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Murder at the Old Cottage

Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
Series: Hays and Lyons, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
3 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Are detectives right to think that the brutal murder of a pensioner is more than just a burglary gone wrong? 

A health worker visiting clients in a remote area on the West Coast of Ireland has a nasty surprise when she finds a reclusive old man dead in his armchair in his tumbledown cottage. 

When the local Garda is called, it soon becomes obvious that this is no death from natural causes. The man has been tortured and his house ransacked. 

Galway detectives and pathology are called in to establish the cause of death and a possible motive. Nothing has been taken from the house, and the Scene of Crime Officers discover little to excite forensics. So, why did the man meet such a violent and miserable death?

This is the second case for detectives Mick Hays and Maureen Lyons. The investigation will draw the team into a darker side of Ireland: its criminal underworld, the gangs who’ll do anything for a price, and desperate men whose shady dealings are catching up with them. 

Set mostly in the beautiful surroundings of the west of Ireland’s rural landscape, but also in Cork and Limerick, readers who like atmospheric crime fiction will love this authentic and gripping murder mystery.

Murder at the Old Cottage is the second audiobook by David Pearson to feature these detectives. Look out for the first, the best-selling Murder on the old Bog Road, and Murder on the West Coast, audiobook 3 in the series.

©2018 David Pearson (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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  • Gretchen
  • Salinas, CA, United States
  • 12-11-18

Bland

The narration was the best part of the story. There was not much plot, not much character development and when it ended I thought, "hmmm...well that was way too easy."

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Horrible Ghastly Boring Waste Of Time And Money

I do believe,.. without a doubt, that that was the WORST waste of time .. I will never purchase one of his attempts at writing again.. it was an excruciating experience,.. not to be repeated..ugh

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well done

loved the Irish setting. Nice touch using somebody with an Irish accent to narrate

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  • Gina Woods
  • 04-25-19

Excellent

This is an excellent book and really well narrated. Aidan Kelly does a good job with the various accents. I feel as if I know all the characters now in the Galway station. Maureen Lyons is my favourite.

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 03-03-19

Not quite as bad as book one

Slightly better storyline than book one but narrator just as dreary and monotonous, no character development (literally none) despite having a whole five hours of story here compared with the three hours and twenty minutes of the first installment. I would not recommend this book, it's pretty dismal.