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Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Jan 02, 2012

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bookshelves: audio, crime, mystery
Read from December 30, 2011 to January 02, 2012

Five Red Herrings was probably my least favourite of the Wimsey books, and I found it rather infuriating as a radioplay, too. One entire episode was given over to people all expounding wrong theories about the murderer -- theories which I knew to be wrong. The end of the episode, where Peter says they're all wrong, is the highlight of the whole thing, and couldn't come soon enough.

The mystery itself is interesting, but far too convoluted.

The casting was pretty good, though I missed Gabriel Wolf as Inspector Parker -- whoever read his lines wasn't quite right.
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