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Publisher's Summary

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When a young man is found frozen to death on a Highland street in mid-December, DCI Jack Logan initially puts it down to a Christmas night out gone tragically wrong. 

But, when a postmortem reveals something more sinister, Jack discovers he is dealing with a cold, calculating killer with a long line of victims, a talent for torture, and a perverse sense of justice. 

Half a decade ago, the press dubbed him "The Iceman" - a twisted vigilante who successfully evaded capture for two years, before melting away into the night. 

Now, The Iceman has come back. His naughty list is longer than ever. 

And it contains some worryingly familiar names....

A Snowball’s Chance in Hell is the ninth book in the internationally best-selling DCI Jack Logan Scottish crime fiction series. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

©2020 JD Kirk (P)2021 JD Kirk

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Humour in crime novels

I love Jack Logan and his team.
Jack and his "family" take the piss out of each other with humour , respect and love.
Jack's relationship with 'that' car is always a very funny listen. Can't wait for a new book. these cohorts make you laugh, cry and bellow with frustration.

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Love this series

Characters are amazing, l love them all. Narration could not be better. Every book is like visiting friends!

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Just keeps getting better..

I have listened to them all and they just keep getting better. Love the relationships between them all and when I find myself laughing out loud at their banter. Another great story, can’t wait for the next one!

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A right wee belter of a book

Another brilliant story and brought to life with the outstanding narration. This one really was a nailbiter. Good to see Bob Hoon climbing his way back up from the depths. 👍🏼

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So much suspense

These books are fabulous. Great accents. Fantastic story line. And those characters! I listen every day. During my commute, while doing the housework and when laying in the sun. Awesome book.

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always a great listen

Love this series, brilliant characters, makes you feel invested in their lives.
Always great stories, never predictable.

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As good as all JD Kirk's books

Love all of Kirk's books. This one is just as good as all the others

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Exceptional...... again!

I genuinely love this series. smart, intriguing, funny and clever. The characters are perfect.

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Great series!

I love this series, great stories, fabulous characters, and completely absorbing, often edge of your seat reads. As others have said the quirky combination of dark themes and humour is wonderful and something I’ve really grown to love. Angus King is absolutely brilliant as the narrator too!

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brilliant

overall brilliant. can't stop listening. excellent book and narrator. love it all series....well done, author.

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  • 08-02-2021

Another Winner

This series is one of the best I've listened to in years. The characters are brilliant. Hope the series last for years.

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  • Debbie
  • 06-02-2021

Absolutely engaging!

As always, JD Kirk writes some pretty captivating stories, and after having read all of the previous Jack Logan installments I can't imagine anyone but Angus King narrating them. They are smart, irreverent, funny, and endearing, and I look forward to more. I SO LOVE the relationship that our hero has with fellow officers, who are also lovable in their own right. I wish these books would go on forever!

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  • Chris
  • 27-01-2021

I Am The Ice Man

Another stellar story, new storylines opened up for us to follow in the next books. This book even brought a tear to my eye. Again Angus King did a fantastic job with the narration.

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  • Norma Harris
  • 27-06-2021

characters need a lifeline

have read many novels in this series and found this one of the least satisfying. for me, there is too much banter between characters and not enough attention given to developing those characters and advancing the plot. maybe I 'm missing the point and this is intended to be a comedic murder mystery, but if not it needs better editing. in real life, a woman with as much on the ball as Sinead would never be linking up with a buffoon like Tyler, unless there are sides to him that have not been revealed to the reader. In this novel, the most fully realized character is Olivia -- I am truly interested in her. I hope the same can be done with the characters that surround her.

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  • italoromano
  • 23-01-2021

Incredible Narrator!

I very much enjoy this series , especially due to the fantastic narration. Angus King is one of the very best

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  • DanyelleScottSkinCare
  • 04-12-2021

Had to quit at chapter 22.

Such a shame, as Angus King is a talented narrator. I've enjoyed other books he's narrated, but the way this one was written, made the general narrative sound somehow fake, monotonous, and boring.

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  • Barbara Adams
  • 18-11-2021

Great Series!!

Angus King brings these characters to life. I am entertained for hours by him telling the funny yet edge-of-your-seat-sitting mystery written by JD Kirk.
The repeating "minor" characters allow multiple stories to be told. I always know who's talking as Angus King gives each their own undeniable voice. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Auralee Jilek
  • 25-01-2022

I really love this series

I really love this series it makes you laugh at all the bickering all the snagging ends and the seriousness of the crime

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  • Clifford K.
  • 24-01-2022

okay book in the series

I do get tired of this constant fighting of serial killers I can't believe there's that many of them the Highlands... I also get tired of the characters never bringing it back up with him you think they learn after somebody types of being beaten up without backup... it's okay I look forward to the death of this protagonist so he can move on to something besides this serial killer thing

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  • Chantell
  • 21-01-2022

Love this series

I love the Jack Logan series. And absolutely LOVE the humor JD Kirk puts into it. Just makes me laugh so much!

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  • Roger
  • 24-01-2021

As always a winner.

Love this series and Angus King (the narrator) makes these even better. His narration is what brings this book and series to life. Full of humour, tension , horror and suspense.
If you not listened to any of these books.....WHY NOT.

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  • Amber-Rose
  • 02-02-2021

what a disappointment

Enjoyed all the Logan books until this one. Couldn’t finish it. Story is beyond ridiculous and some of the dialogue is pathetic. J D is not on form with this one. Returned

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  • ms
  • 18-02-2021

Love it

I love the Jack Logan series. I like the storylines,the narrator and the pace. The trouble is I can't get enough.

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  • angela fok
  • 28-01-2021

Number 1 crime writer

Loved it!! Nevre were either being shattered or was in wrinkles laughing. Roll on the next one

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  • Oops 66
  • 27-01-2021

Brilliant

Couldn’t stop the listen, I now have some sleep to catch up on. Story again gripping with some laughs along the way too. I feel like I know the team and cannot wait to listen again so I hope another is on the way.

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  • Therese H.
  • 21-02-2021

This needs to be a tv series!

The plot lines are good but what really makes this series is the characters and their interactions.

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 24-01-2021

Poor Olivia

This book had me worried several times, I felt so sorry for poor Olivia (the daughter of a Russian drug dealer who features in many of the previous books), this poor little girl has been flung headfirst into a world of hurt BUT she prevails, as does Logan and his team, it's a win, win for the reader, excellent book again, cannot wait for the next one (but I suppose I shall have to) ...

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  • Justin
  • 28-05-2021

Brilliant

I love these stories and this narrator they are brilliant crime thrillers, funny, scary and gripping.

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  • Miss Jaime L. Roberts
  • 05-05-2021

Another corker!

Honestly, what's not to love about these books? They just keep getting better and better.

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  • Byron Kearns
  • 29-04-2021

Fantastic read

Another brilliant read suspense to the end full of twists every book I listen to is just as good. highly recommended

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