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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.
©2013 Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold (P)2013 Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
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2 out of 5 stars
By Sean on 10-14-16

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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3 out of 5 stars
By C. G. Wilson on 04-04-16

Well written intriguing mystery but many narration editing problems

Alt world Victorian London murder mystery with a dash of m/m, what's not to love?
The narrative style and dialogue were witty and perfectly pitched as to the situation at hand. The flashbacks truly helped the reader (I read this first) understand the current state of affairs among the players in the drama. Well Done!

Unfortunately, the audible version was not so delightful. The narrator did tolerably well with character voices (There were some inconsistencies in accent and timbre), but the editing! As one of the characters might say, "I could hardly keep my countenance!" Long pauses, repeat sentences, truncated paragraphs, disturbing extraneous noises (like sirens), snuffling, were almost distracting enough to render it unlistenable, which is truly a shame as the story is so good. I would recommend to the authors or Audible that they spend a few schillings on a re-edit of this delightful tale so as increase its appeal and market value

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-21-18

Great story but could do with better audio edit

Fantastic story and compelling characters. The narrator has a great voice and good pacing, but is let down by the editing. Skipped or repeated parts, and a few places where there were either typos in the text or the narrator misread (eg. at one point a character "stands without rising" - I thing the "rising" was supposed to be "smiling"?). Not enough to stop someone enjoying the book if they're not sensitive to that sort of thing, but room for improvement.

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