Origin and Cause Audiobook, by Shelly Reuben Play Audiobook Sample

Origin and Cause Audiobook

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Read By: Adams Morgan Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781481599146

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Longest Chapter Length:

44:32 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:22 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

17:25 minutes

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Publisher Description

Television mogul Stanfield Standish wrote the book and broke the rules in the news and entertainment industry. When his charred body is found inside the burnt-out remains of his classic 1930 Duesenberg sedan, his family files a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. They blame the fatal incident on Courtland Motor Company, the firm that restored the antique. That’s when Courtland’s attorney, Max Bramble—suspicious, sharp, and inquisitive—takes over. His first move: hire private detective and ace arson investigator Wylie Nolan.

As Nolan brilliantly dissects the fascinating anatomy of a fire, Bramble digs deep into the Standish empire and discovers that the media tycoon scalded many on his way up the ladder. It’s just possible that one of them paid him back with hot-blooded murder.

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“A fascinating look into the intricacies of arson and murder…This book gives readers the excitement of the case as Max and Wylie investigate, the bonus of learning both about arson and product liability, the intrigue of courtroom drama, a fascinating plot, plus a large and varied cast of wonderfully drawn characters.”

— Montgomery Advertiser (Alabama) 


  • “Reuben, a licensed arson investigator with infectious enthusiasm for her profession, draws on solid technical expertise to take the reader through arcane forensic details like burn patterns and the relative volatility of flammable liquids.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Successful on every front…giving us two unforgettable sleuths…Reuben also brings specialized lore of antique cars and arson to the rapt attention of her readers.”

    — Publishers Weekly 

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About Shelly Reuben

Shelly Reuben has written numerous novels. Her first, Julian Solo, was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award and by the Libertarian Futurist Society for a Prometheus Award. Her novel Origin & Cause was nominated for a Falcon Award by the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan. She also writes two newspaper columns and regularly contributes short stories to the Forensic Examiner. She lives in New York City.

About Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan is a theater-trained actor who has appeared in venues around the United States. He has also narrated for National Public Radio and performed radio dramas and historical reenactments. He lives in New York City.