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Summary

George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk... As the forces of law and order and London's underworld converge in a huge manhunt, Kate fears she'll lose everything she's ever cared about... to the ladykiller.

©1993 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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Loved this book

Would you listen to The Ladykiller again? Why?

Yes. I really liked this book. The story kept me wanting to know just what was going to happen next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't really have a favourite, I enjoyed it all.

What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Yes definitely. Annie is a great story teller & brings it to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It didn't make me cry, it did however have me looking behind me every five minutes whilst walking my dog haha..... no, really!!

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Not for the easily offended

Would you listen to The Ladykiller again? Why?

Quite probably as I feel I might have missed some of the finer details - that said it is a story that bears a second read anyway.

What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

An excellent narator, varied charactors each with their own little quirks - I always feel this adds much to the telling

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

No, this is a book to be enjoyed when you can relax and take it on board.

Any additional comments?

Not for anyone offended by bad language - that said it is in context.

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riveting

while driving around the country on many journeys this was a gripping story I did not want to reach the journeys end. the story is gripping you can almost be there in it your self.

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used to like this author

I found this book really boring and the narration was like something out of "Eastenders" so many London cliche phrases stuffed into one book..."Leeeeve it aaaaaaout" "I aint done nuthin to deserve this daaaarlin".(my words) The characters were unbelievable and the story was slow and dull. I fast forwarded some of it to get to the end sooner. I was really surprised that this top selling author wrote such a poor story. Lots of unneccesary padding and overall it was more like someone's first attempt at a book. I wouldn't recommend when there are so many good crime thrillers out there.

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Good story

Have read the book and enjoyed it on audio. A few of the accents were a bit off but well worth listening to

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Dissapointing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, there is more sub plots than plot, and the side stories swamp the main story

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have liked to explore the murderer a bit more, and I was definitely uninterested in the detectives love life

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The opening scene was quite dark

Could you see The Ladykiller being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Wouldn't be interested in any film or programme myself

Any additional comments?

We have a psychopathetic murderer on the loose, terrorising a small town, yet the book is all about the detectives relationship with a East End gangster and their sexual exploits

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Lady Killer

loved it from start to finish.
excellent narrator.
gripping plot right up to the last word

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Superb

Fantastic from beginning to end! would love to see this as a film on mini series!

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Usual great writing by Martina Cole.

Another "couldn’t stop listening" story from great writer. Can't wait to start the next one.

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Amazing storyline and brilliantly written but what really lifts this is the outstanding narration. Annie Aldingtons superb characterisation brings every character to life. Believable and brilliant

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  • Ria Harmse
  • 02-09-18

Brilliant!

Read the book 20years ago. Fell in love with Martina. LOVE Audible...now I can multitask even more...
And time in the car is a blast.
Annie did a stunning job...

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  • Tracy Jordan
  • 30-05-12

Creepy Killer!

Wow! Interesting read. Enjoyable long listen that took me down surprising roads, some I am still travelling down in contemplation. Not much about the investegation, instead you are "in the head" of the criminal and detective and what drives of them.