The fracas in the McClellan Arms was inevitable after a drop too much whisky. When one of the brawlers was found dead next morning many people thought it too was inevitable, for Campbell had a knack of making enemies. Six in particular. And all members of the local artists' colony.
Lord Peter Wimsey, holidaying in the small Galloway town, was certain that Campbell's death was no accident. There were six undeniable suspects, all with interlocking and watertight alibis. That was, until the six suspects became five red herrings - and one killer.
©1990 The Estate of Dorothy L. Sayers deceased; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
Our narrator was excellent.
I only hope he gets to read more Sayer as our narrater Patrick Malahide, totally captures the personalities. So much better than Ian Carmichael.
If you enjoy really bad B grade movies, then you may find it fun. Not me.
This story involves lots of train timetables and enthusiastic possible motives and potential culprits.
"Wimsey In His Prime"
I agonised for a while before buying this. I know by now what to expect from Ms Sayers pen, it was simply a question of whether I could listen to a Wimsey not narrated by Ian Carmichael? It turns out I can and enjoy it too.
This is a classic Lord Peter mystery. Patrick Malahide does a sterling job. A must for any fan and a worthwhile try for any fan of quality classic detective fiction.
"Too many facts / details"
I LOVE both Patrick Malahide and Dorothy L Sayers, but found this recording far too chewy.
Lots of lists, including a train timetable, and numerous unintelligible Scottish accents. By the end of the recording I just didn't care who did it.
Am going to download the dramatization next!
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