Fran Harman

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 89 ratings

Life Sentence Publisher's Summary

Chief Superintendent Frances Harman has been assigned to investigate the case of a woman beaten into a coma. Elise has been in a coma for two years, and if the hospital switches off her life support now, her attacker will be guilty of murder. Fran faces overload as she takes on more responsibilities - her elderly parents, Elise, a child abduction, the disappearance of her only witness, and the growing affection that she and her long-time colleague Mark Turner seem to share for one another. But is this all too much for one woman to handle?

©2005 Judith Cutler (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Life Sentence

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Chief Superintendent Frances Harman has been assigned to investigate the case of a woman beaten into a coma. Elise has been in a coma for two years, and if the hospital switches off her life support now, her attacker will be guilty of murder. Fran faces overload as she takes on more responsibilities – her elderly parents, Elise, a child abduction, the disappearance of her only witness, and the growing affection that she and her long-time colleague Mark Turner seem to share for one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GreatListen

    • By CM on 05-17-15

    Regular price: $21.05

  • Book 2

    • Cold Pursuit

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When a colleague becomes seriously ill, Chief Superintendent Frances Harman delays her retirement to oversee an investigation into a recent spate of "happy slappings". Initially, she takes a back seat, but it is not long before she is close to the action again.

    Regular price: $24.17

  • Book 3

    • Still Waters

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    DCS Fran Harman's relationship with Assistant Chief Constable Mark Turner is going well and they are buying a house together. At work, a former protégé, Simon Gates, has just become her new boss. But there are complications with Simon and with Mark's daughter. Even the environment is hostile, the water in Fran's village tainted by something in the local reservoir. Some good old-fashioned detective work seems a useful antidote.

    Regular price: $25.22

  • Book 4

    • Burying the Past

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diane Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman is preparing for her forthcoming wedding to Assistant Chief Constable Mark Turner, but renovations at the rectory they plan to move into are disrupted by the discovery of a skeleton buried in the vegetable patch. As investigations into its identity progress, it's also clear that Mark's two grown-up children are less than ecstatic at the prospect of their father's forthcoming nuptials. In fact, at least one of them seems to be behaving very strangely indeed.…

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing something

    • By Marie on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $14.86

  • Book 5

    • Double Fault

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When a child goes missing at the local tennis club on the same day that several skeletons are unearthed on a building site, Fran Harman’s caseload is heavier than ever. Enjoying a game of tennis when the girl disappeared, Fran's partner Mark blames himself for not keeping an eye on her. Sucked into the kind of desperate police search he thought he'd left behind on retirement, Mark enlists the help of his fellow Golden Oldies to find young Livvie before it's too late. Meanwhile, a further shocking discovery suggests that a serial killer may be lurking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Narrated Police Procedural Fran Harman Series

    • By Sires on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $15.70

  • Book 6

    • Green and Pleasant Land

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Newly retired, ex-chief superintendent Fran Harman and her partner, Mark, have volunteered to assist West Mercia police in reinvestigating an unsolved crime. Twenty years ago a car was found abandoned on an isolated forest road running, its hazard lights still flashing, the passenger door open. In the back were two child seats. One was empty; in the other lay a desperately ill baby. Neither the baby's mother nor the elder child were ever seen again.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What happened?!

    • By Lucie on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $21.05