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Publisher's Summary

A killer is playing cat and mouse...and winning.

DCI Whitney Walker’s in trouble. She’s threatened with demotion if she screws up another case. So, when a killer starts murdering female students, it’s a chance to redeem herself. 

Forensic psychologist, Dr. Georgina Cavendish, has spent her life inside the university walls, but when one of her students is murdered, she steps out from behind the text books and puts her skills to the test. 

The two headstrong women join forces to stop the killer. But sparks fly when real world policing meets academic theory, and it’s not a pretty sight. 

Deadly Games is the first book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series. If you like serial killer mysteries and psychological intrigue, then you’ll love Sally Rigby’s thrilling listen performed by award-winning narrator Clare Corbett. 

Includes a special bonus note from the author.

©2019 Sally Rigby (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Clare Corbett flawlessly creates the accents and setting of Lenchester, England, while introducing Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker and her polar opposite, psychologist Georgina Cavendish.... Corbett's best creation is pathologist Clare Dexter whose eccentricities add a bit of levity. The well-rendered step-by-step procedural, with its gripping conclusion, makes for an exceptional listen." (AudioFile Magazine, review of Cavendish & Walker)

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Addictive Crime Series

I enjoy this genre. This book listens like it will deliver a solid series with characters that can be followed and enjoyed. I am involved with the main parties already and look forward to hearing how they evolve. Enjoyable and engaging narration makes every character come to life. Really happy with this one.

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Hello Cavendish and Walker!

My new favourite author and narrator. Strong female characters, great storyline and a pleasure to listen to.

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  • VJG
  • 13-01-2020

Brit crime addict

an admitted binge-watcher of British crime police procedurals - this series hit the spot left by a lack of fresh series on Prime and Netflix. Really enjoyed Clare Corbett's performance. Can't wait for more!

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  • Teri
  • 08-11-2019

Deadly Games was great!

Well written and narrated. Fantastic story. Highly recommend. If you not listened to an Audible this is a great one to begin with. Enjoy!

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  • Dr Dina
  • 17-01-2020

Really Fun! Have a Listen!

I wasn’t expecting a lot but I was wrong. Such a good story and Clare Corbett does a brilliant job.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 13-11-2019

Murder became personal

DEADLY GAMES. By Sally Rigby....# 2
Life for George has been within the halls of the university. Even to her now live in boyfriend hasn’t been to happy taking second place with new students coming in this year, A murder becomes personal for George when she knows the student. DCI Whitney messed up the last case, could she redeem herself, she had to . Her superintendent was giving her once more chance when she was called to the university. It becomes personal for Whitney when her daughter Tiffany is involved. Together they work to figure out about the twisted mind that the killer has of killing students.
First I have read by the author, like the flow, and the woman characters. Showed their flaws and what was motivating them.
Narration by Claire Corbett was superb and added to the story

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  • Tracy Davis
  • 06-11-2019

Deadly Games

Excellent book!!! Highly recommended! Great author!! Nice Narration Very suspenseful full of twists and turns!!

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  • Janalyn
  • 05-11-2019

It’s about time!


First of all I was so excited when I found out walker and cabinet this we’re going to be on Audible. I love this Siri’s that Sally Rigby has put together so intelligently. Deadly games is intriguing and one you will not be able to put down. I forgot all about how cantankerous it was between Whitney Walker and George Gina Cavendish. This is a great book a great thriller and one any mystery fan would love.

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  • 4Christ
  • 11-01-2020

Ok - spoiler alert

This was a well written and wonderfully performed but, knew who the killers were as soon as they were introduced.

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  • little-debbie
  • 10-11-2019

Fantastic book

I was lucky enough to have gotten a free audio book from the author. I am volunteering to leave this review. This book will keep you guessing till the end.

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  • KLK
  • 22-03-2021

Something missing

It is all just okay. The stories are straight-forward simple police procedurals. The author doesn't make us care about the characters. I read the first three (because I listen while I work) and was disappointed with each of them. After all three, I still don't care about the characters. If they hadn't been included in the Plus Catalog, I would have only read the first one and returned it.

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  • Hedda
  • 21-03-2021

Like a grab-bag of tropes.

Protagonists are utterly exhausting & too one-dimensional to warrant this 7-hour "odd couple buddy-story" -- which is what this is; there's simply too little understanding of police or investigation for this to be a crime novel. Skip this painfully predictable waste of time.

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  • Jane Brookbanks
  • 10-12-2019

Great listen

Story held my interest from 1st to last word.
Brilliant narration by Clare Corbett as always.

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  • Samantha Taylor
  • 01-12-2019

Absolutely loved it so much so I emailed the author!

Wow fantastic story! In depth descriptions of the main characters but not too much too bore you.
It kept me wanting to listen / turn the pages.
Not too much gore (although I love the forensic details of autopsy etc) but I know for some it can be off putting. This won’t scare anyone!

I knew there were more in the series so I was ready to download another one before I’d even finished this. Low and behold none on Audible - I was horrified and started plotting to email my friend in Barbados to log into her USA Audible and get her to send it to me .... distressed to find none are on Audible. So while my son slept I emailed the Author and begged her to get Claire Corbett to speed read the rest!!! Ha ha I kid you not!!

Absolutely amazed and shocked Sally replied within 90 minutes! How super cool is she? 😎

Fans - Claire C is narrating as we speak and book 2 will be out in Jan 2020. Phew! Panic over 😊

Ps in case you hadn’t realise the gorgeous voices of Claire Corbett make this book come to life and the characters of Whitney & George shine.

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  • julie panther
  • 01-08-2020

Deadly games

wow wow wow loved this one just loved it I do hope there's more to come it was really good just loved it

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  • Reverend A D Wood
  • 10-05-2020

Enjoyed this book!

Enjoyed the book. Found the 'posh' voice of the narrator, used for one of the main characters, annoying though.

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  • Chris
  • 09-05-2020

A great start to the series.

Right from the start a very engaging story showing the coming together of cavendish and Walker. Clare, the pathologist, was an absolute delight. No plot spoilers.

Very well read by Clare Corbett - well paced and with great clarity.

Five star story and narration.

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  • Deb342
  • 18-01-2020

Gripping - if predictable

A good listen - binged over two days!

Quirky characters, although the Brummy accent did grate a bit.

Others have mentioned a ‘plot twist’ but I had it pegged halfway through, honest!

I’m hoping that the author has been less obvious, because I will read the next one!

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  • Bronty
  • 30-12-2019

Predictable in parts

It was okay, easy to listen to and thus was helped by Clare’s great narration. The story was a bit cliche and towards the last quarter very predictable, which was a shame really. Finished it anyway due to narrator.

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  • Barbara
  • 19-12-2019

Plodding theme

Slow and sometimes predictable would have like more twists and turns predicted how it would end but no excitement in this book. Wont be reading book two or three.

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