Narrated By: Mike Grady
Duration: 8 hours and 20 minutes
What to expect
The first book in The County Guides to Murder Series.
The County Guides to Murder are a series of detective novels set in 1930s England.
The books are an odyssey through England and its history.
In each county, the protagonists – Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley – solve a murder.
The first book is set in Norfolk. The murder is in the vicarage.
There are 39 books – and 39 murders – to follow.
Crime & mystery fiction
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Praise for ‘The Norfolk Mystery’:
‘A delightful, idiosyncratic mystery set in the Thirties … There is a touch of Sherlock Holmes and a dash of Lord Peter Wimsey, but the total is put together with a charm that is teasingly precious … Beautifully crafted by Sansom, Professor Morely promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now’ Daily Mail
‘Sansom is both celebrating and sending up the golden age of detective novels when, in the 1930s, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie were the queens of crime … A brilliant first outing that leaves you looking forward to the next maniacal mystery tour’ Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard