Thursday, December 22, 2011
Footsteps in the Dark
Author: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
Publisher: Sound Library - BBC Audiobooks America
Length: 8 hrs 18 min on 7 Discs
Copyright: 1932, 1990
Synopsis (from Audio Editions):
Here in this charming but ancient priory mansion, five people learn that they share the summer with a ghost – and another presence, which may turn out to be even deadlier. Things that go bump in the night take on a sinister air when they learn that a murder is committed. First published in 1932.
The last time I read Georgette Heyer I said I might enjoy it more if it were audio. And I did. This was the only one of her mysteries that my library has on audio, but I'm going to request they purchase more because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I "read" it faster listening than I have done when reading vintage mysteries, too.
There was great humor, I found myself giving a laugh here and there throughout (good thing I mostly listened when alone). I did guess the main bad guy, but not for any particular reason and that was more to the end.
I was charmed.