A Murder of Magpies

A Short Sequel to The Magpies
Narrated by: Elliot Hill
Series: The Magpies (abridged), Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (297 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The terrifying sequel to the number-one best seller The Magpies.

Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, 'Dark Angel' Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life.

But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks - ruining lives for fun.

Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into....

©2018 Mark Edwards (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A very good read

Perfect little book. Very enjoyable and definitely recommend if you want a quick read fascinating read

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Kept me Intrigued

Pretty good but would have liked it to be a little longer. Reading the next book in about 5 min, can't wait to see how it all ends.

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Exciting Sequel

I highly recommend you read the first book, The Magpies, prior to reading this one. Although it could be a standalone novel, I feel you'd get much more out of it if you read the books in order.

Five years after being tormented by his downstairs neighbors, Jaime finds himself enraged when his tormenter is released from prison. A stranger contacts him claiming that the previous neighbor is now doing the same thing to the stranger. Desperate to help and possibly seek his own revenge, Jaime goes to meet the stranger and discovers his previous neighbor is up to her old tricks again.

This is an excellent sequel to The Magpies, and expands on the original story in delightful yet terrifying ways. I was shocked and delighted to continue the saga of Jamie vs the "Dark Angel" Lucy. Edwards constructed another twisty tale that kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. Although short, this sequel packs a powerful punch! I read it in one night, and I'm thrilled to move on to the final book in this series and am hopeful for an exciting conclusion.

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EDWARDS NEVER LET'S THE READER DOWN...

loved the entire series!!! will keep you dangling in suspense...have a few days to read be because you can't put it down...

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Yes indeed

loved it bring on the rest of the issues. Just spotted another book. Thank you.

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good read

loved it! Good read and I look forward to the next book in this series.

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Outstanding Sequel!

Wonderfully Written! I loved the way the story continues to keep you on your toes! Loved it!

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Gasped out loud!

I was so enthralled in the story that I gasped out loud involuntarily. It was the middle of the night and I had to make sure I didn't wake up the rest of my family. Then I couldn't stop laughing at myself. That's how I know it is a good story and narrator. Finished in one night.

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A Murder of Magpies

Wow, I have already downloaded the next book, I am absolutely hooked on this series. Love the way it was written and the story quite scary when you think people like that actually exist. An excellent series. The narration was excellent.

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Seriously???

I read the first book and needless to say I was looking forward to the second book.
Well after reading the second book it confirmed my views concerning Jaime.
He's a bloody idiot. If there ever was a character who was too stupid to live it's Jaime.
I get that the author wanted to make Jaime fallible but OMGOSH.
I figured out the entire storyline when he received the email from the person asking for his help.
Even a blind person could have seen through this crappy story; thus the ending wasn't much of a surprise at all.
Seriously did you really need to dumb down the male character by making him so weak, stupid and gullible just to make him relatable?

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  • SteveyMac
  • 07-02-19

Not worth a credit but a good listen

This is only a novella and is too short to be really worth the credit, but for everyone who has read Magpies it is a must listen. Follows on from where Magpies left off and carries on with the same suspense and compulsion of the main novel. Maybe should have the third part - “The Last of the Magpies” which is also a novella, thrown in as a two for one credit deal to be worth the credit.

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  • ababy
  • 11-05-18

Not worth buying

struggled to finish , predictable and hammy.dont know why he bothered with this one.
enjoyed the first Magpie ,but this has now ruined the story

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  • Amy Macfarlane
  • 01-12-20

Excellent read

Mark Edward never fails to excite me with his books.. another excellent read and audible version.. I'm hoping there's a sequel to this.

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  • Aileen Reidy
  • 04-06-19

Loved it !

Fabulous ! I hope there's a third ! A final showdown 😀 And Jamie and Kirsty back together 😀

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  • JPea
  • 02-16-19

excellent!

more please. clever plotting, well done. Thank you for taking up most of my free time today!!!!!

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  • SarahC1985
  • 11-28-18

He still hasn't changed

My first thought on reading this, was I was so excited to do so. I couldn't wait for it to come out, I actually had high hopes for an outcome I really thought was certain, can't say, as don't do spoilers, but once I was finished, in one because it's so short, I was angry all over again. Jamie's conduct... Just, wow. Even after everything he went through, he didn't change. Without trying to give away anything, don't read this if you had hopes for Jamie's redemption, in my opinion. The plot was good, I like what happened, but Jamie just gets on my nerves. Sure, if there's a 3rd etc, book, I'll read it of course, but it'll take a lot for my view of Jamie to warm. Well done Mark, another good one. I also liked the fact Hill was also able to read this one. Really made it feel like the continuation it is. Another narrator would've ruined that for me.

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  • Anna Hutchinson
  • 04-12-18

Short but sweet, a few hours long

Would you consider the audio edition of A Murder of Magpies to be better than the print version?

Yes

What about Elliot Hill’s performance did you like?

He made the story and characters come alive

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes and did

Any additional comments?

looking forward to the next one.

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  • robert
  • 04-03-18

Dire!

A step too far, by a usually brilliant author. Oh God let it please be over.

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