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  • DC Max Wolfe, Book 6
  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

#taken in the night: They thought they were kidnapping the mistress of one of London’s most powerful gangsters. But they’ve taken the wrong woman. And crossed the wrong detective. #taken underground: Detective Max Wolfe's hunt for the missing woman takes him from New Scotland Yard’s legendary Black Museum to the glittering mansions of career criminals, from sleazy strip joints to secret sex dungeons - and to unspeakably dark deeds committed decades ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Series Going from Strength to Strength!

  • By Simon on 25-05-19

Taken by Tony Parsons

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-19

Taken, by Tony Parsons is the 1st book in the DC Max Wolfe series.
I bought this book after seeing Tony on UK Morning TV and was impressed with his conversation.
Set in London this book is an excellent story with a beggining, middle and end. Very thrilling and plausible, especially if you happen to know the area, it’s even more so. The book goes straight to the point as did his conversation, just the way I like. I will be reading the rest of this series.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great saga

  • By Linda Carroll on 19-08-17

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-19

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. What a super book, Nora seems to have written this better than a lot of her older books and I have most of them. I do hope she does more of this type of novel.
It has a beginning, a very exciting middle, and a great ending.
Such a lot of emotional feelings very well written, brings tears to your eyes if you’re a woman.

  • A Merciful Silence

  • Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 4
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home. A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people - a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Merciful Silence

  • By Mini Ward on 14-04-19

A Merciful Silence

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-19

A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot. Brilliant. Another great story in this series,and it really is a great follow up to the previous books.
Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

  • A Merciful Death

  • Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 1
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land - and off the grid - in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good storyline

  • By f.c on 16-09-17

A Merciful Death.. book 1 of the series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-19

Super book and story for the start of this series.
A good book with a start, middle and very satisfying ending. I already have the second one and look forward to reading or listening to it.
Very exciting and will make a brilliant film too.

  • Dead in Her Tracks

  • Rogue Winter Novella, Book 2
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

This wasn't how Police Chief Zane Duncan expected to spend his first Christmas with fellow officer and girlfriend Stevie Taylor. But when a local motel calls in the discovery of a dead body, the couple's holiday takes a grim turn. This is the second murder in Solitude within the week, despite the fact that their primary suspect is already in custody. Together, Zane and Stevie must face a disturbing truth - their small town may be harboring two killers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dead in her tracks

  • By Mini Ward on 23-03-19

Dead in her tracks

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-19

Good overall, but only one star because such a short story!
I would not have bought it if I knew the length of it so very disappointed.

  • Birdman

  • By: Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by: Damien Goodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Greenwich, south-east London. Five bodies have been found, all young women, all ritualistically murdered, dumped on wasteland near the Millennium Dome. When a post-mortem examination reveals a singular, horrific signature linking the victims, officers realise that they are on the trail of the most dangerous offender known to the force: a sexual serial killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously dark stuff!

  • By T on 19-01-14

Birdman by Mo Hayder.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-19

’Birdman’ is the first in the Jack Caffery series, a good story but I think this series should be read in order.
After buying and reading the 2nd book first, the Jack Caffery characters behaviour in it doesn’t good sense, so, I will be listening or reading the 2nd book again which is, The Treatment.

  • An Ace and a Pair

  • Dead Cold Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Blake Banner
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Ten years back, Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away, and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rd's own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson’s wife, Maria. Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him – whatever the consequences....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By AthenaNI on 13-01-19

An Ace and a Pair by Blake Banner.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-18

What a great story An Ace and a Pair, book 1 of a series by Blake Banner. I really enjoyed it as it has a begging, middle and end and was very exciting all the way through.
So good I can’t wait to read or listen to the rest of the series.

  • The Quartet Murders

  • Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

DCI Oldroyd has seen his fair share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder - until now. When world-famous violinist Hans Muller is shot and killed during a concert, the detective is faced with a case beyond logic. The culprit is nowhere to be found - and the victim’s priceless violin has disappeared too. As Oldroyd investigates the murderer’s identity and the motive for the killing, he enters the ruthless world of wealthy instrument collectors and stumbles upon a dark path where shocking secrets have been buried in the past. But the secrets will soon take centre stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb plot

  • By Diane Walmsley on 07-02-19

The Quartet Murders by J.R.Ellis

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

The Quartet Murders by J.R.Ellis, is the second book of three and is excellent. Each book can be read as a stand alone and would be just as enjoyable. A beginning, a middle with a very good explained ending.
Nice ‘old fashioned’ without mobile phones, internet or annoying texts!

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  • The Murder at Redmire Hall

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery, Book 3
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Lord Redmire’s gambling habit has placed him in serious debt. Determined to salvage his fortune by putting Redmire Hall on the map, the aristocrat performs an impossible locked-door illusion on live TV. But as the cameras roll, his spectacular trick goes fatally wrong. Special guest DCI Jim Oldroyd has a front-row seat, but in all his years with the West Riding Police he’s never witnessed anything like this. He sees Redmire disappear - and then reappear, dead, with a knife in his back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Yorkshire Mystery

  • By K. Tye on 02-03-19

Book 2 of 3 The Murder at Redmire Hall by J.R.Ellis

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Book 2 of 3. The Murder at Redmire Hall by J.R.Ellis.
This book was just as good as the first in this series, another brilliant
‘old fashioned’ English novel with a begging, middle and satisfying explained ending. (I didn’t guess it)
Everything I love in book series, especially as they needn’t be read in order without being a disappointment. ... Now for the third book.

  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? Then someone with vital information turns up dead....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to sample before buying

  • By mary morrissey on 13-08-18

The Body In The Dales.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

The Body In The Dales, is The first in a series. A totally absorb story about ‘Pot-holers up North’ Something we see on TV when rescuers are needed and something I from the midlands of UK know nothing about. So, I found the descriptions of scenery very good, like the story, riveting. Consequently I already have the second book.
Brilliant story and performance, with a beginning, middle and end.