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  • The Christmas Egg

  • By: Mary Kelly
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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The Christmas Egg

By: Mary Kelly
Narrated by: David Thorpe
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Summary

In a gloomy flat off Islington High Street, Chief Inspector Brett Nightingale and Sergeant Beddoes find an old woman dead. The Princess Olga Karukhin, who fled from Russia at the time of the Revolution, has lived in terror of being discovered ever since. Olga's grandson, Ivan, appears to have run from the scene but is later seen returning to the flat as though oblivious to the terrible crime. Taking place between 22nd and 24th December, Nightingale's enquiry takes him across London, culminating in the wrapping up of the mystery on Christmas Eve. 

©1958 Mary Kelly (P)2019 Soundings

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A great Christmas Listen

I love this story, a gentle mystery with a few moments of jeopardy and humorous in places. (It is slightly dated and those who find gender narrative grating may not want to try it, but it's not the worst I've heard.) A good option for the last minute Christmas preparations and David Thorpe reads it well.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 09-12-19

Good story

The narrator David Thorpe saves this story! It is slow to develop but his engaging performance keeps you involved.

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