Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2005
CS ISBN 184505184X $113.75 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4193-4552-4 $123.75 Fifteen CDs
DD ISBN $59.75
What began in DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD continues in this newest Dalziel and Pascoe adventure. Ex-con Franny Roote used his prison time to get a degree and is on his way to becoming an academic wunderkind. Roote writes complimentary letters to Pascoe, but the young policeman recognizes Roote's passion for vengeance in the sub-text. Shaun Dooley's superbly intelligent performance of Hill's literate investigation into the mind of a deranged killer is chilling. He doesn't miss a single nuance in rendering Roote's weird missives, particularly his discourses on avoiding rape in prison and the theme of revenge in Jacobean tragedy. Mantle's Yorkshire accents are spot-on. He embellishes Hill's psychological insights with vivid, unforgettable characterizations. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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