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  • The Case of the Missing Brontë | Robert Barnard

    The Case of the Missing Brontë

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Barnard
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Scotland Yard Superintendent Perry Trethowan is enjoying a vacation evening at a cosy Yorkshire pub when an old woman shows him an original, unpublished Bronte manuscript. Trethowan agrees to engage in a little literary detective work, but he doesn’t realise that for a criminal the manuscript is motive for theft, torture - and murder.

    Ms Peach says: "Delightful"
  • A Scandal in Belgravia | Robert Barnard

    A Scandal in Belgravia

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert Barnard
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    This unique murder mystery is both a penetrating analysis of a decaying social class and a deeply moving personal story of two men: Peter Proctor, recently retired as a senior British cabinet minister, and Timothy Wycliffe, a young aristocrat who was bludgeoned to death more than 30 years ago. Once close friends, their relationship had gradually faded; even Wycliffe's shocking murder caused relatively little impact on his friends and the national press, who were distracted that week by more momentous events.

    Patricia says: "Not typical but the only one available"
  • Rogue's Gallery | Robert Barnard

    Rogue's Gallery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert Barnard
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    How far would a child go to rid himself of a despised parent? Or a man of the cloth to be elected pope? From murderous ministers and conniving cardinals to the dark imagination of a schoolboy and the suspicions of an ageing Mr Mozart, this unique collection of Robert Barnard’s short stories takes you on a trail of murder, mystery and intrigue.

  • A Mansion and its Murder | Robert Barnard

    A Mansion and its Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Barnard
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
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    Sarah Jane Fearing, the sole offspring of a father who desperately wants a male heir, has grown up in the imposing rural mansion of one of England’s most influential banking families. At the centre of Sarah’s world stands her charming, generous uncle Frank, the only relative who seems to have escaped the straitjacket of ponderous respectability that so effectively stifles the Fearing family.

    Therese says: "undramatic but beautifully read"
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