Balzano and Byrne

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 127 ratings

The Rosary Girls Summary

A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods. The pair, willing to do anything it takes to stop the bloody rampage, leads a chase for a twisted, demonical killer fueled by a sacrilegious fury.
©2005 Richard Montanari (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Rosary Girls

    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read

    • By Ms Alison B Gilchrist on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £27.09

  • Book 2

    • The Skin Gods

    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is the steaming heart of summer in the City of Brotherly Love. Back on the force after taking a bullet during the arrest of a sadistic murderer, Detective Kevin Byrne warily returns to police headquarters. He cannot shake the memory of the Rosary Killer's innocent victims or his growing sense that the evil has not been vanquished. And when he and his partner, Detective Jessica Balzano, are called in on a bizarre case, Byrne's gravest suspicions are confirmed.

    Regular price: £17.69

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Badlands

    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are working a new beat: the Special Investigations Unit, aka the cold case squad. Ironic, given that it's the height of a blazing hot August. But even these hardened homicide veterans are chilled to the bone as a dormant murder case stirs to life - leading Byrne and Balzano into the dark heart of their city, their souls, and a psyche of pure evil.

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 5

    • The Echo Man

    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It is fall in Philadelphia and the mutilated body of a man is found in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the city. The victim has been viciously tortured to death. It's the work of a sadistic mind in free fall.When homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano investigate, they soon realise that their crime scene is linked to the past. Eight years ago, another body was found in the same place, in the same position, killed in the same manner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic narrative that makes you sit on the edge

    • By Richard Maxwell on 30-06-16

    Regular price: £24.09

  • Book 6

    • The Killing Room

    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Nothing will ever be the same again.... In the heart of Philadelphia's badlands, homicide detectives Byrne and Balzano are called out to a particularly chilling crime scene. Once the pillar of the neighbourhood, an abandoned church has become a killing room. At first it looks like a random act of violence. But then a second body is found, and a third. Each crime scene more disturbing than the last, each murder more brutal.

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 7

    • The Stolen Ones

    • A Byrne and Balzano Novel, Book 7
    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane. But one man never left. By night Luther walks Philadelphia's backstreets, drawing to him the mad, the corrupt, the fallen. By day he roams the catacombs beneath the city, killing his prey. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head and left sitting on a bench in a local park.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complicated Plot But Well Written

    • By Caroline Mitchell on 07-02-15

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • Shutter Man

    • By: Richard Montanari
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Farren family has been a plague upon Philadelphia's most dangerous neighbourhood, the Devil's Pocket, for generations. There, row after row of tumbledown houses hide dark secrets - none darker than Billy, the youngest Farren. Afflicted by a syndrome that means he can't recognise faces, Billy must use photographs to identify his family - and his victims. And when your life has bled away, he takes a final, gruesome picture for his wall.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Camera Shy

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 09-06-16

    Regular price: £19.99