The Moving Finger


Read by James R. Hedrick

(4.2 stars; 12 reviews)

Bruce Brainerd becomes ill at the country house of his fiancee, Millicent Porter. He is put under the care of a trained nurse, Vera Deane, the night nurse of Craig Porter, who is a paralytic from the effects of an airplane encounter in France. The next morning Bruce Brainerd is found with his throat cut. Who commited the crime? As the plot unfolds, a possible motive is revealed for Nurse Deane to have killed him, and she was in the next room. Then we see that Hugh Wyndham, in love with Dorthy Deane, might be the criminal. The police are convinced that Alan Noyes, who disappeared the morning of the murder, is the guility man. One after another are various persons under a cloud, but the real murderer is not revealed until 'the moving finger' tells the truth. - Summary by NY Times quoted in Book Review Digest, 1919 (6 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Visions 7:54 Read by James R. Hedrick
Tragedy 16:20 Read by James R. Hedrick
Testimony 18:06 Read by James R. Hedrick
More Testimony 28:21 Read by James R. Hedrick
Dorothy Deane, ''Society Editor'' 15:54 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Wall Between 18:14 Read by James R. Hedrick
At Thornedale Lodge 16:36 Read by James R. Hedrick
Many Inventions 27:07 Read by James R. Hedrick
In the Attic 18:50 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Black-Edged Card 17:57 Read by James R. Hedrick
Mrs. Porter Grows Inquisitive 19:10 Read by James R. Hedrick
Detective Mitchell Asks Questions 21:23 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Red Herring 21:23 Read by James R. Hedrick
Pro and Con 20:56 Read by James R. Hedrick
Edged Tools 18:55 Read by James R. Hedrick
Hare and Hounds 23:20 Read by James R. Hedrick
Vera Receives a Letter 15:57 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Counterfeit Bank Note 21:51 Read by James R. Hedrick
The First Shot 9:38 Read by James R. Hedrick
KA 7:38 Read by James R. Hedrick
Blind Man's Buff 16:26 Read by James R. Hedrick
''The Moving Finger Writes — '' 9:52 Read by James R. Hedrick
Out of the Maze 14:34 Read by James R. Hedrick

Reviews


(3 stars)

A bit convoluted and strange characters. It is hard to believe some of the motivations of the characters. Worth a listen if you are bored.