Lindsay Gordon

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 150 ratings

Report for Murder Summary

Lindsay Gordon, self-proclaimed cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist, is less than overjoyed at the prospect of spending a weekend at a posh girls' boarding school. Tensions are running high over the school's financial problems; the fact that school alumna and renowned musician Lorna Smith-Couper will return to the school to perform at a benefit concert only exacerbates anxieties. When Smith-Couper is found strangled with her own cello string right before the concert, Lindsay and Cordelia find their new relationship tested in unique ways as they seek to find the murderer among a long list of suspects.

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  • Book 1

    • Report for Murder

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lindsay Gordon, self-proclaimed cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist, is less than overjoyed at the prospect of spending a weekend at a posh girls' boarding school. Tensions are running high over the school's financial problems; the fact that school alumna and renowned musician Lorna Smith-Couper will return to the school to perform at a benefit concert only exacerbates anxieties. When Smith-Couper is found strangled with her own cello string right before the concert, Lindsay and Cordelia find their new relationship tested in unique ways as they seek to find the murderer among a long list of suspects.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

  • Book 2

    • Common Murder

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Common Murder

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

  • Book 3

    • Final Edition

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lindsay Gordon finds herself dragged into a sordid world of blackmail, prostitution, lies, and murder when she investigates the case of a former colleague jailed for killing a notorious Glaswegian journalist.  

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    • Final Edition

    • Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 3
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    When Alison Maxwell, a well-known Glaswegian journalist with an irresistible sexual attraction to both sexes, is found murdered, the police look no further than the owner of the scarf used to strangle her. Lindsay Gordon, however, has other ideas. Maxwell was a serial seductress who kept a secret record of her encounters - including one with Lindsay herself. Recalling the threats that followed the end of the relationship, Lindsay knows all too well the feelings of rage, fear and passion that Alison Maxwell could invoke. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shame about the narrator

    • By Jane on 11-08-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • Union Jack

    • Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 4
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The fourth in the series featuring investigative journalist Lindsay Gordon. Leaving her new home in California for a trade union conference in Sheffield, Lindsay Gordon finds herself in the company of old friends - and enemies, including Tom Jack. When this unethical union leader is found dead, having catapulted out of Lindsay’s tenth-floor hotel room, she is taken in for questioning by the police.

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    • Union Jack

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When union leader Tom Jack falls to his death from her bedroom window after a spectacularly public row with Lindsay, it seems the only way to prove her innocence is to find the real culprit. Leaving her new home in California for a trade union conference in Sheffield, Lindsay Gordon finds herself in the company of old friends and enemies, including Tom Jack. When this unethical union leader is found dead, having catapulted out of Lindsay's 10th-floor hotel room, she is taken in for questioning by the police.

    Regular price: £19.29

  • Book 5

    • Booked for Murder

    • Lindsay Gordon, Book 5
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed Val McDermid fan

    • By Susan Ryland on 12-01-19

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  • Book 6

    • Hostage to Murder

    • Lindsay Gordon, Book 6
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, jobless in Glasgow, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. Rory's invitation to work alongside her in her booth at the Cafe Virginia is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other juicy stories - all welcome distractions from Lindsay's problems at home, where her long-term lover, Sophie, has decided to heed the ticking of her biological clock and get pregnant.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A predictable outcome

    • By Miss B. March on 26-12-18

    Regular price: £16.99