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Missing diamonds. Mysterious deaths. And all that jazz.

London, 1925. With their band the Dizzy Heights, jazz musicians Ivor ‘Skins’ Maloney and Bartholomew ‘Barty’ Dunn are used to improvising as they play the Charleston for flappers and toffs, but things are about to take a surprising turn.

Superintendent Sunderland has had word that a deserter who stole a fortune in diamonds as he fled the war is a member of the Aristippus private members’ club in Mayfair - where the Dizzy Heights have a residency. And the thief is planning to steal a hoard of jewels hidden there under the cover of a dance contest.

As mutual pal Lady Hardcastle has suggested, Skins and Dunn are perfectly placed to be Sunderland’s eyes and ears - and Skins’s wife Ellie soon lends a hand with a bit of light snooping. But the stakes change dramatically when a mysterious death at the club brings a sinister note to the investigation.

With the dance contest fast approaching, the trio must solve the mystery of the missing diamonds, unmask the murderer, and prevent more deadly crimes - all without missing a beat.

©2020 T E Kinsey. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • A1 Shopper
  • 2021/03/07

disappointment

I am spoiled with the Lady Hardcastle series and though this was a future time from those books, I didn’t like the story or narrators.
Joan in KY

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Paulette
  • 2021/03/10

Not What I Was Expecting

When I ordered this book I didn’t realize it was a start of a new spy series. I thought it was a continuation of the Lady Hardcastle series. I really wanted to like it because I thoroughly enjoyed the Lady Hardcastle series but I couldn’t. Simon Mattacks has a pleasant voice but I just couldn’t understand what he was saying. He sounded like he was reading a documentary and not telling a story. I just couldn’t hang on. I am returning this book.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Cynthia
  • 2021/03/04

What a Disappointment!

I pre-ordered this book because I really enjoyed the Lady Hardcastle books and expected this would be of equal quality. But no- this one has cardboard, muddy characters about whom it is impossible to care, an overlong padded out story with no dramatic arc. Oh, and the narrator did nothing to make the characters easier to care about.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Barb Muse
  • 2021/03/06

Smart, Funny Mystery

Fast paced and funny, I enjoyed getting to know these side characters from the Lady H books. I liked that the timeline jumped ahead so that Skins & Ellie were well established as a couple and had started a family. I found the storyline to be engaging and got caught up in the mystery.

The narrator was also very adept at differentiating between characters and I liked hearing the familiar female narrator during a cameo with Lady H and Flo. Very enjoyable listen, I’m looking forward to more in this series.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Crystal
  • 2021/03/08

Not For Me is too Generic

Is this book really written by Mr. Kinsey? His previously published books are exciting, funny, insightful and definetly not verbose nor boring!

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • BethA
  • 2021/03/16

Blah

I love the Lady Hardcastle books so was expecting to enjoy this one. I did not. The story was boring, the characters were uninteresting and I found my mind wandering multiple times.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sandra
  • 2021/03/14

not as whimsical as

...the Lady Hardcastle series but I am enjoying the author's notes and will be interested in the series .

I just Googled couple of songs mentioned; doing so helps engage and inform me.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Brodrick
  • 2021/03/13

Huge Disappointment

I am a huge fan of T E Kinsey, Lady Hardcastle, and Elizabeth Knowelden. I pre-ordered this book and was so excited when it got released on March 1st. Then, wow.. How disappointed I am! I tried and tried to like it, but I failed. So sad. Hope the next story Kinsey is working on is better.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Denise Vilim
  • 2021/03/05

It's a hit!

I have been enthusiastically awaiting this first book in T E Kinsey's new series since the release of his last Lady Hardcastle book and it did not disappoint. If you enjoy Lady H & Flo, you'll love Skins, Elly and all their antic loving, mystery solving friends.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kathryn Grammer
  • 2021/03/15

Lady Hardcastle. Books Much Better

The narrator overdid it. The characters contrived and the mystery around Blanche’s poisoning was obvious long before it was solved in the story. Again Lady Hardcastle books are sorely missed. This listener would like more of Emily and Flo.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021/03/08

Goodish book, mistake having two narrators

This is a separate series from Kinsey's previous Lady Hardcastle mysteries so I can see why a new narrator was chosen but although Simon Mattacks is ok, he doesn't hold a candle to Elizabeth Knowelden. I didn't have a clue which characters were which at the beginning so the plot got mangled. The parts with both narrators in jarred & I'm not sure but whoever edited it kept in a slip of the tongue by Knowelden.. Sabotage?! Anyway, as all the characters were narrated perfectly well in the original series it seems a great mistake to mess with something so charming & popular.
I usually love Kinsey's books but I didn't love this one. I won't be waiting excitedly for the next. Bring back Knowelden! You don't realise how good some narrators are until they're gone!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss Julie E. Ellis
  • 2021/04/24

delightful dizzies

this is fab Ellie,and the boys branching out in their own crime stories, more !

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • allie johnson
  • 2021/03/07

brilliant

Great story and lovely characters. it did take me a few chapters to really get into the story and understand the different characters, but then I couldn't put it down.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Patricija K.
  • 2021/07/21

Great continuation from Emily and Flo

Loved the book, great fun and lots of new characters, can't wait for the next one!

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Oxfordshire lady
  • 2021/03/09

Quite a gem

It was an engaging romp, but I was expecting Lady Hardcastle and maid Flo Armstrong

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadpirate Smoo
  • 2021/05/09

I wasn't sure i would like it....

But... once again a brilliant story! I love Lady H and her Tiny Welsh servant so much I didn't think I could be in the same world and not hear about them. I really enjoyed the way they weren't just forgotten about. The twists and turns were great and a joy to let unfold. Great performances all round. I can't wait for more!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • RC
  • 2021/09/10

brilliant story, fantastically well read

a fabulous performance of a fun and engaging story. particularly enjoyable if you're a fan of the Lady Hardcastle stories.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Gary
  • 2021/09/03

Struggled to get in to

I've been a big fan of the lady Hardcastle mystery series and was excited to listen to this new series featuring characters from the original books. I've struggled with it though, the narration isnt great, the audiobook confusingly opens up with a letter from Elanora to Skins but is read by a male voice, whereas letters between Elanora and Flo are read by a female voice as you'd expect. The bulk of the narration is done by a monotone man who seems totally disinterested in the story. I just didn't enjoy it, there was no warmth to it, nothing to grip me. I wouldn't recommend.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021/09/01

Dizzy Heights

finished this book (book 1) now (mistakenly listened to book 2 1st). loved this one too. whilst the story ambles along nicely, it's the interactions between the characters (narrated superbly) that I really enjoyed. book 2 was better overall, but it was nice being with the characters again. I'm led to believe they're introduced first in the Lady Hardcastle Series, which are now on my list of listens.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Poppy
  • 2021/04/30

Wonderful

Always a pleasure and the storyline keeps you hooked all the why throughout can’t wait more book

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Carolyn
  • 2021/08/03

Another great story

It took me two goes to listen to this book, but it was well worth a second go. To hear a different narrator associated with the Lady Hardcastle mysteries took me a little while to warm up to, but in the end I relented and had to admit that I really enjoyed the story, and the narrator and yes, I've downloaded the second book. I really do highly recommend this series.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lilania Kershaw
  • 2021/09/16

Disappointingly mundane

Unlike the fun and wit of the Lady Hardcastle mysteries, this is deeply disappointing. Dull and mundane, not up to the previous standard!