Simon Serrailler
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  • 1
    The Various Haunts of Men: Simon Serrailler 1 | Susan Hill

    The Various Haunts of Men: Simon Serrailler 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town.

    From the thoughts of the murderer....

    Although set conventionally in a country cathedral city with pleasant villages around, this detective story is certainly not "cosy". It is presented..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2011 by Roxalanne (Canberra, Australia)
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    The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 1 | Susan Hill

    The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated to the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events.

    Best of the best....

    One of my favorite series of all times, these books by Susan Hill featuring the enigmatic Simon Serrailler, the non-doctor, third-of-a-set-of-triplets..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2011 by karen (United States)
  • 2
    The Pure in Heart: Simon Serrailler 2 | Susan Hill

    The Pure in Heart: Simon Serrailler 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler, first introduced in The Various Haunts of Men, is on a painting holiday in Venice when he is summoned home by a telephone call. He has family problems to face, and the stress and grind of running a busy police station. When a little boy is snatched as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school, an ordinary community realises that terror and evil are in their very midst.

    Love This Series!

    I love the Serraillier series; i have read all of them (even the new one that is only published in the UK) the plot lines are picked up, characters ar..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2008 by Rebecca (Woodland Hills, CA)
  • 3
    The Risk of Darkness | Susan Hill

    The Risk of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    A kidnapper is at large; a schoolboy has disappeared. There are no leads, and no closure. The police have failed, and morale at Lafferton Station has collapsed. Then DCI Simon Serrailler receives a call: a child has been snatched in Yorkshire. Has the abductor struck again? The Risk of Darkness picks up where The Pure in Heart left off. It is set in a world in which a widowed husband's crazy grief turns to obsession and violence, and women - both old and young - feel threatened.

    Steven Pacey-A most excellent UK mystery narrator

    Over a period of 3 weeks, while recovering from surgery, I have been kept company by the wonderful UK mysteries written by Susan Hill and narrated by ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2014 by Elle in the Great NorthWest (Beaverton, OR, United States)
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    The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3 | Susan Hill

    The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Following on from the child abduction in her previous novel The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror.

    Nail biting story and brilliant narration

    I found the first book in the series quite difficult to get into, but once I did I was hooked and am now in the middle of Book 4. I like the fact tha..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 10 2012 by Nancy (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 4
    The Vows of Silence: Simon Serrailler 4 | Susan Hill

    The Vows of Silence: Simon Serrailler 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Gunmen are terrorising young women in the Cathedral town of Lafferton. What - if anything - links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with a rifle the same person as the killer with a handgun? Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler falls back on well tried police methods such as questioning neighbours and house-to-house searches.

    taut writing, narrator perfect - read in order!!!

    Susan Hill is a new (to me :) )British author I've been listening to/reading. It's always a pleasure to find an author you really like who has been w..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 21 2010 by Ruth (LA, USA)
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    The Vows of Silence | Susan Hill

    The Vows of Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Melanie shops happily for supper the day after her return from her honeymoon but when she gets back from the supermarket there is someone other than her new husband waiting for her... and she won't survive the encounter to talk about it. Tanya and Dan, who have been married that day, slip back into town to enjoy the fun of Lafferton's "Jug" Fair. Also in the throng among the roundabouts and coconut shies are middle-aged Helen and Phil who are planning their wedding.

    BEWARE! You may have already bought this book!

    Someone who didn't purchase the unabridged Vows of Silence released on 5-4-09 would enjoy this book a lot more than I did.

    When I saw this Su..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2011 by Laurie (Huntsville, AL, United States)
  • 5
    The Shadows in the Street | Susan Hill

    The Shadows in the Street

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up a difficult case for SIFT--Special Incident Flying Taskforce--and is on a sabbatical on a far-flung Scottish island when he is called back to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have gone missing and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter?

    Not Much Mystery, but Still Listenable

    I was really anticipating listening to this book because although I’ve heard radio adaptations of some of Susan Hill’s stories, I had never read a nov..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 07 2011 by Shaliali (Sevierville, TN, United States)
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    Shadows in the Street: Simon Serrailler 5 | Susan Hill

    Shadows in the Street: Simon Serrailler 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up an exhausting and difficult case for SIFT – Special Incident Flying Taskforce – and is on a sabbatical on a Scottish island when he is recalled to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have vanished and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter?

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  • 6
    The Betrayal of Trust: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 6 | Susan Hill

    The Betrayal of Trust: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Simon Serrailler is faced with that most complicated of investigations - a cold case. Freak weather and flash floods have hit southern England. The small cathedral town of Lafferton is underwater, and a landslip on the moor has closed the roads. As the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave - and a skeleton - is exposed; 20 years have passed, and the remains of missing teenager Joanne Lowther have finally been uncovered. Joanne, an only child, had been on her way home from a friend's house that night.

    Love the series; this one not my favorite

    While this book does move along the underlying story of the major characters, and it does solve the central crime, it leaves so many open story lines ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2013 by Janet H. Maddox (Atlanta, GA)
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    The Betrayal of Trust: Simon Serrailler 6 | Susan Hill

    The Betrayal of Trust: Simon Serrailler 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Simon Serrailler is faced with that most complicated of investigations - a cold case. Freak weather and flash floods all over southern England. Half of Lafferton is afloat. A landslip on the Moor has closed the bypass and, as the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave - and a skeleton - are exposed. It doesn’t take long to identify the remains as those of the missing teenager, Harriet Lowther, last seen carrying a tennis racket while waiting for a bus. But that was 16 years ago.

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  • 7
    A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler, Book 7 | Susan Hill

    A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Duchess of Cornwall Close: sheltered accommodation, a mix of bungalows and flats, newly built and not quite finished. Despite the bitterly cold weather, elderly residents are moving in. Then, one snowy night, an old lady is murdered - dragged from her bed and strangled with a length of flex. DCS Simon Serrailler and his team are aware of bizarre circumstances surrounding her death, but keep some details secret while they desperately search for a match. All they know is that the killer will strike again, and will once more leave the same tell-tale signature.

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    A Question of Identity | Susan Hill

    A Question of Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    A particularly unpleasant murder - that of a very old woman in a housing project - rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

    One of the Best in the Series

    I've read the entire Simon Serrailler series, pretty much back to back and have enjoyed the entire ride. I was planning to review each one individuall..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 27 2014 by E. A. Jacques (Michigan USA)
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    The Soul of Discretion: Simon Serrailler Book 8 | Susan Hill

    The Soul of Discretion: Simon Serrailler Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

    Leaves you wanting the next episode in series

    Although I have enjoyed each of the Simon Serrailler novels, from Hills tight plotsnto Paceys wonderful narration, this novel was the most gripping of..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2014 by Elle in the Great NorthWest (Beaverton, OR, United States)