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Sunday 11 February 2024

A LITTER OF BONES


A Litter Of Bones by JD Kirk
Book 1 in the DCI Logan Crime Thrillers series
Narrated by Angus King
Genre: crime fiction
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


A missing child. A tormented detective. A ticking clock.

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan stopped the serial child-killer dubbed 'Mister Whisper,' earning himself a commendation, a drinking problem, and a broken marriage in the process.

Now, he spends his days working in Glasgow's Major Investigations Team, and his nights reliving the horrors of what he saw.

And what he did.

When another child disappears a hundred miles north in the Highlands, Jack is sent to lead the investigation and bring the boy home. But as similarities between the two cases grow, could it be that Jack caught the wrong man all those years ago?

And, if so, is the real Mister Whisper about to claim his fourth victim?
Source: Info in the "About A Litter Of Bones" was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44678633-a-litter-of-bones on 15/09/2023.


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My Thoughts:
I've read JD Kirk's Robert Hoon Thriller series first before I started reading this book. I understand that this series came first and that Hoon was the off-shoot story. However, I love Hoon so much that I wanted to read more of this author. I just hope that I haven't messed up royally by reading Hoon first before the DCI Logan series.

The main protagonist is DCI Logan and he is supposed to be the expert in the case having collared the original Mister Whisper. If it was Lt. Eve Dallas of the In Death series by JD Robb, then it would only be Dallas and Dallas alone who would know, catch and apprehend the perpetrator. Not the case here.
Logan might be the main protagonist, but catching the perpetrator is a team effort. I love the In Death series! But I like the "team effort" better!

I like the way Angus King pinched his nose to give Jinkies his character.


Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = (7 hrs and 31 mins listening time)
Plot = 4.5
Narration = 5


Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


Books In The DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Series:
Book 1: A LITTER OF BONES Book 2: THICKER THAN WATER Book 3: THE KILLING CODE Book 4: BLOOD AND TREACHERY Book 5: THE LAST BLOODY STRAW Book 6: A WHISPER OF SORROWS Book 7: THE BIG MAN UPSTAIRS Book 8: A DEATH MOST MONUMENTAL Book 9: A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL Book 10: AHEAD OF THE GAME Book 11: AN ISOLATED INCIDENT Book 12: COLDER THAN THE GRAVE Book 13: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER Book 14: CITY OF STARS Book 15: HERE LIE THE DEAD Book 16: ONE FOR THE AGES Book 17: IN SERVICE OF DEATH Book 18: A DEAD MAN WALKING Book 19: WHERE THE PIECES LIE


 
Meet The Author

About JD Kirk:
JD Kirk is the pen name of multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, and writer of comics, Barry Hutchison.

JD Kirk lives in the Highlands of Scotland with his wife, two children, and a number of sturdy umbrellas. Despite writing from a young age, 'A Litter of Bones' is his first novel, and combines his love of the Highlands, crime thrillers, and cats.


The Narrator

About Angus King:
#Actor #Audiobook narrator including Booker Prize Winner 2020 #Shuggiebain.

Not to be confused with US Senator @Senangusking



FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

Friday 9 February 2024

RANDOM IN DEATH


Random In Death by JD Robb
Book 58 in the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: sci-fi crime fiction
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


In the new crime thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling J.D. Robb, a small and easily concealed weapon wreaks havoc, and the killer is just a face in the crowd.

Jenna’s parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye, and smiles. It’s the best night of her life. It’s the last night of her life.

Minutes later, Jake’s in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it’s no use. He doesn’t know that someone in the crowd has jabbed her with a needle — and when his girlfriend Nadine arrives, she knows the only thing left to do for the girl is call her friend, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

After everyone on the scene is interviewed, lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim’s body — and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents. Dallas searches for a pattern: Had any boys been harassing Jenna? Was she engaging in risky behavior or caught up in something shady? But there are no obvious clues why this levelheaded sixteen-year-old, passionate about her music, would be targeted.

And that worries Dallas. Because if Jenna wasn’t targeted, if she was just the random, unlucky victim of a madman consumed by hatred, there are likely more deaths to come.
Source: Info in the "About Random In Death" was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/127305845-random-in-death on 07/02/2024.


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My Thoughts:
Wonderful to see Bella again!

I like the way this investigation came together. Bits and pieces of clues from different threads of the investigation came together to provide information to the investigating team that enabled Lt Dallas and her team get the bad guys. Although it is still Lt Eve Dallas who cracked the case. This time around at least the information gathering was a team effort. I like that better than it is just Dallas and Dallas alone who got the killer. Kudos to this book!

As usual Susan Ericksen did a wonderful job of narrating this book!


Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4
Pace = (13 hrs and 6 mins listening time)
Plot = 4.5
Narration = 5


Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


 
Books In The In Death Series:
Book 43: APPRENTICE IN DEATH Book 44: ECHOES IN DEATH Book 45: SECRETS IN DEATH Book 46: DARK IN DEATH Book 47: LEVERAGE IN DEATH Book 48: CONNECTIONS IN DEATH Book 49: VENDETTA IN DEATH Book 50: GOLDEN IN DEATH Book 51: SHADOWS IN DEATH Book 52: FAITHLESS IN DEATH Book 53: FORGOTTEN N DEATH Book 54: ABANDONED IN DEATH Book 55: DESPERATION IN DEATH Book 56: ENCORE IN DEATH Book 57: PAYBACK IN DEATH Book 58: RANDOM IN DEATH Book 59: PASSIONS IN DEATH


 
Meet The Author

About JD Robb:
J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Forgotten in Death (St. Martin's Press, September 2021) is the 53rd entry in the series.


The Narrator

About Susan Ericksen:
Susan Ericksen is a Renaissance woman. In addition to being an Earphones-winning audiobook narrator and director — she's a writer, an amateur linguist, an actress, a mother, and a wife. In the 1980s she joined former classmate David Colacci in western Michigan, where he was artistic director for the Hope Summer Repertory Theater. Twenty miles away, a fledgling audiobook publisher called Brilliance was looking for narrators.

Susan has recorded around two hundred audiobooks for Brilliance, BBC Audiobooks, Tantor, and Hachette. "It was a natural step. As repertory theater actors, the whole point is to be able to do Shakespeare one night, a musical the next night, and Noel Coward the next. So you have multiple personalities and multiple character voices and physicalities. These are such valuable skills for doing audiobooks."



FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 
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