Trent's Last Case
E. C. Bentley

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Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Duration: 7 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

Written in 1912 as a light-hearted reaction against the solemnity of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Trent’s Last Case, with its ingeniously twisting plot and cheerfully self-mocking hero, is the first classic of the golden age of English detective fiction.

When a powerful and ruthless American millionaire is found murdered in his English country garden, Philip Trent—English painter, poetry lover, and amateur detective—delves into the crime. He successively uncovers three different, plausible solutions to the murder, and in the process, comes face to face with his own fallibility, in detection and in romance.

Genre

Classic crime and mystery fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Classic fiction, Crime and mystery fiction

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“One of the seminal novels of the mystery genre.”

New York Times

“One of the three best detective stories ever written.”

Agatha Christie

“The finest detective story of modern times.”

G. K. Chesterton

“It is the one detective story of the present century which I am certain will go down to posterity as a classic. It is a masterpiece.”