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Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel Audiobook

Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel

Author: Anne Hillerman Narrator: Darrell Dennis Release Date: April 2021

Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito—serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene—takes an unexpected twist when she’s called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Maya’s struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Maya’s brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister. Tracing Maya’s whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don’t align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems. Uncovering new information about the astronomer’s work leads Bernie to a remote spot on the Navajo Nation and a calculating killer. The investigation causes an unexpected rift with her husband and new acting boss, Jim Chee, who’s sure Bernie’s headed for trouble. While she’s caught between present and past, Chee is at a crossroads of his own. Burdened with new responsibilities he didn’t ask for and doesn’t want, he must decide what the future holds for him and act accordingly.  Can their mentor Joe Leaphorn—a man also looking at the past for answers to the future—provide the guidance both Bernie and Chee need? And will the Navajo heroes that stud the starry sky help them find justice—and the truth they seek? Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Missing Pieces: The gripping thriller from the bestselling author of the David Raker series Audiobook

Missing Pieces: The gripping thriller from the bestselling author of the David Raker series

Author: Tim Weaver Narrator: Indira Varma, John Chancer Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. GET READY TO MEET REBEKAH. SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR TIM WEAVER IS BACK WITH HIS FIRST STANDALONE Rebekah Murphy has been missing for five months. Why is no one looking for her? Rebekah Murphy knows too much. . . She knows she's alone on an abandoned island with a killer on her trail. She knows that to get home to her children, she must survive long enough to understand why this is happening. She knows someone tried to kill her for a secret. What she doesn't know is what that secret is . . . Detective Frank Travis doesn't know enough . . . He doesn't know where to find Louise Mason. He doesn't know how and why she vanished into thin air three months ago. He doesn't know the identity of the man last seen talking to her. Not yet. But what he does know is that he's a week away from retirement -- and if he doesn't find out where Louise went, no one will. What neither Rebekah nor Detective Travis realize is that each holds a missing piece from the same puzzle -- and it will cost them everything they love to finally solve it . . . Praise for Tim Weaver: 'So many twists and surprises' Times 'Impressive' Guardian 'Terrific' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put it down' Sun 'It had me racing to the end' Fiona Barton 'Packed with twists' Daily Express 'Genuinely original' Gillian McAllister © Tim Weaver 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Mirrorland Audiobook

Mirrorland

Author: Carole Johnstone Narrator: Katie Leung Release Date: April 2021

‘DARK AND DEVIOUS’ Stephen King ‘UTTERLY ENGROSSING’ Daily Mail ‘TWISTY AND RICHLY ATMOSPHERIC’ Ruth Ware ‘TIGHTLY PLOTTED AND UTTERLY GRIPPING' Sarah Pinborough ‘A HAUNTING THRILLER’ Women’s Weekly ‘TOTALLY ABSORBING’ T.M. Logan ‘AN UNSETTLING, LABYRINTHINE TALE’ New York Times One twin ran. The other vanished. Neither escaped… DON’T TRUST ANYONE Cat’s twin sister El has disappeared. But there’s one thing Cat is sure of: her sister isn’t dead. She would have felt it. She would have known. DON’T TRUST YOUR MEMORIES To find her sister, Cat must return to their dark, crumbling childhood home and confront the horrors that wait there. Because it’s all coming back to Cat now: all the things she has buried, all the secrets she’s been running from. DON’T TRUST THIS STORY… The closer Cat comes to the truth, the closer to danger she is. Some things are better left in the past… ‘AN ADDICTIVE SLICE OF GOTHIC’ i paper ‘TOLD WITH THUMPING HEART AND EXTRAORDINARY TENDERNESS’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave ‘THE LOVE CHILD OF GILLIAN FLYNN AND STEPHEN KING’ Greer Hendricks READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH MIRRORLAND… ‘Dark, dazzling, full of surprises and perfectly executed’ Sheri K ‘An adult fairy tale, a domestic noir and a heartbreaker, all in one’ Rebecca W ‘Creepy as hell and absolutely brilliant’ Vikkie W ‘Poignant and compelling… What an imagination to have crafted such a story’ Carol C ‘A beautifully written story that holds you enthralled from first page to last’ Sarah M ‘This is a book that will keep you awake all night’ Maria P ‘Hugely compelling…I found the entire book officially unputdownable!’ Alexandra G

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The Long Call Audiobook

The Long Call

Author: Ann Cleeves Narrator: Ben Aldridge Release Date: April 2021

This audiobook is a brand new edition, recorded by Ben Aldridge. The Long Call is the No.1 bestselling first novel in the Two Rivers series from Sunday Times bestseller and creator of Vera and Shetland, Ann Cleeves. In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too. Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

