Monika Paniatowski
Books in series5
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(3.7 based on 26 ratings)
  • 1

    The Dead Hand of History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Nicolette McKenzie
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    It will be no easy task to fill the shoes of a local legend like DCI Charlie Woodend, the newly-promoted Monika Paniatowski tells herself – particularly when he’s still a very real presence in Whitebridge – but given a little time, she thinks she can grow into them. Yet time is the one thing she does not have. On her first day in the new job, a severed female hand is discovered on the riverbank. And not only that, but the killer has already alerted the press.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good potential"
    Good potential

    The publisher's summary is accurate so you know what to expect.

    The story is good with a nice pace, overall a well written book. The charact..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2013 by Amazon Customer (East Hartford, CT, United States)
  • 2

    The Ring of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    (8)
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    (5)
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    DCI Monkia Paniatowski has seen dozens of murder victims in her time, but nothing could have prepared her for the corpse in the woods. It is not so much that the man’s throat has been slashed that shocks her, nor even the way he is naked – it is the way he has been carefully posed. Paniatowski has been assigned a new sergeant, who she does not entirely trust. Worse yet, an old enemy from the secret service announces he will be monitoring her every move.

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  • 3

    Echoes of the Dead: A Monika Paniatowski Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Nicolette McKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2)
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    (1)

    Would a man really use his dying breath to play Russian roulette with his soul? If what Fred Howerd revealed under the seal of confession is true, then a grave miscarriage of justice has been allowed to lie festering for over 20 years - and that, for the Whitebridge police, is political dynamite. DCI Monika Paniatowski argues with the Chief Constable that it will be almost impossible to solve a case which is almost history. But the real reason for her reluctance to take it on is more to do with her own past....

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  • 4

    Backlash

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    DCI Monika Paniatowski has a bitter personla history with Chief Superintendent Kershaw, but that is not the only reason she doesn’t want the investigation into the sudden – and probably violent – disappearance of his wife, Elaine, landing on her desk. Why should all the resources be channelled into this one case?Why doesn’t somebody take an interest in the disappearance of a young prostitue called Grace Meade?

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  • 5

    Lambs to the Slaughter: DCI Monika Paniatowski, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The colliery village of Bellingsworth is already divided over an impending strike, so the last thing it needs is a murder - but that's exactly what it gets, when a retired miner called Len Hopkins is found battered to death in his outside lavatory. Detective Chief Inspector Monika Paniatowski, called in to track down the killer with all possible speed, finds herself working in an atmosphere as thick with suspicion and distrust as the mine is with coal dust.

    Tracey says: "Spencer scores again!"
    Spencer scores again!

    With some serials, the output diminishes over time, with the writing becoming formulaic and staid. However, Sally Spencer (nom de guerre of Alan Rusta..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2013 by Tracey (Danville, AR, United States)