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Publisher's Summary

Luke flung the light of his torch full onto the face of the immobile figure. Then he had the shock of his life. The man had no face! Where his face should have been was a sort of inhuman, uniform blank!
When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country? And how is this connected to the shady business dealings of the garage?
This classic mystery tale is set amidst the stunning scenery of a small village in the Lake District.
©2014 Martin Edwards (P)2016 Soundings
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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul and Courtney on 05-04-16

More of a Police Procedural than a Mystery

It was pretty good, but don't expect any kind of mystery. It's a procedural that walks you through discoveries, not deductions.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 01-27-16

A Cozy for Guys!

If any guys like to read cozies - for some reason I think of that genre as appealing more to women. It's a long rambling story with lots of detail and a glimpse of the fuel and trucking business and so forth back in the thirties. Much of the book is an account of Inspector Meredith's reasoning about the situation.

Gordon Griffin has a great voice, rather soothing, which is one reason I recommend this book as a good one to put you to sleep at night.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ian Smith on 03-24-16

Interesting reminder of life in the recent past!

What made the experience of listening to The Lake District Murder the most enjoyable?

The slightly-old-fashioned language, the illustrations of everyday life in the 1930's, the meticulous police procedure and an interesting mystery

What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

Nicely paced delivery in a tone which appeared perfectly in keeping/

Any additional comments?

Enjoyable, old-fashioned police crime story, with some twists and turns.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Linkeo on 03-20-18

Tedious and very dated

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story so very long detailed and wordy you can miss whole parts and it won't matter.

I suspect the plot would have scandalised people at the time not now.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Bude again?


Have you listened to any of Gordon Griffin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but his performance was good but nothing would make this interesting.

What character would you cut from The Lake District Murder?

None their aren't that many

Any additional comments?

I bought this book 2 years ago but never managed to get very far so i felt I couldn't return it I've honestly only finished it as I'm having work done to my house and the noise blocks parts out. The worst book I have listened to all through.

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