The Turnpike House


Read by Celine Major

(4 stars; 10 reviews)

A prolific writer of crime and detective stories Fergus Hume is known for his clever plots. The Turnpike House is another wonderful example of his many intriguing mysteries. EXCERPT: "Suddenly there was the cry of a human being in pain. The light was extinguished, and the mists closed thicker round the ruined building; it might be to hide the sight within the room. Could the walls only have spoken they would have shouted "Murder!" with most miraculous voice. But the age of miracles being past, the walls were dumb, and there was no clamour to greet the horror of this deed done in darkness." - Summary by Celine Major (7 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1-2 33:24 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 3-4 29:45 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 5-6 33:52 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 7-8 32:29 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 9-10 26:30 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 11-12 35:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 13-14 31:18 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 15-16 33:26 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 17-18 29:11 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 19-20 28:38 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 21-22 26:30 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 23-24 26:24 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 25-26 27:44 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 27-28 29:07 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 29-30 27:39 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

So close to 5 stars...

(4.5 stars)

if not for the resolution. Why keep that info hidden & worse lie about it? Yes, the reader sadly still sounds robotic (doesn't anyone listen to themselves) but she is a native English speaker, had no accent, pronounces properly, & reads with appropriate pace and tone. So, she's almost perfect & you will quickly get used to her voice. Don't miss out on this story despite the couple of negatives I've mentioned. Otherwise, this is an excellent murder mystery.