Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1 : Inspector Hannasyde

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Ulli Birvé
  • Series: Inspector Hannasyde
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the dead of the night, a man is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction.
The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?


What the Critics Say

"Death in the Stocks is that rare and refreshing thing – a clever problem stated, developed and finally solved in terms of character." (The Times)
"Miss Heyer's characters act and speak with an ease and conviction that is refreshing as it is rare in the ordinary mystery novel." (The Times Literary Supplement)
"Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Hated it, loved it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to anyone who knows the British culture

What other book might you compare Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1 to and why?

I don't know of a comparison.

Which character – as performed by Ulli Birvé – was your favorite?

The performances by Ulli Birve were all exceptional! Every character was done extremely well!!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I started off hating all but one of the characters so I thought I would hate the book but the performance was so well done it kept me interested. Before too long I was hooked.

Any additional comments?

It helps that I lived in England for several years or the characters would never have become endearing. I think people that don't know the Brits may not easily see the subtle traits that slowly allows the reader to get past the initial obnoxious appearance of the characters.

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- Glenda

The Wrong Narrator

Would you try another book from Georgette Heyer and/or Ulli Birvé?

I've heard THE UNFINISHED CLUE with a different reader, and it was literally laugh-out-loud funny.

Would you ever listen to anything by Georgette Heyer again?

Yes, with a different reader.

How could the performance have been better?

Georgette Heyer is known for lightness and wit---the reader, Ulli Birve, spoke far too slowly and without a sense of humor.

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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd