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Extended Audio Sample The Moving Toyshop (Unabridged), by Edmund Crispin
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edmund Crispin Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Arriving late at night for a holiday in Oxford, the poet Richard Cadogan stumbles across the body of a dead woman in a toyshop. When he returns with the police, the toyshop is a grocery store, and there is no sign of the corpse.

Cadogan joins forces with the eccentric Professor Gervase Fen to solve the mystery. Battling with limerick clues, an unusual will, an impossible murder, and disappearing evidence, the bookish duo rampage through the university town, determined to find answers.

Crispin's most famous novel, The Moving Toyshop is fast-paced, funny and full of entertaining literary puzzles. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/13/2014

    " Perhaps I had my hopes too high with so many great reviews of this book. While it was certainly a serviceable mystery, I found it hard to like and care about the characters. When that is the case, I need a VERY good puzzle. I didn't get one. With so many of the people who reported facts about the murder being suspects it was hard for me to take the mystery part of it really seriously. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Aditi | 1/1/2014

    " Does not really work as a murder mystery/detective fiction since the whole crime seems to be very obviously reverse engineered keeping the detective in mind. A lot of implausible jumping to conclusions without any detection or reason, wild red herrings that didn't really make sense. I liked Gervase Fen, Richard Cadogan and the descriptions of Oxford which were quite hilarious. Did not enjoy the detective element of it though, even though this book comes quite highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 12/31/2013

    " Crispin creates wonderful plotlines, trickier mysteries, and injects a huge sense of fun into the whole whodunnit genre. And it's impossible not to adore the way Fen continues to refer to the author who created him! Some of the Don's suggested book titles almost sounded as though they came from said-author's pen...! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 12/26/2013

    " fun read love crispins literary allusions. "

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