The Virgin in the Rose Bower

The Mysteries of Winterthurn
CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C01697
Released: May 29, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470313197
Narrator/s: John McDonough
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In this first part of her Gothic mystery trillogy, best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates introduces Xavier Kilgarvan: romantic hero and amateur detective. He must discover who has murdered an innocent babe while it slept in his mother's arms. This turn-of-the-century tale of monstrous deeds and heart-stopping suspense will leave you eagerly looking for the next Kilgarvan case.

Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Series: Mysteries of Winterthurn Series No: 1
Genre: Mystery


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The Virgin in the Rose Bower
Product Number: BX00008582
Product Number:C01697
Product Number:Z01356

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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Narrator(s): John McDonough
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z01356
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461806523

Professional reviews

"This ghoulish fantasy, with its feel of a lush, ornately written nineteenth-century Gothic mystery, certainly stretches the limits of our credibility. A mural come to life? Angels seduce? Impossible! John McDonough, with his rich, fatherly voice; even, controlled pace; and almost comforting tone soothes the listener into a kind of complacency that renders the gory murders done at the sleepy village of Winterthurn almost believable. What's even more frightening? The lascivious angels of Oates's imagination might actually come to resemble us, the supernatural become natural, and our worst fears be realized. In short, though McDonough's reading may be "ordinary," it's designedly and horribly so. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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