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ANGELS & LONERS

ANGELS & LONERS Dark Echoes of the Past, Book 2

by Ramón Díaz Eterovic, Patrick Blaine [Trans.] | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Malcolm Hillgartner sets just the right pace for this slow-build Chilean crime story. Private investigator Heredia barely makes ends meet in the apartment he shares with his cat, Simenon, in post-Pinochet Santiago. Simenon converses with him, but this is no cozy cat mystery. When news reaches Heredia that a journalist and former lover has been murdered, he finds... Read More

ANIMAL INSTINCT

ANIMAL INSTINCT K Team Novels, Book 2

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Fred Berman

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Fred Berman returns to narrate the second in Rosenfelt's K Team series. Berman's regular-guy voice makes former detective, now private investigator, Corey Douglas a sympathetic character, especially when he works with his partner, Simon Garfunkel, a German shepherd. The story also includes characters from Rosenfelt's popular Andy Carpenter series. Berman masterfully delivers... Read More

BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

by Lisa Gardner | Read by Hillary Huber

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Hillary Huber's wry intonation perfectly matches the personality of loner amateur detective Frankie Elkin. AA meetings and prickly law enforcement officials are the only constants in her life as she travels around the country searching for missing women and girls, especially those from marginalized communities. Driven and haunted,, she keeps looking even though the... Read More

BLINK OF AN EYE

BLINK OF AN EYE

by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rogers

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This is just the type of tense, fast-paced story that listeners expect from the Kendra Michaels series. Once again, Elisabeth Rodgers masterfully portrays Kendra, an FBI consultant, and Jessie Mercado, her close friend and security advisor. Rodgers also ably voices the male characters, including Kendra's love interest, DOJ Special Agent Adam Lynch, who seems to show up at just... Read More

BLOOD GROVE

BLOOD GROVE

Earphones Award Winner

by Walter Mosley | Read by Michael Boatman

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Michael Boatman returns to narrate the 15th audiobook in Mosley's Easy Rawlins series. Boatman masterfully voices the numerous characters from various races and backgrounds, male and female, young and old. Rawlins reluctantly takes on the case of a disturbed white Vietnam veteran who is convinced he stabbed a Black man. Rawlins's persistence to uncover the truth leads him to... Read More

BODHI CROCODILE

BODHI CROCODILE

Earphones Award Winner

by Bradley Carter | Read by Troy Duran

Bradley Carter | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Troy Duran commendably narrates a story that is gritty and brutal but also tender and heartwarming. Listeners meet Freddy Gordon, who invites a childlike, mute man who sits outside his restaurant to come in. As the man eats, Gordon notices his fascination with an arcade game machine prize, which he wins, earning the nickname "Crocodile." Duran sensitively portrays an array of... Read More

THE BOUNTY

THE BOUNTY Fox and O'Hare, Book 7

by Janet Evanovich, Steve Hamilton | Read by Scott Brick

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This seventh book in the Fox and O'Hare series is the first partnering of Evanovich with award-winning thriller author Steve Hamilton. The result is a nonstop action-packed audiobook. Think THE DA VINCI CODE. Fortunately for listeners, Scott Brick has remained the narrator throughout the series. Once again, Brick delivers the cool, confident con man turned FBI consultant Nick... Read More

THE BREAKER

THE BREAKER Peter Ash, Book 6

by Nick Petrie | Read by Stephen Mendel

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

As the Peter Ash series continues, the quiet life that former Marine Peter is trying to achieve with his girlfriend, June, and his friend, Lewis, comes to a sudden halt. The three find themselves embroiled in a chase to stop an evil, narcissistic force and his sociopathic henchman. Narrator Stephen Mendel crafts the story with individual voices that reflect the characters'... Read More

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A CRIME?

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A CRIME? John Pickett, Book 10

by Sheri Cobb South | Read by Joel L. Froomkin

Sheri Cobb South | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The author creates an even more engaging protagonist, portrayed by Joel Froomkin, in this somewhat sad installment in her John Pickett series. The reformed Pickett, once a pickpocket in Regency London, now wants to change jobs because being a Bow Street Runner endangers his wife, Julia. Then, Runner Maxwell sees a boy who strongly resembles Pickett with two older men who murder... Read More

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

by Katrine Engberg | Read by Graeme Malcolm

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Graeme Malcolm brings an English accent and a fine performance to this Danish mystery. People are dying, drained of their blood through tiny cuts. The victims' other commonality is Butterfly House, a facility for teens with mental health issues. Detective Jeppe Kørner is assigned to the case; his partner, Anette Werner, is at home with a new baby and is thoroughly bored.... Read More

