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THE 4TH MAN

THE 4TH MAN The FBI Profiler, Book 6.5

by Lisa Gardner | Read by Luke Daniels

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Luke Daniels provides a crisp, hard-boiled narration to this audiobook--a quick, engaging police procedural that takes place almost entirely in a precinct hallway. Pierce Quincy, an FBI profiler, and police officer Rainie Conner are brought in to investigate a cold case involving a college student, found dead on campus. They bring several suspects in for questioning. The catch?... Read More

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD

Earphones Award Winner

by Belinda Bauer | Read by Andrew Wincott

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This thriller brings together two outstanding British talents, award-winning crime writer Belinda Bauer and narrator Andrew Wincott. The combination is deeply satisfying. Ambitious crime reporter Eve Singer catches the attention of a moodily brilliant psychopath, and there begins a wrenching cat-and-mouse pursuit, with death lurking in the shadows. Skillfully written as it is,... Read More

BEHIND HER EYES

BEHIND HER EYES

by Sarah Pinborough | Read by Josie Dunn, Anna Bentinck, Huw Parmenter, Bea Holland

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The four narrators tell the story of Louise, a divorced mom and part-time secretary who finally connects with someone--who turns out to be her new married boss. This twist is just the first in surprise revelations, one after another. The narrators use consistent pacing and build on the puzzling questions and tense atmosphere surrounding the marriage of Louise's boss, David, and... Read More

THE BESTSELLER

THE BESTSELLER

by Stephen Leather | Read by Mark Arnold

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Mark Arnold is terrifying from start to conclusion--or is it the conclusion? The tale begins on an abandoned boat during a stormy night. Arnold expertly contrasts fading author/professor Dudley Grose and his psychopath student, Adrian Slater, who claims he plans to murder a woman as research for writing a bestseller. Along comes Jenny, a student who attracts both men,... Read More

BURIED IN THE COUNTRY

BURIED IN THE COUNTRY Cornish Mystery, Book 4

by Carola Dunn | Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The fourth book in Dunn's Cornish Mystery series is narrated by AudioFile Golden Voice Wanda McCaddon. McCaddon's mature timbre is a perfect match for Eleanor Trewynn, a retired world traveler who finds herself assisting her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, in a slow chase through the Cornish countryside to apprehend a couple of thugs. McCaddon is a master at... Read More

BY GASLIGHT

BY GASLIGHT

by Steven Price | Read by John Lee

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Sometimes a narrator can make a good book even better, while other times he or she can salvage a not-so-good book. John Lee does both here. The story, set in the nineteenth century, shifts farther back in time occasionally as two men--a detective and a con man--seek the whereabouts of a young woman. Each has a different motive for finding her. Lee handles every voice with... Read More

CHAOS

CHAOS Kay Scarpetta, Book 24

by Patricia Cornwell | Read by Susan Ericksen

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Although this is not Cornwell's best mystery, narrator Susan Ericksen works to bring Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to life. A young woman bicycling through a park near Harvard is killed in what appears to be a lightning electrocution only hours after casually meeting Kay. At almost the same time, several states away, Kay's mentor is also attacked. Ericksen's pace seems... Read More

THE COASTER

THE COASTER

by Erich Wurster | Read by Johnny Heller

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook is very funny, and narrator Johnny Heller is about perfect. Bob Patterson is doing nothing taxing professionally; he enjoys his kids and the wealth earned by his wife and father-in-law. Then dad-in-law dies, and Bob finds himself the trustee of the estate. Along come some bad guys, a long night of drinking, extortion, and a couple of murders. The story, told from... Read More

CONCLAVE

CONCLAVE

Earphones Award Winner

by Robert Harris | Read by Roy McMillan

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Intrigue reigns at the Vatican as the world's cardinals gather to elect a new pope. Narrator Roy McMillan takes full advantage of the opportunity to display his range. While not strictly miraculous, his transformation of Cardinal Lomeli, the protagonist, from dispirited to Spirit-filled is most certainly charismatic. As dean of the College of Cardinals, Lomeli must preside over... Read More

