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THE ACCOMPLICE

THE ACCOMPLICE

Earphones Award Winner

by Joseph Kanon | Read by Jonathan Davis

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Jonathan Davis gives an unparalleled performance of Joseph Kanon's exciting, thought-provoking, and highly satisfying novel set in 1962, after the capture and execution of Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi. Max Weill, an Auschwitz survivor and famed Nazi hunter, spots Otto Schramm in a Hamburg park. Schramm, a high-ranking Nazi and Mengele co-worker, was presumed dead. Aging... Read More

AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD

AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD

by John le Carré | Read by John le Carré

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

John le Carré, as author and narrator of this stand-alone spy thriller, serves up a wholly engaging audio experience. Nat, a 47-year-old career agent recently returned to Britain from a long stint abroad, finds himself struggling with the possibility of his imminent redundancy. While the plot draws its tension from the unsettling alliances in our current political environment,... Read More

THE ART OF THEFT

THE ART OF THEFT Lady Sherlock, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by Sherry Thomas | Read by Kate Reading

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kate Reading gives her usual wonderful interpretation of Charlotte "Sherlock" Holmes and those close to her, including her sister, Olivia; Lord Ingram; and Mrs. Watson. In Sherry Thomas's fourth Lady Sherlock mystery, the stakes are higher than ever. Holmes and Co. find themselves involved in blackmail and complex intrigues when the Maharani of Ajmer enlists them to... Read More

BACKLASH

BACKLASH Scot Harvath, Book 19

by Brad Thor | Read by Armand Schultz

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath's most gripping adventure yet is given a jaw-dropping and pulse-pounding narration by Armand Schultz. Harvath is the lone survivor of a plane crash in a hostile environment. When he learns the crash was no accident, he's on his own in seeking revenge against his enemies. Harvath's distinct voice coupled with a smattering of lively accents populates the... Read More

BARK OF NIGHT

BARK OF NIGHT Andy Carpenter, Book 19

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listening to Grover Gardner narrating a David Rosenfelt novel is like sliding into favorite slippers at the end of a long day: One feels the joyful gratification of a perfect fit. This 19th installment in the Andy Carpenter whodunit series will not disappoint fans. Gardner injects the famous defense lawyer with chipper determination and plenty of self-deprecating humor as he is... Read More

BELOW THE LINE

BELOW THE LINE Charlie Waldo, Book 2

by Howard Michael Gould | Read by John Michael Higgins

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator John Michael Higgins lightheartedly portrays the ecologically extreme Charlie Waldo. Gould's fast-paced sequel to LAST LOOKS is filled with quirky characters and oddballs, but none more quirky or odd than ex-cop Waldo, who lives a hermit-like existence, refusing to own more than 100 things or to own a vehicle because they pollute. Higgins is also wonderful as Lorena,... Read More

A BITTER FEAST

A BITTER FEAST Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Book 18

Earphones Award Winner

by Deborah Crombie | Read by Gerard Doyle

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Gerard Doyle is simply wonderful narrating Crombie's exciting 18th outing with the crime-solving couple Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Doyle animates each of Crombie's numerous characters with slight shifts in voice and tone. The Kincaid family is invited to a posh country estate in the Cotswolds. They're looking forward to a relaxing getaway from their stressful Scotland Yard... Read More

THE BITTERROOTS

THE BITTERROOTS The Highway Quartet, Book 5

by C.J. Box | Read by Christina Delaine

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

What happens when you combine an acclaimed C.J. Box novel with a terrific narration? A stellar audiobook like this one, narrated by Christina Delaine. Box is adept at creating memorable characters, and this audiobook is no exception. Delaine's deft ability to use subtle changes in tone and inflection give credibility to the story, which centers on former sheriff's investigator... Read More

THE BLACK JERSEY

THE BLACK JERSEY

by Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Achy Obejas [Trans.] | Read by Henry Levya

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Henry Leyva gives this unusual mystery a gritty, deep-voiced narration that mimics the grueling nature of the Tour de France itself. He brings listeners the action-packed race, including the increasingly violent events that are preventing riders like ex-serviceman Marc Moreau from completing it. Leyva has to deliver a long list of cycling definitions before the story begins.... Read More

BLUE MOON

BLUE MOON Jack Reacher, Book 24

by Lee Child | Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners soon learn that a simple act of kindness inadvertently places series hero Jack Reacher at the center of a war between the Albanian and Ukrainian mobs. Reacher's latest adventure begins innocently enough. He is on a Greyhound bus with no planned destination when he encounters an old man in need of help--Aaron Shevick. Narrator Scott Brick presents Reacher as strong and... Read More

THE BUTTERFLY GIRL

THE BUTTERFLY GIRL Naomi Cottle, Book 2

by Rene Denfeld | Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Alyssa Bresnahan narrates the second story of Naomi, an investigator who specializes in finding missing children. Naomi has an almost blind determination to locate her own missing sister, and Bresnahan infuses her character with the desperate tenacity that engulfs her life and threatens her marriage. Naomi befriends a homeless street kid, a girl named Celia, who imagines that... Read More

