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Publisher's Summary

Murdered with a box of tears

London, 1924

Posie Parker has been called to her most baffling case yet.

Amyas Lyle, London’s top young lawyer, has been found with his head in a box of poisoned saltwater.

It’s the perfect murder. But who hated him enough to do such a thing?

Following a trail of strange notes, all of which speak of the sea and saltwater, Posie travels from London to the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, looking for answers. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds there.

Can Posie find Amyas Lyle’s cold-blooded killer before further deaths take place? Can she protect those Amyas has left behind?

As Britain celebrates an Olympic summer, will Posie manage to enjoy a holiday romance of her own? And just what is wrong with Inspector Lovelace? Why is he behaving so oddly? Is it anything to do with his new, smart appearance and some very carefully starched shirt collars?

This is a classic golden age of crime murder mystery that will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. The Saltwater Murder is the seventh book in the Posie Parker Mystery series, although the novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.

If you love an action-packed 1920s historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, download the audiobook now.

Other books by L.B. Hathaway available as audiobooks:

  • Murder Offstage (A Posie Parker Mystery, Book 1)
  • The Tomb of the Honey Bee (A Posie Parker Mystery, Book 2)
  • Murder at Maypole Manor (A Posie Parker Mystery, Book 3)
  • The Vanishing of Dr Winter (A Posie Parker Mystery, Book 4)
  • Murder of a Movie Star (A Posie Parker Mystery, Book 5)
  • Murder in Venice (A Posie Parker Mystery, Book 6)

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©2019 L.B. Hathaway (P)2020 L.B. Hathaway

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Spectacular!

An absolutely delightful murder mystery, and a wonderful resolve to a number of threads that have been woven through other books in this series. L. B. Hathaway never fails to keep you hooked till the end in her Posey Parker Mysteries. Clare Wille is fabulous, as usual, and her voices for different characters seem to get better with every book. I’d highly recommend this audiobook!

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The Saltwater Murder

One of her best yet! Posie is a lovely character that you grow to really care about.
Can't wait for the next novel.

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This story is ok very tame or beige as I call it. The worst part is the narrator is really poor at doing different voices. She is hopeless at men’s voices which is confusing. I thought a girl proposed to another girl till I realised it was supposed to be a male. Sometimes she does voices quite well but sometimes awful.

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  • 18-12-2020

Fantastic

This book was great! Usually this far in a series the plot lines get fantastical or the writing sloppy but this was another well-written addition to the series!

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  • Elizabeth Kyes
  • 28-12-2020

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Cozy listen. Likable characters, well paced. I will read another in this series. The end

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  • Karen
  • 17-12-2020

Immediately Captured my Attention and Held it.

A wonderful mystery that keeps one guessing until the end. The writing communicates a haunting sadness and increasing exhaustion in Posie as she pushes forward in grief.

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  • 19-04-2022

Best since Honeybee

Really enjoyed the installment. Way more than the last few, which started to get annoying. This one was a fun mystery.

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  • Wild Horses Flying
  • 06-12-2021

This was a good one.

I've audio-read another in this series and found it very weak in plot and logic. I tried this one anyway bcz I wanted to spend some vicarious time by the sea. This one was so much better, a GOOD plot and good detecting, solving rationales. Now I have to decide whether to risk another one ;)

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  • D.J.T
  • 19-02-2021

very good

This particular story 👏 wow, what an ending! But of course can't wait to start with next book ;)

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  • RB
  • 05-02-2021

twists and turns

plot keeps you guessing and interested, great characters and good story telling. a good read

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  • 22-06-2021

Brilliant!

Yet another brilliant story from this author in a excellent series.
The narrator couldn’t be better and her accents are perfect.

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