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The Sculthorpe Murder

The Sculthorpe Murder

Escrito por Karen Charlton

Narrado por Michael Page


The Sculthorpe Murder

Escrito por Karen Charlton

Narrado por Michael Page

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (20 valoraciones)
Longitud:
9 horas
Publicado:
Aug 30, 2016
ISBN:
9781531830595
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang. When an elderly man is robbed and murdered in sleepy Middleton, the beleaguered magistrates send for help from London's Bow Street Police Office.

Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods soon discover there's more to William Sculthorpe's demise than meets the eye. Mystery surrounds the old man and his family, and the stench of revenge hangs heavy in the air. Are the Panther Gang really responsible or is something more sinister afoot? As Lavender delves further into long-hidden secrets, Woods has demons of his own to contend with: ghosts from his past that stalk him through the investigation.

Uncovering decades of simmering hatred and deceit, Lavender and Woods must use all their wit and cunning to solve this evil crime.

Publicado:
Aug 30, 2016
ISBN:
9781531830595
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Karen Charlton is the author of two historical novels, 'Catching the Eagle' and 'The Heiress of Linn Hagh' and a non-fiction genealogy book, 'Seeking Our Eagle.' She has published short stories and numerous articles and reviews in newspapers, magazines and e-zines. An English graduate and an ex-teacher, Karen is also the coordinator of Famelton Writing Services, a literary consultancy which offers editorial services to aspiring authors. www.fameltonwritingservices.com Karen has led writing workshops entitled: 'Good Enough to Publish?' and spoken at a series of literary events across the North of England where she lives. A stalwart of the village pub quiz, Karen also enjoys the theatre and won a Yorkshire Tourist Board award for her Murder Mystery Weekends. Read more about Karen and her books on her website: www.karencharlton.com

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  • (5/5)
    This is the third in the series of murder mystery novels set in early nineteenth century England featuring Bow Street Runners Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods. This case takes them up to Northamptonshire to investigate the vicious bludgeoning of an elderly man William Sculthorpe in his home, based loosely on a true case the historical Stephen Lavender solved. Needless to say, all is not as it seems, and numerous other characters are up to no good of various shades, and the plot involves a heady mixture of: various gangs terrorising the county; hidden Catholics (at a time when Catholicism was no longer illegal but still not generally accepted); substituted babies; lost family members; poisonous mushrooms; and lots of ale and pies, especially consumed by our two heroes. I love this series. The central duo are a likeable and believable pair and you can imagine their rich lives outside the plots of these novels. The other characters are also a rich and colourful array from all levels of society, and in all sorts of circumstances. Another great book by this author.
  • (4/5)
    I have always loved historical mysteries and so I was curious and hopeful when I requested to read this book even though it is third in a series.The setting is Northamptonshire in 1810 when two Bow Street policemen, Detective Lavender and Constable Woods are sent from London to Middleton to investigate a very grisly and violent murder. There are so many red herrings, multiple plots. and colorful characters in this book. Karen Charlton has a gift for describing the scene and atmosphere so well that I really felt as if I was there and when I "returned" to modern times that I had taken away some knowledge about this time period.I was very impressed with the end of the story where Ms. Carlton talks about how she came up with the idea for the book and I was very impressed with the amount of research she did. She includes some actual historical figures as characters, and crimes that really did happen. This is a tiny bit of reference to people and happenings that occur in the first two books but it does not detract from the book in any way.I absolutely loved this book. I love this time period with the beginnings of modern police. I remember reading Bruce Alexander's Sir John Fielding mysteries and was so sad when he passed away as I really enjoyed that mystery series. I am just so thrilled to have found another author who writes this kind of book with such accuracy and talent. I will definitely be reading the first two books in this series to catch up and waiting for the next one. I received a copy from the publishers for free in exchange for an honest review.
  • (4/5)
    One major mystery to solve and several others to be discovered an interesting book
  • (4/5)
    Great story, kept me interested throuout. Interesting ending. Great narration.