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By Bruce on 12-01-14
A more subtle mystery
Would you listen to Wycliffe and the House of Fear again? Why?
Certainly as it evokes memories with its setting of many enjoyable holidays in the county
What was one of the most memorable moments of Wycliffe and the House of Fear?
Scenes in the house which clearly showed all the family were burdened by an overwhelming recall of family history.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Probably the scene where the body of the second wife was discovered.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. I like to savour the books rather than rush them
By Peter Weatherby on 01-19-15
Having seen the tv series many years ago, I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed. The characters of the principal family are well drawn and the mystery has the usual twists and turns.
Wycliffe himself, though, and Lane and Kersey are rather undeveloped. There is very little of the probing of the psychology of the detectives nor much mention of their private lives which most contemporary murder mysteries explore. Tale well told though.
The only other Wycliffe books in audible are abridged - which is a pity, though they are read by Jack Shepherd who played Wycliffe on the TV: but generally I find abridged books dissatisfying.
More Wycliffe please!
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