• Death in Castle Dark

  • A Dinner and a Murder Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Veronica Bond
  • Narrated by: Imani Jade Powers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Death in Castle Dark  By  cover art

Death in Castle Dark

By: Veronica Bond
Narrated by: Imani Jade Powers
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $28.00

Buy for $28.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Actor Nora Blake finds her dream job when she is cast in a murder-mystery troupe that performs in an imposing but captivating old castle. When she stumbles upon a real murder, things take a nightmarish turn in this first book in an exciting new series.

Maybe it was too good to be true, but when Nora Blake accepted the job from Derek Corby, proprietor of Castle Dark, she could not see any downsides. She would sink her acting chops into the troupe’s intricately staged murder-mystery shows, earn free room and board in the fairy tale-like castle, and make friends with her new roommates, which include some seriously adorable kittens.

But something sinister lurks behind the walls of Castle Dark. During Nora’s second performance, one of her castmates plays the part of the victim a little too well. So well, in fact, that no one can revive him. He has been murdered. Not ready to give up her dream gig - or to be the next victim - Nora sets out to see which one of her fellow actors has taken the role of a murderous real-life villain.

©2021 Veronica Bond (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A promising new series with a charming heroine, plenty of romance, and a generous portion of red herrings." (Kirkus Reviews)

What listeners say about Death in Castle Dark

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

MY NO. 1 BOOK OF 2021

WHERE TO BEGIN. I READ A LOT - MAYBE 5 OR 6 BOOKS PER WEEK. THIS BOOK IS THE MOST ENJOYABLE AND BEST WRITTEN BOOK I HAVE READ IN A LONG TIME. GEN MAY HAVE SAID IT BEST. "IT IS LIKE WALKING INTO A FAIRYTALE." THE CHARACTERS ARE AMAZING AND WONDERFULLY DISTINCT. NORA'S BROTHERS ARE MISCHIEVOUSLY DELIGHTFUL. MS. BOND'S DESCRIPTIVE SKILL IS BEYOND MEASURE WITHOUT GETTING BOGGED DOWN IN THE MINUTIAE. THE PREMISE IS UNIQUE. THE STORY AND MYSTERY INTRIGUING. I AM ENTHRALLED WITH EVERY ASPECT, INCLUDING A SUPERB NARRATOR.

2 people found this helpful

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

This is mostly romance, with a murder

Audible described this as a cozy, amateur women sleuths. It should have included romance as one of the adjectives. Another description says charming heroine. Charming perhaps to teenagers, and women who love romance. I do not mind romantic relationships in a good mystery if they are part of the background and not the driving force of the story. This book focused on one relationship after another. Had I not returned a book recently, I would have exchanged this book. No sex, no swearing, I can not fault the author on that.

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

pretty good

Death in a Dark Castle is an entertaining mystery with an interesting plot . But the story has a slow pace. I'll get the next one.