The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside....
Leaving his home and shelving his ambitions aren't the only sacrifices Ben faces. His unfaithful wife, Penny, is accompanying him to Cornwall in a effort to save their marriage....
Robert Arthur Kewdingham is an eccentric failure of a man. In middle age he retreats into a private world, hunting for Roman artefacts and devoting himself to bizarre mystical beliefs....
In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs. The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work next morning....
Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself...
Mrs. Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband's medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is too much evidence against Mrs. Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.
Written by Anthony Berkeley, a founder of the celebrated Detection Club who also found fame under the pen name Francis Iles, the story saw the return of Roger Sheringham, the Golden Age's breeziest - and booziest - detective.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Not really. It was not bad, but had so many characters that it was a difficult book to listen to as opposed to reading. When one reads a book one can flip back to refresh the memory as to whom the character is.
What would have made The Wychford Poisoning Case: A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel (The Detective Club) better?
If it had been a different book!
Would you ever listen to anything by Anthony Berkeley and Tony Medawar - introduction again?
Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Grady’s performances?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wychford Poisoning Case: A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel (The Detective Club)?
Both of the main male characters and the fact that the plot is not only pointless but immensely dull.
Any additional comments?
Aside from the fact the plot has no meaning, the author - and by default his male characters - make James Bond look like a feminist icon. I've never listened to an audible book before that both bored and offended me. The only good thing about this book was that it lulled me to sleep on a long flight.