Buried for Pleasure

  • by Edmund Crispin
  • Narrated by Philip Bird
  • 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the sleepy English village of Sanford Angelorum, Professor Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to run for Parliament. At first glance, the village he's come to canvass appears perfectly peaceful, but Fen soon discovers that appearances can be deceptive: Someone in the village has discovered a dark secret and is using it for blackmail. Anyone who comes close to uncovering the blackmailer's identity is swiftly dispatched. As the joys of politics wear off, Fen sets his mind to the mystery but finds himself caught up in a tangled tale of eccentric psychiatrists, escaped lunatics, beautiful women and lost heirs.


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Customer Reviews

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Philip Bird has an amazing agile voice that enhances the use of language humor,plot and character development that the author infused into thisbook.
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- Kindle Customer

Classic Treasure

I hadn't forgotten what a treasure this book is, in the 31 years since I last read it, but my memory of the elements had cleared enough that the humor was totally fresh. Gervase Fen, professor of classic literature, has decided to clear the fog from his brain by running for Parliament. The characters of a forgotten mid-country collection of small towns, from the local socialist earl to the non-doing pig, work up a happy fizz that stays in your head. The vibrant, flexible reading of Philip Bird makes the effect even more long-lasting. From this page I'm going to follow the link and see what else Philip Bird might be offering.
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- Joy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios