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    • Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

    • Agatha Raisin, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,049
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 950

    In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr. Paul Bladen is accidentally killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury’s horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidedly suspicious....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Disappointing Narrator

    • By Cozy Reader on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The One I've Waited For

    • By: Mary B. Morrison
    • Narrated by: Bishop Banks, Ebony Ford, Angela Lewis, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Now that she's happily married-for-security, there's nothing Mercedes Crystal won't do to hold on to what she's got. She didn't sweat it when her rich businessman husband had a down-and-dirty ego-boosting affair. But she's not going to stand for him falling in love with luscious Arizona Remington - or Arizona unleashing all kinds of shenanigans to keep him. And Mercedes' take-no-prisoners ways are just what her siblings need to take down all those out to game them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She soars!

    • By Delisa Jackson on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Introducing Agatha Raisin

    • The Quiche of Death and The Vicious Vet
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith, Diana Bishop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely, and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest. Despite the fact that Agatha has never baked a thing in her life, she is sure the pie she has secretly bought from an upper-crust London quicherie will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge not only snubs her entry―but falls over dead!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoying this series!

    • By bigdjunta on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Catherine Wheel

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    There was a certain heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now it looked like it was harbouring a murderer. It had begun with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They had arrived, a mixed assortment, to the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them had been hideously murdered, bringing the inn's stormy past into frightening focus.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable Dud from Usually Wonderful Writer

    • By Constance on 08-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fingerprint

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicide. Frank Abbott’s vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field’s hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan’s study at night to ask him a question, and finds him stone cold with a revolver by his hand. An obvious suicide, it seems, but Inspector Abbott is not so sure.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Chinese Shawl

    • Miss Silver, Book 5
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Tanis Lyle was one of those passionate women who always get their own way. Her cousin Laura hated her. Most women did. But men found her irresistible and she used them mercilessly. So when Tanis was found murdered there seemed to be any number of suspects on hand. But Miss Silver had her own suspicions…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy Indeed

    • By Lily on 07-27-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Benevent Treasure

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    A young woman goes to the country to reconnect with old relatives, and stumbles on a murder only Miss Silver can solve. An orphan of the Second World War, Candida Sayle has gotten so used to life with her guardian that she never considered that she might have a family somewhere. When her guardian dies, a letter appears from an unheard-of aunt, informing Candida that it is time for her to return to the Benevent family fold. The young woman ventures to the country, and finds a strange pair of spinsters who spend their days obsessing over family lore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Riveting Mystery

    • By Grammy Teri on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gazebo

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Althea Graham's hypochondriac mother seldom visits the gazebo - yet she is found dead in it one morning. The Graham estate had once enjoyed a rural view, but now the grounds are part of suburban London and the gazebo is an anachronistic summerhouse. Scotland Yard becomes suspicious of Althea and her fiancé, the dashing foreign correspondent Nicholas Carey, because the death of her mother frees them to be married at last.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weak Female Lead Character

    • By Marie on 05-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Latter End

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Things had never been quite the same at Latter End since Lois had taken over. Suddenly life seemed to be an endless succession of bitter family rows which Lois, needless to say, invariably won. More than one person at Latter End found themselves stretched to the limit by Lois and her bullying, and it was only a matter of time before somebody snapped. It was unthinkable of course...but if anyone ever murdered Lois Latter, it would be very embarrassing to discover just how many people might have wished her dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Story but..

    • By Elaine on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poison in the Pen

    • Miss Silver, Book 29
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Tilling Green was a charming little village nestling in the Ledshire countryside. Not at all the sort of place you would expect to find an anonymous letter writer. And when one of the recipients, a young woman, was found drowned in the lake belonging to the Manor House, Miss Silver was persuaded to go and investigate. Valentine Grey was marrying one Gilbert Earle, but on the night of Valentine's pre-wedding party Jason Leigh, Valentine's former love, returned after months without a word.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The first Miss Silver I ever read, and still a fav

    • By Meep on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Key

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    It's nearing the end of WWII, and Michael Harsh has been working for the government on a secret project for years. Finally he is ready to hand over the formula. But the next morning he is dead. It looks like suicide. Only Miss Silver knows it's murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Silver, Where have you been my whole life?

    • By Dorothy on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mistress of the Art of Death

    • Mistress Of The Art Of Death 1
    • By: Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In Cambridge a child has been hideously murdered and other children have disappeared. The Jews, made scapegoats by the all-powerful Christian clergy, have been forced to retreat into the castle to avoid slaughter by angry townspeople. Henry, King of England, is displeased. The Jews provide a large part of his revenue and therefore the real killer must be found, and quickly.

    Regular price: $25.68

    • Miss Silver Comes to Stay

    • Miss Silver, Book 16
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary—exactly the sort one finds in just about every cozy English village—and to a certain person they might even appear boring. But to Miss Silver, people are always interesting. It has been some years since she gave up work as a governess to become a detective, and her interest in people has served her well. She comes to Melling on vacation—a long postponed visit to an old school chum—but Miss Silver’s business is murder, and her vacations never last long.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful British Cosy

    • By Farwan House Variety Store on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Case of William Smith

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Who was William Smith? And why was Mavis Jones so horrified to see him? For seven years William had worked as a woodcarver for the local toyshop, ignorant of his true identity. The war had robbed him of his memory, and no one expected him to ever find the answer. So when he took his work to Evesleys Ltd, why was his life instantly in danger? When William makes the frightening discovery that there are people determined not to let his memory return whatever the cost, Miss Silver is called in to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By lynda on 10-02-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pilgrim's Rest

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The two Miss Pilgrims, Columba and Janette, think its unwise to leave their fine ancestral home, Pilgrim's Rest. When their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talking about selling it, and his son barely escapes two near-fatal accidents, they suspect it's deadly to leave. Surely Miss Silver can determine why the house hates to be empty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favorite Patricia Wentworth book

    • By Lisa Otto on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Out of the Past

    • Miss Silver, Book 23
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • From Vintage Mystery days

    • By Kathi on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Grey Mask

    • Miss Silver, Book 1
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 251

    The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring. Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The shaky first of a long, strong series

    • By Phebe on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Silent Pool

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    First she felt herself being pushed downstairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned mushroom soup. Finally the tampered-with tablet amongst her sleeping pills was the last straw. Adriana Ford, famous actress and mistress of the house decided to call in Miss Silver. And Maud Silver, with impeccable logic, pointed out that the person who was trying to kill her must be a member of her own household. And then the murders started...

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Miss Silver Intervenes

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    When her fiancé, Giles Armitage, is lost at sea in the middle of the Second World War, Meade Underwood is left in the company of a middle-aged aunt with nothing but a monotonous round of bridge parties and war work to fill her days. A chance encounter restores Giles to Meade but he has lost his memory, and their rediscovered happiness is threatened by the machinations of the scheming Carola Roland, a figure from Giles' forgotten past. So when Carola is viciously murdered, Giles becomes the chief suspect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Silver always had a clue...& a solution!

    • By Book Maven on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Alington Inheritance

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Jenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named Miss Garstone, who has always treated Jenny as her own. Struck down by a motorist, "Garsty" dies, whispering to Jenny that her parents were actually married, and she is the rightful heir to the Alington fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wentworth comes through again.

    • By Rita Pavolka on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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