• The Midnight Hour

  • The Brighton Mysteries Series, Book 6
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Beth Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (87 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 $27.37

Buy for $27.37

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

The Brighton police force is on the hunt for another killer, but this time they have some competition—a newly formed all-women’s private eye firm, led by none other than the police chief’s wife.

Newly minted PI Emma Holmes and her partner Sam Collins are just settling into their business when they’re chosen for a high-profile case: retired music-hall star Verity Malone hires them to find out who poisoned her husband, a theater impresario. Verity herself has been accused of the crime. The only hitch—the Brighton police are already on the case, putting Emma in direct competition with her husband, police superintendent Edgar Stephens.

Soon Emma realizes that Verity’s life intersects closely with her own—most notably in their mutual connection, Max Mephisto, who has returned to England from America with his children and famous wife, Hollywood star Lydia Lamont. Lydia, desperately bored in the countryside, catches wind of what Emma and Sam are up to and offers her services. What secret does Lydia know about Verity’s past?

The team of female PIs circle closer to the killer, with the Brighton police hot on their tail. The clues suggest they’re looking for a criminal targeting the old music-hall crew. How long will it be before that trail leads straight back to Max?

©2021 Elly Griffiths (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about The Midnight Hour

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    47
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

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

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

narrator is a sedative

Love the author and looked forward to the new book. Changing the narrator was a mistake in my opinion. Asking for my credit back.

2 people found this helpful

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

Terrible

Not sure is the story was any good as I didn’t finish listening to the book. The narration was so bad I couldn’t finish.

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!

In this selection the writer gives us the female perspective. This change didn’t bother me at all, as the story and writing were still good.
The new narrator was good too. I read reviews from others about how bad it was and this isn’t true at all.
If you already like this series you definitely like this one.

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

This should have been a difference series

The change in the series takes away what drew me to it in the first place it could have worked as an idea maybe if it was shoehorned into the current series. Over all it just reads different. Disappointed overall.

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

Women blossom

The 6th in Elly Griffiths' Brighton series,The Midnight Hour is outstanding! Though it can be a stand alone,do not deprive yourself of the character growth as you journey through books 1-5. I think this series is as interesting as the Ruth Galloway series. I look forward to more mystery and history as Sam and Emma grow their private detective business. I highly recommend this on audiobook---Beth Eyre is very good as the narrator.