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"Sunk its claws in and had me gripped until the final page." (JD Kirk)

How do you solve a murder when there is no body? 

When DCI Will Blake is called to investigate a blood-drenched gravestone, the evidence leads to Trevor Long, local paranormal investigator, self-styled medium, and conspiracy theorist. Long vanished while he was investigating the mysterious, axe-wielding Sons of Sol, worshippers of the Viking sun goddess. But Long’s life, like his death, is far from straightforward, and Blake’s team is drawn into a deadly game. 

Meanwhile, closer to home, an old enemy is still conspiring against Blake. His life is in danger. And to top it all, his cat has gone missing.    

Can Blake unravel the fate of Trevor Long, defend himself, and protect those he holds dear before the forces of evil close in?  

The Bones of the Dead is the third in the thrilling Will Blake crime series. A great listen for fans of Alex Smith's DCI Kett and JD Kirk’s Jack Logan series.

Discover The Bones of the Dead and get involved in this exciting investigative series today.

©2020 Jonathan Mayhew (P)2020 Jonathan Mayhew

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  • SandraL
  • 01-04-2021

Another great book in this series

DI Will Blake has his work cut out this time as he tries to solve a murder with no body. Plus his cat, Seraphina, has gone missing!

This is another great book in the series and I was totally engrossed right from the start. The plot is complex and well written with many twists and turns and a host of interesting characters, including an axe throwing Viking called Thor! There is also some humour which made me laugh out loud a few times. I love Will Blake because he is so realistic, and his character is further developed in this book. We meet his brother and also find out more about his mother's disappearance. We also get to know the team a little better. I'm not sure about Will's girlfriend, Laura, though, as I just find her a bit boring and irritating! I prefer the cat and was totally invested in Will's search for her :-)

The narrator, Owen Welsh, is perfect for this series and I love that his accent is authentic to the area (the Wirral). He does the voices for the different characters well, making it easy to know who is speaking.

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  • Lindsay
  • 20-03-2021

Will Blake at his best

Will Blake is back doing what he does best investigating grisly crimes but this time there appears to be a murder but no body. As the team delve into the dark arts and the supernatural and Will also looking for a number of missing pets and the arrival of his brother turning up we are yet again riding along on a rollercoaster of a story. I can’t wait for the next one as I love this series.

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  • TerryHeth
  • 11-04-2021

Great audiobook

Not only has poor Blake lost his cat, the cat that has caused him hassle and used to belong to his mother but his work life is extremely busy as well.
He is a thorough officer and will work it all out until the end.
Though the vikings in this story cause more trouble than they’re worth. The plot really unwinds and a few get dragged into the case and not always in a good way.
Then in his personal life he is tested and in my mind pulled in different directions.
Narrator is great, I can see the character with his narration, my version of him anyways.

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  • Mr. Richard Wilde
  • 07-02-2021

Another ingenious plot.

I enjoyed this latest instalment of the DCI Will Blake series.
As usual, plenty of twists and turns in the plot and some nice descriptions of The Wirral peninsula.
Looking forward to hearing more from DCI Blake and J.E. Mayhew.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-2021

excellent character voices.

great book. narrator was amazing. the different voices he used really painted a picture of the character which was great to help visualize the person and get an insight into their personality.

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