The Jenny Cooper Series

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 589 ratings

The Coroner Summary

When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce. But the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.

Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?

©2009 M. R. Hall (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Coroner

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 1
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce. But the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Read

    • By Louisa on 12-07-10

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • The Disappeared

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 2
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Two young British students, Nazim Jamal and Rafi Hassan vanish without a trace. The police tell their parents that the boys had been under surveillance, that it was likely they left the country to pursue their dangerous new ideals. Seven years later, Nazim’s grief-stricken mother is still unconvinced. Jenny Cooper is her last hope. Jenny is finally beginning to settle into her role as coroner for the Severn Valley; the ghosts of her past that threatened to topple her, banished to the sidelines once more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nearly four stars

    • By Mrs V on 24-09-11

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • The Redeemed

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 3
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    The body of a dead man is discovered in an overgrown cemetery in Bristol, the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh. At first it seems to coroner Jenny Cooper that all the evidence points to a horrific, if routine, suicide. Then an enigmatic young priest, Father Lucas Starr, arrives on Jenny’s doorstep, entreating her to hold an inquest into the death of Eva Donaldson, a high profile political campaigner whose past life continued to haunt her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read!

    • By Trixie on 02-05-15

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 4

    • The Flight

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 4
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates… A tragic accident or a terrible crime? When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative and innovative

    • By Learning is fun! on 14-12-13

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 5

    • The Chosen Dead

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 5
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates…. An unlikely suicide or a deadly conspiracy? When Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the fatal plunge of a man from a motorway bridge, she little suspects that it has any connection with the sudden death of a friend’s thirteen year old daughter from a deadly strain of meningitis. But as Jenny pieces together the dead man’s last days, she’s drawn into a mystery whose dark ripples stretch across continents and back through decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Ellie on 26-07-18

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 6

    • The Burning

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground, with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing, and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Fifi Lafou on 25-03-19

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 7

    • A Life to Kill

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 7
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six-month wait. But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted, and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action... Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the army won't provide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good

    • By san2har on 09-07-17

    Regular price: £21.99