cover image Misery Bay

Misery Bay

Steve Hamilton, read by Dan John Miller. Brilliance Audio, unabridged eight CDs, 9.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4418-1550-7

In Hamilton's latest thriller in the popular Alex McKnight series, when a young man apparently commits suicide in Misery Bay, police chief Roy Maven convinces McKnight to set aside their differences to investigate. Maven hopes the private eye will convince the dead man's bereaved father that foul play wasn't involved. But when a second murder is committed (this time in the chief's home), McKnight and Maven are forced to work together to stay alive. Dan John Miller provides winning narration in this audio edition. His rendition of McKnight is properly thoughtful, annoyed, sarcastic, and understanding. Miller's version of Maven is gruff, loud, and heavily accented, while the rest of the cast%E2%80%94from the Irish owner of McKnight's favorite tavern to the creepy, demented killer%E2%80%94is provided with equally appropriate voices. Fans of the series will definitely be entertained. A Minotaur hardcover. (June)