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    • Mystery Man

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    He’s the Man With No Name and the owner of No Alibis, a mystery bookshop in Belfast. But when a detective agency next door goes bust, the agency’s clients start calling into his shop asking him to solve their cases. It’s not as if there’s any danger involved. It’s an easy way to sell books to his gullible customers and Alison, the beautiful girl in the jewellery shop across the road, will surely be impressed. Except she’s not – because she can see the bigger picture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery, humor & literary nuances - GREAT

    • By Toby on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Divorcing Jack

    • A Novel
    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Glen Murrant
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Dan Starkey is a journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, an appetite for drinking and dancing. Dan meets Margaret, and things begin to get out of hand - terrifyingly, she is murdered. Before long, Dan is a target himself, racing as fast as he can against time to crack the mystery.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration ruins fine tale

    • By Matthew. on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Day of the Jack Russell

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The Small Shop Keeper With No Name is back. Hired to find the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on an insurance magnate's advertising hoarding, he soon finds himself battling to solve murders which echo in the corridors of power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky, funny worthwile suspense novel

    • By Dennis on 11-09-11

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The Prisoner of Brenda

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When notorious gangster "Fat Sam" Mahood is murdered, the chief suspect is arrested nearby. But he seems to have suffered a breakdown. Incarcerated in a mental institution, he's known only as the Man in the White Suit. The suspect remains an enigma until Nurse Brenda calls on Mystery Man, Belfast's finest mystery bookshop owner, to bring his powers of investigation to bear....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why do I love the Mystery Man?

    • By Anne on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $22.91

    • Dr Yes

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The hilarious new Mystery Man crime caper from the master of menace and mirth. Beauty is in the eye of the be header. The wife of crime writer Augustine Wogan disappeared shortly after entering the exclusive clinic of the mysterious Dr Yes, plastic surgeon extraordinaire. As fatherhood approaches, the Small Bookseller with No Name is persuaded to investigate. He soon finds himself up to his neck in murder, make-up and madness - and face to face with the most gruesome serial killer since the last one.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun diversion from the usual fair

    • By Dennis on 11-09-12

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Fire and Brimstone

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Adam Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A media billionaire’s daughter disappears following a massacre at a Belfast student party and nobody knows if she has been kidnapped or caught in the crossfire. A controversial new abortion clinic is firebombed, and a fire-and-brimstone church movement is blamed. Hired to both find the missing daughter, and prove the church’s guilt, Dan Starkey suddenly finds himself struggling to cope with two very different investigations...or could they possibly be connected?

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Divorcing Jack

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Adam Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Dan Starkey is a young journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, a prodigious appetite for drinking and dancing. Then Dan meets a beautiful and apparently impoverished student. And then, terrifyingly, she is murdered. Is it because she was not exactly who she claimed to be? Is it the IRA? A Protestant extremist group? A jealous lover? Before long, Dan is a target himself.…

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Papercuts

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money, and Rob Cullen has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. It's been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth into...just as well then that he can rely on the Express crew to back him up. They're like a family. A dysfunctional, highly unpopular and poverty-stricken family.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hmmm. . . A Story that Isn't?

    • By Paula on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Adam Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Fat Boy McMaster is a hopeless heavyweight boxer, who has somehow managed to become the champion of Ireland. His devious manager has set up a St Patrick's Day fight in New York against Mike Tyson, and he wants journalist Dan Starkey to write about it. Once in New York, however, McMaster's wife is kidnapped, the Champ is chased all over town by gunmen, and there's the Big Fight to consider too...

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Sex in the City: Dublin

    • By: Maxim Jakubowski (editor), Ken Bruen, Sean Black, and others
    • Narrated by: Robyn Little
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This city-based series of outstanding erotic stories moves on to Dublin, the birthplace of Guinness, James Joyce, and so much more. Here's a glittering array of tales guaranteed to titillate, shock, and delight as listenersjourney across the Liffey and the streets of the Irish capital. Brand new stories from authors Ken Bruen, Sean Black, Colin Bateman, Stella Duffy, Shelley Silas, Nikki Magennis, and many others are collected here to celebrate and eroticise Dublin.

