Special Courses: Deadly Letters

A Mystery Story

Deadly Letters: An English Through Stories Mystery

Deadly Letters tells the story of a murder at a university. The detective is a former university professor, Jeff McQueen, who is helped by his nephew, Derrick Cruz. McQueen is asked by a friend to find the person sending threatening letters. Murder, secrets, and lies. Can McQueen and Cruz find the killer before the killer gets them?


Deadly Letters is a mystery novel written especially for adults learning English. It is written in the form of a standard mystery novel with 15 chapters, but is written at an English level that is easier to understand.

Listen to each chapter read at a comfortable speed, followed by a summary of the story and a preview of the next chapter. You can follow along with a transcript of every word said in each chapter, and learn the vocabulary in each Learning Guide.

Listening to this novel will help you learn useful and frequently-used words in English and is for anyone who wants to improve their general knowledge of the language

MP3 Audio Files (2 hours, 23 minutes) - Audio files to download and listen to on your computer or device anywhere

Learning Guide (83 pages):

A. Full transcript of every word you hear, including the explanations

B. Glossaries with definitions


Each lesson includes downloadable MP3 and PDF files you can listen to and read on any computer, phone, or tablet.

After you purchase, you have 30 days to download the MP3 audio and PDF Learning Guide files.

Please note: All files are for download only; we do not sell books or CDs.


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Your Instructor

Jeff McQuillan
Jeff McQuillan

Dr. Jeff McQuillan is a recognized expert and leading researcher in English language learning and teaching. He received his Ph.D. in applied linguistics and education from the University of Southern California, and was a university professor for many years. He's published dozens of articles and books related to linguistics, literacy, and English language learning. His work has appeared in the media both nationally and internationally, including CNN, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Deutschlandfunk Radio, El Pais, China Post, MacWorld, Diario Financiero, Universia, The Times (London) and many others.

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