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  • Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets | David Simon

    Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By David Simon
    • Narrated By Reed Diamond
    Overall
    (292)
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    (158)
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    (159)

    A highly acclaimed journalistic masterpiece and true crime classic, Homicide illustrates a year in the life of the detectives of the Homicide Unit in the city of Baltimore. David Simon, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, spent 4 tears on the police beat before taking a leave of absence to write this book.

    Chris says: "It's abridged!"
  • H is for Homicide: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery | Sue Grafton

    H is for Homicide: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (127)
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    It started with the murder of Kinsey Millhone's sometime drinking buddy, an insurance claims adjuster. But before long Kinsey stumbles onto a massive insurance scam. Going undercover as a wisecracking vamp, Millhone descends into the Los Angeles nether world of machismo and gang hideouts. Her companion, terrified at having crossed the violent crook Raymond Maldonado, is Bibianna Diaz, no Girl Scout herself.

    James says: "Abrupt Ending!"
  • Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery | Kate Carlisle

    Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
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    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping.

    Sandra says: "Not Great"
  • This Old Homicide | Kate Carlisle

    This Old Homicide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated By Angela Starling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
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    (51)
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    Contractor and part-time sleuth Shannon Hammer specializes in improving the quirks and flaws of the Victorian homes in Lighthouse Cove, California. The quirks and flaws of their residents are another story... Valentine's Day is approaching, and while Shannon is delighted to be friends with not one but two handsome men, not everyone in town is feeling the love. After her elderly neighbor Jesse Hennessey fails to make his daily appearance at the local diner, Shannon swings by his place to check on him.

    nadalu says: "Heroine not credible & narration painful"
  • Double Homicide | Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman

    Double Homicide

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubenstein, Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
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    (14)
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    (14)

    Faye and Jonathan Kellerman. Wife and husband. Each a best-selling author on her and his own. Now these masters of the crime novel are writing together for the first time, thrilling us with two riveting tales of murder and suspense.

    Daniel says: "OK, I guess"
  • Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit | Miles Corwin

    Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Miles Corwin
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Los Angeles is a town of dreamers, and of those who prey on them. The scene of innumerable bizarre crimes, it is also home to a unique police unit called Homicide Special, whose mandate is to take on the toughest, most controversial, and highest-profile cases. Now, acclaimed writer Miles Corwin uses his unprecedented access to this legendary unit to portray six of its cases, and capture its newest generation at work.

    Chad says: "Great narration, good story!"
  • Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels | J. Warner Wallace

    Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By J. Warner Wallace
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
    Overall
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    (101)

    You can believe because of the evidence, not in spite of it. For the first 35 years of his life, J. Warner Wallace was a devout atheist. After all, how can you believe a claim made about an event in the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence? Then Wallace realized something. Christianity was a lot like the cold cases he solved as a homicide detective - cold cases that turned out to have enough evidence, eyewitnesses, and records to solve.

    George J. Hicks says: "Comprehensive, rational, intellectually satisfying"
  • Little Shop of Homicide: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery, Book 1 | Denise Swanson

    Little Shop of Homicide: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Denise Swanson
    • Narrated By Maia Guest
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (301)
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    Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiance, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving 25 to life.

    Beatrice says: "If you like mystery you Must read this one"
  • Homicide in High Heels | Gemma Halliday

    Homicide in High Heels

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Gemma Halliday
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
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    (32)
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    It's springtime in California! The flowers are in bloom, the fashion week runways are fierce, and fans of America's favorite pastime are filling the baseball stadiums to root for their favorite team. But when the girlfriend of the L.A. Stars rookie MVP winds up dead at a chic Beverly Hills salon, it's suddenly up to fashion designer Maddie Springer to track down the "Tanning Salon Killer."

    Ginny Bliesner says: "Ginny Bliesner"
  • Crawlspace: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery | Sarah Graves

    Crawlspace: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    The infamous Dodd murders are hardly among Eastport's proudest legacies. So when bestselling true-crime author Carolyn Rathbone arrives to research the case for a new book, the locals in the seaside town let her know that she's about as welcome as a spoiled clam. But surely no one would harm a crime writer out of a sense of civic pride--or would they?

    Beatrice says: "Another winner"
  • A Cold and Broken Hallelujah: Long Beach Homicide, Book 3 | Tyler Dilts

    A Cold and Broken Hallelujah: Long Beach Homicide, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tyler Dilts
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
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    On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming - but when one suspect’s brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case.

