Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews

10 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 518 ratings

Undercurrents Publisher's Summary

Police Sergeant Lou Boldt heads a special task force within Seattle’s Homicide bureau. His job: find and stop the Cross Killer, a twisted, perverse serial murderer who has eluded police for six months and paralyzed the city. But when a body washes up on the shore of Puget Sound, Boldt thinks the killer has finally made a mistake.

This body shows some of the work of the Cross Killer - but a job badly botched. Did this woman die while trying to escape? Did she knowingly jump in the water to preserve a clue? And is she now desperately trying to tell Boldt something? With the help of the alluring Daphne Matthews, a police psychologist, Boldt pieces together the complex puzzle - and the listener is taken along on a journey into the mind of a killer, and into the day-by-day nuts and bolts of police work, that is among the best in modern crime fiction. Undercurrents is a roller-coaster ride in the dark that will intrigue, startle, and satisfy.

©1992 Ridley Pearson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Undercurrents

    • A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 1
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Police Sergeant Lou Boldt heads a special task force within Seattle’s Homicide bureau. His job: find and stop the Cross Killer, a twisted, perverse serial murderer who has eluded police for six months and paralyzed the city. But when a body washes up on the shore of Puget Sound, Boldt thinks the killer has finally made a mistake. This body shows some of the work of the Cross Killer - but a job badly botched. Did this woman die while trying to escape? Did she knowingly jump in the water to preserve a clue? And is she now desperately trying to tell Boldt something?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nope!

    • By Harper on 08-25-14

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • The Angel Maker

    • A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 2
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    At The Shelter, no one judges the runaway teens who come in off the rainy Seattle streets. Volunteers, like police psychologist Daphne Matthews, want only to rescue and rebuild lives. Being a cop, Daphne thinks she's seen it all. But, as best-selling author Ridley Pearson's edge-of-your-seat thriller opens, what she encounters in a 16-year-old girl chills her in a way she thought a case no longer could. For help, Daphne turns to Lou Boldt, a man with creative instincts and an appreciation for forensic lab techniques.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible reader

    • By Cecilia on 03-02-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • No Witnesses

    • A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 3
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Seattle police detective Lou Boldt and police psychologist Daphne Matthews return in No Witnesses to confront the most challenging case of their careers. People are dying throughout Seattle - victims of a madman who is placing poisoned food in neighborhood supermarkets. But the criminal is intelligent: He writes the police chilling extortion letters, faxed directly from a laptop computer over public telephone lines, and retrieves his ransom electronically, through ATMs in hundreds of locations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting consumer contamination case.

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Beyond Recognition

    • A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #4
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Dale Hull
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A strange series of fires is raging in Seattle - white-hot fires that burn so cleanly even the ash is consumed, along with all traces of the fires' victims. Brilliant forensic investigator Police Sergeant Lou Boldt is back, battling the mysterious arsonist. He is also keeping his eye on the fire warden, who seems to be a little too close to the heat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hey! A reeeeely clever how-dunnit!

    • By Ted on 05-11-13

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 5

    • The Pied Piper

    • A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #5
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Dale Hull
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    In Seattle, they're calling him The Pied Piper - someone who comes in the night and takes children away. To newly promoted police lieutenant Lou Boldt and police psychologist Daphne Matthews, it's clear this isn't about a single lunatic or random kidnappings: these crimes are well orchestrated, well executed, and, most chilling of all, occurring in cities across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great find

    • By Gwen on 06-30-12

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 6

    • The First Victim

    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Scott Rosema
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A shipping container washed ashore leads Seattle television news anchor Stevie McNeal and reporter friend Melissa on the trail of a scam involving the importation of illegal aliens. A career stepping-stone for McNeal, the investigation puts her at cross-purposes with the Seattle Police Department's Lou Boldt and Sergeant John LaMoia.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The First Victim (Unabridged)

    • By Deena on 10-28-08

    Regular price: $12.31

  • Book 7

    • Middle of Nowhere

    • A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #7
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Ridley Pearson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intricate plotting

    • By Snoodely on 08-09-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Middle of Nowhere

    • Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews, Book 7
    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Ridley Pearson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Bodt's psyche and his marriage. With the help of Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is able to make slow progress cracking the case and their work leads them to a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened criminal.

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 8

    • The Art of Deception

    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Ridley Pearson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A troubled Mary Ann Walker takes a nosedive off a bridge. Seattle's police department macho man John LaMoia takes the call, along with the beauteous cop psychologist Daphne Matthews. They suspect her boyfriend, known to beat Mary Ann. Her seething brother, Ferrell, is convinced the boyfriend did the deed. But the case somehow becomes too slippery to close.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Another poor author reading

    • By Victoria on 09-10-08

    Regular price: $16.93

  • Book 9

    • The Body of David Hayes

    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Years ago, Lou Boldt's wife, Liz, had an extramarital affair with David Hayes, a young computer specialist at the bank where she is an executive. Drained by the overwhelming demands of marriage to a high-profile cop, Liz fell into the temptation of an office fling, which she soon regretted. When Liz ended the relationship, Hayes reacted by engaging in a daring embezzlement scheme. Now, years later, David Hayes is released from prison.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The novel that thought it could...

    • By mindusq on 10-13-09

    Regular price: $12.31