The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards audiobook

The Frozen Shroud: A Lake District Mystery

By Martin Edwards
Read by John Lee

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781464201073

The Lake District Mysteries: Book 6

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Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England's Lake District, each time on Halloween. Just before the First World War, a young woman's corpse was found, with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost—the Faceless Woman—is said to walk through Ravenbank on Halloween. Five years ago, another woman, Shenagh Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to hide her injuries. Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases and wonders whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. He spends Halloween at a party in Ravenbank—only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman; once more her damaged face is shrouded from view.

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Summary

Summary

Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England's Lake District, each time on Halloween. Just before the First World War, a young woman's corpse was found, with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost—the Faceless Woman—is said to walk through Ravenbank on Halloween. Five years ago, another woman, Shenagh Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to hide her injuries.

Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases and wonders whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. He spends Halloween at a party in Ravenbank—only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman; once more her damaged face is shrouded from view.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A trio of murders spanning nearly a century poses an unusual challenge for DCI Hannah Scarlett of the Cumbria Constabulary’s Cold Case Review Team—especially since one of the corpses is anything but cold…Edwards does an impressive job of linking the three murders across the long years.” Kirkus Reviews
“Layered, atmospheric…The creepy premise, coupled with a neat resolution, offers hope that this series will only get better.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

by Judy 9/13/2017
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I expected more

The Frozen Shroud has some of the things I like in a mystery. It's set in England, there are murders to be solved and a narrator who is one of my favorites. But it did not live up to my expectations. It's entirely possible that I would have liked The Frozen Shroud more if I had read the series from the beginning. However, I did enjoy trying to figure out who the murderer was in all three cases. I like it when the solution isn't so obvious and no matter which person I suspect, I get it wrong. It had enough plot twists and red herrings to keep me listening to the end.

Author

Author Bio: Martin Edwards

Author Bio: Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards has published sixteen crime novels and more than fifty short stories. His crime fiction has been short-listed for several awards, and in 2008 he won the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger Award for “The Bookbinder’s Apprentice.” He has edited twenty crime anthologies and contributed essays to many reference books and magazines.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English