THE CABIN ON SOUDER HILL

THE CABIN ON SOUDER HILL

by Lonnie Busch | Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Author Lonnie Busch and narrator Sarah Mollo-Christensen deliver a cryptic thriller featuring Michelle and Cliff Stage, who buy a secluded cabin in the mountains of North Carolina, only to get caught in a mysterious time warp. Mollo-Christensen strongly expresses Michelle's confusion when she realizes her husband has vanished one night while searching for an inexplicable light... Read More

CITY OF SCHEMES

CITY OF SCHEMES Counterfeit Lady, Book 4

by Victoria Thompson | Read by Kate Forbes

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners are treated to three major con games as Elizabeth Miles and her grifter family mete out justice to malefactors who have escaped the legal consequences of their sins. As narrated by Kate Forbes, this audiobook will immerse listeners in the New York City of 1920 and the Knickerbocker set of social elites. Despite the complexity of multiple con jobs, the narration... Read More

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR Maisie Dobbs, Book 16

Earphones Award Winner

by Jacqueline Winspear | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Orlagh Cassidy returns to transport listeners back to bomb-shattered London of 1941. The author's attention to the details of time, place, and speech and Cassidy's spot-on performance provide an engaging authenticity to this listening experience. In her investigation of a murder witnessed by a boy, Maisie Dobbs finds herself in a complex situation involving British and... Read More

CRUEL AS THE GRAVE

CRUEL AS THE GRAVE Bill Slider, Book 22

Earphones Award Winner

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles | Read by Mark Meadows

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

If you're in the mood for a witty, engaging British police procedural, listen to this 22nd addition to the DCI Bill Slider series for a real treat. Narrator Mark Meadows masterfully differentiates the large cast of police investigators and suspects. Listeners will accompany Slider and his team through London as they dig into the life of murder victim Erik Lingoss, a personal... Read More

A CURIOUS INCIDENT

A CURIOUS INCIDENT

by Vicki Delany | Read by Kim Hicks

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners explore a darker side of garden clubs in this nod to one of Conan Doyle's most well-known Sherlock Holmes stories. Gemma Doyle gets paid $10 by an 11-year-old girl to prove that her mother is not guilty of murder. Sheila Tierney is suspected of poisoning Anna Wentworth out of revenge for the destruction of her garden, which she blames on Anna. Narrator Kim Hicks... Read More

DANGEROUS WOMEN

DANGEROUS WOMEN

Earphones Award Winner

by Hope Adams | Read by Fenella Woolgar

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Fenella Woolgar's performance of this terrific novel, based on a true story, is as satisfying as a full-cast recording. In 1841, the Rajah leaves London with 180 women prisoners sentenced to transportation to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania). Also on board are the captain, a physician, a clergyman, and optimistic 23-year-old Kezia Hayter, the ship's matron. Kezia chooses... Read More

DEAD WEST

DEAD WEST Nils Shapiro, Book 4

by Matt Goldman | Read by Bronson Pinchot

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

When Minneapolis private investigator Nils Shapiro accepts an assignment in L.A., he expects to find a quick answer to the question of what 30-year-old Ebben Mayer is spending his inheritance on in the movie business. Narrator Bronson Pinchot enlivens Shapiro's breezy witticisms with the tone of a guy who doesn't take himself too seriously but insists that his own sense of... Read More

DEAR MISS KOPP

DEAR MISS KOPP Kopp Sisters, Book 6

by Amy Stewart | Read by Christina Moore

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners get a glimpse of the lives of the three Kopp sisters through the letters they write to each other during WWI. Narrator Christina Moore captures the spirit of each sister. Listeners observe how much Constance, the first female FBI agent, shows patriotism and dedication to her job, demonstrating her singular focus through her words and energy. Norma exhibits her... Read More

DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE Seth Walker, Book 3

by Joseph Reid | Read by JD Jackson

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The race to locate an electrical engineer who mysteriously disappears at San Francisco Airport is the focus of this entertaining audiobook. But it is narrator JD Jackson's fast-paced narration that makes the latest Seth Walker mystery so enjoyable. Author Joseph Reid has written two stories, one about Walker's search, in his current job as an air marshal, for the missing man,... Read More

THE DEVIL AND THE DARK WATER

THE DEVIL AND THE DARK WATER

by Stuart Turton | Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

Bloomsbury Publishing | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Julian Rhind-Tutt's melodious British accent cloaks this enigmatic tale with bone-chilling terror as the Devil, known as "Old Tom," stalks the United East India Company's galleon SAARDAM on its eight-month voyage from Indonesia to Amsterdam in 1634. Samuel Pipps, detective, is being transported to Amsterdam, to be tried. Also aboard are Pipps's assistant/bodyguard, Arent Hayes,... Read More

