Avery Black Mystery

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

Cause to Kill Publisher's Summary

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off - only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached the rank of homicide detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery's brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery they turn to. It is Avery's chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists - culminating in a climax that even Avery could not imagine.

©2016 Blake Pierce (P)2016 Blake Pierce
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  • Book 1

    • Cause to Kill

    • An Avery Black Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Blake Pierce
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off - only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good mystery

    • By Shirley on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Cause to Run

    • An Avery Black Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Blake Pierce
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    A new serial killer is stalking Boston, killing his victims in bizarre ways, taunting the police with mysterious puzzles that reference the stars. As the stakes are upped and the pressure is on, the Boston Police Department is forced to call in its most brilliant - and most controversial - homicide detective: Avery Black.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why is it all British for a Boston story?

    • By bootsmom on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Cause to Hide

    • An Avery Black Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Blake Pierce
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant - and controversial - homicide detective: Avery Black.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sick People KILL People

    • By Debbie on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Cause to Fear

    • An Avery Black Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Blake Pierce
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When a body turns up floating beneath the frozen Charles River, the Boston Police summons its most brilliant and controversial homicide detective - Avery Black - to close the case. It doesn't take Avery long, however, to realize that this is no isolated murder: it is the work of a serial killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ice Cold Fear

    • By Debbie on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

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