• Murder at the Piccadilly Playhouse

  • Cleopatra Fox Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: C.J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (344 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

She was admired by women and desired by men, until jealousy and past secrets took center stage. Help Cleo and her friends solve the murder of one of London’s leading actresses.

When a hotel guest’s mistress is found dead in the stalls of the Piccadilly Playhouse, a verdict of suicide is given. Convinced his lover didn’t kill herself, Lord Rumford wants the truth uncovered. Against his better judgement, he hires Cleo Fox to find the murderer. Cleo needs to solve this case if she wants to make a living from being a private detective.

But she quickly learns that the truth is buried beneath years of secrets; secrets that powerful people want desperately to keep. With the help of her friends from the Mayfair Hotel, Cleo exposes the bitter rivalry and jealousy of London’s West End.

But can she find the killer before the final curtain closes on the Playhouse?

©2021 C.J. Archer (P)2021 C.J. Archer

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Chapter 12 and chapter 13 are out of order

That’s all my review is on, but I still need nine more words. Now two

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  • 08-20-21

Enjoyable story

I always enjoy C J Archer's books and Marian Hussey does a great job narrating. Highly recommend for a fun read.

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Just when I thought the first book was the best

This book is a more serious murder mystery. It calls for the main protagonist to move outside of their comfort zone into other genres of the time. It helps by showing the other strata that existed not just the wealthy but how the wealthy interact with the poor. This book covers more real-life situations that would have occurred at this time. Personally I cannot wait for another book to come out later this year. Thank you CJ Archer for creating a wonderful journey in your books.

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fun read

I love that it is a light and fun read. there are many twist to keep you entertained.

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wonderful

i loved it, kept me entertained. the narrator was fantastic. cant wait for book three

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Very good performance but audible download flawed

Was a good book and Ms. Marion Hussy is wonderful to listen to but audible download was horribly flawed toward the end making me miss the equivalent of three pages before it played the rest. Hence less stars.

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Great series!

Found this series because I love listening to this narrator she has a way of making the stories seem like you are there with the characters! This series has me on edge as I try to figure out who did it!

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Better than the first!

I loved this book more than the first one in this series! It was so good!

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Thoroughly enjoyed.

Delightful cozy mystery. Can't wait for the next one. Marian Hussey brings characters to life.

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Cleo keeps up the searching

It comes natural. She can’t help herself. With her new friends among the Mayfair staff she has willing helpers to both discover new cases and solve them. Mr Armitage is an unwilling associate but he does enjoy it though he frequently declares he doesn’t. Though the Society folk would never approve a woman even working let alone being a Detective her uncle really likes and gives his approval to most of her schemes. Though sometimes she does and then asks his forgiveness. It’s a charming story

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 10-11-21

Murder at the Piccadilly Playhouse

This is a brilliant second book in the series, Cleo uncovers more about the hotel Mayfair while solving the murder. Read brilliantly by Marian Hussey as she recaptured the energy of the book.

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  • Anna Richardson
  • 01-08-22

Lovely Story and smoothly read

Really enjoying this series. Smooth and easy to listen to voice enhances the intricate storyline. Love the historical quips and old fashion setting of the storylines

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  • Wtiger4000
  • 01-04-22

great loved it

love it. as always I enjoyed the characters and mystery. it also nice light read/listen.
performance was great.
it is similar to Glass and Steele books but is different with different time period and characters and different mysteries to solve.

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  • Richard
  • 10-30-21

Plot was Tense and taut

The combative stance Cleo took when questioning was bold. The tension between Harry and Cleo was authentic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-21

Loving this new CJ Archer series!

Loving this new CJ Archer series and I can't wait for book three! CJ Archer has created another strong and intelligent female protagonist and I'll looking forward to more Cleopatra Fox stories.