A Mysterious Disappearance


Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

(4.6 stars; 235 reviews)

Lady Dyke disappears mysteriously, and barrister and hobby detective Claude Bruce appears to be one of the last persons to have seen her. A short time later a dead body is found in the river, and Bruce follows the trails. Who is Sydney H. Corbett? Why did the Lady's maid disappear shortly after her Lady? And what business did Lady Dyke have at Sloane Square? If Bruce can find the answer to these questions, he will find the solution to the mystery. (Introduction by Carolin) (8 hr 56 min)

Chapters

"Last Seen at Victoria!" 18:52 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Inspector White 19:38 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
The Lady's Maid 14:22 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
No. 61 Raleigh Mansions 21:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
At the Jollity Theatre 12:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Miss Marie le Marchant 12:54 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
In the City 14:50 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
The Hotel du Cercle 15:22 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Breaking the Bank 18:18 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Some Good Resolutions 14:32 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Theories 16:58 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Who Corbett Was 12:59 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
A Question of Principle 17:30 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
No. 12 Raleigh Mansions 22:45 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Mrs. Hillmer Hesitates 21:09 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Foxey 17:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
A Possible Explanation 19:34 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
What Happened on the Riviera 20:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Where Mrs. Hillmer Went 14:40 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Mr. Sydney H. Corbett 18:39 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
How Lady Dyke Left Raleigh Mansions 19:11 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
A Wilful Murder 18:57 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
The Letter 16:18 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
The Handwriting 15:05 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Miss Phyllis Browne Intervenes 19:57 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Lady Helen Montgomery's Son 14:57 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Mr. White's Method 16:31 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Sir Charles Dyke's Journey 16:03 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
How Lady Dyke Disappeared 21:23 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Sir Charles Dyke Ends His Narrative 21:22 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Valedictory 11:59 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Reviews

A Very Good Mystery


(5 stars)

The story captures your attention right from the beginning and then gets better. It has an interesting twist that keeps you guessing. The narrator is pleasant to listen to.

loved it!


(4.5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book. it keeps you guessing until the end. I am now a big fan of this author. in my humble opinion he has written a great mystery novel. The reader did struggle with some pronunciations (which I actually found somewhat entertaining) because English is her second language. However I found that since she is from a Scandinavian country her accent was not a distraction at all. All together a well spent couple of days at work! Thank you librovox for making my job bearable!

Great mystery story with another great reading by Carolin


(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this missing-wife mystery story. Although there are two detectives, one unofficial and one official, I did not find them confusing at all, as an earlier review noted. And Carolin did her usual great job reading!

Page Turning Whodonit


(5 stars)

this as my first Louis Tracy book featuring Claude Bruce, the barrister detective and I enjoyed it thoroughly, from the opening set up through the twists and turns of the plot, climax and satisfying epilogue. I enjoyed the cast of characters and side Plots- a diverting story all around that I had trouble pausing. Carolin is a strong reader and I look forward to more Tracy Stories featuring the barrister and hope to hear more read by Carolin. The glimpses into social views, customs, economics, expressions and settings of the time add interest to these classic mysteries. LibriVox does a great good with this wonderful audio book library.

Good book but a bit confusing...


(4 stars)

With the disappearance of Lady Dyke, two detectives are now on the trail. One of the detectives is working for Scotland Yard and one is working for himself and is also the friend of the missing lady's husband. Plenty of red herrings begin to appear, not the least of which is the sudden disappearance of Lady Dyke's maid. What could possibly be behind all the mystery? This story is good, but a bit confusing, I often got the two detectives mixed up. It is a good mystery tho, and the reader did a nice job.

Another great writer


(5 stars)

I'd never heard of Louis Tracy and what a pleausre it is to listen to this ingenious whodunnit. Just a small niggle - that pronuncation of place names problem. e.g. Sloane is pronounced "slone" not "sloanne". Also "heir" is pronounced "air" not "hair" Still, otherwise so very well read. I'm sorry if I'm picky about pronunciation - especially as reading books like the volunteers do is something I can't do. Thank you volunteer readers and Librivox. This is wonderful work you do.

Mystery well written


(5 stars)

The story overall was well-written with lots of twists and turns. well I had suspicions it kept me guessing. the bumbling inspector White was well-written character and the congenial Bruce amateur Detective kept me in admiration of his intellect. all wow showing his Humanity and understanding of human frailties in other characters, well not being sloppy about it. I love the dialogue and manner of speech. I really like Carolyn's reading she does a good job.

Excellent book, consistently and well read


(4.5 stars)

Excellent book of its genre and time, and as a lierary work in itself. It is a lengthy book, but never drags or bores, in part because the reader is consistently clear in terms of her voice and understanding. Do not be put off by her charming accent, which I failed to identify. Perhaps Canadian French.