Summary

Christopher Kent, worth a quarter of a million pounds yet not a penny in his pocket, stands hungrily in Piccadilly one snowy morning looking up at the huge hotel when a piece of card bearing a number floats down to him.
He enters the hotel and is served with breakfast, giving the waiter the room number to charge. Then an unlucky chance compels him to go up to room 707. Inside a woman lies murdered in a trunk. Kent needs to prove his innocence fast and calls Dr Gideon Fell to investigate - but there’s been another murder, and Dr Fell must figure out what connects them.
©2017 John Dickson-Carr (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheryl Mason on 07-11-17

One of the best

First, thank you to Audible for finally bringing John Dickson Carr to us at last.

This is a nice little mystery. I'd read it a few years ago and could remember who did it but not how or why. Famous for his locked room mysteries, John Dickson Carr makes this a locked room mystery without the "locked room" so to speak.

As usual with a lot of authors, the majority of the clues lie at the start of the book, within maybe the first three or four chapters so by the end you've forgotten them. This is always a neat trick if you can pull it off, of which Dickson Carr is a master. As with the characters, you will be guessing wrongly throughout the book and then realise all the answers were there all the time.

As for narration, this is one of the best narrations of a book that I have found in years. The voices are all extremely well done, the pace is perfect and the Jonathan Keeble has a beautiful voice for this work.

On the whole, brilliant! Thanks, Audible, can we have some more please?

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on 24-12-17

Perfect marriage of material and performance

This is my first Dickson Carr - so can’t say if it’s representative of his other works; but it’s well-written - witty, detailed, pacey - and has a vast array of suspects. But the icing on the cake is the performance- Jonathan Keeble masters narration, accents, male and female voices with an ease which does not draw attention to itself but enhances the storytelling. I’ll keep an ear out for anything else this chap has narrated.

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