Summary

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 eighth appearance (and the second book featuring Harriet Vane), he solves a murder on a deserted English beach. With an introduction by Elizabeth George.
A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear...
The young woman is the celebrated detective novelist Harriet Vane, once again drawn against her will into a murder investigation in which she herself could be a suspect. Lord Peter Wimsey is only too eager to help her clear her name.
©1932 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Arwen on 29-12-15

Story fab, reader must be replaced

I love the Lord Peter Wimsey books and listening to them could be a real treat if it wasn't for the awful reader. She misses commas, mispronounces words and overall sometimes makes it hard to understand what she is reading. Her French accent has been learned from a computer and she doesn't know what she is saying! Please, please have someone else read these gorgeous books, someone with a more pleasant voice who can actually read? I've got three books read by her and I'm not getting more, not because of the stories - they are fab, that goes without saying - but because of that unpleasant, sharp voice and the total lack of understanding what she's reading.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Brixtonian on 14-11-15

Terrible narration

The book is narrated in a lifeless monotone. Characterisation is particularly poor and and conversational passages are utterly dreadful.

Wimsey is not well served by this joyless rendition.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By GeoMat on 01-01-18

A great Sayers-Wimsey combination

The above combination and With Harriet Vane..this is a brilliant book. In typical Sayers style..the mystery unpeels like an omion, in so many layers...Enjoyed the plot and more so the performance. Thanks.

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