Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery Books

  • ASZQD
    Agatha Christie
    • £60.00
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    The Later Years is the second bind up to the wonderful Miss Marple Collection Early Years Volume One. With it's beautifully re-designed covers and packaging this is a collection worth having whether you've been a fan of Christie's crime stories for years or are just starting to discover her now for the first time. 4:50 from Paddington For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? The Mirror crack'd from side to side. One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? A Caribbean Mystery. As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finished the story...At Bertram's Hotel When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Nemesis In utter disbelief Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel - an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. Sleeping Murder Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs...
  • AMWLK
    (3)
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    On 10 CD's. A box set collection of ten BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas of the popular mysteries by M.C. Beaton, starring Penelope Keith as amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin.

    Stories include:
    Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death & The Vicious Vet
    Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener & The Walkers of Dembley
    Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure
    Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham & The Murderous Marriage
    Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist & The Fairies of Fryfam

    'Agatha Raisin - sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-pc' - Anne Robinson.

    'If there is one thing better than watching Penelope Keith, it is listening to her' - The Times
  • AUBOD
    Umberto Eco
    • £44.00
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    This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes. Although he looks at the past through a postmodern lens, Eco catapults his readers into the dark medieval world as Brother William tries to discover why people are dying inexplicably and nastily in the monastery. There is something not altogether right within the library that is the pride of the establishment...The old man Adso, who was an impressionable novice at the time, tells the story.
  • AQGYQ
    Agatha Christie
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    June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in eight thrilling full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. A Pocket Full of Rye: A spate of unusual deaths is linked to the nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'. 4.50 from Paddington: After witnessing a murder on a train, Mrs McGillicuddy calls on Miss Marple. At Bertram's Hotel Crime lurks beneath the surface of a respectable Mayfair hotel. The Body in the Library: A mysterious blonde is found murdered in Dolly Bantry's library. The Mirror Crack'd from side to side. At a benefit held at Gossington Hall, harmless Mrs Badcock is fatally poisoned. A Caribbean Mystery Bored in paradise, Miss Marple finds her interest aroused by an old soldier's tale. Murder at the Vicarage Everyone in St Mary Mead detested Colonel Protheroe - but who killed him? A Murder is Announced: A startling entry in a local paper's personal column leads to a deadly shooting. These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations feature eight of Miss Marple's most complex and intriguing cases. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, they are performed by a stellar cast. Duration: 16 hours approx.
  • AUAON
    Francis Durbridge
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    Five complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife Steve (Marjorie Westbury) are the creme de la creme. Between 1938 and 1968 their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s: 'The Gilbert Case' (1954); 'The Lawrence Affair' (1956); 'The Spencer Affair' (1957); 'The Vandyke Affair' (the 1959 remake) and 'The Conrad Case' (1959). This set also includes a number of bonus items. Duration: 19 hours approx.
  • AWWLZ
    Francis Durbridge
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    Paul Temple swings into the Sixties in these five complete radio dramas starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury - and bonus archive material. Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case (1960): A dead girl's father is sure the police have placed the wrong man in the gallows. This 1960s remake version is published for the first time. Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery (1961): The suave sleuth tries to connect his wife's kidnapping with a body dressed in an expensive designer coat. Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery (1963): After meeting an American couple on a flight, Paul Temple is soon investigating another murder in this 1963 remake. Paul Temple and Geneva Mystery (1965): A woman thinks her late husband is still alive - and someone would prefer Paul Temple dead...Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (1968): The debonair detective investigates three murders, all linked to the mysterious and elusive 'Alex'. This volume also includes the bonus 2005 radio feature Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair, introducing the man behind radio's smoothest and most sophisticated sleuth. Actor Peter Coke talks to Michaela Saunders about how he got the part, what he thinks of his famous catchphrase and more.
