"When it comes to embouchure, no one can touch Alison Balsom. I imagine that Balsom plays the horn the way the inventor of the horn dreamed it would be played: it's brass that's not brassy with notes that are pear-shaped and liquid. Just listen to..."
"DCI Jane Tennyson is the foremother of all the hard-boiled women detectives working to make it in the male-dominated world of investigation. Is Jane flawed? Exquisitely so. Is she dogged and smart? You bet. And she solves the crimes with no cellph..."