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Blood World Audiobook

Blood World

Author: Chris Mooney Narrator: Frankie Corzo Release Date: August 2020

Everything changed when scientists discovered the drug. It looked like the cure for aging, but all progress comes with a price tag. Now, eternal youthfulness will be paid for by the blood of the innocent.  The blood of "carriers" is the most valuable commodity on earth. When treated with a new wonder drug, it cures disease, increases power, and makes the recipient a virtual superman.  It also makes the carriers targets. Young people with the right genes are ripped from their families and stashed in "blood farms." Ellie Batista became an LAPD officer specifically to fight this evil as a member of the Blood Squad, but her ambitions are thwarted-until the day she and her partner are ambushed during a routine stop. The resulting events plunge her into an undercover world more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Because a madman has found a way to increase the potency of the blood to levels previously unimagined. As he cuts a bloody swath through the already deadly world of blood cartels, Ellie is the only hope to stop him before the body count explodes.

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The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Sophie Hannah Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt Release Date: August 2020

The world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot—legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile—returns to solve a fiendish new mystery. Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate, where Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. But there is a strange condition attached to this request: Poirot must conceal his true reason for being there.   The coach is forced to stop when a distressed woman demands to get off, insisting that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. Although the rest of the journey passes without anyone being harmed, Poirot’s curiosity is aroused, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered with a macabre note attached… Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And if Helen is innocent, can Poirot find the true culprit in time to save her from the gallows?

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Still Life Audiobook

Still Life

Author: Val Mcdermid Narrator: Cathleen Mccarron Release Date: August 2020

The bodies never stay buried forever . . .' On a freezing winter morning, fishermen pull a body from the sea. It is quickly discovered that the dead man was the prime suspect in a decade-old investigation, when a prominent civil servant disappeared without trace. DCI Karen Pirie was the last detective to review the file and is drawn into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets. But Karen is already grappling with another case, one with even more questions and fewer answers. A skeleton has been discovered in an abandoned campervan and all clues point to a killer who never faced justice - a killer who is still out there. In her search for the truth, Karen uncovers a network of lies that has gone unchallenged for years. But lies and secrets can turn deadly when someone is determined to keep them hidden for good . . . The number one bestseller and unrivalled queen of crime Val McDermid is back with her most exhilarating, breath-taking thriller yet. Praise for Val McDermid: 'Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable' - Guardian 'No one can plot or tell a story like she can' - Daily Express 'Compulsively readable' - Irish Times 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' - Literary Review 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' - Sunday Express 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' - Daily Mail

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Witness: A Gripping Gangland Thriller Set on the Streets of Manchester Audiobook

Witness: A Gripping Gangland Thriller Set on the Streets of Manchester

Author: Mandasue Heller Narrator: Colleen Prendergast Release Date: August 2020

Dark and gritty, Witness is a heart-pounding thriller set in Manchester by bestselling author Mandasue Heller. Holly Evans and her over-protective mother, Josie, are living a hand-to-mouth existence, moving constantly from one squalid dump to the next. When they move into an illegally sub-let council flat in Manchester, Holly feels settled for the first time in her life – even if she is forbidden to go out, or even open the front door to callers when her mum’s at work. What exactly are they hiding from? Then Holly has a falling out with her best friend, and suddenly finds herself becoming increasingly isolated and alone in the world. But she is about to make a new friend in Suzie – the glamorous woman who lives directly across the road, who Holly witnesses being beaten up by her violent boyfriend. When it happens a second time it’s Holly who Suzie turns to for help, and a bond is quickly formed between the pair. But whoever Holly and Josie have been running from is about to find them, and nothing will ever be the same again . . . You can only run for so long, and some will kill for your silence . . .

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Unofficial Rosie: The Complete Series 1 and 2: A BBC Radio crime drama Audiobook

