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
i really love to read or listen to a series of books, and the would be amateur detective in this one is good, we need more.
Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try
The plot was well set with almost the whole community having a good reason for murdering the victim. All the lies and misdirection left me feeling confused. I wanted to know who did it and why. I did warm slightly more to the professor.
The narrator is good and I hope for a better story in the next book.
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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