  • ANDEL
    Justin Richards
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    Four brand new stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, in one box set. The Flying Frenchman - Jago and Litefoot embark on a cruise. It's supposed to be a relaxing break, but what terrors lurk in the mysterious fog? The Devil's Dicemen - Arriving at Monte Carlo, Jago is keen to try his luck at the famous casino. But if he's not careful he could lose a lot more than just money. Island of Death - Arriving at a beautiful island, Jago and Litefoot discover evidence of a missing expedition. Can they discover what happened to the ship's crew before it happens to them? Return of the Nightmare - There is a murderer loose aboard the ship. If they can solve the mystery of the strange fog and return to London, will that make matters better, or far worse? This is the ninth of an incredibly popular audio spin-off series of two Doctor Who characters first encountered in the hit story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Actor Christopher Benjamin is a widely known face on British TV, appearing in everything from The Avengers to Inspector Morse, Poldark to Midsomer Murders. Writer and script editor Justin Richards is the creator of The Invisible Detective series of children's novels. CAST:Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Conrad Asquith(Inspector Quick), Lisa Bowerman(Ellie), Jamie Newall (Aubrey), David Charles(Captain Mercer), Sarah Badel Lady Isobelle Danvers), David Warner (Dr Luke Betterman), Miranda Raison (Madame Diabolique), Dan Starkey (Neville Tibbs), Anthony Howell (Victor Bataille), Jonathan Coy (Fowler).
  • ATYOP
    Nigel Fairs
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    Four brand new stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, in one box set: 1. JAGO AND SON by Nigel Fairs. With missing persons, dead bodies and a Satanist cult to deal with, both Litefoot and Jago need help. Professor Litefoot finds himself working with Jean Bazemore, an old archaeologist friend. Jago, however, finds he is assisted by someone he never even knew existed - his own son. Or is he? Can Jago be sure of anything? But there is more to events than the detectives know. An alien menace is stirring underground. Once again, Jago and Litefoot find themselves fighting for their lives...2. MAURICE by Matthew Sweet. As he tightens his grip on Inspector Quick, the Master becomes interested in the young composer Maurice Ravel. For his part, Ravel befriends Professor Litefoot. But is anyone truly who they seem or able to control their own destiny and actions? When Litefoot goes missing, it's up to Jago to investigate. But the Professor finds himself in a nightmare landscape where reality and fiction seem to have merged. Will he ever manage to escape? And if the real Maurice Ravel is trapped with Litefoot, who exactly is walking the streets of London? 3. THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris. The great actor Henry Irving is not as great as he once was. In fact, he's awful - a shadow of his former self. Worried that something may be terribly wrong, Irving's assistant Bram Stoker enlists the help of an old friend - Henry Gordon Jago. With Irving's state deteriorating, Professor Litefoot also faces a challenge. He performs an autopsy on a man who has had all his bodily fluids drained from him. Can the detectives discover the connection between the great actor and the mysterious dehydrated corpse? And how does it relate to the Woman in White who supposedly haunts Irving's theatre? 4. MASTERPIECE by Justin Richards. The Master's plan is nearing completion - and he is sure that Jago and Litefoot will help him bring it to fruition. With Inspector Quick increasingly under the Master's influence, the Infernal Investigators find themselves tired and fatigued, as if their very life force is being drained away...With the help of Ellie together with stage hypnotist Madame Sosostris and her assistant Mr Nocturne, Jago and Litefoot finally track down the Master. But as they make their way towards his lair, the Time Lord's true scheme is revealed. This is the eleventh of an incredibly popular audio spin-off series of two Doctor Who characters first encountered in hit story The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 1977. The characters were created by Robert Holmes, widely regarded as the best writer to work on the series. Actor Christopher Benjamin is a widely known face on British TV, appearing in everything from The Avengers to Inspector Morse, Poldark to Midsomer Murders. One of the people behind the series - writer and script editor Justin Richards - is the creator of The Invisible Detective series of children's novels. This special volume includes guest appearances from the Doctor (Colin Baker) and his arch-nemesis the Master (Geoffrey Beevers). CAST: Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Conrad Asquith (Inspector Quick), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master), James Joyce (Henry Gordon Jago Jr), Rowena Cooper (Jean Bazemore), Andy McKeane (Maurice Ravel), Jonathan Forbes (Bram Stoker), Edward de Souza (Sir Henry Irving), Robbie Stevens (Mr Manners), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Dame Wilhelmina Gussett), Rachel Atkins (Madame Sosotris/Bishop) and Colin Baker as The Doctor.
