The Biter Bit by Wilkie Collins audiobook

The Biter Bit

By Wilkie Collins
Read by Cathy Dobson

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1.10 Hours Unabridged
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William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories and was a great friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens.The Biter Bit is a detective story with a twist. A rookie investigator, Matthew Sharpin, has been thrust on Scotland Yard with instructions to try him out on a case. He is assigned the case currently being worked on by experienced officer Sergeant Bulmer. Sharpin has a very high opinion of his own capabilities, which leaves him in a minority of one, as it is clear to everyone around him that he is a bumbling idiot.The story is told through the correspondence of the key characters, with Sharpin's rambling and incompetent reports taking centre stage. When it turns out, however, that Sharpin is not only inept but also corrupt, Chief Inspector Theakstone brings Sergeant Bulmer back onto the case, sending him Sharpin's reports and telling him that based on these, he ought to be able to solve the case in five minutes.Bulmer is, of course, able to correctly interpret the evidence, which Sharpin has seen but failed to understand. But can the clever listener do the same?

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William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories and was a great friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens.The Biter Bit is a detective story with a twist. A rookie investigator, Matthew Sharpin, has been thrust on Scotland Yard with instructions to try him out on a case. He is assigned the case currently being worked on by experienced officer Sergeant Bulmer. Sharpin has a very high opinion of his own capabilities, which leaves him in a minority of one, as it is clear to everyone around him that he is a bumbling idiot.The story is told through the correspondence of the key characters, with Sharpin's rambling and incompetent reports taking centre stage. When it turns out, however, that Sharpin is not only inept but also corrupt, Chief Inspector Theakstone brings Sergeant Bulmer back onto the case, sending him Sharpin's reports and telling him that based on these, he ought to be able to solve the case in five minutes.Bulmer is, of course, able to correctly interpret the evidence, which Sharpin has seen but failed to understand. But can the clever listener do the same?

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Author Bio: Wilkie Collins

Author Bio: Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Instead, he devoted his time to writing and is best known for his novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone, which has been called the finest detective story ever written. A number of his works were collaborations with his close friend, Charles Dickens. The Woman in White so gripped the imagination of the world that Wilkie Collins had his own tombstone inscribed: “Author of The Woman in White.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English