The Grell Mystery


Read by Christine Blachford

(4.4 stars; 133 reviews)

Mr Robert Grell, millionaire and socialite, is found murdered in his study on a stormy evening. It's up to Heldon Foyle, the detective, to unravel the mystery. (Summary by Christine Blachford) (7 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 8:02 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 2 6:57 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 3 9:03 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 4 4:35 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 5 5:13 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 6 6:20 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 7 6:45 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 8 7:13 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 9 5:05 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 10 5:54 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 11 8:35 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 12 7:11 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 13 8:55 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 14 7:01 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 15 5:29 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 16 9:30 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 17 7:36 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 18 6:12 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 19 8:36 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 20 5:47 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 21 10:19 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 22 5:15 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 23 8:49 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 24 10:00 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 25 7:31 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 26 8:17 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 27 7:39 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 28 10:35 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 29 7:49 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 30 4:24 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 31 7:05 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 32 5:14 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 33 8:40 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 34 5:43 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 35 7:07 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 36 10:47 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 37 8:19 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 38 9:28 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 39 4:36 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 40 8:53 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 41 9:21 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 42 13:14 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 43 12:01 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 44 7:51 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 45 10:40 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 46 12:31 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 47 10:05 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 48 11:47 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 49 5:16 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 50 13:26 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 51 7:53 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 52 15:27 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 53 6:47 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 54 11:16 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 55 8:35 Read by Christine Blachford
Chapter 56 15:25 Read by Christine Blachford

Reviews

I have listened to this book 2x


(5 stars)

... and enjoyed it both times. Mr Grell has been murdered and Inspector Foyle is on the case. Upon arriving at the scene of the crime, Foyle makes a shocking discovery. His attempts to interview the different suspects in the case are thwarted by the dead man's fiance, her fiance's friend and competitor in affection, and the Princess Petrovska. It seems like everyone is trying to cover up the tracks of the guilty party. Foyle's got his hands full... The reader is excellent, I enjoyed her reading immensely.

Good Mystery


(4 stars)

This is a very good mystery. I did not figure it out nor should I say guess the truth until just before the end of the story. This mystery is filled with abundant detail of the officers trying to find the truth. The investigations seem to be led in one direction and then another, but it is nicely culminated with a recap at the end. In my opinion this is worth the time to listen. Ms. Blachford reads well, but sometimes rather fast.

Too fast!


(2 stars)

I can't tell if it's a good book or not- the volunteer lady reads too fast. I was interested in the plot, but had to stop listening because I could not stand the lack of pauses in punctuation and the lack of inflection in her voice! What a pity because otherwise she has a pleasant pronunciation and a lovely voice.

Interesting characters


(3.5 stars)

It was easy to listen to the book. The reader did read quickly, but it detracts little from the work itself. I felt like the alliteration was used quite a bit, almost to excess. Characters were slowly built, and by the end, the reader thinks he knows the characters but does not. Good book for road trips or before bed.

Great book.


(5 stars)

Kept me guessing the whole book. The reader did an excellent read

Tips to Reader


(4 stars)

Christine, You picked a good tale and have, to my ear, a very pleasant voice in timbre, inflection, modulation, etc. Perhaps it's my age, but you read just a tad to quickly at times, but not that often. I'm taking the time to write this because I think you are a very good reader. Do check pronunciation on words you are not sure of such as anathema and suave. Because you read so well, one doesn't expect mispronunciations. Again, I'm writing this only because you make listening to a good story very rewarding. There are plenty of readers who destroy potentially good recordings with terrible voices as well as poor pronunciation. Looking foward to hearing more of your readings.

Abandoned due to reader


(2 stars)

The reader has a clear voice, but due to the complete disregard for punctuation, one has to concentrate too hard to enjoy the story. Without a pause after a comma or full stop, it just becomes one incredibly long sentence, instead of a book. What a pity as she has enormous potential. I also had to slow it down a lot, as she reads too fast. Therefore, I will never know if the book was good or not.

obx1;2


(5 stars)

The explanation of the crime by the author at the end of the novel follows the pattern established and followed by most writers of the genre,. The plot and misdirection were well done. The reader was clear and easy to listen to throughout the work. Thanks to the reader and Librovox.