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A MORTAL BANE

by | Read by Nadia May

Mystery & Suspense • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1999

When a papal messenger is murdered on the steps of a church in twelfth-century London, the first to be suspected are the women of the adjacent Old Priory Guesthouse. The Guesthouse, run by Magdalene la Bartarde, is a genteel kind of whorehouse occupied by women who all have disabilities but excel at their trade. Sir Bellamy of Ichen, the prime investigator, develops a chaste relationship with Magdalene as they seek the murderer, who continues to kill. In this top-notch production Nadia May uses different cadences to effectively denote different characters. Her mellifluous voice and accents are perfect for the story. The authentic historical detail, mystery, romance, and well-defined characters work together to create a memorable story. D.T.H. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2002

CS ISBN $56.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN $72.00/ $15.95(R) • Nine CDs

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