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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mysteries of Winterthurn Series Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781449861209
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Joyce Carol Oates’ stunning Gothic trilogy comes to a close with a heart-stopping tale of murder, suspense, and romance.

As detective Xavier Kilgarvan sorts through clues and rumors, facts and fantasy, he is united with his beloved Perdita in a perilous challenge—the case of The Bloodstained Bridal Gown.

Twelve years after solving the mystery of The Devil’s Half Acre, Xavier has received an urgent plea for help. A young minister and a woman from his parish have been murdered. Their torn bodies are found in an oddly suggestive position: leaning tenderly upon each other on a sofa in the rectory. But something even stranger is discovered upstairs: bound and gagged, the minister’s wife lies half-senseless in her bed, clad in a gore-splattered wedding dress.

Through the splendid Mysteries of Winterthurn, Xavier Kilgarvan joins the ranks of the great detectives of the last century. Filled with tantalizing clues and evocative language, his final case will lure you into a deliciously eerie world. Download and start listening now!

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  • “John McDonough embraces this tale from a bygone era and puts the listener into the gray, gothic atmosphere about which the author writes. His tone is sometimes lugubrious but he’s often lighthearted, too.” 

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  • “Required reading…displays a breathtakingly brilliant style while conjuring a series of extraordinarily inventive plots and subplots.”  Dallas Morning News
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About the Author
Author Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.