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

by Hallie Ephron | Read by Amy McFadden

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Amy McFadden dives into the evolving drama in this clever thriller featuring a professional organizer and her garage saleloving husband. Emily and her partner, Becca, are capitalizing on the Marie Kondo trend by helping people declutter their homes. The women have the details of their business down to a science--until one busy day they gain two new clients, and Emily... Read More

THE CHESTNUT MAN

THE CHESTNUT MAN

Earphones Award Winner

by Søren Sveistrup, Caroline Waight [Trans.] | Read by Peter Noble

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This superlatively good audio thriller, a first novel by the accomplished screenwriter Søren Sveistrup, is made almost unbearably vivid by narrator Peter Noble. The story hits all the usual gory marks of the genre but is also something more, psychologically richer, better written, and surprisingly moving. A chestnut man is a doll made in autumn by Danish schoolchildren, used... Read More

CITY OF WINDOWS

CITY OF WINDOWS

by Robert Pobi | Read by Stephen Graybill

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Stephen Graybill narrates this tense thriller in a steady tone that keeps the listener engaged throughout each of its chilling assassinations. In this first novel in Pobi's American crime series, we are introduced to former FBI agent Dr. Lucas Page, a brilliant analyst whose strength is connecting the dots. While his mind is computer sharp, his body is an amalgam of prosthetic... Read More

CLEAR MY NAME

CLEAR MY NAME

Earphones Award Winner

by Paula Daly | Read by Colleen Prendergast

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Colleen Prendergast's strong, nuanced voice takes listeners to a village by the sea in northwest England. There, Tess, an investigator for Innocence UK, is gathering evidence to exonerate a woman imprisoned for stabbing her husband's mistress to death. Tess has her own secrets, which come to light as witnesses are interviewed about the murder case. This feminist thriller... Read More

CODENAME VILLANELLE

CODENAME VILLANELLE Killing Eve, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Luke Jennings | Read by Laura Kirman

Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Laura Kirman deserves the lion's share of credit for making this captivating audiobook so irresistible. Her sultry Russian accent conjures an image of the gorgeous assassin Villanelle, an emotionless killing machine who learns how to become the object of desire to her targets. Even Villanelle's adversary, the talented British secret agent Eve Polastri, feels the pull... Read More

COLD STORAGE

COLD STORAGE

by David Koepp | Read by Rupert Friend

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

British actor Rupert Friend narrates this bio-thriller in an easy-to-listen-to American tone and accent. The debut novel from David Koepp, well known as the screenwriter of JURASSIC PARK and other megahits, delivers on cinematic tension, action, and well-placed humor. Think smart, unstoppable human-destroying fungi discovered in a remote area of Australia and then contained by... Read More

CRISIS IN THE COTSWOLDS

CRISIS IN THE COTSWOLDS Cotswold, Book 16

by Rebecca Tope | Read by Caroline Lennon

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

After a year of marriage to undertaker Drew Slocombe, Thea becomes embroiled in yet another mystery when her special-needs friend, Juliet Wilson, is discovered murdered just outside the cemetery. In Book 16 of this audiobook series, Thea investigates the murder, and Drew deals with trying to hold a funeral for a man whose son knows little about his parents. With the performance... Read More

DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW

DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW Andy Carpenter Series, Book 20

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Grover Gardner delivers an exciting performance as the character of Andy Carpenter, an eccentric lawyer who hates to work but gets roped by his wife into defending a man accused of a fourteen-year-old murder. With effective pacing and a sense of energy sometimes held back deliberately and at other times released with gusto, Gardner makes the experience of listening to... Read More

A DANGEROUS MAN

A DANGEROUS MAN Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, Book 18

by Robert Crais | Read by Luke Daniels

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Luke Daniels does a wonderful job of bringing the characters in this mystery alive. Strong and silent tough guy Joe Pike is not expecting to see a young woman being kidnapped and bundled into a car. His ex-cop, ex-Marine training kicks in as he rescues the woman, only to find this draws him and his partner, Elvis Cole, into a suspenseful investigation involving secrets... Read More

DEATH BESIDE THE SEASIDE

DEATH BESIDE THE SEASIDE Lady Hardcastle, Book 6

Earphones Award Winner

by T E Kinsey | Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Elizabeth Knowelden handles the witty, rapid-fire wordplay of Kinsey's mystery. Lady Hardcastle and her lady's maid, Florence, take a holiday at the seaside, only to become embroiled in international intrigue. Knowelden keeps listeners laughing out loud and gives strong expression to the many foreign voices in the story. Knowelden especially shines as the voice of... Read More

