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A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia Audiobook

A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia: A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure, Book 1

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It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone - or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home, thanks to an unfortunate drunken encounter with Ticky's corpse which he'd much rather the police didn't find out about - and thanks also to his exasperating mother Cynthia's seeming determination to get herself arrested by tampering with the evidence. But a pretty girl with big blue eyes is demanding his help in solving the mystery, so what can he do but agree? Now all he has to do is hide the wrong clues, find the right ones, and unmask the murderer before the police discover what's really been going on. That ought to be easy enough. If only people didn't keep getting killed....

©2016 Clara Benson (P)2017 Clara Benson

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    I read and enjoyed the entire 10 book series Clara Benson wrote about Angela Marchmont. Freddy was a reoccurring character in that series. It was fun to see him again in an adventure of his own. Gethyn Edwards does a fine job of narrating the story. Clear and understandable and easy to distinguish which character is speaking. He also conveys the mood of each scene.

    I admit the story isn't "great literature", but it is a fun vintage feeling mystery. Those who have run out of Agatha Christie mysteries will probably enjoy reading about Freddy.

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    MyTapestry Victoria, MS 05-11-17
    MyTapestry Victoria, MS 05-11-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Clara Benson's New Protagonist is a Hit!"

    I have been an avid follower of the exploits of Clara Benson's Angela Marchmont. I must admit that I was a little leary about her starting a new series, as I have seen other authors attempt this with limited success. I should have had more faith!! Clara Benson brings the same wit and charm to Freddy Pilkington-Soames as she did to Angela. I won't list any spoilers here, but I will say that there is a most satisfactory corpse. Freddy, his mother and the varied cast are subjects of both humor and pity severally. Although I spotted the murderer fairly quickly, it was well worth the read to see the characters and clues unfold. If you're a fan of Clara's protagonist Angela Marchmont, fear not and read on! If you are totally new to Clara Benson, you are in for a treat...

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    I've read all of Clara Benson's books and I like them all. This audio version of the first Freddie book stands out. The narrative and the reader together are exceptional- reminiscent of PG Wodehouse.. I like mysteries to be light and funny and this fills the bill.

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    Humorous characters and a good mystery! The narrator was wonderful and the story moved along well

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