• Murder at the Mayfair Hotel

  • Cleopatra Fox Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (568 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

It was the most fashionable place to stay in London, until murder made a reservation. Solve the puzzle in this new mystery from USA Today bestselling author of the Glass and Steele series.

December 1899. After the death of her beloved grandmother, Cleopatra Fox moves into the luxury hotel owned by her estranged uncle in the hopes of putting hardship and loneliness behind her. But the poisoning of a guest throws her new life, and the hotel, into chaos.

Cleo quickly realizes no one can be trusted, not Scotland Yard and especially not the hotel’s charming assistant manager. With the New Year’s Eve ball approaching fast and the hotel’s reputation hanging by a thread, Cleo must find the killer before the ball, and the hotel itself, are ruined. But catching a murderer proves just as difficult as navigating the hotel’s hierarchy and the peculiarities of her family.

Can Cleo find the killer before the new century begins? Or will someone get away with murder?

©2020 C. J. Archer (P)2020 C. J. Archer

What listeners say about Murder at the Mayfair Hotel

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    372
  • 4 Stars
    132
  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    408
  • 4 Stars
    86
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    330
  • 4 Stars
    119
  • 3 Stars
    49
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Boring

I could not have cared less about these characters... I did not feel the need to finish reading.

17 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I can't forgive her.

I have listened to every book available from CJ Archer & this is a miss for me. Cleo is not charming enough to forgive the destruction of a man's life & career. No one is.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Good Victorian fun

The book paints a very descriptive picture of the age and the classes. The murder keeps you guessing. a great escape.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved the book

I liked everything about the book. The narration was especially good. So many great characters. Serious, funny, kept you interested but also made you laugh. Want another just like it.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hussey or a Lady?

Which provoked me more? I first heard Marian Hussey perform Monsters and Manners. I quickly fell in love with the narratrix and the series! Murder and the Mayfair was recommended to me on Audible and when I saw Marian's name I was sold. Next came the Lady, Cleo Fox. Her story was charming and elegant yet grimy and cheesy. Overall I adored the storyline and the characters. I kept thinking Cleo and Harry would end up together but the story (mostly) let out romance which ended in relief for this novel. Just a new girl trying to fit in while Curiosity drew her to solve a crime. Very entertaining indeed.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

disappointed

helps if a person likes the main character but found her to be stupid, quick to run down a bad path as a solution and just not likeable. will not continue with series. BTW, the male character was likeable, would have been better to have him as main character.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not worth a credit

Hm. Disappointed in this novel. The story is whiny and the narrator has an odd anxiousness to her voice. I returned this book

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

just ok

too much "thinking" with weak reasoning by main character. weak overall with lack of plotting and characterization. decent reader.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!

I really enjoyed the story, the characters and narration and looking forward
to the next in the Cleo series

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful New Series

Wonderful new series by one of my favorite authors! I can hardly wait for the next one.

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Charlotte
  • Charlotte
  • 01-20-21

Very enjoyable listen

This is a nice enjoyable listen, it jogs along at a good pace and is worth a credit.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nancy
  • Nancy
  • 04-28-21

Disappointing

I love C J Archer stories and was excited to read this one. Unfortunately I was really disappointed. Many of the characters are quite sweet and endearing but the main character, Cleopatra Fox is nosy, meddling, and quite arrogant, and I really didn't like her at all. I also found the delivery of the story quite dumbed-down. Such a shame.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for RDT
  • RDT
  • 12-22-20

Good plot and characterisation

Easy listening and a diverting engaging plot. Nothing else to say on this audio book.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MARIA Rb
  • MARIA Rb
  • 08-13-21

Boring from characters to the story

slow, struggled to the 3 chapter and left there. why would I loss my time with a main character that the writer didn't manage to make me feel to care at all and the rest so predictable?

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gary
  • Gary
  • 10-05-21

brilliant! loved it.

Really good story, wonderful background to the characters. I cant wait for the next book!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for poppyhops
  • poppyhops
  • 04-26-21

Thoroughly enjoyed!

I very much enjoyed this story and will be buying the next one.
The narrator was superb as well.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Julia
  • Julia
  • 08-25-22

OK simply OK

There just doesn’t seem much to write home about with this novel. I’m not sure if it is the way it is delivered or the way it is written that made this quite bland? The characters are 2d and never engage. And the main character is annoying.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for crochetdiva
  • crochetdiva
  • 08-07-22

Very enjoyable

This is a very lighthearted look into the MYfair Hotel around the year 1900. The characters are believable and all have a place in this wonderful story. Brilliantly narrated.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joseph C.
  • Joseph C.
  • 06-05-22

Enjoyable but somewhat bland

I did enjoy the story line and characters bearing in mind the era, but found both the plot and sub-plot somewhat bland and a tad predictable. Cleo was somewhat annoying at times.
However, I will probably listen to the next book to see if the storyline improves.
If you have nothing to on a Sunday afternoon, then it is worth a listen.
I also enjoyed listening to the narrator.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sue
  • Sue
  • 03-19-22

Worth a listen

Well narrated making the story very enjoyable to listen to. Off now to find the next one.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Marshmalo262
  • Marshmalo262
  • 07-23-22

Thoroughly Engaging

CJ Archer is becoming one of my favourite authors. The story has all the elements to keep the pages turning, a bit of mystery, intrigue and just the right amount of humour thrown in for good measure. Marian Hussey's performance is excellent as usual.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anna Richardson
  • Anna Richardson
  • 12-27-21

Great Characters and style

Expressive reader and storyline. Excited to start the next book in the series. Great find!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wtiger4000
  • Wtiger4000
  • 02-25-21

loved it.

I loved the book. Was sad to finish it. Can't wait for the next one. It is little bit similar to The Glass and Steele books which I love too, but also different to them as well. Lots of interesting characters. I love how all characters have their own voice and Marian Hussey performance is great too, adding to the character's sound.