Dead Before Morning : Rafferty & Llewellyn

  • by Geraldine Evans
  • Narrated by Micheal Page
  • Series: Rafferty & Llewellyn
  • 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With his superstitious Irish nature, British Detective Joe Rafferty shouldn't be surprised that his first murder case as a newly-promoted Essex detective is a tough one. But the murder victim, whom the media has dubbed "The Faceless Lady", has no ID and has been bludgeoned beyond recognition. She also supposedly had no access to the secure psychiatric facility where her dead body is found. The news media has seized on the case, placing Rafferty in an unwelcome spotlight. His boss, with whom he shares a mutual loathing, would love to see him fail.
And that's not his only little difficulty. Because Detective Rafferty is cursed by a malign fate and with a large family who believe obeying the Law of the Land is optional, Rafferty capitulates to his ma's demand that he does whatever it takes to get his crooked distant cousin out of the pokey in time for his marriage to ma's niece. Successfully accomplishing this sticky maneuver is sure to be challenging, but keeping it downwind of his morally stiff new partner might be a demand too far.
If Rafferty can't spring his cousin in time, his ma's liable to commit murder - his. And if the Faceless Lady's case remains unsolved, the superintendent will black-mark his record so indelibly that his career as a detective will never recover.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Love the English humor

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book because it has twists and turns and lot of suspects.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting aspect is how some people value family reputation more than doing the right thing.

Have you listened to any of Micheal Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't believe so. His diction and emphasis is very good.

Do you think Dead Before Morning needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Case solved. No need for a follow up book.

Any additional comments?

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- Susan Patterson

Well Performed Detective Murder Mystery

The best thing about this book was the performance and narration. The narration was outstanding and really made the book.

Overall it is a routine murder mystery being investigated by a newly promoted police detective of Irish heritage and his very well educated more upper classed Welsh partner.

The book has English, Welsh, Scot and Irish characters as well working class and upper class characters. The narrator did a superb job with these diverse accents.

The main character, Detective Joe Rafferty comes from a working class Irish family seasoned with a host of petty criminals. His prying interfering matchmaking mother is a real hoot.

Beside solving his first murder case he is expected by his mother to get his cousin's fiancee out of jail before the wedding date.

This was an enjoyable listen and I am looking forward to other books in the series.

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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2015
  • Publisher: Geraldine Annette Evans