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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. In his tenth appearance, he takes a job as an advertising copywriter to expose a ruthless killer.
Victor Dean fell to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, but no one seems to be sorry. Until an inquisitive new copywriter joins the firm and asks some awkward questions....
Disguised as his disreputable cousin, Death Bredon, Lord Peter Wimsey takes a job - one that soon draws him into a vicious network of blackmailers and drug pedlars.
Five people will die before Wimsey unravels a sinister and deadly plot....
©1933 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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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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By S Nicholson on 12-30-17


Excellent reading of classic novel. Sayer worked in advertising herself so the description of the workplace is accurate

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By Retriever470 on 08-07-15

Pure Sayers ruined by pronunciation of Bredon

What made the experience of listening to Murder Must Advertise the most enjoyable?

The strength of Sayers plotting and the twists of the plot.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

If the narrator had listened to someone actually reading On Bredon Hill.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I could not come to grips with Wimseys's name pronounced as "breddon". It is pronounced "Breedun" . Spend two minutes finding On Bredon Hill - which is referred to in the text, making this an unforgivable error- on YouTube. It grated so very much. If the narrator didn't know or research this, then the editor should have. A pathetic and unnecessary mistake which had me clenching my fists on each hearing. Listen to the dramatised version with Ian Carmichael. A brilliant production and the one I should have bought.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Get the editors to do their homework.

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By Maxine on 11-19-15


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, depending on the friend's tastes. It was a good yarn. An unexpectedly interesting thing about it was the time when it was written (first published in 1933). I enjoyed the portrayal of aspects of life at that time - the advertising business, drugs, office life for men and women - written naturally when it was all contemporary, rather than as nostalgia or social commentary. I liked the fact that it was normal - and rather dashing - for Lord PW to put on a monocle.

What did you like best about this story?

Lively characters, good writing, fun.

Any additional comments?

This is the first Dorothy L Sayers book that I've read. I'll definitely be reading more.

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By Anna Thierry-Higgins on 10-23-17

Brilliant all around

Lord Peter will always be superb (and incredibly sexy!). Sayers' cricket match is fiction's best. What I don't understand is the general braying about Jane McDowell's narration. I have many audible books and her voice is up with the best. For a woman to narrate male characters is just as plausible as the reverse. Bravo all around.

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