Murder in Thrall by Anne Cleeland audiobook

Murder in Thrall

By Anne Cleeland
Read by Marcella Riordan

Blackstone Publishing 9780758287915

The New Scotland Yard Mysteries: Book 1

9.30 Hours Unabridged
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From Anne Cleeland comes a captivating newmystery series following the perilous exploits of two Scotland Yard detectivesas they track down London’s most elusive killers. First-year detective KathleenDoyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. ChiefInspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He’stall, handsome, and enigmatic—to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London’smost high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad topartner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows whensomeone is lying—a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects andwitnesses. Acton and Doyle are sent to investigate the murder of a trainer at aracetrack, and soon new killings related to the first start unfolding, draggingthe two investigators into ever more perilous situations. But the real dangeris the unlikely attachment that develops between the ultrareserved,aristocratic chief inspector and his spirited, working-class sidekick … arelationship that will raise plenty of eyebrows—and hackles—among theircolleagues at the Yard.

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Summary

Summary

From Anne Cleeland comes a captivating newmystery series following the perilous exploits of two Scotland Yard detectivesas they track down London’s most elusive killers.

First-year detective KathleenDoyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. ChiefInspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He’stall, handsome, and enigmatic—to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London’smost high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad topartner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows whensomeone is lying—a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects andwitnesses.

Acton and Doyle are sent to investigate the murder of a trainer at aracetrack, and soon new killings related to the first start unfolding, draggingthe two investigators into ever more perilous situations. But the real dangeris the unlikely attachment that develops between the ultrareserved,aristocratic chief inspector and his spirited, working-class sidekick … arelationship that will raise plenty of eyebrows—and hackles—among theircolleagues at the Yard.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cleeland has a smooth way of dialogue, and many of her characters’ conversations play like subtle games of reason and wit.” Daily Pilot (Los Angeles)
“The test of a good book is always how much one thinks about the characters when the book is done, and I am still wondering what would happen next.” Suspense Magazine
“An unexpected villain and an atypical protagonist lull the reader into the startling and eerie conclusion of this fascinating first in a series. The early expression of love between the innocent Doyle and the experienced Acton is rather unusual but sets the stage for meaningful progression in the story.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“An unlikely pair of detectives bond over a case as complex as it is dangerous.” Kirkus Reviews
“Chief Inspector Acton of Scotland Yard, a British lord, and his protégée, first-year Detective Constable Kathleen Doyle, an Irish redhead of humble origins, definitely rate readers’ attention.” Booklist
“Thrilling…will keep you guessing until the very last page!” Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author of Murder in Chelsea
“It’s been a long time since I encountered two characters this charming and engaging. I look forward to more of their adventures.” David Morrell, author of Murder as a Fine Art

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Author Bio: Anne Cleeland

Author Bio: Anne Cleeland

Anne Cleeland holds a degree in English from UCLA as well as a degree in law from Pepperdine University and is a member of the California State Bar. She writes a historical fiction series set in the Regency period as well as a contemporary mystery series set in New Scotland Yard. A member of the Historical Novel Society and Mystery Writers of America, she lives in California and has four children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English