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  • The Pudding Lane Plot

  • Adventures of Thomas Chaloner, Book 15
  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

The people and businesses of London are quickly recovering from the ravages of the plague, none faster than the Court of Charles II where excess, corruption and debauchery has rebounded at a frenetic pace. In Westminster, in the haphazard corridors of White Hall Palace, plans are afoot for a grandiose ball in honour of a long-dead but English-born Pope. Meanwhile, the markets and coffee houses in the city are awash with rumours of war and portents of a coming disaster, inflamed by uncensored newssheets and the wagging tongues of dissatisfied citizens.

Mysterious killings at both ends of the capital have been caused by the use of an unusually long, slender blade, and Thomas Chaloner is ordered to investigate. The only common thread is the victims' connection to the Worshipful Company of Poulters, whose members are struggling to keep ahead of London's enormous demand for eggs. But this leads him into a tapestry of conspiracy, outlandish claims of the Second Coming, the reappearance of a number of regicides and ever more brazen killings.

As the date of the great ball looms closer, Chaloner fears that there is a dangerously credible conspiracy against the throne, and he has very little time to prevent history from repeating itself....

©2022 Susanna Gregory (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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Eggs

If I hear the word egg again I’ll go mad. Normally I enjoy this authors books but this one drove me nuts. I’m afraid, although I persevered to the end, I did not enjoy this book at all. I’m glad I’m done with it. Sorry

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An odd one

I realise it must be difficult to find endless plots and while the oddballs around him and Challenor himself are always enjoyable, this plot felt a bit of a mess. In parts enjoyable (I love 17th century religious nutters) and in others , well, silly. A bit of a Curate’s…oh never mind.

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  • Beeps Mimi
  • 25-09-22

Not one of her best

I like Susanne's Matthew Bartholomew series much better. Too many of the books in this series have been just meh, you know, just ok.