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM A Dewey Decimal, Book 1

by Nathan Larson | Read by JD Jackson

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

JD Jackson's gruff and gritty "beer-for-breakfast" voice is perfect for book-loving "Dewey Decimal," who lives in a world a bit too close to our current situation for comfort. He does what he must to survive in a world ravaged by a virus that has killed millions, a collapsed economy, and terrorism. He does what he must, and if that means being the amoral hired muscle of an... Read More

EVERY KIND OF WICKED

EVERY KIND OF WICKED Gardiner and Renner, Book 6

by Lisa Black | Read by Kirsten Potter

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

With a voice like a film noir femme fatale, narrator Kirsten Potter takes listeners through the frequent twists and turns of forensic expert Maggie Gardiner's latest murder case. Her investigative partner, Jack, is also a serial killer who views it as his mission to bring justice to those who have escaped it through other means. Now Maggie has to solve a case to protect Jack... Read More

EXIT

EXIT

Earphones Award Winner

by Belinda Bauer | Read by Rupert Degas

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This darkly humorous mystery is expertly narrated by Rupert Degas. What seems to be an ominous story of suicide and murder turns into a lovely romp through England with Felix, an older man with a somber and thoughtful personality. In the panic of a monumental mistake, Felix--remembering his dog's behavior at having done something wrong--flees the scene of the crime. Thus begins... Read More

FAITHLESS IN DEATH

FAITHLESS IN DEATH In Death, Book 52

by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Susan Ericksen returns the listener to the world of New York City police detective Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, in this series, which takes place 40 years in the future. Eve's investigation of the murder of a sculptor leads to a sinister cult-like group. Roarke is Irish, and Ericksen gives him a slight brogue. Eve has a no-nonsense tone, and the... Read More

A FATAL LIE

A FATAL LIE

by Charles Todd | Read by Simon Vance

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Simon Vance grabs listeners' attention and doesn't let go until the final credits of the 23rd Inspector Rutledge mystery by Charles Todd (a pseudonym for a terrific mother-and-son writing team). Rutledge is out of favor with his boss, again, and is sent to a remote Welsh village to investigate the death of an unidentified man who fell or was pushed into a river. As... Read More

FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT

FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT

by Elle Cosimano | Read by Angela Dawe

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Angela Dawe's narration makes YA author Elle Cosimano's debut novel for grown-ups a wild and funny romp . Divorced, broke mystery writer Finlay Donovan is overheard in a restaurant plotting her next novel. The eavesdropper mistakes her for a hit man (person?) and offers her big bucks to kill her despicable husband. Dawe is spot-on with self-deprecating humor and uncertainty as... Read More

FOOL ME TWICE

FOOL ME TWICE Riley Wolfe, Book 2

by Jeff Lindsay | Read by Braden Wright

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

It's not uncommon for an audiobook to have a plot that challenges the listener's sense of realism but still succeeds because of the narrator's compelling performance. This entertaining work, ably narrated by Braden Wright, fits that description. Riley Wolfe, a world-class thief, must steal a fresco from the Vatican or face certain death. As the suspense builds, Wright's precise... Read More

A GAMBLING MAN

A GAMBLING MAN

Earphones Award Winner

by David Baldacci | Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Brittany Pressley

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Edoardo Ballerini steps smoothly into the role of Archer, an ex-con who is looking for work as a private investigator. Narrator Brittany Pressley portrays Liberty Callahan, a sexy beauty who craves stardom. As they travel to California, they fall knee deep into a 1940s-style whodunit with more dead bodies than they can count. Ballerini and Pressley's delivery of... Read More

GIRL A

GIRL A

by Abigail Dean | Read by Ell Potter

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Lex was known as Girl A after her escape from her abusive parents. Listeners join Lex when, years later, her mother dies in prison. As the executor of her mother's will, Lex is forced to face her past once again. Ell Potter's strong yet subtle narration helps to build the tension in this story. The narrative shifts time frames, and Potter's characterization helps to distinguish... Read More

HALF MOON BAY

HALF MOON BAY

by Alice LaPlante | Read by Gabra Zackman

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook is a chilling psychological thriller that explores the ways grief, loss, and fear can change a person and make them question who they are. The story is told from the perspective of Jane, who has recently relocated after the death of her daughter. When her new community starts experiencing abductions and murders, Jane is forced to ask herself if she could be... Read More

HEATHER AND HOMICIDE

HEATHER AND HOMICIDE The Highland Bookshop Mystery, Book 4

by Molly MacRae | Read by Lucy Paterson

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Lucy Paterson introduces Inversgail, Scotland, its charming bookshop-cafe, and its owners--two mother-daughter teams, Americans Janet and Tallie Marsh and Scots Christine and Summer Robertson. Listeners will revel in gorgeous scenery, books, and scones, meeting the townsfolk and joining a spirited search for an elusive murderer. Paterson deftly presents the constantly... Read More

HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE

HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE

by Laura Jensen Walker | Read by Jennifer Jill Araya

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this cozy mystery listeners gain insight into the life of the first female Episcopal priest to serve in Apple Springs in Northern California. When Hope Taylor shows up for her first day on the job, she finds the murdered body of the meanest man in town and decides to channel her inner Trixie Belden to identify the killer. Jennifer Jill Araya helps listeners find Hope highly... Read More

A HOPELESS MURDER

A HOPELESS MURDER Hope Walker, Book 1

by Daniel Carson | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Daniel Carson | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Tavia Gilbert narrates the first audiobook in this engaging mystery series with just the right quirkiness. Hope Walker couldn't wait to escape from her dinky town, Hopeless, Idaho. After she loses her job as investigative reporter for the "Portland Gazette," she reluctantly returns to Hopeless for her grandma's funeral. The joke's on Hope, though, because her unpredictable... Read More

THE HOUSE ON VESPER SANDS

THE HOUSE ON VESPER SANDS

by Paraic O'Donnell | Read by Charles Armstrong

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Set in nineteenth-century London, this entertaining mystery is made all the more fun by Charles Armstrong's animated narration. The disappearances of a lord, a clergyman, and several women; the drugging of a young milliner; the suicide of a seamstress; and rumors of an occult society bring together the unlikely duo of Scotland Yard's Inspector Cutter and Cambridge University... Read More

HOW IT ENDS

HOW IT ENDS

by Rachel Howzell Hall | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt's warm and vibrant voice embodies Marti Greenwood in this chilling and fast-paced novella. Marti, a writer, is trying to carve a new path for herself away from her ex-husband, Emery. She's just moved into a beautiful new home in L.A. with fresh oranges and cheerful neighbors--mostly. When she's attacked in her home, Abbott-Pratt has listeners... Read More

HOW IT HAPPENED

HOW IT HAPPENED

by Michael Koryta | Read by Robert Petkoff, Christine Lakin

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Robert Petkoff and Christine Lakin adopt hard New England accents as they perform this mystery set in Maine. Opening with Lakin's portrayal of Kimmy Crepeaux's terse confession to her role in the murder of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the story picks up speed as FBI agent Rob Barrett, portrayed by Petkoff, seeks out the real truth behind their deaths. Lakin softens... Read More

HOW TO RAISE AN ELEPHANT

HOW TO RAISE AN ELEPHANT No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 21

by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by Adjoa Andoh

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This installment of McCall Smith's beloved African novels finds Mma Ramotswe faced with two niggling problems: a distant relative asking for money and a strange smell lingering in her precious white van. Narrator Adjoa Andoh enlivens Mma Ramotswe with the rich, measured tones of a person who has weathered plenty of difficulties and will face the new challenges with forbearance.... Read More

IF I DISAPPEAR

IF I DISAPPEAR

by Eliza Jane Brazier | Read by Kristen Sieh

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Kristen Sieh narrates this fast-paced, twisted listen with perfect pacing. Sera is divorced and disconnected from her family. She becomes obsessed with true crime--particularly the podcast "Murder, She Spoke," which is narrated by a young woman named Rachel. When Rachel goes missing, Sera is convinced that only she can find out what happened. Sieh expertly transitions through... Read More

THE KAISER'S WEB

THE KAISER'S WEB Cotton Malone, Book 16

Earphones Award Winner

by Steve Berry | Read by Scott Brick

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This gripping audiobook, narrated ably by Scott Brick, focuses on the chilling premise that both candidates for chancellor of Germany are Hitler's children. During the election, a secret dossier surfaces, which--if its claims are true--would upend the election and, perhaps, the geopolitical balance of power. Investigators from all over the world are called in, including Cotton... Read More

A KILLER'S GAME

A KILLER'S GAME

by Luca Tahtieazym, Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies [Trans.] | Read by Peter Noble

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Achilles Clazay appears to be a successful salesman in 1980s France. In reality, he is a feared serial killer whose victims are the "canvas" for his "art." As Achilles tells his own story, narrator Peter Noble does a superb job bringing to life the conflicting facets of his character. Noble injects just the right amount of incredulity into Achilles's voice when he realizes a... Read More

THE LAST EXIT

THE LAST EXIT

by Michael Kaufman | Read by JD Jackson, Emily Woo Zeller

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this sci-fi mystery set in a richly imagined near future, listeners are introduced to Washington, DC, detective Jen Lu and Chandler, a piece of AI technology implanted in Jen's brain. Jen and Chandler work on cases concerning parents who, at age 65, can opt for euthanasia in exchange for their children receiving a treatment that slows aging and immunizes them against deadly... Read More

