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    • Skald: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Crime & Thriller Short Stories
    • By: Martin Edwards, Ben Okri, Sophie Hannah, and others
    • Narrated by: John Banks, Jessica Dennis, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Commissioned by Audible and written especially for audio format this collection brings together six crime stories through the themes of discovery, destination and arrival. Top narrators bring these gripping tales to life acknowledging the Scandinavian tradition of oral storytelling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen overall

    • By PavLove on 04-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dark Angel

    • Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen, excellent work!

    • By Jude on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Stranger Diaries

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Anjana Vasan, Andrew Wincott, Esther Wane, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R. M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.s....  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Crossing Places

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Archeological based who dun it

    • By Linda on 14-09-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • A Room Full of Bones

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Charmaine on 07-12-14

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The House at Sea's End

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601

    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By DrLMK on 18-12-11

    Regular price: £19.79

    • The Woman in Blue

    • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 714

    The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr. Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend, Cathbad, is housesitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A subtle change of direction for Ruth?

    • By Maggie on 11-02-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Janus Stone

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 750

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real page turner!

    • By A. Joyce on 14-01-12

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Dying Fall

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 731
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 726

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • readers

    • By Margaret on 25-04-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Ghost Fields

    • Ruth Galloway, Book 7
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599

    Norfolk is experiencing a July heat wave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried World War II plane with the pilot still inside. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another intriguing Norfolk mystery

    • By Clare C on 15-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Chalk Pit

    • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764

    Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite series

    • By Linda on 01-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Outcast Dead

    • Ruth Galloway, Book 6
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent addition to the series

    • By Saffy on 24-02-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Blood Card

    • Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card. The wartime connection and the suggestion of magic are enough for him to put Stephens and Mephisto on the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mephisto gets his 3rd outing

    • By Alexander James Hawley (Hawley Reviews) on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Zig Zag Girl

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 354

    Brighton, 1950: When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick: the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men. Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Uninvolving mystery

    • By Sally on 20-11-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Vanishing Box

    • Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 4
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter, Ruby, are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked 'living statues'. This might appear to have nothing in common with DI Edgar Stephens' investigation into the death of a quiet flower seller, but if there's one thing the old comrades have learned it's that in Brighton, the line between art and life - and death - is all too easily blurred....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful period detail

    • By Joy on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Smoke and Mirrors

    • A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Brighton, 1951. Pantomime season is in full swing on the snowy pier, with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin. But Max's headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ­­of two local children. With fairy tales in the air, it's not long before the press have found a nickname for the case: 'Hansel and Gretel'. DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The missing girl, Annie, used to write plays and perform them with her friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another first rate crime novel from Elly Griffiths

    • By peter on 27-11-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The House at Sea's End

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway has just returned from maternity leave and is struggling to juggle work and motherhood. When a team from the University of North Norfolk, investigating coastal erosion, finds six bodies buried at the foot of the cliff, she is immediately put on the case. DCI Nelson is investigating, but Ruth finds this more hindrance than help – Nelson is the father of her daughter, Kate. Still, she remains professional and concentrates on the case at hand.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Crossing Places

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote, wild place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea under Norfolk’s vast skies. When a child’s bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on 10 years earlier, she is asked to date them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By A. Joyce on 03-01-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • A Room Full of Bones

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King’s Lynn is preparing for an unusual event – the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum’s curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate.Soon the museum’s wealthy owner lies dead in his stables too.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Janus Stone

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway’s expertise is called upon when builders, demolishing an old house in Norwich, uncover the bones of a child – minus the skull – beneath a doorway. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson investigates. The house was once a children’s home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the place. He tells him that two children did go missing forty years before – a boy and a girl.

    Regular price: £11.89

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