Cold Case Reopened

  • by Mark Garber
  • Narrated by Guy Bethell
  • 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For centuries one great historical mystery has been capturing the imagination of the world - the fate of the Princes in the Tower.
Shakespeare casts Richard III as the ultimate villain, murdering his nephews in order to usurp the throne. This has always been the traditional view. In recent years alternative theories have been suggested that let Richard off the hook and lay the blame elsewhere. However, with the recent discovery of Richard’s body in Leicester a whole new wave of interest has been stirred in all things related to Richard III. Was he really the child killer portrayed by Thomas More and William Shakespeare?
In this short audiobook, a retired detective reopens this cold case and attempts to piece together the evidence and answer the great mystery about what really happened to the young Princes.
Were they really murdered? If so, what happened to the bodies and who did the evil deed? Or were they left unharmed and left to live out their days in peace? Was a challenging offered up in place of Richard, Duke of York by Elizabeth Woodville and was that why Henry VII was so concerned by Perkin Warbeck?
As the author delves deeper into the evidence he finds intriguing facts including doubts about dental evidence used to determine the ages of the skeletons found in the Tower of London, the fact that skeletons were abandoned for years in the Tower after discovery and details of two mysterious coffins buried at Winsor.
In addition, he highlights the key suspect that no historian seems to even contemplate could be responsible for the Princes disappearance.
Finally he gathers the suspects in one room to revel what he believes really happened. The question is, do you agree?

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Most Helpful

Very Interesting

Would you listen to Cold Case Reopened again? Why?

yes I will, lots of facts given in a very professional way


What did you like best about this story?

its clear precise dialogue


What does Guy Bethell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

he has a very clear and east to listen to voice


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

it was all very good


Any additional comments?

highly recommended to anybody interested in this mystery

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- K E Wilson

Too many hypotheses discussed and discarded.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Garber again?

No. However, he himself says this is the only book he will ever write.


Any additional comments?

I got totally lost after a while. I am quite willing to believe that the author is going about this in the same way he would with any murder case. The result, however, is that he takes each character, says why they are suspects, then says why they are not suspects. He does this over and over again, and I just got lost. I just wasn't ready for the mental agility required to follow this audiobook.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-09-2014
  • Publisher: Burton Crown Limited