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  • Coffin in the Museum of Crime

  • Inspector John Coffin
  • By: Gwendoline Butler
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (155 ratings)

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Coffin in the Museum of Crime

By: Gwendoline Butler
Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
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Nigel Carrington has the kind of crisp, sprightly British accent that makes women swoon and men admire. He’s a perfect choice to perform Coffin in the Museum on Crime, the 21st of over 30 John Coffin titles by late English mystery writer, Gwendolyn Butler.

John Coffin, police inspector, must wander the foggy streets of London puzzling over one ghastly ordeal or another. The crime in this particular audiobook involves a decapitated head found in an urn on the steps of a church. More police procedural than deductive game of wits, this audiobook is for those who love cops at work...or the sounds of a perfect British voice.

Summary

Detective John Coffin must find out who killed the man belonging to the severed human head found in an urn on the church steps.

©1989 Gwendoline Butler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • 16-05-22

slow burning...

...to begin with, but stuck with it. Quietly engrossing, well crafted and worthwhile. Read others!

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Some terrible accents from the narrator

I was able to look past these. Fewer 2 dimensional characters and more 3 dimensional characters would improve the story. This is the 4th book, but I feel like I barely know any regular character well which is a pity.

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Slow start but was enjoyable

This is the first book I’ve listened to in the John Coffin series not realising there were so many before and to follow.
It took me a while to get use to the flow of the narration and at times I had to replay sections in the first chapter. The Narrator’s tone of voice is calm and relaxing but i wish there was a bit more distinction between characters. I’m glad I persisted as i thoroughly enjoyed it. Great storyline.

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Very enjoyable listen.

I enjoy this writing style. It sounds like a novel rather than a script for a film or computer game as so many books seem to nowadays.co


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Enjoyable

Was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book .. narrated beautifully.. will listen to more from this series. Am invested in the characters now .

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Long winded

A lot of unnecessary detail. Also, the high number of characters in the book needed distinct differing voices for an Audible book. I also found some of the actor characters irritating.

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Fab book

I love the way Gwendolyn Butler writes, it's almost tongue in cheek! Great storyline, it's a book that keeps on giving

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Really enjoyable

Brilliantly read and an amusing story line, I will be listening to others in the series

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