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The Dark Yorkshire Series: Books 1-3

The DI Caslin Box Set
Narrated by: Greg Patmore
Length: 28 hrs and 32 mins
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The Dark Yorkshire Series - fast-paced crime fiction stories featuring DI Nathaniel Caslin.

The first three full-length books in this best-selling series are brought together for the first time in this great value set. 

DIVIDED HOUSE

The public face. A private reality. Sometimes, the dead have a lot to hide....

DI Nathaniel Caslin’s life is a mess. He works the minimum, abuses substances to survive the day, and drinks his nights away. A once-promising career is in freefall. 

Investigating the death of an ex-serviceman in police custody reveals the disappearance of a young family. No one noticed. No one seems to care. In the grip of a bitter Yorkshire winter, a family home reluctantly offers up its grisly secrets. Out on the moors, a murder scene of horrific brutality demands Caslin's focused attention. In the search for answers, is anyone who they claim to be?

Haunted by the ghosts of the past, Caslin is pushed to his limits. Will this case break him or be his path to redemption? 

BLACKLIGHT

Two women are missing. One who has it all. The other has lost everything....

DI Nathaniel Caslin is in conflict with his inner demons. His career is resurgent, but the greater battle, that with his addiction, is still raging...and he is losing.

An abandoned car and a desperate call to the police lead Caslin into the heart of two families where secrets and lies are a way of life. What links the fate of an MP's granddaughter and that of a recovering drug addict working in the sex trade?

Past horrors and personal scandals tag with the present as the tension mounts. Trust in those closest to him is brought into question as Caslin pursues a deadly adversary. Lives hang in the balance and all the while, the clock is ticking....

THE DOGS IN THE STREET

A murdered family man. A young woman tortured and set on fire. A face from the past....

DI Nathaniel Caslin is stable for the first time in years. Now he can look to the future, or so he thought. Granting a small favour to a friend can often be anything but simple....

When the only link between two apparently random murders appears to be an aging Catholic priest, Caslin is thrust into a world of long-buried secrets. Drawing unwanted attention from the intelligence services, he must consider if the man he once trusted above all others is now playing by his own rules. With professional killers circling, Caslin must face uncomfortable truths about those seeking redemption. Sometimes, justice is best served from the wrong side of the law.

With the net tightening, the level of threat increases. Will Caslin, along with those closest to him, be the last victims of a forgotten conflict?

Grab the first three books in this number one international best-selling series by J M Dalgliesh.

Begin your journey into the dark heart of UK crime fiction now.

ALSO AVAILABLE WITHIN THE SERIES

BLOOD MONEY - Dark Yorkshire, Book 4

FEAR THE PAST - Dark Yorkshire, Book 5

THE SIXTH PRECEPT - Dark Yorkshire, Book 6

©2018, 2019 J M Dalgliesh (P)2019 J M Dalgliesh

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Brilliant!

These titles are all brilliant. The writing is excellent, the characterisation couldn’t be bettered, and the narrator perfectly voices both characters and story. I adore DI Caslin. The environment of York and Yorkshire is a wonderful setting, brought to life beautifully for a reader who has only visited. I went from book to book and couldn’t stop listening to each. Just had to know what happened next. I’ve now read (listened to) all of the DI Caslin series, and hope there will be more.

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Narration totally ruined the book

Hate to leave bad reviews but highly recommend you listen to a sample before purchasing. It annoyed me so much that I can barely start the book let alone finish it so really can’t say how the actual storyline is!

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Good reader mis-cast

Narrator is a good reader/story-teller but his character voicing sounds too old and placid for a detective who it turns out is only 39. Also, like a number of male readers he opts for an effete, breathy voice to denote female. This means that characters like the smart, tough pathologist end up sounding somewhat weak and feeble. i just couldn't get a picture of this team as i felt they were tougher and more dynamic than the voices conveyed. That said, the story goes along at a nice pace. Agree with some of the criticisms that the characters need more depth -- and the supposedly smart Caslin seems inexplicably to ignore some obvious lines of inquiry. But he's basically an interesting type and the stories are good.

