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A centuries-old skeleton is discovered in a lonely Scottish Castle. It wears a crown and hides a curse. Swift, the detective friend of Major Heathcliff Lennox, now lives at Braeburn Castle, and it was he who uncovered the skeleton. As ghosts are heard and treasure-seekers appear, the murders begin. Lennox must go to Braeburn and investigate as Halloween draws near.

©2019 Karen Baugh Menuhin (P)2020 Karen Baugh Menuhin

What listeners say about The Curse of Braeburn Castle: Halloween Murders at a Scottish Castle

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Delightful!

If you love Golden Age mysteries, the Heathcliff Lennox series is even better. This third in the series is the best yet. Who can resist a loney Scottish castle on Halloween? The product of a mature, bright, and amusing mind, Heathcliff's world is an entertainment oasis in the yawning desert of insipid muffin mysteries. The incredibly talented narrator, Sam Dewhurst-Phillips, seals the deal. Karen Baugh Menuhin is my hero; I can't wait for the next book.

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PANDEMIC RELIEF

If ever there was a time for discovering a new series of entertaining books, this was it. I can attribute my insulation adaption to Karen Menuhin's three English murder mysteries and Sam Dewhurst-Phillips' narration. Not normally a mystery
reader, I was immediately caught up in the series. In this third book, Karen brought the ancient history of Braeburn Castle to the fore-all unknown to me. I look forward to more mysteries in Karen's series and especially to Sam Dewhurst-Phillips' ingenious narrations. They certainly make a masterful combination.
If only there were more available NOW!

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  • 04-09-20

Really fun!

I really enjoy the Heathcliff Lennox series, and this one did not disappoint. Lennox is funny and quirky, the setting is intriguing, and the characters are interesting. Was definitely left guessing until the end.

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Murder with a touch of humour

Very enjoyable series. Murder with a touch of humour. The era and atmosphere are brought to life by the writing.
The narration is superb.

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Perfect! Again.

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips makes Karen Baugh Menuhin’s characters come alive! This mystery had my attention from the first moment. It was again lovely to reconnect with old characters from earlier stories and meet new ones as well as they all work together to unfold this mystery. I especially loved the setting. The accents and tones for each character were so enjoyable. The only drawback is awaiting the next release in this series!

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Scary Fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, not only for itself, but also because at times I laughed out loud! I admit to having a somewhat strange sense of humor and was happy to find an author with one as well

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A whodunnit can’t have characters that may not be real

You can’t have a murder mystery with a character who may or may not be real. I thought it unusual that no one questions who Ms Fairchild is and who invited her to the castle. That she dropped out of thin air would make her a prime suspect. We are never told who she is except that she hitched a ride to the island pretending to have arrived with Heathcliffe. It is all right to have a character who is enigmatic but not one who is a gate-crasher but is somehow never investigated and no one ever asks her: who are you and who invited you here? What is the point of giving readers clues to the murder if some of the clues are not really clues because this is Halloween and anything can happen. It doesn’t work to mix supernatural elements into a whodunnit. Working out the clues are what makes reading a whodunnit fun. The two stars are for the beautiful writing. But the plot falls flat.

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Well established. Can hardly wait for next. Love the cat and dog. They are little heroes.

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A great mystery series

I really enjoy this series. I hope there will be more audiobooks coming. The characters are so entertaining and the mystery is engaging. I love the inclusion of pets and humor. Please keep bringing us this wonderfully entertaining series.

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Such a great book!

I listened to the first two books and loved them. The third in the series didn’t disappoint. I liked this one best so far. The audio reader’s voice is so soothing. I can envision exactly the location and characters. Please keep writing books and get the same audio narrator!

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  • JOHN McCALLUM
  • 12-13-20

A ripping yarn

You really feel the author’s growing confidence in this book. The characters are becoming more clearly defined and three dimensional. The story as well hits a really good pace, with a great balance of mystery and wit. One of the most fun reads I’ve had for a long time.

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  • Debs
  • 11-28-20

Amazing narrator telling a great story

The story is very entertaining - despite the murders, it is great fun (like Japp, Poirot and Hastings).

The narrator is one of the most skilled I have ever listened to - his accents and female voices are 100% believable - outstanding.

Thank you both for the hours of fun!

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  • sue roberts
  • 11-01-20

A super read.

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

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  • Chris Stanfield
  • 02-27-21

Great Book

I so enjoy this series of books and they are always diverse and interesting. I can highly recommend

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  • Stephen Sharpe
  • 02-13-21

One of my favorite series

These books are absolutely brilliant, a cross between Jeeves and Wooster and Agatha Christie. What makes it is the performance of the narrator, he is absolutely brilliant and his accents are spot on. There is humor, suspense and the characters are really endearing. If you enjoy a roaring fire, a glass of red wine and a good story on a Sunday afternoon, this is for you.

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  • mary
  • 01-29-21

authentic

A book of humer, mystery ,well thought out plot and authentic historical references with romance.

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  • JaneM
  • 03-08-21

Best one yet!

I’m really enjoying this series by Karen Menuhin and Sam Dewhust-Phillips has the most divine voice! My only criticism is that if ex chief inspector Swift tightens the belt of his trench coat one more time, he will be completely devoid of breath!

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  • happycamper
  • 01-04-21

very entertaining

Great characters, good storyline, no boring bits, I liked the gentle humour too.
Good listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-20

Brilliant fun series.

Love this series. Brilliantly written and fun to read. Please keep writing them. You can not help but love Lennox 😁

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  • Jane
  • 08-28-20

Disappointing

Having previously listened to a Heathcliff Lennox story I had high hopes for this one. I was to be disappointed on this occasion. The story seems to drag on and I very nearly gave up, but I was determined to finish it. I should have given up, because I gained nothing by listened to the end. As another reviewer stated, the continual use of the term 'whatnots' soon became tiresome and it felt like the author had become tired of writing the story. It has certainly put me off listening to any other books in the series.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 08-05-20

Love this

Great story. Funny and at times scary. But this is a lighthearted story with no serial killers. Just love narrator Sam Dewhurst-Phillips. Bring on the next one.