The Hog's Back Mystery : Inspector French

  • by Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • Series: Inspector French
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside.
When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue - and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple's peaceful rural life.
The case soon takes a more complex turn. Other people vanish mysteriously, one of Dr Earle's houseguests among them.
What is the explanation for the disappearances? If the missing people have been murdered, what can be the motive?

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Customer Reviews

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A really g-ripping yarn!

Having never heard of Freeman Wills Crofts before I didn't know what to expect but knowing that I could return the book if I didn't like it I had nothing to lose so I went ahead and bought it. I am so very glad I did.
The author takes his time with the plot and creates interesting characters and atmosphere as well as unexpected twists and turns right up to the ending. I had my suspicions about who "dunnit" but I was surprised in the end! Gordon Griffin's performance was excellent. All in all a very enjoyable listen.
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- Richard

Loved It

Would you listen to The Hog's Back Mystery again? Why?

Sometime in the future. Well written, evocative of the period, a well constructed puzzle and well read. I love crime and thrillers but have become satiated with graphic violence, depressed, drunken, detectives, Scandinavian Noire etc. Enter, Inspector French of the Yard ..... Very refreshing.


What other book might you compare The Hog's Back Mystery to, and why?

Antidote to Venom by the same author


Have you listened to any of Gordon Griffin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. He is an excellent narrator


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, because it was a joy to look forward to listening to it in episodes.


Any additional comments?

If you enjoy a good classic golden age mystery, this is for you. The four stars for the story rather than five, are because I did guess the gist of who did it. However, this did not spoil my enjoyment.

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- Ginger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2015
  • Publisher: Soundings