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A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder

A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, Book 2
Written by: Dianne Freeman
Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins

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How far will some go to safeguard a secret? In the latest novel in Dianne Freeman's witty and delightful historical mystery series, the adventurous Countess Harleigh finds out....

On August 12th each year, members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. Frances Wynn, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, however, is expecting to spend a quiet few months in London. 

Instead, she's immersed in a shocking mystery when a friend, Mary Archer, is found murdered. Her cousin Charles is in the spotlight for the murder, along with dozens of others. 

It seems Mary had countless notes hidden in her home, detailing private indiscretions of society's elite. Frances can hardly believe that Mary was a blackmailer, yet why else would she horde such juicy tidbits? 

Aided by her gallant friend George Hazelton, Frances begins assisting the police. Even more worrying is that the number of victims is increasing too....

©2019 Dianne Freeman (P)2019 W.F. Howes Ltd
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  • 27-06-19

Awful narration

Story was good but...
The narrator is just awful.
Inflection is all over the place and makes everything is a question. The different accents are equally grating.
It’s frankly bloody annoying and I can’t listen to it.

What happened to the original reader? She had a lovely easy to listen to voice.

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  • 03-07-19

Fresh Intrigue

A real whodunnit! I couldn't decide who the murderer really was until the last scene. Well written and paced.