The Hampstead Mystery


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(4.3 stars; 71 reviews)

A murder whodunit...
Location:
Hampstead, England.
Victim: Sir Horace Fewbanks, a distinguished High Court judge. Cause of death: gun shot wound.
Investigator: Private Detective Crewe, a wealthy bachelor who has taken up crime detection as a hobby, because it provides intellectual challenges more satisfying even than playing twelve simultaneous boards against Russian chess champion Turgieff.
His sidekick: Joe is a fourteen year old Cockney boy, whom Crewe saved from a life of crime by hiring him as a messenger-boy and shadower.
Other whodunit elements: clues galore, suspects in abundance, an inquest, a trial, and an elegant resolution. (Summary by Maikki) (12 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 16:20 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 2 15:45 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 3 13:39 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 4 24:15 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 5 25:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 6 24:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 7 11:20 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 8 41:25 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 9 23:35 Read by Becca B
Chapter 10 32:25 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 11 30:44 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 12 25:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 13 28:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 14 26:02 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 15 35:08 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 16 27:45 Read by Becca B
Chapter 17 13:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 18 30:31 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 19 21:07 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 20 20:45 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 21 12:42 Read by Nichole Karl
Chapter 22 25:25 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 23 16:40 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 24 29:27 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 25 19:32 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 26 20:56 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 27 10:31 Read by Nichole Karl
Chapter 28 28:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 29 14:04 Read by Nichole Karl
Chapter 30 36:21 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 31 13:19 Read by Nichole Karl
Chapter 32 20:40 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Chapter 33 10:22 Read by Maire Rhode

Reviews

More twists than spiral pasta

(5 stars)

Another edge of your seat book, and I loved it. A famouse judge is murdered. Private Inspector Crew (sp?) is hired by the daughter of the murdered man. But Scotland Yard is insulted by this and contrives to put Crew on a false scent, while building up their own case. This doesn't stop Crew, who continues his investigations and digs up plenty of evidence. But evidence leading to who? You will be guessing up until the last chapter. Enjoy!

Ok

(3 stars)

It didn't bore me but it did take a little bit of time to get into it. In the middle the story started to drag out some. Condensing the chapters to shorten the story would've improved it. While I wasn't hoping that the story would end soon I wasn't invested in it either.

Loved it

(5 stars)

This is a great mystery, plausible upon reflection but not easily guessed. It keeps you involved throughout and my husband and I stayed up late to finish. The readers were good, I love the accents of "Losh Rolander" who does the majority of the reading.

An exciting look into the Lives and Crimes of Edwardian England

(4 stars)

I enjoyed this novel immensely. it is full of surprises and the characterisations are complete. It's not just an exciting story, it's a lesson in social history. I did find it dragged slightly in the middle. I thoroughly enjoyed Lars Rolander's reading, it was clear and easy to follow. Thanks to everyone involved.

FINALLY GOT THE GUILTY PARTY

(5 stars)

Another intricate and compelling story by the co-authors. The twists and turns are as confusing to the readers they are to the police. This is a great example of the fine narration of Lars Rolander.

(3 stars)

Finally got thru it. After seven suspects, the true killer is identified. Other than Lars, the other readers are acceptable. They could respect punctuations, periods, and commas a little more. The recordings are pretty bad.

good mystery

(4 stars)

lots of twists and turns but holds the readers attention. enjoyed the mystery

Amazing!

(5 stars)

Perfection! I was spellbound! Highly recommend!!