The Vinyl Detective

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205 ratings

Written in Dead Wax Summary

He is a record collector and a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective, and some people take this more literally than others.

For example, the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy yet shadowy client. And so begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all....

©2016 Andrew Cartmel (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Written in Dead Wax

    • The Vinyl Detective, Book 1
    • By: Andrew Cartmel
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 607

    He is a record collector and a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective, and some people take this more literally than others. For example, the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy yet shadowy client. And so begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BRILLIANT

    • By Viv on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 2

    • The Run Out Groove

    • The Vinyl Detective, Book 2
    • By: Andrew Cartmel
    • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    When a mint copy of the final album by Valerian - England's great lost rock band of the 1960s - surfaces, all hell breaks loose. Finding this record triggers a chain of events culminating in our hero learning the true fate of the singer of Valerian, who died under equivocal circumstances just after...or was it just before the abduction of her two-year-old son? Along the way the Vinyl Detective finds out what happened to the missing child, and it wasn't what anyone expected - or wanted - to hear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book in ages

    • By Ade on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 3

    • Victory Disc

    • The Vinyl Detective, Book 3
    • By: Andrew Cartmel
    • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    When one of his cats accidentally discovers a rare Victory Disc, the Vinyl Detective and his girlfriend, Nevada, are whisked into the world of big band swing music and a mystery that began during the Second World War. Hired to track down the rest of the highly sought-after recordings of the Flare Path Orchestra, our hero will discover that the battles of the last world war aren’t over yet. And if all this sounds simple, it’s only because we haven’t mentioned drive-by shootings, murderous neo-Nazis, or that slight case of being buried alive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!!

    • By GirlOnThePhone on 11-05-18

    Regular price: £16.99