• A Most Efficient Murder

  • The Mr. Quayle Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Slayton
  • Narrated by: Rafe Beckley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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By: Anthony Slayton
Narrated by: Rafe Beckley
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Publisher's Summary

When a party thrown by the reclusive Lord Unsworth is marred by murder, his loyal secretary, Mr. Quayle, must unravel a web of red-herrings and old family secrets in this English country house mystery. 

"I do not wish to disturb you, your grace, but there is a body in the garden...."

England, 1925. When a strange young woman is found murdered on the grounds of Unsworth Castle, the duke and his family are astounded at first, but quickly become enraged when the police begin asking all sorts of impertinent questions.

And when suspicions dare to fall on one of their own, it is up to Mr. Quayle, Lord Unsworth's exceedingly efficient secretary, to find the true culprit and save the House of Unsworth from scandal and ruin.

A Most Efficient Murder is the first in the The Mr. Quayle Mysteries.

©2022 Anthony Slayton (P)2022 Anthony Slayton

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Great fun

This was a great listen. Twisting and turning story. Key characters likeable and convincingly human. Narrator just right. Looking forward to the next one.

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Excellent!

Kept me enthralled the whole way through!
Storyline and writing were top notch!
Reading brought the characters to life as if I were watching a movie! Even my husband came into the room to listen!
Can’t wait for the next book!

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It took me quite awhile to get into, I’m glad I stuck with it.

I more than once considered putting this audio book down and moving on to something else in my library. It took what seemed to me a long time to develop. It was interesting to hear the character introductions, but I was impatient to get to some action.

Then I realized I had just come from finishing most of the Lew Archer noire detective series and before that much of the Dashiell Hammett canon. I should have cleansed my mental palate with nonfiction before starting a vastly different type of mystery book.

After that epiphany I settled in and found the story and narrator quite wonderful. I’m so glad I stuck with it, it was absolutely worth it.

No doubter credit worthy.