cover image Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By

Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By

Elizabeth J. Duncan, read by Anne Flosnik. Dreamscape Media, unabridged, five CDs, 6.5 hrs., $59.99 ISBN 978-1-62406-797-6

In this fifth mystery in Duncan’s Penny Brannigan series, what was supposed to be a pleasant conference at a beautiful Welsh library turns into another deadly case for full-time spa-owner and part-time detective Brannigan and her significant other, police officer Gareth Davies. And when one murder leads to a second, Brannigan and Davies must enlist the help of their friends to crack the case. Narrator Flosnik turns in a stellar performance, capturing the novel’s atmosphere and its characters. The voices she creates are distinct, appropriately accented, and embody the quirks and nuance of each character, while her narration is well paced and demands listener attention. A Minotaur hardcover. (Oct.)