Carmine Delmonico

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 141 ratings

On, Off Publisher's Summary

In 1965, the dogged Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico is assigned to solve what appears to be a single murder. Part of a young woman's body has turned up at one of the world's leading neurological research centers, but it's not long before Delmonico realizes he's hunting a serial killer. All the center's members are hiding secrets Delmonico must unearth: What does Professor Robert Smith do in his basement? Why doesn't Dr. Walter Polonski's wife know about his cabin in the woods? As the murders mount, Delmonico joins with the center's tough female business manager to dig up the dirt on everyone.
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  • Book 1

    • On, Off

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In 1965, the dogged Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico is assigned to solve what appears to be a single murder. Part of a young woman's body has turned up at one of the world's leading neurological research centers, but it's not long before Delmonico realizes he's hunting a serial killer. All the center's members are hiding secrets Delmonico must unearth: What does Professor Robert Smith do in his basement? Why doesn't Dr. Walter Polonski's wife know about his cabin in the woods?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On, Off

    • By M. Dybedal-Bristow on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • On, Off

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At Connecticut's most prestigious medical research institute, something is very wrong. It's the 1960s and America is in ferment, but at the Hug, the daily business of research continues, and the hierarchies of power remain undisturbed. That is, until the body of a woman is found in one of the animal research laboratories one morning - and then another.

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  • Book 2

    • Too Many Murders

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    On April 3rd, 1967; 12 murders have taken place on one day. Suddenly Captain Carmine Delmonico, chief of detectives, has other, more important matters to occupy him than finding a satisfactory name for his infant son. With his cohorts Abe Goldberg and Corey Marshall giving him unfailing support, Carmine embarks on what looks like an insoluble case.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Catcher50 on 09-30-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Too Many Murders

    • A Carmine Delmonico Novel
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Bill Ten Eyck
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The new crime novel that will have you up all night from Australia's best-loved storyteller. It's a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut; the year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on.

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    • Too Many Murders

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Robert Garrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The year is 1967 and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on. On a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut, chief of detectives Carmine Delmonico walks into the prestigious Chubb University halls to be greeted by a limp corpse clamped in a bear trap, all traces of life drained from it. And this is just the beginning.

    Regular price: $14.97

  • Book 3

    • Naked Cruelty

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The best-selling author of The Thorn Birds once again pits Captain Carmine Delmonico against a dangerous villain and a difficult case. Without the help of modern forensic tools, Captain Carmine Delmonico and his trusted detectives must restore peace to their small university town. It's 1968, and amidst the new era of paranoia, Delmonico faces new challenges.

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    • Naked Cruelty

    • A Carmine Delmonico Novel, Book 3
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Bill Ten Eyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being silently terrorised by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally one victim finds the courage to speak out and go to the police, the rapist escalates to murder. For Captain Carmine Delmonico, it seems to be a case with no clues. And it comes as the Holloman Police Department is troubled: A lieutenant is out of his depth, a sergeant is out of control, and into this mix comes the beautiful, ruthlessly ambitious new trainee, Helen MacIntosh, daughter of the influential president of Chubb University.

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  • Book 4

    • The Prodigal Son

    • A Carmine Delmonico Novel, Book 4
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices that a deadly neurotoxin is missing from her laboratory refrigerator, she immediately goes to her father, Holloman, CT’s Chief Medical Examiner. They both know that the situation is grave; the poison shuts down the nervous system and is virtually impossible to stop. Soon, as bodies pile up and the coroner keeps pointing to the neurotoxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico must find the killer fast. Helped by his exotic and brilliant colleague Delia and his constant wife, Desdemona (an excellent cook), Delmonico follows the trail, no matter how close to home it may lead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book was hard to stop listening to!

    • By madden235 on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Prodigal Son

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Jim and Millie Hunter have it all: good looks, brilliant minds, and a meteoric rise to fame. Dr Jim Hunter is a genius biochemist, and author of a smash-hit science book that is propelling him to the top. His wife Millie, is a blonde bombshell and fellow scientist, researching rare poisons derived from puffer fish. They seem to have it all, but others in their academic circle have got the knives out, jealous of their success - and their inter-racial relationship arouses prejudice.

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  • Book 5

    • Sins of the Flesh

    • The Carmine Delmonico Novels, Book 5
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    It's August 1969 in the sleepy college town of Holloman,Connecticut, and police Captain Carmine Delmonico is away on vacation. Back at home, first one, then two anonymous male corpses turn up - emaciated and emasculated. After connecting the victims to four other bodies, Sergeant Delia Carstairs and Lieutenant Abe Goldberg realize that Holloman has a psychopathic killer on the loose. Luckily, Carmine decides to come back from vacation early.

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