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Download Tug of War: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (264 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: June 2007 ISBN:
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Joe Sandilands has been dispatched to France to stay as the guest of a glamorous French war-widow who is determined that Joe should support her claim that a mysterious shell-shocked soldier is her husband. The problem is that four other claimants have identified him differently. Joe decides to investigate the four claimants and picks his way through a tangle of lies, deceit, and manipulation, uncovering a cleverly concealed murder committed during the war years. When he finally discovers the identity of the soldier, he faces an even greater dilemma: he must not only solve a killing in the past, but avert a tragedy in the future. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Anderson | 12/22/2013

    " Loved the mystery, loved the setting, pristine writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/21/2013

    " My last of the summer reading and it was a good one. Because of Maisie Dobbs I greatly enjoy the WWI time frame and find myself more interested in that time period. We forget that that first war was just as devastating. Joe Sandilands is a great copper and soldier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 12/11/2013

    " Really liked this as a period piece with a good twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/15/2013

    " Post-WWI detective story. Cute, good twists. But not as good as the Regeneration trilogy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lewis Weinstein | 11/11/2013

    " An interesting story, well written, with several surprises. The presence of Sandiland's fourteen year old foster-niece Dorcas adds a great deal of charm and interesting repartee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwennie | 10/7/2013

    " A shell-shocked soldier turns up years after the war ends--and sits mute and unresponsive in an asylum. 4 different people have come forward to claim him as their long lost kin. Sandilands is dispatched to discover the "truth". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rita Varian | 7/11/2013

    " I enjoyed the setting & story at the beginning. Then the annoying wonderkid sidekick started to get to me. Lost credibility for my by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Malcolm | 5/28/2013

    " I liked the mystery but wasn't so keen on the ending as I felt the culprit got away with murder. A good book that kept me involved right to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/28/2013

    " Really enjoyed this installment of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skye | 1/16/2013

    " This was a nice, frothy, historical mystery set in Champagne right after WWI. I can see this as a movie on PBS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madonna | 12/12/2012

    " What an appropriate title on so many levels. I continue to admire Joe's sense of duty and loyalty. O.K. mystery to boot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/2/2012

    " I'm a sucker for these post-ware tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina Saxton | 5/7/2012

    " Clevery delivers again. Agatha Christie-esque mysteries, very entertaining and readable, if somewhat predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbie | 12/3/2011

    " This is the first book I have read by her and I loved it. Very devious and a complete delight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 10/20/2011

    " This is the second novel of Barbara Cleverly that I've read and it was so well written and with such twists at the end, it really kept me guessing! The ending was just great! This would so make a great mystery movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 6/30/2011

    " Another good book in this series. Sandilands is in France post WWI. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 6/27/2011

    " I liked the first Joe Sandilands book, but I found this one to be a bit over the top in terms of dialogue. I can't imagine that any real person ever spoke in this manner. However, I did enjoy the story about the soldier with no memory and the various people who wish to claim him as their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 6/7/2011

    " Really liked this as a period piece with a good twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 5/10/2011

    " I liked the first Joe Sandilands book, but I found this one to be a bit over the top in terms of dialogue. I can't imagine that any real person ever spoke in this manner. However, I did enjoy the story about the soldier with no memory and the various people who wish to claim him as their own. "

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

    " I'm a sucker for these post-ware tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 11/11/2010

    " Clevery delivers again. Agatha Christie-esque mysteries, very entertaining and readable, if somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 8/23/2009

    " My last of the summer reading and it was a good one. Because of Maisie Dobbs I greatly enjoy the WWI time frame and find myself more interested in that time period. We forget that that first war was just as devastating. Joe Sandilands is a great copper and soldier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbie | 1/8/2009

    " This is the first book I have read by her and I loved it. Very devious and a complete delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 9/22/2008

    " Post-WWI detective story. Cute, good twists. But not as good as the Regeneration trilogy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skye | 7/15/2008

    " This was a nice, frothy, historical mystery set in Champagne right after WWI. I can see this as a movie on PBS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwennie | 12/10/2007

    " A shell-shocked soldier turns up years after the war ends--and sits mute and unresponsive in an asylum. 4 different people have come forward to claim him as their long lost kin. Sandilands is dispatched to discover the "truth". "

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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.