Face on the Wall, The

Genre: Mystery

Face on the Wall, The

Performed by:
Mark Ashby
#13 in Homer Kelly

While trying to start a new life, Homer’s niece uncovers a murder. Life has not always been fair to Annie Swann. A bad marriage sullied her youth, but since her divorce she has made enough money illustrating children’s books to add a wing to her house. The new addition’s focal point will be a 35-foot blank wall, where Annie plans an elaborate mural of the fairy tale characters who pay her bills. But as she paints, mysterious markings appear on the mural: first splotches, then a woman’s face, ringed with blonde hair and covered in blood. It seems to point to the disappearance of Pearl Small, a Harvard student who took classes from Annie’s aunt Mary. As Mary and her husband, professor and ex-cop Homer Kelly, look for Pearl, Annie continues painting, unaware that with each brushstroke, she marks her wall with another layer of evil.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 8 hours
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Author
Jane Langton
Narrator
Mark Ashby

Biography:
Mark Ashby has recorded over 300 books for the Library of Congress, including works by Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, and Dan Brown. He received the AFB Scourby Award for non-fiction narration in 2004 and was nominated for a Torgi Award in 2003. Mark also directed and starred in the full-cast audio play Flesh and Blood for Dark Menace Production, and his stage acting credits include The Odd Couple, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Seven Year Itch, The Nerd, and Boeing Boeing. Also, as a member and head writer of comedy troupe Those Guys, he has penned a semi-autobiographical play called How to Make a Baby.

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