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  • The Black Hand

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 5
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to appear all over London, each accompanied by a Mafia Black Hand note. As Barker and Llewelyn dig deeper, they become entangled in the vendettas of rival Italian syndicates - and it is no longer clear who is a friend or foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this one as well!

  • By Dany on 06-16-17

wonderful book and worth it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-19

i loved this book. with each one it gets better and better. will thomas is great at making you feel how it was in victorian London

  • Murder at Half Moon Gate

  • By: Andrea Penrose
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor's widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husband's designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune and very dangerous in the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder at Half Moon Gate

  • By all smiles on 08-14-18

this was thrilling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I really enjoyed this book and the depth of the characters. I am excited to purchase the third one

  • 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 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

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. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance- Easy to Solve Case

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-29-18

great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-19

i found this a really interesting take on the Sherlock Holmes story. if you are a fan of the original you should definitely check this out

  • A Death in the Small Hours

  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate in the expectation of a few calm weeks. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Really Disappointed Charles Finch Fan

  • By Honest Tree on 12-13-12

loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-19

this is so goo that i am going read the series. it has a sherlock Holmes feeling, smart witty and engrossing

  • And Sometimes I Wonder About You

  • A Leonid McGill Mystery
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait until his next book!

  • By cheyntarie on 05-15-15

this was a wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I really hope there will be another book in this series, i am hooked on Leonid and Twill

  • When the Thrill Is Gone

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No The Thrill is not Gone

  • By Nicole on 04-09-11

so nice i listened to it twice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

i love this book and the series. Leonid is as interesting and as layered as Eazy

  • Bad Boy Brawly Brown

  • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: M. E. Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Easy Rawlins is out of the investigation business and as far away from crime as a black man can be in 1960s Los Angeles. But living around desperate men means life gets complicated sometimes. When an old friend gets in enough trouble to ask for Easy's help, he finds he can't refuse. Bad Boy Brawly Brown is the masterful crime novel that Walter Mosley's legions of fans have been waiting for. This book marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mazing

  • By Rosalyne on 06-02-08

Gripped me from the first page

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

This book had me longing for the resurrection of Mouse, it was such a wonderful page tuner that i purchased the next book on the series before finishing it.

  • Fear of the Dark

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

For Paris Minton, a knock on his door is often the first sign of trouble. With family like Useless, who needs enemies? Yet trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless' mother, Three Hearts, shows up to look for her son, Paris has no choice but to track down his wayward cousin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Eli on 11-30-07

wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

This book has been my favorite of the frearless Jones trilogy, it is gripping well written and the story telling is super

  • Fearless Jones

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" ( People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mosley at Perfection

  • By Gypsy Wife on 08-27-12

another great book, it is told from Paris' persec

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

another great book by Walter mosley, this one is told from Paris' perspective, which makes it a bit strange sinve the title is fearless joe. but other than that it is a really engaging book

  • A Red Death

  • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen.

  • By Martin on 12-21-14

Another great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This is such a wonderful series, I am loving the Easy Rawlins books. This one starts off a lot slower than some of the others but the storytelling is solid.