The Viaduct Murder

  • by Ronald Knox
  • Narrated by Mike Grady
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Marryatt (the clergyman), Carmichael (the retired don), Reeves (the former member of the military intelligence), and Gordon (the vacationing golfer) are playing golf in Paston Oatvile when Reeves slices his drive from the third tee. In searching for the ball, they come upon the dead body of Mr. Brotherhood below the railroad viaduct. When they find Brotherhood’s hat 15 yards away from the body, they suspect dirty work is afoot, and so the foursome sets out to solve his murder.
A witty, clever and thoroughly delightful classic British mystery story, The Viaduct Murder is the first of Ronald Knox’s detective novels and the only one that does not include Miles Bredon.


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Customer Reviews

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A Slightly Academic Who-Dunnit

Certainly this book was well read and it kept my attention. I was not familiar with Ronald Knox's work before and I look forward to exploring more of his work. I do not want to spoil your enjoyment by revealing the plot. I would, however, note that there is something of a dry, academic feel to this book as the evidence is reviewed over and over again as theory is piled on top of theory. That said, I shall certainly listen to it again and, I suspect enjoy it all the more the second time around!
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- Chris

Entertaining, clever, (but not pure whodunit)

What made the experience of listening to The Viaduct Murder the most enjoyable?

Entertainingly written.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A more wholehearted commitment to detective convention. Finished the book with rather a feeling that I had had my leg pulled by a very clever author.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Liked -The non-dialogue parts.
Disliked - the dialogue - poorly differentiated, the characters seemed mostly to be old-buffer robots.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I would like to try some others by Ronald Knox to see if he can take the genre a bit more seriously.

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- Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios