The "Bishop" Special Crimes Unit

18 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758 ratings

Stealing Shadows Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Kay Hooper comes a thrilling tale with a paranormal bent and a touch of romance. Cassie Neill has a powerful but troubling gift. She can see inside the minds of serial killers as they are planning their crimes. Tormented by her ability, she takes refuge in a secluded North Carolina town. But there’s no escaping her visions, and when a body surfaces just where she predicted, Cassie is suddenly a suspect.

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  • Book 1

    • Stealing Shadows

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 410

    From best-selling author Kay Hooper comes a thrilling tale with a paranormal bent and a touch of romance. Cassie Neill has a powerful but troubling gift. She can see inside the minds of serial killers as they are planning their crimes. Tormented by her ability, she takes refuge in a secluded North Carolina town. But there’s no escaping her visions, and when a body surfaces just where she predicted, Cassie is suddenly a suspect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad narration

    • By MEOWx4 on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Hiding in the Shadows

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Accident victim Faith Parker has done what her doctors feared she never would: awakened from the coma that held her prisoner for weeks. But she has no memory of the crash that nearly killed her - or the life that led up to it. Nor does she remember journalist Dinah Leighton, the steadfast friend who visited her in the hospital...until she disappeared without a trace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good performance

    • By Chris on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Out of the Shadows

    • Shadows Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    The small, friendly town of Gladstone, Tennessee seems the ideal place to raise a family - until two teenagers are found tortured to death. Sheriff Miranda Knight will do anything to make her small town safe again, even if it means calling in Noah Bishop, the FBI’s psychic profiler. The last time she and Noah combined their psychic powers, she was almost destroyed. Now she must learn to trust him again, or she will most certainly die at the hands of the monster who’s stalking her town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From the first read is to love Hooper thriller.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Touching Evil

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Kay Hooper weaves an irresistible web of mystery and suspense in her latest thriller Touching Evil. Police sketch artist Maggie Barnes, whose exceptional talent has made her indespensible, faces the challenge of a lifetime when a deranged psychopath grips the city in a horiffic tirade that leaves many women wounded. Maggie’s abilities are put to the test as she struggles to put a face to the acts and uncover this predator before even she becomes his victim.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and Engaging

    • By Sharon on 07-01-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Whisper of Evil

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Forced by a sense of duty and a need to reconcile the past, a woman with psychic powers faces a far greater challenge than she’d ever expected. A stalker? In Silence? These are the questions on Nell Gallagher’s mind as she drives through the empty streets of her hometown. Three successful, respected members of the community—each harboring a dark secret—have fallen to a killer’s murderous vengence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By Ali on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Sense of Evil

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    New York Times best-selling author Kay Hooper serves up another chilling psychological thriller that will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Beautiful, successful, blonde women are being murdered in a small, peaceful town where such horrible atrocities are not supposed to happen. Police Chief Rafe Sullivan knows he has to find the killer fast, but he doesn’t know where to begin. Enter FBI profiler Isabel Adams. She’s tough, fearless, and determined. Not to mention psychic - and blonde.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • Hunting Fear

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    He's no ordinary kidnapper. Not only does he strike again and again, but he collects the ransom, gets away safely, and leaves his helpless hostages dead. Now, after months of eluding the best that law enforcement can put against him, this monster has left nothing in his wake but a cold trail of unconnected victims. Lucas Jordan is no ordinary cop. He has come to Clayton County, North Carolina to put a stop to these senseless killings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a cliffhanger!

    • By Jeanne on 03-10-12

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 8

    • Chill of Fear

    • A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    FBI agent Quentin Hayes always knew he had an unusual talent, even before he was recruited by Noah Bishop for the controversial Special Crimes Unit. But, as gifted as he is, for 20 years he's been haunted by a heartbreaking unsolved murder that took place at The Lodge, a secluded Victorian-era resort in Tennessee. Now he's returned one final time, determined to put the mystery to rest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and narration!

    • By Kim on 05-26-10
    • A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 192 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 9

    • Sleeping with Fear

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Kathy Garver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    After being sent to the beachfront cottage on Opal Island to investigate reports of dangerous occult activity, Riley Crane wakes up with a gun under her pillow, covered in blood, and with no memory of the past three weeks. Riley is alone and without backup, feeling her way through a deadly game of blindman's buff, where no one around her is quite who or what they seem. A bizarre murder is only the first jarring reminder of how high the stakes really are.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Narrator, poor story line

    • By Nomalley on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 10

    • Blood Dreams

    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    The media calls for justice after the murder of a US senator. Bishop and the Special Crimes Unit are befuddled, but aid comes in the form of a fledgling civilian organization of crime stoppers operating outside the law. Dani Justice doesn't want to hunt the killer, but she doesn't have a choice. She alone commands a weapon powerful enough to destroy him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I'd hoped...

    • By AlTonya on 12-05-17
    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 182 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 11

    • Blood Sins

    • Blood Trilogy #2
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    As the supposed new owner of property coveted by the Church of the Everlasting Sin, she'd be irresistible bait for the reclusive and charismatic Reverend Samuel. His fortified compound in the mountains near Grace, North Carolina, had been the last known residence of two women murdered in ways that defied scientific explanation. Though hardly as naive or as vulnerable as she appears, Tessa knows she has a lot to learn about using her unique gift.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ONE OF THE BEST STORIES

    • By CUSTOMER on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $23.09

  • Book 12

    • Blood Ties

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    The elite Special Crimes Unit, the FBI's most controversial and effective team, is a group of mavericks and misfits trained to use their unique psychic abilities to hunt the worst monsters imaginable - human ones. Led by the enigmatic Noah Bishop, the SCU team has earned a reputation for pitting their skills and cunning against killers that other cops fear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too many characters

    • By Danita Jarreau on 03-29-10

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 13

    • Haven

    • The 'Bishop' Special Crimes Unit, Book 13
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Another nightmare, in the woods this time. Different: She was running. Trying to escape. But the same ending. Always the same ending. Another dead girl…. Emma Rayburn was born and raised in Baron Hollow, North Carolina. It was a quiet life, then came the accident … and the nightmares - each filled with unshakable visions of darkness, blind panic, and desperate women chased toward inevitable death. With no reports of local women missing or found dead, Emma has written it off to troubled imaginings - night after dreaded night. Until her sister arrives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Its Like Returning to Old Friends

    • By Paulette on 09-26-12
    • The 'Bishop' Special Crimes Unit, Book 13
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 07-31-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 219 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 14

    • Hostage

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to locate escaped felon Cole Jacoby, a mentally unstable bank robber. Supposedly, Jacoby hid more than ten million dollars from his last heist before he was captured — and rather mysteriously escaped federal custody. And once Brinkman finds Jacoby, the agent is left severely wounded, with no way to convey his location to Haven.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • oldie but goodie

    • By Cy Korte on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 15

    • Haunted

    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 15
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 221

    New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with the new novel in her riveting Bishop/SCU series. How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren’t ready to forgive? In New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper’s new novel, the answer lies in the twisting shadows of a small town, and its secrets yet unearthed.... When Deacon James’s younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare—and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DANGEROUS

    • By Ida Walker on 02-08-16
    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 15
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 09-02-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 247 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 16

    • Fear the Dark

    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 16
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Something strange is happening in the small mountain town of Serenity, Tennessee. People going on routine errands never reach their destination. It's as if they simply disappear. Over the past few weeks, it's happened to five men and women - and now a child. The local police chief calls the FBI, and a team from the Special Crimes Unit is immediately sent in. Agents Lucas and Samantha Jordan, partners in work and in life, have very different abilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful Psychic Mystery

    • By shelley on 03-10-17
    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 16
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 10-20-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 206 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 17

    • Wait for Dark

    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 17
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: "Wait for dark." Sheriff Mal Gordon knows how to handle his town, but he has no idea how to handle this.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow up to Fear the Dark

    • By shelley on 03-10-17
    • Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 17
    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 03-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 234 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 18

    • Hold Back the Dark

    • By: Kay Hooper
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101

    The Chosen have been warned. Powerful psychics across the globe have gotten the same eerie and insistent message: Go to Prosperity. Because in this small North Carolina mountain town, madness has taken hold... Trapped in a nightmare they can't escape, the residents of Prosperity are killing one another, waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed - or the reasons why. Chief Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever evil is afoot is beyond her expertise, and beyond the understanding of Sheriff Jackson Archer. They need help.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite Kay Hooper book...

    • By shelley on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49