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"Ellis Peters has created a mystery to snare the mind." (UPI)
As usual with Ellis Peters, the characters were engaging, the story was interesting, and the ending was gripping! Simon Prebble is a wonderful reader, and was in top form for this book. He gives each character his or her own voice, different point of view, and varying emotional depth. At the end, the murderer was creepily amoral, and the unlikely hero just wrung my heart.
Ellis Peters & Simon Prebble are a great combo, and this is a wonderful book! Please, Audible, get all of the "Recorded Books" recordings of Ellis Peters books that you can!!!!!!!
I was surprised I enjoyed this book so much. I have always loved Peter's Cadfel series so I decided to give her Inspector Felse series a try. The story kept me guessing and I didn't figure out who did it until close to the end. Twists and turns kept the story moving. It is a mystery of its time, though, with old fashioned ideas about women and marriage. Simon Prebble is an exceptional narrator. He is perfect for this book.
Ellis Peters' prose is always a pleasure to read and Simon Prebble's narration is a joy to listen to. If you enjoy, Peters' Cadfael books, give Felse a try.
Ellis Peters combines good writing and "feel good" stories with a touch of subversive sentiment against "the law." Whenever I'm feeling a little down and overwhelmed by all this world has to deal with, Ellis Peters doesn't put it right again, but she does provide a brief escape.
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