Let darkness bury the dead

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2018
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November 1917. The Great War is grinding on. Initially, Canadians are mostly eager to fight for the Empire, but the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers. His wife, Amy, died giving birth to their second child, a girl who lived only a few hours more. Murdoch, racked by grief, withdrew from his four-year-old son Jack, which he deeply regrets. Now, Jack is twenty-one and has returned from France after being wounded. It is soon apparent that he is deeply troubled and bound by shared secrets to another soldier, Percy McKinnon. The night after Jack and McKinnon arrive home, a young man is found beaten to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more attacks follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives. Sequel to "A journeyman to grief". 2017.

DAISY edition.
Computer data (140 files : 106 MB).
1 DAISY disc (7 hrs., 41 min.) : sound ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital DAISY format
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
Narrated by Vera Pordage.
Audio and text.
Issued also in online resource format.
Reproduced from: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2017. x ; 330 pages : 9780771050589 (softcover)
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DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
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