The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown and Other Stories

Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of 18 crime stories with a diverse range of characters and scenarios, from guilt-ridden fraudsters to lovesick murderers.

©1994 Peter Lovesey (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Thoroughly Enjoyable

This is my first Peter Lovesey book and the stories contained in it were delightful. The tales were intriguing and even funny. Some included the paranormal. The narrators were a joy to listen to and brought each story to life. A very entertaining read.

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Perfect Fun!

Short, interesting, sometimes predictable but in a pleasing way. Got chills a couple times. Great collection of stories.

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Enjoyable But Inconsistent

There was enough variety to keep the collection interesting but the quality was inconsistent. Sometimes warm and uplifting and sometimes dark and creepy, the varied plots were great. The writing quality, however, seemed equally varied. All narration was terrific!

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Nice collection

There were a few stories that I could have done without, but my experience has been mostly positive with this collection. That’s quite a feat. Definitely recommend it

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Covers Everything Mystery - Murder, Deceit, Ghosts

This is a wonderful compilation with many of the performers I enjoy from other crime and mystery audio books! The time flies by as your pulled into every vignette.

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Like Hitchcock?

Assumed these were mini true stories, my favorite genre. Pleasantly surprised how good they are, and the narration is perfect. Highly recommend and hope more will be available.

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You will never guess...

Try as you may, these stories have a way to drag you to the conclusion expected, but not in the same guise. Enjoy

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Brilliant stories all with an excellent twist.

I can’t remember when I enjoyed a new-to-me author as much as I have enjoyed Peter Lovesey. I listened to the entire collection twice. The narration is excellent. Thanks Audible.

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Wonderful

This has some of the best mystery ghost stories I Have ever heard. Great for a Christmas Eve celebration! I will listen to this book over and over.

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Some of my favorite narrators

I didn't realize that a few of my favorite narrators were reading in this book, such as Kate Reading (Lady Sherlock), Antony Ferguson (Barker & Llewelyn), and Simon Vance (Tao of Pooh), until - as I was listening, I had to rewind and see if I was hearing who I was hearing! The stories were interesting, and most kept my attention with the twists and turns as the story progressed. (The barber was definitely a favorite!) This was something I may have not picked up myself, but with the Plus, it was a joy to listen to!

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Entertaining collection

I very rarely leave a review, but as I depend so much on those left by others when choosing my next listen, I've decided I need to do my bit too. 😏. I very much enjoyed listening to this collection of entertaining crime stories and I will certainly listen to them again. I prefer crime that is not grisly or graphic and these stories satisfy that preference without being overly "cosy". Some of the narrators in this collection are better than others (5 stars for the content, 4 stars for the narration).

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