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by | Read by Simon Tolkien

Mystery & Suspense • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Simon Tolkien reads his second novel in the upper-crust tones one might expect of the grandson of the author of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. In his prologue, the author explains that his classic country-house murder mystery is set in 1959, before capital punishment was abolished in England. Tolkien introduces, but wisely does not maintain, vocal inflections as he characterizes a pompous prosecutor, an impatient judge, and a raspy throat-cancer patient. He’s more consistent with the accents of French witnesses of a wartime atrocity. The listener may need some time to get used to the peculiarly long pauses before dialogue tags, but early breath control issues are soon resolved. B.V.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9028-2 $29.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9030-5 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9029-9 $87.97 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9031-2 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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