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Jeremiah's Bell

A D.C.I Daley Thriller, Book 8
Narrated by: David Monteath
Series: D.C.I. Daley, Book 8
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

Teenager Alison Doig disappeared from Kinloch more than 30 years ago under mysterious circumstances. Her reclusive family still lives in a remote part of the Kintyre peninsula, amidst rumours of wrecking, smuggling and barbaric cruelty.

Now rich American hotelier Alice Wenger has arrived in town, determined to punish those who made her suffer in the past. But someone has vowed to keep hidden sins concealed forever.

Daley’s team must race against time to expose long-held secrets and shameful lies before there are any more victims.

©2020 Denzil Meyrick (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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How Good Can a Series Be?

It's probably not worth reading my reviews of this series any more. I just enjoy them so much, all I need to hear is the words 'County Hotel' or 'Hamish eyed his empty glass' from the excellent David Monteath and I am transported to Kinloch and it's wonderful atmosphere. In fact so much have I fallen for this quaint Scottish town that just happens to be the centre of half the world's mystery and intrigue that the potential fate of one of Kinloch's prize institutions had me gripped as much as the latest Daley adventure!

That story is another clever mystery, one of the more laid back ones but it still involves some interesting people coming into Kinloch from abroad. It's slightly more of a slow burner than some of the others but it has a real kicker of an ending that will have you reaching for your own wee dram before the conclusion.

If you've read the previous books then you know what to expect from Daley, Scott and those who inhabit Kinloch. If not, then you could reasonably read this one first and enjoy it but you would be doing yourself a disservice. There is so much joyous character to this series that it should probably be an arrestable offence to not take it all in from the beginning and watch as this grim yet beautiful Scottish town and its characters come to life.

Meyrick has created something very special and I hope he can keep this up for a long time yet, Add in the silky David Monteath as narrator and you have what is clearly one of Audible's winning combinations.

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What a fantastic book, series, everything!!!

I have been hooked on this series from the word go! This needs to be a Netflix tv show! The ongoing story (now number 8) I’ve been here for all the highs and lows and regardless I love love love what Denzil does every time. I don’t know where to begin... don’t want to ruin it for you but if you have not already! Get the first one and start....

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Well worth the wait

The wait seemed interminable after the ending of the previous book and my shout of 'noooooo'. When I started reading the book, I again shouted 'nooo', and put it down. I started listening to the Audiobook shortly after when I was queueing for the supermarket and was quickly swept up in the story. Worrying times for me with DCI Daley's health issues at times as I had a heart scare years ago and could empathise with his fears, but this added to the build up of the story.

Absolutely brilliant. The twist at the end to what I had expected was terrific. I'm doing my usual re-read/re-listen as I enjoy going over the story knowing what's happened.

Wonderful story. Superb narration as usual by David Monteath of course.

Mr Meyrick, you've done it again. As said above. Absolutely brilliant. I'd give 10 stars if I could.

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Worth the wait!

Loved it.
DCI Ryan and his trusty funny sidekick DS Scott, put in a boring isolation day brilliantly, cant wait for the next one.

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Storytelling at its best

These books are going from strength to strength. Denzil Meyrick’s writing and the narration by David Monteath are a match made in heaven. The main storyline in Jeremiah’s Bell is gripping but for me the real joy in the book are the characters and sub plots that Denzil has crafted over the series so far. They are simply wonderful.

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Completely riveting, exceptional storytelling.

Jeremiah’s Bell is the 8th outing for DCI Daley and the now Acting Inspector Brian Scott . Jim Daley has been given the go ahead to return to work following his misadventures at the end of his last case and although he’s keen to get back to his job, he’s still haunted by thoughts of his own mortality. His faithful sidekick Brian Scott can’t wait to have him back, desperate to rid himself of all the bureaucracy and paperwork the role of inspector brings.
Before long the two are embroiled in the mystery of whether a newly arrived, wealthy, American business woman Alison Wenger is connected to the disappearance of a young woman, Alison Doig, 30 years earlier. As the team begin to investigate, someone is very keen that past secrets should not be uncovered and will kill to ensure they remain hidden.
This series of books is superb. The characters are richly drawn, the landscape of the kintyre peninsula so evocatively described, and the stories so intricately woven.
Once again David Monteath puts in a stellar performance as narrator and he brings a superb story to life.
A resounding 5 stars from me.

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Awesome as ever

I missed Hamish a bit in this one, but great story and awesome narration by DM as usual.

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Meyrick and Monteath on good form

Another adventure with Daley and Scott. All the usual cast of characters is here, and the hilarious dialogue between Bri and Ella is on point! I can't imagine this series without the brilliant narration and perfect timing of David Monteath. Spot on.

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Love these stories please keep them coming

I’ve been waiting for it seems ages for this book and it didn’t disappoint.
I love listening to this stories so well put together I just wish they would keep on going.
I hope there’s more can’t wait till the next one

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Must read series, gripping and entertaining.

I am very glad I came across the DCI Daley series. I have loved all of the books and the new one is no exception. I feel I have grown to know the characters and it is a treat to spend time in their company.
Jeremiah's Bell was much anticipated by me because, as with each of the books, there was an unresolved issue from the previous book. And even within the first couple of chapters the suspense was maintained.
Each book brings a situation with it that you wouldn't anticipate, and immediately you feel submerged in it and keen to know the outcome - whether it is regarding the police enquiry or the personal dilemmas that the characters face. For that reason the books are what I would term "un-put-downable". I had to ration my reading time as I did not want to finish it too quickly, I wanted to have it to look forward to. Now that I have read it I know I have a wait of at least 12 months before the next one :(
Thank you Denzil, I love the books.
I love the narration to, thank you David Monteath - it is such a gift to be able to totally transform your voice and conjure up the image of a whole community of people. And to maintain the voices and characters over the series of books is amazing.
I also enjoy that the author and narrator, are on twitter and engage with the books' fans.
So yes. I am a big fan. Love it love it love it. Bring on the next book please, no pressure!

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