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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117 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: December 2012 ISBN: 9781449861186
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In this first part of her Gothic mystery trilogy, National Book Award–winning author Joyce Carol Oates introduces Xavier Kilgarvan: romantic hero and amateur detective. He must discover who has murdered an innocent babe while it slept in its mother’s arms. This turn-of-the-century tale of monstrous deeds and heart-stopping suspense will leave you eagerly looking for the next Kilgarvan case.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/18/2013

    " as per usual a delightful, sensitive writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Creter | 1/13/2013

    " This is like the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before the Dragon Tattoo--only better! All the ingredients are here--family secrets, murder, a human detective fed a daily overdiet of Sherlock and Poe's Dupin--i. e.: something for every JCO fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mj | 3/18/2011

    " Excellent book about different murder mysteries related to real life cases! "

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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, and won eleven Earphones Awards. 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.