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The Murder at Redmire Hall

A Yorkshire Murder Mystery, Book 3
Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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An impossible murder behind a locked door. Can DCI Oldroyd find the key to the mystery?

Lord Redmire’s gambling habit has placed him in serious debt. Determined to salvage his fortune by putting Redmire Hall on the map, the aristocrat performs an impossible locked-door illusion on live TV. But as the cameras roll, his spectacular trick goes fatally wrong....

Special guest DCI Jim Oldroyd has a front-row seat, but in all his years with the West Riding Police he’s never witnessed anything like this. He sees Redmire disappear - and then reappear, dead, with a knife in his back.

As Oldroyd and DS Stephanie Johnson soon discover, nearly everyone at the event had a reason to resent the eccentric lord. But how did the murderer get into the locked room - or out, for that matter?

When the only other person who knew the secret behind the illusion is brutally silenced, the case begins to look unsolvable. Because as Oldroyd and Johnson know, it’s not just a question of who did it and why - but how?

©2018 J. R. Ellis (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Readaholic
  • 03-10-2018

Magic Room

Loved the characters and the setting. Plenty of suspects and plenty of motives. Great old fashioned mystery with no serial killers, psychopaths or unreliable narrators .

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  • Colorado Cowgirl
  • 01-08-2019

Good old-fashioned English who-dun-it! Loved it.

This is the third Ellis mystery I have listened to on Audible and I eagerly await the fourth one this month. Inspector Oldroyd is the perfect English sleuth. He has been around a long time and seen it all in his beloved Yorkshire. He loves to solve a puzzle and each book has a seemingly impossible puzzle for him to solve. He keeps his thoughts and observations close to his chest and loves to spring the final answer on everyone. I do appreciate that he respects his team and welcomes their ideas, even the "lowly" beat cop and females. His disdain for the snooty aristocrats comes through loud and clear, although he is not opposed to enjoying the fine meals they provide. He isn't stupid! And this book is full of unlikable aristocrats who all have a reason to murder! The staff and workers of the estate and the local pub crowd prove much more willing to help in this complicated investigation that will keep you guessing until the end! He cannot resist having a Hercule Poirot moment as well.

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  • Debbie Anderson
  • 20-06-2019

Delightful Mystery

This one had me guessing all the way through. I enjoyed the plot twists and the way the story delved into each character’s life and personality. Michael Page is a wonderful narrator always enjoy his varied accents.

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  • night owl
  • 13-04-2019

Terrible narration

Narration is unbearable. All characters sound old and the same.I wish some of these narrators would just read the book and leave the character voices alone.

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  • T. B.
  • 22-06-2019

not bad at all....

not bad at all.... good cozy mystery... ... nothing too very dark .... nuff said

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  • Paul and Courtney
  • 06-01-2019

It didn't even make any sense?!

So I like a good mystery, but only when the result is logical. The actions of the characters didn't follow any logical pattern, and the murders themselves didn't seem to have much of a motive. And what little motive they had didn't seem to explain any of the eccentricities of their actions.

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  • puplhunt
  • 12-12-2018

Loved the 1st book...nothing else has measured up.

Same well-used format; introduce a multitude of characters, make them all suspects, invite everyone to a meeting where the detective ties everyone to the murder ... then bring in the actual murderers and explain the other names they were known by and the motives that no-one ever knew about before .... I won’t be bothering with any more in the series.

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  • J. Ellis
  • 01-12-2018

Haven't read one of these closed room mysteries ..

for a long time. Not my cup of tea. The narrator's voice was irritating and the plot was cliche. But, at the end, when the murderer was revealed, the trick was not adequately explained. Not fair.
I've read other books by J.R. Ellis and enjoyed them so I won't give up on him yet.

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  • jeannie-mar
  • 04-11-2018

narrator ruins the story.<br />

love the characters and story but bv the narrator just reads through pauses, scene changes etc I had to rewind in a number of places as i got confused because of poor narration.

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  • Mata
  • 28-05-2019

Story is nice, retire the phlegm-filled narrator

The story is a light-hearted farce that also harkens back to the Sherlock Holmes era of mysteries. Unfortunately, that narrator's phlegm-filled voice of what seemed to be constantly angry male characters made me clear my own throat and surround myself with peaceful people. The story is nice. The narrator should retire from the profession of narration.

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  • K. Tye
  • 02-03-2019

Good Yorkshire Mystery

As I started this, the third in the Yorkshire Murders, I was expecting a good read with engaging characters and twist in the tail. I was not disappointed in the slightest. The main characters are fun and interesting and as usual, J R Ellis sprinkled enough twists and turns to make this a more than decent read. The narrator, Michael Page, has entertained me on all of the Yorkshire Murders, and many other books, a great choice.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-01-2019

Excellent

Thoroughly Enjoyable. Listened as an audio book whilst sewing. Got the full effect of the Yorkshire dialect and countryside

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  • 匿名
  • 19-01-2019

Great entertainment

Interesting descriptions and characters of a familisr landscape. Good old fashioned whodunit with classic denouement, but these listeners didn't solve the case until the final reveal. Will investigate further novels in the series.

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  • simon.m.hurst
  • 12-10-2018

Very good read,

Well crafted murder mystery with a good story line and a particularly good ending. Michael Page narrative is excellent, particularly in dialect.

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  • Sheila
  • 08-10-2018

Downloaded but did not play

I was looking forward to this the third book in the series. It would seem there is a glitch in the system.

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  • Mini Ward
  • 07-10-2018

Book 2 of 3 The Murder at Redmire Hall by J.R.Ellis

Book 2 of 3. The Murder at Redmire Hall by J.R.Ellis.
This book was just as good as the first in this series, another brilliant
‘old fashioned’ English novel with a begging, middle and satisfying explained ending. (I didn’t guess it)
Everything I love in book series, especially as they needn’t be read in order without being a disappointment. ... Now for the third book.

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  • H. Tollyfield
  • 21-09-2018

Apallingly awful narration

I have read the Yorkshire murder mysteries written by J.R.Ellis and they are generally very good. But the narrator of this audio version is truly terrible. He puts on the most dreadful fake Yorkshire accents which completely destroy the characterisations in the story. I couldn't carry on listening after the first couple of chapters.

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  • john reddington
  • 19-09-2018

Redmiire

Really enjoyed this third book in the series as I’ve enjoyed the first two. It was well read by Michael Page and I enjoyed the Yorkshire dialect. Thanks again.