It is 1886 and the greatest of all jockeys, Fred Archer, has put his gun to his head and shot himself. An inquest is arranged with indecent haste. His mind was unhinged by typhoid, say the jury, despite conflicting evidence.
The Prince is suspicious. He admired Archer. He knows the Turf better than anyone on that jury and he has personal experience of typhoid. When he learns that Archer’s last words were, ‘Are they coming?’ he decides on action. He will turn his unique talents to solving the mystery and tell us in his inimitable fashion how he does it.
©1987 Peter Lovesey Limited (P)2011 AudioGo Ltd
I guessed the villain in this one early on...too early on because then I had to finish listening. Loved the narration by Terrence Hardiman, but found it difficult to listen to the Prince of Wales was poetic about being a detective and how hard his life as a prince is.
This was a very good book. And I loved the narrator's accent. The book was a mystery that kept me guessing "who-done-it" all the way through. It's a bit slow at the beginning but it definitely picks up afterward.
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