No Clue! A Mystery Story

Read by Roger Melin

(4.2 stars; 246 reviews)

“No Clue! A Mystery Story” finds detective Jefferson Hastings at the home of wealthy but eccentric Arthur Sloane one hot summer night, when two other guests at Sloanehurst stumble across the body of young Mildred Brace lying dead on the lawn. Sloane’s daughter Lucille asks Hastings to help solve the crime, but Hastings gets surprisingly little help from anybody he interviews, including Mr. Sloane himself and even the mother of the victim. With few clues to aid him and nobody beyond suspicion, including himself, seemingly rock solid alibis begin to fall apart, expanding the list of potential suspects, and Hastings must rely on subtle expressions and the scant evidence at hand to try to solve the murder. (Summary by Roger Melin) (7 hr 15 min)


01 - The Grey Envelope 10:10 Read by Roger Melin
02 - The Woman on the Lawn 18:05 Read by Roger Melin
03 - The Unexpected Witness 21:26 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Hastings Is Retained 20:14 Read by Roger Melin
05 - The Interview With Mrs. Brace 20:15 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Action By the Sheriff 19:54 Read by Roger Melin
07 - The Hostility of Mr. Sloane 24:57 Read by Roger Melin
08 - The Man Who Ran Away 17:52 Read by Roger Melin
09 - The Breaking Down of Webster 28:58 Read by Roger Melin
10 - The Whispered Conference 24:09 Read by Roger Melin
11 - Motives Revealed 20:15 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Hendricks Reports 14:10 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Mrs. Brace Begins 24:38 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Mr. Crown Forms an Alliance 29:10 Read by Roger Melin
15 - In Arthur Sloane's Room 26:31 Read by Roger Melin
16 - The Bribe 16:15 Read by Roger Melin
17 - 'The Whole Truth' 21:00 Read by Roger Melin
18 - The Man Who Rode Away 12:18 Read by Roger Melin
19 - 'Pursuit!' 22:18 Read by Roger Melin
20 - Denial of the Charge 18:01 Read by Roger Melin
21 - 'Ample Evidence' 25:10 Read by Roger Melin


I liked this book...

(4 stars)

and I have listened to it 2x. The owner of the house, Slone, is a riot, his exclamations and whiney tendencies were very funny. A young woman is found murdered on Slone's lawn, and as it happens, he is a fan of detecting and has Detective Hastings over for a visit at that time. At Slone's daughter's insistence, Hastings begins investigating the murder. Slone doesn't like this idea tho, and tries to get rid of him. What is Slone hiding? Who is the real killer? Good story, likeable characters. Roger Melin is a good reader, I enjoy listening to his books.

A Good Mystery Well Read

(4 stars)

This is a better than average Who-Done-It. The plot moves right along and maintains the listeners attention for the most part. The ending is somewhat prediable, but There really aren't many plausible suspects to begin with. The reader is very professional and reads extremely well....A five star reader with a three star novel. Four Stars overall. _

Very Good

(5 stars)

An interesting book with interesting characters. Although I was a little disappointed that Mrs. Brace's history was not gone into more. I wanted to know why she was as she was. Reader was excellent.

Agreeing with wagstaff

(3 stars)

I would say a three star book with a 5 star reader as well. The story is interesting enough to keep you waiting to find out "who done it", but even that to me was a bit odd in how it was written. I probably would not have enjoyed this book as much if it had been read by anyone other than the wonderful Roger Melin. He is what kept me listening.

Very good

(4.5 stars)

I'm in agreement with other reviewers: Sloane is a hoot, and the ending is a bit abrupt, without much exploration of the villains' motives . . . but I certainly enjoyed getting to the end.


(5 stars)

Some people might consider this story too slow, but the pace gives reality to a very difficult case for Hastings to solve. Great read. It is unfortunate that the author has no other books available.

one of my favorite readers

(4 stars)

pretty good book. it spends too much time on sloan and Lucille's secret, not on the evidence that apparently gives hastings glimps to the murderer.

good for a rainy day

(4 stars)

The reader was excellent. The plot held my interest and I enjoyed the the detective ‘s character. Good to see an “old” guy win.