A Voice Like Velvet (Aka The Announcer)

Donald Henderson

Can the best-known voice in the country be the unknown cat burglar the police are hunting for?

It is wartime Britain. By day Ernest Bisham is the eponymous velvet-voiced announcer for the BBC that the whole country recognizes and even idolizes for it’s the time when the nation looked for heroes and Bisham’s steadying, reassuring ‘presence’ is a great morale booster. 

But Bisham has a secret. By night, he is a daring almost reckless cat-burglar, who seems to get a kick from danger and challenging Scotland Yard. And he seems to be getting away with it easily… with each escapade more daring than the next. However, time is running out for him… 

When Donald Henderson’s Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper caused something of a sensation, his publishers were keen to capitalise on their author’s popularity, quickly reissuing The Announcer with the more appealing title A Voice Like Velvet. 

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 252
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789393701756
  • Price : INR 399

Donald Henderson

Donald Landels Henderson was an English writer. As a young man Henderson spent a period in a stockbrokers' office, and then became an actor. Later he joined the staff of the BBC. From early youth, Henderson had written novels and plays under various pseudonyms. He first used his own name on the 1943 psychological thriller Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper, which got considerable critical attention in wartime Britain. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Henderson published a second novel in the same genre, the 1946 classic Goodbye to Murder. Following the success of Mr Bowling, his book The Announcer (written under the pen-name D.H. Landels), was republished with the new title A Voice Like Velvet (available as a yellowback).

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