THE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE

THE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE James Maxted Thrillers, Book 2

by Robert Goddard | Read by Derek Perkins

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Derek Perkins's well-rendered delivery captures the diverse facets of the second installment in the Wide World Trilogy, set during the 1918 Paris Peace Conference and beyond. Perkins convincingly captures ultra-cool double agent James "Max" Maxted, former airman, who is investigating the death of his father and crossing paths with many unsavory characters. Perkins's best... Read More

A CRIMINAL DEFENSE

A CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Earphones Award Winner

by William L. Myers Jr. | Read by Peter Berkrot

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Peter Berkrot's stern and deliberate tone is well suited to this puzzling mystery packed with plot twists and well-crafted complex characters. Berkrot deftly portrays Mick McFarland, a top-shelf attorney who is defending his close friend from law school, David Hanson, who has lots of skeletons in his closet--surprising even Mick. The diverse characters include flawed... Read More

DEAD MAN SWITCH

DEAD MAN SWITCH

by Matthew Quirk | Read by Peter Coleman

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Peter Coleman takes some time hitting his stride in this classic story of a covert black-ops team that protects America from threats that can't be managed within the law. Many of the shortcomings of his narration belong to the sometimes clumsy and stilted prose itself. On the plus side, Coleman solidly delivers the passion of the main characters, keeping the story's... Read More

DEATH AMONG RUBIES

DEATH AMONG RUBIES Lady Frances Ffolkes, Book 2

by R.J. Koreto | Read by Justine Eyre

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Justine Eyre's narration is well suited to this mystery featuring members of the English aristocracy. Lady Frances Ffolkes has traveled to the large estate of her friend's family, finding upon arrival that her friend's father has been brutally murdered with a ruby-ensconced sword. As Lady Frances insists on getting involved in the investigation, Eyre perfectly captures her... Read More

DEATH OF A GHOST

DEATH OF A GHOST Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 32

by M.C. Beaton | Read by Graeme Malcolm

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This is the 32nd installment in the Hamish Macbeth series--yet listeners can jump right in. Graeme Malcolm's narration fits the somewhat crabby but brilliant Scottish police sergeant perfectly. As Macbeth investigates ghostly noises at an old castle, discovering a corpse in the process, Malcolm captures the voice of every character, male and female, without overplaying the... Read More

EVERY SECRET THING

EVERY SECRET THING

by Susanna Kearsley | Read by Katherine Kellgren

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The matchless Katherine Kellgren artfully presents this accomplished historical mystery, which shifts in time from WWII to the present day. Young reporter Kate Murray encounters elderly Andrew Deacon, who makes two significant revelations just before he's killed by a hit-and-run driver. Two plotlines follow, one in the past, one in the present: Kellgren touchingly portrays the... Read More

FATAL

FATAL

by John Lescroart | Read by Jacques Roy

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

San Francisco police detective Beth Tully, a single mom, tackles a complicated murder case in Lescroart's latest thriller. Narrator Jacques Roy's clear voice and expert pacing will keep listeners engaged with the serpentine mystery. The murder victim is Peter Ash, a successful attorney who recently left his family after a series of affairs. Also entangled in the case is Beth's... Read More

THE FINAL ANALYSIS

THE FINAL ANALYSIS Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries, Book 3

by Keith McCarthy | Read by Seán Barrett

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Gruesome eviscerations are the trademark of a serial killer in the latest installment in the Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries series. Seán Barrett's narration is so artful that clichéd expressions and an excess of hyperbole will go almost unnoticed by listeners. Four years ago, Melkior Pendred was arrested, convicted, and sent to prison for the murder and dissection of... Read More

THE GENTLEMAN FROM JAPAN

THE GENTLEMAN FROM JAPAN Inspector O, Book 6

by James Church | Read by Feodor Chin

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Feodor Chin's impressive rendering of accents ranging from Russian to Chinese and Portuguese adds to a story brimming with descriptions of diverse locales and food--some appealing and some less so. The plot alternates between the spirited voices of North Korean police officer Inspector O and his nephew, Major Bing, who oversees state security in a region of China that borders... Read More