    Regular price: $20.02

    • The Dead Pass

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Adam Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Hired to find the missing son of retired political activist Moira Doherty, Dan Starkey knows his new case is going to be challenging. Billy 'the Bear' Doherty, a criminal with a nasty drug habit, isn't an easy man to find - his mum is convinced he's been murdered. But when Moira herself is killed, Dan finds himself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good lines in a bit of an outrageous plot

    • By joan on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Turbulent Priests

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Adam Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Dan Starkey arrives on Wrathlin Island to investigate the residents' belief that the Messiah is alive, female, and about to start school there: It's not a commission that turns up everyday. He finds a mess of religious intolerance and illicit drinking in a tiny community that is big on religious fervour but small on hospitality. Apart from the Messiah's mum of course, who's clung to her sanity. And her lager.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colin Bateman is hilarious

    • By Beverly on 07-26-14

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Chapter and Verse

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Michael Wade
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Ivan Connor's publisher has just turned down his wonderful new novel. His agent is out of ideas, and the only person to turn up at his latest reading is his mum. He's also desperately jealous of the marketable Francesca Brady, a hugely successful author of fat romantic books for fat romantic people, whose expansive hair and bright red lipstick attack him from posters everywhere he goes. But Ivan has a brilliant idea. He's going to beat Francesca at her own game....

    Regular price: $17.38

    • The Horse with My Name

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Gerard Ban-Lavery
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Ex-journalist Dan Starkey is stuck in a grimy Belfast bedsit. His life is a disaster, and his only solace is the pub round the corner. He really, really needs something to get his teeth into. Fellow ex-journalist Mark Corkery provides that something. Corkery, an Internet horseracing gossip, wants him to investigate Geordie McClean, the man behind Irish American Racing. Simple enough for a man with Dan's experience, surely? But Trouble is Dan's middle name. And trouble is what he finds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun crime caper

    • By dave on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $12.30

    • Driving Big Davie

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Adam Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    For many years Dan Starkey has been a journalist of some repute - mainly ill. Now he is back with his wife Patricia, and while they try for a baby, he is aiming to keep himself out of trouble. Had he not been caught in a rather awkward position when he received a phone call from Big Davie Kincaird, he might not have decided to return to the village of Groomsport. And had he not drunk too much in order to cover the awkwardness, he might not have found himself agreeing to go on honeymoon...with Big Davie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bateman at his best !!!

    • By Geoff Bradley on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men

    • A Dan Starkey Mystery
    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Glen Murrant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Journalist Dan Starkey has signed on to cover the heavyweight title fight between the Irish national champion, Fat Boy McMaster, and Iron Mike Tyson, in New York City. Starkey is hoping for a fat paycheck and a quiet holiday, but when the stakes are this high, the Big Apple has more to dish out. As Starkey's quiet holiday crumbles, his chronicle morphs into a quick-paced thriller complete with kidnappings, inner-city commando operations, and an elaborately sinister whale-watching cruise - none of which is enough to stem the flow of Starkey’s crackling repartee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Northen Ireland is very different from Canada

    • By Martin on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cycle of Violence

    • A Novel
    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Andrew Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A sequel to Divorcing Jack, set in a mythical Northern Ireland town. Drunken journalist Miller is sent as a punishment from his Belfast newspaper to small-town Crossmaheart as a replacement for someone who has disappeared. Once there, he falls is love with the missing man's girlfriend.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murphy's Revenge

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    If you found the person who brutally murdered a loved one, what would you do? Forgive and forget? Or take the law into your own hands? Detective Martin Murphy is the law and he's back with a vengeance.... Someone has started killing the killers - who just happen to have been under the surveillance of 'Confront', a support group for relatives of murder victims who believe that therapy conies through empowerment. Suspecting the group of revenge killings, Murphy goes undercover and joins them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a lingering thinker of a story

    • By Anniebligh on 07-07-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Orpheus Rising

    • Love, Rockets & a Bloody Great Fish
    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Critically acclaimed novelist - and winner of the Betty Trask Prize - Colin Bateman earned his writing chops as a journalist in Northern Ireland. The first time Michael meets Claire she is saving the owner of a porn shop after he loses his feet to a shark's jaws. It is love at first sight, but after Claire is killed in a bank raid, years pass before Michael is able to face the demons haunting him.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Orpheus Rising

    • By: Colin Bateman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Michael Ryan was the author of a runaway bestseller, Space Coast, but its publication coincided with his wife's murder in a bank raid. Now he's back to face the ghosts of his past. Michael met Claire when she was dragging Paul de Luca, detective novel writer and owner of a porn shop, out of the sea after he'd lost his feet in a shark attack. Claire was living with local hard man Tommy, a Gulf War vet, at the time and Tommy was not impressed with Michael's interest in his girl.

    Regular price: $31.50