“With only slight shadings in
timbre, narrator Michael Deehy creates an entire village of plausible suspects.
His authentic accents clarify class distinctions; in fact, his wholly absorbing
reading makes even the description of a drapery design seem important. This
1996 addition to Crombie’s exceptional series offers intense plotting,
meticulous diction, and convincing insights into British sensibilities. Add to
that a tour-de-force performance by Deehy and listeners have an experience to