As a trail of murder is laid amongst the llama droppings, the world's second greatest detective goes undercover to solve the mystery.
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"Absolutely outrageous, absolutely hysterical." (Daily Telegraph)
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"Good Story, Pity About The Narration"
M J Trow gives a new slant on Conan Doyle's Lestrade.
Sergeant (later Inspector) Lestrade hunts a killer in Sanger's circus of Victorian times learning that "nothing is at it appears in a circus".
I have read this book before & enjoyed it so downloaded the audio version expecting the same pleasure. I don't know why the author decided to narrate his books but in my opinion it was a big mistake. M J Trow does not narrate his story well which is a great pity.
"Interesting, well-written novel - poor narration"
The interesting story line, notable characters, and amusing dialog made this book enjoyable.
The narrator’s omnipresent, loud breathing was too much of a distraction from the story.
"Good story problem narration"
Thi story has good pace, great characters, lots of plot twists and a good measure of humour to keep the reader reading. But, it is read by the author and this lets it down. It sounds as though he is reading with a mouthful of drink which is very distracting from what is a very worthwhile and entertaining audio book.
I first read this series of books about 15 yrs ago they definitely stand up to a second visit. I wish they had a different reader
Yes with another narrator
Full of unashamedly bad puns, cultural allusions, often in very bad taste, it's a bit like "I'm sorry, I haven't a clue" with corpses. Don't expect historical accuracy or great literature, but it's entertaining, fast moving, and very, very silly....
at the beginning of the story I thought I had made a big mistake in buying this book but as soon as sergeant lestrade came on the scene and then joined the circus it became good.
I had no problems with m.j. trow's performance of the book. he did the accents well bringing the book to life. not many author's can perform their own books.
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