A Field of Darkness
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 11 hours 0 minutes
Madeline Dare, a tough-talking, shotgun-toting ex-debutante, is not your average detective. Then again, not much about her life is what she expected. Born of old money into high society, she married into a Syracuse farming family and a bottom-of-the-food-chain job writing puff pieces for the local newspaper. Her emotional barometer these days ranges from dry irony to whining exasperation.
Then Madeline discovers mysterious circumstances linking her favorite cousin to a twenty-year-old murder case, and suddenly her roots are a serious matter again—deadly serious. Unwilling to turn her evidence over to the authorities before figuring some things out herself, she will embark on an ill-prepared and harrowing investigation into the real dark side of her world.
Produced by Hillary Huber with Patrick Fraley, recorded at Buzzy's recording in Los Angeles, with music composed and performed by Martin Lund.
"Huber portrays the main character's 'attitude' perfectly, reading with a wry wit and self-deprecating humor. Her voices match each individual's background, from Dare's husband's farm family to her own family's upper-crust snobbishness. Older teens and adults with a taste for a combination of mystery and humor will find both in this well-narrated novel." —Kliatt