A Burial at Sea

Charles Finch, read by James Langton. Tantor Media, unabridged, seven CDs, 9 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4526-0458-9
James Langton’s narration of the latest title in Finch’s Victorian-era historical whodunit series captures the suspense and drama of a high-stakes murder investigation carried out at sea. Although veteran sleuth Charles Lenox is now a member of parliament and looking to leave his detecting days behind, he travels to Egypt following the murder of several British spies. Before he arrives, Lenox finds himself looking into a brutal crime onboard the ship transporting him through the Suez Canal. Thanks to Langton’s ability to create unique voices, listeners will have no trouble distinguishing the many characters. And with a killer stalking the crew, Langton infuses his narration with tension, ably handling the book’s final reveal—an essential requirement of an audio whodunit. A Minotaur hardcover. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 01/30/2012
Release date: 11/01/2011
Hardcover - 310 pages - 978-0-312-62508-5
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Open Ebook - 320 pages - 978-1-4299-8070-8
Paperback - 318 pages - 978-1-250-00814-5
Hardcover - 383 pages - 978-1-61173-321-1
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