    Larry says: "A Dull and Boring Hallelujah"
  • The Pain Scale | Tyler Dilts

    The Pain Scale

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tyler Dilts
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
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    (52)
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    Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett can’t escape the pain. It’s everywhere: in the injuries that earned him a year-long medical leave; in the suffering of every victim he’s ever encountered; in the agony of his past. But he must keep the pain at bay to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. So it’s only fitting that his first major case back is a gruesome one: A California congressman’s daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered, and the carnage is some of the worst Danny’s ever seen. Is it a mob hit? Political retribution? A random sex crime? Nothing quite adds up….

    Charles Atkinson says: "its a Zero with the circle rubbed out."
  • Triple Witch: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery | Sarah Graves

    Triple Witch: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
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    (45)
    Story
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    Jacobia Tiptree saved her sanity - and her son, Sam - the day she abandoned Wall Street for the seacoast village of Eastport, Maine. In her new home, a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper, she looks forward to repairing old radiators and restoring antique shutters for years to come. But Jake's hopes of serenity are dashed when tiny Eastport erupts in a crime wave. Hometown bad boy Kenny Mumford - old flame of Jake's best friend and fellow sleuth, Ellie White - is the first victim.

    Doug Wilkie says: "Second in the series and looking forward more"
  • Homicide Trinity | Rex Stout

    Homicide Trinity

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The orchid-growing gourmet Nero Wolfe and his onfidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, dine on a three-course feast of murder. The menu in the first case is a double helping of lethal instruments. In the second, an embarassing situation develops when Wolfe's own soup-stained tie becomes a deadly weapon. Finally, a healthy serving of greenbacks and a ham actor lead Archie to an unpleasant discovery.

    Michael says: "Best of the Nero Shorts"
  • Honeysuckle Homicide: Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery, Book 2 | Rose Pressey

    Honeysuckle Homicide: Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Rose Pressey
    • Narrated By Margie Lenhart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
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    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Raelynn Pendleton inherited a big Victorian house that she intends to decorate on a budget with her trash-to-treasure creations. Her plans are hindered when her no-good, cheating ex-husband Ross Perkins comes back into her life. Within hours of his return, Ross has pulled Raelynn into a murder investigation. Handsome Sheriff Kent Klein thinks Ross is guilty as charged and warns Raelynn to stay away from him.

    B. Varney says: "Fun read"
  • Under the Knife: A Beautiful Woman, a Phony Doctor, and a Shocking Homicide | Diane Fanning

    Under the Knife: A Beautiful Woman, a Phony Doctor, and a Shocking Homicide

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Diane Fanning
    • Narrated By Cyndee Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
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    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Beauty business entrepreneur Dean Faiello's "life of the party" attitude was constantly leading him to disaster. When his thriving business wasn't enough for him, he jumped into the world of plastic surgery, without any medical degree or experience.

    Laura says: "Horrible narrator! Beware!"
  • Tool & Die | Sarah Graves

    Tool & Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's leisurely summer dreams involve rebuilding the front porch of her Maine fixer-upper and shingling the leaky tool shed out back. That's why she's hired the avenging angel of household hygiene, Bella Diamond, to keep her house--and her teenage son Sam--in tip-top shape. But when Bella confides in Jake that she's been receiving death threats, Jake has two choices: find out who is frightening the hapless housekeeper--or risk losing her.

    Sophielei says: "I've come to dislike most of the characters"
  • The Dead Cat Bounce | Sarah Graves

    The Dead Cat Bounce

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
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    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.

    ChihuahuaMomma says: "Down East Maine at it's Best!"
  • A King of Infinite Space | Tyler Dilts

    A King of Infinite Space

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tyler Dilts
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (51)

    Long Beach, California homicide detective Danny Beckett is pouring the weekend's first shot of vodka when the call comes in: Elizabeth Williams, a teacher at nearby Warren High School, has been brutally murdered in her classroom. When Danny arrives at the school, the blood-spattered crime scene turns even his veteran stomach. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack?

    HaloLove says: "Good Read"
  • Walking Among the Dead: True Stories from a Homicide Detective | Ken Lang

    Walking Among the Dead: True Stories from a Homicide Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ken Lang
    • Narrated By Mike Vendetti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    In his debut release, former homicide detective Ken Lang transports you from your cozy, comfy chair to the cold, hard streets surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. Witness first-hand the vicious brutality that a human being can inflict onto another, search for that one piece of evidence needed to solidify a conviction, and desperately try to identify a shooting victim whose mangled and burnt body is found at a scene where no clues are left behind.

    Christie says: "The Narrator ruined the story"
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