No death could have been more welcome than Evan Morgan's, or more fitting for the Welcome Home celebrations in the village of Llanddewi.
For Morgan had spent the war making money and enemies down in the Vale of Glamorgan with about equal facility. In fact, on the night, it seemed as if a whole posse of murderers had beaten a path to the door of the Manor House.
It is left to the ingenuity of Sir Richard Cherrington, an eminent but slightly eccentric archaeologist with a penchant for amateur detection on a visit from Cambridge, to solve this intricate puzzle of motives and alibis.
©1954 The Estate of Glyn Daniel (P)2106 Story Sound
Well read, gripping, atmospheric - as good as a book - probably.
Good post-WW2 setting. Believable central character (straight from "The Cambridge Murders").
Lots of red-herrings and a long run-in to the murder.
None stands out - good variation of tone and accent added to this Welshman's enjoyment greatly.
Certainly a book that my wife returned to at the soonest opportunity - couldn't wait to see whether we had guessed the killer from a long short-list!
We await Glyn Daniel's next book with anticipation.
I really liked the story and the storyteller. I plan to listen to the whole series.
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