A Coin Of Edward VII


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(4.2 stars; 37 reviews)

A family celebrates Christmas and its flaws are gently exposed by the house guest Mrs. Parry. Giles is engaged to the wealthy Daisy, yet is clearly in love with the governess Anne Denham. Things come to a head when Daisy is murdered. Who would murder her? Perhaps the governess who told her she would kill her and made it clear she wanted to exchange places with her? After all the governess ran away with a mysterious man right after the murder and was not seen again. Or did someone frame the governess? Perhaps it is Mr. Morley, Daisy's guardian, who wanted her money? Or perhaps someone else? After all, Daisy was not popular in the village. Giles, bent on saving the woman he loves, and the detective Mr. Steel go to investigate. This is a detective story in the traditional sense, but it is a host of other things. It is a very strong love story, a story about class and how it influences people's choices, a story about greed, and much more. - Summary by Stav Nisser. (8 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1: The Christmas Tree 19:20 Read by Marcelle D Ward
Chapter 2: An Anonymous Letter 22:27 Read by Marcelle D Ward
Chapter 3: A Mysterious Visitor 24:14 Read by Marcelle D Ward
Chapter 4: The Churchyard 18:47 Read by Marcelle D Ward
Chapter 5: Afterwards 15:17 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 6: The Case Against Anne 17:43 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 7: Oliver Morley 16:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 8: The Irony of Fate 16:33 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 9: A Strange Discovery 20:06 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 10: On a Fresh Trail 17:51 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 11: Princess Karacsay 20:44 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 12: Mrs. Parry's Tea 20:12 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 13: Mrs. Benker Reappears 18:45 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 14: Treasure Trove 17:04 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 15: An Awkward Interview 20:11 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 16: The Unexpected Happens 17:13 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 17: Part of the Truth 19:26 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 18: What Happened Next 16:47 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 19: The Clue Leads to London 19:19 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 20: Many a Slip 'Twixt Cup and Lip 19:46 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 21: A Story of the Past 18:39 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 22: Olga's Evidence 16:37 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 23: Mark Dane 20:43 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 24: A Rat in a Corner 25:19 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 25: A Catastrophe 22:53 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 26: The End of the Trouble 25:02 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

Twists and turns everywhere you look!

(3.5 stars)

The reading was quite well done and perfectly audible. The story is fairly good. There are thrills and chills! My main problem is that the interwoven threads of the story became a Gordon’s knot for me when the characters all revealed secret identities two and three deep, and the whole thing turned on its head. I’ll admit I got a little lost. Still, an exciting mystery with romance. There are some mispronounced words, but not many so it was not really distracting.

story line very good

(1.5 stars)

could not listen to first six chapters due to reader,

enjoyed the story, thank you to both readers

(5 stars)