About the Author
Dr Ruth Dudley Edwards was born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland. Since she graduated she has lived in England, where she has been a teacher, a Cambridge postgraduate student, a marketing executive, a civil servant and, finally, a freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster.An historian and prize-winning biographer, her recent non-fiction includes the authorized history of The Economist, a portrait of the British Foreign Office and a book about the newspaper world of the mid-twentieth century. She uses her knowledge of the British establishment in her satirical crime novels: targets so far include the civil service, gentlemen's clubs, Cambridge colleges, the House of Lords, the Church of England, publishing, literary prizes and - always - political correctness. She has three times been short-listed for awards from the Crime Writers' Association.
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Journalist, historian, and author Ruth Dudley Edwards composed this entertaining murder mystery, one of several in the Robert Amiss series. Civil servant Amiss embarks upon a new job in the British Conservation Society. A few months into his employ and precisely on Saint Valentine's Day, a multiple murderer strikes co-workers and their families in a subtle but deadly manner. Bill Wallis voices a lighthearted and quizzical Amiss. His English accent complements each gender and is especially accurate at portraying the characters as individuals: investigators, romantic interests, bereaved family members, and prospective suspects. Humorously satiric, yet stately and serious, this story offers pleasurable listening. B.J.L. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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