Murder of a Lady

  • by Anthony Wynne
  • Narrated by James Bryce
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Duchlan Castle is a gloomy place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her locked bedroom. The only tiny clue to the culprit is a silver fish's scale, left on the floor next to Mary's body.
Inspector Dundas is dispatched to investigate. The Gregor family and their servants are quick to explain that Mary was a kind and charitable woman, but Dundas uncovers a more complex truth.
Soon further deaths occur. Superstitious locals believe that fish creatures from the nearby waters are responsible, but luckily for Inspector Dundas, gifted amateur sleuth Eustace Hailey is on the scene.

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Solid "Golden Age" Mystery

In some respects this book made me think of a P.D. James novel. Much of it is filled with gradual revealing of the personalities and interactions between the different characters. The mystery itself is not that fantastic and, for me, not as interesting as the stories of the people. Nonetheless the writing and the story were involving for me.

I found the narration to be well above solid and feel it added a great deal to the feel of the novel.

It is far from a more modern detective or slasher story and one that might appeal only to folks with an appetite for a period piece story. However, for those of us who seek out such novels it might be a real treasure.
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- Carl P. Beetz "Golden Bear"

Taut suspense

A haunting story, very tight, clipped dialogue, completely compelling. This one grabbed hold of my mind and would not let go. I couldn't sleep until I finished it. The reader is perfect and impeccable.

Don't read this if you are prone to nightmares, but definitely do if you love a psychological terror.
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- Kathy "Always reading. Audiobooks in the car, in the kitchen, in the sewing room, and paper books in every room in the house."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2016
  • Publisher: Soundings