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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Felse Investigations Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781440788642
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Is a vulgarity ground for murder? Alfred Armiger had antagonized many with his greed and crass acquisitiveness. So when the ruthless beer baron is discovered dead, his head beaten in by a magnum of champagne, there is no shortage of suspects.

All of Comerford is shocked when Detective George Felse arrests Kitty Norris, the daughter of a rival beer baron, the last person to see Armiger alive, and the main beneficiary of his will. But Kitty, charming and popular, has an unexpected advocate in Felse’s young son, Dominic, who has fallen in love with her. Passionately convinced of Kitty’s innocence, Dominic sets out to find the true culprit, a hazardous undertaking that could cost him his life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A beguiling writer”

    Daily Telegraph

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 mabesie | 11/14/2013

    " 2.5 stars There are good parts, parts I like and there are also boring a little too dramatic parts, the ones that make me go meh. The mystery is okay although it seems to take them long enough to even consider the actual murderer as a suspect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribeth | 10/14/2013

    " Actually, Felse's son had a crush from afar on the society girl suspected of murder...she wasn't his girlfriend. It was, as usual with Peters, a good read, intruiging mystery and insightful character study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jane | 9/11/2013

    " This is a little like her first detective novel. As good as most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 10/18/2012

    " Dominic Felse to the rescue in all his teenage glory "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickie | 6/16/2012

    " BOT, so-so story. I love Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series and thought I'd give her Inspector Felles series a try. Not great, not bad. Simon Prebble is the narrator and that saved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karlyne Landrum | 8/18/2011

    " I would have liked this book much more if the mystery hadn't been solved in much the same way as Felse's first book, "Fallen into the Pit". I wonder why Peters chose the same method for both books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary W | 4/11/2011

    " This is an exquisitely well written book, with a strong vibrant vocabulary, intricate characters, and well-thought out action. However, it also is a window into a time when women were not allowed to be openly strong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Dominic Felse to the rescue in all his teenage glory "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribeth | 11/19/2010

    " Actually, Felse's son had a crush from afar on the society girl suspected of murder...she wasn't his girlfriend. It was, as usual with Peters, a good read, intruiging mystery and insightful character study. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickie | 4/26/2008

    " BOT, so-so story. I love Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series and thought I'd give her Inspector Felles series a try. Not great, not bad. Simon Prebble is the narrator and that saved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jane | 3/25/2008

    " This is a little like her first detective novel. As good as most. "

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About the Author
Author Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters (1913–1995) was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.