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by | Read by Tom Parker

Mystery & Suspense • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1956

One of the “Big Three” in American hard-boiled detective fiction (with Chandler and Hammett), Macdonald makes a routine story of oceanside murder among the rich take on a hard-edged, glistening solidity. The listener knows the characters. Tom Parker reads with great skill, shading primarily by accent rather than by tone or volume. A prissy character sounds prissy, a Mexican-American has the faintest of Spanish accents, and the first-person protagonist sounds a little weary, a little cynical, a little lonely. This is an excellent presentation of an excellent crime novel. D.W. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]



Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 1996

CS ISBN 9780786110476 $35.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9780786199167 $48.00 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9780786196005 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

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