• The Lover of the Grave

  • Lydmouth, Book 3
  • By: Andrew Taylor
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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The Lover of the Grave

By: Andrew Taylor
Narrated by: Philip Franks
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Publisher's Summary

From the number one best-selling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, this is the third instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series. 

After the coldest night of the year, they find the man's body. He is dangling from the Hanging Tree on the outskirts of a village near Lydmouth, with his trousers round his ankles. Is it suicide, murder, or accidental death resulting from some bizarre sexual practice? 

Journalist Jill Francis and Detective Inspector Thornhill become involved in the case in separate ways. Jill is also drawn unwillingly into the affairs of the small public school where the dead man taught. Meanwhile a Peeping Tom is preying upon Lydmouth; Jill has just moved into her own house and is afraid she is being watched. And there are more distractions, on a personal level, for policeman and reporter.... 

©2012 Andrew Taylor (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller." (Daily Telegraph)

"An excellent writer. He plots with care and intelligence and the solution to the mystery is satisfyingly chilling." (The Times)

"The most under-rated crime writer in Britain today." (Val McDermid)

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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 12-30-21

compelling listen

This series is getting better and better, the twist are like hairpin bends, magic, I have found the character's easy to visualise and understand. Superb listen roll on no 4

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  • crochetdiva
  • 12-10-21

Another great, unique story

Another really different storyline from this brilliant author. Once again I had too listen in one sitting because it was so riveting. Wonderfully performed by Philip Frank's. A brilliant partnership for these stories.

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  • Nicola
  • 10-24-22

Recommended

Yes - allowances must be made for when the books are set in terms of our modern expectations - but the story, plot and characters are very believable.

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  • GB
  • 09-07-22

Beautifully written

Atmospheric, beautifully written and well defined characters. Great narration too. On to the next in series.

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  • Mr Tickles
  • 05-21-22

A gentle who dunnit

Love Andrew Taylor 's historical books but not sure about the gentle pace of the Lydmouth series. Although they were set just after the war (2) so would be different to today's crime stories but I will read them all. Very good use of words and Philip Frank's reading and voices are very clever which brings the stories to life. Then he lit another cigarette!