LIGHTSEEKERS

LIGHTSEEKERS

by Femi Kayode | Read by Cary Hite

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Cary Hite draws listeners in with his nuanced delivery and cadence in this mystery inspired by a true story. After three university students are murdered by a mob in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, psychologist Dr. Philip Taiwo is brought in to investigate. As Dr. Taiwo dives deeper into the case with the help of his personal driver, Chika, listeners also learn about the... Read More

THE LITTLE SLEEP

THE LITTLE SLEEP Mark Genevich Series, Book 1

by Paul Tremblay | Read by Pete Simonelli

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

With perfectly executed sardonic wit, narrator Pete Simonelli inhabits world-weary Mark Genevich, a South Boston private eye whose nightmarish new case may be the end of him. Genevich suffers from a severe form of narcolepsy that results in hallucinations and seizures. Simonelli communicates Genevich's panicked confusion when he wakes from a dream to discover that a new case... Read More

LOLA ON FIRE

LOLA ON FIRE

by Rio Youers | Read by Jim Meskimen

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

As the sole narrator of this audiobook, Jim Meskimen's range dazzles, and his attention to detail makes this action-packed story full of twists heartfelt and memorable. To pay for his sister Molly's medication, Brody robs a store, and unbeknownst to him, he's been observed. The theft puts him in an impossible situation with the Mafia, prompting him and Molly to run. The... Read More

LONESOME SONG

LONESOME SONG Shep Harrington Smalltown Mystery, Book 1

by Elliott Light | Read by Dallas Escue

Bancroft Press | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Dallas Escue's upbeat performance nicely matches author Elliott Light's conversational style in this first volume of his planned Shep Harrington mystery series. Harrington is a disbarred lawyer who returns to his North Carolina hometown after being imprisoned and then exonerated for a crime he didn't commit. When a friend commits suicide, Shep suspects murder. The town is full... Read More

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Robin Lockwood, Book 4

by Phillip Margolin | Read by Therese Plummer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Therese Plummer immediately engages listeners and keeps them invested in this intricately woven story of murder, power, and justice. Plummer shines as Robin Lockwood, a defense attorney and former MMA fighter. Joe Lattimore is homeless and struggling to provide for his family. To raise money, he agrees to an unsanctioned fight in which his opponent dies. He is then at... Read More

A MATTER OF MURDER

A MATTER OF MURDER Campbell and Carter, Book 7

by Ann Granger | Read by Jilly Bond

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Jilly Bond tells the story of a homeless man, Miff Ferguson, who witnesses the dumping of a murder victim. The body proves to belong to the youngest in a family of shiftless locals. After Inspector Jess Campbell is brought into the case, another member of the same family is found torched in his van. Bond gives convincing portrayals of people from various classes... Read More

MCGARVEY

MCGARVEY The World's Most Dangerous Assassin

by David Hagberg | Read by Matt Godfrey

Vibrance Press | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Matt Godfrey uses all his narration skills in the twenty-fifth spy adventure of Kirk McGarvey, a grizzled CIA agent. Godfrey's careful pacing delivers the straightforward language of a story full of secrets. The action shifts frequently between the deaths of McGarvey's parents' twenty-five years earlier and the unpredictable present. Godfrey uses lighter tones for the women in... Read More

THE MINDERS

THE MINDERS

by John Marrs | Read by Katherine Press, Oliver Hembrough

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

We live in a world in which government intelligence can be held ransom by hackers. Narrators Katherine Press and Oliver Hembrough portray four citizens who volunteer to let the U.K. store its classified information off-line--safely tucked away in their neurodivergent brains. Getting paid to go off the grid and protect government secrets seems like a relatively simple... Read More

MISSING AND ENDANGERED

MISSING AND ENDANGERED Joanna Brady, Book 19

by J.A. Jance | Read by Hillary Huber

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Hillary Huber returns to narrate the 19th addition to Jance's Sheriff Joanna Brady series. For fans, it will feel like a homecoming as Huber consistently performs all the familiar returning characters. In addition, she uses accents and pitch to differentiate the personalities specific to this story, including young children. The plot unfolds a couple of weeks before Christmas... Read More

THE MITFORD TRIAL

THE MITFORD TRIAL The Mitford Murders, Book 4

by Jessica Fellowes | Read by Rachel Atkins

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Rachel Atkins describes the darkening world of rising fascism in which the Mitford sisters grew up. When newlywed Louisa goes on a cruise as a lady's maid to Diana, Unity, and their mother, listeners will clearly envision the surroundings of both the upper-class characters and their servants. The surprise visit Louisa receives from her husband, Detective Sergeant Guy... Read More

MURDER BY PAGE ONE

MURDER BY PAGE ONE

by Olivia Matthews | Read by Janina Edwards

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In a voice full of Southern charm, narrator Janina Edwards portrays librarian "Marvey" Harris and her gang of amateur sleuths in this series debut. A New York native, Marvey has lived in Peach Coast, Georgia, fewer than four months when her friend Jo becomes a murder suspect. With their mutual friend Spencer, Marvey hopes to clear Jo's name--even if it puts their lives at risk.... Read More

NEVER FAR AWAY

NEVER FAR AWAY

by Michael Koryta | Read by Robert Petkoff

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In another satisfying collaboration between the author and narrator Robert Petkoff, the listener hears the story of Nina, who once testified against her wealthy boss when his lethal crimes were revealed. Forced to leave her husband and young kids rather than endanger them, she changed her name to Leah, moved to Maine, and cut off all contact. Ten years later, when her husband... Read More

THE NIGHT GATE

THE NIGHT GATE

Earphones Award Winner

by Peter May | Read by Peter Forbes

Quercus Editions Limited | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook is a great example of the magic that happens when a masterful author and a talented narrator come together to deliver a captivating story. In addition to effectively portraying the many characters--Scottish, British, and European; male and female; young and old--Peter Forbes convincingly voices Hitler, Goering, and de Gaulle. When forensics scientist Enzo Macleod... Read More

THE NIGHT LETTERS

THE NIGHT LETTERS

Earphones Award Winner

by Denise Leith | Read by Blazey Best

W.F. Howes | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook takes listeners to Afghanistan, with narrator Blazey Best introducing them to the characters in this mystery. Listeners will fall in love with them at the same time that Dr. Sofia, an Australian, does. When the locals begin receiving threatening "night letters" from the Taliban, Dr. Sofia becomes alarmed for her friends' safety. And when her former lover returns... Read More

OCEAN PREY

OCEAN PREY

Earphones Award Winner

by John Sandford | Read by Richard Ferrone

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Richard Ferrone's gritty voice is a great match for U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport in this 31st book in the Prey series. Davenport is sent to Florida to help with an FBI investigation of murderous heroin traffickers. In a crossover from another Sandford series, Virgil Flowers, a detective whose thinking is not always on the straight and narrow, is brought in to go... Read More

ONE GOT AWAY

ONE GOT AWAY Nikki Griffin, Book 2

by S.A. Lelchuk | Read by January LaVoy

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator January LaVoy guides listeners into the second book of the action-packed Nikki Griffin series with a performance that is captivating and versatile. LaVoy's voice is a perfect fit for Griffin, a complicated bookseller and private detective who is hired by a wealthy family in San Francisco to find a charismatic con man who has defrauded the family's matriarch. Griffin... Read More

PEOPLE LIKE HER

PEOPLE LIKE HER

by Ellery Lloyd | Read by Nathalie Buscombe, Finlay Robertson, Anna Bentinck

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Nathalie Buscombe, Finlay Robertson, and Anna Bentinck team up to perform this thriller, which examines the dangers and ironies of becoming an influencer. Buscombe portrays Emmy, aka Mamabare, whose carefully calculated imperfect perfection has turned her Instagram account into a major money earner, allowing her to support her husband, Dan, portrayed by Robertson, a... Read More

THE POSTSCRIPT MURDERS

THE POSTSCRIPT MURDERS Harbinder Kaur, Book 2

by Elly Griffiths | Read by Nina Wadia

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

When 90-year-old Peggy Smith is found dead in the English seaside town of Shoreham, no one believes foul play has taken place. But her caregiver, Natalka, has suspicions, especially when she learns Peggy served as a murder consultant to a coterie of mystery writers. Actress Nina Wadia juggles the multiple narrators' voices and accents well, including those of Natalka, friends... Read More

PRODIGAL SON

PRODIGAL SON Orphan X, Book 6

by Gregg Hurwitz | Read by Scott Brick

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The winning combination of Gregg Hurwitz and Scott Brick returns for another action-packed listen featuring Evan Smoak--better known as The Nowhere Man. Fans of the series will not be disappointed as Brick once again captures the ruthlessness and contradictions of Smoak, a man who wants to do good--or at least to stop wreaking vengeance on those who are bad--but he can't quite... Read More

QUIET IN HER BONES

QUIET IN HER BONES

by Nalini Singh | Read by Raj Varma

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Raj Varma portrays Arav, a rising star in New Zealand's literati who suspects that the childhood trauma of his mother's disappearance might have turned him into a sociopath. A decade later, the police find Arav's mother's body just a few miles down the road from his wealthy neighborhood. All signs point to foul play, and it's clear one of Arav's neighbors must be the... Read More

RESCUED

RESCUED Andy Carpenter, Book 17

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Grover Gardner provides the perfect intonations for this audiobook. Rosenfelt's latest in his Andy Carpenter series puts his hero in a unique situation--defending his wife's ex, who has been accused of murder. Gardner's breezy first-person narration of this mystery provides Carpenter's perspective. And while the few women in the audiobook are not differentiated as well... Read More

SAVAGE ROAD

SAVAGE ROAD

by Chris Hauty | Read by Marin Ireland

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Fast-paced from the outset, this audiobook features Hayley Chill, an agent of the Deep State, who wears many hats. Chill is the primary handler for the U.S. president, a Russian spy who has presumably become a double agent. Now he fears his cover has been blown. Narrator Marin Ireland brings the brilliant and fearless Chill to life with an intense delivery that complements... Read More

SAVING GRACE

SAVING GRACE

by Debbie Babitt | Read by Kate Mulligan

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kate Mulligan brings a slight Arkansas twang to this fast-paced mystery involving multiple murders in a small town. Mary Grace has always felt like the disappearance of a childhood classmate was her fault. Now, decades later, the single mother and town sheriff finds herself in the same frightening scenario when another girl goes missing. Mulligan's careful speech and... Read More

SERPENTINE

SERPENTINE Alex Delaware, Book 36

by Jonathan Kellerman | Read by John Rubinstein

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator John Rubinstein employs all his theater, television, and film experience to bring the latest Alex Delaware thriller to life. Rubinstein sparkles as he contrasts the brilliant psychologist Delaware with LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis as they solve a decades-old murder case involving a rich and influential woman's search for her mother's killer. Rubinstein clearly... Read More

SHELL GAME

SHELL GAME V. I. Warshawski, Book 19

by Sara Paretsky | Read by Susan Ericksen

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Susan Ericksen narrates this installment in the V.I. Warshawski mystery series. When a young man is suspected of murder because his phone number is found in the victim's pocket, Warshawski becomes entangled in a web of Middle Eastern archaeological artifacts, a shady payday loan business, Russian gangsters, and missing nieces recently rescued from working the streets. The... Read More

SHIVER

SHIVER

by Allie Reynolds | Read by Olivia Vinall

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Olivia Vinall performs this locked-room mystery set in the French Alps. Ten years after a tragic competitive snowboarding season leaves one woman dead and another paralyzed, Milla attends a reunion with four estranged teammates at a remote chalet, hoping for closure. From the first minutes, Vinall sets a foreboding mood, drawing listeners into the cold, dangerous... Read More

THE SICILIAN METHOD

THE SICILIAN METHOD Inspector Montalbano, Book 26

by Andrea Camilieri, Stephen Sartarelli [Trans.] | Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Grover Gardener's accomplished narration brings alive the whole cast of characters in this long-standing audiobook series. As slightly world-weary Inspector Montalbano is faced with a new case, he also finds himself coming to terms with the fact that both he and his relationship with his long-distance girlfriend, Livia, are aging--and not necessarily aging well. Among the... Read More

THE SILVER SHOOTER

THE SILVER SHOOTER Rose Gallagher, Book 3

by Erin Lindsey | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Erin Lindsey

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Barrie Kreinik reunites with Pinkerton agents Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wilshire for a third adventure, this time in the late-nineteenth-century American West. At Theodore Roosevelt's behest, the pair investigate a series of murders and disappearances around his ranch in the Dakota Territory. Kreinik deftly characterizes the aspiring politician, conveying his robust... Read More

A SIMPLE MURDER

A SIMPLE MURDER A Kate Burkholder Short Story Collection

Earphones Award Winner

by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kathleen McInerney returns to perform this collection of six short stories featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. The stories focus on challenging domestic situations involving young women in the Amish community. In one story, listeners get to spend time with a teenage Katie Burkholder and witness the forming of her sense of justice and rebelliousness against the... Read More

SIT, STAY, SLAY

SIT, STAY, SLAY Dog Club, Book 5

by V.M. Burns | Read by Madison Vaughn

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners will be indignant as every member of Dixie's dog show class is disqualified by a vindictive judge. Indignation swells to anger when the judge deliberately steps on Dixie's champion poodle's foot. And when the judge is murdered, Dixie's friends are outraged when she becomes the prime suspect. As portrayed by narrator Madison Vaughn, Dixie's Type A personality radiates... Read More

SMOKE

SMOKE

by Joe Ide | Read by Zeno Robinson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The fifth in Ide's IQ series is packed with vivid characters and credibility-stretching subplots. Fortunately, narrator Zeno Robinson grounds this audiobook with his gift for dialogue and skill with action sequences. Robinson eases listeners inside Isaiah Quintabe's (IQ's) weary mind as he departs L.A. to look for peace and rejuvenation in Northern California. But, as expected,... Read More

