Five Red Herrings : BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation, CD-Audio

Five Red Herrings : BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation CD-Audio

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The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations.

Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

When Sandy Campbell's body is found at the foot of a cliff near the small town of Kircdubright, the local constabulary are convinced that the argumentative painter is a victim of a tragic accident.

But when Lord Peter Wimsey turns up, the hunt begins for an ingenious killer.

Faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for murder, the aristocratic amateur sleuth must deduce which are the five red herrings and which has blood on his hands.


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780563494270



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Five Red Herrings was probably my least favourite of the Wimsey books, and I found it rather infuriating as a radioplay, too. One entire episode was given over to people all expounding wrong theories about the murderer -- theories which I knew to be wrong. The end of the episode, where Peter says they're all wrong, is the highlight of the whole thing, and couldn't come soon enough.<br/><br/>The mystery itself is interesting, but far too convoluted.<br/><br/>The casting was pretty good, though I missed Gabriel Wolf as Inspector Parker -- whoever read his lines wasn't quite right.

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