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Summary

September 1940. The height of the Blitz.

When the Savoy advertises its series of underground shelters, a crowd of people from East London arrive at the hotel and demand entry. There they find a shelter worthy of the Savoy's clientele, but the next morning, after the air raid and when the Stepney protestors have left, it is discovered that one of the hotel's guests is dead, stabbed through the heart. Detective Chief Inspector Coburg and Sergeant Lampson are called in, and the finger of suspicion falls firmly upon the East Londoners, but not everything is as it seems in these sumptuous surroundings.

©2021 Jim Eldridge (P)2021 Isis Publishing Ltd

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If hotels could talk

Wherever people gather, secrets and intrigue also gather. Jim Eldridge spins a yarn with all the knots and twists that go into a whodunit. The characters are strong and mystery compelling. If I have a quibble it is, that once Detective Chief Inspector Coburg makes his breakthrough the story wraps up too fast. This is book 2 in a set, so I will now visit the other two hotels in the series.

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Brilliant story.

I have really enjoyed reading this story. Better than the Museum Series, and I really enjoyed those too. Please please could we have more stories featuring DCI Coburg , his wife Rosa and Sargeant Lampson. Brilliant.

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Sorry but really irritating

This started well enough but declined rapidly. The story line is interesting but there are too many anachronisms to list, glaring mistakes - Oswald Mosley's wife Diana Mitford continuously referred to as Unity (her sister), and a hugely irritating narration; only the two main characters are portrayed with anything approaching a normal voice, and even Edgar is given a pronounced and unconvincing drawl. All the other characters are presented as caricatures and their voices tend to change as if the narrator hasn't properly prepared his 'cast' in advance, e.g. when Magnus who is given a bluff/hearty voice meets Churchill and suddenly has to be voiced totally differently to differentiate from the Churchill impersonation. The story line deteriorates as well; almost as if the author had listed everything he knows about WW2 and then constructed a plot to include them all! Such a shame as it promised so much but failed to deliver.

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Enjoyed This Book

Enjoyed listening to this book. Great narration, with a simple but twisty story. Love books based in the forties and second world War.

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I really enjoyed this book

I love a good detective story especially when I learn something new, and this book did not disappoint.
The story is well written and gave me a little idea, what it might have been like going though the blitz, in war time London,
I once again had no idea who done it till the end, and I’ve become very invested in the main characters, well worth a listen.I highly recommend, and I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Couldn’t finish it

I persisted for 8 chapters but I’m sorry the narrator put me off. To me he delivered it like a children’s book which I’m sure he’d be brilliant at but not a crime novel

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wrong history on Mosley's wife

Author has Mosley married to wrong Mitford sister. the one mentioned in book, actually died as a single woman in Ireland.

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