The Deathly Portent

Lady Fan Mystery Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Esther Wane
Series: A Lady Fan Mystery Series, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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When a young woman predicts a murder, she finds herself the center of a witch hunt....

1790, England: When Lord Francis and Lady Ottilia Fanshawe's coach breaks down, they find themselves stranded in the village of Witherley.   

But Ottilia, the intrepid "Lady Fan," finds her curiosity piqued when she hears of a local murder.   

A young woman predicted the gruesome death of the village blacksmith. And he was killed exactly as described....

Is the young woman predicting the future? Are the villagers right to call her a witch?  

Or is there an even more sinister explanation?

©2012 Elizabeth Bailey (P)2019 Tantor

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Bravo!

Intelligently written, clever plot and engaging characters. I've read both books in this series and I hope for the next very soon.

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A little long, but good.

Excellent example of language, manners, and customs. The plot was unusual. Narrator did a good job with the different characters and accents. This is the second book in the series I have read. Very enjoyable.

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Took forever to get through....

The story is ok and the narration good as far as voices and intonation. But the tortured English of the time period (using many words when one would do), the strong accents and poor English of the "locals" make it very difficult to listen to and comprehend, I had to concentrate very hard all the time, and replay sections frequently. The language and accent may be "authentic" but it still detracts from the audio book. I find "words" like t'aint, and d'aint, and naught annoying. Generally I can easily listen to a book in a day or two, but this I'm sure I worked on this one for 7-10 days. And it was work! I will return and will not buy any more from this series.