A Song from Dead Lips : Breen and Tozer

  • by William Shaw
  • Narrated by Cameron Stewart
  • Series: Breen and Tozer
  • 13 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

London, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption.
Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.
When a young woman is found naked and strangled in well-to-do St John's Wood, her identity is a mystery. The neighbours offer nothing but xenophobic suspicions, witnesses are staying silent; only Tozer's savvy gives Breen a lead.
Following it, resourceless, deep into the rural backwaters, Breen sees one dead body lead to another - a trail of bloodshed taking them dangerously close to a killer with everything to lose...

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Very enjoyable

I enjoyed this story much more than I thought I would. It really captured the feel of the sixties and I'm looking forward to hearing more of Breen and Helen
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- Mrs G Buchanan

Great story & beginning of series

This is a great start to a series that has at its centre, two funny, complicated characters that you immediately care about. The late 60's setting is evoked realistically, without going overboard with cliched descriptions and the usual tired tropes of flower power and Swinging London.

My only slight reservation is with the performance of the narrator. He does an admirable job with so many different characters and accents but his female voices, in particular, are very Monty Python and off putting at times. But don't let that put you off what is a great book and brilliant start to an ongoing series.
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- Wayne Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios