Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736695761 $63.00 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 0736699465 $72.00 Eight CDs
Great writing meets great performance in this historical mystery set in late eighteenth-century London. Jeremy Proctor has been apprenticed to the blind magistrate John Fielding of the Bow Street Court from the time he was 13. In this tenth entry in the series, he's working toward his goal of studying law and trying to hold off his pending engagement to the feisty Clarissa. When a little girl's brutalized body is found washed ashore, the investigation leads him into the intriguing world of horse racing and the sordid underworld of child selling. A twisting plot is enhanced by colorful characters, a textured historical setting, an exploration of class and justice, dry humor, and the rich use of language. John Lee captures each character with depth and nuance; his deep, resonant voice and proper British accent are pitch perfect. E.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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