Written in reaction against the solemnity of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Trent's Last Case, with its ingeniously twisting plot and cheerfully self-mocking hero, is the first classic of the golden age of English detective fiction.
A powerful and ruthless American capitalist is found dead in the garden of his English country house. But why is he not wearing his false teeth? Why is his young widow so relieved at his death? The artist and amateur detective Philip Trent arrives to find that there is more to the case than the solving of a puzzle: he must also accept his own fallibility, in detection and in romance. The only edition available in print, Trent's Last Case is the prototype of the modern detective novel.
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Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named ""The Voice of Choice"" by ""Booklist"" magazine.From AudioFile:
This classic murder mystery is pure English delight--both as written and read. This, the author's first, was written in 1912 and still is fascinating today. Trent, a freelance reporter and investigator who has given up his detective work, is lured back by his editor to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy English baron. What he finds out, however, is never printed. Christopher Kay captures each moment as his Shakespearean voice moves from scene to scene. The listener is transported to turn-of-century England and learns little by little who and what caused the death of the powerful, vicious financier. Once immersed in this classic whodunit, you won't want to return to the present. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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