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  • Due to a Death

  • By: Mary Kelly
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

A car speeds down a road between miles of marshes and estuary flats, its passenger a young woman named Agnes - hands bloodied, numbed with fear, her world turned upside down. Meanwhile, the news of a girl found dead on the marsh is spreading round the local area. 

A masterpiece of suspense, Mary Kelly's 1964 novel follows Agnes as she casts her mind back through the past few days to find the links between her husband, his friends, a mysterious stranger new to the village and a case of bloody murder. 

Complex and thoroughly affecting, Due to a Death was nominated for the Gold Dagger Award and showcases the author's versatility and remarkable skill for characterisation and dialogue.

©1962, 2021 The Estate of Mary Kelly, introduction Martin Edwards (P)2021 Soundings

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  • 10-11-21

The valleys of the human soul

Beautifully described intricate nuances of unrequited love, desperation ,human frailty and loss
If not for the penetrating and profound depth in explaining the suspense and atmosphere of loss upon loss the story would be a detour into a world of depression
Don’t take that road if you need to enter into a world with a satisfying respite from the ugliness of life