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Just when he thought he was out....

Burdened by guilt over the trauma recently inflicted on his friends and colleagues, former-Detective Chief Inspector Jack Logan has spent the past nine months living in self-imposed exile.

When a mother and her young daughter are the victims of a double murder staged to look like suicide, Logan is dragged back to help hunt down and catch a brutal, calculating killer.

But the world has moved on without him. To do what needs to be done, Logan must first find his place among old friends and new enemies before the killer strikes again, and a whole Highland community tears itself apart.

Maybe early retirement wasn't such a bad idea, after all....

The Big Man Upstairs is the seventh novel in the internationally best-selling DCI Jack Logan Scottish crime fiction series, and perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, and Stuart MacBride.

©2020 JD Kirk (P)2020 JD Kirk

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JD Kirk & Angus King nail it again

I am absolutely in love with the DCI Logan series. JD Kirk’s dry Scottish wit coupled with Angus King’s amazing voice are a perfect match in this series. The storylines are unexpected, randomly make you laugh out loud, and are coupled with twisty plots and characters you love.

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Excellent story and narration

I’ve enjoyed this series and, importantly, been transported to a distant land which helps immensely during the pandemic.

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Funny & Smart

I love the 1980s Taggart style humor - hilarious. And Angus has me hanging on every word!

I hope there are more books coming JD.

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Added JD Kirk to Favorite Authors

A realist writing style with many hidden humorous moments in the darkest of situations. I have enjoyed this series and the characters. Look forward o future books in the series. Angus King was the perfect choice of narrators.

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another brilliant book

Loved this book.. I've never laughed so hard .for a crime series it is one of the best. Angus King narrates these books so well it brings them to life.

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A great read

Once again Kirk comes through. Well developed characters, excellent plotting. Always enjoy Logan and his crew.

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Ah, the "big man"

DCI Logan returns from his island sojourn, and must adapt to a new DSup, and to rebuilding some singed bridges with his team. Terrible murders (and they are) are to be solved, Ben needs to be helped with the loss of his Alice, and how will Tyler and Sinead ever get over seeing a bad case of arrested development (a suspect) in a BDSM situation. Not to mention Logan has to pass the "bleep test" to cement his return to duty. A gripping and fun outing, and the narration by Angus King is just a delight throughout. He is superb, and makes these characters come alive.

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recommend this book

loved it, took a while to finish. great story line. good character choices which added to the story

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just like the rest GREAT

I can't finish them fast enough. Kirk can make me laugh out loud knee slapping laughing then crying the cussing to I hope they kill the F***** all in one book... I mean he's good real good. Then have King read this and WOW it can't get any better.. I know who's who as soon as they speak I know their mood I can feel their mood.. its just a great duo I hope when I finish the last one on Audible books that it's not actually the last of the series I honestly think I'll cry I've got very attached to these characters..

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my fav

this was my favorite JD Kirk book!
its the first whodunit I didnt figure out immediately and it was hilarious. so entertaining. love this author and Angus King is amazing!!

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  • Samantha Buswell
  • 02-11-21

Another cracking book in the series.

Great story, brilliant narration - can’t stop listening to these books - am off to buy book 8 !!

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  • Patricia J.
  • 03-03-21

Such a great series of book's

I have enjoyed every one of the series. This one had me laughing out loud in some parts, the relationships between the team members has developed through out the series. The narration is outstanding.

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  • Margaret S Macleod
  • 11-11-20

Enjoyable

Loved this book it was serious and funny in parts.
Loved all the characters,and the narration was brilliant.

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  • Recepient
  • 02-24-21

Bring on the next DCI Logan story!

The stories never disappoint me! As per usual, an excellant narration delivered by a master story teller!

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  • stella
  • 01-20-21

I’m sure I shouldn’t be laughing

As much as I do with these stories. The team just make me chuckle especially disgraced Bob hoon!

I love the narration, Angus King makes the listen so much more enjoyable,

I did not see the baddie being who it was, well done for keeping me guessing

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  • love books
  • 01-19-21

Bring on the next one!

loved the story, characters and humour., Cant wait to read the next one. Always a twist.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 01-10-21

The big man upstairs

BRILLIANT!!! This book was a fantastic read really entertaining. Making me laugh out loud in parts. Narration was excellent I love the logan series.

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  • Jenny Carolan
  • 01-02-21

Love these books

fast paced action police thriller, with a splash of humour, great characters and 1st rate narration. loved it.

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  • VJ
  • 10-30-20

A Very Entertaining Series.

A thoroughly enjoyable detective series - although the plots are based on serious crimes - I found myself laughing out loud at some of the interactions and antics of individual characters.
I very much hope there will be many more books to come!
Fantastic narration by Angus King - great character differentiation and not a bad attempt at a Welsh accent too!

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  • Caroline Munday
  • 05-17-21

Logan is a legend

The story continues with the whole gang reunited with a new potential member who I like already. I feel like I know these characters and that goes a long way to enjoying the plot which as usual was great. The narration is spot on and Logan and characters remain themselves - already eager to listen to the next x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-20

Never Disappoints.

So sad I have finished this book. love the humour, story and the narrator. Perfect.

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 11-18-20

I hope there’s more!

These books were so-o good!
The series just got better and better.
I loved the humour and the genuine comradeship of. the team.
Each person a genuine character.
The reading of the books by Angus King was excellent.

The above summation tempered the gruesomeness of what they had to endure in the line of their job.

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  • Nerissa
  • 11-04-20

Another great one!

Excellent addition to the series looking forward to the next one! Keeps you guessing right until the end and the humour included in the story keeps you laughing thanks again for another great book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-20

The DCI Logan series just get better with every book.

Whilst the subject is serious, I have to admit that I have not laughed so much in a long time.
The characters are real and have a great sense of humour.
Well done to the narrator, and of course the author, I have read the whole series.... I will wait for the next book.

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