DCI Sophie Allen

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 235 ratings

Dark Crimes Publisher's Summary

A young woman's body is discovered on a deserted footpath.

It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim's mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as DCI Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories involving violence and intimidation. There's an obvious suspect, but Detective Allen isn't convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for warped revenge?

Dark Crimes is the first in a series of detective thrillers featuring DCI Sophie Allen, head of the newly formed Violent Crime Unit in Dorset. She is pushed to the limit in her first major case as the team's head.

©2016 Michael Hambling (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Dark Crimes

    • DCI Sophie Allen, Book 1
    • By: Michael Hambling
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    A young woman's body is discovered on a deserted footpath. It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim's mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as DCI Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories, involving violence and intimidation. There's an obvious suspect, but Detective Allen isn't convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for warped revenge?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost Too Good to be True

    • By Andy C McNiece on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Deadly Crimes

    • DCI Sophie Allen Series, Book 2
    • By: Michael Hambling
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    A young man's mutilated body is found on top of the Agglestone. It seems that he was involved in a human trafficking and prostitution gang. But why is DCI Sophie Allen keeping something back from her team? Is it linked to the extraordinary discovery of her own father's body at the bottom of a disused mineshaft, more than 40 years after he disappeared? Find out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4.5 rating.Strong,sexy, smart,(DCI) Police .Woman

    • By Julie on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Secret Crimes

    • DCI Sophie Allen Series, Book 3
    • By: Michael Hambling
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Two women go away for the weekend, but only one comes back alive. Was it just the music they were into? And who was the man the victim met at the festival? DCI Sophie Allen is back after the emotional upheavals she suffered in Deadly Crimes, but is she really in control? And Detective Constable Rae Gregson joins the team and immediately faces challenges that put her life in peril. Discover a gripping and detailed mystery that will have you hooked from the start until the stunning twist at the end.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Avoid, unless you know and love this author

    • By Brian Stokker on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 4

    • Buried Crimes

    • DCI Sophie Allen, Book 4
    • By: Michael Hambling
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A family move into their dream home in Dorchester. It seems perfect, particularly for their two children, but when Philip and Jill Freeman move a buddleia bush, what they find buried beneath its roots will haunt them forever. DCI Sophie Allen is forced to probe crimes that occurred many years before, crimes that cause emotional upheavals within the local community. In a complex investigation, Sophie Allen unearths family secrets which carry on having devastating effects to this day and risk taking new lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Plot - Bad Narrator

    • By Claire on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 5

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