That Affair at Portstead Manor


Read by J. M. Smallheer

(4.5 stars; 225 reviews)

An English country home during a house party becomes the scene of a double mystery. One of the three detectives employed on the case is a woman whose common sense, calm, and plain logic are skillfully employed in straightening the tangle. - NY Times Book Review, Aug 16, 1914.
(5 hr 42 min)

Chapters

All on Account of a Necklace 7:16 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Clavering Takes the Field 12:01 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Where Had Meldrum Been? 11:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Clavering Has a Night of Adventure 11:50 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Robert Sylvester 15:01 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Clavering Invades the North Wing 9:33 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Surmises and Suspicions 14:07 Read by J. M. Smallheer
More Mystery 13:40 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Accusations 9:55 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mavis 6:59 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Clue of the Broken Crutch 13:11 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Dressing-Table Drawer 15:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Return of Robert Sylvester 11:33 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Portstead's Will 16:08 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Clavering Muddies His Boots 14:13 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A Game of Piquet 11:14 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Clavering Visits Wild Rose Villa 10:15 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Cross Purposes 11:51 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Thrust and Parry 16:26 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Under Fire 20:46 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mary Grey Surprises Mr. Clavering 16:09 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Missing Lady's Maid 12:53 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mercedes Quero to the Fore 11:02 Read by J. M. Smallheer
''The Sporting Baronet'' 7:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Mr. Clavering Learns More of Detective Methods 13:22 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Confession 17:16 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Off for the Continent 11:52 Read by J. M. Smallheer

Reviews


(5 stars)

I really did enjoy this mystery a lot ! I listened to it without stoopping! Had a nice amount of suspects & I didn't figure out who was guilty but I did figure out who several people were very early in book! Very great job by reader as she always is a treat to listen to I feel! I just found it to be a nice not to long or drawn out mystery to listen to on a lazy Sunday!

Well read


(5 stars)

I was so happy to listen to this story. A new reading by Jo Smallheer who's talent for entertaining while she reads is second to none. I have missed listening to her contributions she is my favourite reader on Librivox. she can bring even the dullest book to life. Jo we need more!!!!

delightful find


(5 stars)

I have never read anything by this author before. This was a delightful mystery. The unusual Detective (s) made the whole story feeling delightfully fresh for a murder mystery. It had me stunts right to the end. Superbly read!


(5 stars)

Intriguing, carefully composed mystery. Kept my involvement to the last entry. Marvelous retelling; I'll look for this author and reader with enthusiasm.


(5 stars)

Great book with lots of fun characters and plot twists. Has a strong female detective, too.

fun mystery


(5 stars)

lots of twists and turns, kept me guessing until the end!


(5 stars)

Good mystery! I actually didn’t guess the outcome....... Wonderful reader....

Beautifully read


(5 stars)

A great mystery with humour. Very well read