THE DESERTER

THE DESERTER

by Nelson DeMille, Alex DeMille | Read by Scott Brick

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Go-to narrator Scott Brick delivers this first installment of a planned trilogy featuring Army CIS officer Scott Brodie and his partner, Maggie Taylor. The pair are in Venezuela looking for Delta Force deserter Kyle Mercer. Brick narrates in his usual breathless style, which is perfectly suited to this page-turning thriller, coauthored by father and son. The plot takes a while... Read More

DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD

DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD

Earphones Award Winner

by Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones [Trans.] | Read by Beata Pozniak

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Polish actress Beata Pozniak does not merely narrate this ethereal new novel, she inhabits it, seamlessly becoming Janina, the main character and teller of the tale. The retired teacher, avid astrologer, and neighborhood eccentric lives in a sparsely populated village in the woods. She prefers the company of animals to people, giving her neighbors unflattering nicknames like... Read More

DROWNING WITH OTHERS

DROWNING WITH OTHERS

by Linda Keir | Read by Christopher Lane, Lauren Ezzo, Emily Sutton-Smith

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Christopher Lane and Emily Sutton-Smith must work two timelines in this audiobook. The body of a poetry teacher has been found 20 years after he disappeared from a prep school campus. Lane and Sutton-Smith portray Ian and Andi Copeland as teen sweethearts and wary adults. Lane portrays the adult Ian in a cavalier tone full of privilege, stopping just short of... Read More

AN ELDERLY LADY IS UP TO NO GOOD

AN ELDERLY LADY IS UP TO NO GOOD

by Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy [Trans.] | Read by Suzanne Toren

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

If you admire Miss Marple's cleverness but secretly wish she would embrace crime rather than solve it, you'll enjoy Suzanne Toren's narration of these five stories about 88-year-old Maud. Toren gives Maud's machinations a dignity and even righteous indignation that belie Maud's actions. Toren also perfectly conveys Maud's clever ability to play upon people's underestimation of... Read More

EMPIRE OF LIES

EMPIRE OF LIES

by Raymond Khoury | Read by Raphael Corkhill

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Raphael Corkhill's heart-thumping performance of Khoury's new time-travel thriller is just about perfect. This audiobook is that rare thing, a whiz-bang adventure with big ideas for our time, and it busts out of the gate with a doozy--the year is 1683, and the Ottomans are at the gates of Vienna. Then a couple of heavily loaded camels blow up (wait . . . what?), and the history... Read More

THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER

THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER

by Kaira Rouda | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kathleen McInerney is assigned the tricky task of voicing duplicity. She uses the honest and familiar tone of a best friend to voice Jane Harris, a stay-at-home mom who is grieving the accidental death of her teenage daughter Mary. But there is a darker Jane, who emerges in subtle tones punctuated by emotional outbursts. Teen characters figure heavily as Jane... Read More

FIRE STORM

FIRE STORM Kaely Quinn Profiler, Book 2

by Nancy Mehl | Read by Traci Odom

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Traci Odom's narration style is one of high-quality invisibility. Her performance is nicely paced, steady, and varied enough to let the listener know when different characters are speaking--but unobtrusive at the same time. Her technique is sort of like air--a crucial thing, but not something a person generally thinks about. In this story, FBI profiler Kaely Quinn heads home to... Read More

THE FRIEND

THE FRIEND Klara Walldeen, Book 3

by Joakim Zander | Read by Hillary Huber, Josh Bloomberg

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this chilling audiobook, one man's choices during a clandestine affair lead to danger for those trying to help him. Narrator Josh Bloomberg voices Jacob Seger, a fledgling Swedish diplomat assigned to war-torn Beirut. The tentative Jacob quickly finds himself in over his head in his relationship with the exotic Yassim, whom Jacob falls for despite her mysterious... Read More

THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE

THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE Millennium Series, Book 6

by David Lagercrantz | Read by Simon Vance

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Simon Vance delivers the sixth Lisbeth Salander story, which began with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Salander has disappeared, leaving journalist Mikael Blomkvist to track her down. He desperately needs her help with another far-reaching conspiracy. Vance's stellar narration imbues the story with an engaging cadence and precise vocal inflection. A staggering number... Read More

A GOLDEN GRAVE

A GOLDEN GRAVE Rose Gallagher, Book 2

by Erin Lindsey | Read by Barrie Kreinik

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The year is 1886, and narrator Barrie Kreinik breathes life into the Gilded Age in Manhattan. Agents Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wiltshire of the Pinkerton Special Branch, dedicated to investigations related to the paranormal, get a new case that involves finding a man who plans to use his supernatural powers to assassinate 28-year-old mayoral candidate Theodore Roosevelt.... Read More

GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL

GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL

by Michael Robotham | Read by Joe Jameson

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The hero of Michael Robotham's new audiobook is psychologist Cyrus Haven, a spin-off character from Robotham's wonderful Joe O'Loughlin series. Narrator Joe Jameson dazzles, rendering regional accents, all ages and sexes, suave politicians, and emotionally chaotic children intensely real. While solving the murder of a teenage girl, Cyrus becomes involved with a wild child known... Read More

THE GUARDIANS

THE GUARDIANS

by John Grisham | Read by Michael Beck

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Michael Beck's Southern drawl lends authenticity to John Grisham's 40th audiobook, this one about a lawyer for a small law firm that works to free prisoners they believe to be wrongly convicted. Beck's earnestness elevates the story of world-weary attorney/minister Cullen Post as he fights like the devil to free Quincy Miller, a man framed for the murder of a sleazy... Read More

HEART OF BARKNESS

HEART OF BARKNESS Chet and Bernie Mysteries, Book 9

by Spencer Quinn | Read by Jim Frangione

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Jim Frangione reprises the voice of Chet, the canine sidekick at the Little Detective Agency, in the newest Chet and Bernie whodunit. Frangione's narration is energetic and straightforward, plausibly recounting events from the dog's point of view without excessive cuteness. Bernie is convinced that Lotty Pilgrim, a washed-up country singer, did not wield the knife that... Read More

HEAVEN, MY HOME

HEAVEN, MY HOME Highway 59, Book 2

by Attica Locke | Read by JD Jackson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

JD Jackson needs the range of a grand piano to do justice to Attica Locke's East Texas, and his skills and appealing baritone have it covered. Locke's protagonist, Darren Matthews, is an African-American Texas Ranger with a rocky marriage, a drinking problem, and a penchant for doing bad things for good reasons. In his morally messy world, 9-year-old Levi King has disappeared... Read More

HERE TO STAY

HERE TO STAY

by Mark Edwards | Read by James Langton

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners unfamiliar with Mark Edwards's previous titles will have no reason to suspect Elliot's good fortune when a bee sting and Gemma's fast action with an EpiPen turn into a whirlwind romance and marriage. However, when her parents, James and Lizzie Robinson, and sister arrive for an extended visit, listeners soon learn that narrator James Langton has the opportunity to... Read More

I SPY

I SPY

by Claire Kendal | Read by Imogen Church

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners will enjoy narrator Imogen Church's ability to develop multiple characters as the plot of Kendal's novel becomes increasingly complex. Holly's story is told in alternating timeframes that allow listeners to understand how she evolves from being a failed applicant to MI5 to a woman involved in an abusive relationship. The narration takes advantage of Church's ability... Read More

INSPECTION

INSPECTION

by Josh Malerman | Read by Michael Crouch, Brittany Pressley

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Malerman's dystopian fairy tale will not disappoint those who loved his earlier work, BIRD BOX. The two protagonists, J and K, are voiced expertly by Michael Crouch and Brittany Pressley. J is one of the adolescent Alphabet Boys, boys brought up together without knowledge of the opposite sex; K is a Letter Girl and is equally ignorant of males. Crouch's cadence perfectly... Read More

THE KILLER IN THE CHOIR

THE KILLER IN THE CHOIR Fethering Village Mysteries, Book 19

by Simon Brett | Read by Simon Brett

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Simon Brett narrates his own audiobook, a mystery full of family drama and old grudges. At the funeral of her father, Alice Mallett accuses her stepmother, Heather, of having murdered him. Despite having been so accused, Heather immediately throws herself into planning the ideal wedding for Alice. Wondering why Heather would want to help a woman who maligned her publicly,... Read More

LABYRINTH

LABYRINTH FBI Thriller, Book 23

by Catherine Coulter | Read by Tim Campbell, Saskia Maarleveld

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The narration team of Tim Campbell and Saskia Maarleveld draws listeners into this mystery with voices that shape the characters in two related storylines. Agent Sherlock has an accident that gives her amnesia. Meanwhile, a colleague who has psychic abilities is on the trail of a suspected kidnapper in a nearby small town. As Sherlock helps the agent close in on the kidnapper... Read More

LADY IN THE LAKE

LADY IN THE LAKE

by Laura Lippman | Read by Susan Bennett

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners will be blown away by narrator Susan Bennett as they are transported to 1960s Baltimore in this fresh mystery. Bennett expertly transitions between Madeline Schwartz, Cleo Sherwood, and a wide range of supporting characters. Maddie, a pampered former housewife, has left her husband to chase a life of meaning. She's working as a reporter when the body of Cleo, a young... Read More

LAND OF WOLVES

LAND OF WOLVES Walt Longmire, Book 15

by Craig Johnson | Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

George Guidall's semi-rough, laid-back voice is a great fit for Walt Longmire, the tough, honest, sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. There is humor tucked in the corners of Guidall's voice, as there is in Longmire's recounting of his adventures, even when the situations he faces are extremely dangerous. In this story, a wolf may be guilty of killing sheep, and a dead Chilean... Read More

