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A Murder of Magpies

A Short Sequel to The Magpies
Narrated by: Elliot Hill
Series: The Magpies, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Summary

The terrifying sequel to the number-one best seller The Magpies.

Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, 'Dark Angel' Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life.

But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks - ruining lives for fun.

Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into....

©2018 Mark Edwards (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not worth buying

struggled to finish , predictable and hammy.dont know why he bothered with this one.
enjoyed the first Magpie ,but this has now ruined the story

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Excellent read

Mark Edward never fails to excite me with his books.. another excellent read and audible version.. I'm hoping there's a sequel to this.

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Not worth a credit but a good listen

This is only a novella and is too short to be really worth the credit, but for everyone who has read Magpies it is a must listen. Follows on from where Magpies left off and carries on with the same suspense and compulsion of the main novel. Maybe should have the third part - “The Last of the Magpies” which is also a novella, thrown in as a two for one credit deal to be worth the credit.

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excellent!

more please. clever plotting, well done. Thank you for taking up most of my free time today!!!!!

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He still hasn't changed

My first thought on reading this, was I was so excited to do so. I couldn't wait for it to come out, I actually had high hopes for an outcome I really thought was certain, can't say, as don't do spoilers, but once I was finished, in one because it's so short, I was angry all over again. Jamie's conduct... Just, wow. Even after everything he went through, he didn't change. Without trying to give away anything, don't read this if you had hopes for Jamie's redemption, in my opinion. The plot was good, I like what happened, but Jamie just gets on my nerves. Sure, if there's a 3rd etc, book, I'll read it of course, but it'll take a lot for my view of Jamie to warm. Well done Mark, another good one. I also liked the fact Hill was also able to read this one. Really made it feel like the continuation it is. Another narrator would've ruined that for me.

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Short but sweet, a few hours long

Would you consider the audio edition of A Murder of Magpies to be better than the print version?

Yes

What about Elliot Hill’s performance did you like?

He made the story and characters come alive

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes and did

Any additional comments?

looking forward to the next one.

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Dire!

A step too far, by a usually brilliant author. Oh God let it please be over.

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Loved it !

Fabulous ! I hope there's a third ! A final showdown 😀 And Jamie and Kirsty back together 😀

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  • Amazon Customer anonymous
  • 28-02-20

good read

loved it! Good read and I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Lily
  • 26-01-20

Outstanding Sequel!

Wonderfully Written! I loved the way the story continues to keep you on your toes! Loved it!

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  • renee van tussenbrook
  • 07-01-20

Gasped out loud!

I was so enthralled in the story that I gasped out loud involuntarily. It was the middle of the night and I had to make sure I didn't wake up the rest of my family. Then I couldn't stop laughing at myself. That's how I know it is a good story and narrator. Finished in one night.

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  • barbara
  • 03-01-20

A Murder of Magpies

Wow, I have already downloaded the next book, I am absolutely hooked on this series. Love the way it was written and the story quite scary when you think people like that actually exist. An excellent series. The narration was excellent.

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  • #AmazonCustomer
  • 13-12-19

Seriously???

I read the first book and needless to say I was looking forward to the second book.
Well after reading the second book it confirmed my views concerning Jaime.
He's a bloody idiot. If there ever was a character who was too stupid to live it's Jaime.
I get that the author wanted to make Jaime fallible but OMGOSH.
I figured out the entire storyline when he received the email from the person asking for his help.
Even a blind person could have seen through this crappy story; thus the ending wasn't much of a surprise at all.
Seriously did you really need to dumb down the male character by making him so weak, stupid and gullible just to make him relatable?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-19

oh Jamie when will you learn?

kept me on the edge if my seat. found myself scolding Jamie for his decisions. so didn't see the end coming.

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  • emmett
  • 16-06-19

it was good

it was a great sequel magpies can't wait to listen to the third one.love it

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  • Geraldine Alvarez
  • 08-05-19

Good follow up

I enjoy all of Edward's books, The Magpies was a really good book. This short sequel was entertaining but too short! I'm looking forward to the final book.

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  • LuvReading
  • 23-11-18

Ready For Part 3!!!!

Mr. Edwards is such a talented writer! I can't really write much of a critique because I don't want to write spoilers. But he asked if the readers want a 3rd & final Magpie book. Yes, please!!!! Kudos Mr. Edwards!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-18

If you've read Magpies...

... then you need to listeb to this! shame it isn't longer, and I hope there's another!