An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 307 ratings

With Our Blessing Publisher's Summary

The top 10 Irish best seller.

Short-listed for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition.

Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface.

It's true what they say...revenge is sweet.

It's 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. In 2010, the body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.

Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them...and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

©2015 Joanne Spain (P)2017 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • With Our Blessing

    • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Jo Spain
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    It's 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. In 2010, the body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Amanda on 08-02-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 2

    • Beneath the Surface

    • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Jo Spain
    • Narrated by: Brian Tynan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    From top-10 Irish best-selling author Jo Spain comes the second novel in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series. Ryan Finnegan, a high-ranking government official, is brutally slain in Leinster House, the seat of the Irish parliament. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder. As the suspects start to rack up, Tom must untangle a web of corruption, sordid secrets and sinister lies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, dear, what a shame about the narrator

    • By Cecile on 13-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.96

  • Book 3

    • Sleeping Beauties

    • By: Jo Spain
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers. In five places. Five graves. A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Continues the tradition of With Our Blessing

    • By Helen Wilson on 29-05-2019

    Non-member price: $29.96

  • Book 4

    • The Darkest Place

    • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Jo Spain
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina's. The hospital has been closed for decades, and onsite graves were tragically common. Reynolds thinks his adversarial boss is handing him a cold case to sideline him. But then it transpires another body has been discovered amongst the dead - one of the doctors who went missing from the hospital in mysterious circumstances 40 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep 'em guessing another thrilling read.

    • By Annemarie on 23-07-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

  • Book 5

    • The Boy Who Fell

    • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery
    • By: Jo Spain
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Kids can be so cruel. They'll call you names. Hurt your feelings. Push you to your death. In the garden of an abandoned house, Luke Connolly lies broken, dead. The night before, he and his friends partied inside. Nobody fought, everybody else went home safely. And yet, Luke was raped and pushed to his death. His alleged attacker is now in custody. DCI Tom Reynolds is receiving the biggest promotion of his career when a colleague asks him to look at the Connolly case, believing it's not as cut and dried as local investigators have made out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable

    • By Deborah on 15-07-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38