Library Ed. Recorded Books 2009
CS ISBN 978-1-4361-5688-2 $61.75 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436156905 $92.75 Eight CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
This entry in the popular series will appeal to both mystery lovers and history buffs as it weaves facts about Thomas Jefferson and his descendants with the story of a corpse discovered at his beloved home, Monticello. Narrator Kate Forbes shows her talent as she crafts voices for human, feline, and canine characters alike. She aptly portrays Mrs. Murphy, the gentle feline leader, with confident tones. Further, she reveals the depths of amateur sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harrison with emotion as she converses about her failed marriage, longtime friendships, and work as a small-town postmistress. At times, the story seems overloaded with facts about Monticello, horses, and veterinary medicine, but Forbes's smooth narrative style will keep the listener's attention. K.M.D. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]
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