We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The King of Diamonds Audiobook

The King of Diamonds

Regular Price:$18.70
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

David Swain is two years into his life sentence for murdering the lover of his ex-girlfriend, Katya Osman. In the dead of night, he escapes from prison. Hours later, Katya is found murdered in her uncle's home, Blackwater Hall.

Having first brought Swain to justice two years earlier, Inspector Trave of the Oxford police heads the manhunt. Once Swain is recaptured and put on trial for his life, a guilty verdict seems guaranteed.

But Trave's investigation has taken an unexpected turn. Katya's uncle is a rich diamond dealer with a grudge against Trave, and his sinister brother-in-law has gone to great lengths to create a new identity. Now convinced that they have arrested the wrong man, and with personal scores to settle, Trave must risk everything he holds dear to bring his unlikely target to justice.

©2011 Simon Tolkien (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishing Limited

What the Critics Say

"Compulsively readable. Crafted with cunning and imbued with menace." (Richmond Times Dispatch)
"Simon Tolkien has once again written a gripping and nuanced thriller laced with historical detail, treachery, and his signature writing style -a uniquely suspenseful blend that the Los Angeles Times called "half Christie and half Grisham."

What Members Say

There are no reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Steph H
    United Kingdon
    "Fallen in Love"

    I've really fallen in love with this character and with Simons storytelling. The reading is slower paced and feels methodical but it gives you a great chance to get an idea of just how the characters are feeling. Such and enjoyable listen. I will definitely be looking for mow from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    "Good plot "

    A good plot with lots of intrigues, characters well portrayed. An excellent book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.


Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.