Striding Folly: Three Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

Striding Folly: Three Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

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Overview

Three perplexing puzzles-and three inimitable Wimsey solutions-told with wit, humor, and suspense. Narrator Ian Carmichael, the quintessential Lord Peter, provides great entertainment with his talented performance of these three stories. In "Striding Folly," a frightening dream provides a haunting premonition. A house numbered thirteen is in a street of even numbers, and a dead man was never alive in "The Haunted Policeman." And "Talboys" sees Lord Peter's own children accused of theft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572702233
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 11/07/2002
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Series , #1972
Edition description: Unabridged Edition
Pages: 2
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers (1923-1957) was an English-born author of novels, short stories, poetry, essays, reviews, and translations. She is best known for her detective fiction, considered among the classics of the genre, and for her amateur detective character, Lord Peter Wimsey.

Ian Carmichael (1920-2010) appeared in a vast number of television productions, including The Importance of Being Earnest and the outstandingly successful The World of Wooster series for BBC TV. He portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in several series for television and starred in two seasons of Strathblair. His film appearances included Lucky Jim, The Lady Vanishes, and Heaven's Above.

Date of Birth:

June 13, 1893

Date of Death:

December 17, 1957

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England

Education:

B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Striding Folly 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is only 64 pages long! Counting the tiny little biography at the end. Don't waste your money on it. Talk about a huge regret and I can't be reimbursed! Thanks for even allowing a scam like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook has no reason to rook customers this way but continues to do so untill an irate reviewer blows a whistle there were two short stories one was about stollen peaches tallboys and other about a fake murder seen thru mail slot a prank while peter is awaiting birth of his son there was one or two shorts with his young nephew "gerkins" treasure map in old book
name99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I almost awlays get nothing out of crime fiction, and this was no exceptionI listened to this, just like I'll be listening to a few other hallowed crime authors to give them a chance, but certainly this did nothing to change my mind; this remains a genre I can live without.
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audio version of this collection of three Lord Peter Wimsey stories. The second story, "The Haunted Policeman", takes place on the night that Wimsey's first son is born. The third story, "Tallboys", finds the oldest Wimsey son, Bredon, following in his father's footsteps. After Bredon confesses to stealing a couple of peaches from a neighbor's tree, the neighbor soon discovers all of his prize-winning peaches missing. In order to clear his son's name, Lord Peter takes up the investigation into the missing peaches with the same attention to detail with which he investigates murders. Father and son also get up to a bit of mischief involving a disagreeable house guest. Unfortunately, I have a defective CD, so I missed the resolution of the first story because I couldn't get that track to play. Lord Peter had a small role in that story, though, so I didn't find it as interesting as the other two stories.These stories aren't the best of Sayers work. However, I enjoyed them particularly for their portrayal of Wimsey's family life. This wouldn't be the place to start the Wimsey books, but most Sayers fans will want this in their collections. I found Ian Carmichael's narration difficult to follow in the car. His voice is low-pitched and breathy, and road noise often made it hard to distinguish some of the words. I'll be looking for a print copy to read the parts that I missed on the audio version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Frustrating. An expensive book of three mysteries for a total of 68 pages; including, non-story pages. All 3 are Wimsey tales. The 1st is not good. Sayers tried for atmospheric and otherworldly, but it was just pretentious and stupid. Also, Wimsey barely peeks in near the end. The 2nd one is interesting, and it takes place during the birth of Peter's 1st kid. The final mystery takes place at Talboys. Harriet and Peter have been married 7 years, and they have 3 small boys. It's charming and fun. The really irritating thing about this collection of shorts is that the last 2 are, to me, the best short stories she ever wrote. That being said, it's not worth the cost.
justme0 More than 1 year ago
great stories but wasn't really clear from description how little of this book was story.