Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2010
CS ISBN 978-0-7531-4446-6 $76.95 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7531-4447-3 $89.95 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780753144480 $89.95 Ten MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Lauded as "the best detective story ever" by Dashiell Hammett, Marsh's vintage whodunit grabs the listener at once with a group of debutantes and a tragic murder. Elegance mixes with blackmail as Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn pairs up with artist/paramour Agatha Troy to investigate. Narrator Peter Wickham is particularly strong in his delivery of women's voices as well as the peculiarly high-pitched vocalizations of Lord “Bunchy” Gospell. The spoiled society youth are made more engaging by Wickham’s charm. Wickham delivers upper-class British accents and intonations to vividly bring to mind the glamorous 1930s era. As the blackmailer piles up victims, this classic mystery continues to thrive with Marsh's clever wit and timeless plot construction. A.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2010]
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