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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Lucy Scott

Classics • 14.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1875

Lucy Scott gives a thrilling performance of this propulsive detective story, which will have listeners guessing until the end. In this real Victorian melodrama first published in 1875, the detective--surprisingly--is a woman. Within a few days of marrying, 23-year-old Valeria discovers that a Scottish court had rendered a verdict of "not proven" against her husband, Eustace, in his trial for poisoning his first wife. Scott illuminates Valeria's distress, as well as her profound determination to clear her husband's name. Scott keeps the tension high as Valeria questions Eustace's friends and acquaintances, reviews the trial transcript, and discovers new clues. Scott is equally skilled at male and female characterizations, emotional nuance, and vocal distinction. A lively and immersive listen. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2023

DD ISBN 978-1-78198-469-7 $37.00

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