Mrs. Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband's medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is too much evidence against Mrs. Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.
Written by Anthony Berkeley, a founder of the celebrated Detection Club who also found fame under the pen name Francis Iles, the story saw the return of Roger Sheringham, the Golden Age's breeziest - and booziest - detective.
''Anthony Berkeley is the supreme master not of the 'twist' but of the 'double-twist'.'' (Milward Kennedy in the Sunday Times)
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Not really. It was not bad, but had so many characters that it was a difficult book to listen to as opposed to reading. When one reads a book one can flip back to refresh the memory as to whom the character is.