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    • The Distant Echo

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Tom Cotcher
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    On a freezing morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in a cemetery. The only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold-case review of Rosie’s unsolved murder, and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps you guessing ...

    • By Mimosa on 11-01-2019

    Regular price: $32.62

    • Hostage to Murder

    • Lindsay Gordon, Book 6
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, jobless in Glasgow, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. Rory's invitation to work alongside her in her booth at the Cafe Virginia is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other juicy stories - all welcome distractions from Lindsay's problems at home, where her long-term lover, Sophie, has decided to heed the ticking of her biological clock and get pregnant.

    Regular price: $25.82

    • Broken Ground

    • Karen Pirie, Book 5
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story extraordinary narration

    • By Anonymous User on 16-09-2018

    Regular price: $33.43

    • The Wire in the Blood

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details and asked to discover links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory that is ridiculed...until one of their own is murdered. For Tony Hill the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge, and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyed the book

    • By Fe on 28-01-2016

    Regular price: $40.58

    • Report for Murder

    • Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 1
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    Freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girls' public school? But when the star attraction is found garrotted with her own cello string minutes before she is due on stage, Lindsay finds herself investigating a vicious murder. Who would have wanted Lorna Smith Cooper dead? And who could have slipped out of the hall at just the right time to commit this cold-blooded crime?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t really warm to Lindsay

    • By Margaret on 22-05-2018

    Regular price: $25.82

    • The Torment of Others

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended with the conviction of Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word. Criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill thinks this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Won't dissapoint

    • By Sergiu Pobereznic (author) on 14-09-2015

    Regular price: $40.58

    • Fever of the Bone

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.

    Regular price: $40.58

    • The Retribution

    • A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Novel
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In 2010, Val McDermid received the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Her last novel, Trick of the Dark, hit the best-seller lists, and now she returns with The Retribution. Tony Hill, criminal profiler and hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, is back in a terrifying psychological thriller. Teaming up once again with Carol Jordan, the pair face a serial killer unlike any they have ever encountered before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By Marilyn on 15-01-2017

    Regular price: $27.14

    • Mermaids Singing

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Up until now the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different - this one’s on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills, where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too disturbing

    • By Su on 08-01-2018

    Regular price: $32.62

    • A Darker Domain

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Eilidh Fraser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    It's 1984. The miners' strike is dividing the country. In a struggling coal-mining town, the miners and their families are living at the edge of their resources. On the 14th of December, five miners break ranks to travel to Nottingham and work. For those who stay behind, this is an unforgivable betrayal. Twenty-three years later, a young woman is asking the police to trace her missing father. Miner Mick Prentice vanished, never to be seen again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps you guessing ...

    • By Mimosa on 14-01-2019

    Regular price: $31.21

    • The Last Temptation

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home....Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • twist band turns but no backtracking

    • By clare on 10-03-2017

    Regular price: $40.58

    • Forensics

    • The Anatomy of Crime
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: how they lived, how they died--and who killed them. Val McDermid uncovers the secrets of forensic medicine with groundbreaking research and her own experience. Along the way you’ll wonder at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death and how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the content, narration okay...

    • By smiranda on 01-11-2018

    Regular price: $32.62

    • Union Jack

    • Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 4
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The fourth in the series featuring investigative journalist Lindsay Gordon. Leaving her new home in California for a trade union conference in Sheffield, Lindsay Gordon finds herself in the company of old friends - and enemies, including Tom Jack. When this unethical union leader is found dead, having catapulted out of Lindsay’s tenth-floor hotel room, she is taken in for questioning by the police.

    Regular price: $25.82

    • Out Of Bounds

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great voice.

    • By Jan A on 28-09-2016

    Regular price: $32.62

    • The Skeleton Road

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • my first auto book ever,

    • By Steve on 25-07-2015

    Regular price: $32.62

    • Trick of the Dark

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon, Gerri Halligar
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The brand new thriller from the award-winning crimewriter. 'Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life.' So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed...For Adults Only: Explicit language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Well Told, Well Read!

    • By Julie on 02-08-2016

    Regular price: $31.21

    • The Grave Tattoo

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, old wives' tales also come swirling to the surface. For centuries Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And there he told his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plot fell apart

    • By emmoff on 17-11-2016

    Regular price: $40.74

    • Splinter the Silence

    • Tony Hill/Carol Jordan, Book 9
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    When psychological profiler Tony Hill comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Tony and DCI Carol Jordan begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • They're back !

    • By Mr Fo Rex Martingale on 08-08-2017

    Regular price: $32.62

    • Beneath the Bleeding

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield Vics, is poisoned by a rare and deadly toxin, profiler Dr Tony Hill and trusted colleague DCI Carol Jordan have their work cut out for them. Then a bomb explodes in the football stadium, causing massive casualties - and another man dies from poisoning. Is there a link between the cases? What are the motives for these crimes? The clock is ticking, and the death toll keeps rising....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as always!

    • By Maggiestampa on 05-11-2018

    Regular price: $40.58

    • Insidious Intent

    • Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: someone is luring the women away, only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate, but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner, Elinor, must deal with a cruel cyber blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This one of the series simply doesn't work!

    • By Jeanette NORMAN on 10-04-2018

    Regular price: $31.30

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