A Coin Of Edward VII

Fergus HUME (1859 - 1932)

A family celebrates Christmas and its flaws are gently exposed by the house guest Mrs. Parry. Giles is engaged to the wealthy Daisy, yet is clearly in love with the governess Anne Denham. Things come to a head when Daisy is murdered. Who would murder her? Perhaps the governess who told her she would kill her and made it clear she wanted to exchange places with her? After all the governess ran away with a mysterious man right after the murder and was not seen again. Or did someone frame the governess? Perhaps it is Mr. Morley, Daisy's guardian, who wanted her money? Or perhaps someone else? After all, Daisy was not popular in the village. Giles, bent on saving the woman he loves, and the detective Mr. Steel go to investigate. This is a detective story in the traditional sense, but it is a host of other things. It is a very strong love story, a story about class and how it influences people's choices, a story about greed, and much more. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1: The Christmas Tree Marcelle D Ward
00:19:20
Play 02 Chapter 2: An Anonymous Letter Marcelle D Ward
00:22:27
Play 03 Chapter 3: A Mysterious Visitor Marcelle D Ward
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Play 04 Chapter 4: The Churchyard Marcelle D Ward
00:18:47
Play 05 Chapter 5: Afterwards Celine Major
00:15:17
Play 06 Chapter 6: The Case Against Anne Celine Major
00:17:43
Play 07 Chapter 7: Oliver Morley Celine Major
00:16:09
Play 08 Chapter 8: The Irony of Fate Celine Major
00:16:33
Play 09 Chapter 9: A Strange Discovery Celine Major
00:20:06
Play 10 Chapter 10: On a Fresh Trail Celine Major
00:17:51
Play 11 Chapter 11: Princess Karacsay Celine Major
00:20:44
Play 12 Chapter 12: Mrs. Parry's Tea Celine Major
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Play 13 Chapter 13: Mrs. Benker Reappears Celine Major
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Play 14 Chapter 14: Treasure Trove Celine Major
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Play 15 Chapter 15: An Awkward Interview Celine Major
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Play 16 Chapter 16: The Unexpected Happens Celine Major
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Play 17 Chapter 17: Part of the Truth Celine Major
00:19:26
Play 18 Chapter 18: What Happened Next Celine Major
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Play 19 Chapter 19: The Clue Leads to London Celine Major
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Play 20 Chapter 20: Many a Slip 'Twixt Cup and Lip Celine Major
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Play 21 Chapter 21: A Story of the Past Celine Major
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Play 22 Chapter 22: Olga's Evidence Celine Major
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Play 23 Chapter 23: Mark Dane Celine Major
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Play 24 Chapter 24: A Rat in a Corner Celine Major
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Play 25 Chapter 25: A Catastrophe Celine Major
00:22:53
Play 26 Chapter 26: The End of the Trouble Celine Major
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