Unofficial Rosie: The Complete Series 1 and 2: A BBC Radio crime drama

Author: Alan Mcdonald Narrator: Paula Wilcox Release Date: August 2020

A BBC Radio 4 crime drama about a Merseyside mum-turned-private eye Single mum Rosie Monaghan is 39 and redundant. Wondering what to do with the rest of her life – and with two kids to support – she decides to start a new career as a private detective. In Series 1 she begins her first investigation, involving a mystery client and a seemingly innocent death that no one else thinks is murder. But being a private eye proves trickier than she thought. The job itself is fraught with problems (how do you tail someone without them noticing?), and the demands of love, children and her bank manager are all jostling for her attention. Can she solve the case and confront the murderer? And will the guilty be brought to justice? Series 2 finds Rosie back in business, with a rent-free corner of an office, and an ‘anything investigated’ ad in the paper. Among the cases that come her way are a mysterious briefcase full of cash, a missing wife whose husband is ‘one card short of a full deck’, and a series of racial attacks on a corner shop. Written by Alan McDonald, this intriguing crime series stars Paula Wilcox (Upstart Crow, Mount Pleasant) as Rosie. Cast Rosie Monagahan – Paula Wilcox Margie – Elizabeth Estensen Jerry – Christopher Bramwell Bob – Dominic Grounsell Carol – Helen Roberts Mike – Steve Hodson Martin Bullivant – Paul Barber Andrew Stephenson – Kim Wall Bill Jones/Deputy Chief Constable – Dominic Letts Elsie/Dorothy – Pauline Yates Detective Sergeant Murdoch – Gareth Armstrong Hickey – Michael Onslow Helen Thackray – Rachel Atkins James MacLeish – James Telfer Old woman – Diana Payan Graham – David Thorpe Auntie – Jillie Meers Paddy/Daz – Peter Kenny Debbie – Barbara Dryhurst Barbara Rowan/Jessica – Elaine Claxton Joe Geoghegan/Gregson/Derek – Gavin Muir Dan McGuinness/Billy – Tom Bevan Mr Khadur– Lyndam Gregory Mrs Khadur – Nina Wadia Gricewell – Don McCorkindale Planner – Don Warrington Peggy – Margaret John Ginny – Tina Gray WPC/Chantal – Deborah Berlin Miranda – Tara Dominick Bren – Siriol Jenkins Nat – Paul Panting With Federay Holmes, Matthew Morgan, Nicholas Murchie, Teresa Gallagher, Vivienne Rochester, James Taylor, Malcolm Ward, Suzannah Corbett and Dominic Traynor Written by Alan McDonald Directed by Tracey Neale Music composed by Peter Howell Series 1: Ep 1: Down These Mean Streets Ep 2: Following From In Front Ep 3: Back Against the Wall Ep 4: If Looks Could Kill Ep 5: Count Your Blessings Ep 6: In Dreams Series 2: Ep 1: Starting Over Ep 2: Softies Ep 3: The Front Man Ep 4: Massaging the Truth

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Payback: A Novel Audiobook

Payback: A Novel

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Narrator: Pete Simonelli Release Date: August 2020

Payback is personal for a former NYPD detective taking on a corrupt cop and a dirty accounting firm in this adrenaline-laced thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers and Tin Badges. "Carcaterra's keen eye and deft style bring New York City to stunning life. A brilliant thriller by one of the all-time greats."-Jeffery Deaver, #1 internationally bestselling author If there's one kind of person Tank Rizzo hates most in this world, it's a dirty cop. Criminals are at least honest about being dishonest; dirty cops are a disgrace to the badge they carry. Detective Eddie Kenwood is one such disgrace. He's got the highest signed-confession rate in the NYPD and a distinguished career built on putting men behind bars-whether they're guilty or not doesn't matter much to him. When Tank's partner, Pearl, tells him about an old family friend Kenwood put in jail for a murder he didn't commit, Tank and Pearl vow to take Kenwood down. Also in need of a takedown: the money-laundering accounting firm where Tank's brother used to work-before he mysteriously died, leaving Tank the sole guardian of his nephew, Chris. Chris smells a rat, and enlists Tank's help to bring the men who had his father killed to justice. Working two big cases means getting out the big guns, and Tank assembles his A-team. With help from a retired mobster, a professional boxer, a Chelsea psychic, a dog named Gus, and the U.S. Attorney-not to mention his and Pearl's own quick wits and Chris's burgeoning skills as a computer whiz-Tank gears up to take on his most dangerous and personal cases to date.

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Blackwater: A BBC Radio crime drama Audiobook

Blackwater: A BBC Radio crime drama

Author: Claire McGowan Narrator: Aston Kelly, Clare Dunne, Richard Clements, Roisin Gallagher, Sean Kearns Release Date: August 2020

They all thought she was dead. But now she’s back. Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? And if so, who is in her grave? Someone is hiding something. Is it Paul, who went to prison for Zoe's murder? Zoe's uncle Phil, a former detective superintendent with an explosive secret? Or Steve, the police office who found 'Zoe's' body in the river? Then there's Zoe's friend Danny, who wasn't where she said she was on that night ten years ago. As they sift through their conflicting memories of that day ten years ago, they start to discover that not everyone is happy that Zoe's back from the dead. Cast Zoe - Clare Dunne Steve - Richard Clements Paul - Aston Kelly Phil - Sean Kearns Danny - Roisin Gallagher Produced by Celia de Wolff