GHOSTS OF HAVANA

GHOSTS OF HAVANA Judd Ryker, Book 3

by Todd Moss | Read by Piter Marek

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A modern-day Cuban Missile Crisis takes shape with Judd Ryker caught in the middle. Narrator Piter Marek handles all the voices in this political thriller with very specific portrayals--meaning, he goes beyond simply using high and low tones for the men and women. A congresswoman is given a sharp, angry voice everytime she speaks, which is perfectly fitting for her character.... Read More

HAIR RAISER

HAIR RAISER Bad Hair Day, Book 2

by Nancy J. Cohen | Read by Mary Ann Jacobs

Orange Grove Press | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Mary Ann Jacobs sparkles as Marla Shore, owner of Fort Lauderdale's Curl 'N' Dye Salon, who mentally evaluates everyone's hairstyles as this mystery unfolds. Marla is running Taste of the World, a fund-raiser for an organization that protects beaches, when celebrity chef Pierre's Bananas Foster ignites and several board members die. Listeners will enjoy Marla's clever... Read More

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

HEARTBREAK HOTEL Alex Delaware, Book 32

Earphones Award Winner

by Jonathan Kellerman | Read by John Rubinstein

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator John Rubinstein has portrayed child psychologist Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, and Alex's live-in girlfriend, Robin Castagna, for several years. This police procedural is really historical research on the murder victim, nearly 100-year old Thalia Mars. Rubinstein delivers the excellent descriptions of the luxurious Aventura hotel, various bars,... Read More

THE HEAVENS MAY FALL

THE HEAVENS MAY FALL

by Allen Eskens | Read by R.C. Bray, David Colacci,Amy McFadden

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The crime at the heart of Eskens's mystery is only the beginning of the issues tackled in this audiobook. Speaking primarily from the perspectives of the main characters, detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden, narrators R.C. Bray and David Colacci express urgency, compassion, and determination. The story begins with the brutal murder of Jennavieve Pruitt. The... Read More

HER EVERY FEAR

HER EVERY FEAR

by Peter Swanson | Read by Eva Kaminsky

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Like all good psychological thrillers, this one keeps listeners on edge. Portraying multiple viewpoints, narrator Eva Kaminsky does a great job transitioning between very different yet interconnected characters. Kate Priddy has just moved to Boston after house swapping with a distant cousin she has never actually met. Kate has spent nearly her whole life struggling with anxiety... Read More

HER NIGHTLY EMBRACE

HER NIGHTLY EMBRACE Ravi PI, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Adi Tantimedh | Read by Sendhil Ramamurthy

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Sendhil Ramamurthy expertly narrates the first audiobook in the author's humorous trilogy about a former teacher turned private investigator with a special skill--he sees gods. Ravi Chandra Singh works for Golden Sentinels, a prestigious London PI agency, discretely handling cases for the rich and famous. Ramamurthy nails Ravi's idiosyncratic colleagues and family members,... Read More

HIDDEN BODIES

HIDDEN BODIES

Earphones Award Winner

by Caroline Kepnes | Read by Santino Fontana

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this stand-alone sequel to YOU, smart and droll listeners are reintroduced to Joe Goldberg, a full-on sociopath with an incongruous tendency to fall in love. Unfortunately with Joe, love inevitably leads to murder. Joe is unlikable, yet, as portrayed by narrator Santino Fontana, he's also transfixing. Fontana spends most of this lengthy revenge narrative with a hardened... Read More

THE ICE BENEATH HER

THE ICE BENEATH HER

by Camilla Grebe, Elizabeth Clark Wessel [Trans.] | Read by Katharine McEwan, John Lee, Justine Eyre

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A trio of narrators gives voice to Grebe's psychological thriller, told from alternating points of view. John Lee, portraying the the Swedish police detective Peter, brings out the internal conflict of his character while highlighting his unlikable cowardice. Justine Eyre portrays the police department's profiler, Hanne. Eyre delivers Hanne's struggle with early-onset dementia... Read More

IF I RUN

IF I RUN If I Run, Book 1

by Terri Blackstock | Read by Nan Gurley

Zondervan | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Nan Gurley convincingly portrays Casey Cox as she flees in shock after discovering the murder of her boyfriend, Brent Pace. Pace was investigating the supposed suicide of Cox's dad, a cop, and the possibility that some of Shreveport's police are dirty. The gripping chapters alternate between the kind, resourceful Cox, who goes on the run, and PTSD sufferer Dylan... Read More

IN MILADY'S CHAMBER

IN MILADY'S CHAMBER John Pickett, Book 1

by Sheri Cobb South | Read by Joel Froomkin

Sheri Cobb South | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Joel Froomkin is engaging as John Pickett, reformed pickpocket and now respectable Bow Street Runner (policeman). This charming Regency mystery has just the right sprinkling of romance to warm the atmosphere. When Viscountess Julia Fieldhurst returns from a ball to find her husband murdered with her nail scissors, she calls on Pickett because she's a prime suspect.... Read More

IN THIS GRAVE HOUR

IN THIS GRAVE HOUR Maisie Dobbs, Book 13

Earphones Award Winner

by Jacqueline Winspear | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listening doesn't get much better than the newest Maisie Dobbs mystery performed by the series's longtime narrator, Orlagh Cassidy. She brings pristine pacing and a deep understanding of the regular characters combined with an ever-fresh perspective on new characters and the action. The book begins in London at the start of WWII, amid sandbagged buildings and the departure of... Read More

THE KOLCHAK PAPERS

THE KOLCHAK PAPERS The Original Novels

by Jeff Rice, Mark Dawidziak [Intro.] | Read by Johnny Heller

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Voicing Carl Kolchak must be like slipping on a pair of comfortable, old shoes for narrator Johnny Heller. This production marks the fourth time that Heller has inhabited the irascible reporter who keeps stumbling onto weird doings. Here, Heller gets to narrate the wellspring of all things Kolchak, Jeff Rice's original novels, THE NIGHT STALKER and THE NIGHT STRANGLER, back in... Read More

LITTLE BOY BLUE

LITTLE BOY BLUE Helen Grace, Book 5

Earphones Award Winner

by M.J. Arlidge | Read by Elizabeth Bower

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The fifth in the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series also works as a stand-alone. It's a dark fictional journey into crime and personal demons. Narrator Elizabeth Bower does a simply outstanding job with this audiobook--from creating characters' voices to using pauses between words for emphasis. Grace is definitely a flawed protagonist, and when a friend from the bondage... Read More

LIVIA LONE

LIVIA LONE

Earphones Award Winner

by Barry Eisler | Read by Barry Eisler

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Author Barry Eisler narrates his own work with the skill of a professional voice actor. Years ago in Thailand, 13-year-old Livia and her younger sister, Nason, were sold to sex traffickers and shipped overseas. Livia was rescued and raised by the Lones, a prominent American family, but she never saw her sister again. Now she's a cop with the Seattle Sex Crimes Unit and remains... Read More

LONG TIME LOST

LONG TIME LOST

by Chris Ewan | Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Every audiobook stands to be improved when Simon Vance gets behind the mic. His rich tone, facility with accents and character delineation, and ability to disappear into a story all make him a favorite among listeners. In Ewan's thriller, it's Vance's pacing and timing that are prominent; he speeds up to perform the elusive chases in southern France, Hamburg, and Switzerland... Read More

THE LOST BOY

THE LOST BOY Fjallbacka, Book 7

by Camilla Lackberg, Tiina Nunnally [Trans.] | Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Simon Vance is in his element voicing this complicated Swedish police drama, which includes a portrait of a whole interconnected society familiar to readers of Lackberg's very popular earlier audiobooks. Lackberg's elaborate multilayered plot shifts scenes suddenly and often. Vance doesn't always make these jump cuts clear, and while his distinctions between male and female,... Read More

THE LOST WOMAN

THE LOST WOMAN Louise Rick, Book 6

by Sara Blaedel, Mark Kline [Trans.] | Read by Christine Lakin

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Christine Lakin takes us across Europe and across time in this story of multiple murders, overlaid with a serious debate about assisted suicide. While Lakin successfully distinguishes male and female characters both old and young, she is challenged by differentiating characters from different countries. But, overall, her pacing and ability to convey tension will keep... Read More

