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Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring | [M J Trow]

Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring

It is 1879, and the young Detective Sergeant Sholto Lestrade has his work cut out for him as he investigates mysterious goings-on at "Lord" George Sanger's Circus. First, the best juggler in Europe is shot in full view of a thousand people. Then Huge Hughie the dwarf dies an agonising death whilst performing the Ether Trick. Finally, the Great Bolus dies by swallowing the wrong sword. And all of this comes after two bodies are found with multiple slashes.
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Publisher's Summary

It is 1879, and the young Detective Sergeant Sholto Lestrade has his work cut out for him as he investigates mysterious goings-on at "Lord" George Sanger's Circus. First, the best juggler in Europe is shot in full view of a thousand people. Then Huge Hughie the dwarf dies an agonising death whilst performing the Ether Trick. Finally, the Great Bolus dies by swallowing the wrong sword. And all of this comes after two bodies are found with multiple slashes...

As a trail of murder is laid amongst the llama droppings, the world's second greatest detective goes undercover to solve the mystery.

©2000 Regnery Publishing, Inc; (P)2008 Soundings

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"Absolutely outrageous, absolutely hysterical." (Daily Telegraph)

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    C. Swan 10-02-12
    C. Swan 10-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Good Story, Pity About The Narration"

    M J Trow gives a new slant on Conan Doyle's Lestrade.

    Sergeant (later Inspector) Lestrade hunts a killer in Sanger's circus of Victorian times learning that "nothing is at it appears in a circus".

    I have read this book before & enjoyed it so downloaded the audio version expecting the same pleasure. I don't know why the author decided to narrate his books but in my opinion it was a big mistake. M J Trow does not narrate his story well which is a great pity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Good story problem narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Thi story has good pace, great characters, lots of plot twists and a good measure of humour to keep the reader reading. But, it is read by the author and this lets it down. It sounds as though he is reading with a mouthful of drink which is very distracting from what is a very worthwhile and entertaining audio book.


    What could M J Trow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I first read this series of books about 15 yrs ago they definitely stand up to a second visit. I wish they had a different reader


    Would you listen to another book narrated by M J Trow?

    Yes with another narrator


    Could you see Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Definitely


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