The Opal Serpent


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

(4.5 stars; 140 reviews)

An old pawnbroker is found strangled with his lips pinned together with an opal serpent broach. He has a beautiful daughter who is apparently the heir of his large estate. But another claimant has made herself known as the actual daughter of the pawnbroker. Follow detective Hurd as he unravels the convoluted mystery of the old man’s death and attempts to determine who is the rightful heir. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) (9 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Don Quixote in London 24:12 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Deborah Junk, Duenna 25:58 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Dulcinea of Gwynne Street 23:42 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Unforseen 22:52 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Trouble 23:07 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Noise in the Street 23:22 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Terrible Night 20:42 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Verdict of the Jury 22:01 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Castles in the Air 21:44 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Bolt from the Blue 20:58 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Cuckoo in the Nest 20:46 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The New Life 21:17 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Detective's Views 24:53 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Mr. Hay's Little Dinner 20:55 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A New Clue 22:54 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Sylvia's Theory 20:08 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Hurd's Information 21:35 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
At Christchurch, Hants 20:15 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Captain Jessop 16:36 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Part of the Truth 23:42 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Miss Qian's Party 23:21 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Further Evidence 22:30 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
What Pash Said 21:52 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Mrs. Krill at Bay 24:31 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Cruel Woman 30:54 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
A Final Explanation 20:09 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

Reviews


(4 stars)

A new murder, an old murder or suicide, & paternity must be figured out. This is enough to keep you interested without being too much to keep track of. My one gripe is that some assumed paternity without proof. There was only a marriage certificate. I know I'd have wanted a birth certificate from the start instead of coming to that idea later on. This is just one small issue though.

many twists and turns, keeps you guessing till the end.


(5 stars)


(5 stars)

ummm, I did not see that coming... kinda brutal but interesting crime story from the standpoint that I thought I'd heard it all. But sugar is "gore" and Hindus are "Thugs" and brooches are effective gags. Who knew?

GOOD OLD FASHIONED DETECTIVES STORY


(4 stars)

Agatha Christie must have read these books. The reader has a lovely voice and once I got used to his rather flat pulpit like intoning style I was glad I continued on

One of my favorite narrators


(4 stars)

2019 - apparently it's been awhile since I've listened. I forgot how awful the victim was murdered and how evil the murders were.

The Opal Serpent


(5 stars)

Very enjoyable. Lots of unexpected twists. The reader takes a few minutes to get used to but once you do is very pleasant.


(3.5 stars)

Twists, murder, greed, romance and Richard Kilmer (narration) - what more can you ask of a good read?!?

excellent!


(5 stars)

really loved this book. it will be going in my favorites!