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The Executioner's Heart

George Mann

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In Executioner's Heart-- the fourth Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery from George Mann--the detectives are up against the most frightening villainess England has yet seen. It' s normal for Charles Bainbridge, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, to be called to the scene of a crime, but this is the third murder in quick succession where the victim' s chest has been cracked open and their heart torn out. Bainbridge suspects there' s a symbolic reason for the stolen hearts, so he sends for supernatural specialist Sir Maurice Newbury and his determined assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes. Unfortunately, neither of them are in much shape to take the case. Veronica has been hunting for some way to alleviate the mysterious forces that have been hounding her family of late, and Newbury has been retained by a private client: Edward, Prince of Wales, who's concerned that his mother, the Queen of England, is losing her grip on the nation. However, the two detectives pull together long enough to determine that the killings may be the work of a mercenary known as the Executioner. French, uncannily beautiful, her flesh covered in tattoos and inlaid with precious metals, the Executioner is famed throughout Europe, with legends going back for hundreds of years. Something is keeping her in a form of living stasis, but her heart is damaged, leaving her an emotionless shell, inexplicably driven to collect her victims' hearts as trophies. Who is the Executioner targeting, and who hired her? Why has Veronica stopped trusting Bainbridge? What does the Prince of Wales really want? These are just some of the mysteries that Newbury and Hobbes will confront on the way to unearthing the secret of the Executioner' s Heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

9h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

36:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:42