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A Murder on London Bridge Audiobook – Unabridged. Susanna Gregory (Author), Gordon Griffin (Narrator), ISIS Audio Books (Publisher) & 0 more. A Murder on London Bridge. Susanna Gregory (Author), Gordon Griffin (Narrator), ISIS Audio Books (Publisher).

Chaloner woke when his cat jumped on his bed, and the creature was lucky not to be skewered when his dagger slipped into his hand before he was properly cognisant.

Chaloner woke when his cat jumped on his bed, and the creature was lucky not to be skewered when his dagger slipped into his hand before he was properly cognisant the window. The dawn sky was tinged pink and orange, and he recalled his friend Will Leybourn once telling him that such hues were caused by light reflecting off dust particles in the atmosphere. Chaloner had not been sure whether to believe him – science under Charles II was being given rather a free rein, and all sorts of eccentric theories were being aired.

Written by Susanna Gregory, Audiobook narrated by Gordon Griffin. Narrated by: Gordon Griffin.

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There is an electric air of foreboding on the streets of London. An atmosphere Thomas Chaloner fears will only take a small spark to ignite into another civil wa. . There is an electric air of foreboding on the streets of London.

Further west, in the opulence of Somerset House and in the Palace of White Hall, Chaloner gradually realises that the ring-leaders of a rebellion are planning an explosive climax to achieve their goals.

Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cruwys, a Cambridge academic . The Westminster Poisoner (2010). A Murder on London Bridge (2011). The Body in the Thames (2011). The Piccadilly Plot (2012).

Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cruwys, a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner's officer. She writes detective fiction, and is noted for her series of mediaeval mysteries featuring Matthew Bartholomew, a teacher of medicine and investigator of murders in 14th-century Cambridge. Another series of books, set just after the Restoration of Charles II, features Thomas Chaloner, detective and former spy. This series began with A Conspiracy of Violence published in January 2006.

The Earl of Clarendon hated the London Bridge. He disliked the way its narrow-fronted, teetering houses loomed over the road, meeting overhead to turn it into a shadowy, sinister tunnel. And he disliked the fact that it was always so busy – thick with carts, people and animals.

Susanna Gregory was a police officer in Leeds before taking up an academic career. She conducted post-graduate studies at the University of Durham before earning a PhD at the University of Cambridge. She has spent seventeen field seasons in the polar regions, and has taught comparative anatomy and biological anthropology. Aside from her two popular series of historical mysteries featuring Matthew Bartholomew and Thomas Chaloner, she has also written books on castles of Britain and cathedrals of the world.

The murder of a man on London Bridge is the first indication that the Earl of Clarendon's fears of a rebellion may be well-founded. His spy, Thomas Chaloner, suspects the assassin may be a member of a group dedicated to seeing the return of Puritanism, and at the same time he learns of a faction determined to bring back the Catholic Church. As he moves unobtrusively between White Hall, the Strand and the heaving congestion on the Bridge, he becomes aware of an undercurrent of restlessness in the capital. And it soon becomes clear that the groups he is investigating are planning some extraordinary climax to achieve their separate aims on Shrove Tuesday, which gives him very little time to thwart their intentions...

What a wonderful style of writing Susanna Gregory has; I have a tendency to race through a novel but the twists and details really slowed me down and helped me engage with the main character Thomas. I have really become close to him and am saving the last book as I don't want the relationship to end!
Also, the period of history is something I knew nothing about and that has been an equal joy of discovery through all of this series.
I find myself pondering how different are people actually today and see similar characters around me in work!
A huge thank you to Gregory for the pleasure of reading all bar the final book back2back.
I again enjoyed this series book, all the different twists and turns who trusts who and not trust is great, many series books are easier to figure the ending or the true bad guys but this writer gets it right.
Another exciting Tom Chaloner adventure. A well written although convoluted storyline. I look forward to reading the next book in the series well done again Ms Gregory.
Have discovered another author from an era that I love to read about. I plan to read as many of her books as possible in the future. I was transported and hypnotized while reading this work and hope to be in this state again soon.
Great read
The spine was a bit wracked. Otherwise okay. Haven't read it yet to know if thee are any marks in it.
This is my favorite of the seven books in this series that I have read. The 2nd favorite is The Piccadilly Plot.

I had read eight of the Matthew Bartholomew series but that was getting tedious because most of the books take place at the Colleges of Cambridge University (in the 14th Century). And I was getting tired of the same types of characters in every book: academics, friars, monks and students. However, Thomas Chaloner (in the 17th Century) covers all of London -- including the court (nobility) and the underbelly of society -- allowing for a much wider range of plots and character types.

The author seems to get better at it with each subsequent book in the Chaloner series. Chaloner, a spy for an Earl, is a more well-rounded, interesting protagonist than Matthew Bartholomew. As well, I don't get the feeling that the books in this series are 100 pages longer than they should be; there are fewer occasions when I feel that a section is "just a filler to boost page count" as I did with the Matthew Bartholomew series.
I have been a big fan of Susanna Gregory's Matthew Bartholomew series since she began writing it, and so I began her Thomas Chaloner series as soon as it came out. These are different and set in a different time period, but they are equally as good. Chaloner is a spy in the Restoration era. There is so much subterfuge in these books it's hard to keep everything straight, but they are truly wonderful. The historical detail is accurate and Ms. Gregory's fictional characters seem as real as her many historical characters. This book begins in February 1664 and runs up to Shrove Tuesday. Chaloner is trying to track down a number of traitors and avoid a dangerous insurrection as he races against the clock. He does get lost in the actual numbers of suspects since it seems many are involved in some way in the plot. I loved the book and enjoyed trying to keep up with Thomas as he unravels one thread after another in the big scheme of things.