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The Corpse Played Dead

Lizzie Hardwick, Book 2
Written by: Georgina Clarke
Narrated by: Sophie Ward
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins

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Publisher's Summary

'All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players....'

When an undercover assignment for the Bow Street magistrate sees prostitute Lizzie Hardwicke trade Ma Farley’s Bawdy House in Soho for life as a seamstress at the theatre on Drury Lane, it becomes clear quite quickly - what goes on in the wings is much more intriguing than the theatrics being played out onstage.... 

Soon Lizzie is once again thrown together with the handsome Inspector Will Davenport when a high profile investor is brutally hanged at centre stage and Lizzie discovers the body. With the suspect list rivalling any casting call, Lizzie will have to use every trick she’s hidden up her sleeves to unravel the tangled threads and bring the culprit into the spotlight.

©2019 Georgina Byrne (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Sarah
  • 21-08-19

Fantastic

I listen to the first one and really loved it! I couldn’t wait for the second novel to come out! The characters are fantastic and highlight struggles of the period!
Fantastic would recommend! Fast becoming one of my fav reads

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  • T Arnold
  • 06-09-19

Love Lizzie

Well, I really have found my new favourite book series. Lizzie is a brilliant character, intelligent by nature and nurture in a poor life of circumstance but what a world she thrives in.

Characters, story and performance are fantastic, if you love a period setting, crime ‘who dunnit’ with a twist of good humour, you’re going to love these books.

I wholeheartedly highly recommend.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 30-08-19

A fine tale

This is another enjoyable book by Georgina Clarke, I was a little disappointed by the new narrator, she had some very odd pronunciations, and her voice and diction weren't as likeable as Claire Trusson's.

I enjoyed the first book more, but that was probably because it was such an unexpected scenario, and also the narrator makes such a difference to a book.

The mystery was good and well worked, the characters were interesting and overall it was a jolly good read.