  • AWGBN
    Justin Richards
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    Four brand new stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, in one box set. 12.1: Picture This (by Justin Richards). An art gallery is robbed, and the curator killed. That might not seem of interest to Jago and Litefoot. But this is the fabled Scarlet Gallery - where the paintings are said to be haunted. And the curator has been drained of blood, as if killed by a vampire. Bizarrely, the only painting that has been stolen is in itself quite unremarkable compared with the others in the gallery. But even so, Jago and Litefoot soon find themselves caught up in events that could end in their deaths - or worse...12.2: The Flickermen (by Paul Morris & Simon Barnard). Jago is rather scathing of the new art of cinematography. Even so, he accompanies Litefoot to see a demonstration at a fairground. But this is no ordinary film. Can creatures live inside the film - or even escape from it? Ellie recalls childhood stories about the 'Flickermen', and elsewhere people start to flicker in and out of existence. By the end of their adventure, Jago and Litefoot will themselves be film stars. But what they see when the film of them is shown will give them both pause for thought...1 2.3: School of Blood (by Paul Morris). Acting on a tip off about the possible source of the vampiric murders that are now plaguing London, Jago and Litefoot investigate a girls' school. Due to a misunderstanding, Litefoot finds himself offered a job at the school, while Jago keeps watch on Ellie who they both think is behaving oddly. But before long, they both discover that all is not as it should be at the school. Can Jago and Litefoot track down the vampire before it claims more innocent victims? 12.4: Warm Blood (by Justin Richards). Ellie tells Jago and Litefoot that she has been in contact with a group of vampires and can lead the investigators to them. But can they trust her? With more victims turning up, Jago, Litefoot and Ellie make their way to a house that is supposed to be haunted, and which could be the vampires' base of operations. But what they find there will surprise and horrify Jago and Litefoot. Can they survive their encounter with the vampires when the Old One has decided that they must die? This is the twelfth of an incredibly popular audio spin-off series of two Doctor Who characters first encountered in hit story The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 1977.The characters were created by Robert Holmes, widely regarded as the best writer to work on the series. One of the people behind the series - writer and script editor Justin Richards - is the creator of The Invisible Detective series of children's novels. Actor Christopher Benjamin is a widely known face on British TV, appearing in everything from The Avengers to Inspector Morse, Poldark to Midsomer Murders. CAST: Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Conrad Asquith (Inspector Quick), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Ronald Pickup (The Old One), Forbes Masson (Kindred), Ronan Vibert (Mr Ravener),Robbie Stevens (Melchester), David John (Sir James Royston/Pete Stepney), Nigel Whitney (Robert W Paul/Hardwick), David John (Sir James Royston), Jacqueline King (Old Ma Hambley/Miss Broodie), Charlie Hayes (Nellie/Lucilla Fredericks), Niky Wardley (Hannah Bennet).
