• Corpse Road

  • A DCI Harry Grimm Novel
  • By: David J Gatward
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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By: David J Gatward
Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
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Picturesque hills stained with blood. An MO like no other. Can this senior officer draw on his paratrooper past to catch a twisted mind?

DCI Harry Grimm is still grappling with the Yorkshire Dales custom of eating cheese with cake. But the seasoned big-city cop has more than enough experience getting pulled out of bed in the middle of the night for the grisliest crimes. So the gruesome early-hour discovery of a woman’s savaged remains on the bleakly beautiful terrain has the detective keen to slam an ugly killer behind bars….

With both a clear motive and an obvious offender firmly in his sights, the dedicated policeman hunts relentlessly for the killer. But when the prime suspect goes missing and Grimm reworks the scene, he fears he sees signs of meticulous military planning and a culprit with a long list of victims.

Can the tough investigator get into the head of a murderer before he’s called to the next kill zone?

Corpse Road is the mesmerizing third book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime fiction series. If you like razor-sharp cops, insanely bent villains, and dark, gripping plots, then you’ll love David J. Gatward’s wild ride through the moors.

Buy Corpse Road to follow a psychopathic predator’s trail today!

©2020 David Gatward (P)2022 David Gatward

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I’ve read the first 3 Harry Grimm mysteries and enjoyed the characters. Someone complained about the narrator but I think he is great. Harry just wouldn’t be Harry without his voice. I love the author’s notes at the end. Really gives you an idea of why and how the location of the story plays a part.

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gimme more

Love the humor this author gives his characters.
Gimme more and don't stop. Hurry I want more now.

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Keeps getting better

I want to visit the Dales now! Been trying to do two international trips a year and I think this area needs to be on my list.
Narration by Aubrey Parsons is perfect for the narration in this series.
Check out this series you’ll love

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Ready to go fell walking!

I absolutely love the Harry Grimm character. His sometimes sour disposition is far outweighed by his practicality, his knowledge of human nature, and his maturing throughout this series. The author's notes at the end of the stories are a favorite of mine. This particular on has me ready for fell walking in the Dale's and caving in Crackpot. Another "Well done!"

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Corpse Road

I loved it!DCI Grimm is the best! The Corpse road is a road folks in the old days had to carry their dead up hill to the church for burial.A body has been found and it isn't a pretty sight. Aubrey Parsons was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Another good story in the series

This particular story is a little darker but it's still A good yarn. Some of the characters are further developed and I look forward to the development of some more of the minor characters. Definite for shadowing on what's to come. The audio performance was good but I just think it's very difficult to differentiate all the voices male female the different accents from the different parts of the United Kingdom. I'm glad I discovered this author and I think that place base series are well worth read.

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Well done story

Be good to yourself, read this one next. Compelling mystery. Great characters, perfect reader.

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Thrilling and chilling!

This is my favorite crime series and my favorite police procedural mystery series. This third book was extremely addictive, especially with Aubrey Parsons’s superb narration. The crimes were scary without being too graphic. My heart raced along with Harry’s at the remarkable climax. I also loved how a few chapters were told from the perspectives of a few more members of the police team. These characters are wonderful, and the writing is tense while still having friendly interactions. I can’t wait to listen to the next book. My one tiny complaint is that too many clues were given to the reader (not to the police) in the first two chapters, so I was able to figure out the killer’s identity way too early, but it was still fascinating seeing how Harry and his team figured it out. I loved every minute of this marvelous audiobook.

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Great

I am really loving this series. Harry Grimm and the characters have grown on me. Grimm is a great DCI and he cares about his people.
This mystery is a weird one. A camper is murdered near a road called Corpse Road, hence the title. A bit ominous, no?
Although I'm not sure about cake and cheese, I know I'll be continuing with the series.

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  • Cindy Wishart
  • 04-12-21

Another great yarn from the Grimm series

Great narration, great story and I really like the author end notes once you reach the end of the book

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 03-20-21

Bloody brilliant

This is absolutely brilliant, right on topic currently too, incel alert, do not read/listen if you are a) an incel OR b) easily offended ...
this is Harry Grimm at his best (albeit a slow best) he could have been a bit quicker off the mark in my opinion, BUT, it's hilarious, it's entertaining and, at the end of the day, that's what's I'm paying for.

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  • mrs
  • 05-27-21

Bit predictable

I guessed 'who dun it' fairly early on. I finished the book but not sure I would bother with this series again.

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  • Anna
  • 05-17-21

another great book, can't wait for the next book!

DCI Grimm is definitely growing on me, like the back drop of swaledale too. look forward to the next instalment

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-26-21

David J Gatward Grim

I have now read the set of Grim books. Have thoroughly enjoyed every story. Love all the characters. Comes alive as I know Swaledale so well. Aubrey Parsons is wonderful and brings the characters alive. Roll on the next book Janet, Kent

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  • Helen
  • 05-24-21

amazing book

anther amazing book
When the body of a female backpacker is found on the Yorkshire moors, the killer seems obvious, the motive clear.

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  • SandraL
  • 05-11-21

Wonderful

Harry Grimm is back. He's still in Wensleydale and the area is beginning to grow on him, though I'm not sure he'll ever eat cheese with his cake! In this book he is investigating the case of a woman who is found dead whilst camping near the old Corpse Road. The story is original and well written with plenty of twists and I love the dark humour which runs through it. The descriptions of the area (which I do know a little) make you want to be there, and the characters are all developing well. I loved the addition of Fly, the young sheepdog, in this book.

Excellent narration by Aubrey Parsons made this a great listen!

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  • simon.m.hurst
  • 10-17-22

Excellent book - highly recommend the Harry Grimm series

Very good, certainly reminds me of my visits to that part of Yorkshire and a great story too

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  • izzy123
  • 08-17-22

Another great Grimm book

This is my 3rd Grim book, now onto book 4. Looking forward to listening to the next one 👍

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  • Maureen_M-C
  • 07-21-22

Very interesting storyline

Really enjoyed the unusual storyline of this book. Another great storyline, great characters, and brilliant narration. Downloading next one immediately. Have listened to first 3 in 3 days!!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 04-13-21

Swaledale

Makes me want to travel to swaledale but no flying out of Australia for a bit.
I really enjoy mr Gatward and love Aubrey Parsons as a narrator. More books please

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  • soo jay
  • 11-17-21

Not a bad yarn, but a bit tame.

After giving up on the previous Harry Grimm story because the narrator's voice was so annoyingly strained, I was glad to hear him sounding a bit better this time around, though he still sounds like he needs to give his vocal cords a good long rest.

The Grimm series reads like it desperately wants to be made into a TV series, one of those innocuous 7.30 on a Sunday evening shows, full of bucolic scenery, plucky clean-cut young coppers, and farmyard animals. (Cue the arrival of a Border Collie pup in this story.)

This may have been the easiest "pick the bad guy" I have ever read so don't expect too much suspense.