The Language of the Dead

A World War II Mystery
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD17839
Released: Apr 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494510893
Narrator/s: Shaun Grindell
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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German bombers are arriving daily, seeking to crush England. But in a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet-until an elderly loner, Will Blackwell, is brutally murdered. The method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the traditional vanquishing of a witch, and indeed, local legend claims that as a boy, Blackwell encountered a ghostly black dog sent from the devil, who struck a bargain for Blackwell's soul. Not long after the murder, a young woman who is carrying the illegitimate child of a fighter pilot also is violently killed; then a local drunkard ends up in the race of an abandoned mill with the back of his head bashed in. As the Germans continue their relentless attack, Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb rushes to solve the crimes. Do the killer's motivations lie in the murky regions of the occult?


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The Language of the Dead
Product Number: BX00038631
Product Number:Z100091123
Product Number:DD17839

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Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Narrator(s): Shaun Grindell
Product Number Z100091123
Released: Apr 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494590895
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Product Number EB00812942
Released: Mar 11, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: #9781605987545

Professional reviews

"Stephen Kelly has joined the growing ranks of crime writers who craft murder mysteries featuring sensitive, intellectual police inspectors who solve gruesome deaths in charming English villages. Like others in this subgenre, this novel's pace is relaxed, and time is spent developing characters and exploring relationships. The abundance of villagers--aristocrats, sheep farmers, urchins, wounded soldiers, orphans, and an alcoholic police sergeant--gives narrator Shaun Grindell a splendid opportunity to make each character unique and credible. In addition, Grindell delivers the narrative in a clear, straightforward manner. The author is fortunate to have his debut novel read by such an accomplished narrator. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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