, wealthy, and bored. When she makes those flippant remarks to her son over coffee one Friday, she has no inkling that within a few hours she will be facing the most terrifying situation of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S A DEFINITE YES

  • By Ann on 05-30-18

Fast-paced start to a new series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Wow - no cozy village mystery with knitting patterns here! The author gives us just enough time to care about the main characters and then off we go. This is more of a suspense novel than it is a mystery. Two women with little in common find themselves fighting for their lives against determined criminals. Can't wait for the rest of the series.

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  • An Accidental Death

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,878

The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters. As an ex-DCI, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Accidental Read

  • By Lulu on 08-29-16

Loving the Series

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

This is a wonderful British police procedural. The characters are complex and interesting- can’t wait to get to know them better. The puzzle wasn’t hard to solve but it was fun being along for the ride. I immediately bought the next book.

  • The Strangler Vine

  • By: M. J. Carter
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043

India, 1837: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite Kipling's India

  • By David on 11-14-16

Exotic & Engrossing Historical Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Two Englishmen who have taken an instant dislike to one another travel across colonial India on a ill-fated quest. The sleuths are wonderful - can't wait for more from this series. The star of the show is India during the days of the East India Company.

  • The Beautiful Mystery

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,291

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking.

  • By Sparkly on 09-04-12

A Thoughtful Read

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

If you like intelligent mysteries you will love this series. Don’t start with this book if you can help it. The background is necessary. This is one of the best of a superlative series.