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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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Great Stuff

Ms Charlton has yet again delivered an intriguing and insightful mystery. I have grown attached to the well developed characters and look forward to the next book.

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another great read and listening

so far I have read and listened to all the Lavender and Woods books. I love the developing characterisations, the twists and turns of the stories., the clues that one can miss if not paying attention. I shall await the next one eagerly. Thank you to Karen Charlton for the writing &Michael Page for the clear reading and individual voices.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • S.Vogt
  • 14-06-2021

Enjoyable

I love the characters and the humor as well as the mysteries! Well written and narrated.

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  • Glenda J. Jones
  • 29-05-2021

Jealous

The finding of a dead man in a locked room leads Lavender and Woods on a trail that has many subplots in the case they are trying to solve.This was a good read.

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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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  • Kirstine
  • 06-09-2020

Enjoyable Regency detective story

I've listened to the preceding 4 books in this series and have enjoyed them all. Unlike some series it's not essential to have listened to the earlier novels as the back stories of the characters aren't necessary to follow this book. The characters are well-drawn and the author gets on with telling the story without a lot of peripheral details or psychological interpretation. It's an intriguing story that kept me listening and I look forward to further instalments .

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  • Edith McNulty
  • 22-06-2020

Murder in Park Lane

Narrative very good, story wonderful enjoyed it very much going to read the next one

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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 23-09-2019

enthralling

Have now completed the 5 books and thourouly enjoyed them all. The plots the twist and turns in achieving the clues all keep you guessing, also the social story of the Lavander and Wood families is enchanting with it's wonderful banter between the main characters, more please on audible for those of us who need to listen

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-09-2019

Book no.5 (As good as the others)

A brilliantly written book and a superb audio. A must read or listen to. It certainly gets you engrossed and not want to put it down

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  • mrs k p archibald
  • 17-06-2019

FLOWED BEAUTIFULLY

Another great Inspector Lavender story. Fast paced and well read. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • alan hunt
  • 17-06-2019

Excelllent series

This series should be made into a TV series. I'm waiting in hopeful anticipation for the next novel.

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  • David
  • 14-05-2019

Excellent

Another excellent novel from Karen Charlton.

Listened to the audio book version, expertly read by Michael Page.

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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.

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  • Helen
  • 19-03-2021

amazing book

amazing book never read or herd them before
but I will form now on
London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair,
a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts,

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