Catherine Berlin

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

In Her Blood Summary

When danger is an addiction, death becomes a habit.

On a bone-chilling February morning, Catherine Berlin, investigator with the Financial Services Agency, finds the almost-headless body of her informant, "Juliet Bravo", rolling in a shallow reach of the Thames. That Juliet Bravo's death is linked to an investigation of local loan shark Archie Doyle is no surprise to Berlin, but when Berlin's own unorthodox methods are blamed for the murder, she realises bigger predators are circling. To start with, it looks as though Berlin will pay only with her job. And then, on a routine trip to her GP (one of a dying breed who will still prescribe heroin to long-term addicts), she stumbles across a second body. Suspended, incriminated, and then blackmailed into cooperation by the detective leading the murder investigation, Catherine Berlin has seven stolen days of clarity in which to solve the crime - and find a new supplier.

Annie Hauxwell was born in London. She abandoned the law to work as an investigator and now combines this with writing. She lives in a small country town in Australia when not in London. Her career includes prize winning short crime fiction and professionally produced theatre and film, and her feature screenplays have been optioned in the U.S. and Australia. Her working life has also included stints as a psychiatric nurse, cleaner, sociologist and taxi driver.

©2012 Annie Hauxwell (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • In Her Blood

    • Catherine Berlin, Book 1
    • By: Annie Hauxwell
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    On a bone-chilling February morning, Catherine Berlin, investigator with the Financial Services Agency, finds the almost-headless body of her informant, "Juliet Bravo", rolling in a shallow reach of the Thames. That Juliet Bravo's death is linked to an investigation of local loan shark Archie Doyle is no surprise to Berlin, but when Berlin's own unorthodox methods are blamed for the murder, she realises bigger predators are circling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual Heroine

    • By Patj on 31-07-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • A Bitter Taste

    • Catherine Berlin, Book 2
    • By: Annie Hauxwell
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin hides her scars from prying eyes while working the worst of all cases: matrimonial. The capital's junkies suffer from a drought of a different kind. A strung-out ghost from Berlin's past turns up on her doorstep with a desperate plea for help: her 10-year-old daughter is missing. Reminded of a debt owed, Berlin agrees to help, but the search becomes far more deadly than she could ever imagine, drawing her deep into an underworld of corrupt detectives, ruthless drug dealers, and a child killer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling, great listen

    • By Anna on 10-10-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • A Morbid Habit

    • Catherine Berlin, Book 3
    • By: Annie Hauxwell
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It's the week before Christmas. Catherine Berlin sits alone gazing at a bank of monitors, each capturing a slice of a vast industrial estate. A van appears: two men delivering crates, moving quickly. Her boss tells her to ignore them, but she can't. Berlin's scars have faded, but she still walks with a limp. Broke, she's working nights as a relief CCTV operator, and looking for something more substantial. Her heroin habit is under control - only just. The night shifts end, but now Berlin herself is being watched.

    Regular price: £14.99