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A 1920s murder mystery - death in the desert with intrigue, adventure, and a dog of distinction.

There's a damsel in distress and accusations of attempted murder flying around, but it's not in the comfortable confines of the English countryside; it's in the very distant city of Damascus.

Lennox must go and investigate, although he's not too keen on exotic locations, and his old retainer Greggs is distinctly averse to the very idea. Nevertheless, ex-Chief Inspector Swift persuades them, and they reach the ancient city to discover a movie crew, a spy, and a couple of mysterious ladies.

Nobody seems to be telling the truth. They all have secrets, and there's one secret in particular that's drawn them like bees to the honeypot. But what is it? And then, there's murder, and mysteries from the ancient past and a handsome sheik who remains in the shadows.

Heathcliff Lennox and Swift must investigate and use all their ingenuity to unravel the enigma that lies hidden deep below the dusty streets of ancient Damascus.

Major Heathcliff Lennox is an ex-WW 1 war pilot, six feet and three inches, unruly dark blond hair, age around 30 - named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother - much to his great annoyance. Death in Damascus is the fourth book in the Lennox series.

©2020 Karen Baugh Menuhin (P)2020 Karen Baugh Menuhin

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what a group of personalities, I await Lennox and Swift's next adventure in Yorkshire eagerly

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A wonderful series read them all

I have so loved these stories. So funny is Heathcliff. Makes me laugh so often. The friendship between Heathcliff and the police chappie so lovely oh and Heathcliff’s butler is a delight. Im sorry this is the last one as I’ve not giggled so often in a story for ages. Lovely lovely.

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Loved it

Love the characters and the narrator, he really bring it to life, Agatha Christie with humor. Can’t wait for the next books.

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  • Christi Foster
  • 07-06-2020

A great cozy series.

The best thing about these books, is they deliver exactly what they are supposed to deliver. No more and no less, with truly outstanding production and performance.

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  • Louise W. Clark
  • 20-07-2020

Not bad, not bad

I have enjoyed listening to this and the other Heathcliff Lennox books with a MAJOR exception. Especially in Death in Damascus, and especially towards the end of the book, the grammar practically falls apart. It is advised that the editor/author brush up on the difference between "lie" and "lay", and remember that "I" is subjective and "me" is objective! These egregious errors are like fingernails on a blackboard to me and are particularly surprising as the first two books seemed to be free of these errors.
All that being said, I'm looking forward to book 5.

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  • Nanci R
  • 18-06-2020

Another Engaging Heathcliff Lennox Mystery

I love the characters, plot and narrative in the book even more than the first three in the series. The setting in Damascus of 1921 provides for an interesting backdrop and Ms Menuhin has managed to evoke another era with great charm. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Lora L Jennings
  • 04-07-2020

Awesome

Another great mystery from Karen Menuhin. Sam Dewhurst-Phillips makes the characters come to life. I can't wait for the next adventures of Major Lennox.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2020

Love it!

I love this series. Characters are all fun. Love the pets! They are part of Lennox's wonderful nature!

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  • julie a legere
  • 21-09-2020

THE BEST NARATOR EVER

I can't wait for the next book in this series
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perfect storytelling
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  • Claire Galloway
  • 16-06-2020

Major Lennox is back!

I absolutely adore this series, and Death in Damascus does not disappoint!! Engaging mystery and excellent narrator per usual. I waited for the Audible version to be released - thank you Mr. Dewhurst-Phillips! I love Lennox, Swift, Greggs and Tommy Jenkins too, and can't wait to hear what they get mixed up in next time!!

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  • Wagkat
  • 23-09-2020

Love this Series

This is such a fun series....for me it's a little reminiscent of PG Wodehouse ; the Jeeves & Wooster escapades. I'm looking forward to the 5th book already. I also appreciate the historical research Ms. Menuhin adds to her books. And the narration is SUPERB. Highly recommend.

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  • MCS
  • 13-06-2020

Favorite series, yes I mean that.

I love every character here. I love that Lennox isn’t perfect and has his awkward moments, even though he always finds the answers. Swift is the serious detective, and Lennox is his balance getting him to slow down and curb impulsive conclusions... or to take a cup of tea and cake. And then there’s the bit of romance to the adventure: what’s next for Persie and Lennox (not Heathcliff, old stick). Add a butler, a hunting dog who hates dead things, and a dead actress in Damascus, and you have the latest adventure.

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips makes this series perfect. I always here a distinct individual character in my mind as he narrates. I never have a question as to which character is speaking in dialogue. I don’t hear slips in dialect or loss of a character’s voice or reading as the wrong character as I do with some readers. I could listen to him narrate all day...and have when binge listening!

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  • Shaelie McGrath
  • 03-10-2020

death in Damascus

delightful!!!! very well written, perfectly executed and so exciting!!! love the wonderful imagination of the author and the fabulous performance by Sam Dewhurst Phillips!!! well done!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-2020

great fun not fair I must write x number of words

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  • Marple
  • 29-06-2020

A new favourite

I love this series. They get better and better. Interesting settings and situations with great characters, lots of humour and intrigue. Excellent writing and superb narration. Just perfect.

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  • Fran
  • 22-06-2020

So good

Just as great as the others in the series. So funny as well.

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips is the perfect narrator

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  • Lyn
  • 14-09-2020

Another gem featuring Heathcliff Lennox

Love this and all other books by Karen Menuhin. Can't wait till her new book is available on Audible as it wouldn't be the same without the incredible narration by Sam Dewhurst Phillips.

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  • Simon, Oxford
  • 10-06-2020

Another great adventure with daring do

Yet again a triumph of fast paced story from Karen Baugh Menuhin superbly performed by Sam Dewhurst-Phillips.

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips Is now in my top 5 performers on Audible. He brings the series to life in such a deeply engaging way it is almost impossible to believe that there are not multiple actors playing the parts.

Also the characters are such fun and feel so real. And a special mention to Mr Fogg.

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  • Ann Marie Shepherd
  • 30-11-2020

death in Damascus

loved the book, brilliantly read, really enjoyed the storyline, looking forward to the next heathcliff Lennox book!

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  • T. I. Charlesworth
  • 15-05-2021

Most enjoyable

As I grow older ,in a world that just seems to get more frantic and insane with the passing of each day ,I find Karen's stories " comforting "
The narration of this series of books is exceptional and the main characters well constructed and likeable. The listener is transported back to a simpler age in which the wealthy and titled really did enjoy privilege, but the cracks were starting to appear. Highly amusing in parts , this series is an effortless listen and not designed to challenge the intellect. Basically, just fun !

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  • Gemma
  • 08-04-2021

Excellent 3rd installment!

Once again loved the next installment for Lennox and Swift, a fab mystery with past connections, the description of Damascus immerses you in the location and you're made to feel hungry with the description of delicious foods they're eating! Sam does and excellent job voicing the characters as usual with more fantastic accents.

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  • Stephen Sharpe
  • 13-02-2021

Looking forward to the next one!

These books are absolutely brilliant, a cross between Jeeves and Wooster and Agatha Christie. What makes it is the performance of the narrator, he is absolutely brilliant and his accents are spot on. There is humor, suspense and the characters are really endearing. If you enjoy a roaring fire, a glass of red wine and a good story on a Sunday afternoon, this is for you. Can you release the next one please?!!!

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  • SuzieQ
  • 21-01-2021

love these books

loved it especially the dry wit . looking for my next read. love the detail

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