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Till the End of Tom

Gillian Roberts

Traditionally, Old Philadelphians keep a low profile. They associate with one another and leave life as discreetly as they have lived it. So Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper, who thinks her only current problems are keeping her well-meaning family from hijacking her wedding, is understandably stunned to discover a perfect specimen of the species dying at the foot of the school's marble staircase. It is anybody's guess what led to Tomas Severin's apparent fall and, indeed, why he was in the building in the first place. More questions arise when Amanda enters her otherwise empty classroom and finds a take-out cup of herbal tea laced with the party drug her students call roofies. Why would a middle-aged Philadelphian have a date-rape drug in his tea? Why does he have Amanda's name scribbled in his pocket notebook? Hired by a member of the Severin family household, Amanda and her fiancé, C. K. Mackenzie, realize that many people felt their lives would improve if Tom's life ended-making it seemingly impossible to determine who'd been harassing Severin with threatening phone calls. Tom Severin leaves behind angry ex-wives, one recently dropped fiancée, and the current (about to be exed) Mrs. Tomas Severin. As secrets are unearthed, and cruelties old and new revealed, it's apparent that The End of Tom is just the beginning of the grief he caused. To thousands of adoring Amanda Pepper fans, Gillian Roberts's new mystery offers unmitigated delight. A note to the uninitiated: There could be no better time for you to meet "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers . . . giving more wit per page than most writers give per book" (Nancy Pickard). From the Hardcover edition.

Traditionally, Old Philadelphians keep a low profile. They associate with one another and leave life as discreetly as they have lived it. So Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper, who thinks her only current problems are keeping her well-meaning family from hijacking her wedding, is understandably stunned to discover a perfect specimen of the species dying at the foot of the school's marble staircase. It is anybody's guess what led to Tomas Severin's apparent fall and, indeed, why he was in the building in the first place. More questions arise when Amanda enters her otherwise empty classroom and finds a take-out cup of herbal tea laced with the party drug her students call roofies. Why would a middle-aged Philadelphian have a date-rape drug in his tea? Why does he have Amanda's name scribbled in his pocket notebook? Hired by a member of the Severin family household, Amanda and her fiancé, C. K. Mackenzie, realize that many people felt their lives would improve if Tom's life ended-making it seemingly impossible to determine who'd been harassing Severin with threatening phone calls. Tom Severin leaves behind angry ex-wives, one recently dropped fiancée, and the current (about to be exed) Mrs. Tomas Severin. As secrets are unearthed, and cruelties old and new revealed, it's apparent that The End of Tom is just the beginning of the grief he caused. To thousands of adoring Amanda Pepper fans, Gillian Roberts's new mystery offers unmitigated delight. A note to the uninitiated: There could be no better time for you to meet "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers . . . giving more wit per page than most writers give per book" (Nancy Pickard). From the Hardcover edition.
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Traditionally, Old Philadelphians keep a low profile. They associate with one another and leave life as discreetly as they have lived it. So Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper, who thinks her only current problems are keeping her well-meaning family from hijacking her wedding, is understandably stunned to discover a perfect specimen of the species dying at the foot of the school's marble staircase. It is anybody's guess what led to Tomas Severin's apparent fall and, indeed, why he was in the building in the first place. More questions arise when Amanda enters her otherwise empty classroom and finds a take-out cup of herbal tea laced with the party drug her students call roofies. Why would a middle-aged Philadelphian have a date-rape drug in his tea? Why does he have Amanda's name scribbled in his pocket notebook? Hired by a member of the Severin family household, Amanda and her fiancé, C. K. Mackenzie, realize that many people felt their lives would improve if Tom's life ended-making it seemingly impossible to determine who'd been harassing Severin with threatening phone calls. Tom Severin leaves behind angry ex-wives, one recently dropped fiancée, and the current (about to be exed) Mrs. Tomas Severin. As secrets are unearthed, and cruelties old and new revealed, it's apparent that The End of Tom is just the beginning of the grief he caused. To thousands of adoring Amanda Pepper fans, Gillian Roberts's new mystery offers unmitigated delight. A note to the uninitiated: There could be no better time for you to meet "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers . . . giving more wit per page than most writers give per book" (Nancy Pickard). From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

8h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:30


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:28


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:01


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:56


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:31


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:17


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:35


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:47


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:55


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:27


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:15


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:40


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:46


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:51


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:11


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:12


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:46


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:12


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:00


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:26


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:10


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

01:37


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:04


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:49


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:26


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:27


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:22


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:10


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:44


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:48


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:23


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:12


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:45


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:32


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:08


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:36


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:26


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:01


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:38


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:35


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:11


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:55


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:35