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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (751 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Gallagher Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Dreamscape Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Sebastian Becker, a former Pinkerton man, lives in England and investigates wealthy eccentrics who may be too insane to care for their own affairs. He is asked to investigate rich landowner Sir Owain, but arrives to discover two young girls have been murdered, and it is not the first time children have come to harm in this small town.

Owain's sanity is in question after a disastrous adventure that killed his family and colleagues, and Becker suspects him of the killings. A smart young suffragette and the wild daughter of a horse trainer had a frightening childhood experience that may hold some of the answers Becker seeks, but only if Becker can convince them to trust him in time.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harriet | 2/11/2014

    " A very well written mystery with rollercoaster of a ride at the end. But thoroughly interesting throughout. Excellant protagonist, an ex Pinkerton man fallen on hard times due to his son's special needs. The son possible exhibiting the symptoms of an early(historically) Aspberger autistism. I'm going to look for more of the author's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merle | 2/6/2014

    " The pace was a little slow. I liked the characters and would hope for another entry, where the characters may develop a little more. The main character's son and sister-in-law are worth some time in development. The police officer who works with Sebastian and the lady he admires are also worth revisiting. The plot made the book a little tedious, since the actual exposition happens in third person recollections, but overall, Gallagher has created an interesting take on early 20th century London. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/6/2014

    " The only shortcoming to me was that at times the plot didn't stick to the setting( pre WWI era) well. The premise of the ex pat American former Pinkerton agent was unique to me, and I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of his son, who I guess, well don't want spoilers. The mystery was particularly well done and I hadn't a clue until about 2/3rds through the book. The families of the murdered children could have been better developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madonna | 1/23/2014

    " I almost didn't want to read anymore after the part on the train. I felt the description of the speciman was a little much....maybe I just have too good an imagination. Anyway, I decided to read on and see how the story went. Turned into a really excellent British type detective story and I enjoyed it very much. Some of the action was a little slow; but it keeps you guessing right to the end. No way to tell who is truthful and who is not. Surprise ending. All together a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/18/2014

    " This was a good, easy detective story and a perfect distraction from my recent reading. The characters were well drawn, the mystery was interesting and kept me turning the pages. Would be good beach reading in the summer and cozy reading in the winter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/11/2014

    " Extremely well-written. A mystery set in London in 1912. A must-read for fans of mysteries/thrillers set in a historical setting. I really hope this becomes a series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 1/9/2014

    " Predictable and dull. I started skimming half through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K | 1/9/2014

    " Ended too quickly with not enough resolution - just left you to draw conclusions. Overall an interesting book, exciting in parts, and a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Sometomato | 11/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The plot is interesting and a little creepy. The characters are well-drawn and unusual, and the protagonist shows thoughtful development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Baughman | 11/24/2013

    " I liked this but it was slow at times "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bertha | 10/23/2013

    " Didn't think I would ever finish this book. It was too wordy for me. The only reason I did finish it was because I won the book and I felt I had a obligation to read and review it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mickie | 10/2/2013

    " This "fantasy" detective story is quite fascinating. Looking forward to seeing Sebastian again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana Sims | 6/21/2013

    " Good period adventure/mystery with enough plot twists to make the outcome somewhat intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 9/14/2012

    " It could easily have been my state of mind while reading the first half of the book (exhausted), but I found it hard to get into until that halfway point, after which I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen O'brien | 5/16/2012

    " Not the best historical fiction but a good story with interesting touches of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the story that the mad aristocrat tells of his adventures in the Amazon. Worth reading on a wintry day! "

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