A new Elizabeth George mystery is always welcome audio news, especially when it's narrated, as is In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (6 hours), by Derek Jacobi. Ms. George's super-competent crime busters, Thomas Lynley, the elegant, aristocratic New Scotland Yard Detective Inspector, and his less polished, but completely committed, sidekick Barbara Havers are back on the scene, though uncomfortably at odds with each other. It all starts when Lynley is called in to investigate the brutal killing of attractive, accomplished Nicola Maiden, the daughter of a highly respected former colleague. As they look for leads, peeling back the layers of Nicola's life, they uncover a dark, seamy core and a surfeit of suspects with multiple motives.

Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.

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