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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Matthew Hope Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781469243283
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The morning after Jonathan Parrish’s fortieth birthday party, the guest of honor is found lying dead in a pool of his own blood. Police arrive at the scene to find his older brother, Ralph, covered in red and clutching the murder weapon.

From behind bars, Ralph insists he didn’t do it. He claims he heard a scream from the other room, saw a man dressed in black running away, and rushed to pull the fatal blade from Jonathan’s chest. But his explanations don’t sway the Florida police, especially when several witnesses saw the brothers arguing about Jonathan’s homosexual lifestyle the night before.

But attorney Matthew Hope believes Ralph—call it instinct, call it a hunch, Matt’s law partner, Frank Summerville, calls it Matt’s “code.” But with Frank too distraught over his crumbling marriage to pitch in this time, Matthew enlists private eye Warren Chambers to help prove Ralph’s innocence. And with few clues to go by, the duo will have to dig through a world of closet cases, secret trysts, and a community on edge to capture the real killer. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As always, McBain’s ear-perfect dialogue and stinging wit invigorate his story”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hendo | 11/5/2013

    " Matthew Hope "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 6/25/2013

    " I love the Matthew Hope series, set in Florida. Fun, twisty. Fox face or pig face? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 4/29/2013

    " Slightly better... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rkutler | 3/30/2013

    " Almost makes me feel like I could get interested in small town life in Florida. Smart characters; true to period. "

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About the Author
Author Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.