• Murder and the Mermaid

  • The Posie Parker Mystery Series, Book 13
  • By: L.B. Hathaway
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes the truth is as slippery as a mermaid....

December, 1925

A dark, smog-filled London doesn’t seem very Christmassy or exciting, but then Posie Parker, London’s premier female private detective, receives an urgent call from one of her oldest friends: Rufus, Earl of Cardigeon.

Summoned to The Mermaid, an ancient hotel in Rye on the Sussex Coast, in the heart of smuggling country, Posie, together with her husband, Richard, finds her friend in a real state.

Rufus has been promised answers about his missing wife, Dolly, but instead there’s simply a bizarre string of events: a priceless car mysteriously driven off a cliff, a missing Frenchman, and telegrams from men who simply don’t exist. While Richard Lovelace, chief commissioner of New Scotland Yard, tries to work out if Rufus himself is the target of a complicated plot, Posie has her own investigations to make.

The local tragedy of a missing dancer has been dealt with by county police as an open-and-shut case. But Posie soon discovers it is anything but. And she suspects foul play.

And as the snow falls and Christmas lights go up, secrets are revealed, and Posie becomes involved in perhaps her most personal case so far. She becomes aware that danger lurks at The Mermaid, and not just for Rufus.

A murderer is on the loose.

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Not my favorite but still delightful

This is a short Posey story and a bit boring in comparison to some of her others. But I feel like it was background the author felt we needed moving forward. So not my favorites but still a delight because well, who doesn’t love Posey!

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  • 04-12-22

BRAVO, more please

I love the storyline and narration because they are both believable while entertaining. Very well done!

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Again Another Great Posey

Please keep them coming!! Love the story, the narrator and the characters!!Can’t wait for the next one!!

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  • Maureen Frost
  • 07-16-22

Thesaurus

Half the length, but not half the price?
If the author is to write further PP books, can she please purchase a thesaurus to avoid the astonishing over use of the word “incredulous”. Not just in this story but previous books also. It is extremely strange and irksome.

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  • Freddie Roberts
  • 07-14-22

Too Short

Have loved every book so far, including this one. The only negative is, it was far too short for me. I thought we would find out where Dolly was but have to wait for the next book. This was cleverly written and fully engrossing.

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  • D.J.T
  • 06-02-22

Good but half shorter than previous books.

it's great but unfortunately short, hopefully next one will be as long as previous books...

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  • ELF UK
  • 05-30-22

Too short

The posy Parker series is excellent but this one was too short. It should not have cost the same as a full length book.

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  • Kiwiaccent
  • 05-23-22

Just love her

Need more . Hope you’re writing about the search for Dotty.
Can’t get enough of your stories. Love choice of narrators also

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  • Sarah Ewer
  • 04-24-22

Performance was brilliant

Clare Willie is just magnificent- 3 hours of gardening flew by - I’ve listened to all the books and want more please - as long as Clare narrates them!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 04-07-22

Murder and the Mermaid

This story seem to be heading in one direction and ends up being something completely different, you don't see the clues until it is almost to late. Read brilliantly again by Clare Wille.

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  • Belinda Roberts
  • 06-20-22

Hated it

Worst book of the series so far. Morose, written in retrospect, and too much in it that was ‘new’ old information. End of the line with this series for me. Very disappointed.