Sumerford's Autumn | Podium Audio

Historical Mysteries Collection

Sumerford’s Autumn

Book 4

By: Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Performed by: Gildart Jackson

Released: September 12, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 20 hr, 50 min

A king trying to keep his throne. A sister looking for her brother’s killer. Four brothers, each trying to find their purpose.
England, 1487—Ludovic Sumerford knows he’ll never see a penny from his father’s estate. His three older brothers will make sure of that. Fortunately, his smuggling venture brings in more than a few sovereigns. But when he tells a local woman about the sudden death of her brother, money is the least of his worries.
Meanwhile, King Henry’s insecurity is testing the country to breaking point. He quietly seethes and plots, while rumors of a man claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne of England cause poor decisions. Ludovic, incriminated in the treasonous plot, captured, and tortured, must find a way to gain his freedom.
Orphaned Alysson has nothing left now that another brother is gone. But she won’t leave it there. Knowing he was murdered, she seeks to find the truth. Taking a job in the Sumerford’s household, where bitter feuds simmer with treachery and murder, Alysson’s naiveté cannot last long. No sooner does she arrive than the killer strikes again—and again.



Barbara Gaskell Denvil



Gildart Jackson

Gildart Jackson is best known for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Giles the Host/Butler on the ABC hit series Whodunnit? He can currently be seen on Netflix as Ian Carlyle on The Bold Type and Flyseyes on Castlevania. His numerous film and television credits include You, The Big Brass Ring, General Hospital, Providence, Atlas Shrugged, Burn Notice, Supernatural, The Young and the Restless, Feud, CSI , NCIS:LA to name but a few. He has been featured on stage in recent regional productions of The Seagull, My Fair Lady, Private Eyes, and Tempest Redux. Gildart has also narrated over 400 audiobooks. Favorites include Peter Grainger’s D.C. Smith series (12 amazing books and counting...), The Son by Jo Nesbø, You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris and Richard Branson’s autobiography The Virgin Way. He has won an Audie, been nominated twice more and received numerous other audiobook awards. During the Covid lockdown Jackson began Fireside Reading: Every day at 5pm PT on Instagram @firesidereading he reads live for free to anyone who might like to join him. Fireside Reading has grown in wonderful ways and if you’d like please check it out at