Miss Hewitt Investigates the Man in the Tree

Narrated by: Julia Eve
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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It is London 1915, and Great Britain is at war with Germany. Feelings are running high as the liner the Lusitania has just been sunk off the Irish coast and zeppelin raids have begun on London. Stylish lady detective Miss Isabel Hewitt is approached by a young convalescing soldier Captain Alex Fraser. He is anxious to trace his natural mother, as he was given away at birth. Isabel agrees to take on the case even though she suspects the mother may be a friend of hers. Her inquiries eventually lead her to Brighton, where Captain Fraser is staying. But a girl's body has just been found on Hove beach, and soon Isabel is forced to look into it with shocking results..

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Delightful!

Another delightful short murder mystery with the unflappable Miss Hewitt taking control and solving the who-done-it mystery.
She surrounds herself with a colorful collection of sometimes amusing and sometimes serious people who help her in every way they can.
The story is well written, runs smoothly and kept me listening to the audio and I soon finished it. There were a few surprises along the way and this made the story even more interesting.
The audio is once again done by Julia Eve and she does a really good job with it.
I requested and received a promotional copy of the audiobook and my voluntary and unbiased review is recorded above.

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Good narration really enhances this series!

Miss Hewitt Investigates the Man in the Tree is the second audiobook published in the Miss Hewitt series. The title character is lady detective Miss Isabel Hewitt and the setting is 1915 London, at a time when Great Britain is at war with Germany. In this story Isabel is asked by a young soldier to find out who is his natural mother after the death of his adopted mother. Isabel quickly locates his mother, but when she arrives in Brighton to inform him of the results, the young soldier is arrested after the body of a young girl is body found on the beach.

Like in the first story, Miss Hewitt Investigates the Return of the Ripper, Isabel butts head with the investigating officer who arrested her client in error, and she methodically tracts down the killer in short order. Like I mentioned in my review of the first book, I’d really like to know how Isabel developed such great investigation skills and how she appears to be independently wealthy. Admittedly, I enjoyed this story better than the first book in the series, probably because I knew what to expect (not much character development).

I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Julia Eve, which runs about 2 1/2 hours long. Her narration was very enjoyable and she really bought the characters to life, using a variety of distinct voices. In summary, I’m looking forward to listening to other books narrated by Julia Eve.

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  • 01-10-20

Miss Hewitt in Brighton

Miss Hewitt is on the case again. She was asked by a young soldier (Captain Fraser) who was on leave convalescing. He wanted Miss Hewitt to trace his birth mother as he was given away at birth. This led Miss Hewitt and pastry her Pug dog down to Brighton. Unfortunately, when she arrived, she found that Captain Fraser had been arrested for the murder of a young girl who was a good friend of his. Miss Hewitt sets out to prove the captain’s innocence and catch the real murderer. Well written and well read.

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  • Donna
  • 01-10-20

engaging

I have listened to the first and second books in 2 days, the voice was engaging and easy to understand