• The Black Cat Murders

  • A Cotswolds Country House Murder (Heathcliff Lennox, Book 2)
  • By: Karen Menuhin
  • Narrated by: Sam Dewhurst-Phillips
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (3,545 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Wodehouse and a dog of distinction.

Who killed Sir Crispin Gibbons? A wedding invitation and news of mischief that could be murder takes Lennox to the Earl of Bloxford's country estate. He, soon, finds himself in a world of purloined artworks, forgeries, and a priceless Bloxford beauty. 

But who are the Bloxford beauties? And why are they the focal point around which death swirls?

Lennox must confront life-long friends, unscrupulous artists, and dealers to finally unravel a plot so complex that even his old adversary, Chief Inspector Swift of Scotland Yard, is perplexed.

©2019 Karen Menuhin (P)2019 Karen Menuhin

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Second in the Series did not disappoint!

The first in this Heathcliff Lennox series was brilliant. The dialogue was delightful. The development of characters & plot was so enjoyable. I really hoped the second in the series would live up to the enjoyment of the first. And The Black Cat Murders was just as wonderful! Karen Menuhin paints such a colorful picture story with evocative prose. Sam Dewhurst-Phillips breathes life in to each character in such a way I wish he would read more of the audio books in my library! Each nuanced tone, accent, cadence is so believable! I enjoyed this completely and am a bit sad the story came to an end. Highly recommend this audio book!

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Loved It!

Great new cozy mystery series and talented author. It's humorous and an interesting mystery series. I read the first one and immediately purchased this one (book 2 of the series). Sam Dewhurst-Phillips did an exceptional narration. Please keep them coming.

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Lots of fun

I loved this tongue in cheek mystery. Excellent narrator who I hope to hear lots more from. I iMagine it depends on your sense of humor and what you find funny, but I chuckled out loud many times and found the narrator’s performance added to the humor In a way I haven’t come across in a while.

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Loved it!

It’s exactly what I was looking for in a British mystery! It had a fun plot full of colorful characters, wit and humor. Loved it!

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I want more Heathcliff Lennox!!!!!

I love this series & I can't wait for the next installment! The narrator is fabulous as well & captures all the different voices and accents perfectly!

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Narrator

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips did a spectacular job. Many distinct characters and inflections with excellent timing. He brought out the absurd comedy brilliantly.

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Loved it!

Very well written and the recording was great.
I cannot wait for the next book in this series

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Liked the story but the narrator was GREAT

Very good story but the narrator really brought it to life. I’d give him more stars if I could.

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Black Cat murders

wonderful, real escapism. Have read all three books also. Looking forward to the next one

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Great series

I love these books. They are a perfect mixture of humor, intrigue and history. They are a must listen

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  • E. Maxwell
  • 12-28-19

Enjoyable book with superb narrator

I found myself laughing out loud at some of the narration of the main character. Storyline was good even though it was predictable. The narration of Sam Dewhurst-Phillips was superb and really made this book for me

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  • pebbles141
  • 11-02-20

Another highly enjoyable yarn

Excellent writing and characters. Engrossing storyline.Excellent narration. Another wonderful audiobook by Ms Menuhin Very highly recommended.

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  • sue roberts
  • 11-01-20

Fantastic Book!

I absolutely love this series. I love the characters, the humour and the narrator does a super job.

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  • 04-17-22

The Joy Increases

Another delicious murder mystery, old and new friends and a small cat. brilliantly narrated x

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  • Gertie Bond
  • 03-15-22

Murder in the Cotswolds

The second novel in the series. We get to know the characters better which allows for a complex plot with twists and turns. Beautifully narrated with only one niggle - American pronunciations have crept in. Major Lennox, very British, very country set, hates going abroad, just would not use the American zee or route as “rowt” etc. It was a distraction. Expect the American market demands this but it is a shame. Overall a delightful story set in the Cotswolds world of the 1920s.

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  • 12-07-21

Excellent

Very good performance and story can’t wait To listen to the next book
The curse of Braeburn castle

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  • Annieb
  • 08-03-21

Great story

I really enjoyed listening to this book

Love the narration would recommend this one

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  • Sam Thorpe
  • 07-17-21

Great fun

We really enjoyed this country house murder mystery. Got us all the way to Wales and back! The kitten was the star :)

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  • MG13
  • 07-09-21

Good fun, brilliant narration.

Enjoyed this even more than the first book. Narration is excellent, gold star for Sam Dewhurst-Phillips, adding to the humour but poignant in a few places too. Unlikely ending but all part of the charming escape from reality.

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  • mandy
  • 06-14-21

Black cat murders

Love the voice of Sam Dewhurst-Phillips it is so very English & very easy to listen too. Great story

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 08-04-20

Great fun

Oh I do enjoy that stuffy lead. The way he pontificates. The way he behaves towards his dog. It’s really great fun. I will read the next one. But wait a while as I might get tired of them.

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  • 03-30-21

Bloody great ❤️

Just great. I'm so glad I found these books ❤️ narration is fantastic, so is the story. I love the subtle humour here and there.

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  • Lisa Hayes
  • 09-09-20

Okay mystery

It was an okay mystery - not as good as the first book - but I really struggled with the transphobia in parts. I felt the time and place was used a shield for so freely airing such prejudices.

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  • elizabeth Giles
  • 08-15-20

An enjoyable read

This narrator brings the story to life. He is amazing. The characters are fun to spend time with and evolve rather nicely.