Behind the Mic: On Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson, Read by Graham Halstead
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss a Twisty Mystery Perfect for Classic Mystery Buffs
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The plot of Eight Perfect Murders is ready-made for classic mystery buffs. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this twisty and surprising audiobook. Narrator Graham Halstead is genuine with his dialogue, especially as Malcolm Kershaw, the crime fiction bookstore owner who seduces listeners into trusting him. Kershaw posted a blog describing eight mysteries in which the murderer succeeds in committing the perfect unsolvable crime. Now, several years later, the FBI is in touch because someone seems to be imitating those murders in real life. A clever audiobook by an author who truly appreciates the genre.
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