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Lord James Harrington and the Spring Mystery

Narrated by: David Thorpe
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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It's 1958, and Lord James and his wife, Beth, are hosting the annual spring fair. Then wealthy recluse Delphine Brooks-Hunter is murdered. James is summoned to the reading of her will and is tasked with solving an intriguing riddle. Meanwhile, Beth tackles her own mystery after discovering a homeless man suffering from amnesia.

As they delve deeper, a number of questions emerge. What links Delphine to the fairground folk? Who would harm such a refined lady? Are rumours of World War espionage true? As they unravel the truth, they uncover far more than they ever bargained for.

©2013 Lynn Florkiewicz (P)2018 Story Sound

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  • Marie
  • 28-04-2018

Lord Harrington is not Bond, ignore cover art

If you are expecting a suave, debonaire Lord Harrington, this is not the book for you, regardless of the cover art. Lord James and his wife run posh a hotel in his ancestral home and are very involved in local culture. Both are good characters. Plots are entertaining. The books are really country cozies. Enjoyable listens for the most part.

My 3 star rating for the narrator is not because he is a bad narrator, but because I have listened to him narrate most of Margery Allingham's Albert Campion series. At times he drifts from Jame's pleasant voice into Campion's nasally twang, and I find it disconcerting. For those who haven't listened to the Campion books, it probably won't be an issue.

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  • N. Brown
  • 26-07-2018

Getting better and better

I’ve listened to the first three in the Lord James Harrington series and Ms. Florkiewicz’s character development gets better with each book.
David Thorpe does a wonderful job as narrator in this series. He really brings the characters to life for me.
If you’re looking for something light and fun, then try these. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed....

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  • Amgal
  • 12-09-2019

always enjoyable

Lynn writes a charming England countryside mystery and David Thorpe's performance is outstanding! Lovely combination.

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  • Susan Robinson
  • 07-05-2019

A delightful.mystery,

I have enjoyed the first two books, but am disheartened that the solution and so many details of the first book were in this second book. I will continue buying this books and enjoying them in the order they were written.

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  • Lynn Harris
  • 11-05-2018

Thank you for these family friendly books

I am quite happy that one can sit down with the family and enjoy the Lord Harrington books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2018

Wonderful!

The narrator brings the characters to life and you wish you could be their friend.

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  • Val Williams
  • 25-08-2018

not disappointing

I enjoyed the first so much that sometimes the next book can be a let down, but this was not the case. The narrator brings the characters alive, although the stuttering of Steven can be a little annoying.

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  • Ms Marple
  • 06-02-2020

Wonderful

A very enjoyable, gentle murder mystery set in 1958. Superbly read by David Thorpe with an array of recognisable voices. This is the second book I’ve listened to in this series & in time I’ll be downloading them all.