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Publisher's Summary

Sayers' most renowned amateur detective, the engaging and amusing Lord Peter Wimsey, sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a nude corpse, wearing a golden pince-nez, in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes that will hold the listener spellbound with anticipation.Dorothy L. Sayers, long considered one of the top mystery authors of our day, has excelled herself in this delightfully macabre tale, a truly rare find for anyone interested in top-flight crime fiction.
©1995 Dorothy L. Sayers; (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"The tale is better written and has a good deal more characterization than one finds in the average detective story." (New York Times)
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By Roxane on 06-17-10

Five stars, and yet. . .

. . . this is perhaps not one of Sayers's most memorable mysteries, but one of the few that is available. I wish that Audible carried more of her titles.

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By Anne on 12-19-08

Not completely unabridged

This is an excellent entry in the Sayers line of work with Lord Peter Wimsey, and the reading works well.
However, part of the text was left out. For one not already familiar with the story, the missing piece may cause a little confusion coming into the conclusion. On the other hand, maybe it wouldn't be noticeable to someone who hasn't reread most of Sayers' novels several times!

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By Mrs on 03-13-14

totally inappropriate narration

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I like the book enormously, but found the narration impossible. I gave up listening before the end of the third chapter, and have deleted it from my mp3 player to free space for something worth while.

What was most disappointing about Dorothy L. Sayers’s story?

The story is fine, but not as performed in this version - choose another narrator and enjoy it!

What didn’t you like about Nadia May’s performance?

The voices given to Wimsey and Bunter were completely inappropriate. Wimsey is a cultivated, upper class Englishman, not a vulgar cheeky chappy, and Bunter should be a properly self-effacing gentleman's gentleman.

Any additional comments?

I won't be buying other books narrated by Nadia May.

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By Dominic Gill on 02-02-15

terrible reading!

The reader of this is really not a very good reader. I found her extremely difficult to listen to.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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