Summary

The fifth full-length installment of the Guy Winter Mysteries series, Winter's Spy is set in November 1940.
In Winter's Spy, the Mystery Man is under arrest, suspected of having been an enemy agent for his whole career in the Metropolitan Police and throughout all his years working for MI5. Dammed by the evidence of a German spy whom he encountered in Paris before the war, it seems as if he must literally fight for his life.
Then, transported to Camp 020, MI5’s South London interrogation center, and confronted by his accuser, the Mystery Man begins to suspect that nothing is quite what it seemed.
Is he trapped in a web of deadly intrigue?
Does a beautiful spy hold the key to the greatest secret of the war?
And can MI5 and the Metropolitan Police suspend hostilities long enough for Guy Winter to finally unearth the key to unlock the Ripper case?
©2016 James P. Coldham writing as James Philip (P)2018 James P. Coldham writing as James Philip
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5 out of 5 stars
By Inishowen Cailin on 12-02-18

Greatly entertaining and highly recommended.

Another exciting story from the Guy Winter series. It follows on from book four, Winter's Return, and indeed threads from earlier books are pulled together to answer long awaited questions. It's a tangled web of intrigue, murder and espionage. It's quite an intricate story line and I got a sense of how complicated and dangerous the political scene was at the time for those involved in the war effort and espionage business.
You do need to be familiar with the characters and the story lines of previous books. I recommend reading the series in order and in its entirety.

Again the narration is excellent from Melanie Fraser. The accents were very well done and the subtle sound effects were very effective in setting the scenes and making the experience the story more dramatic.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zena on 07-02-18

Interesting and good story

In this fifth book in this series Guy Winter is arrested and questioned as if he had something to do with spying .
This series just get more and more interesting and although the subject matter of this story is not my normal I will admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is well written and the narrator has really done a splendid job of helping to bring it to life. I was thoroughly entertained and am really looking forward to the last in the series.
A free copy of the audiobook was supplied at my request.

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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 09-02-18

A quick and interesting story.

Where does Winter's Spy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Better then average.

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

The Narrator did a good job and handled the various characters well.

The story will hold your interest for the entire length of the book.

Received the book on request for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Love2Read on 26-04-18

Intrigue, Secrets, and a Ripper Copycat


This is the third installment in the Winter series of books, the second full-length audiobook, and my favorite, so far. I can honestly say that at this point, I’ve become very fond of the characters and look forward to learning what awaits them in the rest of the series. With the Blitz underway, I’m concerned for everyone’s safety. This book includes a few close calls; I won’t say more in order to avoid spoilers.

While I’m thoroughly enjoying this series, I do find, at times, that the descriptive portions can become a bit much, and my attention wanders. I then need to go back and rewind and re-listen. Still, it’s a highly engaging tale of life in WWII London, Scotland Yard, and MI5. Unexpected developments constantly caught me by surprise. Make no mistake, this is a dark, noir-like story that continues from book to book through the series, though resolution for each book’s specific events is offered..

The narration is excellent. Ms. Fraser offers a smooth rendition of the story, with distinct voices for each of the characters. She also offers near pitch-perfect emotion as required for each scene. I suspect if it were not for her performance, I might have abandoned this series, but I happilyawait more.

If you’re into 1930-40s war related detective tales, this series might be for you, though I think it’s important to point out that you will likely need to listen to the books in order so that you come to understand the characters and their histories.

I received this book as a gift from the narrator. Her generosity did not influence my opinion of this book, or the comments I made in my review.


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