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The detective and mystery stories we read and watch on television and in film today can often be traced directly to one of these two original schools, or borrow from both traditions. Contemporary writers continue to reinvent the basic formula so that, over a hundred years since readers first met the great Sherlock Holmes, the detective story is more fresh, interesting, and popular than ever pdf. Marley, Blood and Ink , a novel about the playwright Christopher Marlowe which explores the idea that he may have written the plays of Shakespeare.
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Some events include historical events, dialogue, period thoughts, historical accurate, but not all information is authentic. Patience Tomlinson's warm narration injects the perfect degree of humor into this unusual murder mystery set in the genteel Georgian city of Bath, England. Hotels' Association Police Liaison Officer Honey Driver sets out to help investigate the death of a highly unpleasant restaurant critic, whose body is found stuffed into a giant teddy-bear costume.
Narrator Julia Barrie does justice to the many wily suspects who converge on the Greers' manor house in Devon, England. The occasion is a very upscale 21st birthday party for the Greer twins, Alicia and Justin. Complications begin when traveling cook and amateur sleuth Jenny Starling arrives just as the gardener's body is discovered. Barrie sparkles as the tall, husky Jenny, As the listener is drawn into the heart of school life in s England, the everyday petty intrigues of the staff room give way to the apparent suicide of a seemingly inoffensive school mistress.
Narrator Patience Tomlinson voices a cast of characters as diverse as the headmaster, who suspects foul play, and Mrs. Bradley, a psychoanalyst with an unconventional approach who is An Edinburgh detective returns to the island where he grew up to solve a mystery involving the legend of the Seal King, who takes human brides.
A woman has vanished into the sea--and soon another disappears. Narrator Nick McArdle gives the characters definite brogues but keeps them gentle enough for listeners to understand. He also captures the hero's amusement and reluctance Chief Inspector John Lambert and his partner, Bert Hook, must take to the links to solve their latest case. Narrator Andrew Wincott captures each character perfectly. Listeners will chuckle as Lambert pompously advises Hook on improving his golf game, much to his irritation. A surprisingly large number of suspects emerge as they investigate the death of a drug-dealing Macpherson looks back on his life from his 90th year, starting with his childhood in Scotland and India in the s and '30s and ending with his role in corporate management during the British coal-mining strikes of the s.
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When a dying prisoner confesses that he lied about having murdered a child, the crime that sent him to prison, it creates a dilemma for the priest who hears him--and for the cops, who now must reopen the case, originally led by a beloved detective. Nicolette McKenzie's tender tone works in counterpoint to the harshness of the murder investigation.
She captures the expository Penelope Freeman performs this romance novel with a variety of inflections and accents. Then she meets meets two men who will change her life forever. The first is war hero, doctor, son of a manufacturer, and all- around nice guy Martin Lee-Trafford, who becomes the How's this for a devilishly different combination--an undertaker who's an amateur sleuth and a suspect who's a beekeeper?source
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The setting is England's gorgeous Devon countryside. Drew Slocombe, head of Natural Burials, and his feisty assistant, Maggs, are consulted when a woman goes missing. Narrator Julia Franklin cleverly conveys characters of varying ages and classes as well as Following a heartbreaking miscarriage, Beth Tresaile returns to Owles House with her best friend, Kitty, desperate for answers from her estranged mother.
As she pieces together the secrets of her past, Beth must also cope with the potential of a romance with Kitty's For a single actor to play an entire troupe of actors, albeit amateurs, all with their prejudices and secret agendas, not to mention a murderer in their midst, must be like a single member of a circus troupe doing all the parts at once--from tightrope walker to lion tamer, and especially plate juggler.
Gordon Griffin is a master juggler, keeping track of who is eating fire, who Betsy Brand is an actress at the new Dorset Gardens Theatre when London is terrorized by a series of grisly murders that are somehow connected to the theatre. Pilkington has created an appealing heroine in the young Betsy Brand, whose acting skills come in handy as she attempts to get The story itself suffers from frequent repetition of character descriptions, which call attention to themselves, and annoyingly rehashed plot points, keeping this from being one of Evans's best outings.
Griffin makes it all worthwhile, however, maintaining a strong, Canon Sidney Chambers focuses on crimes that don't at first appear to be crimes--which is quite something for a s cleric. In this series of loosely connected short stories, narrator Peter Wickham masterfully tackles German, Indian, Scots, and a wide range of English accents depicting various classes and personalities. An Indian Muslim is murdered in a clever manner after he British narrator Diana Bishop specializes in delivering crime fiction that is genteel and introspective.
Bishop rejects melodramatic or overly These three Brand novellas fit well together. Jeff Harding narrates the tales in a rustic-sounding voice. In "Cuttle's Hired Man," Bill Warner and Chick Newton are two cowboys whose friendship is changed by circumstances, sending them in separate directions. There's no shortage of suspects for the murder of Martin Beaumont--bully, womanizer, and very successful owner of Abbey Vineyards, who is found shot in the head inside his Jaguar.
Narrator Jonathan Keeble vividly portrays the vineyard's diverse and articulate staff as well as Beaumont's long-suffering wife and many enemies. His best renderings are protagonists Chief On the day John Lennon is killed, a group of psychic musicians begins recording at a twelfth-century abbey in Wales--with disastrous results.
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Narrator Gordon Griffin speaks with an educated British accent, differentiating each character in this mystery through a slight alteration in pitch and cadence. His pace is measured, and his tone is grave. This is not to criticize, however. One must not forget that the topic is murder. Griffin's delivery also enhances the story's setting, the Solent area of the south coast of James Henry is carrying on a series begun by the late R.
Wingfield, featuring rumpled and sometimes maddening Police Inspector Jack Frost. It's a bit of literary ventriloquism on the page, and even more so for Stephen Thorne who is re-creating a character known to many from radio and television, at least in the UK. A success on every level, this production finds Frost in bad If British mysteries, with their eccentric characters and charming settings, are your cup of tea, enter the world of Rina Martin, boarding house proprietor.
Narrator Andrew Wincott brings just the right tone to a mystery that is more psychological than action oriented. His accent, dry humor, and smooth pacing fit the plot and enhance the atmosphere.