• The Last Drop of Blood

  • Katie Maguire, Book 11
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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By: Graham Masterton
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
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It started with the judge. He was about to sentence five of Cork's most notorious criminals. But his body has just turned up, beaten and broken, on an isolated road in his burned-out car. Now four members of a rival gang have been shot, and in retaliation three civilians have been blown up. To Katie's horror, Cork is becoming a gang battleground like Dublin. Can Katie save the city? Can she save herself?

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An excellent exit

It grieves my heart to know there won’t be any more “Katie Maguire” mysteries. I was put off by Katie’s emerging bisexuality which soften the blow from losing this very capable character.

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  • Fee
  • 04-11-21

So glad it’s over!

I only stuck with this because of the original and final narrators but I have to stop doing this as it’s such a waste of credits! Throughout Katie was irritating, self centred, toyed with people’s emotions whilst keeping them on a string. She, as a successful woman naturally was sexually attractive to both men and woman, was beautiful with large heavy breasts! Obviously, only a woman like that could be successful! And the corruption which largely goes unpunished was farcical, the police must love books like this. There was far too much gratuitous sex. And the author has a strange way of removing characters they no longer want from the narrative, a method which continues throughout. I also can’t tell you if one single case was actually closed! So, my old refrain, do not keep listening just because you’ve started!!! But that’s all on me, I bought them, I listened

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-20

Oh no.

I have read all the previous books, i still really enjoy the narrative but oh no, the accents were very poor, I thought most of the Irish characters sounded Welsh.....nothing wrong in that except the book is set in Ireland . Bought the book so i could enjoy and read it properly.

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  • Dermot J. Cole
  • 01-06-22

I don't know why I stick with it..

This series has over the last few books become so fantastically gory, so short on empathetic characters that it's lost all of the early appeal. That Cork is such a monumental hot bed of the most brutal and numerous crimes; that a well respected senior detective can go from hero to zero in two days: that in those two days, the first of which was burying her partner, she suffers brutally and violently and then heads out for dinner with a dashing new token. it's just ludicrous. Reliant on stereotypical gangsters, only made different by extreme violence against women provided for in full detail. A series stretched thin, and this was, I hope, the last drop of blood.

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  • MrsThole
  • 09-14-21

as ever thee best narrator by far

as ever Aoife McMahon is amazingly brining Katie to life through her Irish ellaquence. I have to admit I'm sorely sad that I've now read all 11 books and not a new one to move onto. I pray there is another in the saga.

I have to admit the soft porn is a little annoying as ever but it's an easy slip to next chapter type of affair. .

I won't give anything away as any good book is explored by the reader not the reviews. one's own opinion cannot and should not be used to judge each one's own preference. I absolutely love these books and yes I'm a huge Graham Masterson fan. so slightly biased to be fair..... read on McDuff, read on. you won't be disappointed.

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  • tina davies
  • 03-06-21

Good

I’ve listened to all the Katie books and whilst I like the detective I find her personal life both irritating and unbelievably over sexed! In the first few books she was a hard working detective married and then widowed and was very appealing. Now she’s like a sexed crazed detective that jumps into bed with practically every man she meets! She doesn’t even seem to care for the men she supposedly loves before jumping on the next man! It’s a shame because her character doesn’t need her to behave this way! She would be so much more appealing if she had some morals and stuck to doing her job as she did in the first books. Please let’s get back to the detective!

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  • nicholasd
  • 10-26-22

Gave up at chapter 7

Although set in Ireland with appropriate accents I found it too difficult to follow the narrative because of the thick Irish accents. I usually give a book half an hour and that’s it.

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  • yamahajacks
  • 07-27-22

good, but...

love these novels. however the plots seem to adopt a similar format, just with different love interest characters. the author's graphic fascination with genitalia sometimes seems superfluous to the story

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  • Garret Fitzpatrick
  • 05-26-22

Superb thriller with laugh out loud descriptions.

Thrilling and extremely humourous in parts. The Irish humour shines through and a really good thriller. Narration is first class from start to finish and you get a great insight and feel for the main characters. A cracking good listen.

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  • D,E ARCHER
  • 04-02-22

Katie Macquire

I really loved this book I am only sorry this is the last Katie Macquire book I have read them all and enjoyed every one although some are more violent then others. I hope he writes another one well worth reading them all.

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  • sue.
  • 02-03-22

please write another

I have listened to all of the series it was excellent. Great if harrowing story lines and something to listen to as I drive and read students essays.Thank you for this I will check out your other wor

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-22

not the ending I hoped for

I had hoped as the last book we would find out what Katy does. bit of a cliffhanger for a last book.

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  • Jessica Ashe
  • 02-03-21

What was the point?

I don’t know what happened with this so called finale. It’s like Masterton just couldn’t be bothered finishing it. A real disservice to the characters and fans who had followed along all these years. Don’t read this, let it’s predecessor be how you remember the Katie Maguire series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-20

none of the good style of previous in series

if I'd picked this book up first, I'd never have read any others in the series. it doesn't even feel like the same author wrote it. No wonder he is saying is last in series. I think he is bored with it. However if it the last, it's a terrible ending. No respect for this story at all.

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  • Fly London Lover
  • 02-14-20

Superb

Another brilliant story by Graham Masterton.
Aoife McMahons narration incredibly realistic as always. Loved it