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Murder in a Distant Land the stories for this annual collection of the Mystery Writers of America were selected for their strange and exotic locales. Breathtaking suspense, cold-blooded crime, and challenging twists of plot - set in the four corner of the world - make this recording a chilling audio experience. We suggest you listen with the lights on!

"Deadhead Coming Down" by Margaret Maron, read by Andrew Stevens: There's nothing exotic about driving an 18-wheeler, but 20 minutes off the interstate is a whole different country - and a little challenge to break the monotony.

"A Little Piece of Room" by Barbara Owens, read by Peter Marshall: In the Arizona desert, a suspicious, crippled hermit forges an unlikely bond with a mysterious young visitor.

"The Matchstick Hut" by Jean Darling, read by Andrew Stevens: Macker Malloy has 10 hours of leave in Monrovia, Liberia. He can't find much in the way of entertainment until he runs into an old friend living in strange circumstances.

"Night Crawlers" By Joyce Harrington, read by Nancy Dussault: Mirabelle MacMaster's life has been cramped and inhibited, restricted by her paralyzed, tyrannical father to their eerie, romete home. What will she do when a means of escape presents itself?

"The Smoke People" by Walter Satterthwait, read by Arte Johnson: A sudden death amidst the squalor of a Nigerian slum looks like simple cardiac arrest-but a persistent policeman, a member of the same tribe as the dead man, suspects otherwise.

"The Treasure of Pachacamac" by James Holding, read by Peter Marshall: Felipe de la Vega, professor of archaeology at Lima's San Marcos. University, knows that his only living relative, under the influence of an unsavory friend, means to use the professor's years of painstaking research to find a priceless treasure.

"The Vultures of Malabar" by Edward D. Hoch, read by Arte Johnson: In Bombay, bodies are sometimes left in sacred "towers of silence" to be de...

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