Frequent Hearses

  • by Edmund Crispin
  • Narrated by Philip Bird
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stars, Starlets, Floozies, and factotums to the film world - Gervase, Fen suspects them all....
Gervase Fen is more at home in his ivory tower than in a London film studio, but Murder can take place anywhere, and aspiring actress Gloria Scott's suicide definitely looks like murder. Oxford don Gervase Fen is at the film studios to advise about a film biography of Alexander Pope. Gloria Scott appears to have had little reason for wanting to kill herself by jumping off Waterloo bridge, but someone has taken great pains to hide Gloria's real identity, and Gervase Fen's detective nose begins to twitch. When a lecherous cameraman is poisoned before his very eyes, Fen finds himself 'consulting' on a far more familiar matter: murder.


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A Very Pretty Little Mystery

Edmund Crispin always delivered and this book is no exception. The maze sequence towards the end of the book is absolute magic and provides some hints as well. This narrator is perfect for Fen and the voice characterisation is perfect. Crispin seemed to have an aversion to hanging his murderers, so there is always an unusual ending. (I need to do some research into Crispin to find out if he was against capital punishment.) All in all, an extremely riveting listen.
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- Sheryl Mason

an ordinary crime story.

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I have enjoyed the previous books in this series but thought this one was just ok.
it lacked the humour of the other books and although gervase worked out who had done the murders early on it didn't feel like he was in the story very much. it was a letter at the end from the murder which gave more information. .
all in all a bit of a disappointment.
hoping the glimpses of the moon will be better.

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- Mrs. K. I. Richards

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios