• Post After Post-Mortem

  • By: E.C.R. Lorac
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Surrays and their five children form a prolific writing machine, with scores of treatises, reviews and crime thrillers published under their family name. Following a convergence of the whole household at their Oxfordshire home, Ruth—the middle sister—decides to spend some weeks there recovering from the pressures of the writing life. Their next return is heralded by the tragic news that Ruth has taken her life after an evening at the Surrays' hosting a set of publishers and writers, one of whom is named as Ruth's literary executor in the will she left behind. 

Despite suspicions, the verdict at the inquest is suicide—but when Ruth's brother Richard receives a letter from the deceased which was delayed in the post, he enlists the help of CID Robert Macdonald to investigate what could only be an ingeniously planned murder.

©1936, 2022 The Estate of E.C.R. Lorac, Introduction Martin Edwards (P)2022 Isis Publishing Ltd

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An excellent collection of fine mysteries

I’ve been listening to these novels one by one without pausing to give a comment. My main excuse is that I intend to listen to each of them again and give them a more informed review. So far I haven’t found a dud and I have a few more to go. I’ve found Martin Edwards intros quite spot on and enjoyed exactly those things which he highlights. I have many hundreds of books in my audible library and these definitely rank amongst my most enjoyed and admired. If you latch onto these gems of fine writing and put aside any self-congratulating, politically-correct inanities you will I hope enjoy them as much as I have.

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Great story undone by erratic narration

I love ECR Lorac's books, but the narration does not do this book justice and was so annoying I returned it a few chapters in. There are awkward pauses in the recording and the narrator has a selection of annoying voices. Very disappointed.

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Gave up on it

Just couldn't get interested in this family of over-achievers. Wasn't that impressed with Macdonald either.

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Love ECR Lorac and David Thorpe

No better combination of writer and reader. please record more of the British Crime Library Classics.

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  • Spangles
  • 06-23-22

What a find!

I heard about ECR Lorac on the Shedunnit podcast and decided to try her work. This is the earliest (by original publication date) on Audible. It’s excellent, we’ll written and genuinely intriguing, and I don’t mind that her detective is a less ‘showy’ protagonist than Poirot or Wimsey. Although there aren’t many of her books in print or on Audible this is my new Golden Age listen and I’m moving onto the next available. Hopefully a few more will be reissued.

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  • Lizzie
  • 06-22-22

Twists and turns

Excellent story with lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing right to the end.
Possibly the best Lorac I have listened to up to date. Good presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • keefy
  • 06-21-22

Reasonable story - appalling recording

A reasonable story spoiled by terrible recording. David Thorpe has been very slipshod in preparing this work

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  • 05-05-22

Over acted and badly sound engineered.

The narration drops off as if you're not in range of the signal (for example: 22:43 of Chapter9). At first I thought I was imagining it. Very annoying and unexpected since it's a recent production. Maybe David Thorpe is too busy to take care of the details.
It's a damn shame!