Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2004
CS ISBN 079273341X $69.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 0792733428 $94.95 Ten CDs
Michael Deehy delivers an outstanding, nuanced reading of the most recent in Crombie's popular police procedural series about Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James, of Scotland Yard. In this one, they cope with serial arson, missing women, spousal abuse, murder and gambling, while handling their own social and familial relationships. The individual threads are woven together expertly to form a rich and coherent whole. It's a whole made even better by Deehy, who creates distinctive, revealing voices for the characters and reads with beautiful pacing. In a burning building with fire-fighters, for example, we hear their fear and their self-control without being aware of Deehy the narrator. This is a superb performance from start to finish. R.E.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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