Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Leavenworth Case


I've enjoyed listening to The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green over the past week. Kirsten Ferreri reads it with a suitably "Victorian" overture for LibriVox, where it is available as a podcast download.

The Leavenworth Case was published in 1878, and is a nicely complicated murder mystery. The true culprit remains well veiled until a classic drawing-room climax. Apparently the book was praised for the mastery of legal points and was used at Yale University to demonstrate the fallacy of circumstantial evidence.

2 comments:

Tai said...

I'm listening to this now and think the reader is doing an excellent job. I'm glad she stuck through such a long book. I'm sure it wasn't easy.

Paul said...

Hi Tai, glad to hear someone else is enjoying the book! Narration on Librivox can be a bit hit-and-miss (and it would be unfair to expect otherwise from an entirely voluntary operation), but Kristen certainly puts in one of the better performances here.