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In the Teeth of the Evidence

Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14
Narrated by: Jane McDowell
Series: New Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The 14th book featuring Lord Peter is a collection of short stories: 17 little masterpieces of crime writing.

In In the Teeth of the Evidence, all that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body.... An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer.

©1939 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Susan
  • 15-09-2016

New narrator required

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Personally, I'd prefer Ian Carmichael to narrate all Dorothy L Sayers' books, but if that's not possible there must be someone better than Jane McDowell. Her timing is poor and her delivery very stilted, in my view.

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  • Mrs Debra Phillips
  • 29-11-2015

Disappointing

Nowhere on the front of this did it say it was short stories. Only one was a Lord Peter. I found it disappointing.

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  • Aisling
  • 05-01-2016

Sold a pig in a poke

This book is advertised as Lord Peter Wimsey but it is a collection of very boring short stories. I didn't enjoy it and feel I was mislead by the blurb Ill be more careful to "google" titles before I buy again
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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-03-2019

Don't buy this if you are a Wimsey fan.

Description does not mention that it is a collection of short stories. Only one of them is a Wimsey story. I would not have bought this if description had been more accurate.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 10-01-2019

In the Teeth of the Evidence

This short story is a great little story, the rest are also short my story books but not Lord Peter Wimsey one's.