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Publisher's Summary

We all have our little secrets.

When the remains of a brutally murdered young woman are left hanging from the Glenfinnan Monument in the Highlands of Scotland, DCI Jack Logan and his Major Investigations team are dispatched to investigate.

At first, the case appears to be fairly open and shut. But, as evidence mounts, Jack uncovers some shocking truths about the victim that risk turning the investigation into a potentially explosive international incident.

With a billionaire baying for his blood, a former FBI agent breathing down his neck, and half the world's press watching his every move, it isn't the murderer that Jack's afraid might be the end of him.

It's the stress.

And don't get him started on the bloody tourists....

A Death Most Monumental is the eighth book from internationally best-selling author JD Kirk and is perfect for fans of Stuart Macbride, Ian Rankin, Chris Brookmyre, and Val McDermid.

©2020 JD Kirk (P)2020 JD Kirk

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Another great Logan thriller

I love the Logan series. can't wait for his next book. The narrator brings life to the story and characters .

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So very entertaining!

The prose of the author is engaging, and at times just hilarious. The narrator is a master creating each character through his skill of different accents and vocal acrobatics. I will truly go into a deep depression when I finish all of the current Inspector Logan books.

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my favorite of the series so far

The story was intercontinental & interesting. The best part was listening to Narrator Angus King with accents outside the limits of the UK... good change-up!

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Best series ever!!

The author narrator combo is seriously award worthy! I wish I had a new one to read every day. I’m not one to re-listen much but this series is so well done that I know I will. Bravo to JD and Angus, I absolutely LOVE you both!!

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Hoon

Another good DCI Jack Logan mystery. This one seemed a bit more predictable, but still it had a twist that the author threw into the story. I enjoy this series. Jack and Hoon interact a bit more in part of the story; he has the most creative foul mouthed insults, I kinda look forward to see what he'll say next. I really enjoyed the ending.

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Love this series

This was my favorite of the series I think, but it is hard to choose because they are all so good. I don't even care "who did it" I just love all the characters so much.

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Great team!

I love this team! JD Kirk writes well & adds some great humor to balance the weight of the "crimes." Great character development & Angus King couldn't narrate any better in my view!
Love the series!

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Absolutely LOVED it. The best so far. I have never enjoyed a book so much. Had me in complete stitches at times. Didn't want it to end. Good mystery on top of it .

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Best. Series. Ever.

Loved it !! Can’t wait for the next!!! It’s a great set up happening for the new and improved (maybe?) relationship between Logan/Hoon and even better-Logan/Shona RELATIONSHIP!!!!💕 Enjoy!

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Another good one

I adore this series. Quirky and interesting characters, and another good plot. Though, to be honest, I’d listen to this series for the characters and Angus King’s narration alone. I’d listen to a story about these characters going to a birthday party and I’d listen to Angus King narrate anything - adore him.

The only thing I would object to in this book is did the author need to make the Americans such complete a**holes? I mean I know we can be, but many of us are not so bad!

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 12-29-20

Surpasses all that came before

I do not have the words to express just how much I loved this book, I was in stitches, literally howling with laughter at poor Mouf (Craig) in the gents toilets, and the viaduct train scene was almost as funny, admittedly, I was over tired (from staying up too late listening to this book) so may have just found it more funny that it was really was but if you've ever read any of this series you'll have to admit that DC Tyler Neish is the most adorably clownish character.

The crime itself was cleverly orchestrated, the whole investigation was classic Logan, with possibly a little more foul language than usual, I'm not certain but it doesn't bother me, although I know it bothers some and perhaps those people should avoid this series altogether.

Angus King gave his usual stunning performance, and we all need more Logan and we need it now.

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  • Charlotte
  • 02-26-21

Disappointing

Having praised these books very highly and listened to the whole series back to back , this one was very disappointing. They are crime novels and previously been brilliant. This one,s plot however is less crime story, more personal waffle. Not up to usual amazing standard. In fact I may even return it. Only one left to listen too. Hope it’s back to previous brilliance.

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  • Travelling Listener
  • 02-22-21

Continued brilliant writing & narrating.

I love the dry humour and wit with which these books are written and the brilliance of the narration that captures both!

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  • Mrs Janice W Hallam
  • 02-15-21

Pure Dead Brilliant

Absolutely love DCI Jack Logan stories, JD Kirk does a great job putting pen to paper and writing gripping, gritty with just the right amount of humour.

Angus King is fantastic at giving life to the characters.

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  • karen
  • 02-15-21

monumental indeed

Gawn yersel big man, another brilliant story.
Great plot, thrilling, very funny in parts with great put downs! Great Scottish/ Glasgow humour. Lived it

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  • Samantha Buswell
  • 02-14-21

I absolutely love these books.

I know that the next book (number 9)is the last in the series so far on audible - and it makes me nervous !! What am I going to do when there are no more of these books to listen to ? Write fast please Mr Kirk !!!

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  • C.M.D.
  • 02-13-21

Brilliant

Good humour too. Wonderful to have a good storyline and a laugh at times too. Excellent narration.

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  • Mr. A. J. Fleming
  • 02-05-21

laughed and laughed

Another brilliantly, hilarious and exciting story with an unexpected twist at the end. I think Kirk is getting better and love the way he he deepens the reader's appreciation of each of the main characters. Maybe my favourite so far. And the banter...masterful.

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  • ms
  • 02-04-21

Good

I enjoyed this book in the Jack Logan series. I look forward in anticipation to the next. I have listened to the whole series. They don't disappoint.

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  • Patricia
  • 01-20-21

I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed

Another cracking listen from the JDKirk and Angus King team.
Keep writing quickly Mr Kirk - and recording! I’m eagerly awaiting the next one.

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  • Maureen Brown
  • 01-08-21

Plots and laughs

Another cracking good read from this author. Even though the storylines involve crime and death, the well-rounded believable characters frequently provide some laugh-out-loud moments to lighten the mood. A top-notch narrator just adds polish to the performance. Love the Scots accent!
Eagerly awaiting the next Audible production of A Snowball's Chance in Hell (already in Kindle version with 4.5 stars) and there's another book in the pipeline later in 2021.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 12-24-20

Love Kirk and Angus

I love these stories have read them all except one must get on to it. This is so funny. It’s not so much about the murder but about the comedy. Read it.

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  • Calista
  • 01-18-21

Cracking good read

All the books in this series by JD Kirk are great. Not many police crime books give you equal amounts of laughs and gore but these do and it works!
The main cast of police officers are all SO likeable (well maybe not Hoon) and the plot keeps you guessing til the end.The narration is perfect.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-17-21

A death most monumental

excellent narration, very entertaining and interesting listen. highly recommend JD Kirk's DCI Jack Logan stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-21

enjoyable

Took a little while to get into, a liitle disappointing compared to previous books of this author. narration easy to listen to ,the nz accent was more aussie than nz. To much swearing for my liking.

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  • Jenni
  • 01-11-21

loveable characters

Have read all of DCI Logan books and loved them all. I got many laughs during this one

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  • Sandra
  • 01-04-21

Yes

Great addition to this series. Right amount of intrigue and humour and a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. I’ve become invested in these characters and need more.