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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Cleverly Narrator: Terry Wale Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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It's 1926: Joe Sandilands is back from India enjoying the frantic pleasures of Jazz Age London. But post-war gaiety soon wears off when Scotland Yard asks Joe to conduct a swift enquiry.

Dame Beatrice Joliffe, a much-respected member of the British establishment, has been bludgeoned to death in her suite at the Ritz. It seems that death dogged the footsteps of Dame Beatrice, and Joe finds himself investigating the apparent suicides of three young women who had been close to her.

When his superiors unexpectedly tell him to close the case and surrender the file, Joe is forced to battle on alone against pressure from unseen government forces, through to a shattering solution.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 1/24/2014

    " A Scotland Yard Commander Joe Sandilands mystery, #5 in the series. It is 1926 and Joe is in London and investigating the murder of a well known and respected member of the British establishment. There are a number of twists and turns as Sandilands winds his way through the investigation with a surprising ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Ryser | 1/11/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this one. As enjoyable as the Indian setting of the earlier Joe Sandilands books was, I really enjoy London in the 20s. the mystery was unpredictable as well. A very nice mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/11/2014

    " OK, I've sworn off Joe. Luckily titles 2 and three were from the library and I returned No. 4 without reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/3/2013

    " First in this series to take place in London. Joe Sandilands out of India...I though I wouldn't like it, but I did. One of the few I couldn't figure out until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 10/26/2013

    " Joe Sandilands #5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana Stabenow | 10/25/2013

    " Good up until the end, when the villain does something totally out of character. I also knew from the...no, that'll give too much away. Loved Dorcas, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 10/25/2013

    " Loved this period mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/21/2013

    " Nothing too surprising, but entertaining enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arianne | 9/1/2013

    " REALLY good, detective story, set in Britian in the early 1900's with a lot of historical facts woven into the plot. The writing style is captivating with an unforseen twist at the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/17/2013

    " Another in the series... I like that the mysteries at least touch on the historical situation... this time in mid-1920's England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 10/23/2012

    " Gripping enough to keep me reading far too long at night, but somehow extremely confusing. (Perhaps it was the hour?) In any case, the "resolution" didn't seem to clear up any loose ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Sometomato | 7/20/2012

    " Very good. Set in mid '20s London, after the WW1, the atmosphere is rife with fear of the Russians and memories of the war, and impacts the plot quite a bit. Surprise twist at the end, with a bit of convolution to the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Lane | 6/20/2012

    " I get really engaged in Cleverly's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanna | 4/3/2012

    " This is the first one I've read in the series that takes place in London. The solution to whodunnit was surprising and convincing to me. Interesting historical detail and good pacing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/11/2012

    " mystery set in 1926 England. Not bad... a little slow in places but a decent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Webb | 2/3/2012

    " I shouldn't have read Tug of War before this one. For some reason I can't explain, this one dragged for me; the former took no time at all to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elli | 8/22/2011

    " This one took place all in England although some of the characters have been met before in other books. Part of my interest in the series is related to the wild borderlands involved and the intrigue that follows, so this was different in that respect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/14/2011

    " Another in the series... I like that the mysteries at least touch on the historical situation... this time in mid-1920's England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/24/2010

    " Nothing too surprising, but entertaining enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/12/2010

    " I quite enjoyed this one. As enjoyable as the Indian setting of the earlier Joe Sandilands books was, I really enjoy London in the 20s. the mystery was unpredictable as well. A very nice mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 willievans | 11/6/2009

    " Another great book in the Joe Sandislands series. Loved it. A really fun read, especially if you have lived in London.

    I love these books because the mystery is always solved but justice is not always served. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 5/3/2009

    " Good up until the end, when the villain does something totally out of character. I also knew from the...no, that'll give too much away. Loved Dorcas, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 2/25/2009

    " Gripping enough to keep me reading far too long at night, but somehow extremely confusing. (Perhaps it was the hour?) In any case, the "resolution" didn't seem to clear up any loose ends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/5/2008

    " OK, I've sworn off Joe. Luckily titles 2 and three were from the library and I returned No. 4 without reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arianne | 6/11/2008

    " REALLY good, detective story, set in Britian in the early 1900's with a lot of historical facts woven into the plot. The writing style is captivating with an unforseen twist at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 10/3/2007

    " First in this series to take place in London. Joe Sandilands out of India...I though I wouldn't like it, but I did. One of the few I couldn't figure out until the end. "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Cleverly

Barbara Cleverly is a former teacher and a graduate of Durham University who now lives in Cambridge. Her debut, The Last Kashmiri Rose, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2002.