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Death in Damascus

The Heathcliff Lennox Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Sam Dewhurst-Phillips
Series: Heathcliff Lennox, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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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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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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good relaxing audio

the story was good and the narrator was excellent and made listening a joy to hear

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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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  • Kaiyaque
  • 22-07-2020

Not that best resolutions

Generally pretty good, though with some real howling anachronisms. Fun, with a bookish protagonist who bumbles around a lot. One really irritating aspect of this whole series is that the solution comes as a complete flash of guesswork without an evidentiary support, which turns out to be correct.

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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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  • Janet
  • 28-06-2020

I love this series!

I love this series! Great story and the absolute best narration! Can not wait for the next Heathcliff adventure!

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  • Amanda_Anne
  • 24-06-2020

Very enjoyable

I was pleased that I guessed the killer correctly, as with the previous 2 books I was way off the mark! The story started off very slowly for me, but the character of Major Lennox and the performance of Sam Dewhurst-Phillips always keep me entertained. I hope very much there will be more and more adventures of Major Lennox for me to enjoy, they are phenomenal.

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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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  • 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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  • MCS
  • 13-06-2020

My favorite new series!

Heathcliff Lennox is a fabulous protagonist with his boldness for truth seeking and his shyness with the fairer sex. I adore the delightful characters who support him including golden spaniel Mr Fogg who is afraid of dead things, Mr Tubbs the black kitten who I guess will not be afraid of much, and his butler Greggs who is afraid of most everything but reluctantly follows along anyway. In this book former Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Jonathan Swift calls Lennox in for another adventure this time to save the fiancé of girlfriend Persephone Carruthers from a jail in Damascus. Eeeeeeerrrrr, what?!

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips once again does a marvelous job narrating this series with delightful comic timing and on target depiction of each voice. He and Mrs Menuhin are a pitch perfect match of author and narrator.

BTW, it made me crazy to have to write this review without proper punctuation and phrasing because for some reason the Audible app cannot decipher apostrophes, semicolons, hyphens, or anything beyond a period and maybe a comma if you are lucky.

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  • Quinn
  • 13-09-2020

Another fun Heathcliff Lennox adventure!

So glad I came across this new series! The stories are fun and interesting, and Sam Dewhurst-Phillips’ performance is THE BEST.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-2020

great fun not fair I must write x number of words

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.