A Better Quality of Murder : Inspector Ben Ross Mysteries

  • by Ann Granger
  • Narrated by Laurence Kennedy, Maggie Mash
  • Series: Inspector Ben Ross Mysteries
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

London, 1867. As Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard walks homeward one Saturday night, the fog that swirls around him is like a living beast. After it has lifted a woman lies murdered in Green Park. Allegra Benedict was the beautiful Italian wife of an art dealer. As Ben begins his investigation, his wife Lizzie looks into Allegra's private life and uncovers more than one reason why someone might want her dead...


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Reasonable story ruined by one of the readers

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Choosing a different female reader

Who was your favorite character and why?

Didn't have one, too distracted.

What didn’t you like about Laurence Kennedy and Maggie Mash ’s performance?

They had clearly had no guidance and/or heard each other's reading. The character Bessie, the maid, has a normal sparky cockney sparrow tone when voiced by Laurence Kennedy, but she became a slow-witted idiot when read by Maggie Mash. This made following and enjoying the story impossible. Almost all Maggie Mash's characters were very badly handled, complete ly OTT. Very annoying.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

Re-record it, or stop selling it!

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- DartmoorDiva

Laboured performance by narrators!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have enjoyed the listening but may think twice about having another book with the same narrators

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Better Quality of Murder?

I like the concept of the two narrators, husband and wife in this case, I just wish they had communicated with each other at the speed of a normal ocnversation

What didn’t you like about Laurence Kennedy and Maggie Mash ’s performance?

I listen to books while driving; when this book was on I had a desire to use my right foot to try to hurry it along. I thought the storyline a good one but the narration was so laboured that at times it really irritated. It is as if in 19th century Britain, everyone spoke at half the speed they do today.

Was A Better Quality of Murder worth the listening time?

Yes, but only just.

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- malcolm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks