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ALL THAT FALL

ALL THAT FALL

by Kris Calvin | Read by Caitlin Davies

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A young man is gunned down in the night for no apparent reason, an ambitious state ethics investigator helps her friend open a day-care facility, and a teenage boy has begun hanging out with the wrong kinds of people. Multiple storylines and a packed cast of characters make this a busy mystery, and narrator Caitlin Davies's myriad accents don't serve to clarify the details for... Read More

THE APRIL DEAD

THE APRIL DEAD Harry McCoy, Book 4

by Alan Parks | Read by Andrew McIntosh

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Andrew McIntosh uses thick Scottish and Irish brogues to portray the many personalities engaged in a bombing campaign in Glasgow and its surrounding towns in a strike for independence in April 1974. Chief Detective Inspector Harry McCoy follows the scarce clues as he searches for the bombers and an AWOL American sailor from the base at Holy Loch, outside Glasgow.... Read More

ARSENIC AND ADOBO

ARSENIC AND ADOBO Tita Rosie's Kitchen, Book 1

by Mia P. Manansala | Read by Danice Cabanela

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Danice Cabanela is the perfect narrator for this cozy mystery. Lila Macapagal returns home to Illinois after a messy breakup. She is committed to rejuvenating her Tita Rosie's restaurant, but her ex-boyfriend, Derek, runs a smear campaign to ruin its reputation. When Derek dies after Lila serves him a dish, the Macapagals find themselves under investigation. Cabanela adeptly... Read More

AUNTIE POLDI AND THE LOST MADONNA

AUNTIE POLDI AND THE LOST MADONNA Aunti Poldi, Book 4

by Mario Giordano | Read by Matt Addis

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Matt Addis impressively delivers the adventures and misadventures of Auntie Poldi, a proud resident of Sicily who is German by birth. Listeners will accompany boisterous Auntie Poldi and her equally eccentric, long-suffering, and often tipsy nephew as they work to solve a mystery. Despite being 61 years old, sporting a wig, and having a bum knee, Auntie Poldi is on the... Read More

BAD BOY HOLIDAY

BAD BOY HOLIDAY Bad Boy Inc., Book 6

by Eve Langlais | Read by Troy Duran

Eve Langlais | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

An action-packed Christmas romance, narrated by Troy Duran, features a hitman named Mathias. Upon taking a job that, for once, doesn't involve murder, Mathias finds himself in an unlikely situation--falling for the target's hot, curvy daughter. Blake's father's business might be criminal, but she keeps her hands clean by working in the family's real estate agency. Duran has a... Read More

BASIL'S WAR

BASIL'S WAR

by Stephen Hunter | Read by James Cameron Stewart

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator James Cameron Stewart delivers a tongue-in-cheek WWII adventure featuring British spy Basil St. Florian. Listeners meet the real-life code breaker Alan Turing and learn that St. Florian must locate a rare 1789 manuscript called "A Path to Jesus" to crack a code and possibly end the war. Stewart's approach is laugh-out-loud funny as St. Florian gets himself into and out... Read More

THE BEIJING CONSPIRACY

THE BEIJING CONSPIRACY

by Shamini Flint | Read by Kevin Shen

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners join ex-spy Jack Ford as he receives a letter from his former girlfriend telling him he has a daughter and requesting his help. Kevin Shen narrates the story as it shifts between Jack's adventures as he heads back to Beijing (and unknowingly into the heart of a global conspiracy) and his time there in 1989 as a young spy. Shen's stylish narration helps to balance the... Read More

BREAKOUT

BREAKOUT

by Paul Herron | Read by Jason Culp

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This fast-paced audiobook is all about survival. In the Ravenhill Correctional Facility, Jack, a former cop who's now incarcerated, is fighting to escape two converging hurricanes and his fellow inmates. Narrator Jason Culp captures Jack's world-weary doggedness as he guides listeners through a Job-like series of disasters that include the record-setting storm and massive... Read More

THE BROKEN SPINE

THE BROKEN SPINE Beloved Bookroom, Book 1

by Dorothy St. James | Read by Allyson Ryan

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A library without books? Narrator Allyson Ryan portrays Tru Beckett, a librarian in small-town South Carolina whose library is about to be turned into a "technology center." In this first installment in the Beloved Bookroom Mystery series, Tru rescues hundreds of discarded books in order to open a secret library. But when the town manager ends up dead, Tru and her friends find... Read More

THE BULLET

THE BULLET Eve Duncan, Book 27

by Iris Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this latest Eve Duncan outing, Dr. Diane Connors has discovered a medical miracle. Evil forces will do anything to get to her. Her protectors--Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, and her husband, Joe Quinn--will do anything to prevent it. Diane is Joe's ex-wife. The audiobook revolves almost as much around the relationships of everyone involved as it does the chase. Narrator... Read More

CASTLE SHADE

CASTLE SHADE Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 17

by Laurie R. King | Read by Jenny Sterlin

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Queen Marie of Roumania summons Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, his wife and investigative partner, to her country to find who is threatening the Princess's life. Narrating from Russell's point of view, Jenny Sterlin takes the two sleuths on a mysterious and frightening journey to a land steeped in centuries of superstition. Sterlin expertly converts the audio performance... Read More

THE CELLIST

THE CELLIST Gabriel Allon, Book 21

by Daniel Silva | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Edoardo Ballerini steps into big shoes to narrate the 21st audiobook in Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series. The previous nine audiobooks were narrated by George Guidall. Ballerini, to his credit, has found his own voices for the lead characters, and he excels at performing women and foreign accents. In the midst of the pandemic, Allon takes on the evil Russian empire,... Read More

CHOOSE ME

CHOOSE ME

by Tess Gerritsen, Gary Braver | Read by Kirsten Potter

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kirsten Potter meets the challenge of voicing this combination police procedural/domestic suspense with a strong #MeToo theme. Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli and Isles series, has teamed up with Gary Braver, pen name for English professor Gary Goshgarian, to write this stand-alone. Potter gives strong Boston accents to two police detectives who are... Read More

DANCE WITH DEATH

DANCE WITH DEATH Barker & Llewelyn, Book 12

by Will Thomas | Read by Antony Ferguson

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Antony Ferguson thoroughly inhabits Scotsman Cyrus Barker and Welshman Thomas Llewelyn, private enquiry agents of renown in 1893 London. They foil an assassination of Prince George of England, who happens to be the spitting image of Tsarevich Nicholas, the true target. Barker and Llewelyn are then hired to protect the Russian prince from harm by the mysterious assassin... Read More

DARK SKY

DARK SKY Joe Pickett, Book 21

by C.J. Box | Read by David Chandler

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The Joe Pickett series continues as the Wyoming game warden protects a valued tech executive who is taking part in an elk hunt. But someone following them in the wilderness has it in for the guy. Tension never wavers as narrator David Chandler creates wide-ranging personalities to fit the characters. One man, who has vengeance on his mind, has his speech impaired when he is... Read More

DEATH WITH A DOUBLE EDGE

DEATH WITH A DOUBLE EDGE Daniel Pitt, Book 4

by Anne Perry | Read by Samuel Roukin

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners join junior barrister Daniel Pitt as he seeks to uncover the mystery behind the savage murder of his colleague and how it may affect Britain's shipbuilding plans in the years just before WWI. Samuel Roukin is a confident narrator whose steady timing allows this mystery, with its many twists and turns, to unfold at a good pace. His subtle characterizations of the key... Read More

THE DEVIL MAY DANCE

THE DEVIL MAY DANCE

by Jake Tapper | Read by Rob Shapiro

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this follow-up to Tapper's HELLFIRE CLUB, narrator Rob Shapiro portrays Congressman Charlie Marder and his wife, Margaret, in a convivial style as they navigate a Cold War world. The couple visits Hollywood and advises filmmakers on the shooting of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, starring Frank Sinatra. Shapiro relishes portraying "Ol' Blue Eyes" and the outlandish and bawdy... Read More

DISAPPEARED

DISAPPEARED A Kate Burkholder Short Mystery

by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kathleen McInerney quickly pulls listeners into the frightening mystery of the late-night disappearance of a small child from a notoriously tight-lipped community. With few leads, Detective Kate Burkholder will have to rely on her knowledge of the Amish community she was previously excommunicated from. McInerney captures the frantic state of the family without... Read More

DOG EAT DOG

DOG EAT DOG Andy Carpenter, Book 23

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The 22nd installment in the Andy Carpenter series is just as delightful and entertaining as the first, thanks in large part to Grover Gardner's narration. With a hint of whimsy, Gardner portrays Andy's quirky sense of humor and frequent sarcasm--but also conveys his deep commitment to three things: dogs, his family, and finding justice. At home in New Jersey Andy and his wife... Read More

THE DOWER HOUSE MYSTERY

THE DOWER HOUSE MYSTERY

Earphones Award Winner

by Patricia Wentworth | Read by Anne Hancock

Spoken Realms | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This classic British whodunit from the Golden Age of mysteries has been recorded to delight another generation. A comely middle-aged widow agrees to reside in what is reputed to be a haunted house for six months to earn money for her spoiled daughter. With panache and practiced skill, narrator Anne Hancock evokes the gloom of the old Dower House, with its peculiar staff and... Read More

EMBASSY WIFE

EMBASSY WIFE

by Katie Crouch | Read by Marni Penning

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners will enjoy narrator Marni Penning's portrayals of expats in this diverting audiobook set in the African nation of Numidia. Author Katie Crouch has used her knowledge of this remote locale to create a dramatically descriptive setting and vivid, intriguing characters. Penning breathes life into all of them, regardless of age, sex, or nationality. Presented are African... Read More

EVERY LAST FEAR

EVERY LAST FEAR

by Alex Finlay | Read by Jon Lindstrom, Cady McClain

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This tense thriller focuses on the Pines, a family of six who have one son in prison for a brutal killing. Narrators Cady McClain and Jon Lindstrom alternate the storytelling, with McClain voicing an agent who is investigating a crime that might be connected to the incarcerated son. Lindstrom focuses on Matthew, a son in film school who is wrestling with his family's plight.... Read More

EVERYTHING IS MINE

EVERYTHING IS MINE

by Ruth Lillegraven, Diane Oatley [Trans.] | Read by James Patrick Cronin, Stina Nielsen, Soneela Nankani, Eric G. Dove, Stephen Graybill

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A talented team of narrators tackle this psychological suspense, which blends family drama, politics, and murder. With its shifting points of view and timeframes, this audiobook has many twists. In Oslo, Clara and Henrik have been married for a decade and have young sons. Clara works with the Ministry of Justice--and has political ambitions--while Henrik is a doctor. A young... Read More

AN EXTRAVAGANT DEATH

AN EXTRAVAGANT DEATH Charles Lenox, Book 14

by Charles Finch | Read by James Langton

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The latest installment in the Charles Lenox Mysteries takes our beloved detective away from his hearth, home, and newborn daughter on a diplomatic trip to turn-of-the-century America. Over time, Langton has perfected the transitions between Lenox's aristocratic way of speaking and working-class British accents. Langton's American accents, by contrast, do not roll off his tongue... Read More

FALLEN

FALLEN Kate Burkholder, Book 13

by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kathleen McInerney returns listeners to Amish country in this new installment in the Kate Burkholder series. Through timbre and tone, McInerney portrays Burkholder's growing confidence as chief of police. She also finds fitting voices for returning characters and smoothly works in Amish phrases. Burkholder is called to a murder scene of a young woman who was... Read More

FALLING

FALLING

by T.J. Newman | Read by Steven Weber

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Steven Weber keeps the tension high in this debut thriller written by a former flight attendant. A plane has been hijacked. Bill, the pilot, is faced with a choice: Crash the plane, or his wife and two children will be murdered. The story jumps around from the plane to the kidnapper holding Bill's family to events in the past that shaped the characters. Weber sounds... Read More

FALSE WITNESS

FALSE WITNESS

by Karin Slaughter | Read by Kathleen Early

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kathleen Early has become the voice of author Karin Slaughter's series and stand-alones. She dramatically brings to life the main characters, Leigh Coulton and her younger sister, Calli, who are haunted by a violent act from their past. Leigh is now a criminal defense attorney, while Calli has become a drug addict. From beginning to end, listeners are bombarded with... Read More

FATAL DISTRACTION

FATAL DISTRACTION Jess Kimball, Book 1

by Diane Capri | Read by Natalie Naudus

OrangeSky Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Natalie Naudus keeps the heat turned up in her delivery of this audiobook thriller. Investigative journalist Jess Kimball knows what it is like to lose a son, so she has a good idea of what Governor Helen Sullivan has gone through. When they are brought together by the upcoming execution of a convicted murderer, they discover that there may be someone out there who... Read More

FIFTEEN COFFINS

FIFTEEN COFFINS

by Tony J. Forder | Read by Lyssa Browne

QUEST from W.F. Howes | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Lyssa Browne brings an amateur detective to life as she narrates a twisted mystery involving a murder-for-hire plot, a school shooting, and wickedness at the core of a small town. When Sydney Merlot comes home to close down her late father's detective agency, she is brought into the case of a boy accused of killing fellow students before being killed by the police.... Read More

THE FORGER'S FORGERY

THE FORGER'S FORGERY

by Clay G. Small | Read by David de Vries

Greenleaf Book Group | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator David de Vries takes listeners from Texas to Amsterdam in this new audiobook full of art forgeries and mystery. Professor Henry Lindon hopes his teaching work in Amsterdam will help distract him and his wife, Mary Lou, from their troubles. Her company has just gone under after a dishonest man put dangerous lead paint on a popular item. When Lindon discovers that the... Read More

GIRL ONE

GIRL ONE

by Sara Flannery Murphy | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Jesse Vilinsky embodies a young woman who is both confident and vulnerable. Medical student Josie Morrow embarks upon a life-changing journey to find her enigmatic mother, Margaret, in this compelling audio production. Born "Girl One" on an experimental homestead for prospective mothers in 1970s Vermont, Josie remembers only fragments of her childhood. With meager... Read More

THE GIRL WHO DIED

THE GIRL WHO DIED

by Ragnar Jonasson | Read by Amanda Redman

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Amanda Redman's cool alto delivery is a good steadying medium for this distinctly uneven tale. Unlike the author's popular Nordic noir crime novels, this one-off aspires to something like a Shirley Jackson horror story, but unlike Jackson's frightening psychological traps based on known truths about human behavior, this one seems simply a jumble of genres. Una, whose... Read More

THE GOOD TURN

THE GOOD TURN Cormac Reilly, Book 3

by Dervla McTiernan | Read by Aoife McMahon

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Aoife McMahon returns to bring us Book 3 of the Cormac Reilly series. McMahon's soft Irish accent is perfectly in tune with the Irish detective and his colleagues, who include Detective Peter Fisher, here taking center stage. Three dramatic subplots eventually come together in this suspenseful story of drugs, police corruption, and family relationships. Through... Read More

HAIRPIN BRIDGE

HAIRPIN BRIDGE

by Taylor Adams | Read by LuLu Lam, Sophie Amoss

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners follow the journey of Lena Nguyen as she sets out to uncover what was behind the death of her estranged twin sister, Cambry, by retracing her last steps. The two narrators, LuLu Lam and Sophie Amoss, help to emphasize the mystery's multiple points of view. The story is told by the twins, Lena's blog, and Patrolman Raycevic, who witnessed Cambry's death. Lam narrates... Read More

HEAD WOUNDS

HEAD WOUNDS

by Michael McGarrity | Read by George Newbern

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

George Newbern narrates this account of a murder investigation headed by Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputy Clayton Istee, son of retired police chief Kevin Kerney. Istee's investigation uncovers drug smuggling, a mysterious Kickapoo hit man known as "Bear," and a DEA secret investigation in the borderlands of New Mexico. Newbern's straightforward delivery tones down descriptions... Read More

THE HIDING PLACE

THE HIDING PLACE Mercy Carr, Book 3

by Paula Munier | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kathleen McInerney becomes the intrepid, steely-voiced Mercy Carr, former MP, as she and her ex-military sniffer dog, Elvis, investigate the disappearance of Beth Kilgore 20 years earlier. At the same time, she also teams up with Vermont game warden Troy Warner and his search-and-rescue dog, Susie Bear, to hunt down the escaped convict who murdered her grandmother's... Read More

ICE

ICE The ICE Trilogy, Book 1

by Kevin Tinto | Read by Pamela Almand

Kevin Tinto | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This initial installment in a series has archaeologist Leah Andrews and climber Jack Hobson on the trail of a potentially significant discovery under the ice in Antarctica. Narrator Pamela Almand does more than simply alter tones; she creates accents for everyone involved and varies the pace of how they speak. The best voice is that of a little girl who speaks Navajo. The... Read More

JOSEPHINE TEY

JOSEPHINE TEY THE DAUGHTER OF TIME & Other Mysteries

Earphones Award Winner

by Josephine Tey | Read by Julia Foster, Joan Sims, Paul Young, Edward Petherbridge, Tilly Gaunt, Giles Fagan, Peter Gilmore and a Full Cast

BBC Audio | Audio Program
Mystery & Suspense

Scottish author and playwright Josephine Tey (1896-1952) holds an especially honored place among British mystery writers, and this collection of five BBC Radio programs is a wonderful introduction to her work. As part of its high production values and immediately recognizable style and sound, BBC Radio pairs Tey's work with some of the best known and most talented character... Read More

THE MADNESS OF CROWDS

THE MADNESS OF CROWDS Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines, Book 17

by Louise Penny | Read by Robert Bathurst

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Robert Bathurst returns listeners to the fictional Canadian village of Three Pines in the 17th addition to Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Bathurst masterfully voices Gamache, his two assistants, and the many characters who inhabit this story. Bathurst's flawless pronunciation of French phrases contributes to creating the atmosphere of this tiny... Read More

THE MAIDENS

THE MAIDENS

Earphones Award Winner

by Alex Michaelides | Read by Louise Brealey, Kobna Holdbrick-Smith

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Between the three of them, author Alex Michaelides and narrators Louise Brealey and Kobna Holdbrick-Smith cast a spell that will have listeners glued to this suspenseful novel every chance they get. Michaelides, author of the bestselling thriller THE SILENT PATIENT, introduces us to group therapist Mariana, who returns to Cambridge University to comfort her niece after the... Read More

THE MAN WITH THE SILVER SAAB

THE MAN WITH THE SILVER SAAB Detective Varg, Book 3

by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by David Rintoul

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator David Rintoul takes on the complex investigations of odd, unusual, and often inconsequential crimes that populate Alexander McCall Smith's latest send-up of a Scandi police procedural. Detective Ulf Varg, head of the Department of Sensitive Crimes in Malmö, Sweden, bandies about crimes and motives with his sidekick, Blomquist, and co-worker, Anna, who, while married,... Read More

NIGHTHAWKING

NIGHTHAWKING Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler, Book 2

by Russ Thomas | Read by Anthony Mark Barrow

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Anthony Mark Barrow's talent enhances this unique mystery about nighthawking--illegally hunting artifacts at night using a metal detector--set primarily in an English botanical garden. Listeners are saddened when student Li Qiang's body is found in the garden. Investigating is Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler, who is appealing and successful but distracted by personal and... Read More

NOT DARK YET

NOT DARK YET Inspector Banks Novels, Book 27

by Peter Robinson | Read by Simon Vance

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Simon Vance does a splendid job with the Detective Chief Inspector Banks series, which takes place in Northern England. Banks--who is a relatively minor character in this installment--tracks Moldavian Zelda Melnic as she exacts revenge upon those who trafficked her as a sex worker. A subplot featuring Banks's team members Annie Cabbot and Gerry Masterson is compelling... Read More

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

by Nicci French | Read by Imogen Church

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Fans of Nicci French's Frieda Klein series may be less delighted by the authors' new audio thriller, a one-off about a music teacher named Bonnie who puts together a summer pickup band to play for a friend's wedding. The group is joined by an appealing but obviously disruptive rocker of some reputation who begins seducing people he shouldn't, appropriating funds not his, and... Read More

THE OTHERS

THE OTHERS

by Sarah Blau | Read by Deirdra Whelan

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Deirdra Whelan does a splendid job narrating this captivating mystery. Sheila is a lecturer at a biblical museum in Tel Aviv. During college, she and her friends dubbed themselves "The Others" after women of the Bible who did not have children. They opted for careers over motherhood. Now, 20 years later, The Others are being murdered in gruesome, symbolic ways. Sheila is... Read More

PALACE OF THE DROWNED

PALACE OF THE DROWNED

by Christine Mangan | Read by Emily Pennant-Rea

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Emily Pennant-Rea delivers a first-rate narration of Mangan's intense novel. After a scandalous public breakdown, middle-aged British author Frankie Croy flees to Venice to lick her wounds. Pennant-Rea's voice adds credibility to Frankie's paranoia when she meets 26-year-old Gilly, a bubbly fangirl who appears to be stalking her. At first, Frankie is flattered by Gilly's... Read More

THE PARADISE AFFAIR

THE PARADISE AFFAIR Carpenter and Quincannon, Book 9

by Bill Pronzini | Read by Kevin Kenerly, Erica Sullivan

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Erica Sullivan and Kevin Kenerly capture 1890s San Francisco and Hawaii. Listeners meet detectives Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon, who are sailing to the Aloha State. Quincannon is trailing two crooks who robbed money and bonds from a San Franciscan. Kenerly vividly conveys seasickness, impatience, and bravado. Sullivan's patient yet feisty Carpenter is drawn... Read More

A PECULIAR COMBINATION

A PECULIAR COMBINATION

by Ashley Weaver | Read by Alison Larkin

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners are taken back to WWII as Ellie and her uncle make ends meet by breaking into the homes of London's elite. When they are caught red-handed, Major Ramsey gives Ellie the choice of going to prison or helping the war effort by using her lock-breaking skills to help him retrieve essential documents. Narrator Alison Larkin is the perfect match to this tale of intrigue. She... Read More

THE PLOT

THE PLOT

by Jean Hanff Korelitz | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kirby Heyborne maintains the brisk pace and firm tension of what promises to be one of the summer's most talked about suspense novels. When failing novelist Jake Bonner hears that one of his MFA students has died, he steals the plot from the student's novel in progress and enjoys momentous success. But he soon finds himself threatened with exposure--or something... Read More

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

by James Patterson, Bill Clinton | Read by Tony Goldwyn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Amanda Dolan, Dion Graham, Peter Ganim,January LaVoy, Jeremy Davidson, Soneela Nankani

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A diverse and experienced cast come together to maximize the drama laced throughout this political thriller. Peter Ganim, Tony Goldwyn, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Soneela Nankani are among the stellar narrators lending their voices to a rich listening experience. Former U.S. President Matthew Keating goes off the grid in search of his kidnapped daughter. Goldwyn does an... Read More

RED WIDOW

RED WIDOW

by Alma Katsu | Read by Mozhan Marno

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Mozhan Marno masterfully portrays the women and the American and Russian males in this complicated spy thriller. The story centers on Lyndsey Duncan, a CIA agent who is under scrutiny for an unsanctioned romantic relationship, and Theresa Walker, the Red Widow, whose husband was killed in a botched extraction of a Russian asset. What is most disturbing about the plot... Read More

RUBY FALLS

RUBY FALLS

by Deborah Goodrich Royce | Read by Stephanie Willis

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In 1968, Ruby Russell's father abandons her in a cave beneath Ruby Falls, Tennessee. Twenty-one years later, Ruby has become Eleanor, a successful soap opera actress in L.A. who is set to play a role based on the gothic heroine Rebecca. Narrator Stephanie Willis conjures up a bright, seemingly confident young woman who has just married a handsome Englishman and has endless... Read More

SEA OF SPIES

SEA OF SPIES The Richard Prince Thrillers, Book 2

by Alex Gerlis | Read by Rupert Bush

QUEST from W.F. Howes | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Rupert Bush is the perfect narrator for this story of intrigue. Posing as a journalist, British spy Richard Prince is sent on a mission to uncover evidence that Turkey is supplying chromium, needed for weapons manufacture, to the Nazis. Bush uses strong characterizations to give life to upper-class spymasters, chilling Gestapo agents, and worldly-wise ship captains. He creates... Read More

SEVEN DEMONS

SEVEN DEMONS

by Aidan Truhen | Read by Christian Coulson

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Christian Coulson skillfully inhabits the mind of Jack Price, cocaine dealer, leader of the Seven Demons gang, assassin, bank robber, and scoundrel protagonist of this head-spinning British crime novel. Coulson demonstrates impressive stamina as he narrates breath-defying long sentences packed with circuitous digressions and on-the-fly references. Coulson also provides... Read More

