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    • Bats in the Belfry

    • A London Mystery
    • By: E. C. R. Lorac
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Bruce Attleton dazzled London’s literary scene with his first two novels, but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife, Sybilla, is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce’s failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent’s Park. When Bruce is called away on a sudden trip to Paris, he vanishes completely until his suitcase and passport are found in a sinister artist’s studio, the Belfry, in a crumbling house in Notting Hill, and Inspector Macdonald must uncover Bruce’s secrets. This intricate mystery from a classic writer is set in a superbly evoked London of the 1930s.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Lord James Harrington and the Winter Mystery

    • By: Lynn Florkiewicz
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    1957. Lord James Harrington and his wife, Beth, run a country hotel in the village of Cavendish, deep in the heart of West Sussex. James and Beth are discussing the latest Cavendish Players production, The Devil Incarnate, when their cleaner informs them that farmer Alec Grimes is missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Officially Hooked On Lord Harrington

    • By John on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Lord James Harrington and the Spring Mystery

    • By: Lynn Florkiewicz
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    It's 1958, and Lord James and his wife, Beth, are hosting the annual spring fair. Then wealthy recluse Delphine Brooks-Hunter is murdered. James is summoned to the reading of her will and is tasked with solving an intriguing riddle. Meanwhile, Beth tackles her own mystery after discovering a homeless man suffering from amnesia. As they delve deeper, a number of questions emerge. What links Delphine to the fairground folk? Who would harm such a refined lady? Are rumours of World War espionage true?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lord Harrington is not Bond, ignore cover art

    • By Marie on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.82

    • The Young Clementina

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Charlotte Dean enjoys nothing more than the solitude of her London flat and the monotonous days of her work at a travel bookshop. But when her younger sister unceremoniously bursts into her quiet life one afternoon, Charlotte's world turns topsy-turvy. Beloved author D. E. Stevenson captures the intricacies of post-World War I England with a light, comic touch that perfectly embodies the spirit of the time. Alternatively heartbreaking and witty, The Young Clementina is a touching tale of love, loss and redemption through friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Dean's Dilemma

    • By Jerri C on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $22.57

    • The Long Sword

    • By: Christian Cameron
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Pisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold is looking forward to a lucrative career as a hired sword in the endless warring between Italy's city states. But when a message comes from the Grand Master of the Hospitaliers, William is forced to leave his dreams of fame and fortune behind him. The Hospitaliers are gathering men for a crusade, and Sir William must join them. Yet before they set out for the holy land, the knights face deadly adversaries much closer to home....

    Regular price: $28.25

    • Lord James Harrington and the Summer Mystery

    • By: Lynn Florkiewicz
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    It’s summer, and the annual tennis tournament between Cavendish and Charnley is underway, but a sudden spate of jewel thefts prompts James to put his sleuthing hat on. His investigation suggests that the criminals are using an ancient smuggling network. Can he convince his good friend, DCI George Lane, of his suspicions? Has the smuggling network reopened? Are the two cyclists really tourists? Is the murder of the tennis umpire connected? Could a long-term resident really be a criminal mastermind? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Need more Bert

    • By N. Brown on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $30.21

    • The Female Detective

    • By: Andrew Forrester
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. She does much physical detective work, examining scenes of crime, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm to achieve her ends. Characteristic of the casebooks of the time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Mrs Gladden, including murder, fraud and the sale of a baby.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Lord James Harrington and the Cornish Mystery

    • By: Lynn Florkiewicz
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Lord James Harrington and his wife, Beth, are taking a well-earned holiday with Stephen and Anne in Polpennarth, Cornwall, where the Cornish Legends festival is taking place. James learns that during the opening procession, a local fisherman vanished, and when further men disappear in broad daylight, he can't help but put his sleuthing hat on. The streets were crowded, yet no witnesses have come forward. If they were kidnapped, why is there no ransom demand? What are the flashing lights off the coastline? Have the Cornish Legends really come to life? James delves into the mystery, but his questions come at a price.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!