THE LAST GOOD GUY

THE LAST GOOD GUY Roland Ford, Book 3

by T. Jefferson Parker | Read by Will Damron

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Will Damron returns to narrate the third book in the P.I. Roland Ford series. Damron's smooth, well-paced voice is a great match for the "last good guy," a thoughtful, justice-seeking investigator. Listeners new to the series will be able to pick up on the backstories and get right into the plot, which begins in typical noir fashion with a beautiful young woman walking... Read More

THE LAST HOUSE GUEST

THE LAST HOUSE GUEST

by Megan Miranda | Read by Rebekkah Ross

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Rebekkah Ross does a solid job narrating this mystery featuring an apparent suicide, a skeptical friend, and a group of 20-somethings who summer in Littleport, Maine. Reformed local bad girl Avery Greer suspects that her best friend's death was not a suicide at all and begins her own private investigation. Her wealthy summer peers respond with frustration and cruelty, which... Read More

THE LONG CALL

THE LONG CALL The Two Rivers, Book 1

by Ann Cleeves | Read by Ben Aldridge

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Ben Aldridge gives listeners the perfect introduction to Matthew Venn, a cool-headed DI in picturesque North Devon whose calm life is about to be shattered. Aldridge narrates at an easy pace and provides a subtle regional accent as Venn investigates the murder of a man with an albatross tattooed around his neck. Aldridge's smoothly shifting accents and warm tone draw... Read More

THE LOOT

THE LOOT

by Craig Schaefer | Read by Susannah Jones

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Susannah Jones is so earnest narrating this audiobook that listeners will grip their armchairs (or steering wheels) until their muscles ache. Sgt. Charlie McCabe returns home from Army duty in Afghanistan, where she disarmed explosives. She finds that her gambling father is being threatened by loan sharks and her new job as a bodyguard is as dangerous as the one she just left.... Read More

LOVE AND DEATH AMONG THE CHEETAHS

LOVE AND DEATH AMONG THE CHEETAHS Royal Spyness, Book 13

by Rhys Bowen | Read by Jasmine Blackborow

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Jasmine Blackborow takes on the challenge of voicing many characters--some historic, others fictional--from across the British Empire, including the Duke of Windsor and his mistress, Wallis Simpson. In the 13th book in The Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana is surprised by her groom with a honeymoon trip to Kenya, where she finds the British aristocrats engaging in... Read More

THE MAN IN THE WHITE LINEN SUIT

THE MAN IN THE WHITE LINEN SUIT A Stewart Hoag Mystery

by David Handler | Read by Peter Berkrot

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Peter Berkrot narrates the latest addition to the Stewart Hoag series, capturing all its wit, wisecracks, and warmth. Hoagy, a celebrity ghostwriter, hasn't written anything in ages, but he may finally have a handle on his second novel. Sylvia James, a much-despised editorial executive, wants him to investigate a client's missing manuscript. The client is Sylvia's aging father,... Read More

MURDER IN THE CITY OF LIBERTY

MURDER IN THE CITY OF LIBERTY Van Buren and DeLuca, Book 2

by Rachel McMillan | Read by Simona Chitescu-Welk

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Simona Chitescu-Welk narrates the second installment in a series set in the City of Liberty (Boston) in 1940. Errol Parker, the leading base stealer in the Boston farm leagues, hires Hamish DeLuca and Regina Van Buren to investigate hate crimes and the murder of his nephew. Chitescu-Welk reads in a bright, upbeat voice without a single regional accent. While the story is set in... Read More

A MURDEROUS MALADY

A MURDEROUS MALADY Florence Nightingale, Book 2

by Christine Trent | Read by Lucy Rayner

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Lucy Rayner takes listeners on a thrilling journey, following the footsteps of Florence Nightingale as she learns to run a hospital just before her work in Crimea. In this meticulously researched mystery, the historical details of which are explained in the afterword, listeners feel that they are part of the story as Florence seeks to find the cause of one of the worst... Read More

THE NIGHT FIRE

THE NIGHT FIRE Harry Bosch, Book 22, Renée Ballard, Book 3

by Michael Connelly | Read by Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Titus Welliver and Christine Lakin return to perform Connelly's newest offering in the Bosch/Ballard series. Connelly has solved the problem of the aging-out of his determined retired detective Harry Bosch. By pairing him with Renée Ballard, a young, relentless detective, we have the old guard complemented by the new and receptive mentee. They work day and night... Read More

THE NOWHERE CHILD

THE NOWHERE CHILD

by Christian White | Read by Katherine Littrell

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Katherine Littrell lends her talent to the heart-pounding story of a young woman caught in a strange tale of religious cults, stolen children, and snake handling. Kim Leamy lives a fairly quiet life, avoiding her neighbors and teaching photography at a school in Melbourne, Australia. When she encounters a man from Kentucky with DNA evidence that he may be her brother,... Read More

