Top Picks in Mysteries & Thrillers

  • 4.1 (9371 ratings)

    Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
  • 4.0 (448 ratings)
    Breach of Trust Audiobook by David Ellis Narrated by Luke Daniels

    Breach of Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jason Kolarich has spent the past year struggling to recover from the horrific deaths of his wife and baby daughter. On the night of their deaths, Kolarich was at the office, awaiting a call from a confidential informant named Ernesto Ramirez — a call that never came. Kolarich blames himself not only for the deaths of his wife and child, but for the informant’s murder as well. He can’t bring back his family, but he can find out who killed Ramirez and bring the killer to justice.

    Mama bear says: "Kept me listening."
  • 4.3 (2671 ratings)

    One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: "You got the wrong guy". Then he says: "Get Reacher for me". And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child's astonishing thriller, Reacher's arrival will change everything - about a case that isn't what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot - and by doing so gives Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.

    Carol says: "Reacher said..."
  • 4.1 (3810 ratings)
    The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog] Audiobook by Kate Morton Narrated by Caroline Lee

    The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
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  • Dirty Martini: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Susie Breck, Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who's poisoning the city's food supply. But that's just the start of what he has planned, because he's aiming to kill fifty thousand people in the single biggest act of terrorism the US has ever seen. Can she stop him—and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham's surprise proposal—without destroying both her reputation and her sanity? Join Jack, her partner Herb, and her nemesis Harry McGlade, for her fourth, and greatest, case so far.

    Jennifer says: "Bravo!! Another Great Book in the series!"
  • The Right Attitude to Rain: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Isabel's life is thrown for a few loops when her cousin Mimi arrives from Dallas with her husband Joe. Through Mimi and Joe, Isabel meets Texas hotshot Tom Bruce, who is about to marry someone Isabel suspects of gold-digging. Further complicating matters, Tom seems to have an unusual level of interest in Isabel. Meanwhile, Isabel has her own feelings to deal with, not to mention those of her beloved niece Cat, whose romantic interest may not be up to snuff.

    Marija says: "brain candy"
  • The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    (243)
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    The fifth novel in New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith's beloved Isabel Dalhousie series has the ethical problem solver from Edinburgh finding comforts in unlikely places.

    Joyce D. Delario says: "The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday"
  • The Careful Use of Compliments: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
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    (118)
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    Award-winning New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels, delivers the fourth tale from his charming Isabel Dalhousie series, featuring the highly ethical and plucky protagonist. She's now a mother, but has an uncertain relationship with her son's father. She must also deal with academic politics and, of course, a mystery: did a Scottish painter drown, commit suicide or fall victim to a murder plot?

    Joanne says: "Another McCall Smith hit"
  • Red Knife: Cork O'Connor, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
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    (272)
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    When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red.

    FRITZ STOOP says: "BAD CHOICE AS NARRATOR"
  • Nightwalkers

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By P. T. Deutermann
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    (134)
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    Cam Richter, needing a break from his too eventful detective career, is in search of more peaceful pastures in the North Carolina countryside. He buys a 700-acre antebellum plantation, the perfect location for restful solitude, but it doesn't take long for him to discover that his new locale is not as quiet as he'd hoped. Almost immediately, Cam finds himself caught up in mischievous pranks around his land, the site of a Civil War-era massacre.

    Pam Sturgess says: "Change of pace for Cam via small Confederate town"
  • The Lost Art of Gratitude: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
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    (110)
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    When Isabel bumps into Minty Auchterlonie for the first time in years, she is skeptical (again) of Minty's integrity. But Minty mentions the bank where she works is having internal troubles, and Isabel must determine, once and for all, if Minty can be trusted.

    Cynthia says: "slow moving but enjoyed development"
  • Fatal Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Katie Sparer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (420)
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    (360)
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    (348)

    Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up - but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.

    Sandra says: "Wow...a must read"
  • Biowar: Deep Black

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
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    (120)
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    (118)

    Dr. James Kegan, a world-renowned scientist specializing in germ warfare, has vanished from his upstate New York home. But this is no ordinary missing-persons case. Kegan has left behind an unidentified dead man with a .22 caliber hole in his skull - and a contact trail that leads to an alleged terrorist cell.

    Bob says: "An excellent read"
  • The Genesis Code

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Case
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (129)
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    (83)
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    In a suburb of Washington, D.C., Joe Lassiter's only sister and her young son have been killed in a sudden fire that engulfs their home. The police believe it was arson; they soon discover that mother and child were brutally murdered before the blaze was set. As Lassiter tries to find out why they were killed, he comes to believe others may have been murdered in similar fashion. And still more people may die if he cannot discover the elusive connection that links the innocent victims together.

    Mobilis says: "Not bad, but not great, either"
  • World's Greatest Sleuth!: A Holmes on the Range Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Steve Hockensmith
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    In 1893, the Amlingmeyer boys venture forth from the west in response to a summons from Otto's ("Big Red") publisher - they are to come to Chicago immediately, to the World's Columbian Exposition, and compete with some of the most famous detectives in the world. Set to coincide with the closing days of the first World's Fair and the publication of the story revealing the death of Sherlock Holmes, Gustav ("Old Red") will be competing for the title of World's Greatest Sleuth!

    ch says: "Enjoyable romp through the white city"
  • Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dixie Cash
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (129)

    In this rollicking tale, best-selling author Dixie Cash - author of My Heart May Be Broken but My Hair Still Looks Great - sets Salt Lick's own sleuthing cosmetologists on a collision course with the Big Apple. On an all-expenses-paid trip to a New York PI convention, the Texas Tornadoes hope to do some serious shopping. But that's before they stumble across a serial killer.

    Julia says: "Silly but Decent Plot"
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