Death by Silver : Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey

  • by Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold
  • Narrated by Matthew Cresswell
  • Series: Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey
  • 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

His practice newly established, metaphysician Ned Mathey can't afford to turn away any clients. But the latest Londoner to seek Ned's magical aid gives him pause: Mr. Edgar Nevett, an arrogant banker, is the father of the bully who made Ned's life hell at boarding school. Nevertheless, Ned accepts the commission to ensure the Nevett family silver bears no ancient or modern curses, and then prepares to banish the Nevett family to unpleasant memory again. Until Edgar Nevett is killed by an enchanted silver candlestick one of the pieces Ned declared magically harmless.
Calling on his old school friend Julian Lynes - private detective and another victim of the younger Nevett - Ned races to solve the murder, clear the stain on his professional reputation, and lay to rest the ghosts of his past. Assisted by Ned's able secretary Miss Frost, who has unexpected metaphysical skills of her own, Ned and Julian explore London's criminal underworld and sodomitical demimonde, uncover secrets and scandals, confront the unexpected murderer and the mysteries of their own relationship.
In Death by Silver veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Might be good but narrator kills it.

Would you try another book from Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold and/or Matthew Cresswell?

Yes for the authors.
No for the narrator.


Would you recommend Death by Silver to your friends? Why or why not?

Maybe the book but not this version. The story seems solid but Cresswell bombs the telling to the point that 2 hr in I had to stop.


How could the performance have been better?

Cresswell fells like he's just reading aloud rather than tell a story. There's no inflection, it's hard to tell who's talking which makes it hard to follow the story. to top it off you can hear his lips smacking in the backgrounds which is highly annoying.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Book looked ok going to get the paper/digital version


Any additional comments?

If it's ever recast I'd it again but nothing else from this narrator will enter my library.

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- Daniel

Good story, terrible reader.

The setting and characters were well done. The reader was monotonous, and a variety of nonverbal mouth noises made it through the editing process. Inhalations, sighs, lip-smacks, tongue clicks make for a very amateur performance. No effort was made to differentiate one character's voice from another.
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- Sean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2013
  • Publisher: Lethe Press