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Instinct Audiobook

Instinct

Author: Jason M. Hough Narrator: Nancy Wu Release Date: April 2021

New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough dives headfirst into the world of thrillers with this explosive new tale! Welcome to Silvertown, Washington. Population 602 (for now). Despite its small size, the small mountain town is home to more conspiracy theories than any other place in America. Officer Mary Whittaker is slowly acclimating to the daily weirdness of life here, but when the chief of police takes a leave of absence, she is left alone to confront a series of abnormal incidents--strange even by Silvertown standards. An "indoor kid" who abhors nature dies on a random midnight walkabout with no explanation. A hiker is found dead on a trail, smiling serenely after being mauled by a bear. A woman known for being a helicopter parent abandons her toddler twins without a second thought. It's almost as if the townsfolk are losing their survival instinct, one by one... As Whittaker digs deeper into her investigation, she uncovers a larger conspiracy with more twists and turns than a mountain road, and danger around every corner. To save Silvertown, she must distinguish the truth from paranoia-fueled lies before she ends up losing her own instincts...and her life!

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The Cook of the Halcyon Audiobook

The Cook of the Halcyon

Author: Andrea Camilleri Narrator: Mark Meadows Release Date: April 2021

The Cook of the Halcyon is the twenty-seventh Inspector Montalbano mystery from the master of Sicilian crime, Andrea Camilleri. Moments later the all-white schooner, which looked like a hospital ship, began to pass ever so slowly before him, as if wanting to show itself off in all its beauty. The name on the prow said: Halcyon. Two deaths - the suicide of a recently fired worker and the murder of an unscrupulous businessman - lead Inspector Montalbano to the Halcyon, a mysterious ship that visits Vigàta's port each day. With very few crewmen, no passengers, and a stern large enough to land a helicopter, it piques the Inspector's interest straight away. And whilst all this is going on, a rare trip to Genoa to visit Livia ends with the Vigàta police department in disarray, and Inspector Montalbano's position as the head of the commisariat in jeopardy. It will be up to Montalbano to fix the damage done.

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Dark Memories Audiobook

Dark Memories

Author: Liz Mistry Narrator: Shaheen Khan Release Date: April 2021

‘This is Northern noir at its very best and wow! Brilliant! – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars THREE LETTERS. THREE MURDERS. THE CLOCK IS TICKING… When the body of a homeless woman is found under Bradford’s railway arches, DS Nikki Parekh and her trusty partner DC Sajid Malik are on the case. With little evidence, it’s impossible to make a breakthrough, and when Nikki receives a newspaper clipping taunting her about her lack of progress in catching the killer, she wonders if she has a personal link to the case. When another seemingly unrelated body is discovered, Nikki receives another note. Someone is clearly trying to send her clues… but who? And then a third body is found. This time on Nikki’s old street, opposite the house she used to live in as a child. And there’s another message… underneath the victim’s body. With nothing but the notes to connect the murders, Nikki must revisit the traumatic events of her childhood to work out her connection to the investigation. But some memories are best left forgotten, and it’s going to take all Nikki’s inner strength to catch the killer… Before they strike again. The heart-stopping and totally addictive new crime thriller from Liz Mistry will keep you reading long into the night! Fans of Angela Marsons, Val McDermid and Rachel Abbott will love Dark Memories. Readers LOVE Dark Memories: ‘A fast paced thrilling read that really hit the mark… a cracker of a book. She has created such a likeable, flawed, feisty character you are on her side right away… Loved this, just loved it’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘Northern Crime at its best… I cannot praise this book highly enough, it is gripping, dark, compulsive reading.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘I was so invested in the story that I found I had tears rolling down my face at times. A story of revenge, love, family and forgiveness. A stunning novel.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘An excellent novel in a first class series…the mix of work and home is seamlessly written and totally believable. Crime writing of the highest calibre.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘Another brilliant book by Liz Mistry.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

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Under Violent Skies Audiobook

Under Violent Skies

Author: Judi Daykin Narrator: Shiromi Arserio Release Date: April 2021

Set under the brooding skies of North Norfolk. Meet Sara Hirst as she searches for her lost father and finds that great beauty sometimes conceals great violence. Detective Sara Hirst has moved from London to Norfolk Police's Serious Crimes Unit. She wants to know the truth about her father, who has connections to the area. Her mother won't tell her the real story. A new job. A new place. Same old problems. Sara's first call-out is to a decomposing body discovered in a ditch on a local farm. How does the murder relate to a recent spate of thefts? Who wanted the victim dead? Then the case grows very personal . . . Contains mature themes.

