‘Final Arrangements’ from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine 1961

For ten long years, Elsie Parnell had been impossible to live with; and so morning after morning, Rutherford Parnell sat lost in thought, meditating on how to bring about an escape for both of them.  And today was the day that he had picked … to carry out his plan.

This is a combined audiobook / radio-play created by ‘Doll’s House Studios’ with the support of Penny Publications L.L.C.


This audiobook is the first in collection to be released under the series title:-

‘Sir, Can You Tell Us a Horror Story.’


This particular story, written by Lawrence Page, was used in secondary schools in the U.K. for well-over 30 years as a tried-and-tested, compelling stimulus for creative writing and Drama work. Kids love to be scared!  And this story is guaranteed to make an impact!

Suitable for ages 11 and upwards – and for all lovers of strange and disturbing stories with a twist in the tail.



Narrated by Paul Monaghan and Lara J. West (as Elsie, Mrs Casey and Mary)

with guest voices – David J. Higgins (as Rutherford Parnell)

and M. D. Grimshaw (as Mr. Krushman)


Incidental music composed and recorded by Tinto Spinsilva.

Front Cover design by Andrew Watts © 2017


This literary work is copyrighted © 2017 by Penny Publications LLC.

This audio recording © 2017 by Paul Monaghan and Lara J. West (P) Spokenworld Audio and Ladbroke Audio Ltd.




Our audiobooks download as zipped files (due to their size and for your convenience). Once unzipped you will find all of the mp3 files for your audiobook named, and in correct file order.  Due to the way Apple has designed iOS, iPhones and iPads don’t recognise these zip files automatically (unlike Android devices).  So, if you buy one of our titles via your iPhone or iPad, there are two ways to find and listen to your files:

[1] Download for FREE iZip for iOS – then download the audiobook using the link provided either on the webpage or the email we sent you. After the file has downloaded click on the Open With option and choose iZip. The app will open and ask if you want it to unzip all the files, say yes. A minute or so later you will have a list of mp3 files in order, and you just need to tap on the one you want to play and it will start playing in the Audioplayer. You can easily play, pause, jump forward or back.

[2] Slightly easier – download the zip file to your PC or MAC, unzip it to a folder you know the location of (such as your Music or Documents folder), then use iTunes to transfer the files in the same way you would a music album.

We hope you enjoy your audiobook and come back for more soon!


Lara J West
Paul Monaghan
David J Higgins
MD Grimshaw


Lawrence Page


Tinto Spinsilva

Sound Design

Paul Monaghan



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)


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