Red Arrows in the Night

Read by Maria Therese

(4 stars; 42 reviews)

The Scarlet Archer of Agincourt is claimed by the Erkenwold’s as their family ghost. Tradition held that the death of an important Erkenwold was always heralded by the apparition of the Scarlet Archer. Now in the early years of WWII, the archer has made an appearance on the family estate on the US coast. Is it a ghost or something more sinister, and what does he or she want?

This mystery novel was written by Daniel A Lord, S.J., who was a popular American Catholic writer. The subjects of the works in his bibliography range from religion, humor, plays, songs, mysteries and even politics. His most influential work was possibly in drafting the 1930 Production Code for motion pictures. (Introduction by Maria Therese and Wikipedia) (3 hr 50 min)


1 - Chapter 1 28:44 Read by Maria Therese
2 - Chapter 2 25:34 Read by Maria Therese
3 - Chapter 3 26:36 Read by Maria Therese
4 - Chapter 4 24:45 Read by Maria Therese
5 - Chapter 5 27:30 Read by Maria Therese
6 - Chapter 6 24:48 Read by Maria Therese
7 - Chapter 7 25:03 Read by Maria Therese
8 - Chapter 8 24:42 Read by Maria Therese
9 - Chapter 9 22:31 Read by Maria Therese


Good Mystery, well read

(4 stars)

This was a good mystery, well read as a solo project by Maria Therese. It's short, and doesn't get too deep into character development, but the action is quick and interesting and the ending was a surprise.

Good story.

(5 stars)

This is the first story I've listened to by this author and have really enjoyed it. It was a little dated but still a very fun "read". The reader did a great job, thank you.

Very Nice

(5 stars)

Good, wholesome tale of mystery and intrigue. Not too heavy and with just enough religion inserted to make it realistic and interesting. Good reader, although one needs to focus his listening in the beginning.

Very enjoyable

(4 stars)

This is the second Father Lord book I've listened to. They are amusing little mysteries, perfect for a car ride. Marie Therese does a nice job of reading too.

I really liked this story

(5 stars)

The summary pretty much covers the plot. Easy to follow, interesting story, and a great ending. Who could ask for more? Reader was excellent.


(4 stars)

Wonderful mystery. Well written characters and well read. Enjoyable all the way through.

Well worth listening to.

(5 stars)

Interesting 50's mystery. Not to complicated. Nice length. Well read.

Religious bigotry of a breathtaking sort!

(1 stars)

I don't know when this was written, and I make all sorts of allowances for early times and trends of thought when I listen to these books, but still... Our hero is Catholic, and the infamy of insulting his non-Catholic host while at his table doesn't dissuade him in the least from propagandizing. And our very rude guest thinks he's being ever-so-clever by doing so. And what do you know? The non-Catholic host is mean-tempered, foolish, ungracious and villainous. He's obviously going to be found guilty of something, so there goes any mystery. And I'm still in Chapter One! Don't know if I can make it through this one. After being blithely informed by the author that ALL ex-Catholics are secretly ashamed by their decision, I'm guessing the whole book will be informed by the author's willful ignorance and mean spirit. (And sloppy writing, and unpleasant, simplistic characters.) So bigoted and vicious! Distasteful. Reader is okay. Thanks all volunteers!