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This deliciously spooky tale culled from renowned British author and scholar M. R. James’ lauded 1904 collection, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, finds the employee of a university museum mesmerized by a mezzotint, a metal engraving depicting a heavily contrasted image, that inexplicably changes shape to unlock the mystery surrounding a lurid crime that occurred many years prior.

Stephen Critchelow turns in a hypnotic, atmospheric performance that perfectly suits James’ austere yet powerfully evocative prose in this spine-chilling listen.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Classic Ghost Stories collection.

Ghost stories continue to be a popular audiobook genre, and this group of four stories brings together some of the best. Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to the recordings.

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  • Tania Horton
  • 09-12-16

When ghost stories did not have to be all gore.

What did you like most about The Mezzotint?

Classic mystery

What other book might you compare The Mezzotint to, and why?

Number 13 by M R James...

What does Stephen Critchelow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Allot of feeling about the characters.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Seeing is Believing.

Any additional comments?

Classic M R James

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