Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.
Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money, and Rob Cullen has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. It's been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth into...just as well then that he can rely on the Express crew to back him up. They're like a family. A dysfunctional, highly unpopular and poverty-stricken family.
"Hmmm. . . A Story that Isn't?"
The Small Shop Keeper With No Name is back. Hired to find the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on an insurance magnate's advertising hoarding, he soon finds himself battling to solve murders which echo in the corridors of power.
"Quirky, funny worthwile suspense novel"
He’s the Man With No Name and the owner of No Alibis, a mystery bookshop in Belfast. But when a detective agency next door goes bust, the agency’s clients start calling into his shop asking him to solve their cases. It’s not as if there’s any danger involved. It’s an easy way to sell books to his gullible customers and Alison, the beautiful girl in the jewellery shop across the road, will surely be impressed. Except she’s not – because she can see the bigger picture.
"Mystery, humor & literary nuances - GREAT"
An exciting mystery anthology of short stories by assorted writers including Sara Paretsky and Sue Grafton.
"by FAR the worst audio quality"
The hilarious new Mystery Man crime caper from the master of menace and mirth. Beauty is in the eye of the be header. The wife of crime writer Augustine Wogan disappeared shortly after entering the exclusive clinic of the mysterious Dr Yes, plastic surgeon extraordinaire. As fatherhood approaches, the Small Bookseller with No Name is persuaded to investigate. He soon finds himself up to his neck in murder, make-up and madness - and face to face with the most gruesome serial killer since the last one.
"Fun diversion from the usual fair"
When notorious gangster "Fat Sam" Mahood is murdered, the chief suspect is arrested nearby. But he seems to have suffered a breakdown. Incarcerated in a mental institution, he's known only as the Man in the White Suit. The suspect remains an enigma until Nurse Brenda calls on Mystery Man, Belfast's finest mystery bookshop owner, to bring his powers of investigation to bear....
"Why do I love the Mystery Man?"
The purpose of this research is to find out how some church leaders are asserting that falsehood is truth and that the truth is false by abandoning the clear teachings of Scripture and church tradition. That truth can be discovered by attending to Scripture and tradition.
Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn’t take her long to clear out the dead man’s possessions, but one room remains locked. When Rea finally forces it open she discovers inside a chair, a table and a leather-bound book. Inside its pages are locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea turns to the only person she can think of: DI Jack Lennon.
Critically acclaimed novelist - and winner of the Betty Trask Prize - Colin Bateman earned his writing chops as a journalist in Northern Ireland. The first time Michael meets Claire she is saving the owner of a porn shop after he loses his feet to a shark's jaws. It is love at first sight, but after Claire is killed in a bank raid, years pass before Michael is able to face the demons haunting him.
Ireland, 1963. As Ireland prepares for President John F. Kennedy’s visit, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse, the third foreigner in a week, and a note is found addressed to Skorzeny, Hitler’s favourite commando. As Lieutenant Albert Ryan digs deeper, he discovers a network of former Nazis, presided over by Skorzeny. Who are the killers seeking revenge for the horrors of the Second World War?
Stephen Greif and Gareth Armstrong read these classic ghost stories from two masters of the genre. These four suspenseful tales of the supernatural, from M. R. James and Charles Dickens, will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you with a lingering sense of foreboding. In "The Tractate Middoth", librarian David Garrett has a terrifying encounter while searching for an obscure book, while in "Mr Testator's Visitation", a poor man 'borrows' some furniture from another man's cellar, never expecting the owner to return and claim it. Then, late one night, there is a knock upon his door....
'You can’t investigate the baby, Inspector.’ Declan Cleary’s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over 30 years ago. Now the Commission for Location of Victims’ Remains is following a tip-off that he was buried on the isle of Islandmore. Instead, the dig uncovers a baby’s skeleton, and it doesn’t look like death by natural causes.
If you found the person who brutally murdered a loved one, what would you do? Forgive and forget? Or take the law into your own hands? Detective Martin Murphy is the law and he's back with a vengeance.... Someone has started killing the killers - who just happen to have been under the surveillance of 'Confront', a support group for relatives of murder victims who believe that therapy conies through empowerment. Suspecting the group of revenge killings, Murphy goes undercover and joins them.
"a lingering thinker of a story"
The day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a business trip to Barcelona, his life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads, 'I'm sorry - S' sets off real alarm bells. Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called The Celebrate and to a woman who disappeared in eerily similar circumstances. Adam must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground....
Tony (A. P.) McCoy has collected a record 20 consecutive jump jockey titles to date, and since 1992 he has ridden over 4,300 winners. This powerfully honest memoir looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing - and beyond, discussing fatherhood, writing novels and his decision to retire while he's still a long way ahead. It is a definitive autobiography that is themed around A. P.'s 10 most important races: his first ride, first race, first fall, first win, greatest disappointment - and greatest triumph.
One moment Shelley has everything - three beautiful children, an adoring property magnate husband, and the life of her dreams. Then Charlie’s business empire crashes and he vanishes. When Charlie’s estranged mother, Vera, opens her doors to the broken family, secrets emerge that reveal there was more to Charlie than meets the eye. Maybe Charlie’s family is simply better off without him....