LOVEMURDER

LOVEMURDER Valerie Hart, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Saul Black | Read by Christina Delaine

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This is the second audiobook in the Valerie Hart series, but new listeners are quickly brought up to speed. Valerie, a homicide detective, is called to the scene of a murder that bears all the hallmarks of a killer she got sent to prison six years earlier. Christina Delaine narrates this complicated story of violence, sex, and suspense at a breakneck pace. Delaine demonstrates... Read More

MRS PARGETER'S PRINCIPLE

MRS PARGETER'S PRINCIPLE

Earphones Award Winner

by Simon Brett | Read by Simon Brett

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Simon Brett does a sublime job of narrating his novel about Mrs. Pargeter, an elderly widow who is determined to continue her late husband's practice of taking care of his former employees--even though she's blissfully ignorant of exactly what her husband's business was. He left her his little black book of contacts, which she uses to track down former employees in need of... Read More

MURDER OF A LADY

MURDER OF A LADY

by Anthony Wynne | Read by James Bryce

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This British locked-room puzzle from the Golden Age of Mysteries is now available on audio for another generation to enjoy. Listeners have the advantage as they'll be guided by the measured, cultured voice of narrator James Bryce. He leads us into the brooding gloom of Ducklan Castle and gives life to its compelling characters and their emotional entanglements. Bryce reflects a... Read More

MURDER ON THE QUAI

MURDER ON THE QUAI Aimee Leduc, Book 0

by Cara Black | Read by Carine Montbertrand

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This is a prequel to the 15 other audiobooks (so far) in Black's popular series, which focuses on Paris neighborhoods. Leduc is first seen as a premed student but ends up running a Parisian detective agency founded by her father and grandfather. Carine Montbertrand is a narrator who holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and France, so, not surprisingly, she handles the various... Read More

NIGHT AND DAY

NIGHT AND DAY Eve Duncan, Book 21

Earphones Award Winner

by Iris Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers jumps right into this thriller, which features Eve Duncan, her friend Joe Quinn, and the rest of her crew. Once again, they face down sociopath Natalie Castino, the twisted woman who kidnapped her own daughter, Cara, taking the 11-year-old deep into Moscow to hand over to her vicious father, a member of the Russian mafia. Rodgers deftly delivers the... Read More

THE NIGHT BIRD

THE NIGHT BIRD

by Brian Freeman | Read by Joe Barrett

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Freeman offers up another dark psychological thriller featuring San Francisco police inspector Frost Easton and his colorful friends. Joe Barrett offers a highly professional narration. Young women are mysteriously having fits and then dying throughout the Bay Area. The puzzle involves a psychologist who alters memory through hypnosis. Barrett's soft and gruff voice suits the... Read More

NO MAN'S LAND

NO MAN'S LAND John Puller, Book 4

by David Baldacci | Read by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Baldacci's fans won't be disappointed with this thriller's layers of intrigue. Narrators Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy provide excellent dialogue and action that move the story at a rapid pace. John Puller investigates his mother's disappearance 30 years ago because his father, once was a high-ranking officer, is suddenly accused of murdering her. In spite of orders to drop the... Read More

NO PITY FOR THE DEAD

NO PITY FOR THE DEAD Mystery of Old San Francisco, Book 2

by Nancy Herriman | Read by Stina Nielsen

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Stina Nielsen, who narrated NO COMFORT FOR THE LOST, is completely at home delivering the second in Herriman's Mystery of Old San Francisco series. This time, nurse Celia Davies and detective Nick Greaves are on the hunt for answers after 14-year-old Owen digs up a body under the basement floor of the offices of a dodgy real estate company. Nielsen's portrayal of Owen is so... Read More

OUT OF BOUNDS

OUT OF BOUNDS Karen Pirie, Book 4

by Val McDermid | Read by Kathleen McCarron

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Edinburgh crime and its stone-cold criminals are the focus of McDermid's newest DCI Karen Pirie novel. Narrator Kathleen McCarron's lilting voice and Scots burr help establish the atmosphere in this lengthy police procedural. McCarron's intelligent grasp of subtlety and nuance make this novel something special. After a night of drinking, 17-year-old Ross Garvie and his pals... Read More

