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A Litter of Bones: A Scottish Crime Thriller

DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 1
By: JD Kirk
Narrated by: Angus King
Series: DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

Was the biggest case of his career the worst mistake he ever made?

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan stopped the serial child-killer dubbed "Mister Whisper", earning himself a commendation, a drinking problem, and a broken marriage in the process.

Now, he spends his days working in Glasgow's Major Investigations Team, and his nights reliving the horrors of what he saw.

And what he did.

When another child disappears a hundred miles north in the Highlands, Jack is sent to lead the investigation and bring the boy home.

But as similarities between the two cases grow, could it be that Jack caught the wrong man all those years ago?

And, if so, is the real Mister Whisper about to claim his fourth victim?

A Litter of Bones is the explosive debut crime thriller novel from JD Kirk, an exciting new voice in Scottish crime fiction.

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Brilliant unless you're a lover of cats!

A good measure of a crime thriller in today's saturated market is one's willingness to consider the sequel. I'm off to buy it asap. DCI Logan doesn't disappoint. A veteran officer, haunted by the worst case of his career. No self pitying, no long laments; a believable character who's honesty and self deprecating humour is also a breath of fresh air. Suspense at its best! Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Paul Finch, David Jackson, Val MacDermid to name a few. Brilliantly narrated!! You get the gist but avoid like the plague if you favour the feline variety. It's hard to listen to at times!

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couldn't put it down

A thoroughly enjoyable listen & well performed. I got this book to 'give it a try' because I loved the authors other sci-fi-funny books, I'm glad i did. Excellent plot, characters nicely detailed with a serious story line & a touch of dark humour. My next audible credit is going on book 2.
WELL DONE MR BJH 👉👉

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Supertastic from start to finish

At last a great listen from audible I was beginning to give up the narrator was amazing which made the experience more gripping than the author had intended, I listen to approx 80 books a year and this was up at the top cant wait until his other books become available on audible....if your reading this give it a go you will like it.

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Utterly Brilliant.

Hands down one of the BEST crime thriller books I've had, and I have a stupidly large collection of them!!! Totally fantastic, I couldn't stop listening. Roll on the next one!!!

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Litter of Bones

I’m an avid reader of Crime Fiction & this one really hooked me from the very beginning. Gritty, dark & pretty disturbing at times.
Realistic characters who had the right balance of empathy, frustration & humour!
Thoroughly enjoyed the setting between Glasgow & Fort William & particularly loved the audible version read with the different Scottish accents.

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Great first book

Ready enjoyed the story all the way through. Well written good Scottish crime thriller and very pleased it was narrated buy a Scottish person. This help with the right pronunciation of words.

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A Braw Thriller

At last a rival to John Rebus!
This one manages to equate magnificently with anything created by that Scots powerhouse Ian Rankin. Well drawn characters and superbly paced throughout. Can’t wait for the next one.

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superb

I found this book to have it all, tension, drama, humour and emotion. must read

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Brilliant- totally engaging

Great story, with the perfect narration by Angus King. Greatly enjoyed the Scottish satire throughout.
One of my favourite lines -“how did you get in the police son?
Did they hold a raffle?!
I was chucking away to myself.
Really looking forward to the next book.

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Excellent audiobook

Great story brought to life with a fantastic narration.
Immediately went to buy next book but unfortunately not yet available as an audiobook, but will keep checking.

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  • Chris Soothill
  • 21-07-19

I hope this is just the start of a long series

DCI Logan is a tremendous character. The story moves forward at a good pace. It's engaging from start to finish. The narration was especially good. I'll be looking for the next book to hit audible.

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  • Dr. William J. Kass
  • 02-08-19

too much violence/too little character/story

The characters in this book, especially the lead, Logan, seem one dimensional, maybe 1 1/2. There is too much gratuitous violence against children and animals which seems to be intended to manipulate reader-emotion to justify police violence and aggressiveness. There are also a lot of chase scenes which made me think someone might be writing for a camera rather than a reader. At the end of the day, the villain is dispatched even though he was clearly a victim whose story deserved more, IMO. These crime novels don't need to be true, but, as someone said, they should be plausible. With complex characters, almost any story line can seem plausible but because these characters are so shallow, the story line faltered. I doubt I'll be keeping an eye out for a second book.

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  • Donna
  • 21-07-19

4

Fun for me, Scotland, a new series I will continue buying.
We ran through every cliche
available in police procedurals and I didn't mind a bit. Pefect on a rainy day :-)

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  • William Davis
  • 31-07-19

WOW!!!

I think I have a new favorite crime writer. This book has everything--mystery, humor, some great characters, a fast pace, and just the right amount of thrill. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Yankee Bookworm
  • 16-09-19

Thought I would like it more than I did

I'm a fan of Brit detective mysteries and expected to like this book more. The main character needed more development I think. Hard to say exactly what it was about the book that didn't fully engage me. The story line was thoroughly done enough, but there was just something missing. Not sure I would read another installment, assuming there are more.

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  • Margaret
  • 15-09-19

Dear Audible -

GET MORE KIRK! Hope it's the beginning of a very long series. Angus King great as well.

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  • Diane
  • 27-08-19

brilliant

loved this book, great characters, narration, storyline, the lot. Suspenseful with surprises and really creepy at times, brilliant writing a really gritty story. Logan is my new hero he just nudged Jack Reacher out of the way let's hope the next one is as good.

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  • 4Christ
  • 22-08-19

Very good!

I hope this is the first of many to come!
I was in a crime mystery slump. Thoroughly enjoyed this and the narrator was superb!