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    • Her Closest Friend: An absolutely gripping and heart-pounding psychological thriller

    • By: Clare Boyd
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Naomi and I are best friends. School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine - we’re inseparable. But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever. I know she will help me pick up the pieces. Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her. She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship. And she’d never let anyone hurt me. Would she?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Torturous

    • By Feviegirl on 03-14-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Girl in the Letter

    • By: Emily Gunnis
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's. Before it is too late.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great twists and turns!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-14-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Crossing Places

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,990

    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh

    • By Sara on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Stone Circle

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Dr. Ruth Galloway returns to North Norfolk in her latest chilling adventure. DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous yet somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of the Crossing Places and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they? 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Janus Stone

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 910
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 794

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Salt Marsh & Mysterious Archeology

    • By Sara on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The House at Sea's End

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 565

    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Shaky Series Installment

    • By Sara on 01-02-15

    Regular price: $21.10

    • Little Liar

    • By: Clare Boyd
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    When a child’s scream pierces the night, Mira does what any good neighbor would do: She calls the police. She wants to make sure that Rosie, the little girl next door, is safe. Opening her front door to the police the next morning, Gemma's picture-perfect family is forced under scrutiny of social services. As her flawless life begins to crumble around her, Gemma must fight to defend the family she loves and protect her daughter from the terrible secret she's been keeping. When Rosie disappears without a trace, Gemma thinks she only has herself to blame....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I couldn't put it down

    • By Tracy Stack on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Room Full of Bones

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 563

    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Changing, evolving, genre....

    • By karen on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The Dark Angel

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    It’s not every day that you’re summoned to the Italian countryside on business, so when archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway’s help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go, bringing her daughter along with her for a working vacation. Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of Fontana Liri’s strong resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. But how could that be connected to the ancient remains she’s been studying?  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The characters all seem real

    • By Barbara Dumas on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Three Secrets

    • By: Clare Boyd
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Robert kisses his wife on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge, and jumps to his death on the busy motorway below. Two years later, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start. Money is tight, and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close? Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Three Secrets, One Yawn

    • By David on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Chalk Pit

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich. Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one's sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent - a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Soap opera, too little detection

    • By Cathy J Hunter on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Stone Circle

    • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead....

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood

    • By: Susan Elliot Wright
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    What has happened to Cornelia Blackwood? She has a loving marriage. But she has no friends. Everyone knows her name. But no one will speak it. Why? Cornelia Blackwood is about to do something very wrong, for reasons she believes to be right. A paperback best seller with her debut novel, The Things We Never Said, and nominated for an RNA Award in 2014, Susan Elliot Wright’s novels are perfect for fans of Maggie O’Farrell and Anne Tyler.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

    • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a wooden doll...But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general's heirs, both members of the Bellona Club, is lying? 'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' Ruth Rendell

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Italian Wife

    • By: Kate Furnivall
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Italy, 1932 - Mussolini's Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost? One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a café in the vibrant centre of Bellina when a woman she's never met asks her to watch her 10-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly Isabella agrees - and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Penny Dreadful Is a Record Breaker & Is Incredibly Contagious & and the Horrible Hoo-Hah

    • By: Joanna Nadin
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Nine hilarious short stories including 'Penny Dreadful versus the Vampire', in which Penny decides to embark on a career as a vampire hunter; 'Penny Dreadful Looks on the Bright Side', in which miserable Grandma Grimshaw comes to stay; and 'Penny Dreadful and the World Record', in which Penny attempts to get her name in the record books. There's chicken pox in 'Penny Dreadful Is Incredibly Contagious' and much more fun in her other adventures....

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Two Penny Dreadful Stories

    • Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe/Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster
    • By: Joanna Nadin
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The ‘Dreadful’ bit is my dad’s JOKE. But it is not even true that I am dreadful.

    Regular price: $16.62

    • Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle & Cooks Up a Calamity

    • By: Joanna Nadin
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Penny Dreadful manages to cause a kerfuffle with three uproarious stories in which she ends up blue, along with her sister’s swan outfit, and turns Joshua Bottomley pale and green by doing a science experiment on him. Penny then cooks up a calamity as she tries to turn over a new leaf in the school show, on a class trip and by making the cake of dreams for her mum's birthday... but somehow her efforts still turn into a huge disaster.

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Whose Body?

    • Lord Peter Wimsey: Book 1
    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    It was the body of a tall stout man. On his dead face, a handsome pair of gold pince-nez mocked death with grotesque elegance. The body wore nothing else.Lord Peter Wimsey knew immediately what the corpse was supposed to be. His problem was to find out whose body had found its way into Mr Alfred Thipps' Battersea bathroom.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Dark Angel

    • Ruth Galloway, Book 10
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit lazy on planning the story line

    • By Tamara on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $21.31

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