Simon Serrailler
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  • 0.5
    Hero: A Simon Serrailler Short Story | Susan Hill

    Hero: A Simon Serrailler Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    When Simon Serrailler was a rookie constable with the Met, he did something reckless in the course of a night's work which caused a man's death. But his act was praised by his colleagues, and he was called a hero. Years later, now a detective chief superintendent who has been badly injured in the course of duty, he receives a medal for bravery at Buckingham Palace while recollecting that fateful night of his early career, when chance disguised itself as bravery.

    Want more Simon Serailler

    After the horrendous ending of Soul of Discretion it was good to hear this but please can we have more of these wonderful stories. We've got to know h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2016 by Charlotte ()
  • 1
    The Various Haunts of Men: Simon Serrailler 1 | Susan Hill

    The Various Haunts of Men: Simon Serrailler 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town.

    excellent

    I couldn't put it down. Brilliant narrator, no stumbles or stutters apparent. Good plot and interesting characters who could be easily visualised. Wou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 July 2006 by Anthony (Bournemouth, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Pure in Heart: Simon Serrailler 2 | Susan Hill

    The Pure in Heart: Simon Serrailler 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler, first introduced in The Various Haunts of Men, is on a painting holiday in Venice when he is summoned home by a telephone call. He has family problems to face, and the stress and grind of running a busy police station. When a little boy is snatched as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school, an ordinary community realises that terror and evil are in their very midst.

    Beautifully read and excellent characterisation.

    Essential to read or listen to The Various Haunts of Men first to become familiar with the main cast of characters and to understand the references to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 November 2007 by Christine (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3 | Susan Hill

    The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Following on from the child abduction in her previous novel The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror.

    Another gripping instalment beautifully read

    For those who were frustrated by the unresolved ending of The Pure in Heart, the second novel in the series, this third book brings matters to a concl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 December 2007 by Christine (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Vows of Silence: Simon Serrailler 4 | Susan Hill

    The Vows of Silence: Simon Serrailler 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Gunmen are terrorising young women in the Cathedral town of Lafferton. What - if anything - links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with a rifle the same person as the killer with a handgun? Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler falls back on well tried police methods such as questioning neighbours and house-to-house searches.

    Really Excellent

    This series just gets better and better. Although I am not usually interested in "family drama" novels, these books are so well written that I have be..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 August 2009 by Catherine (Tayport, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Shadows in the Street: Simon Serrailler 5 | Susan Hill

    Shadows in the Street: Simon Serrailler 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up an exhausting and difficult case for SIFT - Special Incident Flying Taskforce - and is on a sabbatical on a Scottish island when he is recalled to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have vanished and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter?

    excellent - nothing else to say really!

    over last few months ive listened to ALL the susan hill books in the 'serrailler' series. there are 5 books currently (hope more will be written) crim..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2011 by Glynis (haverhill, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    The Betrayal of Trust: Simon Serrailler 6 | Susan Hill

    The Betrayal of Trust: Simon Serrailler 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Simon Serrailler is faced with that most complicated of investigations - a cold case. Freak weather and flash floods all over southern England. Half of Lafferton is afloat. A landslip on the Moor has closed the bypass and, as the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave - and a skeleton - are exposed. It doesn't take long to identify the remains as those of the missing teenager, Harriet Lowther, last seen carrying a tennis racket while waiting for a bus. But that was 16 years ago.

    Excellent crime writing

    The author manages to weave into the thread of the crime her obvious concern for terminal illness, health care, and euthanasia. Very skillfully worked..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 February 2012 by Amazon Customer (France)
  • 7
    A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler, Book 7 | Susan Hill

    A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Duchess of Cornwall Close: sheltered accommodation, a mix of bungalows and flats, newly built and not quite finished. Despite the bitterly cold weather, elderly residents are moving in. Then, one snowy night, an old lady is murdered - dragged from her bed and strangled with a length of flex. DCS Simon Serrailler and his team are aware of bizarre circumstances surrounding her death, but keep some details secret while they desperately search for a match. All they know is that the killer will strike again, and will once more leave the same tell-tale signature.

    Thoroughly enjoyable read

    I've listened to all the Simon Serrailler crime novels and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Particularly gratifying is getting to know the characters in..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 November 2012 by Kindle Customer (Hockley, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    The Soul of Discretion: Simon Serrailler Book 8 | Susan Hill

    The Soul of Discretion: Simon Serrailler Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

    It's dark, this one

    If you've come this far with Susan Hill, Serrailler and Stephen Pacey then you don't need me to tell you about the writing and narration of the series..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 October 2014 by Sal ()
  • 8.5
    A Breach of Security | Susan Hill

    A Breach of Security

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He's already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance.

    Police have very politically correct attitudes.

    Not very exciting. Politically correct viewpoints. Lots of domestic padding. Few chapters for main story line. And I think that decisions made would h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 November 2016 by Colin Lodder (St Leonards on Sea, E Sussex, GB)