Inspector Hen Mallin

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 195 ratings

The Circle Publisher's Summary

Widowed van driver Bob Naylor is prodded into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle by his teenage daughter. Bob writes limericks and jingles, and fears he will be out of his class amongst the literati. But the members of the circle come from all walks of life and practice many forms of writing, from fantasy to household hints. There seems to be nothing about any of them to incite a serial killer. However, there is an arsonist in their midst, burning his victims to death, and Bob becomes a suspect. To clear himself, he must cooperate with formidable Detective Chief Inspector Henrietta Mallin.

©2005 by Peter Lovesey. All rights reserved. (P)2010 BBC Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Circle

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Widowed van driver Bob Naylor is prodded into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle by his teenage daughter. Bob writes limericks and jingles, and fears he will be out of his class amongst the literati. But the members of the circle come from all walks of life and practice many forms of writing, from fantasy to household hints. There seems to be nothing about any of them to incite a serial killer. However, there is an arsonist in their midst, burning his victims to death, and Bob becomes a suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever and very amusing.

    • By Megan on 05-07-14

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 2

    • The Headhunters

    • An Inspector Hen Mallin Investigation
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Recipient of the British Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger, Gold Dagger, and Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, Peter Lovesey has also won Anthony and Macavity Awards for his splendid mysteries. In The Headhunters, an innocent discussion about killing the boss leads friends Gemma and Jo into real-life murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Enjoyable Peter Lovesey Mystery

    • By HHE on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $36.37