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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

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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.

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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.

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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.