Avery and Blake
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    The Strangler Vine | M. J. Carter

    The Strangler Vine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By M. J. Carter
    • Narrated By Alex Wyndham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    India, 1837: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery.

    Not quite Kipling's India

    You can't away with being Rudyard Kipling anymore. Novels set in 19th century India can present British characters as protagonists, but if they're unc..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 14 2016 by David (Halethorpe, MD, United States)
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    The Strangler Vine | M. J. Carter

    The Strangler Vine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By M. J. Carter
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    Overall
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    Story
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of M. J. Carter's The Strangler Vine, read by the actor Sam Dastor. India, 1837: William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. Nine months later he hasn't learnt a word of Hindoostani, is in terrible debt, and longs to return home before the cholera epidemic finishes him off.

    A real cracking story

    The storyline keep you hooked from the start, and only get's better and real intense on the way.

    Reviewed on June 27 2016 by Christer Karlsson ()
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    Infidel Stain: A Blake and Avery Novel | M. J. Carter

    Infidel Stain: A Blake and Avery Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By M. J. Carter
    • Narrated By Alex Wyndham
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    Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London's gutter press forces them back together. The police seem mysteriously unwilling to investigate.

    Addicting

    It's been awhile since I devoured 2 books in as many days. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in which I hope will be a long series.

    M. J..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2016 by jerelyn (St. Paul, MN, United States)
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    The Printer's Coffin: The Blake and Avery Mystery Series, Book 2 | M. J. Carter

    The Printer's Coffin: The Blake and Avery Mystery Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By M. J. Carter
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
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    London, 1841. Mr Jeremiah Blake and Captain William Avery, recently returned from India, are invited by Viscount Allington to examine the particulars of a grisly pair of murders. Two printers from the seditious gutter presses have been brutally dispatched in distinct but similar circumstances. Fearing the deaths will stoke the fires of Chartism sweeping the capital, Allington hopes Blake and Avery's determination to uncover the truth will solve these crimes and help restore civic order.

    Wonderful

    A brilliant follow up to The Strangler Vine. I await Blake and Avery's next adventure

    Reviewed on January 04 2017 by Bill ()
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    The Devil’s Feast: Blake and Avery Novel Series, Book 3 | M.J. Carter

    The Devil’s Feast: Blake and Avery Novel Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By M.J. Carter
    • Narrated By Alex Wyndham
    Overall
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    Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate, and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome façade, and in particular concerning its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, "the Napoleon of food", a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner-in-crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death was only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister?

    Kitchen intrigue

    This is the third story in an excellent series. The mystery here ( who is the poisoner) isn't all that engaging, but the behind-the-scenes look at the..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2017 by Ruth Bain (Orange County, CA)
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    The Devil's Feast | M. J. Carter

    The Devil's Feast

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By M. J. Carter
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
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    London, 1842. There has been a mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London's newest and grandest gentleman's club. A death the club is desperate to hush up. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome façade - and in particular concerning its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, 'the Napoleon of food', a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity.

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