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Murder at the British Museum

Narrated by: Peter Wickham
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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1894. A well-respected academic is found dead in a gentlemen’s convenience cubicle at the British Museum, the stall locked from the inside. Professor Lance Pickering had been due to give a talk promoting the museum’s new 'Age of King Arthur' exhibition when he was stabbed repeatedly in the chest. Having forged a strong reputation working alongside the inimitable Inspector Abberline on the Jack the Ripper case, Daniel Wilson is called in to solve the mystery, and he brings his expertise and archaeologist Abigail Fenton with him.

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  • H. Tollyfield
  • 05-11-19

Getting into his stride

With this second novel in his Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton series Jim Eldridge is clearly getting into his stride. The story hangs together and flows more smoothly than in his first novel, and he is getting to grips with his characters so that they seem more substantial. It's a good plot, which moves along quite quickly and the true villain isn't identified until a late stage in the story. The characters are meant to be somewhat larger than life and he plays around with some of the stereotypes, which adds to the fun. A good, easy listening story.

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  • kate bluffield
  • 05-26-19

Tedious.

The narrator makes all of the female characters voices sound weak and frankly, quite creepy. Put me off as I couldn’t listen without inwardly cringing. Pretty poor all round ...

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  • Miss Julie E. Ellis
  • 05-11-19

Great combination of crime and romance

I loved this book and the first one before this. I love a series of a detective and that he is shown to have a proper human side. ... romance entwined. Brilliant cant wait for more of Daniel and Abigail's cases. And Peter Wickham is a brilliant narrator perfect all round.

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  • Sarah Duncan
  • 06-20-19

A bit flat

I have to admit I returned this title. I wanted the plot to be good but it was flat, the desire to make Abigail a stronger female character for her day seemed forced. Trying too hard almost. Strong female characters are great but constantly reminding the reader with stereotypes is dated. I kept on falling asleep instead of listening to this. Such a shame because the idea seemed so promising.