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Murder in Park Lane

The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5
Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside, and the weapon is missing.

The deceased is David MacAdam, an Essex businessman with expensive tastes. As Lavender and Constable Ned Woods travel between London and Chelmsford seeking to understand MacAdam’s final hours and unearth the grisly truth, they uncover a tangled web of deceit behind his stylish facade. The unusual circumstances of MacAdam’s death are nothing compared to the shady nature of his life, and it seems the house on Park Lane is at the heart of a dark conspiracy.

But when a second body turns up, everything they think they’ve learned is thrown into doubt. Can Lavender and Woods find out who’s behind these shocking murders before more lives are ruined?

©2019 Karen Charlton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Julia Irzyk
  • 10-03-2019

Another Brilliant Mystery

I thought after Plague Pit and River Bones, I wouldn't like another one of the Det. Lavender mysteries as much, and I was thankfully wrong. The series keeps getting better.

The books are terrific and made even more wonderful by the terrific narration of Michael Page.

If you like a mystery, where you don't need to have Sherlock's deductive powers to solve it, you will enjoy this. Just follow the evidence!

My only regret is that Karen Charlton can't turn these books out faster. More please!

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  • Gillian M.
  • 06-03-2019

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator really brought the different characters to life. Highly Recommended for anyone who enjoys listening to a well written and well read book.

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  • Jessica Doty
  • 05-03-2019

❤️

I love this whole series❤️❤️❤️ very well written and narrated. I hope she writes another one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-2019

Great Story. Well read.

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series but I think this is the best mystery so far. The plots get better with each book and the narrator does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I am looking forward to the next novel in the series.

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  • Book Smart
  • 25-02-2019

Almost as good as first 2 books

I really liked the story. I missed the complexity of plot weave in this book. It was a fun listen, but not as engaging. Michael Page remains one of my favorite narrators. He and Ms Charlton are an excellent fit.

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  • j Luce
  • 21-02-2019

Murder in Park Lane

Great adventure had me guessing to the end.
Can't wait til I can ride with Lavender again.

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  • Kady
  • 20-02-2019

I love the Detective lavender series

I found this series on audible and I’ve really enjoyed every book. I love the historical aspect and the dialogue between lavender and Ned woods. Great books, easy listening!

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  • Ms Peach
  • 17-02-2019

Best Ever

I believe this was the best book of the series. The author states at the end that as she wrote it the words flowed like silk. This is an apt description of the plot. You become involved in the narrative and flow with it. There was a good balance of the mystery and the drama of characters. It is really an excellent book.

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  • swyrlgirl
  • 20-03-2019

Excellence!!

This is one of the best historical fiction mystery series since Rex Stout! The author uses real cases while her characters are authentic and revolutionary for their times!! Excellent series for anyone, not just the ladies and the reader does an incredible job! with voices and accents. LOVE IT!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-2019

I loved it

I loved this book and the rest of the series of books. I cant wait for your next books to come out

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  • Rhona
  • 16-02-2019

Best one yet

In previous audible books Lavender came across very sleazy and bombastic. Now he is toned down and a far more enjoyable listen.

The story itself, is captivating and provides a fascinating peak into the vagaries of Georgian life. I look forward to following the further adventures of Lavender and Woods as new books come along.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-03-2019

Another very enjoyable easy listen.

I felt that I was there in Georgian England with Detective Lavendar and Sergeant Woods.