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  • A Study in Treason

  • A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Leonard Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr., to use their detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A study in Q & A

  • By Holly emery on 07-07-18

A study in Q & A

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I was really looking forward to this 2nd book in the series. Unfortunately I ended up disappointed.While the story took many twists and turns, the style in which it was told eventually wore on my nerves. Much of the book was an unending Q and A with Joanna and both of the Watsons. They asked and she answered displaying her amazing deductive powers over and over and over. Hopefully in the next book, there can be more of a natural discovery of her abilities throughout the storyline.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Shirley on 04-16-17

enjoyed this book!!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

the story was well written and the narrator did a great job. you won't be disappointed.

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  • The Murder of Mary Russell

  • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Susan Lyons
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

Mary Russell is used to dark secrets - her own and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple's longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Twist for Holmes & Co.

  • By Carole T. on 04-13-16

Don't miss this one!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

This story is one of the best of the series and quite different overall. The storytelling never slows as the story unwinds. you won't be disappointed!

  • The Mapping of Love and Death

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061

In the latest mystery in the New York Times best-selling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse..... August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe,,,,

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end...best in series!

  • By Helen on 03-30-10

One of the best in the series!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Again, these books do not disappoint! This time the story involves Maisie in a more personal way. A great listen!

  • A River in the Sky

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 19
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Elizabeth Peters brings back beloved Egyptologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody in an exciting tale set amid the ancient temples and simmering religious tensions of Palestine on the eve of World War I. Once again the Peabody-Emerson clan must use all their skills and wiles to find the truth, prevent a bloody holy war, and save their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy in this wonderfully engaging tale chock-full of thrills, mystery, and daring from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As Comfy As Slippers

  • By Eva Gannon on 04-26-10

Not up to the usual standard..

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-11

I impatiently waited for the next installment in this fun book series. I was disappointed that this did not pick up where the last book left off. If you think that this book carries on in chronological order, it does not. It actually dates many years earlier. That was the first disappointment. I agree with other reviews that the narration was not nearly as good as usual. The book did drag after a while and I had to make myself finish it, just in case it got better! As mentioned in other reviews, if this is your first purchase in this series, start back at the beginning with Crocodile on the Sandbank and learn to love these characters as fans of the series do, then you will be able to overlook #19 and again wait for the next installment in this series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful