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    • Forensics

    • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724

    The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crime Seen

    • By Mark on 09-02-16
    • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 07-07-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • MatchUp

    • By: Lee Child - editor, Val McDermid, Charlaine Harris, and others
    • Narrated by: Laura Benanti, Dennis Boutsikaris, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA Today best seller FaceOff, 22 of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen best seller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers, from Diana Gabaldon to Charlaine Harris, are paired with 11 of the world's best male thriller writers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All but Two were worth the read

    • By Tim on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Broken Ground

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In Broken Ground, cold-case Detective Karen Pirie faces her hardest challenge yet. Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville’s inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the end of World War II. But when Alice finally uncovers it, she finds an unwanted surprise - a body with a bullet hole between the eyes. Meanwhile, DCI Pirie is called in to unravel a case where nothing is quite as it seems. And as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that not everyone shares her desire for justice. Or even the idea of what justice is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5

    • By Donna on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Mermaids Singing

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Graham Roberts
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 801
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 718
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 720

    The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The First of a Superior Series

    • By Nancy J on 04-08-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Out of Bounds

    • A Karen Pirie Novel
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from 22 years before. Finding the answer to the cold case should be straightforward. But it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another mystery that she has no business investigating - a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Karen Pirie Is Terrific Detective and Scottish!!

    • By Linda on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Wire in the Blood

    • A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419

    Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find. He's handsome and talented, rich and famous - a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can fathom what he's about to do next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice to go back

    • By Phil on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Place of Execution

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Paddy Glynn
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly amazing

    • By KismetKat11 on 11-17-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Insidious Intent

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is crashing the festivities and luring the women away - only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate - but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner Elinor must deal with a cruel cyber-blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another stellar mystery. Unfortunate narration.

    • By motleysu on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Skeleton Road

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Skeleton Road - Highly Recommended!

    • By Ettienne Myburgh on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The Skeleton Road

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't Change My Mind

    • By Lulu on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Trick of the Dark

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon, Gerri Halligar
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The brand new thriller from the award-winning crimewriter. 'Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life.' So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed...

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Splinter the Silence

    • A Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Novel
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    Is it violence if it's virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. But he's the only one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Tony Hill Novel!

    • By kestergayle on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Distant Echo

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Four in the morning, mid-December, snow blankets St. Andrews School. Student Alex Gilbery and his three best friends are staggering home from a party when they stumble upon the body of a young woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing plot with excellent narration

    • By Marian on 03-20-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Cat Morland is ready to grow up. A homeschooled minister's daughter in the quaint, sheltered Piddle Valley in Dorset, she loses herself in novels and is sure there is a glamorous adventure awaiting her beyond the valley's narrow horizon. So imagine her delight when the Allens, neighbors and friends of her parents, invite her to attend the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh as their guest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Painful.

    • By Cinnamon Bark on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Darker Domain

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Eilidh Fraser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    Karen Pirie is the newly appointed Deputy Inspector of the Cold Case Unit, and her first investigation takes her 25 years into the past to the national miners’ strike. At the time, a kidnapping gone wrong left a small boy missing, but new evidence suggests he might still be alive. As Pirie delves deeper, she realizes the boy’s disapperance may be linked to another cold case involving a missing miner.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bone Dry Cold Case Storytelling

    • By Sara on 08-29-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Killing the Shadows

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Vari Sylvester
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much

    • By RITTAM! on 04-02-10

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Dead Beat

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    As a favor to her rock journalist boyfriend, Thai-boxing, rock-and-roll private detective Kate Brannigan agrees to track down a missing song-writer Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But little does she realize that finding Moira is only a prelude to murder. Juggling her other cases, including a search to uncover the source of counterfeit luxury goods, Brannigan finds herself for the first time on the trail of a killer.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fever of the Bone

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award-winning author Val McDermid pens thrilling mysteries eagerly devoured by fans. In the sixth novel in her Tony Hill series—the inspiration for the hit British television show Wire in the Blood—psychologist Tony Hill and Detective Carol Jordan’s investigation of a teenage girl’s murder leads them to an Internet predator.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You probably need to already love the characters

    • By Mark on 12-12-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cross and Burn

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Gerald Doyle
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid' s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start the series here

    • By Mark on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Torment of Others

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    In a small, grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago, murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good BUT an abridged version

    • By P. C..S. on 04-06-07

    Regular price: $23.93

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