Jack Caffery

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,597 ratings

Birdman Publisher's Summary

Birdman showcases Hayder at her spine-tingling best as beloved series character Jack Caffery tracks down a terrifying serial killer. In his first case as lead investigator with London's crack murder squad, Detective Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London. Brutalized, and mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area - all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the postmortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he's dealing with - a dangerous serial killer.

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  • Book 1

    • Birdman

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    Birdman showcases Hayder at her spine-tingling best as beloved series character Jack Caffery tracks down a terrifying serial killer. In his first case as lead investigator with London's crack murder squad, Detective Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Graphic, that seemed a little gratuitous.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Birdman

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Damien Goodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Greenwich, south-east London. Five bodies have been found, all young women, all ritualistically murdered, dumped on wasteland near the Millennium Dome. When a post-mortem examination reveals a singular, horrific signature linking the victims, officers realise that they are on the trail of the most dangerous offender known to the force: a sexual serial killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't listen to it alone if a bit squeamish

    • By Gary on 03-19-15

    Regular price: $15.34

  • Book 2

    • The Treatment

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    In a quiet residential area in London, a couple is discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. Savagely battered and severely dehydrated, the worst revelation is yet to come: their eight-year-old son has been abducted. But when the body is found and forensic evidence turns the case on its head, revealing disturbing parallels to events in Detective Caffery's own past, Caffery realizes he's dealing with much more sinister forces than he'd anticipated - and finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his distance.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • aweful - sordid - tedious

    • By David on 05-03-16

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    • The Treatment

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In an unassuming house, on a quiet residential street in south London, a husband and wife are discovered imprisoned in their own home. Badly dehydrated, they’ve been bound and beaten. Worse still, their young son is missing. When DI Jack Caffery of the Met’s AMIT squad is called in to investigate, the similarities to events in his own past make it impossible for him to view this new crime with the necessary detachment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great writing, but beware visceral violence

    • By Peter on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $16.83

  • Book 3

    • Ritual

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In the pitch dark, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A dark psychological thriller

    • By BSquaredInOz on 05-25-09

    Regular price: $29.07

    • Ritual

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    Nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand. The fact that there's no body attached is disturbing enough. Even more disturbing is the discovery, a day later, of the matching hand. Both have been recently amputated, and the indications are that the victim was still alive when they were removed. DI Jack Caffery has been newly seconded to the Major Crime Investigation Unit in Bristol. He and Flea soon establish that the hands belong to a young man who has recently disappeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Male narrators,

    • By Brook on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Skin

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When the decomposed body of a woman is found by railway tracks outside Bristol, all indications are that she's committed suicide. But DI Jack Caffery is not so sure. He is on the trail of someone predatory, someone who hides in the shadows. And for the first time in a very long time, he feels scared.

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    • Skin

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    When the decomposing body of a young woman is found, the wounds on her wrists suggest an open-and-shut case of suicide. But Jack Caffery is not so sure. Other apparent suicides are cropping up, and they all have a connection to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries just outside the city. Caffery begins to suspect a shadowy and sinister predator, someone - or something - that can disappear into darkness and slip into houses unseen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Suspension of disbelief is one thing...

    • By Karen on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 5

    • Gone

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    November, and evening is closing in as DI Jack Caffery arrives to interview the victim of a stolen car. The man who's stolen the car has also taken an eleven year-old girl. And she's still missing. Sergeant Flea Marley has heard about the car-jacker. He's done it before, she tells Caffery. Twice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Winner of Edgar Award for 2012

    • By Anniebligh on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $15.90

    • Gone

    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Jack Caffery's newest case seems like a routine carjacking, a crime he's seen plenty of times before. But as the hours tick by and his investigation morphs into a nightmare, he realizes the sickening truth: the thief wasn't after the car, but the eleven-year-old girl in the backseat. Meanwhile, police diver Sergeant Flea Marley is pursuing her own theory of the case, and what she finds in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel could put her in grave danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you , thank you!

    • By MariaKristina on 08-09-15
    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 06-25-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 155 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 6

    • Poppet

    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 6
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high-security mental health ward. But when the staff realizes that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm among the ward's patients, and furthermore that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate and to track Isaac down before he can kill again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An uncharacteristic happy ending!

    • By Nicola Read on 05-05-14
    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 6
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 139 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Poppet

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The Maude is outside. It wants to come in. It wants to sit on your chest. The mentally ill patients in Amberly Secure Unit are highly suggestible. A hallucination can spread like a virus. When unexplained power cuts lead to a series of horrifying incidents, fear spreads from the inmates to the staff. Amidst the growing hysteria, AJ, a senior psychiatric nurse, is desperate to protect his charges.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poppet Will Make Your Skin Crawl

    • By Angela on 04-13-13

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 7

    • Wolf

    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 7
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    When a vagrant - the Walking Man - finds a dog wandering alone with the words Help Us written on its collar, he's sure it's a desperate plea from someone in trouble and calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery to investigate. Caffery has no idea who or what he is searching for, but one thing he is sure of: it's a race against time. Meanwhile, the Anchor-Ferrers, a wealthy local family, are fighting for their lives in their remote home 10 miles away. Two men have tricked their way into the house and are holding the family for ransom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator than the other novels

    • By MK on 06-20-14
    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 7
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 202 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99