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The Monastery Murders

A Stanton and Barling Mystery, Book 2
Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation - and brutal murder.

Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But there is only silence. Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert’s idleness, he seeks him out - and in the darkness, finds him brutally murdered.

Summoned from London to the isolated monastery on the Yorkshire Moors, Aelred Barling, clerk to the King’s justices, and his messenger Hugo Stanton, set about investigating the horrific crime. They quickly discover that this is far from a quiet monastic house. Instead, it seethes with bitter feuds, rivalries and resentments. But no sooner do they arrive than the killer strikes again - and again.

When Barling discovers a pattern to these atrocities, it becomes apparent that the murderer’s rampage is far from over. With everyone, including the investigators, now fearing for their lives, can Barling and Stanton unmask the culprit before more blood is spilled?

©2018 E.M. Powell (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Brilliant

Loved rhe story and suspense. The narration was gripping and capttivating. Can't wait to get number 3 in the series.

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  • Gothic_Potato
  • 18-01-2019

A well thought out mystery.

This is the second book with Stanton and Barling. Due to a direct request for their services, they end up looking into a murder that took place at a monastery. Soon many interesting things happen leaving your mind to work on the "Who-Done-It" and why. The author brings in a variety of characters that enhance the story. The scenery is well described and the narration was excellent. I loved this book and can hardly wait to read Book #3.

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  • Customer H
  • 20-12-2018

A good mystery...

No one is safe from heinous murders in holy ground. Well written and performed for the audio book listeners.

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  • Jacki
  • 02-12-2018

Write faster!

I need more books about Stanton and Barling. I enjoyed both books in this series, and I'm going back to listen to previous books before this series - hope they're just as good!

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  • Stella
  • 13-01-2019

Riveting!

Couldn’t stop listening from go to wow!
Marvelous narrator for a really fascinating and thrilling story!
Full of intriguing historical detail as well.
Highly recommended

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  • andrew knight
  • 29-03-2019

the monastery murders

the monastery murders by e m Powell we'll read a great story can't wait for his next book

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  • bran
  • 22-01-2019

murders most foul

great narrator, atmospheric and detailed with strong main characters. medieval mystery at its best. author highly recommended.

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  • eb
  • 31-10-2018

story line encompassing other views

I have a very conventional biblical view of life nice to see this expressed in this story line. good reader

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