Roger Sheringham

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 87 ratings

The Wychford Poisoning Case: A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel (The Detective Club) Summary

Mrs. Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband's medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is too much evidence against Mrs. Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.

Written by Anthony Berkeley, a founder of the celebrated Detection Club who also found fame under the pen name Francis Iles, the story saw the return of Roger Sheringham, the Golden Age's breeziest - and booziest - detective.

©1926 Anthony Berkeley (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • The Wychford Poisoning Case: A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel (The Detective Club)

    • By: Anthony Berkeley, Tony Medawar - introduction
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Mrs. Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband's medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is too much evidence against Mrs. Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Appalling. Dreadful plot & unlikeable characters.

    • By LH, England on 12-08-17

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • The Silk Stocking Murders: A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel (The Detective Club)

    • By: Anthony Berkeley, Tony Medawar - introduction
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Investigating the disappearance of a vicar's daughter in London, the popular novelist and amateur detective Roger Sheringham is shocked to discover that the girl is already dead, found hanging from a screw by her own silk stocking. Reports of similar deaths across the capital strengthen his conviction that this is no suicide cult but the work of a homicidal maniac out for vengeance - a desperate situation requiring desperate measures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of his best

    • By Mr. Stephen Lloyd on 23-10-18

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  • Book 5

    • The Poisoned Chocolates Case

    • By: Anthony Berkeley
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Graham and Joan Bendix have apparently succeeded in making that eighth wonder of the modern world, a happy marriage. And into the middle of it there drops, like a clap of thunder, a box of chocolates. Joan Bendix is killed by a poisoned box of liqueur chocolates that cannot have been intended for her to eat. The police investigation rapidly reaches a dead end. Chief Inspector Moresby calls on Roger Sheringham and his Crimes Circle - six amateur but intrepid detectives - to consider the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic from the Golden Age

    • By Bibliomaniac on 20-06-18

    Regular price: £19.29

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