Nigel Anthony returns to narrate the 24th entry in Rendell’s popular Reginald Wexford series. In this installment, the ex-chief inspector finds a welcome diversion from a quiet retirement when his housekeeper discovers the body of the local vicar (a woman). Wexford is asked to consult on the case. Anthony is a master of characterization, not only varying his register and accent but also coloring the dialogue of each individual with the appropriate personality. Listeners quickly get a feel for Wexford's struggle to remember his new role as interested civilian as Anthony expertly conveys the ex-cop's difficulty in balancing his own opinions of the murder victim with his professionalism as a criminal investigator. Fans will love this glimpse of Wexford's life outside the office. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2013
DD ISBN 9781442366251 $23.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2014
CD ISBN 9781470378592 $92.75 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4703-7861 $83.00
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