• Through the Glass Darkly: A John Handful Mystery

  • The John Handful Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Andrew Hixson
  • Narrated by: Graeme Garton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Through the Glass Darkly: A John Handful Mystery

By: Andrew Hixson
Narrated by: Graeme Garton
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During the worst blizzard in decades, a local gentry, the enigmatic Lord Mabbott, falls from his study window and it is at once assumed to be suicide. Lateral thinking private detective John Handful is not so convinced and is determined to prove otherwise and make it his business to know what other people don’t know. Never mind that Lord Mabbott was being blackmailed over an affair with a transgender stepsister-in-law or that the window he jumped from on the fourth floor was locked from the inside.

Before long, another body turns up, believed to be Lord Mabbott’s former lover. The hunt is on to solve the case, and although, John Handful faces fresh adversaries with a stream of alibis and a host of conflicting motives, he is determined to solve the riddle - despite the best efforts of the challenging Mabbott family.

©2019 Andrew Hixson (P)2019 Andrew Hixson

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A puzzling mystery

As an initial disclaimer, I was offered a review copy of the book for the sake of an honest review.

I've thoroughly enjoyed following this mystery, and the many puzzles, twists and shifts were very well foreshadowed along the story.

I must also note that the quality of Graeme Garton's narration made the entire episode a pleasant listening experience. I sincerely recommend this book.

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good book

l liked the way started with the murder out front, ready to be solved
the ending was great. a cross word puzzle. the author did a great job of writing the story easy follow. enjoyable. the narrator told great story. I like the way you able to follow along with him.

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Great story

This was my favorite out of the whole series. Half of the ending was a surprise. The narration was better than the previous book.

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Betwixt and between

I liked the story it was hard to understand the accent sometimes and it was kind of drawn out but the suspense of not knowing the ending which was a mind blower that I liked. I would recommend this book the author did a great job and the narrator did a great job thank you

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Wonderful Look back and Forward in this series

The storytelling really takes off here in this segment of John Handful's journeys in life, death and love. There are nods to classic murder mysteries while remaining current.

The narrator dives in and out of the characters deftly and keeps the tension up and creates and great internal monologue along the way.

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Decent Mystery

I ended up getting distracted quite a bit though, but for the length of the story or does pretty well. Didn't really find myself invested in any I'd the characters though at all.

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Unexpected

Partway through the story I thought I had it all figured out, but I was only partially correct.

It's nice to be surprised by a mystery.

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