Mystery Monday: Death at Breakfast

Could your Mondays use a little mystery? AudioFile Magazine editors share their favorites each week.

Cozy mystery fans, take note of Beth Gutcheon’s series debut. With characters as colorful as the fall foliage, this is a story listeners won’t want to miss.

113612.jpgDEATH AT BREAKFAST
by Beth Gutcheon, read by Cynthia Darlow

Two women set out on a travel adventure—attending a cooking seminar at a remote Maine inn—when a suspicious fire leaves a celebrity guest dead. Cynthia Darlow performs this whodunit with confidence and ease. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.

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In the Land of Armadillos: Magic Can Happen in the Darkest Times

Magical realism meets grim reality in this superb collection of short stories.

Narrator Elizabeth Wiley goes behind the mic for AudioFile this week. Elizabeth draws us to the magic that Helen Maryles Shankman brings to listeners in IN THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS, weaving Jewish folklore into rich stories of Holocaust survival.

“It’s a brilliant title. It holds all the significance and layers of meaning that I came to find while I was narrating it.” -Elizabeth Wiley

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by Helen Maryles Shankman, read by Elizabeth Wiley
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Don’t let the cute cover divert you—this unique addition to the canon of Holocaust literature is must listening. Magical realism meets grim reality in this superb collection of short stories. Each lyrical story merges the ordinary with the horrific, and narrator Elizabeth Wiley makes each one poignant without sentimentality. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.

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“I was completely drawn into the lives of the people of Wlodawa. By weaving in supernatural figures from Jewish folklore, H.M. Shankman feeds the belief that magic can happen in the darkest times.” -Elizabeth Wiley 

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Mystery Monday: A Hero of France

Could your Mondays use a little mystery? AudioFile Magazine editors share their favorites each week.

From the many terrific suspense, thrillers and mystery audiobooks we review,  this week we’re keen on the latest from spy master Alan Furst where “ordinary people fight the darkness.”

114026.jpgA HERO OF FRANCE
by Alan Furst, read by Daniel Gerroll

This WWII thriller is atmospheric, savage, and dark. Should it be your next beach read? Find out more– read our full review and listen to a sound clip HERE!

Subscribe to our blog to reveal more SOLVE: Mystery Favorites every Monday or browse our newest mystery reviews any time to find your next great listen.—AudioFile Editors