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The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His eighth appearance takes him to an artists' colony (based on a real one) in Scotland during the 1920s.
Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.
But was it an accident or murder? Six members of the close-knit Galloway artists' colony do not regret Campbell's death.
Five of them are red herrings.
©1931 Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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"She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller." (Minette Walters)
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1 out of 5 stars
By VC Walker on 01-20-18

Intolerable phoney Scots accents

Jane McDowell's faux Scottish accents are unbearable; despite my interest in the story itself, I could not listen to this. Very grateful for audible's returns policy.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Polly on 01-31-16

Great story shame about the accents!

Lots of twists and much tabulation of timetables required! I've read the book and knew who the murderer was but even so I couldn't work out how Lord Peter came to the conclusion until the grand reveal. Jane McDowell rather strangles the Scots accents, but it (mostly) doesn't detract from the pleasure of listening. I'm getting used to her unusual reading style by now, and she at least pronounces Kirkcudbright properly!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gary on 12-02-15

One of my favourite sayers

Very good. I love the story construction. was worried if reader would be as good as Ian carmichael. different but just as enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Carlene on 07-27-17

Five Red Herrings

This is an excellent mystery cleverly presented with well-drawn characters, but it is needs careful listening and the Scottish accent of one of the detectives is sometimes hard to comprehend.

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