THE STILLS

THE STILLS The Kinship Series, Book 3

by Jess Montgomery | Read by Susan Bennett

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Susan Bennett narrates this intricate story of deception, murder, and misdirection. It's told from the perspectives of Sheriff Lily Ross and Fiona Vogel during an intense Thanksgiving week in Kinship, Ohio. At the height of Prohibition, Fiona's gruff-voiced duplicitous husband plots to poison the local moonshine in southeast Ohio, a crime the sheriff must foil. Bennett adopts a... Read More

SUBURBAN DICKS

SUBURBAN DICKS

by Fabian Nicieza | Read by Natalie Naudus

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Natalie Naudus unites a disparate community connected by small-town secrets, fading dreams, and racial divides in this mystery by Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of DEADPOOL. When an Indian gas station attendant is murdered in their New Jersey suburb, former criminal profiler and local mother Andie Stern and journalist Kenny Lee combine resources to investigate. They incite... Read More

TOWER OF BABEL

TOWER OF BABEL

Earphones Award Winner

by Michael Sears | Read by Richard Poe

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Richard Poe commendably presents Queens, New York, with its cross section of cultures and residents, including onetime top lawyer--now foreclosure profiteer--Ted Molloy. Listeners will enjoy the action as Molloy tackles real estate moguls and Russian mafia between visits to Mets home games and Gallagher's Pub. Molloy is determined to save Barbara Miller, who has dementia, from... Read More

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Ali Reynolds, Book 16

by J.A. Jance | Read by Karen Ziemba

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

J.A. Jance fans will be delighted with this addition to the Ali Reynolds series, narrated by Karen Ziemba. When a former employee of her husband begins work at her company after his release from prison, Ali immediately presses him into service because her tech guru, Cami, has disappeared. The story is enhanced by Ziemba's gift for subtly differentiating secondary characters.... Read More

THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS

THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS

by M.E. Hilliard | Read by Madeleine Lambert

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A mystery-loving librarian's sleuthing and literary name-dropping skills are tested in this first book of a new amateur detective series. Greer Hogan finds the body of her closest friend in the stairwell of the library where they work. Afraid she'll be suspect number one since it's not her first body discovery, Greer uses her research and community networking acumen to identify... Read More

WE ARE WATCHING ELIZA BRIGHT

WE ARE WATCHING ELIZA BRIGHT

by A.E. Osworth | Read by Nicholas Tecosky, Claire Christie

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This unusual thriller featuring Eliza Bright, a female coder at a role-playing video game company, is narrated by Nicholas Tecosky and Claire Christie. When Eliza reports sexism at Fancy Dog Games and is fired, she decides to fight back in public, provoking a backlash against her on- and offline. But who's the ringleader, and what's the endgame? The plot unfolds like a video... Read More

WHAT THE DEVIL KNOWS

WHAT THE DEVIL KNOWS Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 16

by C.S. Harris | Read by Davina Porter

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Davina Porter pulls back the many layers of Harris's 16th installment in the Sebastian St. Cyr historical mystery series. Her British accent adds realism to the large cast of characters; she uses small adjustments in timbre to identify the primary players. It's 1814 when Sebastian looks into the murder of Sir Edwin Pym. Sebastian's voice projects authority and... Read More

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES

by Nicci French | Read by Tania Rodrigues

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Tania Rodrigues's wistful inflection enhances the sorrow and tumult in French's latest mystery. When Ellie's husband is found dead with another woman in his vehicle, the scandal and grieving process leave her questioning everything about her life and the man she loved. While everyone around her believes it was an affair and a car crash, Ellie is certain that foul play... Read More

WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW

WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW

by Jessica Hamilton | Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Laura Jennings

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Sarah Mollo-Christensen and Laura Jennings portray sisters May and June. The pair thought their childhood summer home, Avril Island, had been sold after the mysterious disappearance of their father. But after May dies, June discovers that their manipulative mother never sold it. When June returns to the island, May's ghost is with her, guiding her as she attempts to... Read More

WHEN YOU'RE GONE

WHEN YOU'RE GONE This Dark Town, Book 1

by Marguerite O'Callaghan | Read by Nicole Russo

Marguerite O'Callaghan | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Nicole Russo introduces 18-year-old Londoners Kate and Lydia Stone, who are strikingly attractive but have very different personalities despite being twins. Listeners share the family's shock when Kate, a model and risk-taker, vanishes after a night out at Haven, a fantasy and fetish nightclub. The Stones, particularly Lydia, work with the police, but the clues are... Read More

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