• The Art of Dying

  • DI Westphall, Book 3
  • By: Douglas Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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By: Douglas Lindsay
Narrated by: Angus King
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Publisher's Summary

When businessman Thomas Peterson is killed outside a football ground in the Highlands, there are several witnesses. Yet the hunt for the killer is proving as futile as the search for a motive.

Possible connections to Russian money and an eerie retirement home are soon thrown into the mix. To further complicate things, DI Westphall's MI6 past is coming back to haunt him. Guilt stalks his dreams, but could there be a message in these nightmares?

Westphall is in danger of losing his head just when he needs it the most. He must find answers, and fast, before the murderer strikes again.

©2019 Douglas Lindsay (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for the DI Westphall series: "Dark and satisfying." (James Oswald)

'Richly atmospheric...Lindsay solidifies his place as one of the rising stars of tartan noir." (Publishers Weekly)

"A Tartan Noir tour de force. Lindsay writes with an economy and skill all too rare in modern fiction...Brilliant." (Tony Black, author of the DI Bob Valentine series)

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Dark

Darker than previous books. Great narration! In this particular book every relationship seems hopeless with no possibility of Redemption

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Such an interesting story

Really loved this story. I love the machinations the detective goes through in his own guilt and grief and in solving this story. It is well written, well defined characters and I hope there will be another in the series. As always, Angus King is superior in bringing these characters to life.

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Truly haunting..

So truly haunting, yet retained the excitement and twists of the other previous novels. I like this character, I like the twist of his “relationships” with the dead. I like that he does not have anyone he can turn to, to share with yet, lays himself bare in many ways. The story is a good one, and Angus King should always be the voice of Ben Westphall!

I can’t wait for the next In the series.

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Nice start to a new series.

This is a different kind of investigative genre for me with a touch of clairvoyance. I hope he comes to understand his abilities in the future. Dont wait to long for book 4. Narration is very good.

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  • Gizziemerlin
  • 12-21-20

doom and gloom

This one was hard going, my mind wondered so much, si much more could be made of the psychic side of the story.

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  • ms
  • 08-23-21

Good book.

I enjoyed this book. It was fairly fast moving, very well written and I could listen to Angus King all day long.

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  • Kezmaz
  • 07-16-22

Yawn!!

Most tedious book I’ve listened to. Gave up after 2 hours. Angus King is one of my favourite narrators and he did his best with a poor story. Hope I can return it!

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  • Dr. R. Taylor
  • 03-23-22

Excellent listen

I was surprised - I rarely like books written mainly in the resent tense, but this worked very well. An imaginative take, and with an interesting twist - I won't spoil it. I would thoroughly reccomend this (although I generally have a better opinion of the weather in Dingwall.)

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  • nannie
  • 05-28-21

Dear oh dear

Most unexciting book I have read for a long time I thought if I heard the phrase " I said" one more time I would scream, in fact at first it took me a time to tell what exactly he did keep saying, all in all very strange

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 08-12-20

Love this series

This is the last one and I do have to say it’s the least enjoyable. Oh I still enjoyed it it’s just too full of thoughts. I’m going to keep looking for Douglas Lindsays name. And will home Angus King continues to narrate. I really will miss this series.