OLD BONES

OLD BONES

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child | Read by Cynthia Farrell

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook launches a new series from the Preston-Child writing team but is a challenging listen. The opening chapters are disjointed, and the narration often lacks variation. Narrator Cynthia Farrell paces the story well but struggles with voicing the characters and injecting enough distinction in conversations. The premise is promising. Archaeologist Nora Kelly is... Read More

OUTFOX

OUTFOX

by Sandra Brown | Read by Victor Slezak

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Victor Slezak maneuvers listeners through the cat-and-mouse game being played by FBI agent Drex Easton and the serial killer who murdered his mother. When Drex was a child, his mother went missing without a trace. Now an adult, he's devoted all of his resources to finding her killer and finally catching him when the rest of the Bureau can't. Easton's surprising romance... Read More

THE PAWFUL TRUTH

THE PAWFUL TRUTH Cat in the Stacks, Book 11

by Miranda James | Read by Erin Bennett

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Erin Bennett energetically depicts Athena, Mississippi, a small town filled with endearing and eccentric residents, including librarian Charlie Harris. It's also a place with murders aplenty. Harris decides to indulge his interest in medieval history by auditing a class taught by the charismatic and handsome Carey Warriner. While at school, Harris overhears a heated... Read More

PEACH CLOBBERED

PEACH CLOBBERED A Georgia B&B Mystery

by Anna Gerard | Read by Jane Oppenheimer

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Jane Oppenheimer captures Nina's alarm when a man in a penguin suit shows up at her door insisting that the house she just bought to serve as a B&B really belongs to him. That's what his late aunt promised, Harry claims. Shortly afterwards, Nina finds a man in a penguin costume, stabbed and dying--but it's not her would-be evictor. Instead it's the most hated man in... Read More

THE PEARL DAGGER

THE PEARL DAGGER An Art Deco Mystery, Book 3

by L.A. Chandlar | Read by Emma Lysy

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listening to this audiobook takes one back to New York City's privileged social scene of the 1930s, a world of parties, dance clubs, politics, and, of course, crime. This crime novel is the third in the Art Deco mysteries, featuring crime fighter Lane Sanders, who is also an aide to Governor Fiorello La Guardia. Narrator Emma Lysy radiates energy and enthusiasm as she presents... Read More

THE PERFECT WIFE

THE PERFECT WIFE

by JP Delaney | Read by Saskia Maarleveld, Graham Halstead, Euan Morton, JP Delaney [Note]

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Saskia Maarleveld, Graham Halstead, and Euan Morton narrate this domestic thriller featuring Tim, a robotics specialist who builds a perfect replica of his perfect wife, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances five years earlier. Maarleveld performs the majority of the audiobook, taking on the parts told from Abbie's perspective, clearly signaling the empathetic,... Read More

A PLAIN VANILLA MURDER

A PLAIN VANILLA MURDER China Bayles, Book 27

by Susan Wittig Albert | Read by Julia Gibson

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Julia Gibson introduces listeners to the sordid world of orchid laundering in this mystery involving the murder of a professor who specializes in the vanilla orchid. As police chief Sheila Dawson investigates the crime, listeners learn much about the growing, processing, and use of vanilla, mostly through the eyes of China Bayles, a former criminal lawyer and now the... Read More

THE REIGN OF THE KINGFISHER

THE REIGN OF THE KINGFISHER

Earphones Award Winner

by T.J. Martinson | Read by L.J. Ganser

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Tension and suspense are maintained on high with L.J. Ganser's narration of this Chicago mystery, the author's debut. Hostages have been taken to try to force the police to come clean about the death of the Kingfisher, a superhero or vigilante, depending on your point of view, 30 years after the police claim he was murdered. From the start, Ganser sets a strong pace in a style... Read More

THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN

THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN

by Allison Montclair | Read by Sarah Nichols

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Sarah Nichols immerses listeners in London in the year 1946, a post-WWII world of rationing that creates daily challenges faced by both ex-soldiers and civilians. Gwen Bainbridge and Iris Sparks are the owners of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau. When they learn that one of their clients, Dickie Trower, has been arrested for murdering the woman they matched him with,... Read More

THE SECOND SLEEP

THE SECOND SLEEP

Earphones Award Winner

by Robert Harris | Read by Roy McMillan

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Best known for his animated narration of DON QUIXOTE and other essential classics, Roy McMillan is one of our most versatile and accomplished voices, equally effective narrating a popular thriller. The author of FATHERLAND always keeps listeners on their toes, and here a pastiche of elements--a dystopian world, a possible murder mystery, the high action of a thriller--results... Read More

THE SECRETS WE KEPT

THE SECRETS WE KEPT

Earphones Award Winner

by Lara Prescott | Read by Cynthia Farrell, Mozhan Marno, Carlotta Brentan, Saskia Maarleveld, Jonathan Davis, David Pittu, James Fouhey

