Collins-Burke
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  • 1
    Sign of the Cross: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 1 | Anne Emery

    Sign of the Cross: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    Monty Collins is a sharp-tongued public defender who just wants to represent an upstanding character for a change. A priest with something to hide isn't quite what he had hoped for, but when the literate, arrogant, and tight-lipped Father Brennan Burke is implicated in the strange murder of a young woman, Monty doesn't just take the case - the case takes him. When Burke won't come clean, Monty is forced to play private detective, traveling into his client's past. Things look good for the case until another body is found....

    A very current issue

    This was my first Emery mystery. I'm a vicar and I enjoy books set in the church. This did not disappoint. I love the detective and grew to appreci..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2013 by susanna (OKEHAMPTON, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Obit: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 2 | Anne Emery

    Obit: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    Long ago, Declan Burke fled Ireland in the dark of night, started a new life in New York City, and has never looked back - until one morning when he picks up the newspaper and reads the obituary of one Cathal Murphy. He sees at once that the obituary is a coded summary of his own life and probably a thinly veiled death threat. He turns to Halifax lawyer Monty Collins for advice, but when Monty starts to investigate the obit's allusions to Declan's IRA past, Declan decides to keep his lips sealed.

    Hmmmmm

    Well, I liked the Collins- Burke duo in book one, and even though Burke was a priest who occasionally fell into carnal habits, one felt a certain amou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 June 2014 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 3
    Barrington Street Blues: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 3 | Anne Emery

    Barrington Street Blues: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    A rich man and a poor man are found dead of gunshot wounds outside a seedy bar on Barrington Street. The police declare it a murder-suicide, but bluesman/lawyer Monty Collins suspects it's a double murder. Helped by his friend, Father Brennan Burke, and hindered by his femme fatale law partner, Felicia Morgan, Monty explores the dark side of Halifax society: hookers, drug addicts, boozers, gamblers and people desperate to cover up a series of parties that got way out of hand.

    The low down and dirty for poor ol' Monty

    Monty's world seems to be sliding into skid row in this outing for Collins and Burke, in more ways than one! His latest case takes him to the seedier ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 March 2014 by Enquiring Mind (United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Cecilian Vespers: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 4 | Anne Emery

    Cecilian Vespers: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    Lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins is used to defending murderers - and occasionally investigating murders himself - but he's never come up against anything like the case of Reinhold Schellenberg, a world-renowned German theologian who has been found dead on the altar of an old church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saint Cecilia's Day. The controversial priest, once a top insider in the Vatican, was known to provoke strong feelings in Catholics, and now those feelings have overflowed with horrifying results.

    Losing control a bit

    I basically do enjoy this series, but with each book The priest, Burke, becomes less priestly - I quite like his irascible ways, but the amount of dri..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 February 2016 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 5
    Children in the Morning: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 5 | Anne Emery

    Children in the Morning: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    When Beau Delaney, the Halifax hotshot whose exploits are the subject of a new Hollywood film, is charged with the murder of his wife, Peggy, it's lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins who takes the case. But when Beau's family dynamics and the appearance of a mysterious child alert Monty that his client is keeping secrets, others join in to help keep Beau from a life in prison. Monty's pal Father Brennan Burke has a hand in the investigation, as does Monty's estranged wife, Maura. Watching all this is Normie, Monty and Maura's daughter, who has the gift of second sight.

    Well worth a listen

    Having read and enjoyed so much the other Collins-Burke mysteries, I finally bit the bullet and read this one. I put off reading it because somehow I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 March 2014 by Enquiring Mind (United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Death at Christy Burke's: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 6 | Anne Emery

    Death at Christy Burke's: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    When spray-painted graffiti appears on the wall of Christy Burke's pub indicating that there's a killer on the premises, Burke's grandson, Father Brennan Burke, is asked to investigate the vandalism. Though not at all keen on probing into the lives of the bar's clientele, he has little choice once a body is found on the property. Issuing orders from a cell in Mountjoy Prison, the pub's current owner wants the problem solved without the police anywhere near his building.

    My last Anne Emery

    Well, I seem to be in a minority again, I really didn't enjoy this book as it was so political - all about the Irish troubles - I didn't even find it ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 May 2016 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 7
    Blood on a Saint: A Mystery | Anne Emery

    Blood on a Saint: A Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    In the seventh audiobook of the deftly written Collins-Burke Mystery series, Father Brennan Burke's patience is pushed to the limit when a young woman announces to the world that the Virgin Mary has appeared to her in the churchyard, and hordes of pilgrims, souvenir hawkers, and reporters converge on the scene. But, as unwelcome as these guests may be, they pale in comparison to yet another aggravation in Father Burke's life, a controversial talk show host who clashes with Burke upon arriving in town.

    Another winner for Collins & Burke!

    Anne Emery has done it again. This latest in the Collins-Burke mysteries sees Monty dealing with the client from hell and Brennan turning private dete..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 January 2014 by Enquiring Mind (United Kingdom)
  • 8
    Ruined Abbey: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 8 | Anne Emery

    Ruined Abbey: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    It's 1989. The Troubles are raging in Ireland, bombs exploding in England. In this prequel to the Collins-Burke series, Father Brennan Burke is home in New York when news of his sister's arrest in London sends him flying across the ocean. The family troubles deepen when Brennan's cousin Conn is charged with the murder of a Special Branch detective and suspected in a terrorist plot against Westminster Abbey. The Burkes come under surveillance by the murdered cop's partner and are caught in a tangle of buried family memories.

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  • 9
    Lament for Bonnie | Anne Emery

    Lament for Bonnie

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Anne Emery
    • Narrated By Tandy Cronyn, Morgan Hallett, Erin Moon, and others
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    Twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald - the beloved step dancing, fiddling youngest member of Cape Breton's famed Clan Donnie band - vanishes after a family party. There was no stranger spotted lurking around, but no one thinks for one minute that Bonnie ran away. Maura MacNeil, cousin to Clan Donnie, offers her husband's legal services to the family as the police search for the missing girl. But fame attracts some strange characters, and Clan Donnie has groupies. So, it turns out, does lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins.

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