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  • Trent's Own Case: The Detective Club | E. C. Bentley

    Trent's Own Case: The Detective Club

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By E. C. Bentley
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    James Randolph is murdered early one evening and his body found a few hours later. When the police arrive, they discover that Randolph's safe has been ransacked, and discarded wrapping paper litters his bedroom floor. Perhaps by chance or perhaps by design, Trent seems to have been the last person, other than the murderer, to see Randolph alive. But this is only one aspect amongst many which connect Trent with the murder and stimulate his interest.

  • Trent's Last Case | E. C. Bentley

    Trent's Last Case

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By E. C. Bentley
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Written in 1912 as a light-hearted reaction against the solemnity of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Trent's Last Case, with its ingeniously twisting plot and cheerfully self-mocking hero, is the first classic of the golden age of English detective fiction.

    Dennis says: "It might be right for you, not my cup of tea"
  • Trent Intervenes: The Detective Club | E. C. Bentley

    Trent Intervenes: The Detective Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By E. C. Bentley
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Twelve stories from the celebrated author of one of the most famous mystery classics ever written, Trent's Last Case. Philip Trent is an artist, a journalist and an urbane unraveller of highly problematical crimes. Here the unshakable sleuth appears in 12 tales of misadventure, where the crimes that he investigates range from fraud and embezzlement to criminal assault and murder, yet they all succumb to his adept methods - even if the criminal sometimes escapes.

  • Trent's Last Case | E C. Bentley

    Trent's Last Case

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By E C. Bentley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Considered by many to be the first modern mystery novel, Trent's Last Case introduces the gentleman sleuth Philip Trent, a freelance reporter and invistigator. Trent becomes involved in the case of the murder of millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson, slain while on holiday in England.

    Roxane says: "A real find!"
  • Trent's Last Case: The Detective Club | E. C. Bentley,Dorothy L. Sayers - afterword

    Trent's Last Case: The Detective Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By E. C. Bentley, Dorothy L. Sayers - afterword
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Written in reaction to what Bentley perceived as the sterility and artificiality of the detective fiction of his day, Trent's Last Case features Philip Trent, an all-too-human detective who not only falls in love with the chief suspect but reaches a brilliant conclusion that is totally wrong. Trent's Last Case begins when millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson is murdered while on holiday in England. A London newspaper sends Trent to investigate, and he is soon matching wits with Scotland Yard's Inspector Murth.

  • Trent's Last Case | E. C. Bentley

    Trent's Last Case

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By E. C. Bentley
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    Trent's Last Case, published when Conan Doyle and Chesterton were both at the pinnacle of their respective literary careers, was the first detective story to use finger-printing as a means of detecting the criminal. The book was intended to be a gentle parody of the detective genre, only for it to be quickly hailed as a classic.

  • Enigma | C. F. Bentley

    Enigma

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By C. F. Bentley
    • Narrated By Kate Zane
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    When an alien ship crashes into the space station and diplomatic post Labyrinthe VII, the precarious balance between Harmony's High Preistess Sissy and Confederated Star System Agent Jake begins to dissolve. Suddenly they are caught in a web of deceit and intrigue as undercover agents for both the humans and the aliens vie for control not only of the space station, but of a new and unclaimed planet that may hold the answers many of them seek - or prove to be a deadly trap.

  • Harmony | C. F. Bentley

    Harmony

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By C. F. Bentley
    • Narrated By Kate Zane
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    Within a space opera landscape, Harmony explores the spirituality of a different human culture bound by a rigid caste system. Laudae Sissy, the new High Priestess of the world called Harmony, reaches across all seven castes of her society, seeking a new unity that will protect their isolation from the rest of the galaxy. But other cultures and races are testing their borders, searching for the most valuable commodity in civilized space.

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