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    • Out Of Bounds

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - brought to life by the narrator

    • By Sam Jones on 31-08-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Distant Echo

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Tom Cotcher
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

    On a freezing morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in a cemetery. The only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold-case review of Rosie’s unsolved murder, and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing story with good characters

    • By Janet on 07-03-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Skeleton Road

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 510

    When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By pam on 11-12-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Mermaids Singing

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 783
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784

    Up until now the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different - this one’s on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills, where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good ( if a little too gory) book but terrible narration

    • By S. Christie on 09-08-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Broken Ground

    • Karen Pirie, Book 5
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • could hardly finish

    • By Louise on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Darker Domain

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Eilidh Fraser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 587

    It's 1984. The miners' strike is dividing the country. In a struggling coal-mining town, the miners and their families are living at the edge of their resources. On the 14th of December, five miners break ranks to travel to Nottingham and work. For those who stay behind, this is an unforgivable betrayal. Twenty-three years later, a young woman is asking the police to trace her missing father. Miner Mick Prentice vanished, never to be seen again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cleverly constructed story

    • By Kirstine on 17-10-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Wire in the Blood

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details and asked to discover links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory that is ridiculed...until one of their own is murdered. For Tony Hill the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge, and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wire in the Blood

    • By Rachel on 03-11-15

    Regular price: £25.99

    • A Place of Execution

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Paddy Glynn
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700

    In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, 13-year-old girls didn’t just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder. Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well - a child herself when Alison vanished. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 'Nice'

    • By Kathleen M Moon on 18-12-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Report for Murder

    • Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 1
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girls' public school? But when the star attraction is found garrotted with her own cello string minutes before she is due on stage, Lindsay finds herself investigating a vicious murder. Who would have wanted Lorna Smith Cooper dead? And who could have slipped out of the hall at just the right time to commit this cold-blooded crime?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is woeful

    • By Dilligaf1964 on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Fever of the Bone

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very poor writing - lots of bad language

    • By mollyeyre on 04-05-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Splinter the Silence

    • Tony Hill/Carol Jordan, Book 9
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 589
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    When psychological profiler Tony Hill comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Tony and DCI Carol Jordan begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration has ruined a perfectly good story

    • By Kath on 21-11-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Retribution

    • A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Novel
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    In 2010, Val McDermid received the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Her last novel, Trick of the Dark, hit the best-seller lists, and now she returns with The Retribution. Tony Hill, criminal profiler and hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, is back in a terrifying psychological thriller. Teaming up once again with Carol Jordan, the pair face a serial killer unlike any they have ever encountered before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen

    • By Judith on 08-11-11

    Regular price: £17.38

    • The Torment of Others

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended with the conviction of Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word. Criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill thinks this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit predictable

    • By Amanda on 18-10-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Vanishing Point

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    Five-year-old Jimmy Higgins is brazenly snatched from the middle of a busy airport; but this is no ordinary kidnapping. Jimmy’s mother is Scarlett, a reality TV star who, dying of cancer, entrusted the boy to her friend Stephanie Harker. Now Stephanie, reaching into the past to discover the motive behind the abduction, soon encounters a shocking tale of murder and conspiracy, and is faced by the most difficult choice of her life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointment!

    • By Mary on 22-08-14

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Beneath the Bleeding

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield Vics, is poisoned by a rare and deadly toxin, profiler Dr Tony Hill and trusted colleague DCI Carol Jordan have their work cut out for them. Then a bomb explodes in the football stadium, causing massive casualties - and another man dies from poisoning. Is there a link between the cases? What are the motives for these crimes? The clock is ticking, and the death toll keeps rising....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good story

    • By colin clews on 24-11-15

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Insidious Intent

    • Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 453

    In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: someone is luring the women away, only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate, but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner, Elinor, must deal with a cruel cyber blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed by this

    • By Andromeda's Twin on 26-08-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Last Temptation

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547

    A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home....Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • what on earth

    • By Mrs L Morley on 15-05-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Common Murder

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    A protest group hits the headlines when unrest at a women's peace camp explodes into murder. Already on the scene, journalist Lindsay Gordon desperately tries to strike a balance between personal and professional responsibilities. As she peels back the layers of deception surrounding the protest and its opponents, she finds that no one - ratepayer or reporter, policeman or peace woman - seems wholly above suspicion. Then Lindsay uncovers a truth that even she can scarcely believe.... 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weak everything

    • By Net_am on 15-07-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Forensics

    • The Anatomy of Crime
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: how they lived, how they died--and who killed them. Val McDermid uncovers the secrets of forensic medicine with groundbreaking research and her own experience. Along the way you’ll wonder at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death and how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating insight

    • By Justin Moors on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Booked for Murder

    • Lindsay Gordon, Book 5
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Why would anyone want to kill Penny Varnavides, best-selling author of the Teen Dreams series? Her demise can't be the freak accident it first appeared - it's an exact replica of the murder method in her forthcoming book. Only three people knew the plot of Penny's unpublished novel: her literary agent, her editor and her ex-girlfriend, Meredith. In an effort to clear Meredith, Lindsay Gordon delves beneath the glittering facade of the seemingly glamorous world of London publishing in search of a murderer. 

    Regular price: £16.99

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