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No Clue! A Mystery Story

Gelesen von Roger Melin

(4,253 Sterne; 200 Bewertungen)

“No Clue! A Mystery Story” finds detective Jefferson Hastings at the home of wealthy but eccentric Arthur Sloane one hot summer night, when two other guests at Sloanehurst stumble across the body of young Mildred Brace lying dead on the lawn. Sloane’s daughter Lucille asks Hastings to help solve the crime, but Hastings gets surprisingly little help from anybody he interviews, including Mr. Sloane himself and even the mother of the victim. With few clues to aid him and nobody beyond suspicion, including himself, seemingly rock solid alibis begin to fall apart, expanding the list of potential suspects, and Hastings must rely on subtle expressions and the scant evidence at hand to try to solve the murder. (Summary by Roger Melin) (7 hr 15 min)

Chapters

01 - The Grey Envelope

10:10

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02 - The Woman on the Lawn

18:05

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03 - The Unexpected Witness

21:26

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04 - Hastings Is Retained

20:14

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05 - The Interview With Mrs. Brace

20:15

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06 - Action By the Sheriff

19:54

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07 - The Hostility of Mr. Sloane

24:57

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08 - The Man Who Ran Away

17:52

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09 - The Breaking Down of Webster

28:58

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10 - The Whispered Conference

24:09

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11 - Motives Revealed

20:15

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12 - Hendricks Reports

14:10

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13 - Mrs. Brace Begins

24:38

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14 - Mr. Crown Forms an Alliance

29:10

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15 - In Arthur Sloane's Room

26:31

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16 - The Bribe

16:15

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17 - 'The Whole Truth'

21:00

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18 - The Man Who Rode Away

12:18

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19 - 'Pursuit!'

22:18

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20 - Denial of the Charge

18:01

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21 - 'Ample Evidence'

25:10

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Bewertungen

A Good Mystery Well Read

(4 Sterne)

This is a better than average Who-Done-It. The plot moves right along and maintains the listeners attention for the most part. The ending is somewhat prediable, but There really aren't many plausible suspects to begin with. The reader is very professional and reads extremely well....A five star reader with a three star novel. Four Stars overall. _

I liked this book...

(4 Sterne)

and I have listened to it 2x. The owner of the house, Slone, is a riot, his exclamations and whiney tendencies were very funny. A young woman is found murdered on Slone's lawn, and as it happens, he is a fan of detecting and has Detective Hastings over for a visit at that time. At Slone's daughter's insistence, Hastings begins investigating the murder. Slone doesn't like this idea tho, and tries to get rid of him. What is Slone hiding? Who is the real killer? Good story, likeable characters. Roger Melin is a good reader, I enjoy listening to his books.

Agreeing with wagstaff

(3 Sterne)

I would say a three star book with a 5 star reader as well. The story is interesting enough to keep you waiting to find out "who done it", but even that to me was a bit odd in how it was written. I probably would not have enjoyed this book as much if it had been read by anyone other than the wonderful Roger Melin. He is what kept me listening.

good mystery interesting characters

(3 Sterne)

One passing reference to an unnamed character's race using dated language to describe black people. I didn't notice anything else flag-able. really loved the mother's character. she had complex motivation. though she was repeatedly referred to as "greedy" when that seems like a weird description for someone who is totally destitute.

WELL-DEVELOPED STORY

(5 Sterne)

Some people might consider this story too slow, but the pace gives reality to a very difficult case for Hastings to solve. Great read. It is unfortunate that the author has no other books available.

Very Good

(5 Sterne)

An interesting book with interesting characters. Although I was a little disappointed that Mrs. Brace's history was not gone into more. I wanted to know why she was as she was. Reader was excellent.

one of my favorite readers

(4 Sterne)

pretty good book. it spends too much time on sloan and Lucille's secret, not on the evidence that apparently gives hastings glimps to the murderer.

good for a rainy day

(4 Sterne)

The reader was excellent. The plot held my interest and I enjoyed the the detective ‘s character. Good to see an “old” guy win.