Dave Guerney

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 690 ratings

Think of a Number Summary

It begins with a letter... The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number... When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he’s been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed.

Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense. The killer seems to have known his victim intimately. How else was he able to predict his victim’s thoughts, even his actions? How did he know his darkest secrets? The killer is smart and he is playing with the police...

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  • Book 1

    • Think of a Number

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    It begins with a letter... The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number... When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he’s been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed.Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping tale

    • By Paul on 11-01-12

    Regular price: £19.79

  • Book 2

    • Shut Your Eyes Tight

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if one day there wasn't?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • disturbing

    • By Sharon R on 28-06-12

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 3

    • Let the Devil Sleep

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney, is trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which 10 years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dave Gurney returns!

    • By alan on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 4

    • Peter Pan Must Die

    • Dave Gurney, Book 4
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband. Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose childlike appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Psychological thriller

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-08-18

    Regular price: £26.09

  • Book 5

    • Wolf Lake

    • A Novel
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a disappointment.

    • By Anonymous User on 15-09-17

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 6

    • White River Burning

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. But when he zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders that follow, his involvement is suddenly terminated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish choosing my next book was as easy as this every time

    • By David F. on 22-07-18

    Regular price: £19.29