The Agora Mystery Series

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

Two Tocks Before Midnight Publisher's Summary

Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859: When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues.

But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer.

As friends betray their own and souls are sentenced to death, suspicions and tensions mount. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer. But will he succeed? Or will the night of October 24th, 1859 forever remain a unresolved mystery?

©2012 CJ Martin (P)2012 CJ Martin
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  • Book 1

    • Two Tocks Before Midnight

    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues. But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer. As friends betray their own and souls are sentenced to death, suspicions and tensions mount. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer. But will he succeed?

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    • Excellent and inexpensive

    • By Jan on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • The Penitent Thief

    • The Agora Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger, as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger’s guilt is questioned. In the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, Clay Boutwell brings back the Agora Society and its premiere scholar, Carl Brooke. This is the second novella in the Agora series, the first being Two Tocks Before Midnight.

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  • Book 3

    • The Peace Party Massacre: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery

    • The Agora Mystery series, Book 3
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kidnapped! An honorable man has gone missing and his wife is not in the least helpful. The sheriff dithers and every day brings death closer to a reality. It is late 1865. After hostilities cease, the Agora Society, led by the indomitable Carl Brooke, sends a group to aid the reconstruction of Wilmington Port in North Carolina and to encourage its sister society, the Nec Temere. Unknown to the volunteers, a heinous crime has been committed, creating a greater urgency for the Agora's more ... colorful services.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and read by author!

    • By Jan on 08-21-18

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  • Book 4

    • The Curse of the Mad Sheik

    • The Agora Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    Murder and intrigue abound. At the center of it all appears a mysterious sheikh and his cursed ruby. 

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  • Book 5

    • The Captain's Play

    • A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series, Book 5)
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Captain Barnwell, a longtime honorary member of the Agora Society, presents to the members a solved case one clue at a time. Three suspects. One murderer. Who is the murderer and why? 

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  • Book 6

    • Murder by Monday

    • The Agora Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A childhood nemesis. A threat seemingly from beyond the grave. Murder by Monday.... A mysterious letter sends Carl Brooke and Rutherford Nordlinger off to the aid of a man who, accused of murder, is now threatened by the man he is said to have killed. This is the sixth novella in the Agora series. Each Agora mystery is a complete and standalone mystery; however, some listeners prefer hearing the stories in order.

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  • Book 7

    • Eggs over Arsenic: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery

    • The Agora Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    An art critic is brutally murdered, and the subject of his last review is suspected. Did the artist do it, or was it one of the family members - all of whom had motive and opportunity? Join Carl Brooke and Captain Barnwell as they uncover the clues and weed through the red herrings to discover the surprising identity of the murderer.

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  • Book 8

    • Remember Thy Oath

    • The Agora Mystery Series
    • By: Clay Boutwell
    • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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    Edison, the most proper member of the Agora Society, hides a past he thought was long buried. The sudden appearance of a strange priest, however, reveals secrets that demand Edison honor an oath made long ago. With news of the imminent arrival of assassins, can Captain Barnwell and the members of the Agora Society discover the truth in time to save a friend?

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