The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation


Read by MaryAnn

(4.6 stars; 260 reviews)

Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a beautiful woman stops his car to ask for directions to Scotland. Odd time to be traveling so far and in such a hurry, but Allerdyke's mind is elsewhere. When he finally arrives in Hull, he finds his cousin dead in his hotel room and a valuable consignment of jewels missing. Allerdyke's only clue rests with that woman hurrying off to Scotland.(Summary by MaryAnn) (8 hr 50 min)

Chapters

01 - The Midnight Ride 13:44 Read by MaryAnn
02 - The Dead Man 15:54 Read by MaryAnn
03 - The Shoe Buckle 16:54 Read by MaryAnn
04 - Mr. Franklin Fullaway 15:19 Read by MaryAnn
05 - The Nastirsevitch Jewels 14:51 Read by MaryAnn
06 - The Prima Donna's Portrait 16:18 Read by MaryAnn
07 - The Frantic Impresario 15:06 Read by MaryAnn
08 - The Jewel Box 15:33 Read by MaryAnn
09- The Lady's Maid's Mother 15:16 Read by MaryAnn
10 - The Second Murder 15:33 Read by MaryAnn
11 - The Russian Bank-Notes 14:28 Read by MaryAnn
12 - The Third Murder 14:34 Read by MaryAnn
13 - Ambler Appleyard 15:50 Read by MaryAnn
14 - Fifty Thousand Pounds Reward 15:20 Read by MaryAnn
15 - The Bayswater Boarding-house 15:30 Read by MaryAnn
16 - Mr. Gerald Rayner 14:46 Read by MaryAnn
17 - The Photograph 15:58 Read by MaryAnn
18 - Definite Suspicion 16:27 Read by MaryAnn
19 - The Late Call 14:50 Read by MaryAnn
20 - Number Fifty-three 14:58 Read by MaryAnn
21 - The Young Man who Led Pugs 15:06 Read by MaryAnn
22 - Thick Fog 15:30 Read by MaryAnn
23 - The Possible Death Warrant 16:03 Read by MaryAnn
24 - Concerning Carl Federman 16:13 Read by MaryAnn
25 - The Card on the Door 14:50 Read by MaryAnn
26 - Participant in the Secret 17:00 Read by MaryAnn
27 - The Millionaire, the Stranger, and the Princess 15:42 Read by MaryAnn
28 - The First Pursuit 15:18 Read by MaryAnn
29 - The Parcel from Hull 15:32 Read by MaryAnn
30 - The Packet in the Safe 15:16 Read by MaryAnn
31 - The Hyde Park Tea-house 14:25 Read by MaryAnn
32 - The Chilverton Anti-Climax 9:45 Read by MaryAnn
33 - The Smart Miss Slade 21:59 Read by MaryAnn
34 - Merrifield Explains 11:22 Read by MaryAnn
35 - The Allerdyke Way 8:51 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

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(2 stars)

Good Mystery, however, too many characters in the story, just stirs up an already confusing plot. I love Fletcher's work, so, I'm forgiving, though not this time. What an amazing book this could have been, if there were only 4 or 5 fewer men involved. [Beware of an Offensive Racist remark at the end of chptr 19]


(5 stars)

superb mystery. well read and easy to follow. Some said it was complicated. I have to say I found it easy to follow. with regards to some offensive remarks whilst inappropriate by today's standards we are looking at a snapshot of life 100 years ago. I find that interesting and intriguing appropriate or otherwise.


(5 stars)

A good book, well read. I must say I don't know what the other reviewers mean about the introduction of too many people at the end; I thought it was just right. Maybe they have short attention spans.


(4.5 stars)

i think the amount of people in the storey made the storey more interesting. great narrator. good plot and kept me guessing. great book.

Interesting


(4 stars)

I found this book to be interesting and incomparably read by MaryAnn. Thank you

top banana


(5 stars)

A splendid story superbly read: could not ask for more!


(5 stars)

Fabulous story, and a perfectly awesome reader!

one of my favorite readers


(4 stars)

good book