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THE ART OF DETECTION

by | Read by Alyssa Bresnahan, Robert Ian Mackenzie

Mystery & Suspense • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

This Kate Martinelli police procedural, which involves a first-person narrative by Sherlock Holmes, cleverly combines King's two ongoing mystery series. Martinelli investigates a murder related to a newly discovered manuscript written by Arthur Conan Doyle on a visit to San Francisco. Alyssa Bresnahan excels in voicing Martinelli and the other female characters, but she's less successful with males, who often sound prepubescent. Robert Ian Mackenzie, who reads the Holmes sections, makes a plausible Sherlock. In fact, he so successfully lures listeners into the story-within-a-story that one often forgets about the "real" murder. Both of the interrelated stories are intriguing, though, and all in all, this is a satisfying production. R.E.K. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1419389076 $44.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 1419396633 $39.99 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN $27.99

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1419305425 $94.75 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 1419389084 $119.75 • Twelve CDs

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