The Second Latchkey

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 25 reviews)

Jewelry thefts, society parties, clairvoyance, and romance marks this mystery, which is set in England and the US in the early 20th century. (Summary by Gesine) (8 hr 32 min)


A White Rose 18:48 Read by Esther
Smiths and Smiths 21:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Why She Came 15:26 Read by Gesine
The Great Moment 17:21 Read by Sibella Denton
The Second Latchkey 18:35 Read by Sibella Denton
The Beginning - Or the End? 15:03 Read by Katie Gibboney
The Countess de Santiago 17:15 Read by Stephanie König
The Blue Diamond Ring 29:15 Read by Sibella Denton
The Thing Knight Wanted 18:44 Read by Esther
Beginning of the Series 17:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Annesley Remembers 17:11 Read by Katie Gibboney
The Crystal 17:00 Read by Sibella Denton
The Series Goes On 23:50 Read by Esther
The Test 22:04 Read by Katie Gibboney
Nelson Smith at Home 18:18 Read by Sibella Denton
Why Ruthven Smith Went 21:12 Read by Sibella Denton
Ruthven Smith's Eyeglasses 13:18 Read by Katie Gibboney
The Star Sapphire 16:05 Read by Nichole Karl
The Secret 35:19 Read by Stephanie König
The Plan 17:10 Read by Esther
The Devil's Rosary 18:13 Read by Sibella Denton
Destiny and the Waldos 17:40 Read by Nichole Karl
The Thin Wall 15:48 Read by Katie Gibboney
The Anniversary 19:11 Read by Sibella Denton
The Allegory 16:49 Read by Esther
The Three Words 32:57 Read by Sibella Denton


(4 stars)

I really liked this story, and it was a very unusual set-up for a romance mystery. The young woman was sick to death of her life as a companion to an ungrateful older woman, so she took a dangerous chance on finding love with a stranger who needed help. The story starts in a stodgy old house in England, moves along to a magnificent mansion, lovely hotels, a cruise ship, a long train trip, and a Texas ranch on the Mexican border. Ruses, anger revenge, jealousy, loyalty, love, and the hope of forgiveness and reconciliation all play their parts in this novel.

Loved this story!

(5 stars)

This one held my attention down to those last three words. All the readers did a great job. I love these old, well-written stories. There is no need for the sex and bad language of many of today's fiction. Librivox is my refuge, ha!

Good adventure story.

(3 stars)

The adventure was fairly exciting. The characters were a bit shallow and opaque. Why did they do what they did? The authors don't seem to be much interested in that question- many character decisions had me baffled. Improbable, but a fun story. Well read.

(4 stars)

oh! I think the ending could have been ended in a sweeter way. I don't know if it was the writer or the reader. It was going on soooo good until the gun shots. It was so nice to listen to Gesine

so entertaining !

(5 stars)

Very enjoyable tale ! Pleasant narrators ! Well written.