    • By N. Brown on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Lord James Harrington and the Autumn Mystery

    • By: Lynn Florkiewicz
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Lord James Harrington and his wife, Beth, run a country hotel in West Sussex, England. Autumn has arrived, and they are helping with the Harvest festivities when they learn that escaped convict Locksmith Joe is in the area. James suspects that his good friend Bert knows more about this than he's letting on. When new arrival Christie Cameron is found dead in his bedroom, clues suggest foul play, yet the room was locked from the inside. How did the killer get in? When a second death occurs at the scarecrow festival, James puts his sleuthing hat on. Will a surprise discovery jeopardise his friendship with Bert?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By EF on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $30.21

    • The Ill-Made Knight

    • By: Christian Cameron
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    September 1356. Poitiers. The greatest knights of the age were ready to give battle. On the English side, Edward, the Black Prince, who'd earned his spurs at Crecy. On the French side, the King and his son, the Dauphin. With 12,000 knights. And then there is William Gold. A cook's boy who had once been branded as a thief. William dreams of being a knight, but in this savage new world of intrigue, betrayal and greed, first he must learn to survive. 

    Regular price: $28.25

    • The Fair Miss Fortune

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Jane Fortune causes a stir when she arrives in the small community of Dingleford. She has bought an old cottage and plans to open a tearoom. Old friends Charles Weatherby and Harold Prestcott both fall for the newcomer, but her behaviour seems to vary wildly – she encourages first one then the other and at other times barely recognises them. Is there more to the fair Miss Fortune than meets the eye?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Humorous Look at 1930s English Village Life

    • By Pam on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $14.14

    • Strangeways to Oldham

    • The Belchester Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of her upper-class breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright. On a visit to a local nursing home, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon a murder. The pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector, who treats her as a silly old biddy with an overactive imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply fabulous

    • By chuknzig on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $17.03

    • Listening Valley

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Emma D'Inverno
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Antonia and her sister Louise grow up as thick as thieves, in a world apart from their detached parents. Tonia is a dreamer, slipping away into her "listening place" when life is becoming too much for her. When the more adventurous Lou elopes, Tonia is left on her own. Hope comes in the form of Mr Norman, a caring older man who teaches Tonia how to live for herself. They marry and move to London, but when tragedy strikes Tonia is left to build her own life. She returns to Scotland, in search of a new happiness - although there are some obstacles in her way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Travels with D. E. Stevenson

    • By Jerri C on 08-19-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Lady of the English

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable!

    • By Cat Morgan on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $18.48

    • The Quiet Professor

    • By: Betty Neels
    • Narrated by: Anne Cater
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Megan thought she had it all - a good job, a caring family and a fiancé whom everyone agreed would make her a wonderful husband. But then her perfectly constructed world fell apart, and she found that her one hope was Professor Jake van Belfeld. He seemed determined to rebuild her life - but why was he taking such a personal interest in her? He couldn't think that her heart needed his attention, too, could he?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hope after heartache

    • By PlantGirl on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $26.11

    • A Divided Command

    • By: David Donachie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Unbeknown to John Pearce, the private letter he is delivering on behalf of the prime minister carries the dismissal of the very man he is sailing to see. The need for a government majority to pursue the war with France means John Pearce must step down as Britain’s best sailor, regretfully relinquishing the position to the incompetent Admiral Hotham. Hotham is equally less than pleased about John Pearce, as he is the one person who knows the truth about his dishonest naval career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rehashing

    • By Jean on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Death on the Riviera

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon, an amiable policeman from Nice, Meredith must trace the whereabouts of Chalky Cobbett, crook and forger.

    Regular price: $20.56

    • The Man with the Sack

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    "Albert dear, we are going to have a quiet family party at home here for the holiday, just ourselves and the dear village. It would be such fun to have you with us." Faced with an invitation he can't refuse, Albert Campion is spending Christmas with the Turretts at Pharaoh's Court, along with the Welkins and Mike Peters, a young man trying to shake off his father's reputation. But when Santa Claus is implicated in a burglary, Campion's skills are put to use.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently narrated Campion short story

    • By Carol Mello on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $2.97

    • A Good Place to Hide

    • How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II
    • By: Peter Grose
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the upper reaches of the Loire lies the secluded village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. The whole village was honoured not just by the French state but with the extremely rare distinction of being named Righteous Among Nations by the people of Israel. How they earned this is one of the great modern stories of heroism and courage. The community pulled off the astonishing feat of saving the lives of 5,000 men, women and children whose very existence was deemed unpalatable by the Nazi occupiers and their Vichy stooges.

    Regular price: $23.34

    • Silent Voices

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping story

    • By Colin on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $16.09

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