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Dark secrets, an unexplained death and an old country house lie at the heart of Georgette Heyer's classic murder mystery.

The Priory may look ramshackle in appearance, but Peter, Margaret and Celia are totally charmed by their newly inherited country house.

But there's more to The Priory than meets the eye.

Left empty for years, hardly a single person has set foot inside, and down in the village, the locals whisper of a ghostly figure that roams the halls....

When a murder is committed, the new owners start to fear the rumours are true - but is their new home really haunted, or is someone trying to scare them away?

©1932 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A writer of great wit and style." (Daily Telegraph)

 "Her characters and dialogue are a delight." (Dorothy L. Sayers)

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." (India Knight)

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Oohh Scary...

In places I found this quite scary. Maybe because I was listening at night, in bed, in the dark. The story and the narration are good enough to make me feel I was actually in the house so that when the 'ghost' appeared I was almost hiding under the bed clothes. Of course it comes out okay in the end, but for a time... I can really recommend this, though if you're like me, you might want to listen in daylight or with the lights on!

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Enjoyable, doesn't strain brain

I found this an enjoyable listen. The narrator on this is a lot better than some of the readers of G Heyers detective books. I did spot who was the master crim quite a way off but still enjoyable lite classic detective fiction

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AMAZING!!!

Well I was so surprised by this book as it isn’t the usual story the author usually tells - BUT WHAT JOY THIS BOOK GAVE ME …

From the first to the last chapter it was brilliant!!!

Beautifully performed!

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