The Cambridge Murders : Sir Richard Cherrington

  • by Glyn Daniel
  • Narrated by Peter Wickham
  • Series: Sir Richard Cherrington
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fisher College at Cambridge lies between St John’s and Trinity Colleges. Here one morning the bed makers and gyps, clamouring for admission on the last day of term were admitted to find, lying across the path, the body of one of the college porters.
The murder of the porter begins a mystery which deepens when it is found that the unpopular Dean of the college is missing. The search for the murderer is conducted in part by the police and partly by the Vice President of Fisher College Sir Richard Cherrington, an eminent but slightly eccentric archaeologist with a penchant for amateur detection.


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Enjoyable but overlong and repetitive

I was intrigued by the murder mystery in the book but the constant repetition of the clues and suspect statements made it hard to sustain my interest. The case is looked at by three different individuals, an eccentric college don and archaeologist, a local police inspector, and a Scotland Yard man. They spend so much of their time analyzing the same information, both internally and in spoken dialogue, that the story loses momentum and fizzles at the end. The reader sees little of an actual investigation.

I was especially taken aback when mild manner archeologist and Fisher College vice-president, Sir Richard Cherrington, goes off on a long diatribe about human suffering after he unmasks the killer. It was totally out of character.
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- Marie

Sherlock Would Be Proud

Good old fashioned detective work updated skillfully. A regular "Who Done It" written so smoothly updated that I didn't think of Sherlock until it was over.
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- Shadmac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2016
  • Publisher: Soundings