• Letter from the Dead

  • Detective Inspector Declan Walsh Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack Gatland
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"By the time you read this, I will be dead.... "

When Victoria Davies was pushed off her stately home's roof in 2001, all evidence pointed to her husband Michael. But now, 20 years later a letter has appeared, written by Victoria before her death; a letter that was never received, and a letter that brings new suspects into the fray; Labor MPs Shaun Donnal, Andrew MacIntyre, and Charles Baker.

But two decades on, life has changed for these men. Donnal is now a paranoid alcoholic living on the streets of London, "Andy Mac" is a popular YouTube evangelist, and Charles Baker is the current Conservative Home Secretary, and the bookie's choice for next Prime Minister in the upcoming leadership election.

Now Detective Inspector Declan Walsh, saved from permanent suspension and newly transferred to the Temple Inn "Last Chance Saloon" Crime Unit, must navigate a minefield filled with political intrigue, adulterous affairs, social activist aristocrats, and brutal, bloody murder, as each suspect leads his new team to another problem, and skeleton to fall out of the closet....

©2020 Jack Gatland (P)2021 Tantor

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Great series!

I have listened to all of the books in this series that are on Audible so far (through book 6). I listen to a lot of British crime series and there have been a few lately that I have had to put down after the first couple for various reasons (too gory, too sad, or annoying/stupid characters, etc...). This series has some annoying moments but overall I genuinely like all of the main characters and their development through the books. The mysteries are decent too! There are definitely some laughs throughout as well.

Robert Laing is an excellent narrator and I really enjoy his different voices and accents. Definitely give this series a listen!

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a nice introduction to a new series

I'm going to have to go back and read it on Kindle I always have such a hard time when I listen to something to get the different voices straight the story was cool and interesting and has lots of potential with plenty of interesting characters that I'm sure we'll be reoccurring... the narration I'm sure is good but it was just hard for me because I've never heard the narrator's voice before

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Just found my next series!

Laing narrated wonderfully— he is a treasure! Glad I took the chance with this one, the author got me hooked right after the 90s backstory flashback—admittedly, during that part I wasn’t sure—but it is quite engrossing after that and straight to the summation at the end. On to the next!

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Plethora of characters.

Way too many characters and a lack of mystery. Ok for a easy listen as the narrator does a great job.

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