Mrs. Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband's medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is too much evidence against Mrs. Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.
Written by Anthony Berkeley, a founder of the celebrated Detection Club who also found fame under the pen name Francis Iles, the story saw the return of Roger Sheringham, the Golden Age's breeziest - and booziest - detective.
''Anthony Berkeley is the supreme master not of the 'twist' but of the 'double-twist'.'' (Milward Kennedy in the Sunday Times)
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Appalling. Dreadful plot & unlikeable characters.
If it had been a different book!
Both of the main male characters and the fact that the plot is not only pointless but immensely dull.
Aside from the fact the plot has no meaning, the author - and by default his male characters - make James Bond look like a feminist icon. I've never listened to an audible book before that both bored and offended me. The only good thing about this book was that it lulled me to sleep on a long flight.
- LH, England