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  • Strong Poison

  • A Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Mystery
  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Dashing detective Lord Peter Wimsey is caught up in the murder trial of mystery writer Harriet Vane. Her fiance has died of poisoning exactly as described in one of Harriet's novels, so naturally she is the prime suspect. As Peter looks on, he not only falls in love with the accused but eagerly helps with Harriet's defense when the first trial ends in a hung jury. Will she be convicted and executed for the crime, or can he save her life and win her hand in marriage?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At Last

  • By Jerri C on 08-08-15

wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-18

one of my favorite classic mysteries, beautifully read so all the characters come vibrantly alive

  • Edinburgh Twilight

  • Ian Hamilton Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Carole Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 506

Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and Depressing . . . did I say DEPRESSING!!!

  • By Glenda on 11-12-17

entertaining but uneven

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

this historical mystery was mildly interesting. the characters had some complexity, and some details about Edinburgh were interesting. however, some apparent errors were disappointing and the prose was sometimes a little wooden.

  • Clouds of Witness

  • The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

In a shocking scandal, the likes of which has not been seen in the English aristocracy since the 18th century, the Duke of Denver stands accused of the foul murder or his sister's fiancé, shot through the heart on a cold, lonely night at Riddlesdale Hall in Yorkshire. The duke's brother, Lord Peter Wimsey, attempts to prove Denver's innocence, but why is the duke refusing to cooperate? And what does his sister, Lady Mary, know about the affair? Trying to reveal the truth, Wimsey uncovers a web of lies and deceit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ian Carmichael is the quintessential Wimsey.

  • By Gabriela on 04-22-17

classic novel of manners and mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-17

beautifully written novel with a complex but plausible plot. elegant and detailed characterization of even minor figured

  • Topper

  • By: Thorne Smith
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114

Topper is a hilarious, ribald comedy about a mild-mannered bank manager and two capricious ghosts, George and Marion Kerby, who make it their mission to rescue Topper from the drab "summer of suburban Sundays" that is his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delighful ride in a haunted car

  • By Gary on 02-12-05

This is classic gentle humor.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Topper is a nice nut mildly discontented man who takes a walk on the wild side with a charming ghost. The temptations are brusque but innocent by today's standards. A lovely kind book.