Martin Hewitt, Investigator

Read by Kirsten Wever

(4.4 stars; 91 reviews)

Here are seven mystery stories featuring Martin Hewitt, Detective, and narrated (of course) by his (nameless) sidekick. Arthur Morrison certainly has imagination, as shown by the very wide range of situations, motivations, crimes and characters he presents in these stories. Hewitt may be after a Russian spy or a domestic animal; he investigates the burglary of documents vital to national security, but also the destruction of a work of art -- which is counterfeit. (summary by Kirsten Wever) (6 hr 23 min)


Chapter 1: The Lenton Croft Robberies 1:00:38 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2: The Loss of Sammy Crockett 55:07 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3: The Case of Mr. Foggatt 48:27 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4: The Case of the Dixon Torpedo 51:53 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5 The Quinton Jewel Affair 1:01:56 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6: The Stanway Cameo Mystery 58:11 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7: The Affair of the Tortoise 47:03 Read by Kirsten Wever


very enjoyable

(4 stars)

Morrison presents several short stories featuring Martin Hewitt, a detective of 19th century London, whose adventures are recounted by his friend and amanuensis, known only as Brett. Hewitt has an affable personality and enjoys teasing other characters (like the police) that he already knows who has committed the crime at the first examination of the circumstances. I would love to find more Hewitt stories, as I particularly enjoy the "locked room" mysteries, a device that authors still like to challenge themselves with.


(5 stars)

A great read by Ms Kristen, and the stories are believable and the solutions are well explained... defintely a recommended book

Fun Listen, Thank You.

(5 stars)

Btw, plenty of filthy accents in England. Get your own app if youre so intolerant.

American, read distinctly yet pleasantly and engagingly!

(5 stars)

This collection of light-weight mystery stories is perfect for background relaxation. First, they hold the interest but don't need intensive thought. Second, Kirsten Wever, provides that rare and desirable thing: an American recording as clear and and engaging as any British reading could be.

Enjoyable listen

(5 stars)

Like puzzle solving with good characters

Nice collection, but…

(3 stars)

Chapter 7 contains a few insulting words that do nothing to advance the story. My advice would be to re-record that chapter and replace those objectionable words.

Very well read

(5 stars)

I'm just beginning, so I can't say much about the stories, but as there are very few reviews as yet, I wanted to assure would-be listeners that it is certainly very well read.

The usual smart detective

(4 stars)

good job by the narrator. the stories are very much typical, though interesting.