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Dandelions and hearing aids, a bloodstained cat, a Leonardo drawing, a corpse with an alibi, a truly poisonous letter...just some of the unusual clues that Oxford don/detective Gervase Fen and his friend Inspector Humbleby are confronted with in this sparkling collection of short mystery stories by one of the great masters of detective fiction.

©2013 Edmund Crispin (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Sheryl Mason
  • 03-05-13

Elegantly crafted short stories

Similar to Beware of the Trains, this book is a compilation of short stories, some featuring Fen and Humbleby and some without either. One or two have a nasty twist in the tail but on the whole are satisfying. Narration is excellent. I didn't enjoy this as much as Beware of the Trains (and one story is repeated from there) but on the whole, it's a worthwhile buy.

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  • Jean the Bean
  • 05-14-15

Great Crispin shorts

A good collection of short stories. Well read. One for the Crispin/Fen fan or a lover of classic crimes.