Zack Walker

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 246 ratings

Bad Move Summary

Paranoia-fuelled Zack Walker has trouble convincing his loved ones to obey his rules for keeping them out of harm's way.

He's even uprooted his family and headed for the tranquillity of the suburbs. But then Zack stumbles upon a body, and a trail of deceit and murder leads right back to his own front door. Suddenly the 'burbs is not looking nearly so safe....

With a killer roaming around their neighbourhood and Zack's overactive imagination in overdrive, he's sure things can't get any worse. But then another local is murdered - and Zack's paranoid tendencies get him implicated in the crime. To protect his family - and avoid being busted for a crime he didn't commit - he's going to have to override his instincts and track down the killer himself.

©2004 Linwood Barclay (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Bad Move

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Paranoia-fuelled Zack Walker has trouble convincing his loved ones to obey his rules for keeping them out of harm's way. He's even uprooted his family and headed for the tranquillity of the suburbs. But then Zack stumbles upon a body, and a trail of deceit and murder leads right back to his own front door. Suddenly the 'burbs is not looking nearly so safe.... With a killer roaming around their neighbourhood and Zack's overactive imagination in overdrive, he's sure things can't get any worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brillant

    • By oAjCo on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Bad Guys

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Zack Walker is back, and much to his family's relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. But now that Zack's incessant plotting can no longer be hatched from the comforts of his own home, he must be ever more vigilant to outwit the evil at large, whether in the suburbs, the city, or his own imagination. Zack is ready - or so he thinks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a big fan of Linwood Barclay

    • By J on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Bad Luck

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Newspaper writer, family man and reluctant hero Zack Walker has stumbled onto some dicey stories before, but nothing like what he's about to uncover when a mutilated corpse is found at his father's lakeside fishing camp. As always, Zack fears the worst. And this time his paranoid worldview is dead on. While the locals attribute the death to a bear attack, Zack suspects something far more ominous - a predator whose weapons include arson, assault and enough wacko beliefs to fuel a dozen hate groups.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Linwood Barclay is always a good story

    • By J on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Bad News

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Metropolitan newspaper writer Zack Walker has a knack for stumbling onto deadly stories. But it's one that his good friend Trixie Snelling doesn't want told that's about to unleash a storm of trouble. As a professional dominatrix in the suburbs, Trixie has her share of secrets, but Zack has no idea what she's really hiding when a local newspaperman threatens to do an exposé on her - not until Zack finds a dead body strapped to the bondage cross in her basement dungeon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like Linwood Barclay

    • By J on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99