OUTFOXED

OUTFOXED Andy Carpenter, Book 14

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Grover Gardner's narration of Rosenfelt's whodunits is what good audiobooks are all about, and this newest performance is a prime example. Gardner's delightful portrayal of defense lawyer Andy Carpenter continues to be fresh, allowing listeners to glimpse Andy's soft heart and quick humor, despite his often cynical view of the world. Of course, Andy's biggest soft spot is... Read More

A PERFECT OBSESSION

A PERFECT OBSESSION New York Confidential, Book 2

by Heather Graham | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Saskia Maarleveld delivers an outstanding performance of this mystery. Forensic psychologist Kieran Finnegan and her lover, Agent Craig Fraser, are pursuing a serial killer who is obsessed with perfecting the beauty of his victims. Maarleveld flawlessly executes a wide array of emotions along with fine tuned pacing that will fully absorb listeners during the crime... Read More

POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON'T LOOK FRIENDLY

POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON'T LOOK FRIENDLY Sean Duffy, Book 6

Earphones Award Winner

by Adrian McKinty | Read by Gerard Doyle

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Gerard Doyle has provided the voice of Adrian McKinty's Sean Duffy since the first audiobook of the series. Returning for Book 6, he's more in tune with Duffy's complexity than ever before. A Catholic cop in Northern Ireland's Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Duffy has to be on full alert, always checking under his car for bombs and other safety precautions. But when... Read More

THE PRISONER

THE PRISONER John Wells, Book 11

by Alex Berenson | Read by George Guidall

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator George Guidall delivers a tone of intrigue while keeping to an energetic pace as he draws listeners into the dark world of al Qaeda and the CIA agents who pursue its members. A mole has infiltrated the CIA, and Agent John Wells must find out who it is. His mission involves disguising himself as a jihadist and entering a Bulgarian prison to reach an ISIS commander who... Read More

RACING THE DEVIL

RACING THE DEVIL Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 19

by Charles Todd | Read by Simon Prebble

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Simon Prebble slips comfortably into Inspector Ian Rutledge's persona in the 19th installment in the series. Having survived the French battlefields of WWI and a disastrous automobile race in 1919, Rutledge investigates a car crash in the South Downs. Was the man who caused the crash in Nice the same man responsible for the fatal accident in the Downs? Hamish,... Read More

RATHER BE THE DEVIL

RATHER BE THE DEVIL Inspector Rebus, Book 21

Earphones Award Winner

by Ian Rankin | Read by James MacPherson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

For many longtime fans of Rankin's series, James MacPherson IS the voice of Inspector John Rebus, and with good reason. At book Number 21 in the series, MacPherson perfectly blends Rebus's tough-guy exterior and insecure interior, exposing the complex layers of Rankin's much-loved character. MacPherson's delivery of Rankin's signature wit tickles the funny bone, making... Read More

RECKLESS CREED

RECKLESS CREED Ryder Creed, Book 3

by Alex Kava | Read by Graham Winton

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this third volume of the Ryder Creed series, Creed and his search-and-rescue dogs team up again with FBI agent Maggie O'Dell as they connect a series of suspicious deaths in several states. All signs point to a mad scientist who escaped from them in the previous volume SILENT CREED. Narrator Graham Winton doesn't help listeners keep the many characters straight as the team... Read More

THE RISING

THE RISING

by Heather Graham, Jon Land | Read by Luke Daniels

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Luke Daniels introduces listeners to Alex Chin, star quarterback who was brought down in a football accident, and Samantha Dixon, his tutor, and more. A bloody trail of bodies and broken machines is left in their wake as a dramatic turn takes place and the two must struggle to escape a terrifying unearthly entity. Daniels has such an amazing repertoire of voices that... Read More

RULER OF THE NIGHT

RULER OF THE NIGHT Thomas and Emily De Quincey, Book 3

by David Morrell | Read by Neil Dickson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Neil Dickson delivers Victorian sensibilities with quiet assurance. David Morrell's conclusion to his 1850s trilogy features ingenious real-life opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his partner in sleuthing, daughter Emily. The two are traveling by train from London to the Lake District, when a grisly murder, the first ever on this newfangled conveyance, threatens to sway... Read More

