Julian Symons – The Colour of Murder


John Wilkins meets a beautiful, irresistible girl, and his world is turned upside down. Looking at his wife, and thinking of the girl, everything turns red before his eyes – the colour of murder. But did he really commit the heinous crime he was accused of?

Told innovatively in two parts: the psychiatric assessment of Wilkins and the trial for suspected murder on the Brighton seafront, this award-winning crime novel from 1957 is a gripping examination of the psychology of murder and the nature of justice, unravelling the mystery by showing the events leading up to a murder and the psychiatric evaluation which follows.

Author: Julian Symons
Narrator: Peter Wickham
Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2004
Publisher: Soundings
Language: English

User Review:

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I love Sherlock Holmes. However, this rendition is miserable to listen to with Timson’s interpretation of Holmes’ voice being nasal & whiny (think fingernails on a chalkboard). Of course, it is hard to compete with Derek Jacobi’s brilliant performances of the Sherlock Holmes stories and his interpretation of Holmes & Watson. Sadly, Jacobi’s rendition of The Casebook of Shelock Holmes is not available in the US.