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Read By: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798212010610

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Longest Chapter Length:

46:49 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05:47 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

24:11 minutes

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Publisher Description

C. S. Forester’s gritty psychological thriller, first published in 1926, took crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, as events spiral out of control.

William Marble is in serious debt, struggling to keep his family afloat and is close to facing bankruptcy, when an opportunity presents itself. His rich nephew visits one night, giving Marble the chance to slip poison into his drink.

When Marble has all the money he has ever dreamed of, he thinks life will surely be easier for him. Instead, his troubles are just beginning, as things are about to get a whole lot worse. Slowly William’s family become caught in a dangerous web of fear, secrets, and blackmail.

With a surprising twist at the end, this sordid tale of greed and guilt will keep you gripped until the end.

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“The unsung godfather of English noir.”

— Andrew Taylor, British crime novelist, praise for the author 


  • “Compelling.”

    — Sunday Times (London)


  • A London Sunday Times Pick of One of the 99 Best Crime Stories

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About C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (1899–1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works are The African Queen and the eleven-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era. His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. He is also known for writing gritty psychological thrillers that took crime writing in a new direction as they portrayed ordinary people turning in desperation to crime.

About Steven Crossley

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.