Karen Pirie
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  • 1
    The Distant Echo | Val McDermid

    The Distant Echo

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    On a freezing morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in a cemetery. The only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold-case review of Rosie’s unsolved murder, and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice....

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  • 2
    A Darker Domain | Val McDermid

    A Darker Domain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Eilidh Fraser
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    It's 1984. The miners' strike is dividing the country. In a struggling coal-mining town, the miners and their families are living at the edge of their resources. On the 14th of December, five miners break ranks to travel to Nottingham and work. For those who stay behind, this is an unforgivable betrayal. Twenty-three years later, a young woman is asking the police to trace her missing father. Miner Mick Prentice vanished, never to be seen again.

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    A Darker Domain | Val McDermid

    A Darker Domain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Eilidh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    Karen Pirie is the newly appointed Deputy Inspector of the Cold Case Unit, and her first investigation takes her 25 years into the past to the national miners’ strike. At the time, a kidnapping gone wrong left a small boy missing, but new evidence suggests he might still be alive. As Pirie delves deeper, she realizes the boy’s disapperance may be linked to another cold case involving a missing miner.

    Bone Dry Cold Case Storytelling

    I found this book so boring I just gave up. Many characters were so poorly defined and developed that it was hard to keep the names and backgrounds s..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2015 by SC ()
  • 3
    The Skeleton Road | Val McDermid

    The Skeleton Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Cathleen McCarron
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

    The Skeleton Road - Highly Recommended!

    Val McDermid does it again, fantastic story line that keeps you riveted right to the end. Cathleen McCarron, as the narrator, must be, in my humble op..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2016 by Ettienne Myburgh ()
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    The Skeleton Road | Val McDermid

    The Skeleton Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (227)

    In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity.

    Didn't Change My Mind

    I quit reading McDermid's Hill/Jordan series after the 2nd book in the series, because I thought there was simply too much gratuitous violence and gor..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2016 by Lulu (KANSAS CITY, MO, United States)
  • 4
    Out of Bounds: A Karen Pirie Novel | Val McDermid

    Out of Bounds: A Karen Pirie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Kathleen McCarron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (157)

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from 22 years before. Finding the answer to the cold case should be straightforward. But it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another mystery that she has no business investigating - a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems.

    Karen Pirie Is Terrific Detective and Scottish!!

    This was my first book by Val McDermid but it wasn't be my last. Can't imagine why I have not read her before now since murder mysteries and Scotland..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2017 by Linda (Bowie, MD, United States)
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    Out Of Bounds | Val McDermid

    Out Of Bounds

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Cathleen McCarron
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems....

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