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    • The Woman in Black

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,875

    Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Gothic Ghost Tale

    • By Mel on 01-25-12

    Regular price: $9.69

    • A Breach of Security

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 611

    When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So glad I found this free story!

    • By connie on 10-24-14

    Regular price: $3.26

    • The Risk of Darkness

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    A kidnapper is at large; a schoolboy has disappeared. There are no leads, and no closure. The police have failed, and morale at Lafferton Station has collapsed. Then DCI Simon Serrailler receives a call: a child has been snatched in Yorkshire. Has the abductor struck again? The Risk of Darkness picks up where The Pure in Heart left off. It is set in a world in which a widowed husband's crazy grief turns to obsession and violence, and women - both old and young - feel threatened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this Series

    • By Janet H. Maddox on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Vows of Silence

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Melanie shops happily for supper the day after her return from her honeymoon but when she gets back from the supermarket there is someone other than her new husband waiting for her... and she won't survive the encounter to talk about it. Tanya and Dan, who have been married that day, slip back into town to enjoy the fun of Lafferton's "Jug" Fair. Also in the throng among the roundabouts and coconut shies are middle-aged Helen and Phil who are planning their wedding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book, love this series.

    • By Janet H. Maddox on 10-28-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Soul of Discretion

    • Simon Serrailler Book 8
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but content warning

    • By Catherine on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Various Haunts of Men

    • A Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 743

    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated to the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the best....

    • By karen on 06-12-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • I'm the King of the Castle

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Charles Kingshaw and his mother have come to live with Edmund Hooper and his father – in their ugly, isolated Victorian house called Warings – for good. To Hooper, Kingshaw is an intruder, a boy to be subtly persecuted, and Kingshaw finds that even the most ordinary objects can be turned by his enemy into a source of terror.In Hang Wood, when they are lost, their roles are briefly reversed but Kingshaw knows that Edmund will never let him be and that he cannot win in the end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes Bleak House look like a beach read

    • By Zaubermond on 08-04-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Betrayal of Trust

    • A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Simon Serrailler is faced with that most complicated of investigations - a cold case. Freak weather and flash floods have hit southern England. The small cathedral town of Lafferton is underwater, and a landslip on the moor has closed the roads. As the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave - and a skeleton - is exposed; 20 years have passed, and the remains of missing teenager Joanne Lowther have finally been uncovered. Joanne, an only child, had been on her way home from a friend's house that night.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series; this one not my favorite

    • By Janet H. Maddox on 11-22-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Hero: A Simon Serrailler Short Story

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    When Simon Serrailler was a rookie constable with the Met, he did something reckless in the course of a night's work which caused a man's death. But his act was praised by his colleagues, and he was called a hero. Years later, now a detective chief superintendent who has been badly injured in the course of duty, he receives a medal for bravery at Buckingham Palace while recollecting that fateful night of his early career, when chance disguised itself as bravery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This 'story' makes no sense to me

    • By Pamela on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $2.06

    • The Shadows in the Street

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up a difficult case for SIFT--Special Incident Flying Taskforce--and is on a sabbatical on a far-flung Scottish island when he is called back to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have gone missing and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Much Mystery, but Still Listenable

    • By Tracey Rains on 02-07-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Pure in Heart

    • Simon Serrailler 2
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 395

    Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler, first introduced in The Various Haunts of Men, is on a painting holiday in Venice when he is summoned home by a telephone call. He has family problems to face, and the stress and grind of running a busy police station. When a little boy is snatched as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school, an ordinary community realises that terror and evil are in their very midst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New - and unusual - Favorite Series

    • By Carole T. on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Mist in the Mirror

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings - who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An author at her best

    • By Zaubermond on 08-04-14

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Printer's Devil Court

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Ideally spooky Halloween listening.... A chilling ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black. One murky November evening after a satisfying meal in their Fleet Street lodgings, a conversation between four medical students takes a curious turn and Hugh is initiated into a dark secret. In the cellar of their narrow lodgings in Printer's Devil Court and a little used mortuary in a subterranean annex of the hospital, they have begun to interfere with death itself, in shadowy experiments beyond the realms of medical ethics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spooky but short

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-29-15

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Small Hand

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    Late one summer evening, antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow is returning from a client visit when he takes a wrong turn. He stumbles across a derelict Edwardian house, and compelled by curiosity, approaches the door. Standing before the entrance, he feels the unmistakable sensation of a small cold hand creeping into his own, ‘as if a child had taken hold of it’. At first he is merely puzzled by the odd incident but then begins to suffer attacks of fear and panic, and is visited by nightmares.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well told tale

    • By Janice on 10-26-11

    Regular price: $11.35

    • A Question of Identity

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    A particularly unpleasant murder - that of a very old woman in a housing project - rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Chalis on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Man in the Picture

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Paul Andsell, Jessica Rushton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun spine tingler

    • By Janice on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $7.94

    • Dolly

    • A Ghost Story
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    At Iyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, are parked for the summer with their aging spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meanness appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity. But when the spoiled Leonora is not given the birthday present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much darker turn with terrifying, life-destroying consequences for everyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Are you afraid of dolls? No? You will be now.

    • By Zaubermond on 08-04-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Howard’s End Is on the Landing

    • A Year of Reading from Home
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year-long voyage through her books, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know her own collection again. A book which is left on a shelf for a decade is a dead thing, but it is also a chrysalis, packed with the potential to burst into new life.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • A Question of Identity

    • Simon Serrailler, Book 7
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Duchess of Cornwall Close: sheltered accommodation, a mix of bungalows and flats, newly built and not quite finished. Despite the bitterly cold weather, elderly residents are moving in. Then, one snowy night, an old lady is murdered - dragged from her bed and strangled with a length of flex. DCS Simon Serrailler and his team are aware of bizarre circumstances surrounding her death, but keep some details secret while they desperately search for a match. All they know is that the killer will strike again, and will once more leave the same tell-tale signature.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Strange Meeting

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Things like this don't happen often in a lifetime... John Hilliard, a young subaltern returning to the Western Front after a brief period of sick leave back in England blind to the horrors of the trenches, finds his battalion tragically altered. His commanding officer finds escape in alcohol, there is a new adjutant and even Hilliard's batman has been killed. But there is David Barton. As yet untouched and unsullied by war, radiating charm and common sense, forever writing long letters to his family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving story, beautifully written

    • By PickyPicky on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $15.98

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