Second City has its share of horrific crimes. But even in a large city, sometimes something unexpected turns up - in this case, a pile of infants' skulls, uncovered during renovations at the Police Station. According to Dr. Murray, an archaeologist, the skulls belong to Neanderthal infants, but Coffin thinks that one of the skulls may be new. To complicate matters, a triple murder has occurred on Minden Street. A midwife and her daughters have been brutally slain. The chief suspect is the midwife's own son. In this hair-raising mystery, the body count rapidly mounts as Coffin and Astley desperately work to solve the crimes before the murderer strikes again.
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Gwendoline Butler writes under her own name and the pseudonym Jennie Melville. Educated at Haberdashers, she read history at Oxford, and later married Dr. Lionel Butler, Principal of Royal Holloway College. She has one daughter. She is a winner of the Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger Award. She was also selected as being one of the top two hundred crime writers in the world by "The London Times," She lives in Surrey, England.
British crime novelist Gwendoline Butler has written over 70 novels, many of them about Inspector John Coffin, who works in an unnamed big English city. Butler always manages to entertain by combining the bizarre with a traditional police procedural. In this one, Coffin and his team must discover who is murdering people and leaving their skulls about. Michael Tudor Barnes offers an unassuming reading that generally works well, although at times his pacing seems slightly off--he tends to pause midsentence, where a comma seems unlikely. A relaxed listen. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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