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  • The Birdwatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Roger Davis
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    Police Sergeant William South has a good reason to shy away from murder investigations: He is a murderer himself. A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips.

  • She's Leaving Home | William Shaw

    She's Leaving Home

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio. The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.

    connie says: "refreshing period Brit police procedural"
  • The Kings of London | William Shaw

    The Kings of London

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    November 1968. Judy Garland is performing drunk at the Palladium and the city of London is about to catch fire - literally. Summonded to a gas explosion, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen unearths a shocking discovery beneath the rubble: Mind-bending paintings by Bridget Riley and Peter Blake... and the garroted body of Jacob Pugh, a playboy god in the art world. With Detective Helen Tozer, Breen must infiltrate the artistic demimonde of a volatile and increasingly murderous city.

    connie says: "Not cutesy-cozy, but not hard-boiled; a delight"
  • A Song from Dead Lips | William Shaw

    A Song from Dead Lips

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    London, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.

  • Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer, Book 4 | William Shaw

    Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Roger Davis
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    She made a profit from her youth. She's not beautiful anymore - but she will be young forever. Called away from his pregnant girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen knows the sight of the murdered prostitute will be with him all his life. But this is what he does: he finds killers. Helen Tozer, more than most, understands why.

  • A House of Knives | William Shaw

    A House of Knives

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    Marylebone, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat and two burned bodies on his hands. One is an un-mourned vagrant; the other the son of a politician. One case suffers the apathy of the police; the other obstructed by a PR-conscious father. Then the potential perpetrator of his death threats is murdered. Banished from a corrupt system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire.

  • The Birdwatcher | William Shaw

    The Birdwatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By William Shaw
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    Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on the murder investigation. He is a murderer himself. But the victim was his only friend - like him, a passionate birdwatcher. South is warily partnered with the strong-willed Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi, newly recruited to the Kent coast from London. Together they find the body, violently beaten, forced inside a wooden chest. Only rage could kill a man like this. South knows it.

  • A Book of Scars | William Shaw

    A Book of Scars

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Shaw
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    It's 1969. Five years ago, teenager Alexandra Tozer was murdered. Her sister, Helen Tozer, will never forget. Returning home after quitting the Met Police, she brings with her the recovering Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen, who slowly becomes possessed by the unsolved case. But Breen is on a trail, for the two men connected to this case met in Kenya, during the Mau Mau uprising; and the history that Britain has turned its face from is now returning to haunt it.

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