Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-79275-509-8 $69.95 Six CDs
This early novel in Rendell's series featuring Chief Inspector Wexford, head of a small-town English police force, concerns a minister’s efforts to get at the truth of a murder committed—and supposedly solved—16 years earlier. Nigel Anthony's voice is not the strongest or most mellifluous, but his skill surpasses its limitations. Wexford is only a supporting character in this work, and the cast is large and varied. Anthony provides voices for each character (slightly exaggerated at times) and appropriate accents (most notably, Wexford's). He narrates with clarity, a fine control of feeling, and good pacing. His expertise allows the reader to enter directly into the story, which, while not Rendell's strongest, has some twists that give it interest. W.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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