The Roman Hat Mystery
by Ellery Queen (Frederick A. Stokes, 1929)
audiobook read by Robert Fass (Blackstone, 2013)
An undemanding read in that the prose is straightforward and brooks no abridgement in relating every last action and brainstormed exchange of the investigation. The Queens are well drawn but the mystery conjures indifference, its solution buried beneath piles of mundane detail.