Society's eligible women are in mourning. Lord Peter Wimsey has married at last, having finally succeeded in his ardent pursuit of the lovely mystery novelist Harriet Vane.
The two depart for a tranquil honeymoon in a country farmhouse but find, instead of a well-prepared love nest, the place left in a shambles by the previous owner.
His sudden appearance, dead from a broken skull in the cellar, only prompts more questions.
Why would anyone have wanted to kill old Mr Noakes? What dark secrets had he to hide? The honeymoon is over, as Lord Peter and Harriet Vane start their investigations.
Suspicion is rife and everyone seems to have something to hide, from the local constable to the housekeeper.
Wimsey and his wife can think of plenty of theories, but it's not until they discover a vital fact that the identity of the murderer becomes clear. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 25 mins.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 17/01/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780563525479
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Review by themulhern
Runs a bit fast and ends up a bit confusing. The overt uxoriousness is annoying. I expect the book is a bit better, but it may be a bit worse as well. The murder is well-done and the clues are set right before the reader very nicely.
Review by shanaqui
I really don't want to be on the last radioplay (though I suppose the Paton Walsh books might've been recorded too?). By this point in reading the books, I was in love with both Peter and Harriet and I never wanted to leave them. It's worse coming to the book a second time -- and with the fact that it's a full cast audiobook. (And I've been watching Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter in the mini-series, too.)<br/><br/>They managed to keep the balance between the mystery and the new marriage very well, in this adaptation. Although by this point I'm flaily over Peter and Harriet's marriage, so I don't know how a person starting with this one would feel. Probably not as enraptured as I did -- but really, very enjoyable.<br/><br/>And now I don't know what to do with my life while I crochet. No one's quite like Ian Carmichael as Peter Wimsey.