Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1999
CD ISBN 9780792775027 $69.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780792775034 $49.95
The day after a mysterious and beautiful hitchhiker asks to be dropped off at Andrew Penhallow's front gate, he turns up dead. It's up to Superintendent Alan Markby to discover the identity of the visitor and unravel the crime. Bill Wallis does his usual outstanding job. Much of the dialogue is highly emotional, and the reading conveys this intensity believably. While the major characters are from the same social class and background, Wallis manages to make each voice distinct. And when given the opportunity to portray someone completely different, such as an old crone or a troubled adolescent, Wallis's reading shines. R.E.K. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 99]
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