  • BCHNM
    Justin Richards
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    Four brand new stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, in one box set. Someone from the future has arrived in Victorian London on the trail of a renegade...but that trail leads them to Henry Gordon Jago and Professor Litefoot. So begins an adventure that will propel the Infernal Investigators into unknown territory, and an encounter with two people they should avoid at all costs. Themselves. Four more cases for the Infernal Investigators: 13.1: The Stuff of Nightmares by Paul Morris. Litefoot and Jago are both suffering from strange waking nightmares. They resort to hypnotherapy to try to diagnose the problem. But meanwhile a Time Agent is looking for them - as a way of tracking down the notorious criminal Magnus Greel. Before they know what is happening, our heroes find themselves trapped in a dystopian future where nothing makes sense any more. 13.2: Chapel of Night by Jonathan Barnes. Trapped in a parallel world, Jago and Litefoot are enlisted to help Inspector Quick investigate the mysterious Chapel of Night run by Mrs Bartholomew. Needless to say, there is more to the chapel - and Mrs Bartholomew - than there initially seems. Soon our heroes are caught up in another horrifying and dangerous adventure. But more to the point, can they ever get back to their own world again? 13.3: How The Other Half Lives by Matthew Sweet. Perhaps inevitably, Jago and Litefoot meet their counterparts in the world where they now find themselves. The Litefoot in this world still owns Greel's time cabinet, while Jago is also married to Xiu Xiu, a bar maid. But Greel's cabinet is not the only thing to survive from his time in this world - there is also a giant rat on the loose in the sewers beneath London. 13.4: Too Much Reality by Justin Richards. Jago and Litefoot meet their equivalent infernal investigators in this world - Aubrey and Betterman. Together they investigate sightings of a strange 'demon' and bodies that mysteriously fade away. Before long they discover a crashed spaceship, and find out the truth behind Mrs Bartholomew and the Chapel of Night. But even with this mystery solved, will they be able to get home again? This is the thirteenth of an incredibly popular audio spin-off series of two Doctor Who characters first encountered in hit story The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 1977. The characters were created by Robert Holmes, widely regarded as the best writer to work on the series. Actor Christopher Benjamin is a widely known face on British TV, appearing in everything from The Avengers to Inspector Morse, Poldark to Midsomer Murders. One of the people behind the series - writer and script editor Justin Richards - is the creator of The Invisible Detective series of children's novels. CAST: Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Conrad Asquith (Inspector Quick), Lisa Bowerma (Ellie), Abi Hayes (Agent Cara), Carolyn Pickles (Dr Hilary Standish), Tony Turner (Harry Hypno/ Sergeant Delaney/ Dr Logan), Teresa Banham (Mrs Bartholomew/ Angelica), Oliver Lansley(Jack Ridpath), Jeff Rawle(Toby Brokesmith), Lucy Sheen (Xiu Xiu), Phoebe Thomas (Hannah Price), Oliver Jackson (Dicky Twist), David Warner(Dr Luke Betterman), Jamie Newall (Aubrey).
  • AQLUA
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in this collection from the unique, fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon. These twelve stories range from Holmes' very first case to the epic struggle between Holmes and Moriarty high above the Reichenbach Falls. The stories are "Silver Blaze"; "The Yellow Face"; "The Stockbroker's Clerk"; "The 'Gloria Scott"; "The Musgrave Ritual"; "The Reigate Squires"; "The Crooked Man"; "The Resident Patient"; "The Greek Interpreter"; "The Naval Treaty"; "The Second Stain"; and "The Final Problem". Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, these acclaimed dramatisations bring the world of Holmes and Watson to life, and are guaranteed to appeal to any fan of the great detective.
  • ALXUH
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Clive Merrison and Michael Williams star as Holmes and Watson in this collection of twelve stories from the unique fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's original short stories. The twelve dramatisations are A Scandal in Bohemia; The Red-Headed League; A Case of Identity; The Boscombe Valley Mystery; The Five Orange Pips; The Man with the Twisted Lip; The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle; The Adventure of the Speckled Band; The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb; The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor; The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet; The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.
