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The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature’s most popular creations. Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers’ charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.
When Sandy Campbell's body is found at the foot of a cliff near the small town of Kircdubright, the local constabulary are convinced that the argumentative painter is a victim of a tragic accident. But when Lord Peter Wimsey turns up, the hunt begins for an ingenious killer. Faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for murder, the aristocratic amateur sleuth must deduce which are the five red herrings and which has blood on his hands.
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By Constance on 01-06-11

Rather enjoyed the different accents!

The "Five Red Herrings" are all suspects in the murder of an irascible character named Campbell. If you enjoy listening to a good Scottish brogue then this recording is for you. I loved every minute of it and I am afraid that I am now trying to roll my "r"'s far more often than the average Canadian speaker.:-)

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By Amazon Customer on 05-06-17

Impossible to distinguish the characters

I enjoyed the dramatization, but in cutting the text so radically there wasn't enough time to get a sense of who the various suspects were and what distinguished them. That made it hard to keep track of their various narratives and to care about which of them eventually committed the murder. Think I'll stick to the unabridged versions, even if the narration is somewhat flat Sayers rich descriptive powers make them more engaging.

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By Mr. P. Hoggan on 04-16-16

Ian Carmichael IS Lord Peter Wimsey

Full cast dramatisation - with some hilarious Scottish accents! - with Ian Carmichael always suave, urbane and taking us gently through the mysteries of inter-wars Britain. A great story, well told and very, very enjoyable, even third time around. More please!?

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