Sleuth Maisie Dobbs is hired to investigate the fatal accident of wealthy bohemian artist Nick Bassington-Hope in post-WWI London. As Dobbs hunts for the truth and Nick's missing paintings, Orlagh Cassidy unveils Maisie's character with a narration that makes a perfect composition of the text. Emotional tones convey post-war hopelessness and the painful division of the classes, adding to the mystery's tension. Characters are well defined with facile transitions, and dialogue between Maisie and her East End manservant points up the difference in their stations, as well as the warmth they have developed through working together. Writer and narrator give Maisie Dobbs a depth that results in an intriguing listen. S.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2006
CD ISBN 1593979711 $39.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CS ISBN 0792745337 $59.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 0792743679 $89.95 Eleven CDs
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