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This ensemble performance of Laura Prescott's novel, told from multiple points of view, reimagines from a female perspective one of the great Cold War coups--the smuggling into the West and publication in 1958 of Boris Pasternak's DR. ZHIVAGO. In Washington, the narrators include "The Typists" at CIA headquarters, a young Russian-speaking agent, and a glamorous senior agent... Read More

SHAMED

SHAMED Kate Burkholder, Book 11

by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Kathleen McInerney's narration takes listeners into the simple and plain world of the Amish. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is in a race against time to find an abducted child and stop a series of brutal murders within the community. As a former community member, Kate has knowledge and experience that helps her untangle the events that have led to the murders, which are... Read More

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT

by Tess Gerritsen | Read by Hillary Huber

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Ava Collette runs from a secret in her past to a Maine summer home, where she discovers her new town is not as idyllic as it seems. Hillary Huber does a fine job with the narration, changing the pacing of voices to create the characters around Ava. Huber doesn't camp up a New England accent, which would have been so tempting and easy. Instead she offers subtle touches for the... Read More

SINGAPORE SAPPHIRE

SINGAPORE SAPPHIRE

by A.M. Stuart | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Upon the deaths of her husband and son in 1910, Harriet Gordon moves to Singapore from India in this eventful audiobook. When she shows up for the second day of her job as a typist, she finds Sir Oswald Newbold, her client, brutally murdered and his house ransacked. The crime introduces Harriet to the intriguing Inspector Curran and plunges her into its investigation. Narrator... Read More

A SINNER'S PRAYER

A SINNER'S PRAYER J.T. Ellington, Book 4

by M.P. Wright | Read by Ben Onwukwe

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Ben Onwukwe's superb narration of the third J.T. Ellington audiobook brings the intense character back--more tormented and haunted than ever. In his efforts to lead a quiet life, J.T. is content to leave his P.I. work behind, but the work won't leave him alone. A bridegroom disappears on his wedding day, and, reluctantly, J.T. is enlisted to find him. Onwukwe portrays him with... Read More

A STRANGER ON THE BEACH

A STRANGER ON THE BEACH

by Michele Campbell | Read by January LaVoy

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook, artfully narrated by January LaVoy, purports to tell the story of Caroline Stark and her torrid affair with young Aiden, a bartender at a restaurant near her weekend house in the Hamptons. As her husband appears to be having his own affair, her impulsive desire seems understandable. But who's betraying whom, and to what end? Though the listener is privy to both... Read More

THE SUBSTITUTION ORDER

THE SUBSTITUTION ORDER

by Martin Clark | Read by David Aaron Baker

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator David Aaron Baker is spot-on as listeners are treated to a multilayered story and a colorful cast of characters in this legal thriller. Kevin Moore, a talented young lawyer, finds himself disbarred and separated from his wife after a summer of drugs and debauchery. As he works to rebuild his life, Kevin is approached by a mysterious stranger who wants him to join a... Read More

THE SUMMER OF ELLEN

THE SUMMER OF ELLEN

by Agnete Friis | Read by Victor Bevine

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Unless you're a Danish speaker, you will appreciate this powerful novel more if you listen to the audiobook. Narrator Victor Bevine offers an atmospheric mystery while displaying an impressive facility with Danish place and character names. Jacob, wallowing in self-pity and alcohol after his divorce, is called by his 90-year-old great-uncles to come to their rural farm. When he... Read More

THEME MUSIC

THEME MUSIC

by T. Marie Vandelly | Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Sarah Mollo-Christensen's grave, introspective tones are well suited to this grisly yet cerebral mystery. When Dixie Wheeler was a baby, her family was brutally murdered. Twenty-five years later, Dixie moves into her ancestral home, yearning to confront her past. Vandelly spares few details, and Mollo-Christensen vividly unfurls bloody scenes, disturbing visions, and... Read More

THIS SIDE OF NIGHT

THIS SIDE OF NIGHT

by J. Todd Scott | Read by T. Ryder Smith

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook dramatizes the power of Mexican drug cartels. The author's background as a DEA agent is obvious in the novel, which also benefits from the direct and well-paced delivery of narrator T. Ryder Smith. The story focuses on a brutal assault on two busloads of young teachers who are training to work in remote areas of Mexico, but the motive for the attack is unclear.... Read More

TIN BADGES

TIN BADGES

by Lorenzo Carcaterra | Read by Pete Simonelli

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

It's not just the tin badges that shine in this pulse-pounding thriller, splendidly performed by Pete Simonelli. The audiobook is from the bestselling author of hits like A SAFE PLACE and SLEEPERS. Carcaterra unleashes ex-cop Tank Rizzo, who retired after a fatal shoot-out, and his motley crew of former cops and rough friends. Together, they aim to take down a ruthless drug... Read More

