Adventures of Lestrade (chronological order)
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  • 1
    Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring

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    It is 1879, and the young Detective Sergeant Sholto Lestrade has his work cut out for him as he investigates mysterious goings-on at "Lord" George Sanger's Circus. First, the best juggler in Europe is shot in full view of a thousand people. Then Huge Hughie the dwarf dies an agonising death whilst performing the Ether Trick. Finally, the Great Bolus dies by swallowing the wrong sword. And all of this comes after two bodies are found with multiple slashes.

    Good Story, Pity About The Narration

    M J Trow gives a new slant on Conan Doyle's Lestrade.

    Sergeant (later Inspector) Lestrade hunts a killer in Sanger's circus of Victorian ti..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2012 by C. Swan (NSW Australia)
  • 2
    Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand: An Inspector Lestrade Mystery | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand: An Inspector Lestrade Mystery

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    The murder of Sarah Culdrose is just the first in a series of mysterious and often gruesome deaths that London's subterranean trains will witness. The deceased - all women - pile up quickly. There is a maniac at large, and Inspector Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard is detailed to work with the Railway Police. The detective plunges through a tangled web of deviants to solve a string of murders so heinous that every woman in London fears for her life. Will the London Transport System survive? Or will Lestrade run out of steam?

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  • 3
    Lestrade and the Sign of Nine | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Sign of Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By M J Trow
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    It is a puzzle that has faced Scotland Yard from the beginning - whose was the limbless body found among the foundations? And in the murderous world of Sholto Lestrade, one question is invariably followed by another - what do a lecherous rector, a devious speculator and a plagiarist novelist all have in common? Answer: they're all dead - each of them with a bloody space where his head used to be. And six others are to join them before our intrepid inspector brings the perpetrator to book.

    listen marred by racist humour

    This could have been a very entertaining Victorian detective farce with a chance to chuckle at Holmes for a change, but the good humour was spoiled ea..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 4
    Lestrade and the Ripper | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Ripper

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    The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper terrorises the East End of London; all the victims are found in Whitechapel – but Scotland Yard has to look into another suspicious death, that of Edmund Gurney in Brighton. Foremost amongst the Yard’s top men is young Inspector Sholto Lestrade. It is to his lot that a number of unsolved cases fall – cases that include the murder of a former Whitechapel prostitue, and that of Gurney.

    Entertaining

    Liked it very much. Very entertaining. Enjoyed author reading. If not for personal time constraints I wud not have put it down.

    Reviewed on May 20 2017 by Gregory Patterson ()
  • 5
    The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade | M J Trow

    The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade

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    It is 1891, and London is still reeling from the horror of the unsolved Ripper murders when Inspector Lestrade is sent to the Isle of Wight to investigate a strange corpse found walled up in Shanklin Chine. It is merely the beginning of a series of brutal and bizarre killings so apparently random, that only a warped genius could be responsible.

    An interesting read

    A nice piece for casual Holmes fans . Fun to see Lestrade as a developed character interacting with notables of the late 19th century. The mystery i..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2015 by Sludgemeister (South Charleston, WV United States)
  • 6
    Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
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    Murder is afoot among the footmen of Britain's Royal Household: a servant girl, Amy Macpherson, has been brutally slaughtered. And so our hero, Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard, is once again on the trail of mystery. As he tries to untangle a villainous web of conspiracy, the superintendent must venture north to Scotland. His investigations take him from Balmoral Castle to the Isle of Skye to the North British Hotel, where he narrowly escapes an inferno in Room 13. The intrepid investigator contends with the most baffling clues he has yet encountered.

    Lestrade Detects without Sherlock Holmes

    This was a good immersive story. Most of the story unfolds in Scotland, and although the accent at times is distracting, the mystery more than makes u..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2014 by E. Mason (San Francisco, CA USA)
  • 7
    Brigade: The Further Adventures of Lestrade | M. J. Trow

    Brigade: The Further Adventures of Lestrade

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
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    There is a new broom at Scotland Yard: Nimrod Frost. His first “little job” for Lestrade is to investigate the reported appearance of a lion in Cornwall. This is hardly a task for an Inspector. Yet even as Lestrade questions a witness, a man is reported dead - horrifically mauled. Having solved that case to his own satisfaction, Lestrade returns to London and to more suspicious deaths - all old men who should have died quietly in their sleep. Is there a connection? Lestrade's superiors discount his speculations....

    Enjoyed narration and story!

