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karen

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  • "Best of the best...."

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    One of my favorite series of all times, these books by Susan Hill featuring the enigmatic Simon Serrailler, the non-doctor, third-of-a-set-of-triplets, contemplative sort of police detective who outdoes Adam Dagleish every time. "The Various Haunts of Men" is the first in the series, and while not exactly required to read or listen to them in order, it helps.

    This book has everything -- story, fascinating and complex chatacters, family issues, a baffling crime (ie series of crimes), plenty of tension and maybe most importantly, a whole string of people you come to care about, many of whom continue into subsequent books.

    Susan Hill is remarkable. No one creates characters like she does, and no one spins original stories with more veracity. These are people you know, with all their strengths and faults, their hidden sins and unexpected virtues.

    Steven Pacey's narration is perfect -- just the right pace and tone.

    The only real problem with these books is pacing yourself -- there aren't that many, and you can only read them for the first time once.

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    The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 1

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    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated to the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events.

    karen says: "Best of the best...."
  • "In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!"

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    'Chiefs' completely blew me away -- who knew? I've read several of Stuart Woods other books, the Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle series in particular, and they were fine, nothing to really write home about. So I wasn't too excited when I saw this one on Audible. But? It was on sale, and it was long -- a prime requirement for me -- so what the heck? Why not?

    Boy, was I wrong. "Chiefs" grabs you from the very first minutes and doesn't let go -- I literally cancelled two appointments this afternoon -- no way was I going to stop listening until I finished it. This was Katherine Stockett's "The Help" meets Robert Penn Warren's classic "All the King's Men", although arguably better than either. As a novel of southern culture, spanning three generations, as viewed through three very different men who served as chief of police in a small southern town, it's hard to imagine anything better than this one.

    Few books draw you so completely into the character's lives as does "Chiefs". This is consummate storytelling. As each of the three segments finished, I was sad to see it end, figuring the next segment surely wouldn't be as good as the one I'd just finished. But I was never disappointed. Each was compelling in its own way.

    It's really too bad it's being advertised as a "serial killer" book. Yes, that's an element, but that's sort of like saying that chocolate cake is about the sugar. Yes, that's an element, but that misses the point. This is a novel, not really detective fiction, as such. It's a story of courage and cowardice, of home and running away, of race, black and white, good men and evil scattered throughout. True, it's the 'killer' angle that ties the three administrations together, but that's really not the focus of the story.

    I couldn't help comparing the whole situation to that of John Grisham. This was Stuart Woods first book -- written long before he published any of the more traditional detective fiction books he's more famous for. Yet "Chiefs" is so far above and beyond anything that Woods has written since, it's sometimes hard to believe it's the same author.

    Same with Grisham. The first book he wrote -- "A Time To Kill" -- wasn't published until he'd already written and sold several other more traditional legal thrillers. Similarly, "A Time to Kill" is by far Grisham's finest work, although I'd admit "A Painted House" comes close in terms of literary merit. And also similarly, 'A Time to Kill" isn't really about rape and punishment, it's about the life and times of the people involved, the society in which these things happened. So it is with "Chiefs".

    I know I will listen to this book again and again. If you haven't read or listened to it yet, you've got a real treat ahead of you. Don't miss this one. It's a classic.

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    Chiefs

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    In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

    Old Hippy says: "Absolutely Terrific!"
  • "Darn near a true story..."

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    Starting back in the mid 1980's, I was one of the few lawyers who was trying to defend rural landowners like the Roberson's, the endangered protagonists of "Breaking Point". When I say "trying", that's what I mean: As author Box suggests, these federal agents operate outside the Congressionally-enacted law, with unpublished rules and regulations, to the point that it's almost impossible to clear your clients in these cases. Besides, if you try to fight back, they just throw in more charges -- again, as Box suggests. The best you can do is to try to work out some plan that will let your client keep some portion of his land -- although by the time they get done defending themselves, most abandon the farm. Everything they valued has been destroyed. It got so bad that by the mid-1990's, I had to quit. I decided that if I had another sobbing farm wife sitting in my office, listening while I had to explain that there really wasn't much that could be done other than to work out a "deal", I'd go crazy myself. Like my clients, I too walked away. It just hurt too much.

