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Publisher's Summary

Murder, mystery and a dog of distinction. Heathcliff Lennox investigates.

A suspicious accident, a dead man's gun and a lost tomb. Strange events disturb the peace of Lanscombe Park, the magnificent country seat of Lord Godolphin Sinclair. 

Adventurer, gold prospector and arms dealer, Sinclair has spent a lifetime amassing a fortune with ruthless determination. He's a man frightened of nothing, until he receives a package from the distant past. Someone knows his secrets, they kill, and then they kill again. A game of cat and mouse is afoot, Major Heathcliff Lennox and ex Inspector Swift are called to Lanscombe Park to investigate.

©2021 Karen Menuhin (P)2021 Karen Menuhin

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I love this readers voice

I love Karen’s books they are perfect for relaxing before sleep. I like that reader changes voices for different characters. It is abit Agatha Christie old style.

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A bit of historical fun

Great story that echoes in my mind. The romance is a bit boring and I don’t know why Percy loves silly Heathcliff.
The narrator is shocking. It’s a pity an actor with a true deep voice isn’t used instead of Sam Dewjurst -philips who’s voice is just so pretend.

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  • JAJ
  • 23-09-2021

My prediction: Karen Baugh Menuhin’s work will become a classic mystery series

I just finished listening to Karen Baugh Menuhin’s newly released Audible version of the sixth book in her astonishing series of murder mysteries, “The Tomb of the Chatelaine.”

I finished listening to it with a profound sense of pure satisfaction. Satisfaction at the depth and breadth of the story, at the way the author develops characters and events to pull a mystery toward a final denouement that leaves the reader guessing to the end. And satisfaction that there will be a seventh book in this series very soon.

I love the Audible versions of Menuhin’s works! I have no idea how she and Sam Dewhurst-Phillips got together to collaborate on producing the Audible versions, but it is a fantastic pairing of this author’s works and the perfect narrator for them. Of all the narrators I have heard over some years, I have never heard one to match the skills of Dewhurst-Phillips: An amazing reader in voice and accents, who never distracts from the story by hitting a false note, but rather enhances and brings out the author’s characters with the voices he gives them. This “reader,” for one, can now never be completely satisfied with a book of this series that is not read by this narrator. So I wait for each Audible version to come out, although in my impatience I occasionally do download the Kindle version in advance.

I highly recommend this entire series to anyone who loves the genre. And I recommend hearing it. This is the first series of any kind that I have ever listened to multiple times, just as one might listen to a piece of great music many times, finding more to like about it at each hearing.

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  • Ralph Sherman
  • 24-09-2021

Worth the wait

Although the book has been out for awhile I’ve waited for the Audible version because I enjoy listening to Sam Dewhurst-Phillips. Excellent voice characterization! Great story and very well written. Now I will be anxiously awaiting the next book.

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  • Mildred Witte
  • 24-09-2021

A new favorite!

Menuhin hits a perfect comedic balance in the first person narration of a self-deprecating, emotionally bumbling, yet often hilariously insightful main character. I just cannot get enough of this series!
Sam Dewhurst is a genius narrator. Great pairing. Eagerly awaiting next installment.

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  • Elaine M. Gustainis
  • 23-09-2021

Absolutely Delightful

This series is absolutely delightful. The characters are wonderful and the reader is excellent and stories are great/fun! When's the next book please!

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  • Candy
  • 28-09-2021

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I have Loved this series! Sam Dewhurst-Phillips is excellent as narrator and the author Karen Baugh Menuhin has such a good way of writing! I pray Audible continues on with this series!!! Anxiously waiting for the next book!!!

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  • nicola
  • 29-09-2021

Awful narrator

I have no idea about the book because the narration made me want to slice off my own ears. Seriously change him!

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  • Some guy
  • 27-09-2021

i love these books.

The narrator is perfect for this series. Highly entertaining book. I am excited for book 7.

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  • katkin
  • 13-10-2021

Lennox is wonderful

I really enjoy this series. And I have to say that Sam Dewhurst Phillips is absolutely amazing voicing all of the different characters. Really fun.

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  • TetonCPA
  • 12-10-2021

Lennox just can't seem to get it together.

thank God for his butler. very well done butler!

story was too convoluted (even compared to the others) , but looks like he got the girl in the end.

funniest part was how indignant the ex-inspector got over the export of the family whiskey. Sold Illegally? who would have thunk it... :]

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  • Brittany
  • 03-10-2021

She needs to write faster...

...Because I need around 100 more of these to read...RIGHT NOW :) love everything about these!!!

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  • Gemma
  • 07-10-2021

Another captivating listen

The sixth book of the Lennox series doesn't disappoint. Loved joining Lennox et al, meeting new characters at a different location to solve their next mystery! Once again Karen has written a fabulous and interesting story and Sam has brought everyone delightfully to life with his amazing voice talent.

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  • Jehanna
  • 03-10-2021

Just keeps getting better!

I have listened to all this series and they just keep on delivering. I think this one is a close second to my favourite- Death in Damascus, but they are all excellent and far better than many other 1920's murder mysteries on offer. The books are laugh out loud amusing, clever, historically accurate and I rarely guess the murderer until the end, which hardly ever happens to me. Sam Dewhurst-Phillips is an amazing narrator, with a wide range of voices and accents that just makes the story sing. I wish he narrated many more authors which I would probably buy just for his narration alone.

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  • Sue Simmons
  • 01-10-2021

Brilliant

Another wonderful book in the series. I have enjoyed them all but this one is my favourite

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  • Lyn
  • 27-09-2021

Another enjoyable Heathcliff Lennox story

Loved every moment of this latest Karen Menuhin story, I am very surprised no one has yet thought to make a cinematic version of this series of books. The narration was as always first class , Sam Dewhurst Phillips being the best narrator I have yet encountered on Audible.

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  • Fran
  • 24-09-2021

Lennox and a châtelaine

Love this series and it comes to life thanks to the talents of Sam Dewhurst-Phillips (with added barks) 😊

Looking forward to the next

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  • Joan
  • 23-10-2021

Book 6

Enjoyed listening to this book as I did with all the others and would recommend it to others.

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  • Leonie Frieda
  • 14-10-2021

Best yet!

The series has found its own personality and this story is by far the best who done it yet, and just the right mix of eccentricity and sleuthing with twisting plot. Well done and what a voice the narrator has, it is compelling and so is the plot line. Keep them coming.
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