Trent's Last Case (The Woman in Black)

Edmund Clerihew BENTLEY (1875 - 1956)

Trent's Last Case (US title The Woman in Black) is actually the first novel in which gentleman sleuth Philip Trent appears. The novel is a whodunit whose unique place in the history of detective fiction is because it is at the same time the first major send-up of that very genre: Not only does Trent fall in love with one of the primary suspects — usually considered a no-no — he also, after painstakingly collecting all the evidence, draws all the wrong conclusions. Convinced that he has tracked down the murderer of a business tycoon who was shot in his mansion, he is told by the real perpetrator over dinner what mistakes in the logical deduction of the solution of the crime he has made. On hearing what really happened, Trent vows that he will never again attempt to dabble in crime detection. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 PROLOGUE (BAD NEWS) Katie Gibboney
00:16:46
Play 01 KNOCKING THE TOWN ENDWAYS Katie Gibboney
00:13:34
Play 02 BREAKFAST Katie Gibboney
00:28:44
Play 03 HANDCUFFS IN THE AIR Katie Gibboney
00:52:47
Play 04 POKING ABOUT Jc Guan
00:29:29
Play 05 MR. BUNNER ON THE CASE Katie Gibboney
00:16:55
Play 06 THE LADY IN BLACK Katie Gibboney
00:21:35
Play 07 THE INQUEST Maire Rhode
00:11:32
Play 08 A HOT SCENT Maire Rhode
00:12:41
Play 09 THE WIFE OF DIVES Maire Rhode
00:19:55
Play 10 "HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED" Maire Rhode
00:36:20
Play 11 EVIL DAYS redabrus
00:19:17
Play 12 ERUPTION redabrus
00:42:13
Play 13 WRITING A LETTER redabrus
00:08:37
Play 14 DOUBLE CUNNING redabrus
01:06:01
Play 15 THE LAST STRAW redabrus
00:28:26