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A locked room. A mysterious death. Just another gig for the Dizzy Heights.

When London’s finest jazz musicians, the Dizzy Heights, are booked to play the glitzy Midsummer Ball at a country house in Oxfordshire, they expect a weekend filled with flappers and toffs having a roaring good time.

But the festivities at Bilverton House take a turn for the worse when the group are stranded by a summer storm. And when a member of the Bilverton family turns up dead in a locked room in an apparent suicide, Skins, Dunn and Ellie realize this is going to be a much tougher gig than they thought.

But here’s the lick. What if it was in fact cold-blooded murder? And what if the killer is still at large? It’s up to the Dizzy Heights to once again put down their instruments and get improvising if they want to solve this confounding mystery.

©2021 by T E Kinsey. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • M. Gibson
  • 05-08-2021

Delightful

TE Kinsey has done it again! An intriguing mystery filled with delightful characters, wonderful double entendres and banter. Performed wonderfully. Every single character comes alive. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Linda Brimmer
  • 05-08-2021

Midsummer Madness n Mystery

Loved it. Characters and storyline are unique. The narrator is really very. good and easy to listen to Look forward to author continuing series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-2021

Another Dizzy Heights adventure

An engaging story with an excellent narrator. The Dizzy Heights play at a party in the countryside, then have to stay because of flooding. A suspicious suicide starts the investigation, and a member of the family assists. Before long someone else is dead, and Skins, Ellie and Bartie start to figure out the clues. I highly recommend this book!

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  • julianne
  • 02-08-2021

Disappointed

I have loved the Lady Hardcastle mysteries and have listened to them at least three times each. I didn’t mind the first book featuring the Dizzy Heights but this book was definitely pedestrian. The dialogue was tiresome and too simplistic. I completely object to deviant behavior creeping in many chapters in with no warning whatsoever. I feel it is only fair to warn listeners that unsavory subject matter is going to pop up. I would not have purchased this book if I had been informed. I will be returning this book.

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  • C Noto
  • 18-09-2021

delightful as usual

The narrators pronunciation of words like Maryland could use work. It was cringe worthy at times. Other than that...a fun, interesting listen to characters I'm enjoying.

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  • K. FRENCH
  • 15-09-2021

Fun Fun

I love this series. A mystery and laughs along the way. I can never guess the culprit. That makes it a wonderful mystery.

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  • KC
  • 02-09-2021

Another Excellent Story

I have loved the mysteries by TE Kinsey - funny and intriguing. This book was no different!

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  • roseanna banana
  • 29-08-2021

very good book

I enjoyed the book very much. I love the English humor. The characters are very real. They have nice personalities and with the author's description they really come alive. The storytelling and surrounding areas descriptions make it all really interesting.

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  • Jody
  • 16-08-2021

T E Kinsey, another winner!

I love all of Mr. Kinsey's work. the audible books really put you right in the middle of the drama. The voice actors do a marvelous job of capturing the persona of each character. It's a very enjoyable listen.

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  • Camille W.
  • 14-08-2021

Not T E Kinsey’s best

I have really enjoyed the Lady Hardcastle Mysteries. Since the Dizzy Heights were the next advised I eagerly gave them a try. The first book was good but I found this one just passable. Since this was supposed to have occurred in the 20’s, I was disappointed that lesbians were woven into the story. I suppose that was done to try to draw current themes in. I would imagine the age bracket that enjoys Lady Hardcastle probably isn’t impressed.

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  • Frank
  • 01-08-2021

Poor

A real struggle to finish the book. It's a murder mystery I guess with a band as the detectives. The characters have very little story around them. The book is very predicable. The author unnecessarily repeats what has happened over and over incase you forgot.

Overall very boring. The narrator doesn't help as all the characters sound similar.

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  • Hayley howe
  • 14-09-2021

Very enjoyable.

I'm looking forward to the next exciting adventure for the dizzy heights. Keep them coming.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-08-2021

spiffing

first off, this is book two and yes I started here unawares there was another. secondly, there's a minor spoiler, I believe, to boom 1 towards the end.
the book: LOVED it. being totally objective the story is pretty standard, but the Narrator (Simon Mattacks) is fantastic and really brought it all to life.
off now as I need to start book one, and then check out Kinseys' other books that, I think, exist in the same "universe".

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  • Johnny
  • 24-08-2021

Enjoyable

Enjoyable, and with more than enough clues to uncover the killer's identity for yourself.

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