Tony Hill & Carol Jordan

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,135 ratings

Mermaids Singing Summary

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.

©1995 Val McDermid (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Mermaids Singing

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708

    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

  • Book 2

    • The Wire in the Blood

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    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

  • Book 3

    • The Last Temptation

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    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….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed this one

    • By S. Christie on 17-08-16

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 5

    • Beneath the Bleeding

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    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 but spoilt by narrator

    • By Dr. J. Crawford on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 6

    • 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 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    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

  • Book 7

    • The Retribution

    • A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Novel
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    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

  • Book 8

    • Cross and Burn

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533

    Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Val McDermid at her best

    • By Saffy on 24-11-13

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 9

    • 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 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 546
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    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

  • Book 10

    • 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 417
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 389

    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