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  • The Seat of the Scornful

  • By: John Dickson Carr
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The Seat of the Scornful

By: John Dickson Carr
Narrated by: Kris Dyer
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Summary

When the police arrive at the holiday bungalow of the haughty Justice Ireton to find a man killed by gunshot and the high court judge brandishing a pistol, the case seems as straightforward as it is scandalous. Yet, with the incongruous assemblage of physical evidence, the judge's denial of any participation in the crime and the recent events of his daughter's love life combined, the deceptively simple case is soon steeped in complexity.

At a loss in the bizarre circumstances, the local force calls in the larger-than-life sleuth Dr Gideon Fell, who just the previous day had been contending with Ireton's intellect over a game of chess. With Fell and the judge now facing off as detective and suspect, a new battle of wits begins in this fiendishly plotted masterclass of the mystery genre, first published in 1942.

©1942 The Estate of Clarice M. Carr (P)2022 Soundings

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  • Helen W. Meadors
  • 03-12-22

Awful narrator

Prissy voice of the judge and the unnecessary pauses drove me crazy. Never again Kris Dyer!

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  • 23-11-22

One of greatest mystery writers of all time

Interesting, well thought out and enjoyable. Happy to find it on Audible wish all of them come to life on Audible. Very enjoyable.