The Hog's Back Mystery

  • by Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside.
When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue - and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple's peaceful rural life.
The case soon takes a more complex turn. Other people vanish mysteriously, one of Dr Earle's houseguests among them.
What is the explanation for the disappearances? If the missing people have been murdered, what can be the motive?

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A real hard slog to get through

I read another review before buying that warned it needed editing and my god, does it ever. I almost gave up at least 4 times as it was just so slow. The actual action takes place in about an hour of the reading. Most of the rest is the detective thinking about things. With editing this could be quite a good traditional british period piece but with the length it is, it makes it an ordeal. As a side note, by the time "who done it" was revealed I couldn't remember who they were. Best listened to in one go so you don't feel a similar disappointment alongside the thrill of having reached the end.
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- Ms Lixie

Excellent Puzzle

The author allows the reader to follow the detective's thought process. I disagree with the reviewers who consider this work boring. The author compellingly describes the fact-gathering process which is, after all, detection. The author also allows the reader enough information to consider and evaluate how those facts fit in with varying theories. The reader feels a participant in the sleuthing process. Very clever plot. Well-performed.
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- Katherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2015
  • Publisher: Soundings