John Creasy's renowned mystery series continues with Inspector West at Bay. The audiobook opens with a memorable scene in which Inspector Roger West of Scotland Yard is victim to an acid attack. The plot thickens when Janet West, Inspector Roger West's wife, finds a threatening note under the door.
Gareth Armstrong's performance highlights the fast-paced nature of this story. His British accent transports the audience to the busy streets of London. Listeners will be instantly hooked, wanting to know how Inspector Roger West will survive, and how he'll manage to solve this case.
An Inspector West mystery. Janet West finds an envelope containing the message "This is only the beginning!" under her front door. And her husband, Inspector Roger West of Scotland Yard, is in the hospital, the victim of an unknown acid thrower.
Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages across 100 countries under both his own name and more than 20 other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena. Amongst the many series written were Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, The Baron, Dr. Palfrey and Inspector West, as JJ Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish and others.
During his lifetime Creasey enjoyed an ever increasing reputation both in the UK and overseas, especially the USA. This was further enhanced by constant revision of his works in order to assure the best possible be presented to his readers and also by many awards, not least of which was being honoured twice by the Mystery Writer's of America, latterly as Grand Master.
Great story, performed superbly by Mr. Armstrong. On par with Simenon and his Maigret stories.
I bought four these Inspector West novels, I found the first two amusingly dated and stilted in comparison to today's novels, I found this one to be rather boring , this could be because I am no longer amused.
It was ok to listen to, in that I did actually plod on until the end, but I will wait to read number four until I am desperate for something to read.