Peter Maxwell

19 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 151 ratings

Maxwell's Flame Summary

Peter Maxwell didn't want to attend the GNVQ course. He didn't want to get mixed up in murder either - but perhaps it was all part of death's rich tapestry. And while a disparate gathering of teachers was breaking ice upstairs at the Carnforth Centre, someone else was in the basement - breaking skulls. But what the killer couldn't have foreseen was that one of the victims was an old flame of Maxwell's.

So now it was personal. And when 'Mad Max' takes something personally, he doesn't get madder - he gets results.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Maxwell's Flame

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Peter Maxwell didn't want to attend the GNVQ course. He didn't want to get mixed up in murder either - but perhaps it was all part of death's rich tapestry. And while a disparate gathering of teachers was breaking ice upstairs at the Carnforth Centre, someone else was in the basement - breaking skulls. But what the killer couldn't have foreseen was that one of the victims was an old flame of Maxwell's. So now it was personal. And when 'Mad Max' takes something personally, he doesn't get madder - he gets results.

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 3

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  • Book 11

    • Maxwell's Mask

    • By: MJ Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Deena Harrison was one of Leighford High School's “characters” - setting fire to the toilet block and throwing boys down stairs. But she had the voice of an angel and could act the skin off a rice pudding. The autumn she came down from Oxford, there was something of a crisis in the Drama department at Leighford High. Mrs Carmichael was in danger of losing her baby and the Little Shop of Horrors was in danger of closing down. So Deena comes back to help out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling crime novel with a good amount of humor

    • By R on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 12

    • Maxwell's Point

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    With girlfriend DS Jacquie Carpenter back at work, and baby Nolan rapidly growing into a feisty toddler, Peter "Mad Max" Maxwell, Head of Sixth Form at Leightford High, hires an au pair. But one afternoon Max returns home to find that the exotic Juanita seems to have disappeared into thin air. Meanwhile, two walkers are surprised and disturbed when their Border collie digs up an arm on Dead Man's Point.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable story.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 11-04-15

    Regular price: £24.69

  • Book 13

    • Maxwell's Chain

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    As Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High and a new father, Peter "Mad Max" Maxwell is a very busy man. Despite this, he still finds time for some amateur sleuthing, even though his policewoman "Significant Other", DS Jacquie Carpenter, has decided that, this time, he's leaving any murder investigations to her. But how can he refuse when the school photographer asks for his help after accidentally photographing a murder on the beach?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • funny with some sad bits.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 16-04-15

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 14

    • Maxwell's Revenge

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The position of Assistant Headteacher has become available at Leighford High, but Peter "Mad Max" Maxwell won't be applying. He has his hands full juggling his beloved Sixth Form, fatherhood and impending marriage. When a member of staff dies after a special lunch for the prospective Assistant Headteachers, Maxwell's hopes for a quiet term, followed by a quiet wedding, are swiftly shattered, as he finds himself embroiled in yet another sinister murder case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • obvious who committed the crime or is it?

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 26-04-15

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 15

    • Maxwell's Retirement

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Peter “Mad Max” Maxwell, the “dinosaur” Head of Sixth Form, doesn’t see the need to know how to send a text or an email. However, it soon becomes vital that he learns. Some of his female pupils begin to receive threatening messages. Then Max starts to receive messages too, and two of the girls go missing. When a body is found it seems that the prank has taken a sinister turn. And Mad Max may well be next.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • communications.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 29-04-15

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 16

    • Maxwell's Island

    • The Peter "Mad Max" Maxwell Series, Book 13
    • By: M J Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Having had his retirement snatched from him by malfunctioning technology, Peter “Mad Max” Maxwell finds himself facing yet another year at Leighford High School. His wife, Jacquie, is further annoyed when a family holiday quickly becomes an impromptu Year Seven trip to the Isle of Wight. The situation takes another turn for the worse when the wife of Tom Medlicott, the new Head of Art, goes missing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • don;t tell max anything.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 03-05-15

    Regular price: £15.09

  • Book 17

    • Maxwell's Crossing

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    At Leighford High, Peter “Mad Max” Maxwell is temporarily promoted to Head of History when his colleague is chosen for an American exchange. His counterpart is Hector Gold, who is accompanied by his eccentric family including his in-laws, Jeff and Alana O’Malley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, Poignant, Gripping!

    • By Ernest on 07-01-13

    Regular price: £15.79

  • Book 18

    • Maxwell's Return

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Teenage girls are being picked up on the seafront, and two of them are found dead. DI Jacquie Carpenter-Maxwell has barely set foot on her old patch before she is up to her jet-lagged neck in somebody else’s tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mad Max

    • By Maureen on 01-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 19

    • Maxwell's Academy

    • Mad Max, Book 19
    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The end of civilisation, as Peter Maxwell knows it, is just around the corner. It comes in the form of Fiona Braymarr, the new superhead. She is a new broom, and she sweeps good people along the way. And the odd thing about her? She has no past. And within days of her arrival, two local women have no future; one is found dead in a car showroom, the other is stabbed at the foot of her own stairs. Two murders so closely linked in time and space must surely be connected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Relaxing Listen

    • By Anne on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99