Barbara Adams, head of the Windbrook Library in suburban Chicago, has died, apparently from a fall down the stairs to the library's basement. But when Julia Fairbanks, her closest friend's daughter starts to poke around, she finds troubling emails that indicate Barbara was not the victim of a heart attack, but a vicious killer instead. Can Julia find the murderer? Or will she end up on The Last Page?
This breezy mystery is a novella, approx. 20,000 words. It also includes two short stories by the authors, both from the acclaimed crime fiction anthology, Chicago Blues.
©2011 Libby Fischer Hellmann (P)2012 Libby Fischer Hellmann
"A funny, smart mystery that respects life in the library... a can't miss read..." (Amy Alessio, Librarian and Author)
"Library insiders will be entertained by issues of confidentiality, homeless patrons, and the other joys of public service while fans of mysteries will appreciate the diverse characters and witty dialogue. This quick read is a wonderful way to escape for an evening.” (Cindy Chow, Librarian/Mystery Reviewer)
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The Last Page by Libby Fischer Hellmann and David J. Walker Narrated by, Mary Conway and James Lewis
The narrator Mary Conway is new to me, it took me a little bit to get used to her voice it sounds a bit young yet has a roughness so for me it took a little to get used to, but by the end I was happy with her narration and would listen to others narrated by her.
Chicago Blues short story My Sweet Man &another story I didn’t catch the name of by, Libby Hellman and David J. Walker narrated by, James Lewis, both were way more gritty stories than the first one. The last story is extremely gritty and has a lot of language it was quite a departure from the first story being more of a cozy and the second one was more family secret type mystery, they seemed an odd pairing on the same audiobook. I enjoyed My Sweet Man but I think it would have been better without the final story.
The narrator James Lewis has a husky deep voice that I like, his voice is good for gritty mystery or noir would fit his voice well too. I would listen to more from this narrator.
All in all this short 3 hour audiobook is pretty good I really liked the first story, the second one was also good but the last one just didn’t do it for me. I would have rated this 4 stars if it had only been the first & second story but the third story brings it down to a three but will end up with 3 ½ stars for good narration. Would read more from this author and listen again to these narrators.
3 ½ Stars
I received this from the Audiobookjukebox and the author/publisher Fischer Hellmann Communications for a fair and honest review.
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