SNOWDRIFT

SNOWDRIFT Detective Inspector Embla Nystrom, Book 3

by Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy [Trans.] | Read by Stina Nielsen

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Stina Nielsen introduces Detective Inspector Embla Nystrom, who is also a sharpshooter and boxer. Listeners join Nystrom and 9-year-old Elliot, the son of her ex, as they plan a hunting trip. Nystrom is called away when a body is found in a remote guesthouse. She is shocked to find that the dead man is gangster Milo Stavic, who kidnapped her best friend when they were... Read More

SPOILS OF THE DEAD

SPOILS OF THE DEAD Liam Campbell, Book 5

by Dana Stabenow | Read by Marguerite Gavin

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The newest installment in the Liam Campbell series finds the state trooper in the Alaskan town of Blewestown. He has barely opened his suitcase when the first crisis arises. Marguerite Gavin superbly narrates this whodunit as Liam investigates the murder of an archaeologist who claimed to discover native artifacts that would turn the oil-rich land into a World Heritage site.... Read More

THE THURSDAY TURKEY MURDERS

THE THURSDAY TURKEY MURDERS Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kusak, Book 2

by Craig Rice | Read by Johnny Heller

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Former con artists Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kusak get conned themselves in Thursday, Iowa, as they travel from New York City to Hollywood. This is a new audio rendition of the 1943 book by Craig Rice. Narrator Johnny Heller provides rapid pacing for the slapstick atmosphere. As Bingo and Handsome get into further trouble with a kidnapped woman, a murdered man, and escaped... Read More

TRASH DAY TRAGEDY

TRASH DAY TRAGEDY Dog Days, Book 4

by Jamie Blair | Read by Johanna Parker

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Johanna Parker's voice contrasts with the gruesome image of a dog trotting around with human bones that raccoons pulled out of a trash can. When the bones are identified as belonging to a murder victim of 100 years ago, Cameron Cripps Hayman goes to work to solve the cold case. But when another murder takes place, Cameron finds herself in trouble. Happily, as her eclectic set... Read More

TURNCOAT

TURNCOAT

by Anthony J Quinn | Read by Adam Best

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Adam Best's gentle Irish accent invites listeners into a relentlessly dark story of Northern Ireland during the Troubles. The main point of view is that of Catholic detective Desmond Maguire, who serves uncomfortably on a Protestant police force. Best voices Maguire's thoughts on being the sole survivor of an IRA ambush. In his search for the informer who drew him into... Read More

TWENTY

TWENTY A Jack Swyteck Novel

by James Grippando | Read by Jonathan Davis

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The Jack Swyteck series continues as the defense attorney finds himself representing a student accused of a school shooting. Complicating the case is his wife, Andie, an FBI agent who becomes caught up in the case. Narrator Jonathan Davis does a nice job varying voices and tempo as the story unfolds. A father's temper surfaces with a brewing anger that Davis captures well. A... Read More

THE UNWILLING

THE UNWILLING

Earphones Award Winner

by John Hart | Read by Kevin Stillwell

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kevin Stillwell brings to life this gut-wrenching story of the weight of war, family secrets, and human depravity. Stillwell is the voice of Gibson French. "Gibby" sounds young, sometimes eager, and often defensive as he forges a relationship with his estranged brother, Jason, against their parents' wishes. Jason enlisted after his drafted twin was killed in Vietnam.... Read More

WIN

WIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Harlan Coben | Read by Steven Weber

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

There is no denying the talent that narrator Steven Weber brings to this audiobook. With a slow, deliberate cadence, he becomes Windsor Horne Lockwood III, an eccentric protagonist with a penchant for violence. Weber's lush characterization allows listeners to know this affluent, bored antihero. Twenty years ago, his cousin, Patricia, was kidnapped, and at the same time two of... Read More

WRONG ALIBI

WRONG ALIBI

by Christina Dodd | Read by Vanessa Johansson

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners join 18-year-old Evie Jones as she moves to an Alaskan town for a fresh start, only to find herself framed for the murder of a mother and child. Evie is living at a wilderness camp when she discovers the whereabouts of the real murderer and seeks vengeance. Vanessa Johansson's stylish narration illuminates both the naïve and street-smart sides of young Evie, which... Read More

YOU WILL NEVER KNOW

YOU WILL NEVER KNOW

by S.A. Prentiss | Read by Eileen Stevens

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Eileen Stevens uses an inquisitive and mellow tone in this mysterious audiobook thriller. After a turbulent marriage, Jessica Thornton remarries and starts a new life with realtor Ted Donovan. They each bring a teenager to their blended family, Jessica's daughter, Emma, and Ted's son, Craig. One night, Ted arrives home from a meeting to discover that both teens are... Read More

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