The Female Detective Audiobook, by Andrew Forrester Play Audiobook Sample

The Female Detective Audiobook

The Female Detective Audiobook, by Andrew Forrester Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799928317

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Longest Chapter Length:

76:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07:29 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

48:54 minutes

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Publisher Description

“Literary ancestor to Miss Marple, Lisbeth Salander, and Nancy Drew.”—The Guardian (London)

First published in 1864, decades before there were official female detectives or female police officers in Britain, The Female Detective features the original lady detective: the determined and resourceful Miss Gladden, known as “G.” She examines crime scenes incognito, tracks down killers, and solves mysteries employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, and charm to achieve her ends while attempting to conceal her own identity from others.

Miss Gladden’s deductive methods and energetic approach anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and she can be seen as beginning a powerful tradition of female detectives in these seven short stories. The Female Detective is sure to enchant a new generation of crime fiction fans.

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“The Female Detective is a very welcome addition to the ever continuing evolution of the detective novel as we know it…[The author’s] book proves that it can hold its own against modern technical forensic thrillers, psychological suspense, and the intense legal and police procedurals that make up the bulk of contemporary crime fiction.”

— Pretty Sinister Books 


  • “An important contribution to our understanding of the development of the detective in fiction, The Female Detective also provides an insight into crime fighting during the anxious 1860s.”

    — Times Literary Supplement (London)
  • “Striking…Intriguing reading for anyone interested in the history of crime fiction.”

    — Weekly Standard

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About Andrew Forrester

Andrew Forrester is the pseudonym of James Redding Ware (1832–c.1909). During his early career he wrote a number of detective stories, including Secret Service, or, Recollections of a City Detective and Revelations of the Private Detective.

About the Narrators

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over three hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.