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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007192/bk_brll_007192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he´s the mole. Hugo Hawksworth isn´t so sure. Then a body turns up, and Hugo´s instincts are proven correct. But if Rothesay wasn´t selling secrets to the Soviets, who is? As Hugo digs deeper into buried connections and unlikely coincidences, he knows there´s more to this case than his London superiors believe. But following his instincts will pit him against the Establishment - and tangle him once again in the poisonous legacy of the late Lord Selchester. As he closes in on the truth, Hugo finds himself confronted by an adversary who will stop at nothing, in a case that will prove the most personal of his career. With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to John Le Carré, A Matter Of Loyalty is the third and final book in this delightfully classic and witty murder-mystery series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009500/bk_brll_009500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Suffering from writer´s block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive. By the time the sheriffs arrive the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sleuth. But when the game turns deadly, Adrien turns to Jake. Jake may be confused about some things, but keeping his lover alive is not one of them - no matter what the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005575/bk_acx0_005575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
December 1953 Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they´re awaiting the arrival of the new earl - an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester. The town of Selchester, rich in scandal and gossip, is unsure what to make of the earl or his teenage daughters, but they know that his sharp-tongued half-sister, Lady Sonia, furious at being deprived of her inheritance, won´t be a merry guest over Christmas. The new Lord Selchester can cope with the strangeness of English country life, but he hadn´t expected stolen paintings - or a body in the hothouse. What´s the link between Hugo´s investigations and the suspicious goings-on in the town and at the castle? And will he and his allies get to the heart of the mystery before the murderer gets to them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007748/bk_brll_007748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Book 4 in the acclaimed Adrien English Mystery Series by award winning author Josh Lanyon. Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English´s writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane. But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien´s former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD - which may just drive Adrien´s new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011818/bk_acx0_011818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio´s Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past. Following on the critical and popular success of his first book, mystery writer P. L. Gaus again brings us a moral and legal conundrum as Professor Michael Branden, Sheriff Bruce Robertson, and Pastor Cal Troyer set out to uncover the truth that seems so elusive in their otherwise quiet corner of the world. Along the way, Gaus paints a unique portrait of the relationship between the Amish and the ´´English´´ cultures as seen from the inside. Against this backdrop, Broken English is a tale of honor, deception, and revenge, where circumstances and the search for justice test the mettle of the closest of friends and reveal the desperate measures of the strongest of foes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002840/bk_rand_002840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A babbling brook runs alongside a wooded glade, surrounded by autumn light and birdsong. But next to the stream a young woman lies dead, her once bright blonde hair now limp and lifeless...Melissa Craig has settled into a new job in the charming Cotswolds village of Upper Benbury. She is teaching French to several of the local teenagers, which gives her a fascinating insight into the young people’s lives. Material for a new novel, perhaps.... Her quiet life is interrupted when she sees her new neighbour running out of the woods in a blind panic. Melissa rushes to help him, but what she finds leaves her breathless: The body of young woman is lying on the bank of the river.When suspicion falls on Melissa’s neighbour, a man with a difficult past trying to make a new start, Melissa feels determined to prove his innocence. With the village in turmoil and the police sure they’ve got their man, she must act quickly. As she interviews the local residents, she realises there are several sinister characters lurking inside those charming Cotswold cottages.... Could one of them have hurt Cissie? Was it the strange old man with a cottage near the river? Or the ailing ex-choirmaster with quite an eye for the ladies?When Melissa Craig decides to get her teeth into a case, she doesn’t let go - nothing will stop her from solving this murder. Can she prove the innocence of her new friend? And will she unearth the culprit before another young life is taken? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144103/bk_acx0_144103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A perfect country garden is full of flowers and gently buzzing bees.... But the man lying dead beneath the trees can no longer see the beautiful scene.Melissa Craig is thrilled that summer has arrived. She has decided to give up her career as an amateur sleuth and enjoy a quiet life in her beautiful cottage. The only digging in Melissa’s life now happens in her garden.However, when a keen beekeeper is found dead, covered in multiple stings, her new resolve is tested. As she gets to know the family of the dead man, she realizes he was no saint. Could someone have possibly wanted him dead? Could this be a very clever murder?As Melissa starts to probe the victim’s friends and acquaintances, another member of the family is also stung to death. Who could have turned the bees against their keeper? And when will they strike again?With the residents of Upper Benbury now fearful to open their windows to the summer air and the police treating the deaths as accidental, Melissa must solve this case herself. To find the killer with the sharpest sting, she may have to delve deep into the hive....If you can’t get enough of mysteries by Agatha Christie, P. D. James, or Faith Martin, you will love this irresistible mystery novel.This book was previously published as Sweet Venom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148510/bk_acx0_148510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In einem älteren Stadthaus, wo schon viele schlimme Dinge geschahen, scheint es zu spuken. Nicht nur, dass die Leute sich zuraunen, das Haus sei gar eine regelrechte Kreuzung für Geister, nun führen auch einige Untersuchungen, durchgeführt von Dr. Mary Florescu mit Hilfe eines jungen Mediums namens Simon McNeal, zu messbaren Resultaten und sichtbaren Zeichen. Was Mary zunächst nicht ahnt: Simon ist ein Betrüger und stellt die Effekte selbst her. Doch die wirklichen Geister im Haus lassen sich das nicht lange bieten ...