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The Spanish Cape Mystery

The Ellery Queen Mysteries
Written by: Ellery Queen
Narrated by: Mark Peckham
Series: Ellery Queen, Book 9
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins

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Publisher's Summary

On a seaside vacation, Ellery Queen is ensnared in a trio of strange crimes.

Spanish Cape is a dramatic promontory, its rocky cliff stopped with a picturesque hacienda. This isolated spot belongs to millionaire Walter Godfrey and it should be a peaceful family getaway - but one summer evening, Rosa Godfrey argues with her uncle David as he tries to convince her not to run away with one of their guests, the roguish John Marco. Suddenly, a one-eyed gunman appears out of the twilight. He seems to mistake David for John, and forces the pair to the mainland, where he clubs David on the head and locks Rosa in an empty vacation cottage. The next day, Rosa is rescued by the renowned sleuth Ellery Queen, who had come to the coast for a holiday. For a moment, it seems her luck has changed, but then the universe delivers another crushing blow. John has been found stone dead and stark naked. This will not be the first working vacation for the unfailingly logical Ellery Queen, but to unravel the mystery of the undressed man, he will have to make sense of what happened on the worst night of Rosa Godfrey's life.

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  • mike
  • 2019-03-02

BACK ON TRACK!!!

This book in the Ellery Queen series has finally brought the narration of the audio series back on track...
I'm listening to this book series in order, and although every book is fantastic, the last couple of books have severely lacked in there narration... A narrator should not only know how to use different tones and inflections, but they should be able to differentiate between the two Sexes, use accents, and be extremely consistent with their characters... The last couple of books have been very short on those aspects, and the book before this one was the worst narration I've heard in any of the 500-plus audible books I have listened to... Thank God they got a good narrator for this book, and I hope they hang on to this one asked to make the characters seem real and more legit

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  • Leon Miller
  • 2018-07-23

Fun period piece

I'd never read an Ellery Queen book so this fulfilled a sort of bucket list item. The most enjoyable aspect was the 1930s setting, style, and language. It was so much fun to hear the narrator speak words like "rascally," "perfidy," "scoundrel," and "perspicacious" with sly humor but no irony. I think I'll read another.

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  • Jerri
  • 2016-04-24

Loved it

As always I was surprised by the ending. In Holmes fashion, Ellery Queen explains it so it sounds so very simple.

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