When Sir Charles Airdrie, owner of Dreams Castle in the Scottish Highlands, gives young Vernon Lathaby - a flamboyant young exhibitionist - permission to search the Isle of Erran for buried treasure, Lathaby takes along his tough hanger-on, ‘Digger Henderson’. However, cautious of being swindled by his partner, Lathaby takes out insurance to protect him, so Miles Bredon is dispatched by the suspicious Incredible Insurance Company to keep a watchful eye on proceedings.
- Lean & Green
Can't get past reader.
Would you try another book from Ronald Knox and/or Barnaby Edwards?
The unnatural staccato cadence of the reader made this unpleasant to listen to. I gave up after 45 minutes.
Would you be willing to try another one of Barnaby Edwards’s performances?
- Paul Cook
The most typical mystery from Knox
Knox other mystery stories are all deconstructions or satires of the genre, but in this, his last work, he decided to play it strait. It definitely feels like a send-off to the series with many recurring characters. Like a good mystery, it felt really simple when I knew what happened and felt dumb for not figuring it out earlier, but I felt totally lost until it was revealed to me. There's a lot of clues and it follows fair play rules so you can figure it out. Sadly the story felt too stretched out and may have had too large a cast for it's own good so it's one of my least favorite of his books, it's still a good mystery though.