Alice in Jeopardy by Ed McBain audiobook

Alice in Jeopardy

By Ed McBain
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Random House Audio 9780743493581
8.20 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Since her husband Eddie's death in a boating accident eight months ago, Alice Glendenning has struggled to make ends meet while waiting for the insurance company to pay up. When Alice takes a job as a real estate agent, she makes a new friend, Charlie Hobbs from whom she is supposed to try to buy his waterfront land for a developer. Things quickly become a nightmare for Alice when her two children, Ashley and Jamie, aren't on the school bus home one day, and she gets a phone call from a woman claiming to have them. When the kidnapper calls again and asks for a ransom identical to the amount Alice is due from the insurance agency after Eddie's accident, Alice forgoes contacting the police and instead calls Charlie for help. But soon enough Alice wonders whether anyone can be trusted in her fight for everything she holds dear.  

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Summary

Summary

Since her husband Eddie's death in a boating accident eight months ago, Alice Glendenning has struggled to make ends meet while waiting for the insurance company to pay up. When Alice takes a job as a real estate agent, she makes a new friend, Charlie Hobbs from whom she is supposed to try to buy his waterfront land for a developer. Things quickly become a nightmare for Alice when her two children, Ashley and Jamie, aren't on the school bus home one day, and she gets a phone call from a woman claiming to have them. When the kidnapper calls again and asks for a ransom identical to the amount Alice is due from the insurance agency after Eddie's accident, Alice forgoes contacting the police and instead calls Charlie for help. But soon enough Alice wonders whether anyone can be trusted in her fight for everything she holds dear.  

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Money, meddlers, and mayhem…well worth the read.” People
“This tricky plot turns on the small, unexpected details.” New York Times Book Review
“A deft, sharply drawn, and thoroughly enjoyable stand-alone from a master writer, this fast-paced suspense novel features an appealing heroine, a well-realized plot, and enough wit to dial down the tension, let the reader take a deep breath, and enjoy Ed McBains latest.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A sparkling departure from his 87th Precinct detective series…A swift, cleverly plotted story line, sassy dialogue, and a well-drawn, resilient heroine make this gripper a hands-down success. As one of our most prolific and talented writers, McBain appears to have struck gold once again.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“McBain has been writing crime fiction through five decades. He’s always very good, usually excellent, and occasionally transcendent. If this were his first novel, we’d anoint him the next great crime novelist of the new century. But since we have more than fifty years of great work on which to judge him, we’ll say instead that he’s still at the top of his game.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Ed McBain

Author Bio: Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English