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A Question of Inheritance Audiobook

A Question of Inheritance: A Very English Mystery, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

December 1953

Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they're awaiting the arrival of the new earl - an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester.

The town of Selchester, rich in scandal and gossip, is unsure what to make of the earl or his teenage daughters, but they know that his sharp-tongued half-sister, Lady Sonia, furious at being deprived of her inheritance, won't be a merry guest over Christmas.

The new Lord Selchester can cope with the strangeness of English country life, but he hadn't expected stolen paintings - or a body in the hothouse.

What's the link between Hugo's investigations and the suspicious goings-on in the town and at the castle? And will he and his allies get to the heart of the mystery before the murderer gets to them?

©2015 Elizabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    "Ok overall"

    Plot did not flow found it rather disjointed to listen to and had to back track to get the comings and goings consolidated.
    Prefer other books by this author as they flowed better and even with twists and turns in the plots were easier to follow without backtrack ing. Over all not a bad book but a bit of a disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Simone
    St-Laurent, Montreal
    12/06/16
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    "Cozy Mystery"

    I enjoyed Book 2 much more than Book 1 because I didn’t feel so lost this time! I have trouble keeping track of many characters but in this case I actually remembered who was who from the first instalment and the introduction of new characters didn’t confuse me!

    I’m searching for a new series to get hooked on and as the story unfolded I thought I could really get attached to Selchester; I found the entire thing very charming and entertaining.

    Sadly, the author died a few months ago so my search for a cozy mystery anthology continues.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Grete
    vancouver, BC, Canada
    16/01/16
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    "English murder mystery with cold-war ties"

    Very well read English murder mystery, with political and cold war complications. Lots of English upper class and village characters, and a well-plotted mystery. You will have to read Book 1, to really enjoy this story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Bunty
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    26/01/16
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    "ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. LO VE THE SERIES!"

    I have just completed A Question of Inheritance, book two of the Hugo Hawkswoeth series by Elizabeth Edmondson. The book was very well written and I find the new Lord Selchester totally charming. Lady Sonia is jpher usual self, selfish and self-centred. I love how Hugo solve the murder and I do hope there will be more books on this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/08/16
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    "Highly recommended!!!"

    Excellent book. I listened to book one and book 2 flowed right into the continued story. It kept me guessing until the very end. The narrator did an awesome job keeping all the characters voices separate. I highly recommend this if you enjoy a good mystery.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    6/06/16
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    "Charming English murder mystery"

    I suppose A Question of Inheritance completes the two book series begun with A Man of Some Repute. Both novels are charming if somewhat simple murder mysteries set in the fictional English town of Selchester at centuries old Celchester Castle. The protagonist is Hugo Hanksworth who is in charge of a secret British intelligence service located in Selchester. The most interesting character is Lady Sonia who is the daughter of the former Lord Selchester who was killed in Book 1 and half sister to the new American Lord Selchester who she just learned existed. Lady Sonia is a catty and petty woman. The novel appears to be set around the year 1950.

    Michael Page narrates brilliantly.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Robin
    MADISON, WI, United States
    1/08/17
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    "Quiet but satisfying mystery"

    Like the first book in the series, this is a low-key mystery, no car chases or acrobatics. But I find them engaging. Michael Page is always good, whether narrating classics, fantasy, romance or mystery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pilgrim
    9/02/16
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    "Great mystery in the Agatha Christie style."

    This series has the potential to be a classic. Hopefully there are more still to come.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy N
    Long Beach, CA United States
    10/02/17
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    "Great Cozy Mystery "

    I really like this series and can hardly wait to read more. The story is on the slower side in developing but appropriately paced for a cozy. Characters are enjoyable and narrator is excellent with acting, voices, and nuances. Very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • greatexpectations
    27/12/16
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    "Interesting Mystery"

    I love a mystery that I can't figure out right away. This story twists and turns with fun characters. I really enjoyed it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seth
    HELENA, OK, United States
    1/11/16
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    "Great Mystery!"
    Would you listen to A Question of Inheritance again? Why?

    Great story and good narrator


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Never sure until the end what was going to happen.


    What does Michael Page bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    English accent


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Disappointed when I was done


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Agatha Christie you will like this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Ian Smith
    24/07/16
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    "Excellent continuation of the series"
    Any additional comments?

    Develops the story on from “A Gentleman of Some Repute”, but with a bit of a jump which is covered by the short story "A Youthful Indiscretion". You don’t need to read that to follow the developing storyline. Some new characters are introduced, which I thought helped the illustrations of life in the early 1950’s, and added some interesting tensions to the story. And things are still left open enough for further books, which I look forward to listening to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    southampton, United Kingdom
    12/06/16
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    "Good old vintage style crime"

    A good lad fashioned style mystery, with interesting characters. The narrator is excellent. I hope here will be more of these stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • martyn
    24/02/17
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    "Excellent"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book the second in a series, after enjoying book one. This is not the type of book I would normally year, but an excellent read none the less.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AndreaW
    24/03/16
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    "A worthy follow-on to 'A Man of Some Repute'."
    What did you like most about A Question of Inheritance?

    A good story, likeable and believable characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Question of Inheritance?

    I particularly enjoyed the scenes with the housekeeper in.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of them!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I really looked forward to picking up my Kindle Fire to continue with the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Elizabeth Edmondson writes another soon in this series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Maureen Cate
    Wollaston, Northamptonshire United Kingdom
    8/06/17
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable!"
    What did you like most about A Question of Inheritance?

    The key characters had already become friends during the first book in this series and I love the 1950s setting...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It has to be the precocious teenage Georgia.


    What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

    Apart from one small thing it was faultless - could someone please teach him the correct pronunciation of 'PLAITS' - braids to you Americans :)


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It certainly made me smile...


    Any additional comments?

    Roll on Book 3 and hopefully more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AKEMAP
    16/05/17
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    "Another typically English murder."

    I sat back and listened to the good narration, the range of voices, I got lost in a bye gone age. Very enjoyable looking forward to the next English mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Louize
    Ely, United Kingdom
    14/02/16
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    "Very week"

    Narrator was terrible and the story week. Obviously no research done on the period it was supposed to be set in.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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