Trent's Last Case

  • by E. C. Bentley
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written in 1912 as a light-hearted reaction against the solemnity of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Trent's Last Case, with its ingeniously twisting plot and cheerfully self-mocking hero, is the first classic of the golden age of English detective fiction.When a powerful and ruthless American millionaire is found murdered in his English country garden, Philip Trent - English painter, poetry lover, and amateur detective - delves into the crime. He successively uncovers three different, plausible solutions to the murder, and in the process, comes face to face with his own fallibility, in detection and in romance.


What the Critics Say

"One of the three best detective stories ever written." (Agatha Christie)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Easily in top 5 of Classic Murder Mysteries

Trent's last case is the best of the series on the amateur sleuth.
Admired by Benson's contemporaries, Sayers, Christie and others, this book often tops the list of favourites in their own genre by his fellow professionals'. Is there higher praise?
It is easily five stars for me, and highly recommended to all those who love classic murder mysteries. LF London.
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Surprisingly good

What made the experience of listening to Trent's Last Case the most enjoyable?

Excellent reader and very good story. I had not read any of his books before but would like to now.

What did you like best about this story?

Unexpected twists and turns. Beautifully read.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The end. It was very surprising and satisfying .

Any additional comments?

First chapter is slow but stick with it! From chapter 2 it is totally gripping!

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- A. Smedley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-04-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.