In the Mayor's Parlour


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

(4.4 stars; 154 reviews)

“Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a constituency whos rules allow a handful of people to profit secretly from the borough’s finances. In one such borough a new mayor, victor by a margin of single vote, has been working on a reform program and is found mysteriously murdered in his office -- the Mayor’s Parlour. As it happens, his young nephew is visiting from London, and is determined to find the killer. It’s no easy task, and the final discovery leaves him, as well as many others, surprised.( Nicholas Clifford) (7 hr 49 min)

Chapters

In the Mayor's Parlour 23:47 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Cambric Handkerchief 20:53 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Tannery House 22:43 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Bull's Snug 19:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Sleeping Fires 21:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Ancient Office of Coroner 20:16 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Voluntary Witness 20:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Mrs. Saumarez 21:23 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Right to Intervene 21:34 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Cat in the Bag 16:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Nineteen Minutes' Interval 16:19 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Circumstantial Evidence 14:11 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Woman Intervenes 16:10 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Whose Voices? 14:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Special Edition 17:51 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Castle Wall 17:57 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Impregnable 20:02 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Loose Strands 20:17 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Black Secrets and Red Tape 21:32 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Fell Hand 17:43 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Corruption 17:43 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Parlour Maid 14:13 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Connecting Wall 19:19 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Behind the Panel 19:01 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Empty Room 13:29 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Reviews

A GREAT NOVEL.


(5 stars)

I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK AND LIKE ALL GOOD BOOKS DID NOT WANT TO TURN IT OFF. A GOOD MIX OF MYSTERY, ROMANCE AND DETECTIVE WORK. GREAT WRITER AND READER, REALLY RECOMMEND IT. CHEERS TRIXIE.

good mystery


(5 stars)

I like this author. He has way of bringing a simple setting to life and hold your attention from the beginning. the book was very well read. all in thoroughly enjoyed the book.


(5 stars)

The financial records should be made public But the mayor should never take the pension away from old people! That was definitely wrong. The book was very well read. Thank you.

Very enjoyable


(5 stars)

I'm a fan of J.S. Fletcher anyway and couldn't wish for better than In the Mayor's Parlour. The reader, Nicholas Clifford, is very good. Thank you very much.

Good mystery!


(4 stars)

Good writer, story and reader. Not happy with ending... protagonis's final reaction to was implausible. Perhaps, this is a story of forgiveness.

Entertaining detective story


(5 stars)

Good detective story and flawlessly read by Mr. Nicholas Clifford. Thank you LibriVox and thank you Mr. Clifford.


(4.5 stars)

This was a good mystery for its day. N. Clifford has a great voice and is very easy to listen to.

awesomeness


(5 stars)

What you expect from this author.... a compelling story from the first till the last.