Thou Shell of Death
by Nicholas Blake (Collins, 1936); audiobook read by Kris Dyer (Bolinda, 2015)
A marked improvement on the first book. Nigel Strangeways appears from the outset and isn’t so abstruse in puzzling out the murder(s). Still, he remains slow on the uptake—less dazzling detective, more scatter-brained dilettante bumbling his way through a crossword puzzle.