The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, CD-Audio Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Peter Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favourite chair.

A straighforward death by natural causes? Perhaps...but why can no-one remember seeing the general the day he died? And, who is the mysterious Mr. Oliver? Lord Peter moves between London and Paris, salon and suburbs, to unfold the intriguing case.

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.


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781846071485

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Not my favourite when I read it, I remember, and rather too predictable, I think. I remembered most of the twists and turns, and figured out what I didn't. The best part about this radioplay was Wimsey and Parker and Wimsey figuring out to some extent that his meddling messes things up and gets people into trouble. Decidedly lacking in Bunter, though.<br/><br/>I really forgot how long it takes for there to be much of an overarching plot. I think it took until Harriet Vane enters the scene for me to be entirely hooked.<br/><br/>Of course, now I already know and love Peter Wimsey, so it's different with the radioplays, but still... I'm rather tempted to skip onto Strong Poison.

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Superb BBC full cast dramatisation, with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter. If you're a Sayers fan, this radio dramatisation is well worth getting.

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