Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 0736694455 $80.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0736696067 $96.00/ $19.95(R) Twelve CDs
In the most recent installment in P.D. James's hugely popular series featuring Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard, a trustee of the quirky Dupayne Museum has been brutally murdered. Many of the large cast of characters might have done the deed, and, to complicate matters, James adds numerous subplots. It's all adroitly done and great fun--James at her best. Charles Keating is expert with both the narration and the wide range of characters. He is particularly talented at creating accents and speech patterns that illuminate personalities. While he is generally better with male voices than female ones, that is true for many male narrators and isn't a serious quibble. An utterly involving listen. R.E.K.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]