I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder by Victoria Hamilton
Length: 10 hours and 38 minutes
Published by Midnight Ink on February 8, 2019
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Heather Wilds
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Also by this author: Bran New Death, Muffin But Murder, Death of an English Muffin (Merry Muffin Mystery, #3), Much Ado About Muffin
Scandal and slayings among Regency London's elite
The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight's death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a scullery maid he had procured for his pleasure.
Did the man—or woman—who murdered the knight know of her visit? Her secret identity at risk, her reputation and life in jeopardy, Emmeline must solve the crime or face scandalous exposure and ruination, or worse—the hangman's noose—for a crime she did not commit.
A historical mystery where a young woman dresses up as a vigilante and saves young helpless servant girls from getting attacked by the man of the house. A good girl should not be parading around attacking gentleman in their homes so she can’t tell anyone that she is the one doing it. One night when she saves a young girl the Sir Henry Claybourne is murdered and now everyone thinks it’s the vigilante but of course Emmeline knows better, so she has to try and figure out whodunit before someone finds out who she really is!
So it’s been a while since I listened to this so this is going to be short! I remember liking it and I can remember the premise but then it gets a bit fuzzy! I liked Emmeline, she is a genteel spinster who sees it as her job to rescue young girls being abused and I really liked that! It has a really good mystery and I don’t think I guessed who the culprit was but I do know I enjoyed listening to this book.
I really enjoyed the narrator Heather Wilds, I thought she did a great job.
If you like historical mysteries give it a try!
I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Dark Side of the Road by Simon R. Green
Length: 8 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Paranormal, Mystery
Published by Severn House Publishers on May 1, 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Gildart Jackson
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Also by this author: Tales of the Hidden World, From a Drood to a Kill, The Dark Side of the Road, Dead Man Walking, Very Important Corpses, Moonbreaker, Dr. DOA, Property of a Lady Faire
A Country House Murder Mystery with a Supernatural Twist
Ishmael Jones is someone who can't afford to be noticed, someone who lives under the radar, who drives on the dark side of the road. He's employed to search out secrets, investigate mysteries and shine a light in dark places. Sometimes he kills people. Invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, Ishmael arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared. As he questions his fellow guests, Ishmael concludes that at least one of them not least Ishmael himself - is harbouring a dangerous secret, and that beneath the veneer of festive cheer lurk passion, jealousy, resentment and betrayal. As a storm sets in, sealing off the Manor from the rest of the world, Ishmael must unmask a ruthless murderer they strike again.
Ishmael Jones has been around for a long time and one reason for that is that he is good and blending in and not being seen. He is hired by people to find out secrets and investigate mysteries. The man who hired him is called The Colonel and for some reason he has asked Ishmael to his house for a Christmas dinner in the middle of a horrible snow storm with his family.
When Ishmael arrives he finds out that the Colonel is missing and not to long after that they find out he has been murdered. With the blizzard going outside nobody can leave so that means that the killer is still in their midst. It pits family members against each other, as well as ex-family members and they all want to know why Ishmael a stranger is there. He just wants to find out who killed his Colonel.
One by one people start dying and the stakes are pretty high for Ishmael if he wants to find out whodunit and get out alive.
This was different and not real great but it was still pretty interesting. I really liked Ishmael and for a country house type mystery I thought it was well, different. Ishmael is not human and the killer is not either. I will leave it like that and you can read and find out for yourself. It wasn’t really that hard to figure out who the killer was especially with the body count going up, but it was still an interesting mystery. Decent start to a series and I will probably try another one.
I really enjoyed the narrator Gildart Jackson, I have listened to him before and his voice just seemed to fit.The Night Is Forever by Heather Graham
Length: 9 hours and 28 minutes
Published by Harlequin MIRA Pages: 368
Also by this author: Waking the Dead, Phantom Evil, Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #3), The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4), The Uninvited, The Rising
A Ghost Rider in the Sky?
What happened here, on a historic ranch outside Nashville, during the Civil War? And what's happening now?
Olivia Gordon works at the Horse Farm, a facility that assists patients with mental and physical recovery; her specialty is animal therapy. She's always loved her job, always felt safe...until now.
People are dying, starting with the facility's founder, whose body is discovered in a ravine on the property-site of a massacre in 1862. And before every death, Liv sees a horse and rider, wearing a soldier's garb, in the night sky.... Warning? Omen? Or clue?
Liv calls in her cousin Malachi and his Krewe, an FBI unit of paranormal investigators, to discover the truth. New Krewe member Dustin Blake knows they need Liv's involvement in the case, yet he's worried about her safety. Because he and Liv quickly become more than colleagues...and he doesn't want to lose her to the endless night
I love this series and even though I know you don’t have to read them in order I am a stickler for doing so!
This one is about a horse ranch that is used to help people with mental and physical recovery and the owner ends up dead. Olivia who works at the farm is also the cousin to Malachi, who leads a Krewe of Hunters group, so she call him in for help. The ghost of the dead owner, Marcus, has contacted Olivia and told her he was killed.
Some things lead everyone to believe that Marcus was back on drugs and that is what happened to him but Olivia refuses to believe this. Dustin is new with the Hunters and is assigned to kind of go undercover as an agent in need of some therapy so that he can do some snooping.
When another person ends up dead the stakes get upped and they work hard to find out what happened with the help of the new ghost as well as a civil war general.
I really liked Olivia and Dustin and felt they went well together. This was a sexy paranormal romance not any different than the others but they are a guilty pleasure that I enjoy!
Luke Daniels is such an awesome narrator and really makes these fun listens!