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Murder in the Gunroom

Gelesen von Anthony Wilson

(4,306 Sterne; 250 Bewertungen)

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

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01 - Chapter 01

15:11

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02 - Chapter 02

17:28

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03 - Chapter 03

16:19

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04 - Chapter 04

12:22

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05 - Chapter 05

18:39

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06 - Chapter 06

14:42

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07 - Chapter 07

18:04

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08 - Chapter 08

10:27

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09 - Chapter 09

30:39

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10 - Chapter 10

31:00

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11 - Chapter 11

21:00

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12 - Chapter 12

18:24

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13 - Chapter 13

18:09

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14 - Chapter 14

21:55

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15 - Chapter 15

18:20

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16 - Chapter 16

17:15

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17 - Chapter 17

24:53

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18 - Chapter 18

10:22

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19 - Chapter 19

25:00

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20 - Chapter 20

20:02

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21 - Chapter 21

30:22

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Bewertungen

Very good book

(5 Sterne)

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. :-)

Murder in the gun room

(0,5 Sterne)

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.

No just for gun collectors

(4 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 ,