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Fog of Doubt

Fiction: Mystery & Detective
Unabridged   7.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/02/2013

Fog of Doubt

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Digital Download ISBN:9781622310463


Inspector Cockrill is called in to sort out which family member had the most motive to kill their unpopular Belgian house guest.

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Product Description

Few were disappointed when Raoul Vernet was found with his head bashed in, dead in a pool of his own blood. On vacation in England, the Belgian seducer comes to visit Matilda, an old flame from a few years before. She agrees despite suspicions that Vernet has been deploying his legendary charm on another member of the family: young Rosie, who has returned from her Swiss boarding school carrying a child.

None of the family members were in the house when Raoul was killed, but all were within a fog-choked London mile. Rosie calls in the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to clear the family’s name, but what he finds is a twisted clan of seven people, each as likely to laugh at a murder as commit one.


“The gravelly, rich voice of narrator Robin Sachs is ideal for the book’s bygone era and multiple characters. . . . Brand keeps listeners guessing until the very last sentence.”

“A mystery in the classic Christie—Carr—Queen manner . . . an outstanding tour de force.”
      —New York Times

“Superbly tricky and meticulously deceptive . . . a classic suspense tale.”
      —The Guardian

Author Bio

CHRISTIANNA BRAND (1907-1988) was one of the most popular authors of the Golden Age of British mystery writing. Born in Malaya and raised in India, Brand used her experience as a salesgirl as inspiration for her first novel, Death in High Heels (1941), which she based on a fantasy of murdering an irritating coworker. The same year, she debuted her most famous character, Inspector Cockrill, whose adventures she followed until 1957. The film version of the second Cockrill mystery, Green for Danger, is considered one of the best ever screen adaptations of a classic English mystery.

Besides mysteries, Brand had success writing children’s fiction. Her Nurse Matilda series, about a grotesque nanny who tames ill-behaved children, was adapted for the screen in 2005, as Nanny McPhee. Brand received two Edgar nominations for the short stories “Twist for Twist” (1967) and “Poison in the Cup” (1969), as well as one for the non-fiction work Heaven Knows Who (1960).

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