  • AVHCU
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these twelve adventures from the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels The Illustrious Client; The Blanched Soldier; The Mazarin Stone; The Three Gables; The Sussex Vampire; The Three Garridebs; The Problem of Thor Bridge; The Creeping Man; The Lion's Mane; The Veiled Lodger; Shoscombe Old Place; The Retired Colourman. These short stories are the very last ones written by Arthur Conan Doyle about his much-loved fictional detective. Holmes and Watson are faced with cases that range from the suspicious to the seemingly supernatural, and encounter characters as diverse as an evil Austrian adventurer, a formidable female criminal, a distinguished professor who is acting oddly and a mysterious tenant who refuses to show her face. Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, these acclaimed dramatisations were adapted by Bert Coules from the original short stories. Among the guest cast are Hannah Gordon, Robert Glenister, Michael Troughton, Alexandra Bastedo, Harriet Walter, Douglas Henshall and George Cole. Also included on CD 12 is an interview with Adrian Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur's son, recorded in 1945. Duration: 9 hours approx.
  • ATYXD
    Reginald Hill
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    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.
  • BBEDE
    Sally Beauman
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    Sent abroad to Egypt in 1922, eleven-year-old Lucy is caught up in the excitement that surrounds the hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb. When she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, the two girls spy on the grown-ups and a lifelong bond is formed. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, the mistakes she made, Lucy disinters her past. And she finally comes to terms with what happened after Egypt, when Frances needed Lucy most.
  • AMEAN
    John Dorney
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    Steed and Dr Keel return to action in these four recreations of classic lost episodes. 1: The Springers - Steed and Keel go undercover to try and crack a prison escape route. 2: The Yellow Needle - An attempt is made on the life of Sir Wilberforce Lungi, the Prime Minister of an African country on the verge of independence, and Steed and Keel attempt to expose his enemies. 3: Double Danger - A dangerous attempt to discover a cache of stolen diamonds goes badly wrong, and Keel is captured by a criminal gang. 4: Toy Trap - Keel is charged with keeping an eye on the daughter of a friend. But it soon becomes clear that all is not well at her place of employment, a department store in London...Starring Anthony Howell (Foyle's War, Dirk Gently, Dracula) and Julian Wadham (The Iron Lady, War Horse, Downton Abbey). Episodes from the wiped first series of The Avengers recreated faithfully on audio. Featuring Miranda Raison (Spooks), Jessica Martin (actress and famed impressionist), and Dan Starkey (Doctor Who). This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new, cinematic music score. Anthony Howell(Dr Keel), Julian Wadham (John Steed), Lucy Briggs-Owen(Carol Wilson), Dan Starkey (One-Ten), Miranda Raison, Sarah Lark, Geff Francis, Derek Ezenagu, Maggie Service, Robert Duncan, Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter Barrett, Angus Wright, Jessica Martin, Nicholas Briggs, Philip Pope, Geoffrey Breton, Harriet Hare, Derek Hutchinson, Mark Goldthorp.
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    David Ashton
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    Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland. Behind the Curtain: A theatrical landlady receives a chilling death threat. A Voice from the Grave: Summertime, and the heat is on as McLevy tracks a brutal killer. The Dark Shadow: A jewel theft brings an infamous criminal within McLevy's grasp. Servant of the Crown: The detective joins Her Majesty's protection squad to hunt an assassin. A Piece of Cake: A top chef is the toast of the city - but burglary and murder are on the menu. The Sea Change: There's something fishy about the Fair's star attraction, the lovely Little Mermaid. Sins of the Fathers: A runaway bridegroom and a blackmailer spell double trouble for McLevy. The Devil's Disguise: The Devil comes a-calling for the detective on Halloween. Christmas Special: McLevy stalks a supernatural thief who is haunting the streets of Edinburgh. Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas co-star Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.
  • AQYYO
    Francis Durbridge
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    Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife Steve are the creme de la creme. Between 1938 and 1968 their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures. 'Send for Paul Temple' (1940) is an early remake of the now-lost original 1938 BBC production. 'Paul Temple Intervenes' (1942) finds Paul and Steve investigating a series of celebrity murders, whilst 'Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair' (the original 1950 production, presented here for the very first time) concerns the strange disappearance of the Desmond baby and her sitter. Hugh Morton, Bernard Braden, Carl Bernard and Peter Coke play Paul in these episodes, with Bernadette Hodgson, Peggy Hassard and Marjorie Westbury as Steve. A bonus disc features rare archive material from otherwise lost productions, including the final episodes of 'Send for Paul Temple' (1938) and 'Paul Temple and the Front Page Men' (1938). Duration: 11 hours approx.
  • ATWQV
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    This is a collection of BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of novels by Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, The High Window and Poodle Springs are dramatised by Robin Brooks; The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye and Playback are dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. Duration: 11 hours approx.
  • ATWTB
    John Dorney
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    Steed and Dr Keel return to action in these four recreations of classic lost episodes. 1. Hot Snow. When tragedy strikes on what should have been the happiest day of David Keel's life, he is drawn into London's seedy underworld of drug smuggling. His only hope may be a mysterious gentleman who appears to know more than he says...2. Brought to Book. Still on the trail of the men who wrecked his life, Dr Keel gets to know his new associate, John Steed, rather better as they infiltrate warring gangs running amok in the betting community. Has Dr Keel gambled on the wrong side? 3. Square Root of Evil. Following the death of a colleague, Steed goes undercover amongst a group of forgers. As the stakes get higher, his risk of discovery increases and Dr Keel may be his only chance to escape alive. Could Steed be dooming them both? 4. One For The Mortuary. It should have been an easy day for David Keel. A short flight and a conference to attend. But John Steed's arrival disrupts everything, as usual. Without even knowing, he finds himself at the centre of an intricate web of laundry, taxidermy and murder.
  • ATZOO
    Bernard Simon
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    Steed and Mrs Peel are needed! Two of television's most iconic characters arrive on audio for four stories packed with the show's trademark cool and eccentric vibe! These stories are recreations of the comic strip adventures of Steed and Mrs Peel which appeared in Diana magazine in 1966 and 1967. 1. RETURN TO CASTLE DE'ATH by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris.Steed is left hanging, Emma pays the piper. Steed and Peel return to the scene of an earlier adventure to find it much changed. Now a ski-resort, Castle De'ath is playing host to many new visitors - including a wealthy Prince targeted by assassins. Assigned as bodyguards, the Avengers have to keep the Prince alive and discover which of the Castle's guests are behind the murderous plot - before they succumb to it themselves. 2. THE MISER by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris. Steed has a nasty scare, Emma has a pressing engagement. When the phrase 'sleeper train' takes on a very literal meaning, Steed and Peel witness the first action of The Miser, a terrifying extortionist. The race is on to stop his ambitious scheme - but in this case, appearances can be deceptive. 3. THE GOLDEN DRESSES by Paul Magrs. Emma hits the heights of fashion, Steed plumbs the very depths. The ladies of society can't get enough of Madame Zingara's Golden Dresses. Especially now their husbands have gone missing. Steed and Peel look into the world of haute couture to discover the dark secret of this latest craze. Can they pull it off with style? 4. THE NORSE CODE by John Dorney. Steed has the horns of a dilemma, Emma milks her moment.An agent has gone missing whilst holidaying in the Norfolk Broads. With an American nuclear bomb being stored in the region, Steed and Peel can't take any risks. But the last thing they expect to find on their boating trip is a Norse longboat. What are Vikings doing in East Anglia? Ever since Big Finish began releasing their The Avengers - The Lost Episodes range, fans have been clamouring for Steed and Mrs Peel to adventure again. With this release they get their wish! This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new, cinematic music score. Starring Julian Wadham (The Iron Lady, War Horse, Downton Abbey), and Olivia Poulet (In the Loop). CAST: Julian Wadham (John Steed), Olivia Poulet (Mrs Peel), Sam Kordbacheh (Prince Abdul Bey), Shelia Reid (Morag McIntosh), Allan Corduner (James McTaggart), Ruby Thomas (Countess Beatrice of Burgundy), Simon Greenall (Colonel Augustus-Smyth), Jacqueline Pearce (Madame Zingara), Becky Wright (Bunty), Christopher Naylor (Emil), Nick Underwood (Anton), Timothy Speyer (Oswald English), Ewan Bailey (Ivan Stevenson), Francesca Hunt (Ingrid Thornton), Jot Davies (Wellington).
