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Truth is rarely pure and never simple...

Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past.

Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

The Castle's faded grandeur hides a web of secrets and scandals - the Earl has been missing for seven years, lost without a trace since the night he left his guests and walked out into a blizzard.

When a skeleton is uncovered beneath the flagstones of the Old Chapel, the police produce a suspect and declare the case closed.

Hugo is not convinced. With the help of the spirited Freya Wryton, the Earl's niece, he is drawn back into active service, and the ancient town of Selchester is dragged into the intrigues and conspiracies of the Cold War era.

With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to Le Carré, A Man of Some Repute is the first book in this delightfully classic and witty murder mystery series.

©2015 Elizabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • ub24
  • Halle, Deutschland
  • 19.11.2017

Hard going

I'm pretty sure I would have liked the book much more if I had read it myself or if the reader had been someone else. As it was I couldn't really get into the story. The reader has a sort of pompous way of reading which made it very hard for me to get a feeling for the characters and atmosphere. A pity, because I think the story itself is rather good.

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Rundum nett

Eine rundum nette Geschichte, fast zu nett. Enid Blyton für Erwachsene. Sehr angenehmer Sprecher!

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  • Bel
  • 12.04.2017

Nice English Mystery

I was lured in by the title -- I just love English mysteries (OK, I love mysteries in general).

This one is set shortly after the end of the second World War (1953), in a small town/village where there's no privacy -- especially not if you have to call somebody by telephone. The village operator frequently listens in...

There's a castle, and nobility, and a murder, of course, and the police are incapable, and in the places higher up they want to hush it all up.

I wasn't too sure that Georgia behaved according to her age, but then after what she's been through, maybe it's not too strange after all.

It's a nice enough story, and I can imagine to listen to more in this series. The narrator did overall a good job, although at times it was difficult to tell who said what in male/male dialogues.