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PENGUIN AUDIO BOOK BREAK

Murder Mysteries

Get ready for thrills, intrigue, and mystery this month on Penguin Audio Book Break…

Get ready for thrills, intrigue, and mystery this month on Penguin Audio Book Break. The titles featured this month represent the multiple incarnations of the mystery thriller. We start with a police procedural series, then feature an innovative collaboration in writing the mystery novel, followed by a small town whodunit, and ending with a law firm investigation. So check back each week for a new extended excerpt from the following four audiobook mysteries available on CD or download. It's a crime not to listen.

Silent Mercy

In the latest thriller in Linda Fairstein's bestselling series, Alex Cooper dives deep into the byzantine, sinister world of New York City's religious institutions.

Heads You Lose

New York Times-bestselling author Lisa Lutz conspires with—or should we say against—coauthor David Hayward to write an original and hilarious tag-team crime novel.

Chapter & Hearse

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles is back in another Booktown Mystery, complete with recipes!

Bel-Air Dead

In the newest addition to the New York Times-bestselling series, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a beautiful woman from his past.

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Audio book featured this week:
Bel-Air Dead
Stuart Woods
Tony Roberts
CD Unabridged
Penguin Audio
$29.95
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Bel-Air Dead

Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn. It seems many of Hollywood's rich and beautiful have Arrington and Centurion in their sights, and Stone finds himself dragged into a surprisingly deadly web of intrigue.

about the AUTHOR Photo of author Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods was born in the small town of Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in sociology and moved to Atlanta, where he enlisted in the Air National Guard. In the fall of 1960, Woods moved to New York in search of a career in writing, and remained there for a decade working in advertising. An attack of wanderlust drew Woods to London, then Ireland. There, Woods completed one hundred pages of a novel before he discovered sailing, after which, "everything went to hell. All I did was sail."

The next couple of years were spent in Georgia, where Woods wrote two non-fiction books: Blue Water, Green Skipper; and a travel guide entitled A Romantic Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland. W.W. Norton in New York bought the rights to Blue Water, Green Skipper, and published Woods' first novel, Chiefs, in 1981. Chiefs won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America that year, was nominated for Palindrome, and was made into a six-hour television drama starring Charlton Heston for CBS. In 2006, Woods had two New York Times national bestsellers with Dark Harbor and Short Straw, and repeated the feat in 2007 with Fresh Disasters and Shoot Him If He Runs. Woods, who has written thirty-three novels, currently resides in Florida, New York City and Maine.

about the NARRATOR
Photo of narrator Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts is a gifted actor who has appeared on the Broadway stage and in films. Twice a Tony nominee, he has starred in Xanadu, Barefoot in the Park, Don't Drink the Water, and Victor, Victoria. His film credits include Annie Hall, Serpico, and Play It Again, Sam. He can be heard on several Stone Barrington audiobooks.

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