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Where Ravens Roost Audiobook

Where Ravens Roost

Author: Karin Nordin Narrator: Matt Addis Release Date: April 2021

‘A delicious slice of Scandi noir – such a dark, atmospheric and compelling story! And ahh, if only those ravens could talk…’ Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple In a small town full of secrets, anyone could be a killer. Detective Kjeld Nygaard wants nothing more than to forget his family and Varsund, the small mining town he once called home, even exist. But while on suspension after his last case went disastrously wrong, his estranged father Stenar leaves a message on Kjeld’s phone claiming he’s seen a murder. But with no evidence and Stenar suffering from Alzheimer’s, the local police think he must have imagined it. Kjeld can’t stop himself from investigating what actually happened, and soon discovers a body. But when the police start to suspect Stenar, it’s a race against time to discover the truth before it’s lost forever. But will uncovering the truth expose family secrets that are best left buried? Atmospheric and addictive, Where Ravens Roost is a gripping crime thriller perfect for fans of J M Dalgliesh, Angela Marsons and Jo Nesbo. Readers are OBSESSED with Where Ravens Roost! ‘I LOVED THIS BOOK!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘A great gripping debut set in a small town where there are secrets, family disputes and gossip galore!’ NetGalley reviewer ‘Be ready to stay up at night until you're done!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘A real page turner. Kept me engrossed from start to finish. Loved it’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘As soon as I started I had a Jo Nesbo feeling and was hooked’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘A fantastic start to what should be a promising series!’ NetGalley reviewer ‘A stunning debut novel from Karin Nordin that keeps you on the edge of your seat’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Brooding and atmospheric – full of mystery and twists where nothing is quite as it seems’ Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet ‘Such a dark, atmospheric and compelling story!’ Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple

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The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ rival detectives: 16 BBC Radio full-cast dramas Audiobook

The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ rival detectives: 16 BBC Radio full-cast dramas

The complete collection of all 16 episodes from this gripping BBC Radio crime series Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, introducing sixteen tales of detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes. Starring James Fleet (Series 1, 3 and 4) and Tim Piggott-Smith (Series 2) as Lestrade, with casts featuring Andrew Scott, Paul Rhys, Anton Lesser, Honeysuckle Weeks, Rupert Vansittart, John Sessions, Marcia Warren and Tim McInnerny. Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle. They include: The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin The Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Louisa Pirkis The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr The Intangible Clue by Anna Katharine Green The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah The Kinght's Cross Signal Problem by Ernest Bramah A Snapshot by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin Seven, Seven, Seven - City by Julius Chambers The Moabite Cipher - by R Austin Freeman The Clairvoyants - by Arthur B Reeve The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison The Secret of Dunstan's Tower - Ernest Bramah The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread - Jacques Futrelle Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko (Series 1) and Liz Webb (Series 2, 3, 4) (c) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021 (p) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021

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Someone Who Isn't Me Audiobook

Someone Who Isn't Me

Author: Danuta Kot Narrator: Janine Birkett Release Date: April 2021

'A powerful, thought-provoking story. . . a vital read for any crime fan'  Kate Rhodes on Life Ruins When everyone hides the truth, who do you turn to? Becca's had a hard time of it, but she has finally got her life together. She has a nice little flat, a steady job pulling pints, and she's even seeing someone new: Andy, who keeps his private life to himself but is always good for a laugh. And then Andy vanishes. When his body turns up on isolated Sunk Island, Becca learns Andy wasn't just another punter. He was a police officer, deep undercover, investigating a drugs ring that he believed operated out of Becca's pub. Staggered by the betrayal, Becca turns to the only person she thinks she can trust: her foster mum, Kay. But Kay has problems of her own. She's just moved into a short-term let in the hopes of finding some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet are hard to come by on Sunk Island . . . Before long, both women are drawn into a terrifying world of drugs, money and death. The gripping new novel from Dagger-Award-winning author Danuta Kot, perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves, Tana French and Denise Mina - a story about the people we are... and the people we aren't. Readers love Danuta Kot . . . 'Life Ruins has all the elements I love in a novel - complex characters, an insidious underlying menace, and haunting landscapes. This dark story will suck you in from the first page' Stephen Booth, author of Fall Down Dead 'Explores real issues, from the perspective of real, damaged people, and told with a real warmth and understanding. Danuta Kot raises the bar for all crime writers' Michael Jecks, author of Pilgrim's War

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Death Grip Audiobook

Death Grip

Author: Elaine Viets Narrator: Tanya Eby Release Date: April 2021

Angela Richman, Chouteau County death investigator, finds herself deep in the Missouri woods on a perfect spring day. But there is nothing idyllic about her grim walk-a body has been discovered in a muddy creek, and Detective Jace Budewitz wants Angela on the scene.Terri Gibbons, the popular Forest High track star who went missing eight months ago, has been found strangled. Could a message found in Terri's shoe hold the key to catching her killer? Chouteau Forest is a town of privilege and secrets, where everyone has something to hide. Can Angela overcome the many obstacles in her way to see justice served when the Forest's wealthy residents will go to any length to prevent the truth from being revealed?

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