Thirty-five short stories by Edgar-winning novelist Lutz are included here, following a perceptive introduction by Nevins. Reflecting the ingenious plotting and characterizations in Tropical Heat, Nightlines and the author's other full-length adventures, these entries are a bonanza for discriminating listeners.
The first section contains tales of tortuous suspense, notably “High Stakes” about a man forced by thugs onto a six-inch ledge outside a hotel room 12 stories above the pavement. Every second of his vertiginous ordeal, trying to open a locked window, causes palpitations for the listener.
In the second section, Lutz spikes the menace with sophisticated comedy. “Understanding Electricity” is a delicious tale of a customer “overcharged” by a power company and scheming for revenge. He accomplishes this with a power outage and a literal shock. (“Watt now?” the office secretary asks herself as her electric typewriter dies.) Nevins appends a checklist of the author's publications.
Where does Better Mousetraps: The Best Mystery Stories of John Lutz rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
For this type of Murder Mystery the best. The bad guy gets it in the end with a twist of humor...got cha
What does Kenneth Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
All the different voices and so subtle. He really gets you into the story
Who was the most memorable character of Better Mousetraps: The Best Mystery Stories of John Lutz and why?
Hard to choose....they were all great in their own right.
Any additional comments?
You will be glad you picked this audiobook. 32 Plus stories all in different settings.
You will split a gut on some and will also be able to relate to the stories.