While on patrol outside Oxford, two policemen notice a stolen car parked in a layby. On further investigation, they discover the dead body of a young woman huddled in the boot, strangled with a headscarf. Planning a trip to Paris, Paul and Steve Temple have no intention of becoming involved in the case, dubbed the Tyler Mystery. But when Sir Graham Forbes discloses that the main suspect is Harry Shelford, a man Paul put away for fraud four years previously, the Temples feel compelled to investigate.
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Toby Stephens breathes life into the characters and the story of Paul Temple and the Tyler Mystery. I'm not sure I would have cared to read this in book form, but in audio form it's brilliant. The performance draws you into another time and place, and, what could seem "dated" in the story is actually made charming.Stephens flows effortlessly between accents and characters, so that you actually forget you are listening to one performer, and are simply drawn into the mystery.I intend to listen again, because a good book with a great performance always warrants another listen!
I enjoy the eccentric villagers Steve and Paul always seem to encounter in their investigations. I always get a laugh from them.
Yes. I've never heard an audio performance of Toby Stephens that was any less than brilliant, and this is no exception.
No, but I wish I had the time!
More books narrated by Toby Stephens, please!
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