This languid, innovative mystery begins with a carefully planned rare manuscripts heist from Princeton University's library by a group of experienced crooks. January LaVoy's expert narration engages listeners as debt-ridden novelist Mercer Mann reluctantly becomes involved in the case. The prime suspect is successful Florida bookstore owner and bon vivant Bruce Cable. LaVoy's presentation is well suited to this slow-paced yet fascinating study of a private eye's investigation methods, which are occasionally just this side of illegal. She finds outstanding, distinctive voices for the various charismatic characters--from writers to academics to FBI agents. The sardonic edge to the dialogue includes all those involved in the book business, and LaVoy appears to enjoy their parties and conversations. Listeners will appreciate the surprising ending, which proves that Bruce is a true gentleman and Camino Island a true writers' community. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9780525523253 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780525523260 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
CD ISBN 9780525523277 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780525523284 $95.00
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