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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. The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord 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.
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  • jayneen duffy
  • 11-03-2016

Classic Cozy Mystery

Ms Sayers detective stories are in the cozy mystery camp, not violent and sex is alluded to, not described.

This one is a performance piece with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter. It's entirely enjoyable and a relaxing listen. My only complaint is that Audible hasn't provided the entire Lord Peter series.

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  • Melanie S. Freeman
  • 15-03-2015

Great!

A fun version of this wonderful story. This is really nice for when you are driving. I recommend it highly.

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  • kristina
  • 26-03-2012

Long live Lord Peter Wimsey!

What made the experience of listening to The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

I loved the characters and narration. Was very easy to

What did you like best about this story?

Dorothy Sayers's books are wonderful. Her Lord Peter character is very charming and I love to follow his mysteries.

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  • Jules
  • 24-07-2017

Love Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter

Would you consider the audio edition of The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized) to be better than the print version?

Yes. I enjoy listening to books

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Sort of. I just enjoyed the story

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Lord Peter Winsey is a very interesting person

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Love mysteries. But there was some humor.

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  • 23-02-2015

Absolutely Adore this Play ❤️

I like everything about this funny little drama which is full of twists & turns. A real sleuther by the upper crust amateur detective with the cut glass voice. His charm wins me over every time.

Ian Carmichael is the perfect actor for Whimsy, this part fits him like a glove & it reflects through out this exciting 3 hour long play. A professional cast of names, adds to the perfection.

From beginning to end, these smart Dorothy L. Sayers keep me enthralled. They are such a treat & you will enjoy going back to the 1920's of the upper scallions of society. I have all of the Sayers full cast audio dramas & wish there were more t buy.

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  • Gertrude Perkins
  • 12-06-2018

The ultimate Wimsey performance

If you're a fan of Lord Peter, these dramatisations are the must-have series. Over the years I've had them on audio tape, CD and now have them downloaded. They're a pleasure to listen to. The later books ready by Edward Petherbridge are extremely well read too - it's not hard to picture him as Lord Peter obviously, as he played him in the TV adaptation in the 80s. However, as far as a full cast option goes, these are brilliant.

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