In the Mayor's Parlour

J. S. FLETCHER (1863 - 1935)

“Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a constituency whos rules allow a handful of people to profit secretly from the borough’s finances. In one such borough a new mayor, victor by a margin of single vote, has been working on a reform program and is found mysteriously murdered in his office -- the Mayor’s Parlour. As it happens, his young nephew is visiting from London, and is determined to find the killer. It’s no easy task, and the final discovery leaves him, as well as many others, surprised.( Nicholas Clifford)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In the Mayor's Parlour Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:23:47
Play 02 The Cambric Handkerchief Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:20:53
Play 03 The Tannery House Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:22:43
Play 04 Bull's Snug Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:19:45
Play 05 Sleeping Fires Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:31
Play 06 The Ancient Office of Coroner Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:20:16
Play 07 The Voluntary Witness Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:20:28
Play 08 Mrs. Saumarez Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:23
Play 09 The Right to Intervene Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:34
Play 10 The Cat in the Bag Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:16:54
Play 11 The Nineteen Minutes' Interval Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:16:19
Play 12 Circumstantial Evidence Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:14:11
Play 13 A Woman Intervenes Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:16:10
Play 14 Whose Voices? Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:14:36
Play 15 The Special Edition Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:17:51
Play 16 The Castle Wall Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:17:57
Play 17 Impregnable Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:20:02
Play 18 Loose Strands Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:20:17
Play 19 Black Secrets and Red Tape Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:32
Play 20 The Fell Hand Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
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Play 21 Corruption Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
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Play 22 The Parlour Maid Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:14:13
Play 23 The Connecting Wall Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:19:19
Play 24 Behind the Panel Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:19:01
Play 25 The Empty Room Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:13:29