Jayne Entwistle is a wry, spirited narrator, and her scratchy, warm voice is expertly matched to this dark comedy. When their headmistress and her brother die unexpectedly, the students of St. Etheldreda's school must think quickly, keep up appearances, and attempt to solve their murder before anyone is the wiser. The language of this story is almost Victorian, but Entwistle keeps events and characters clear, and her meticulous pacing is well suited to a murder mystery. Despite the gruesome deaths and the ensuing intrigue, Berry’s wickedly hilarious group of intelligent, triumphant young women and Entwistle's range of emotions and characterizations make this piece a compelling listen. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2014]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2014
CD ISBN 9780553396003 $45.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780553396010 $25.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2014
CD ISBN 9780553396027 $45.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780553396034 $63.00
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