The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

Douglas Perry, read by Peter Berkrot, Tantor Media, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.5 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1769-7
A series of murders committed by women in Chicago in the 1920s provide juicy material for drama in this racy history, as well as the musical. Perry paints a vividly detailed picture of the events with a range of viewpoints, from interviews with the murderers to police reports. Peter Berkrot has a deep and projecting voice that's easy to follow and enjoy. He handles the straightforward narrative smoothly, using pause and emphasis to highlight more important passages. If his female voices require more work, he excels at quoting newspapers and other firsthand accounts, cleverly mimicking their sensationalized, breathless tone. A Viking hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 12). (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 09/27/2010
Release date: 08/01/2010
Genre: Audio
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