  • AUAOM
    Ray Galton
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    The complete final series of the ground breaking BBC Radio comedy starring Tony Hancock - plus five bonus episodes. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of 'the lad 'imself'. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Bill Kerr Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness. This volume contains all 14 shows from the sixth radio series, collected together for the first time, including previously unpublished restored versions of The Waxwork, The Fete and The Poetry Society. Also included is the 1958 Christmas Special episode and four re-recordings made for the BBC Transcription Service. Among these hilarious Half Hours, Hancock enters an eating competition; sets out to save a local landmark; becomes the director of Sid's guided tours company and enjoys an evening of abstract verse with his avant-garde friends. The episodes are: Bill and Father Christmas (1958 Christmas Special); The 13th of the Month (Transcription Services Episode One); The New Secretary (Transcription Services Episode Two); The Ballet Visit (Transcription Services Episode Three); The Election Candidate (Transcription Services Episode Four); The Smugglers; The Childhood Sweetheart; The Last Bus Home; The Picnic; The Gourmet; The Elopement; Fred's Pie Stall; The Waxwork; Sid's Mystery Tours; The Fete; The Poetry Society; Hancock in Hospital; The Christmas Club and The Impersonator. Duration: 9 hours 30 mins approx.
  • ATWFP
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    Steed and Dr Keel return to action in these three recreations of classic lost episodes. 6.1 THE FRIGHTENERS by Berkeley Mather, adapted by Rae Leaver. If you need someone scared off, you speak to the Deacon. Steed and Keel are on the trail of an intimidation expert whose services have recently been acquired by a wealthy businessman. But as they head deeper and deeper into this seedy world, who do they really have to stop. And who do they have to save? 6.2 DEATH ON THE SLIPWAY by Ian Potter, from a storyline by James Mitchell. When a fellow agent is killed, Steed is sent undercover at a government dockyard to find the killer. Can he sort the truth from the lies and track down the enemy infiltrator hunting for top secret plans before it's all too late? 6.3 TUNNEL OF FEAR by John Dorney, from a storyline by Terrence Feeley. Southend. A perfect spot for a family holiday - or for a traitor to hide. Somewhere in the town lurks a spy ring that is smuggling out classified information. When his old mole is attacked, and with innocent lives at risk, Steed takes Keel to the seaside for a far from sunny time. Episodes from the wiped first series of The Avengers recreated faithfully on audio - this set sees some real detective work piecing together the stories from the few clues remaining from before the episodes were lost. This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new, cinematic music score. Starring Anthony Howell (Foyle's War, Dirk Gently, Dracula) and Julian Wadham (The Iron Lady, War Horse, Downton Abbey). CAST: Anthony Howell (Dr Keel), Julian Wadham (John Steed), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Carol Wilson), Hugh Ross (Sir Thomas Weller), Eve Webster (Marilyn Weller), Michael Lumsden (The Deason), Laurence Spellman (Moxon), Chris Pavlo (Nature Boy), Ferdy Roberts (Kolchek), Jon Culshaw (Sir William Bonner), Niky Wardley (Liz Wells), Barnaby Edwards (Sam Pearson), Dan Starkey (One-Ten), Pete Collis (Harry Black), Charlotte Strevens (Mrs Black), Amy Embank (Claire), Tony Turner (Wickram), Charles Davies (Maxie Lardner).
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    Jonathan Barnes
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    Four decades. Four cases. One solution. From the plains of Afghanistan to the alleyways of Victorian London, from the dark heart of the English countryside to the ruin of Europe after the Great War, join Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson in a quartet of astonishing new investigations which span their lifelong friendship - and beyond -