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Publisher's Summary

Blackstone and the Rendezvous with Death is an expertly plotted Victorian mystery that will keep listeners guessing to the last minute. 

The body of a young man fished out of the Thames is of little interest to Londoners caught up in the excitement of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Yet to Inspector Sam Blackstone, the case is as puzzling as any he has ever come across. 

Why should a corpse dressed in the rags of a commoner have the face of a gentleman? And if this man does belong to noble stock, why has no one come forward to claim the body? As his investigation proceeds, Blackstone finds himself entering the world of the aristocracy. 

Death seems to stalk him, and as each new clue leads to nothing more than a new murder, Blackstone comes to realise that he is caught up in what may turn out to be the most horrendous crime of the century.

©2019 Sally Spencer (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Spencer is an accomplished craftsman who serves up a good puzzle and deftly solves it with intelligence and insight” (Publishers Weekly

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  • Michael Ferris
  • 01-08-2019

Disappointed

Had hoped this historical mystery would have been a bit more suspenseful. The narrator was good but the plot dragged.

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  • Richard
  • 17-10-2020

Great Detective Mystery!

I throughly enjoyed this mystery. It kept me intrigued from the very beginning. The people were believable and the plot kept me guessing.
I especially enjoyed the narration which I acquired when I was halfway through with the story. The reader was excellent. Overall, I loved it and will read more by Sally Spencer.

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  • debbie barnett
  • 23-05-2020

A little slow but

This story is a bit slow at times, it is still a very good read or listen. Now on to her book 3

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  • LC
  • 31-07-2019

Great detective novel

Great storyline, engaging characters, a good mystery and good narration. What more can you ask for? I’ve already bought the next book in the series.

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  • Julie Domaille
  • 18-09-2021

predictable

It seemed the characters were drawn from a million other descriptions of Russians, posh folk, old salts. But I still wanted to hear it all so

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  • Pauline Colsey
  • 04-04-2021

A Ripping Yarn

A thoroughly good book. If you enjoy Victorian dramas you will love this one and the reader Andrew Cullum was absolutely excellent.

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  • Mr Nightingale
  • 08-08-2019

YA?

I have the impression that this is aimed at a young audience. It's not a bad story, but personally I found the Victorian social history lessons rather basic.

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