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The Talleyrand Maxim

J. S. Fletcher

John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the family the will bequeaths the whole estate minus a small endowment for the family, to the city authorities. The bookseller takes the will to the local solicitor to seek advice, but unfortunately dies in the solicitor's office. The clerk on duty sees an opportunity to benefit himself from the knowledge of the existence of the will.This is a gripping detective story, with many twists and turns, based in Edwardian England. - Summary by Kevin Green

John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the family the will bequeaths the whole estate minus a small endowment for the family, to the city authorities. The bookseller takes the will to the local solicitor to seek advice, but unfortunately dies in the solicitor's office. The clerk on duty sees an opportunity to benefit himself from the knowledge of the existence of the will.This is a gripping detective story, with many twists and turns, based in Edwardian England. - Summary by Kevin Green
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John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the family the will bequeaths the whole estate minus a small endowment for the family, to the city authorities. The bookseller takes the will to the local solicitor to seek advice, but unfortunately dies in the solicitor's office. The clerk on duty sees an opportunity to benefit himself from the knowledge of the existence of the will.This is a gripping detective story, with many twists and turns, based in Edwardian England. - Summary by Kevin Green

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 44m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:38