Five Red Herrings

Version: Abridged
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Narrator: Ian Carmichael , A Full Cast
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: April 2014
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 34 minutes
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The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature s most popular creations. Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization.

When the body of Sandy Campbell is found at the foot of a cliff near the small town of Kircdubright, members of the local constabulary are convinced that the argumentative painter is the victim of a tragic accident. But when Lord Peter Wimsey turns up, the hunt begins for an ingenious killer. Faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for murder, the aristocratic amateur sleuth must deduce which are the five red herrings and which has blood on his hands."

Author Details

Author Details

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Dorothy L. Sayers is the author of novels, short stories, poetry collections, essays, reviews and translations. Although she was a noted Christian scholar, she is most known for her detective fiction. Born in 1893, she was one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University. Her first book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, "Whose Body?, " was published in 1923 and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared. Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century.

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