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Stormbound over the New Year at a Fenland rectory, Lord Peter Wimsey willingly lends a hand in the ringing of a New Year's Eve peal of the church bells. Some months later a handless, disfigured corpse is discovered in a fresh grave in the churchyard.

Lord Peter receives a plea for help from the rector and embarks on one of his most complicated investigations - for this is not the first crime the village has experienced. Fifteen years ago the Wilbraham Emeralds were stolen, and they are still missing. Can there be any link?

Public Domain ©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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  • Steven
  • 10-05-16

A wonderful radio performance of a classic mystery

A terrific adaptation for the radio, a brilliant cast pull you into a most perplexing mystery. A perfect companion to a leisurely drive or a little gardening.
The sound effects add to the sense of actually being there watching the whole story unfold.
Highly recommended to all all fans of classic crime

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  • Jane
  • 10-29-17

Old school

The cast features many old-school British actors and some cracking scenery-chewing performances in minor roles. My only criticism would be that the text is very much abridged and if you’re a big fan of the novel you will notice the loss.

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  • H W Giddens
  • 09-03-17

The Nine Tailors

I have revisited this story on Audible after hearing it a number of years ago on cassette. It was as thoroughly enjoyable as I remembered and I listened all through in one sitting whilst ironing, making that task easier to bear! I shall now be going on to the others with Ian Carmichael. He has such a rich and interesting voice, so we'll suited to the part of Lord Peter Wimsey

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  • Flint
  • 01-14-17

A good performance

This is one of my favourite Lord Peter Wimsey stories and this was a very enjoyable performance, my only complaint is that if didn't last enough.