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  • By: Margot Bennett
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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The Widow of Bath

By: Margot Bennett
Narrated by: John Telfer
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Summary

Hugh Everton was intent on nothing more than quietly drinking in the second-rate hotel he found himself in on England's south coast—and then in walked his old flame Lucy and her new husband and ex-Judge, Gregory Bath. Entreated by Lucy to join her party for an evening back at the Bath residence, Hugh is powerless to resist, but when the night ends with the judge's inexplicable murder he is pitched back into a world of chaos and crime—a world he had tried to escape for good.

First published in 1952, The Widow of Bath offers intricate puzzles, international intrigue and a richly evoked portrait of post-war Britain, all delivered with Bennett's signature brand of witty and elegant prose.

©1952, 2021 Polly Thelwall, Martin Edwards (P)2022 Soundings

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Excellent narration, gripping plot

After a slightly confusing start and a slightly dislikeable protagonist this turned out to be an excellent fast paced detective novel, complete with a femme fatale and post war shenanigans, a la a film noir from the period. Lots of plot twists and well written action scenes. The reader is excellent and I shall look up more books narrated by him.

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Great narration, overdone plot

There's a bit too much going on in this book for me. I love these old mystery books,but this one got a bit too convoluted, with too many plots and distractions . It's like the author had 2 or 3 unfinished books and wound them all together around this murder plot.
Annoying characters and an overdone plot but great narration.

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