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by Lauren Willig | Read by Kate Reading

Kate Reading’s performance of this eleventh Pink Carnation installment showcases her clever use of accents, inflections, and perfectly timed wit. This Regency mystery follows Miss Sally Fitzhugh, who unites with the mysterious Lucien, Duke of Belliston, to uncover the mystery of his parents’ grisly deaths and to quell rumors of a vampire stalking London. Reading brings the historic tale to life with her staid accent and droll wit, reveling in the gothic atmosphere and growing romantic tension between Sally and Lucien. She also brings energy and charm to the modern-day romance of doctoral student Eloisa and her British lover, Colin, whose narrative weaves through the historic plot. Listeners will delight in Reading’s fully realized characters and immersive narration. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine