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Murder in Park Lane

The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5
Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside, and the weapon is missing.

The deceased is David MacAdam, an Essex businessman with expensive tastes. As Lavender and Constable Ned Woods travel between London and Chelmsford seeking to understand MacAdam’s final hours and unearth the grisly truth, they uncover a tangled web of deceit behind his stylish facade. The unusual circumstances of MacAdam’s death are nothing compared to the shady nature of his life, and it seems the house on Park Lane is at the heart of a dark conspiracy.

But when a second body turns up, everything they think they’ve learned is thrown into doubt. Can Lavender and Woods find out who’s behind these shocking murders before more lives are ruined?

©2019 Karen Charlton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I believe this was the best book of the series. The author states at the end that as she wrote it the words flowed like silk. This is an apt description of the plot. You become involved in the narrative and flow with it. There was a good balance of the mystery and the drama of characters. It is really an excellent book.

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  • Rhona
  • 02-16-19

Best one yet

In previous audible books Lavender came across very sleazy and bombastic. Now he is toned down and a far more enjoyable listen.

The story itself, is captivating and provides a fascinating peak into the vagaries of Georgian life. I look forward to following the further adventures of Lavender and Woods as new books come along.

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