Book summary: 5 Books on 10 Cassettes: • Slaughter in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone • Tripwire by Jay Brandon • Last Chants by Lia Matera • Saint Mudd by Steve Thayer • The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson
The Best of Mysteries audio collection is the very first title in the Literate Listener(tm) series. An extraordinary value for the mystery fan! Join the investigations as you explore and enjoy these collected works of intrigue. This mystery collection presents 5 abridged, high-acclaimed audio book mysteries with which to match your wits. In your car, while jogging, or on an airplane, these audio books offer a unique experience, and allow today's time-pressed reader the opportunity to hear literature in a convenient and entertaining way.
15 Hours of listening time!
Slaughter in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone America has been brought to its knees by a nuclear apocalypse. Decent citizens have united and are praying for a leader who can protect them. Rebel leader Ben Raines created the Tri-States, but no system is perfect: criminal gangs still roam the land, spreading havoc and violence, especially in northern Maine. 2 cassettes, 180 minutes.
Tripwire by Jay Brandon Reacher's life is interrupted by a stranger who comes looking for him. When the stranger turns up beaten to death, Reacher follows the trail and confronts the people who dispatched the dead man: an elderly couple still mourning a son lost in Vietnam; a woman from Reacher's own haunted past; and at the center of the web, an opponent more vicious than any he's ever faced. 2 cassettes, 180 minutes.
Last Chants by Lia Matera Willa Jansson sees her old friend, mythology professor Arthur Kenna, about to be arrested for brandishing a gun. Throwing herself between him and the police, she gets them out of the situation-and under suspicion of brutally murdering Arthur's assistant, a Kwakiuti shaman also working for a reclusive computer designer. Hiding out in a mountain cabin near the crime scene, Willa and Arthur barely evade arrest. 2 cassettes, 180 minutes.
Saint Mudd by Steve Thayer Saint Mudd begins with a haunting double murder and ends with the discovery of the killers by Grover Mudd. In between, St. Paul, "the poison spot" of the Depression, comes teeming to life. The action moves through the pressure points, and is nonstop from beginning to end, in a clamor of high energy and stylized set pieces that will remind readers of Doctorow's Billy Bathgate and Kennedy's Legs. 2 cassettes, 180 minutes.
The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson Goldy Bear, an extraordinary caterer, is about to walk down the aisle with her beau, the handsome and warm-hearted county homicide detective, Tom Schulz. But just as Goldy has put the finishing touches on her sumptuous reception feast, she receives an urgent phone call from the groom, himself. The wedding is off, and the reason is murder. 2 cassettes, 180 minutes