• A Little White Death

  • An Inspector Troy Novel
  • By: John Lawton
  • Narrated by: Sara Coward
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

England in 1963 is a country set to explode. The old guard, shocked by the habits of the war-baby youth - sex, drugs, and rock and roll - sets out to fight back. The battle moves uncomfortably close to Chief Inspector Troy.

While Troy is on medical leave for a nasty case of tuberculosis, the Yard brings charges against an acquaintance of his, a hedonistic doctor with a penchant for voyeurism and uninhibited young women. Two of these women just happen to be sleeping with a senior man at the foreign office and a KGB agent. But on the eve of the verdict, a curious double case of suicide drags Troy back into active duty.

Beyond bedroom acrobatics, the secret affairs now stretch to double-crosses and backroom deals in the halls of Parliament, not to mention murder. It's all Troy can do, fighting off some bad habits of his own, to stay afloat in a country immersed in drugs and up to its neck in scandal.

©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2007 John Lawton

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Bloody Brilliant !

And to think he wrote another four Troy books after this that were earlier in the narrative. Incredible plotting and characterization.

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Disappointment after a brilliant series

terrible Narration! The male characters sound alike, and she sounds like Santa when attempting a deep voice. The plot is long and takes a long time to start moving. A big disappointment.

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Probably better if one has read or listened to other books in the series

I found the plot and historical background interesting, and the narrator was fine, but the characters did not inspire sympathy or much interest on my part.I think that perhaps I would have appreciate the protagonist at least a bit if I had read or listened to the other novels in the series.