RUSTY PUPPY

RUSTY PUPPY Hap Collins/Leonard Pine, Book 12

by Joe R. Lansdale | Read by Christopher Ryan Grant

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In Joe Lansdale's twelfth Hap and Leonard novel, the bumbling private investigators from Texas find themselves embroiled in a racially motivated murder case. Christopher Ryan Grant returns for his second outing as narrator of this series and does an excellent job emphasizing the strong friendship between "white-trash rebel" Hap and gay, black Leonard. In addition, the humor and... Read More

SAY NOTHING

SAY NOTHING

by Brad Parks | Read by George Newbern

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

How far would you go to protect the people you love? This question--and all its possible complications--is at the heart of SAY NOTHING. From the first lines of the audiobook, listeners are drawn into the life of Scott Sampson, a federal judge whose twins are kidnapped in an attempt to manipulate the outcome of an upcoming trial. Narrator George Newbern gives Sampson a... Read More

SECURITY

SECURITY

by Gina Wohlsdorf | Read by Zach Villa

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Wohlsdorf is a new, significant talent in the often formulaic world of thrillers and horror, and this first major work is surprising and refreshing. Narrator Zack Villa's warm voice adds a significant dimension to the story. An opulent hotel on the California coast is about to open, but someone is determined to obstruct the opening. One by one, members of the staff are... Read More

SHOT IN DETROIT

SHOT IN DETROIT

by Patricia Abbott | Read by Jennywren Walker

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Jennywren Walker energetically portrays Violet Hart, a quirky yet likable photographer practicing her art in this cleverly titled mystery. (Abbott's CONCRETE ANGEL is also available on Audible.) Hart shares her frustration: She's nearing 40, and her pictures have yet to catch on. Things take a sinister turn when she persuades her mortician boyfriend, Bill Fontaine, to... Read More

SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE DANGERS OF TEMPTATION

SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE DANGERS OF TEMPTATION Sidney Chambers, Book 5

by James Runcie | Read by Peter Wickham

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Take a nostalgic trip back to the '60s and '70s with Runcie's fifth Sidney Chambers collection. Narrator Peter Wickham portrays the professional cleric and amateur detective with all his anxieties, his remorse over impure thoughts, and his clever British wit. "The Dangers of Temptation" give Sidney a sexy divorcée and a brutal murder to deal with. "Grantchester Meadows"... Read More

THE SLEEPWALKER

THE SLEEPWALKER The Sleepwalker, Book 1

by Chris Bohjalian | Read by Cady McClain, Grace Experience

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Cady McClain narrates the lion's share of Chris Bohjalian's mystery about a missing woman with a history of somnambulation. McClain may have intended a dramatic effect with her approach, but the stiltedness of her frequent and questionably placed pauses gives her reading a mechanical sound. This awkwardness pulls listeners out of the story, which at times is a relief as the... Read More

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Stephens and Mephisto, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Elly Griffiths | Read by James Langton

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator James Langton finds unique voices and accents for the many characters in this story of two children murdered in Brighton, England, in 1951. The children are uniquely portrayed: Annie is clever and writes dark stories inspired by fairy tales with her best friend, Mark. Langton successfully differentiates the voices of the principal characters, Max Mephisto, a great... Read More

TAINTED TOKAY

TAINTED TOKAY Buveurs en Serie

by Jean-Pierre Alaux, Noel Balen, Sally Pane [Trans.] | Read by Simon Prebble

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Simon Prebble's voice brings out all the flavors of this tale about fine spirits and schemes. Prebble's diverse accents create a credible European setting for the mystery that develops when wine consultant Benjamin Cooker and wife, Elisabeth, fall victim to shady tour guides while on a holiday in Hungary to, among other things, taste the wines of Tokay. A secondary... Read More

