The Holladay Case


Read by Cate Barratt

(4.5 stars; 350 reviews)

Stevenson's introduction of the protagonist Lester (law clerk with New York firm Graham & Royce) finds him occupying a front row seat in the murder trial of Wall Street multi-millionaire Hiram Holladay. Scandalously, suspicion points very solidly on the banker's loving daughter, Frances. Lester proves himself a useful aide to the firm's senior partner, Mr. Royce, in his attempt to prove the lovely Frances innocent. - Summary by Cate Barratt (4 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Chapter I - A Bolt from the Blue 13:27 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter II - In the Grip of Circumstance 19:56 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter III - The Coil Tightens 17:26 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter IV - I Have an Inspiration 12:52 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter V - I Dine with a Fascinating Stranger 17:54 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter VI - Godfrey's Panegyric 9:54 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter VII - Miss Holladay Becomes Capricious 11:40 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter VIII - The Mysterious Maid 15:47 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter IX - I Meet Monsieur Martigny 14:12 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter X - An Astonishing Disappearance 17:24 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XI - I Unmask My Enemy 17:14 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XII - At the Cafe Jourdain 12:47 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XIII - En Voyage 15:01 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XIV - I Prove a Bad Sentinel 15:07 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XV - Two Heads are Better than One 17:20 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XVI - I Beard the Lion 21:59 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XVII - Etretat 9:38 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XVIII - The Veil is Lifted 12:37 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter XIX - The End of the Story 6:12 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews

A Clever & Ageless Mystery


(5 stars)

This is another example of timeless storytelling, by a genuinely talented writer. Engaging characters tangled in believable circumstances, a few moments of romance and thoughtful suspense all coupled with a superior running narrative of good versus evil. Top it off with the LibriVox volunteer, Cate Barratt & this is another Winner.

tillie


(5 stars)

This author is great. Even the best of stories lag a bit with too much detail. But this story does not lag at all! The reader is also excellent! Please record all this author has to offer. Huge thank you!

Excellent!


(5 stars)

I enjoy Mr Stevensons tales, and Cate Barrattbread it with such life and poise that it enhanced it no end.

Story and reader are excellent.


(5 stars)

All the facts are neatly tied together at the end in a most interesting fashion.

Good but flawed


(3.5 stars)

If the daughter had committed the brutal murder her clothes would have been considerably stained with blood. yet no examination of the "dark red dress" was ever made. Very odd. This alone would have been an exonerating fact. And gloves she was wearing? Sad holes in otherwise interesting book.

Good mystery


(4 stars)

The summary covers the plot. I will say the story is a wee bit predictable as to what the twist at the end is. However, the story is still enjoyable. Excellent reader, excellent recordings, thank you!

excellent reader, good plot


(5 stars)

will read more by this author will listen to more by this reader figured out part of the solution but enjoyed the steps to solution which was not the same as I thought

Recommend


(4 stars)

It moved along nicely. My first guess about Frances was correct, to my satisfaction. I would have written the last few paragraphs slightly differently, maybe because I've read the books out of order.