This fifteenth Deryn Lake mystery, featuring John Rawlings, the apothecary and amateur sleuth who solves cases in Georgian England, is beautifully performed by Michael Tudor Barnes. In Hotwell, a spa near Bristol where the fashionable (and the disreputable) take the waters, listeners are immersed in a world of color, rich delicacies, bad odors, an odious fat impostor claiming an inheritance, and a dangerous lunatic. Barnes, with vivid characterizations and a smooth narrative, perfectly depicts the milieu, manners, and persona of a spa town. This is good listening for lovers of period mysteries with familiar characters portrayed by a polished narrator. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]
Trade Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2015
CD ISBN 9781407950150 $79.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781407950167 $79.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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