Black as He's Painted
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2011
Duration: 7 hours 58 minutes
When the president of Ng'ombwana proposes to dispense with the usual security arrangements on an official visit to London, his old schoolmate, Chief Superintendent Alleyn, is called in to try to persuade him otherwise. Alleyn does so. However, an assassin does strike, and Alleyn discovers a wealth of suspects residing in the very shadow of the embassy.
'Wanda McCaddon is nothing short of extraordinary in this complicated mystery dominated by multiple male characters. In fact, listeners will disregard May's gender altogether as she shifts effortlessly from one dialect to another during heated and animated conversations. Every character's eccentricity is explored and appropriately interpreted, adding spice, humor, and authenticity to a proper British mystery.''AudioFile