Winter's War

  • by James Philip
  • Narrated by Melanie Fraser
  • 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winter's War is the first full length Guy Winter mystery. It is set in England in the Second World War at the time of the Battle of Britain and the start of the London Blitz.
August 1940 - Chief Inspector Guy Winter has been Fleet Street's favorite detective for over a decade. Dubbed the "Mystery Man" by his friends and enemies alike, for all his fame he cuts a lonely figure at Scotland Yard, where every newspaper story is fresh grist to an already tired mill. Laid low by personal tragedy, there are many who suspect that the great detective's career is over.
Guy Winter, still in mourning the death of his wife in a tragic traffic accident the year before is summoned back to Scotland Yard to hunt for a psychopathic killer who is retracing Jack the Ripper's 52-year-old bloody trail of terror through London's East End.
Evil stalks the London blackout at the height of the Battle of Britain as a madman sets out to sow panic in the streets. But nothing is quite what it seems. As the threat of invasion looms ever larger and great aerial dogfights rage in the skies over southern England, as air raid sirens wail in the night, searchlights play across the face of the heavens and the first bombs fall, old scores are being settled and we discover that Guy Winter has been living a double life more mysterious than anybody ever suspected.
Now that double life has returned to haunt him. Now he no longer knows whom to call friend or foe.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well scripted and thoroughly enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of Winter's War to be better than the print version?

I would have to read the print version which I would like to do


What did you like best about this story?

I liked the style of writing; the author reminds me of Elizabeth George and PD James, etc.


Which scene was your favorite?

I quite enjoyed the developing relationship between Winter and Ransom as they learn to work together and trust each other


Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this enough that I would pick up more in the series

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- Kelly Kenrick "runriggers"

An Action-Packed Mystery Thriller

Winter's War was a good story. The author paid great attention to detail but I had a hard time following along. It may have had too many small details for me to keep up with the larger picture. I think it was more drama than anything. It was good yet overwhelming.

Melanie Fraser's narration was brilliant. She speaks impeccably and I love her voice. She's proven to be an amazing voice actor no matter what she applies herself to.

Overall, this was a decent audiobook. Maybe too much for me but I think James Philip is a wonderful author doing wonderful things.
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- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2016
  • Publisher: J.P. Coldham