The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart audiobook

The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne: A Mystery

By Elsa Hart
Read by Barrie Kreinik

Macmillan Audio 9781250142818
9.89 Hours Unabridged
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From the author of the acclaimed Li Du novels comes Elsa Hart’s new atmospheric mystery series. London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of these collectors, has devoted his life to filling his cabinets. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare stones, bones, books, and artifacts he has amassed, some visitors come with a darker purpose. For Cecily Kay, it is a passion for plants that brings her to the Mayne house. The only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate the specimens she needs within Sir Barnaby’s crowded cabinets. But when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily finds the confession of the supposed killer unconvincing. She pays attention to details—years of practice have taught her that the smallest particulars can distinguish a harmless herb from a deadly one—and in the case of Sir Barnaby’s murder, there are too many inconsistencies for her to ignore. To discover the truth, Cecily must enter the world of the collectors, a realm where intellect is distorted by obsession and greed. As her pursuit of answers brings her closer to a killer, she risks being given a final resting place amid the bones that wait, silent and still, in the cabinets of Barnaby Mayne.

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Summary

Summary

From the author of the acclaimed Li Du novels comes Elsa Hart’s new atmospheric mystery series.

London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of these collectors, has devoted his life to filling his cabinets. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare stones, bones, books, and artifacts he has amassed, some visitors come with a darker purpose.

For Cecily Kay, it is a passion for plants that brings her to the Mayne house. The only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate the specimens she needs within Sir Barnaby’s crowded cabinets. But when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily finds the confession of the supposed killer unconvincing. She pays attention to details—years of practice have taught her that the smallest particulars can distinguish a harmless herb from a deadly one—and in the case of Sir Barnaby’s murder, there are too many inconsistencies for her to ignore.

To discover the truth, Cecily must enter the world of the collectors, a realm where intellect is distorted by obsession and greed. As her pursuit of answers brings her closer to a killer, she risks being given a final resting place amid the bones that wait, silent and still, in the cabinets of Barnaby Mayne.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delightful period whodunit.” Kirkus Reviews
“Exceptional…Hart is bound to become a household name for readers who love clever and fair whodunits.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Spectacular. An extraordinary time machine of a novel, transporting us three centuries into the past.”  A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author
“Narrator Barrie Kreinik’s skill with accents and dialects comes in handy in her narration of this historical mystery…Kreinik cleverly differentiates the many male and female characters through accents and tone.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Elsa Hart

Author Bio: Elsa Hart

Elsa Hart, author of the acclaimed Li Du novels, was born in Rome, Italy, but her earliest memories are of Moscow, where her family lived until 1991. Since then she has lived in the Czech Republic, the United States, and China. She earned a BA from Swarthmore College and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English