Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694943 $80.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0736695451 $96.00/ $17.95(R) Eleven CDs
Take a dash of down-home "Andy of Mayberry" and a pinch of uptown "Spenser for Hire," and you'll begin to get a feeling for MISSION FLATS. Police Chief Ben Truman is even nicknamed "Opie" by his big-city counterparts. Fans of crime fiction may be put off by the tone and delivery of William Dufris, but if they hang in there, they'll discover they're feeling exactly what they're supposed to. There are few mysteries that fans of the genre can't guess at least a few steps ahead, but this one puts some welcome new moves on the most experienced readers. R.O.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]