    A few things in "Breaking Point" are fiction: I never had a client kill, or even try to kill, a federal agent -- but I did have two who killed themselves. The trauma of having your farm -- in your family for over 100 years -- plowed, planted and harvested every year -- suddenly declared a "wetland" and therefore off limits, subject to horrendous penalties if "disturbed", is just too devastating. Can planted acres be a "wetland"? Indeed. Under federal law, a "wetland" is determined by soil type -- it has nothing to do with its being "wet". No self-respecting duck would ever look at this land, let alone land there. All that's required to constitute a "wetland" is a particular soil type -- merely that the land WOULD SUPPORT hydrophytic vegetation IF IT WERE wet, is enough. Kafkaesque, certainly, but entirely true.

    There's more in this book than just the trauma faced by the Roberson family -- the range fire at the end, the tense escape, is one of the best white-knuckle scenes in history. Box is so good that you can picture the whole thing, feel the heat.

    As far as I know, C. J. Box is only one of two popular authors who dares to make federal agents the 'bad guys' in some of his books -- P. T. Deutermann being the other. And why not? It's not just pharmaceutical company owners, businessmen, religious leaders and Republicans who do bad things, as virtually every other contemporary author would have you believe. Sometimes there are rogue federal agents, too.

    Very refreshing!

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    Breaking Point

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    • By C. J. Box
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    The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.

    Ronna says: "My favorite author does it again!!"
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    Several years ago I discovered James Lee Burke and Dave Robicheaux and became a fan. I started working my way backwards in the stories reading the new ones that came out as well. So, it was a nice surprise when I discovered Audible had released a book written in 1987, remember the days before cell phones, pc's, hand held devies? Anyway, this was hard hitting from the beginning, gave good insight into the background of Dave, in this book he's still a NOPD detective and Clete Purcell and he hadn't bonded the way they do later. I enjoyed this book from start to finish and blew right through it in just a few days. Now where do I go from here?

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    "My first Flynn"

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    I've always liked spy thrillers but it seemed most I've been reading have written by European authors, mostly British. I'd been wanting to find a good American author to read, came across Vince Flynn and decided to give him a try. Was it the greatest book ever written? No. But, it was an enjoyable listen and I'll read him again, maybe my next listen. The action was fast paced and you wanted to keep listening to hear what was going to happen, isn't that what you want out of a book? It was entertaining!

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    "The Mankell Trilogy"

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    I feel like I've just finished an Henning Mankell trilogy; Dogs of Riga, White Lioness, and now The Man Who Smiled. I must admit I enjoyed them all. I guess now I"ll have to go back to his first book and then hope that the later Wallander stories show up on Audible. In Man Who Smiled, the author again delves into the human side of Kurt Wallander and he has many of the same feelings we all do, at least I know I do. I always thought the weather in Sweden would suck and in reading these books that's affirmed unless you like living somewhere where it's foggy, rainy, cold a good portion of the time. The mystery flows pretty well, too, sometimes it seems the story moves slowly as the investigation plays out but Mankell does make the story interesting. Sometimes you think what is Kurt Wallander doing but it does make for an interesting tale.

  • The Devil's Star

    "My 2nd Nesbo"

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    This is a great book, intense, a page turner. Nesbo is a very imaginative author, he tells a good, tight story with good human insight. I can't wait for my next one.

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  • "What a Terrific Book"

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    I love Connelly's Bosch novels and normally, an author of gets better with age. Having said that, I wasn't expecting this first book in the Bosch series to be as good as the later novels in the series.

    This book is probably one of my top 2 or 3 favorites!!

    Connelly manages to weave together a very intriguing and complex story!!

    I kept saying to myself, "This Story is going to have SOOOOOO many holes", but he masterfully ties up all the loose ends.

    The reader does a good job as well.

    Highly recommended!!

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    The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

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    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

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    The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

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    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jean says: "three novellas"
  • Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Child Narrated by Jonathan McClain

    Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
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    When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

    adrienne says: "Trouble always finds him!"
  • Evil Town (






UNABRIDGED) by John David Bethel Narrated by Bill Fike

    Evil Town

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John David Bethel
    • Narrated By Bill Fike
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    The wife of popular Florida Congressman (and prospective Senatorial candidate) Clegg Caffery is murdered. FBI Special Agent Matt Thurston begins an investigation that leads him from the Pentagon to the small town of Clewiston, Florida, in search of a photographer responsible for the photo found in the murdered woman's hand. He arrives too late. The man has committed suicide.

