• Checkmate to Murder

  • By: E.C.R. Lorac
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Checkmate to Murder

By: E.C.R. Lorac
Narrated by: David Thorpe
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Publisher's summary

On a foggy night in Hampstead, London, a party has gathered in an artist's studio to weather the wartime blackout. A civil servant and a government scientist match wits in a game of chess while Bruce Manaton paints the portrait.

In the kitchen, Rosanne Manaton prepares tea for the charlady of Mr Folliner. When the murder of 'Old Mr. F' is discovered by his Canadian infantryman nephew, it's not long before Inspector Macdonald of Scotland Yard is called to the scene. But even at first glance the case looks far from black-and-white. Macdonald and the CID set to work separating the players from the pawns to shed light on this toppling of a lonely king in the dead of night.

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