TO THE LIONS

TO THE LIONS

by Holly Watt | Read by Katharine McEwan

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners join Casey Benedict, an investigative journalist, as she risks all to break a story that will shock the world. The result is a thriller that reflects much about today's journalism in the UK, as well as raising some uncomfortable questions. Katharine McEwan is the perfect narrator for this story. Her portrayal of the lead characters is spot-on as they dramatize the... Read More

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIE

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIE

by Sara Lövestam | Read by Neil Shah, Laura Jennings

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Neil Shah and Laura Jennings deliver the story of an unusual private investigator, a young Iranian refugee who is living illegally in Stockholm. Kouplan is hired by Pernilla to find her 6-year-old daughter, who was kidnapped while they were walking in the rain on a crowded street. Pernilla and Kouplan, both living secret lives, help each other. Shah portrays Kouplan... Read More

UNDER OCCUPATION

UNDER OCCUPATION

by Alan Furst | Read by Peter Noble

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Peter Noble is known for the range and variety of his audiobook credits, and more importantly for his sensitivity to the unique mood and character of each work he undertakes. That skill is put to good use in historical novelist Alan Furst's latest WWII thriller, set in occupied Paris and other sites across Nazi-occupied Europe. The plot is episodic, a series of... Read More

THE VAN APFEL GIRLS ARE GONE

THE VAN APFEL GIRLS ARE GONE

by Felicity McLean | Read by Cat Gould

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The unsolved disappearance of three girls from their small town in Australia is recounted by 11-year-old Tikka Malloy, portrayed by Cat Gould. In a time shift, the adult Tikka remains haunted by guilt, as she and her older sister knew the girls were planning to run away yet never told anyone. Gould's native Australian accent lends a useful authenticity to the narrative, but the... Read More

THE VANISHED BRIDE

THE VANISHED BRIDE Brontë Sisters, Book 1

by Bella Ellis | Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Elizabeth Knowelden gives listeners insight into the Brontë sisters as Charlotte, Emily, and Anne decide to become "detectors." When a local woman disappears, leaving her bedroom covered in blood, the trio find themselves the only ones who take serious notice. Knowelden effectively portrays each character in the audiobook, despite the lack of distinction among the three sisters... Read More

VENDETTA IN DEATH

VENDETTA IN DEATH In Death, Book 49

by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrating the 49th book in this series, Susan Ericksen is abundantly familiar with its heroine and wide cast of characters. In the mid-21st century, a self-proclaimed Lady Justice seeks to right wrongs committed against women by murdering the perpetrators in the most brutal ways. Lieutenant Eve Dallas from the New York Police and Security Department (NYPSD) must discover who is... Read More

THE WALKER ON THE CAPE

THE WALKER ON THE CAPE Sgt. Windflower, Book 1

by Mike Martin | Read by Francis G. Kearney

Mike Martin | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The first in a series of mysteries is narrated by Francis G. Kearney, with believable Canadian intonations. Sergeant Winston Windflower is a full-blooded Cree transplant who has taken a post in the small fishing town of Grand Bank. When a widower's body is discovered, Windflower learns there is much more to the investigation than initially meets the eye. Along with portraying a... Read More

WHAT ROSE FORGOT

WHAT ROSE FORGOT

by Nevada Barr | Read by Kate Burton

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Fans of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series will find this stand-alone audiobook a totally different listening experience. Narrator Kate Burton portrays Rose, a woman in her 60s who has escaped an institution's Memory Unit. Rose is convinced that she has been falsely committed for dementia. Burton dramatically portrays Rose's metamorphosis as the drugs that have fogged her brain... Read More

WHISKERS IN THE DARK

WHISKERS IN THE DARK Mrs. Murphy, Book 28

by Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown | Read by Kate Forbes

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Kate Forbes narrates an audio mystery that alternates between 2018 and 1787. In the midst of hunting trials held by the Hounds for Heroes charity for wounded veterans, a former Foreign Service officer gets his throat slit. Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen investigates this death while also looking into the discovery of a murdered African-American woman wearing a necklace worth... Read More

THE WHISPER MAN

THE WHISPER MAN

by Alex North | Read by Christopher Eccleston

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners looking for creepy will find it in full force in Alex North's dark thriller, narrated by British actor Christopher Eccleston. The "whisper man" was the moniker given to Frank Carter, a serial murderer who sought vulnerable boys and whispered to them outside their windows at night. Although Carter was captured and incarcerated years ago, similar crimes are once again... Read More

THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES

THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES

by Ruth Hogan | Read by Elaine Claxton

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Elaine Claxton narrates the hopeful story of Masha, a grieving mother starting to learn to live again with the help of some strange and wonderful people in her life. After losing her son 12 earlier, Masha spends her time at the local pool, practicing drowning and reading the history of mourning so that someday she can lead tours in a local cemetery. It will take a strange opera... Read More

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