‘The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones’ by Michelle Morgan

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals (Audiobook) Aside from Jack the Ripper, grisly murders don’t usually spring to mind when we think of the Victorian era, but hundreds of downright horrible crimes regularly hit the headlines at the time. While most of these have sunk without trace, Michelle Morgan has delved…

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‘The Hound of the D’Urbervilles’ by Kim Newman

The Hound of the D’Urbervilles (Audiobook) Professor Moriarty and his new sidekick Colonel Sebastian (Basher) Moran take on a whole series of dastardly deeds in this tale of Victorian ne’er-do-wells. They team up with a variety of villains, including the wicked Irene Adler (when she turns up with an interesting proposition), encounter the likes of…

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‘The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography’ by Stephen Fry

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (Audiobook) Following on from the highly successful, ‘Moab Is My Washpot,’ (Stephen Fry’s autobiography of his early years), the award-winning comedian, actor, author, director and presenter continues the story of his various antics in and out of the limelight, with this delightful volume. I often read books in the wrong…

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‘H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil’ by Adam Selzer

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil (Audiobook) Comprehensive examination of the life and career of America’s first serial killer, using contemporary letters, documents, court records and newspaper articles. The book traces the infamous Holmes through several marriages, medical experiments and early attempts at insurance fraud, to the many individuals he…

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‘Sleep Savannah Sleep’ by Alistair Cross

Sleep Savannah Sleep Recently-widowed Jason Crandall moves his family to the sleepy town of Shadow Springs, hoping it’ll give them all a better life. However, starting a new business as a massage therapist gets off to a bad start when Jason is confronted with man-eater and local socialite Savannah Sturgess, prompting her hulk of a…

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‘Crimson Rose’ by MJ Trow

Crimson Rose (Audiobook) London, 1587. A new play entitled Tamburlaine opens at the Rose Theatre, but when a member of the audience is murdered, young actor Will Shakespeare is the prime suspect and is thrown into jail. Playwright and part-time spy, Kit Marlowe, knows his friend is innocent and sets out to investigate. But when…

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‘Peril at End House’ by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House (Audiobook) When a young woman recounts a series of apparent mishaps, Hercule Poirot, holidaying in Cornwall, is intrigued. Along with his friend Hastings, he sets out to investigate what he believes to be a threat to the woman’s life. But how do you solve a murder that hasn’t been committed? I…

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‘The Song of Geneva Chance’ by Keith Dixon

The Song of Geneva Chance Private detective Paul Storey tackles what seems to be a straightforward theft – two guitars stolen from the home of a once-famous pop group. But he soon discovers there are much more complex reasons for the burglary, ones that include a bunch of dodgy Albanians, an obsessive fan and at…

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‘The Road to Jonestown’ by Jeff Guinn

The Road to Jonestown (Audiobook) Best-selling author Jeff Guinn turns his investigative talents to the life and work of preacher and so-called cult leader, Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre in 1978. From gospel/socialist beginnings in Indiana, to the events surrounding the worst mass-suicide in history, this is an enthralling and scary…

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