Very English Mysteries

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 5,308 ratings

A Man of Some Repute Publisher's Summary

Truth is rarely pure and never simple...

Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past.

Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

The Castle's faded grandeur hides a web of secrets and scandals - the Earl has been missing for seven years, lost without a trace since the night he left his guests and walked out into a blizzard.

When a skeleton is uncovered beneath the flagstones of the Old Chapel, the police produce a suspect and declare the case closed.

Hugo is not convinced. With the help of the spirited Freya Wryton, the Earl's niece, he is drawn back into active service, and the ancient town of Selchester is dragged into the intrigues and conspiracies of the Cold War era.

With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to Le Carré, A Man of Some Repute is the first book in this delightfully classic and witty murder mystery series.

©2015 Elizabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • A Man of Some Repute

    • A Very English Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,020

    Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good "pseudo" golden age mystery

    • By Jerri C on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • A Question of Inheritance

    • A Very English Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331

    Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they're awaiting the arrival of the new earl - an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy Mystery

    • By Simone on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • A Matter of Loyalty

    • A Very English Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Anselm Audley, Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he's the mole. Hugo Hawksworth isn't so sure. Then a body turns up, and Hugo's instincts are proven correct. But if Rothesay wasn't selling secrets to the Soviets, who is?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • RIP To The Author

    • By Christina on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $18.19