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

The swinging 60's plus murder

A new author for me and a new narrator.

A cracking story set in London at the latter end of the sixties. You should be aware that
the book does contain some prejudices against working women and racial slurs but this didn't offend me at all. It seemed to be 'normal' for the setting.

Starts slowly and builds up in to a nice who dun it but it does go a little bit flat at the end. Throw in believable characters, a tiny bit about the Beatles/other musicians, bit about London and you really do have a half decent book though. The narration was spot on.

Worth the money :)
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- Lee

Book Details

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