Regular price: $20.85

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The Three Taps is the first of Ronald Knox’s detective stories to feature private investigator Miles Bredon. In this case, Miles is sent by his employer - the appropriately named Incredible Insurance Company - to investigate the death of Mr. Mottram, who recently took out one of their so-called Euthanasia policies.

The victim was clearly gassed; but whether it was an accident or planned is a matter for some debate. While Miles focuses on suicide, his old wartime colleague Inspector Leyland feels that murder is more likely, so the two men - ably assisted by Miles’ wife Angela - puzzle out the problem together.

©2012 Ronald Knox (P)2012 Audible Ltd

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark H
  • Mark H
  • 10-27-13

Too pedantic and stylised for me.

I bought this book based upon the reviews that I read here. I like murder mysteries that have good plot and good characterisation and I am fairly open to different styles, settings and contexts, so I thought that I would take a risk and buy the download. It could have been like Dorothy L. Sayers or Agatha Christie… but it was not. I listened to about half of the story, but it was just not for me and I do not expect to finish it.

I had not come across Knox before and I was intrigued to discover whether the book was written by a modern author, harking back to bygone days, or one who was writing in the early part of the twentieth century. So, I looked up Ronald Knox on the Internet. I discovered he was born in 1888 and from a fairly privileged background. He became an
academic/churchman and had wide-ranging interests. He published many works on a range of topics. The Wikipedia entry alone has tempted me to read a biography about him. However, in this book I found Knox’s prose rather pedantic, convoluted and of its time. The novel clearly has merit, but it is just not for me. I recommend that you listen to a sample before buying.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful