Murder in the Gunroom


Read by Anthony Wilson

(4.3 stars; 237 reviews)

The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict was "death by accident." But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand—better known just as Jeff—private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate the sale of her late husband's collection. There were a number of people who had wanted the collection. The question was: had anyone wanted it badly enough to kill Fleming? And if so, how had he done it? Here is a mystery, told against the fascinating background of old guns and gun-collecting, which is rapid-fire without being hysterical, exciting without losing its contact with reason, and which introduces a personable and intelligent new private detective. It is a story that will keep your nerves on a hair trigger even if you don't know the difference between a cased pair of Paterson .34's and a Texas .40 with a ramming-lever. (Summary from the text)

(6 hr 52 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 1:36 Read by Anthony Wilson
01 - Chapter 01 15:11 Read by Anthony Wilson
02 - Chapter 02 17:28 Read by Anthony Wilson
03 - Chapter 03 16:19 Read by Anthony Wilson
04 - Chapter 04 12:22 Read by Anthony Wilson
05 - Chapter 05 18:39 Read by Anthony Wilson
06 - Chapter 06 14:42 Read by Anthony Wilson
07 - Chapter 07 18:04 Read by Anthony Wilson
08 - Chapter 08 10:27 Read by Anthony Wilson
09 - Chapter 09 30:39 Read by Anthony Wilson
10 - Chapter 10 31:00 Read by Anthony Wilson
11 - Chapter 11 21:00 Read by Anthony Wilson
12 - Chapter 12 18:24 Read by Anthony Wilson
13 - Chapter 13 18:09 Read by Anthony Wilson
14 - Chapter 14 21:55 Read by Anthony Wilson
15 - Chapter 15 18:20 Read by Anthony Wilson
16 - Chapter 16 17:15 Read by Anthony Wilson
17 - Chapter 17 24:53 Read by Anthony Wilson
18 - Chapter 18 10:22 Read by Anthony Wilson
19 - Chapter 19 25:00 Read by Anthony Wilson
20 - Chapter 20 20:02 Read by Anthony Wilson
21 - Chapter 21 30:22 Read by Anthony Wilson

Reviews

Murder in the gun room

(0.5 stars)

This book was horrible it had so much detail that it left little room for an actual story I had to drive myself through it for the book club but I will never read this book again and am so glad to be rid of it thank goodness for the ending is all I have to say it's actually over.

Very good book

(5 stars)

This story really kept me guessing, I didn't see the clues until the very end. A detective turned gun collector is hired for an exorbitant amount to sell some old guns. Being the smart fellow he is, he realizes that the woman who hired him means for him to investigate a murder at the same time. There are quite a few people with motives, but whodunit? You'll have to listen and find out. :-)

No just for gun collectors

(4 stars)

Piper certainly knows the history of guns around the world, but he's struck a nice balance in this mystery. There's a fair amount of various collectors gushing over their collections, but not so much that it slows down the plot. I also was guessing until the end. Anthonysvoice does a good job reading this solo project for Librivox. The only voicing is to indicate feminine speakers - otherwise, it's a straight reading.

Murder in the Gunroom

(5 stars)

Hands down one of the best books ever written. The story is intriguing, you won't want to stop listening. Any TRUE mystery,whodunit,or detective story reader is bound to fall in love with this book. You will want to re-listen to this one again and again.

interesting read

(4 stars)

Liked the details on weaponry, even omitted the plot was interesting, the cast engaging enough to keep me reading. Well narrated, clearly by a pleasant male voice. Will read author's other books. Free at librivox.org (audio) and Gutenberg.org (eBook). Recommended for those preferring clean reads.

Narrator smooth as silk

(3.5 stars)

Narrator helps the reader through all that gun stuff to keep track of the story. I like the bits of humor that the author sprinkled in. Going to see if there's more by this author and most definitely, more by this narrator.

(3 stars)

Enjoyed the narrator very much. The description of the guns and the philosophical musings were just too much. I knew who/what/why the first day at the Fleming house. I was hopeful i was incorrect but ....

great book!

(5 stars)

I love smart old mysteries, I came across end this and I was very happy with the story and it made me want to hear more ,