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  • Roberto Z. Davis
  • 07-02-2020

Great listen!!

This was a memorable listen. So many books/audios are forgotten or left behind, but this author, in perfect harmony, keeps the story moving and holds your attention all the way through. “The Narrator” FABULOUS. I can’t wait for their next audio.

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  • Sara B
  • 05-02-2020

Dark Thriller

This is a well-written, British police procedural thriller with dark elements. I found the storyline to be both entertaining and engaging with many twists and turns. The main character, DI Nate Caslin, is complex; he doesn't have a black and white perspective, often walks on the grey path, and not following the rules. He is frequently late to work, drinks hard, and brawls even harder; he is definitely an interesting man. As the series progresses, his character becomes more rounded, giving the opinion of depth and growth.

The series is quite fascinating, set in York and the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside. J M Dalgliesh's writing is clear and descriptive, giving you a vivid account of the scenes. The idea of the box-set is excellent, it allows you to listen to three books, House, Blacklight, and The Dogs in the Street, back to back.

Outstanding narration by Greg Patmore. He does a brilliant job with the characters' personalities and distinct tones, particularly Nate's. He brought the stories to life. This was an enjoyable listen, and I strongly recommend it.

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  • Sarah Hope
  • 19-01-2020

Fantastic story telling! Kept me on edge!

I’m used to mysteries being predictable but still enjoy them. Not so with these! (Wait- I mean, not predictable- very enjoyable.)

Each book is just as good as the last! The narrator nailed the accents and the author provided an amazing amount of detail! I’m bothering my husband to listen to this series!

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  • cora
  • 05-01-2020

Excellence

Three of the best written mysterious crime books I’ve ever read. These books are well written, full of suspense, and the characters well played. The writer and the narrator both did an excellent job very real I couldn’t put the box down all three of them. I would recommend these books to my family all of whom are grown and would love them.

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  • John Coner
  • 11-01-2020

Very enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. Highly recommend this book to anyone.
Waiting for more series. Thank you

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  • deafmick
  • 26-01-2020

This is my first audio book by J M Dalgliest & Greg Patmore it's very good i give it 5 out of 5

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  • Peter
  • 17-02-2020

Awful narration

I was unable to listen to these audio books due to the narrators performance. He displayed no understanding for the material he was reading instead having an annoying halting style with stress and accent totally misconstruing the meaning of the narrative.
It is a shame that an adequate author is let down in this way

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  • SN
  • 29-01-2020

Great storyline - struggled with the narration

Being from this very area, it drew me to listen. I managed to make it past my initial distaste of a put-on Yorkshire accent that made it sound as though the hero was permanently drunk and half asleep. I really enjoyed all three stories, but to listen to more...? Hmm. Definitely not sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-2020

Excellent

I read the listened to the first book and really enjoyed it so I bought all three and throughly enjoyed the nex two installments the narrator really gets in to all the nooks and crannies and bring out the story.

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  • SandraL
  • 30-01-2020

Wow what a bargain

I hadn't read anything by J M Dalgliesh before but decided to take a chance mainly because the books are set in my home county of Yorkshire.

The protagonist, DI Nate Caslin, is an alcoholic drug addict with marital problems and I didn't like him very much to begin with. But as I listened he did grow on me, and after 3 books he was like an old friend!

The books are all very different and I feel they got better as the series progressed. They are fast paced and the storylines are complex but I could still follow them. I enjoyed them so much that I've bought the next three in the series.

I also really liked the laid back narration by Greg Patmore, who brought the books to life.

This set is an absolute bargain. Three books for one credit (can you tell I'm from Yorkshire? 😅). What are you waiting for.... get them now!

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  • Sue Edwards
  • 21-02-2020

I enjoyed each one of this series of books.

I’ve not read or listened to any books written by J.M.Dalgliesh previously, but will look to see what other books are available. What fantastic value for money, each story was different, with some different takes on the normal detective stories. The narrator was excellent, could listen to him all day, more of the same, but different, please.

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  • Belinda Norton
  • 12-02-2020

three good books, read well

I enjoyed these very much, they were not predictable, and the main characters were very human. I would definitely recommend if you like the genre.