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My Darling Audiobook

My Darling

Author: Amanda Robson Narrator: Laura Costello, Matt Addis Release Date: August 2020

The brand-new domestic thriller from the #1 bestselling author of Obsession A new couple moves in next door. And nothing will ever be the same again… I watched you move in next door and thought we might be friends. I saw you watching from the window – and knew I’d have to keep you well away from my husband. I started to trust you. Confide in you. I started to mistrust you. Suspect you. I was confused when I blacked out after an evening at your place. Was I really that drunk? I came up with a plan. A plan to make you both pay . . . Sexy and sinister – this book will keep you up all night . . . ‘The tension builds and builds and then… BAM! Dark, gripping, brutal. I loved every minute’ Jackie Kabler ‘As more-ish as a box of chocolates. I kept trying to put it down, but it was almost impossible. A wickedly twisty plot with a satisfying end’ Emma Curtis ‘Robson delivers shock after shock in her new page-turner which is filled with characters behaving badly. Dark and utterly twisted. What a ride!’ Sam Carrington ‘Another addictive, wonderfully descriptive and vibrant domestic thriller from the queen of the page-turner’ Caroline England 'A delicious tale of sinister rivalry that descends into darkness. An excellent page turner – loved it!' Elisabeth Carpenter

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Eight Detectives Audiobook

Eight Detectives

Author: Alex Pavesi Narrator: Emilia Fox Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over.' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out. But that was thirty years ago. Now he's living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island - until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor, knocks on his door. His early work is being republished and together the two of them must revisit those old stories: an author, hiding from his past, and an editor, keen to understand it. But as she reads, Julia is unsettled to realise that there are things in the stories that don't make sense. Intricate clues that seem to reference a real murder, one that's remained unsolved for thirty years. Julia realises she's unwittingly entered a battle of wits where there can only be one winner. But Grant will soon realise that he underestimates her at his peril... © Alex Pavesi 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Killer, Come Back To Me Audiobook

Killer, Come Back To Me

Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Jeff Harding Release Date: August 2020

Celebrating Ray Bradbury's centenary, this collection commemorates his finest crime stories – tales as strange and wonderful as his signature fantasy. Time travellers…dark carnivals…living automata…and detectives? Honouring the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury, renowned author of Fahrenheit 451, this new, definitive collection of the master's less well-known crime fiction features classic stories and rare gems, a number of which became episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Ray Bradbury Theater, including the tale Bradbury called ‘one of the best stories in any field that I have ever written’. Is it murder to destroy a robot if it looks and speaks and thinks and feels like a human being? Can a ventriloquist be incriminated by the testimony of his own dummy? Can a time traveller prevent his younger self from killing the woman they both loved? And can the survivor of a pair of Siamese twins investigate his own brother's murder? No other writer has ever rivalled the imagination and narrative gifts of Ray Bradbury, and the 20 unforgettable stories in this collection demonstrate this singular writer's extraordinary range, influence and emotional power.

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The Crime Beat: Episode 8: San Francisco Audiobook

The Crime Beat: Episode 8: San Francisco

Author: A.C. Fuller Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith Release Date: August 2020

A brilliant reporter, haunted by her husband's death . . . A disgraced cop, tangled in a web of lies . . . Two unlikely heroes. One unthinkable crime. The Crime Beat, Episode 8: San Francisco In Episode 8, Cole and Warren reconvene in San Francisco, hot on the trail of the mastermind of the nine murders. But when a Brazilian media mogul is killed while taking a selfie on the Golden Gate Bridge, they realize that the plot was even bigger than they imagined.

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A Family Divided: Dividing Line Series Book 3 Audiobook

A Family Divided: Dividing Line Series Book 3

Author: Heather Atkinson Narrator: Kerry Bennett Release Date: August 2020

A Family Divided is the incredible third instalment of the Dividing Line Series of crime audiobooks. Life for Rachel and her husband Ryan is very good indeed. Loving parents to three children, together they run their business empire while keeping on the straight and narrow, their criminal pasts firmly behind them. Their idyll is disturbed by a rival family intent on making their mark on Manchester. Jan Jordan, the hard-faced matriarch of this rogue family, is fixated with Rachel. The Maguires are still top dog in the city and Jan is convinced Rachel is still a power to be reckoned with. The interlopers threaten to drag her and Ryan back into the life they've managed to avoid for so long.

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