Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2004
CS ISBN $61.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN $79.95 Eight CDs
Simon Brett is unique in the audio world in that he can both write an engaging mystery AND narrate it in a convincing fashion. (Before becoming a full-time writer, Brett had a successful career in broadcasting.) In this adventure retired civil servant Carole Seddon struggles with the secrets of the Chadleigh family, whose Elizabethan home is about to become a museum honoring the literary efforts of a second-rate early-twentieth-century poet. Simon Brett captures the very souls of the characters and makes them vividly real for listeners. His only faulty portrayal is that of the American professor, whose accent is never quite right. Listeners will find the quirky characters interesting and even the meetings of the board of trustees for the museum a source of clues. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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