  • The Sleuth Sisters (






UNABRIDGED) by Maggie Pill Narrated by Judy Blue, Anne Jacques, Laura Bednarski

    The Sleuth Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Maggie Pill
    • Narrated By Judy Blue, Anne Jacques, Laura Bednarski
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    We love our sisters, right? It's just that sometimes we love them because of, and sometimes we love them in spite of. But when murder's the crime and solving's your line, sisters count on sisters. It's a family thing.

  • Divided: Elena Ronen, Private Investigator, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Sights Narrated by Tanis Parenteau

    Divided: Elena Ronen, Private Investigator, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jennifer Sights
    • Narrated By Tanis Parenteau
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    During a routine case, private investigator Elena Ronen meets and falls in love with Vittorio Santini, member of a secret coven, and a kiss awakens her dormant magical powers. Because Elena wields an extremely powerful form of magic, she struggles to convince her enemies she has no desire to take over the coven. When loyalties are questioned, and Elena can no longer tell friend from foe, she must prove she wants nothing more than to live her life quietly.

  • Bad Day in Beverly Hills (






UNABRIDGED) by Bradley Lewis Narrated by Brandon McKernan

    Bad Day in Beverly Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bradley Lewis
    • Narrated By Brandon McKernan
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    Meet the Benningers, an unlikely wealthy couple in the midst of constant emotional chaos, who find themselves investigating the world of murder in opulent Coldwater Canyon, a mystery that takes them inside the darkness that can often pervade ‘Hollywood' life. With the most unusual set of characters and a nod to the The Thin Man, Bradley Lewis takes us into the rich, dysfunctional, world of Beverly Hills, where Sheila Benniger's pet schnoodle's life is even in danger inside the disordered world.

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  • Death in the Dark: Sydney Rye, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Emily Kimelman Narrated by Sonja Field

    Death in the Dark: Sydney Rye, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Emily Kimelman
    • Narrated By Sonja Field
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    Humbolt is hiding not only from the law, but also her own memories. This isolated life doesn't last long when a visit from a dangerous man helps Joy to accept her new identity as the Private Detective, Sydney Rye.

  • Take No More: James Blake, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Seb Kirby Narrated by Shiromi Arserio

    Take No More: James Blake, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Seb Kirby
    • Narrated By Shiromi Arserio
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    When James Blake discovers his wife murdered in their London home, he is determined to find her killer. As the prime suspect, he flees England and sets out on a journey that takes him to Florence and Venice and into a dark underworld of corruption, a trail that will lead him to the killer - and the shocking truth behind the mystery.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride: A Short Story, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrated by Ian Whitcomb, J.W. Terry, Barbara Goodson

    Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride: A Short Story, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Pennie Mae Cartawick
    • Narrated By Ian Whitcomb, J.W. Terry, Barbara Goodson
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    The bride carried no decaying roses, but her bridal dress was torn and burnt. Her bare legs, starved needle points, staggered disjointedly. The veil hung low over her face. I had my pistol, however I could not shoot. If it was a ghost, the bullet would surely pass through. If it was flesh, then I would be shooting dead a woman. Her hands, the fingernails long and cracked, lifted up the veil. Her face! Even in the darkness I could see its ruin.

  • Uden skyld [Without Guilt] (






UNABRIDGED) by Viveca Sten Narrated by Lars Thiesgaard

    Uden skyld [Without Guilt]

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Viveca Sten
    • Narrated By Lars Thiesgaard
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    En mørk efterårsaften forsvinder en ung pige sporløst i Sandhamn. Kriminalinspektør Thomas Andreasson deltager i eftersøgningen, som besværliggøres af storm og regn. Til slut må politiet give op, og pigen antages at være druknet.Nogle måneder senere er Sandhamn dækket med sne og is. Thomas' barndomsven Nora Linde har ved et tilfælde opdaget, at hendes mand har været utro. Fortvivlet drager hun ud til øen med sine sønner for at tænke i fred og ro.