But when a guest at the inn becomes a self appointed 'Sherlock Holmes' and acquires his own, personal 'Dr Watson', some intriguing evidence comes to light. A classic detective thriller from the best-selling author of Winnie the Pooh.
©1922 A. A Milne; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
This early murder mystery displays typical Victorian-era country-house characters that are amusing and entertaining. I wasn't expecting Milne's wry humor, and I was pleasantly surprised with the opening conversations between the servants that kick off the story. The 6.5 hour length is good for numerous activities, and the easy-to-follow characterizations allow for other pursuits to occur simultaneously. Like many male narrators, the reader's men are much better than his women, but overall everyone had a characteristic "voice" that alleviated any confusion. This "read" is just plain good fun and I recommend it for anyone who loves country-house mysteries.
Anyone familiar with the works of Milne will be pleased with this mystery. While there are many lighthearted moments the story is full of twists and turns that are the hallmark of a good mystery. My favorite character was Anthony, Bills "plucky sidekick". The narrator, Bill Wallis, had many different voices which left no doubt what character he was portraying at any giving time. This story takes you from chuckling one moment to biting your nails the next.
Too dated and juvenile
Will recommend it to friend who did not know AA Milne wrote adult fiction. Personally feel his metier was children's books the writing of which he excelled
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