    Delightful writing style, full of surprises and quiet humor. Loved the (often irreverent) cameo appearances of familiar historical figures and charact..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2016 by Kari R (Katy, TX, USA)
  • 8
    Lestrade and the Guardian Angel | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Guardian Angel

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    The first fatality in a bizarre series of killings is a Captain of the Second Life Guards, found in the River Thames with a war medal wedged between his teeth. Then a dead Egyptologist is discovered with a scarab clamped between his molars. When a young soldier is found dead in the saddle (this time a locket is the dying mouthful), Sholto Lestrade is forced to impersonate a barrack-room lawyer.

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  • 9
    Lestrade and the Hallowed House | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Hallowed House

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    Inspector Lestrade is called upon to investigate the brutal death of Ralph Childers, MP. It is but the first in a series of perplexing murders that lead Lestrade around the country. The connection between the victims appears to be politics. Is someone trying to destroy the Government? It would seem so, particularly when a bomb is found in the Palace of Westminster. During his investigations Lestrade encounters some old and some new faces.

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  • 10
    Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder

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    The madness begins when Captain Orange and his three nieces are killed in a carriage accident. The only clues? A tall man seen near the Captain's house, and a broken mirror found in the Captain's breast pocket. Next, Janet Calthorp of King's College, London, tumbles to her death as she makes her way to her lover's bedroom, the victim of a tripwire. The clue? A broken mirror found in said lover's boudoir.

    Lestrade takes off without Sherlock

    In yet another spinoff from the Sherlock Holmes classics, MJ Trow has taken the character, Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, and fleshed him out as..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    Lestrade and the Deadly Game | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Deadly Game

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    The papers call it suicide. The deceased’s father doesn’t. And when Superintendent Lestrade investigates the death by duelling pistol of Anstruther Fitzgibbon, his suspicions are immediately aroused. One of Britain’s leading athletes, Fitzgibbon is the first victim in a series of murders which threatens to extinguish the torch of the Olympic Games in London, in that glorious summer of 1908.

    MJ Trow writes better than he reads

    MJ Trow has created this series, based on Lestrade--the policeman who was never quite as smart as Sherlock Holmes (except in this series, he is). It i..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 18 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 12
    Lestrade and the Leviathan | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Leviathan

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    Lestrade’s detectives at Scotland Yard have promised him that 1910 is going to be a peaceful year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out that way. His daughter, Emma, brings him news of a tragic boating accident and he is soon up to his neck in a series of vicious murders. On top of all this, Lestrade is roped in to help with the coronation of George V and Inspector Walter Dew needs help with the disappearance of a certain Belle Crippen.

    fast and funny, lots of wit

    I've enjoyed all of the books in this series and they reliably leave me cheerful. The narrator dies a lovely job if bringing the different characters ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2016 by T. Next (USA)
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    Lestrade and the Brother of Death | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Brother of Death

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    Recovering from a broken leg after his ignominious fall from the Titanic, Lestrade should have had a peaceful time convalescing. But an attempt on the life of his future father-in-law makes him realise that a policeman is never really off duty. What is particularly puzzling is the arrival of a letter which simply reads, "Four for the Gospel Makers", and it isn’t the first Lestrade has been sent. So begins one of Sholto Lestrade’s most mystifying cases, encompassing both the present and the past.

    Flashbacks galore

    This was very well read by the author. Led trade is sixty and engaged to be married. A series of events from his past turn out to be linked to the pre..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2016 by Ms Lixie (London, United Kingdom)
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    Lestrade and the Devil's Own | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Devil's Own

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M J Trow
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    Lestrade had never been arrested before, although he had often had his collar felt by unsuspecting constables. But now a woman has died in his arms in a London pea-souper, and he is not only arrested but facing the drop. Millicent Millichip, in the wrong place at the right time, is neither the first nor only in a series of murders by someone so cunning that all the brains of the Yard can’t catch them - and this despite the calling card left helpfully at every scene.

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    Lestrade and the Magpie | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Magpie

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    England in 1920 is a land fit for heroes. So why is one of those heroes found dead in a dingy London hotel? And why does his war record show that he has been missing for three years? The deceased is the fiancé of Inspector Lestrade's daughter, and she sets out to find his murderer. As always with Lestrade, one murder has a habit of leading to another. How can a woman killed in an air raid in 1917 be found with a bullet through her head three years later?

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  • 16
    Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus

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    The wings that retired Superintendent Lestrade comes on are those of a de Haviland Hercules. The archaeologist Howard Carter has made the discovery of the century in the Valley of the Kings, but all around him men are dying. Lord Carnarvon, careless with his razor, falls prey to a mosquito bite. Alain le Clerk leaves the tomb in a hurry to die alone in the desert. Aaron G String, the railway magnate, blows his brains out yards from the tomb's entrance.

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