Mind of a Killer

A Victorian History
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Alec Lonsdale, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on the Pall Mall Gazette, is working on a story about a fatal house fire. But the postmortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder a humble shop assistant and steal part of his brain? 

When a second body is discovered, its throat cut, and then a third, Lonsdale and his spirited female colleague, Hulda Friederichs, begin to uncover evidence of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of Victorian society.

©2018 Simon Beaufort (P)2018 Oakhill Publishing

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When will the next one be out?

I enjoyed this very much. So far as historical fiction goes, not as much as Graham Moore’s “The Last Days of Night,” but quite enough to have me searching for the next or prior “Alec Lonsdale Victorian Mystery” before the book was even done. (Only to be disappointed to find this was the first of the series with apparently no next one yet announced.) And I only had to look up one word (lugubrious: mournful, dismal, or gloomy). 😉😃

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Really, really good

I really hope this is the beginning of a series- loved the story in this historical period, the characters, the narrator- I have many historical mysteries in my library and found this one by chance. It is now one of my favorites. I hope there will be many more!

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Excellent story!

Excellent narrator. I do hope this is the beginning of a series. the author and narrator made a great team.

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OUTSTANDING STORY AND NARRATOR!

I am now a fan of Simon Beaufort's books and Johnathan Keeble narrating them! A gripping, gritting, suspenseful story read beautifully by Jonathan Keeble. The plot twists were believable and suspenseful. I will keep watching for more books by Beaufort and hope that Jonathan Keeble is the narrator.

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Jonathan Keeble voice actor!

Book one was narrated by Jonathan Keeble and promised to make a good series great, so WHY did they change the narrator for book 2 ?! Mr Keeble really gives his all the fight scenes and the voice he uses for the waspish fiance of Jack is hilarious and perfect.

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Boring

How can you make this subject sooo boring I will never know. An absolute Yawn!

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fabulous

Well done! the reader made the story come to life! the story was great with so many twist and turns I never got bored listening!

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  • Carol
  • 11-22-18

Excellent

This is a fascinating history of 19th century news coverage. I hope Simon Beaufort continues Lonsdales adventures. As a murder mystery you won't be disappointed, it is an exciting roller coaster ride, the narrator is perfect.

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  • allichristie
  • 08-26-20

OK but ....

Not revitting. The story almost makes it as a whodunit but there are too many moments where the story gets a bit lost.

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  • Mr. C. Robinson
  • 12-25-19

A great read

If you are a fan of Victorian detective thrillers then this is a must read. Unlike many audiobooks the narration is excellent and the plot gripping right to the end. I will be searching for more by the same team.