TEETOTALED

TEETOTALED Discreet Retrieval Agency, Book 2

by Maia Chance | Read by Suzy Jackson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In the second installment of the Discreet Retrieval Agency mystery series, 1920s socialite Lola Woodby is widowed and penniless. She and her former Swedish cook, Berta, have formed a private detective agency and are delighted to be hired to acquire a young woman's diary. Soon, they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery. Narrator Suzy Jackson energetically portrays... Read More

THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN

THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN Cat DeLuca, Book 5

by K.J. Larsen | Read by Carol Monda

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Carol Monda's husky, sensual voice is perfectly suited to Cat DeLuca, founder of the Pants-on-Fire Detective Agency. DeLuca comes from an Italian family of Chicago cops. In this installment, Cat stumbles from a dognapping investigation into a 17-year-old murder case. Besides voicing the capable detective, Monda finds unique and clever voices for zany characters such as... Read More

THESE HONORED DEAD

THESE HONORED DEAD Lincoln and Speed, Book 1

by Jonathan F. Putnam | Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Lawyer and historian Jonathan Putnam has written a historical legal mystery that features Abraham Lincoln as part of a crime detection team in Springfield Illinois in 1837. Lincoln defends a doctor accused of murdering his lover, as well as her niece and nephew. Narrator Lloyd James presents the young Lincoln as folksy, compassionate, and wise to the ways of the court system.... Read More

TONY & SUSAN

TONY & SUSAN

by Austin Wright | Read by Lorelei King, Peter Marinker

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Lorelei King and Peter Marinker deliver compelling performances of this story-within-a-story. Out of the blue, Susan Morrow's ex-husband wants her opinion of a novel he's written. In the book, the fictional Tony Hastings is on a road trip to Maine with his family. As Susan reads the manuscript--and Lorelei King reads it to listeners--it turns out to be a thriller, one... Read More

TURBO TWENTY-THREE

TURBO TWENTY-THREE Stephanie Plum, Book 23

by Janet Evanovich | Read by Lorelei King

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Some fans of the Stephanie Plum series may feel the formula is wearing a bit thin, but Lorelei King's narration gives the quirky characters enough zing to keep the premise fresh. As usual, Stephanie bumbles through her days as a New Jersey bounty hunter, but the serene voice King provides her seems to reveal confidence beneath the mayhem. When King purrs "Bayybe," you can... Read More

THE TWENTY-THREE

THE TWENTY-THREE Promise Falls, Book 3

by Linwood Barclay | Read by Richard Poe, Brian O'Neill

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Seasoned mystery writer Barclay returns to Promise Falls, upper New York state's capital of mayhem and madness. The characters are familiar from two earlier Promise Falls audiobooks. This audiobook may be the last of a trilogy, and many mysteries are solved, but it's also a cliff-hanger, and more may be on the way. Brian O'Neill does a workmanlike job with the narration,... Read More

TWO HEADS ARE DEADER THAN ONE

TWO HEADS ARE DEADER THAN ONE

by Elena Hartwell | Read by Moira Driscoll

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Moira Driscoll conveys cynicism and curiosity as the voice of Eddie Shoes, a private investigator who finds herself the prime suspect in her own case. Driscoll's resonant voice and direct tone are reminiscent of noir fiction-- which is perfect for a mystery that unfolds when Shoes discovers a dead body and a friend from high school asks for help identifying her... Read More

WHERE THE LOST GIRLS GO

WHERE THE LOST GIRLS GO Laura Mori, Book 1

by R.J. Noonan | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Emily Woo Zeller introduces listeners to Laura Mori, a rookie detective on a small police force in rural Oregon. As she takes the lead on her first case, she finds that she must do more than solve a mysterious death in a car fire. She also learns to negotiate the politics of policing, addresses suspicions about the town's philanthropist, and works to find missing girls... Read More

THE WHISTLER

THE WHISTLER The Whistler, Book 1

by John Grisham | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The venerable author is at it again in this legal thriller about two good guys who hold the key to a corruption ring that involves a high-ranking state employee and a Native American-owned casino. Narrator Cassandra Campbell keeps up a good pace and varies her tone as she portrays the myriad characters. Without using accents she ensures that listeners can keep the cast straight... Read More

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