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  • Murder at the Old House: A gripping and unputdownable cozy mystery novel

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 10
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Melissa has just finished writing her latest mystery novel and is enjoying the arrival of spring. She’s decided to let her fictional detective retire at last and perhaps put her own days of investigating behind her, too. But the ink has barely dried on the page when Melissa receives shocking news: Her estranged father has been found dead in the family home and her mother, Sylvia, is under suspicion of murder. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Normally excellent narrator chose whiney tone to much of dialogue

  • By Dorise on 03-24-19

Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-19

Spellbinding and utterly impossible to put down! These stories are all so brilliantly developed and presented.

  • Murder at Benbury Brook: An Absolutely Gripping English Cozy Mystery

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Melissa Craig has settled into a new job in the charming Cotswolds village of Upper Benbury. She is teaching French to several of the local teenagers, which gives her a fascinating insight into the young people’s lives. Material for a new novel, perhaps.... Her quiet life is interrupted when she sees her new neighbour running out of the woods in a blind panic. Melissa rushes to help him, but what she finds leaves her breathless: The body of young woman is lying on the bank of the river.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By roger arguello on 05-10-19

Best so far

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Reviewed: 05-10-19

Great story!!!! Could not stop listening.plot was so well constructed and flowed brilliantly .
Must read!

  • Murder in the Morning

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Melissa Craig is settling in nicely to a new teaching position in the quaint little village of Upper Bembury, getting to know her way around, drinking tea with the eccentric staff, even sewing the first seeds of romance. But when she arrives one morning to find police outside her classroom, Melissa is shocked to hear that her beautiful colleague Angelica has been found dead in her home. As everyone in Angelica’s life comes under suspicion, Melissa makes it her mission to go in search of the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes

  • By Laura on 02-10-19

Could not stop listening

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Reviewed: 03-21-19

Really wonderful story, great character development and the imagery so vivid! Can’t wait to listen to book 3

  • Superfluous Women

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

In England in the late 1920s, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. Daisy and her husband Alec - Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard - go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy’s friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked, no key to be found. Alec offers to pick the lock, but when he opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine but the stench of a long-dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A strong entry in the series, don't like narrator

  • By Ruth on 07-11-18

Great story!

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Reviewed: 11-14-18

Deeply woven plot which requires real attention. Very well written and no detail overlooked!! Another great one!

  • Black Ship

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

In September 1925, Scotland Yard DCI Alec Fletcher inherits a large house on the outskirts of London from a recently deceased great-uncle. Fortunately so, as he and his wife, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, are the recent proud parents of twins, and their house is practically bursting at the seams. Though in need of a bit of work, this new, larger house seems a godsend - set in a small circle of houses, with Hampstead Heath nearby, the setting is idyllic. Idyllic, that is until a dead body shows up half-hidden under the bushes of the communal garden.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration!

  • By Bobbie on 10-14-17

Wonderful story

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

Another magnificent story by Carola Dunn! I can’t get enough of her work! Character development and detail are really great!

  • Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake

  • Mrs. Jeffries Mysteries, Book 13
  • By: Emily Brightwell
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The evidence was all there: a dead body, two dessert plates, and a gun. Could it be that Mr. Ashbury was sharing his cake with his killer? The old bloke had enemies galore - even his own daughter disliked him. Mr. Ashbury's son-in-law doesn't want Inspector Witherspoon asking questions. Of course this doesn't stop Mrs. Jeffries and her staff from snooping around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Takes the cake!

  • By roger arguello on 09-17-17

Takes the cake!

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Reviewed: 09-17-17

Another superb story!! I love this series and can't get enough! A must listen and a enjoyable visit to the past!

  • The Miser of Mayfair

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
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    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Every season the beau mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London’s fashionable West End at disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Could it be that it is associated with ill luck and even death? Something must be done so that the servants of this house don’t lose their livelihood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Patricia on 03-25-14

Great story

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Reviewed: 05-14-17

Loved the story!!! Narration superb as always!! Can't wait to purchase the next story in the series!

  • The Body in the Library

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library.She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic Christie

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-26-13

Wonderful!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-16

I loved the story for years and this version was superb! Ms Cole's reading was brilliant ! Agatha Christie is the queen of plot twists and was a genius!!! Loved it !

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  • Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi

  • Mrs. Jeffries, Book 8
  • By: Emily Brightwell
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

When Inspector Witherspoon becomes the main suspect in a murder case, Scotland Yard refuses to let him investigate. But no one said anything about Mrs. Jeffries and her polished detection skills, proving that behind every great man there's a woman - and that a crime solver's work is never done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these books!

  • By Madonna on 12-28-17

Love these stories!

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Reviewed: 04-07-16

So much fun to listen to and I really enjoy the historical details as well as the plots! The narration is wonderful and a joy to listen to !!