The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller audiobook

The Return of Captain John Emmett

By Elizabeth Speller
Read by Matthew Brenher

Dreamscape 9781844086078

The Laurence Bartram Mysteries: Book 1

13.96 Hours Unabridged
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In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett’s brother, an officer during the war, has reportedly killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans’ hospital, and Mary needs to why. What connects a group of war poets, a feud within Emmett’s regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was Emmett’s death really a suicide, or the missing piece in a series of murders? As veterans tied to Emmett continue to turn up dead and Laurence is forced to face the darkest corners of his own war experiences, his survival may depend on uncovering the truth.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the July 2011 Indie Next List

In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett’s brother, an officer during the war, has reportedly killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans’ hospital, and Mary needs to why. What connects a group of war poets, a feud within Emmetts regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was Emmetts death really a suicide, or the missing piece in a series of murders?

As veterans tied to Emmett continue to turn up dead and Laurence is forced to face the darkest corners of his own war experiences, his survival may depend on uncovering the truth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“World War I history buffs will enjoy this mystery, as will fans of period pieces set in London. Readers who like Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series will enjoy this as well.” Library Journal
“[An] elegant, engrossing read.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Speller

Author Bio: Elizabeth Speller

Elizabeth Speller studied classics at Cambridge. She has written for various publications, and has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, and Bristol. She divides her life between Gloucestershire and Greece.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English