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  • The Engine House: A Black Beacons Murder Mystery

  • DCI Evan Warlow Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Dylan
  • Narrated by: Joseph Tweedale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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The Engine House: A Black Beacons Murder Mystery

By: Rhys Dylan
Narrated by: Joseph Tweedale
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Summary

You can bury the bodies, but you can’t hide the truth.

When a landslip on Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastal path reveals the harrowing remains of two bodies, ex-DCI Evan Warlow’s quiet retirement is shattered.

As the original investigator for the two missing persons eight years before, Evan is recalled to help with what is now a murder inquiry. But as the killer scrambles to cover up the truth, the body count rises.

Working with a new young team, Warlow peels away the layers to reveal the dark and rotten heart that beats beneath the chocolate box tranquillity of an area renowned for its quiet beauty.

But does he still have what it takes to root out the monstrous truth before all hell lets loose?

The Engine House is the gripping debut crime thriller set in the heart of wild Wales from author Rhys Dylan. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk. JM Dalgliesh and Simon McCleave. Celtic noir with a spatter of dark humour.

©2022 Rhys Dylan (P)2022 wyrmwood media

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Great listen

Very well read and a god story line with unexpected twists and turns topical interest

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Good detective story with many a twist but no unnecessary violence or bad language.

A good traditional detective story with twist and turns. Just when you think you have solved it there is another twist. A great read and a good author who does not need to include unnecessary violence, bad language or sex scenes. A rarity from so many modern authors who seem unable to write a gripping story without . Well done and cant wait to start the second book in the series.

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liked the characters

I'm fed up with police crime stories that either have the flawed officer, divorce, drink ,drugs etc or alternately the perfect team of caring supportive colleagues fighting crime as a moral crusade. this was a good story with likeable characters without gratuitous violence of wildly unbelievable plot. really enjoyed it.

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This was an interesting book set in South Wales. It had a number of twists and turns with two connected stories running through it. The ending surprised me but perhaps I should have seen it coming. As I am not a Welsh speaking person some bits and bats in it could have been explained further

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Gripping

Great story - kept you guessing all the time. Well narrated - can’t wait to read next in series and hopefully many more.

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Great story

Absolutely fantastic start to what I hope will be a long series.

Fabulous narration, Fabulous characters, especially the dog, and superb (totally believable) storyline.

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Great detective brought to life

This is the first in a great detective series. The plot is right and the dry humour of the main character draws you in. The description of the setting is unsettling brilliant. What makes this a really good listen though is Joseph Tweedale's narration. Unlike some other narrators who I've given up on this was a real treat, the icing on the cake as it were.

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Disappointed

bit drawn out and tedious in places. unbelievable storyline I felt. wont be following the series

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Great location, story and characters

Demolished this! Look forward to more stories to see how characters and storylines are developed,

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Great first book

I really enjoyed this, the story and the narrator are great, I really hope there will be more of these

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