Joanna Piercy

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

Wings Over the Watcher Publisher's Summary

Dedicated to her profession, DI Joanna Piercy has built her imposing reputation on thorough investigative police work. However, the job that once excited and intrigued her has now fallen into a familiar pattern of form filling and snide office banter.

Distracted from her duty by her recent miscarriage and split with her partner, Matthew, Joanna is battling through this painful emotional period alone. She finds solace in her work, yet her focus and coherency are out of sync. She resorts to formulaic solutions to resolve her cases, having seen the same situations time and again. So when Arthur Pennington enters her office in a state of confused distress and reports that his wife, Beatrice, is missing, Joanna does not reciprocate with the same emotion. Convinced that his wife is merely involved in an extra-marital affair, Joanna is dismissive of Arthur's concerns. But when Beatrice's strangled body is discovered recklessly dumped on the Leek moorlands, she is forced to revaluate her stance.

Unbeknown to even her closest family, Beatrice had been harbouring a secret and dangerously obsessive infatuation, which stemmed from her deep-rooted insecurities and low self esteem. And Joanna knows well that unrequited love can not only be hurtful, but fatal!

Continuing the DI Joanna Piercy mystery series, Wings over the Watcher delves deep within the complex puzzle of the female psyche, examining the warped impact marital neglect can have on a woman's mental stability.

©2005 Priscilla Masters
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 8

    • Wings Over the Watcher

    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Dedicated to her profession, DI Joanna Piercy has built her imposing reputation on thorough investigative police work. However, the job that once excited and intrigued her has now fallen into a familiar pattern of form filling and snide office banter. She resorts to formulaic solutions to resolve her cases, having seen the same situations time and again. But when a strangled body is discovered recklessly dumped on the Leek moorlands, she is forced to revaluate her stance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A complex British police procedural

    • By PickyPicky on 06-17-12

    Regular price: $23.33

  • Book 9

    • Grave Stones

    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    For recently engaged DI Joanna Piercy, a murder is the last thing she wants to deal with. Especially one with as dark a back story as that relating to calculating landowner and farmer Jakob Grimshaw; a man who managed to make enemies of all his neighbours and what little family he still had. One thing is certain; Joanna has a tough job ahead of her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good story lines, needs a good editing

    • By PickyPicky on 06-17-12

    Regular price: $18.58

  • Book 10

    • A Velvet Scream

    • Joanna Piercy
    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    On a snowy December morning, a young woman is found outside Patches nightclub in Leek. Half dead from the cold, she says she has been raped. As Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy - fresh from a disciplinary action - investigates, she learns that Kayleigh Harrison has made unsubstantiated allegations before against her stepfather. But there are possible links to a similar rape case six months previously. Is there a real case to investigate or not? Kayleigh holds the key, but how much of her story can be trusted?

    Regular price: $16.21

  • Book 11

    • The Final Curtain

    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Just back from honeymoon, the last thing Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy wants to deal with is nuisance calls from an old lady ringing the police incessantly to report seemingly trivial incidents. The woman in question is Timony Weeks, a sixties’ child star in the once-popular soap Butterfield Farm, who lives in an isolated farmhouse. Is she putting on an act and wasting police time, or is someone really trying to frighten her?

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  • Book 12

    • Guilty Waters

    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Cécile Bellange is a worried mother. Her 18-year-old daughter, Annabelle, and her friend, Dorothée, left Paris for a summer holiday in England, but the only contact from them is a postcard sent from Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire three months ago. Meanwhile, in England, brothers Martin and James Stuart find a note from two French girls, inviting the finder to meet them at Rudyard Lake. Their enquiries lead them to Mandalay, a guesthouse where the girls stayed, and its owner, creepy Mr Barker.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good procedural

    • By Donna on 01-31-16

    Regular price: $19.20

  • Book 13

    • Crooked Street

    • Joanna Piercy, Book 13
    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Jadon Glover is good-looking, professional, reliable and a perfect husband, according to his wife. So when he fails to return home one night, she rings the police, certain that something has happened to him. DI Joanna Piercy and DS Mike Korpanski are sceptical: there is no such thing as a perfect marriage. As the investigation proceeds, it soon becomes apparent that Jadon Glover has been keeping dark secrets from his wife. And as the police pursue their house-to-house enquiries, they unearth other secrets.

    Regular price: $21.31