Retail pak Brilliance Audio 2002
CS ISBN 1587887940 $32.95 Eight cassettes
Hitchcock Sewell owns a funeral home, hence the hearse in the title. When Hitch's friend, nightclub owner Shrimp Martin, is shot, Hitch finds out when his ex-lover, Lucy Taylor, shows up with the smoking gun. So why does Shrimp die somewhat later at the hospital of a stab wound to the heart? Hitchcock investigates, bringing listeners into contact with a cast of highly unlikable suspects. Bruce Riezen has an amicable enough voice and handles accents well but still has a hard time rising above the convoluted plot and biting dialogue. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 02]
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