As the mayhem of May subsides into contemplative idleness and the company cold, inevitably shared by most of us in The Blind & The Intruder, finally succumbs to its equally inevitable demise - Mervyn's first audio adventure has been released from Big Finish and I'm listening to it now as I write...
Online reviews & comments:
'Mervyn Stone ...played by the note-perfect John Banks'.
Matt Hills: Reviews in Time and Space
'...an audio-play, featuring a full-cast of characters played by two actors, John Banks and Nicola Bryant.
~ I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t known in advance that it was only two actors, I probably wouldn’t have spotted it.'
'The Axeman Cometh is the best murder mystery that I have seen, read or heard for absolutely ages.'
'Not just Highly Recommended, this is a masterpiece of crime drama. Spread the word!'
The Puzzle Doctor
'If you love a murder mystery mixed with comedy, this is the release for you.'
'...an hour of audio that must - PLEASE - be the start of a new series...'
Rated 10/10 by jolyon: The Time Scales
Hear former Vixens from the Void script editor and sort-of detective Mervyn Stone come to life before your very ears! The exceptionally talented team of Big Finish veteran John Banks and former Doctor Who companion Nicola Bryant play Mervyn Stone and Vanity Mycroft - and a raft of other characters - in The Mervyn Stone Mysteries: The Axeman Cometh. There's even a rather special guest voice...
Another wittily written thriller from the pen of Nev Fountain, The Axeman Cometh sees Mervyn called to the Sounderama Studios to prevent a murder... but will he be in time?
And if you'd like more Mervyn Stone (or want some background before listening to his latest adventure), the seven Mervyn Stone podcasts have been retrieved and put back on the Big Finish website.
Directed By: Patric Kearns