The Gower Street Detectives

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 285 ratings

The Mangle Street Murders Publisher's Summary

The first in a charming, evocative, and sharply plotted Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson.

After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country's most famous private detective. It is 1882, and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March arrive than a case presents itself: A young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect. The victim's mother is convinced of her son-in-law's innocence, and March is so touched by her pleas she offers to cover Sidney's fee herself.

The investigation leads the pair to the darkest alleys of the East End, and every twist leads Sidney Grice to think his client is guilty. But March is convinced he is innocent. Around them London reeks with the stench of poverty and gossip, the case threatens to boil over into civil unrest, and Sidney Grice finds his reputation is not the only thing in mortal danger.

©2013 M. R. C. Kasasian (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Mangle Street Murders

    • The Gower Street Detectives, Book 1
    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 119

    After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country's most famous private detective. It is 1882, and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March arrive than a case presents itself: A young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Uneven

    • By sherri on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Mangle Street Murders

    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Gower Street, London, 1882: Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven's sake - she is wearing brown shoes. The Mangle Street Murders is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening detective story

    • By Eleni on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $20.03

  • Book 2

    • The Curse of the House of Foskett

    • The Gower Street Detective, Book 2
    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    125 Gower Street, 1882. Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to reinsert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story marred by gratuitousness

    • By framed on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Curse of the House of Foskett

    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    125 Gower Street, 1882: Sidney Grice was once London's premier personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally Sidney and March have an investigation, one that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett....

    Regular price: $21.58

  • Book 3

    • Death Descends on Saturn Villa

    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Gower Street, 1883: March Middleton is the niece of London's greatest (and most curmudgeonly) personal detective, Sidney Grice. March has just discovered a wealthy long-lost relative she never knew she had. When this newest family member meets with a horrible death, March is in the frame for murder, and only Sidney Grice can prove her innocence.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Death Descends on Saturn Villa

    • The Gower Street Detective Series, Book 3
    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When Sidney Grice journeys to Yorkshire to solve a mysterious death, March Middleton, his ward, is left to her own devices in a London swarming with danger and vice. Curiosity, as we know, has a dark edge. So when an intriguing letter leads March to the gates of the palatial Saturn Villa and into the nightmarish world of her long-lost uncle, it could be the beginning of an end for all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why the narrator switch?

    • By John S. on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 4

    • The Secrets Of Gaslight Lane

    • The Gower Street Detective, Book 4
    • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    London, 1883: All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. So, when a young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost personal detective, Sidney Grice, to solve her father's murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee. Mr Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered, with no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. But what piques Grice's interest is the link to the unsolved murders of Nathan's uncle, aunt and servants in the very same house....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A warning for animal lovers

    • By Meep on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $27.81