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A centuries-old skeleton is discovered in a lonely Scottish Castle. It wears a crown and hides a curse. Swift, the detective friend of Major Heathcliff Lennox, now lives at Braeburn Castle, and it was he who uncovered the skeleton. As ghosts are heard and treasure-seekers appear, the murders begin. Lennox must go to Braeburn and investigate as Halloween draws near.

©2019 Karen Baugh Menuhin (P)2020 Karen Baugh Menuhin

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Love this

Great story. Funny and at times scary. But this is a lighthearted story with no serial killers. Just love narrator Sam Dewhurst-Phillips. Bring on the next one.

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  • Carolyn
  • 21-03-2020

Delightful!

If you love Golden Age mysteries, the Heathcliff Lennox series is even better. This third in the series is the best yet. Who can resist a loney Scottish castle on Halloween? The product of a mature, bright, and amusing mind, Heathcliff's world is an entertainment oasis in the yawning desert of insipid muffin mysteries. The incredibly talented narrator, Sam Dewhurst-Phillips, seals the deal. Karen Baugh Menuhin is my hero; I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Kathy
  • 20-04-2020

PANDEMIC RELIEF

If ever there was a time for discovering a new series of entertaining books, this was it. I can attribute my insulation adaption to Karen Menuhin's three English murder mysteries and Sam Dewhurst-Phillips' narration. Not normally a mystery reader, I was immediately caught up in the series. In this third book, Karen brought the ancient history of Braeburn Castle to the fore-all unknown to me. I look forward to more mysteries in Karen's series and especially to Sam Dewhurst-Phillips' ingenious narrations. They certainly make a masterful combination. If only there were more available NOW!

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  • MC
  • 09-04-2020

Really fun!

I really enjoy the Heathcliff Lennox series, and this one did not disappoint. Lennox is funny and quirky, the setting is intriguing, and the characters are interesting. Was definitely left guessing until the end.

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  • 匿名
  • 08-04-2020

Murder with a touch of humour

Very enjoyable series. Murder with a touch of humour. The era and atmosphere are brought to life by the writing. The narration is superb.

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  • Melissa
  • 05-04-2020

Perfect! Again.

Sam Dewhurst-Phillips makes Karen Baugh Menuhin’s characters come alive! This mystery had my attention from the first moment. It was again lovely to reconnect with old characters from earlier stories and meet new ones as well as they all work together to unfold this mystery. I especially loved the setting. The accents and tones for each character were so enjoyable. The only drawback is awaiting the next release in this series!

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  • Michele Abington-Cooper
  • 12-06-2020

Scary Fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, not only for itself, but also because at times I laughed out loud! I admit to having a somewhat strange sense of humor and was happy to find an author with one as well

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  • Fei
  • 07-06-2020

A whodunnit can’t have characters that may not be real

You can’t have a murder mystery with a character who may or may not be real. I thought it unusual that no one questions who Ms Fairchild is and who invited her to the castle. That she dropped out of thin air would make her a prime suspect. We are never told who she is except that she hitched a ride to the island pretending to have arrived with Heathcliffe. It is all right to have a character who is enigmatic but not one who is a gate-crasher but is somehow never investigated and no one ever asks her: who are you and who invited you here? What is the point of giving readers clues to the murder if some of the clues are not really clues because this is Halloween and anything can happen. It doesn’t work to mix supernatural elements into a whodunnit. Working out the clues are what makes reading a whodunnit fun. The two stars are for the beautiful writing. But the plot falls flat.

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  • total life
  • 04-06-2020

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Well established. Can hardly wait for next. Love the cat and dog. They are little heroes.

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  • Jacqueline Gomez
  • 08-05-2020

A great mystery series

I really enjoy this series. I hope there will be more audiobooks coming. The characters are so entertaining and the mystery is engaging. I love the inclusion of pets and humor. Please keep bringing us this wonderfully entertaining series.

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  • Ashley Parker
  • 08-05-2020

Such a great book!

I listened to the first two books and loved them. The third in the series didn’t disappoint. I liked this one best so far. The audio reader’s voice is so soothing. I can envision exactly the location and characters. Please keep writing books and get the same audio narrator!

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  • Debs
  • 28-11-2020

Amazing narrator telling a great story

The story is very entertaining - despite the murders, it is great fun (like Japp, Poirot and Hastings). The narrator is one of the most skilled I have ever listened to - his accents and female voices are 100% believable - outstanding. Thank you both for the hours of fun!

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  • sue roberts
  • 01-11-2020

A super read.

I absolutely love this series. I love the characters, the humour and the narrator does a super job.

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  • 匿名
  • 28-09-2020

Brilliant fun series.

Love this series. Brilliantly written and fun to read. Please keep writing them. You can not help but love Lennox 😁

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  • Jane
  • 28-08-2020

Disappointing

Having previously listened to a Heathcliff Lennox story I had high hopes for this one. I was to be disappointed on this occasion. The story seems to drag on and I very nearly gave up, but I was determined to finish it. I should have given up, because I gained nothing by listened to the end. As another reviewer stated, the continual use of the term 'whatnots' soon became tiresome and it felt like the author had become tired of writing the story. It has certainly put me off listening to any other books in the series.

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  • JO
  • 17-08-2020

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As a lover of gentle murder mysteries since I was old enough to read my mother’s collection of Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler. Dorothy L. Sayers, etc. I was thrilled to find Karen Menuhin. The Curse of Braeburn Castle is the third book to which I have listened. Each one has been a delight and not disappointed in any way. Enjoy Sam Dewhurst-Phillips voice as it is just perfect! Do hope you enjoy as much as I have.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 24-07-2020

Excellent Tale of All Hallows Eve on a Remote Isle

I found I had to rewind a few times and write notes about the clans, clan leaders, battles, norsemen, norse leaders and whatnot. Eventually got the hang of the bally history. Another girl for Heathcliff, sorry old chap, Lennox, to fall for in his awkward besotted fashion. The addition of Fog, a feline stowaway and Greggs makes it a 'family' affair, topped and tailed by the bootboy who I can tell will come on a treat in ensuing tales. Fortune simles favourably on Greggs on the subject of female companionship too. The descriptions of a dire cold castle, and grim, icily wet weather made me want to jump into a hipbath of steaming hot water...with my socks on.

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  • Debby Towers
  • 15-07-2020

Good story

I do like this series and I enjoy listening to the books, however a note to the author...can you please reduce the amount of times the term "what-nots" is used. It has crept in more and more with each book in the series to the point where it is getting irritating. I'm sure the author has a good command of the English language and is able to come up with boundless substitutes even for this era. These books are all quite gentle crime stories, not too much gore, no bad language and I love them.

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  • Stevie boy
  • 30-06-2020

Good fun!

Really enjoyed it, listened to first three and looking for the next one in series.

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  • Helen
  • 15-05-2020

fab book

Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • DE
  • 14-05-2020

As good as the first two books in this series

Although a little gory in places it is a well put together story. I can really lose myself in the atmosphere, characters and events thanks to the great writing and the superb performance by the narrator. This book is a little reminiscent of Amelia Peabody's exploits ;).

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