The National Crime Agency Series

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 115 ratings

The Pick, the Spade and the Crow Publisher's Summary

When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

Newly promoted to the NCA's Behavioural Sciences Unit, Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart is determined to hunt down the perpetrator. Just as Jo's investigation begins to reveal links with other disappearances, there is another murder. This is no longer a cold case; she is dealing with the escalating violence of a chilling serial killer.

Stepping into a sinister world of secrets, symbols, and rituals, Jo will have to confront the legacy of her own past and the violent memories that lurk there if she is going to solve this case. But at what cost?

©2016 Bill Rogers (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Pick, the Spade and the Crow

    • By: Bill Rogers
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • About the Masons

    • By jonmontanavega on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Falcon Tattoo

    • The National Crime Agency Series, Book 2
    • By: Bill Rogers
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
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    A violent attacker is on the loose. His calling card: a tattoo on his victims' skin. With no witnesses and no evidence left at the crime scenes, it will take all of the National Crime Agency's resources to track him down. At the head of the investigation, codenamed Operation Juniper, Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart knows that the clock is ticking. The time between abductions is decreasing and the perpetrator grows ever more brazen. She fears it won't be long before his assaults turn deadly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Serial date rapist

    • By Dan Hawks on 09-25-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Tangled Lock

    • The National Crime Agency Series, Book 3
    • By: Bill Rogers
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A serial killer haunts the streets of Manchester, targeting vulnerable working girls in the dead of night. His signature: a tangled lock of hair in his victims' throats. As the body count rises, pressure mounts for the Greater Manchester Police and the National Crime Agency's Behavioural Sciences Unit. For Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart, the race is on to catch the twisted killer before he strikes again. With DCI Gordon Holmes on her back and the press following her every step, Jo will stop at nothing to bring the murderer to justice.

    Regular price: $18.19

  • Book 4

    • The Blow Out

    • The National Crime Agency Series, Book 4
    • By: Bill Rogers
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was the perfect crime: a murder from afar, the culprit escaping hours before drug lord Ronnie O’Neill breathed his last breathe. Now a rival gang leader’s daughter has been kidnapped and the race is on to find a silent killer and a missing schoolgirl before more blood is spilled. Senior Investigator Jo Stuart is tasked with finding the perpetrator, but when another body turns up that is seemingly unrelated to O’Neill it throws all her theories into the air, leading Jo to wonder if there’s more to the case than meets the eye.

    Regular price: $14.99