The Hand in the Dark


Read by Jacquerie

(4.6 stars; 117 reviews)

An ancient English country house with a storied and bloody history is the setting for this intriguing mystery. It is the autumn of 1918. The War to End All Wars is still raging in Europe, but in this peaceful setting a bored young wife hosts a party for friends from London, including war workers, servicemen, and a famous explorer and expert on jewels. Hours later she is dead of a gunshot wound, an heirloom pearl necklace is missing, and Scotland Yard is homing in on possibly the wrong suspect. Can the famous private detective Mr. Colwyn bring the murderer to justice? - Summary by Jacquerie (10 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 17:46 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter II 17:16 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter III 30:52 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter IV 18:41 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter V 15:54 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter VI 28:27 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter VII 23:57 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter VIII 28:23 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter IX 26:26 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter X 20:09 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XI 24:54 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XII 15:54 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XIII 26:54 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XIV 32:59 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XV 19:09 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XVI 22:09 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XVII 19:49 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XVIII 14:29 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XIX 23:46 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XX 21:18 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXI 22:38 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXII 23:22 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXIII 16:21 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXIV 28:55 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXV 23:26 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXVI 24:32 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXVII 19:12 Read by Jacquerie
Chapter XXVIII 35:46 Read by Jacquerie

Reviews

Period Mystery

(4 stars)

From the beginning of the 1900 hundreds, this mystery shows the class and moral rolls of the turn of the century. please read this with that in mind. Whether, it is the role of women or servants in the household, read this with the time period in mind. even if you realize who the murderer is immediately, there are enough twists and turns in the story to raise Reasonable Doubt. the reader did a wonderful job and I will be listening for more of her readings.

Great Detective Story

(5 stars)

Thanks Christine Dufour for reading this interesting twist and turn story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was curious all the time to know what happened next. Very well read, paying close attention if there were hesitations or softly 'spoken' text.

(3.5 stars)

the plot was intteresting and difficultt tto anticipate. the exttensive narrattives oftten lost my attention. but, i eventually finished it.

(4.5 stars)

This is hands down one of the very best of the LibriVox mystery collection. I’ve listened to it 3 or 4 times now and still enjoy it mostly because Jacquerie is so delightful to listen to. Her recitation of “The Watchers” is another of my favorite audio mysteries.

well read

(4.5 stars)

this is a very difficult type of story to write. It isnt perfect, but what story is ever written perfectly? it is a good story and a good writer, and well read as well. thankyou.

(5 stars)

i very much enjoyed this audiobook. i must admit however i did get a little lost in the middle but just went back and listened again. thank you to the reader also. cheers

(3.5 stars)

Good plot and characters were well defined. First time for this narrator and she did a pleasantly clear reading. Will read her books again. 👍🏼

superb mystery

(5 stars)

captured the imagination from the start and holds it to the end. a great mystery very well read.