Kingdom of Silence: An Inspector Keen Dunliffe Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2009
Duration: 8 hours 37 minutes
In the midst of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, a U.S. marshal and her prisoner are killed. The prisoner was to testify against a radical animal-rights group. Out of leads, Detective Sergeant Keen Dunliffe is forced into the outbreak along with an inexperienced officer.
Kingdom of Silence is the second in Lee Wood's complex, character-driven mystery series described by Publishers Weekly as "part police procedural and part historical with a dash of romance." Featuring a charmingly unlikely crime-solving duo-the rustic Leeds detective Keen Dunliffe and the plucky American professor Jillie Waltham-the series twists and coils with historical revelations, literary clues, family secrets, and police corruption.
"Wood's solid second mystery to feature Yorkshire Det. Sgt. Keen Dunliffe opens with a bang....A subplot centering on an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease raises the ante...."-Publishers Weekly