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The Woman in the Alcove

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(4,337 Sterne; 138 Bewertungen)

"I was, perhaps, the plainest girl in the room that night. I was also the happiest—up to one o'clock. Then my whole world crumbled, or, at least, suffered an eclipse. Why and how, I am about to relate." Thus begins this mystery told by Anna Katharine Green, one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and renowned for writing well plotted, legally accurate stories.(Summary by Annise) (6 hr 44 min)


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The Gloves


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Anson Durand


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Night and a Voice


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The Mouse Nibbles at the Net


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I Astonish the Inspector


Read by Marianne Coleman-Hipkins

The Inspector Astonishes Me


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Read by Patti Cunningham

The Missing Recommendation


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Sears or Wellgood


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Sweetwater in a New Role


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The Closed Door


Read by Sean Michael Hogan

The Face


Read by Diana Majlinger

Moonlight -- and a Clue


Read by Sean Michael Hogan

Grizel! Grizel!


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The Great Mogul - part 1


Read by Patti Cunningham

The Great Mogul - part 2


Read by Patti Cunningham


A Decent Mystery

(4 Sterne)

A woman (Alice VanArstel) just got engaged at a party when another woman (Grizel Farebrother) is murdered resulting in her fiance (Anson Durand) becoming the main suspect. She believes Anson is innocent despite some damning evidence & that he'd lied. She has some ideas & theories and presents them to the inspector. He gives them some weight & then decides to let her help with the investigation a little bit. While some readers had accents I found the Italian woman just a touch harder to understand here & there. Once I put my ear buds in I had no problems. She only reads 1 short chapter anyway (The Face-6 minutes). Give this a try.

Excellent Mystery

(5 Sterne)

The book is told from multiple perspectives, which always makes for an interesting story. The heroine's intended is accused of murder and theft. Driven by loyalty and love, she strikes an unusual alliance with the detective in charge to unmask the culprit, hoping to prove at the same time that it is not her intended. The reading for the most part was excellent, only a few rough spots that did not detract from the story.

Enjoyable story and fair-to-great reading

(4 Sterne)

I liked the use of multiple viewpoints in this AKG story and how the narrators were matched up with the chapters for the male and female perspectives. For the most part, the readers are great, and the ones that aren't great are just a little harder to understand and so certainly aren't bad in comparison to some I've heard. I'd recommend listening to this book.

(1 Sterne)

I enjoy this author's story writing skills, plots and character development, and await the unknown climax. Unfortunately this narration was poor, obviously English is not this ladies native tongue. I had to put it down at the end of chapter 3....had enough. If I have to work harder listening than the narrator does while narrating, consider it to be upside down.


(3,5 Sterne)

I agree with one of the commentators that the final chapters are extremely convoluted. Normally AKG let's her plots unfold more slowly. This one apparently did not lend itself to this; hence the final explanation. It is still worth a listen.

Ok but not my fave

(3 Sterne)

I really like Anna Katherine Green. She writes good mysteries. This one though was just hard for me to follow because of the multiple perspectives. Also the narration was a little dull. Other than that it is certainly worth listening to.

Not thrilled this time.

(3 Sterne)

Love AKG stories but I was "uninvolved" with these characters. I was somewhat lost and detached by the last two chapters; plot became too convoluted for me to follow. However, still an ok story though not one of my favorites.

excellent story but...

(3,5 Sterne)

Some of the female voices grate on nerves & not voice not suitable for character portraying...childish high pitched w/accent difficult to understand...however, their efforts & time are acknowledged. I would disappoint that's why I don't re As out loud to anyone..