The Library Paradox

  • by Catherine Shaw
  • Narrated by Nicolette McKenzie
  • 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

March, 1896. Motherhood and work as a private detective don't easily go hand-in-hand, but Vanessa is determined to give it a try, and she has been kept busy by a string of requests asking for her help in solving troubling cases. It is not often, though, that her investigations involve violent death. When three sombre professors knock on her door, Vanessa knows they have come in search of her help. But when they explain the circumstances surrounding their colleague's murder, she begins to doubt whether her modest capabilities will be enough to solve the mystery.


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I read the first book in this series as a paperback and found the plot fascinating. There's certainly another intriguing plot here, but sadly the author's decision to base her literary style on the most verbose and convoluted offerings of what she regards as late Victorian literature gets in the way. The reader can doze off for 10-15 mins at a time without missing anything of note or losing the thread of the plot. What was needed was a stronger editor to remove up to a third of the book. Victorian literary style was capable of pace and suspense. I'm afraid that on this showing paint could dry in less time than Shaw would take to describe the process!
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- Ian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2007
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books