This is a highlights to the audio books that are coming out soon, on my ‘Wish List’ on Audible.co.uk.
Manna from Hades: The Cornish Mysteries, Book 1 – by Carola Dunn.
Narrated by Wanda McCaddon. Length: 9 hrs and 5 minutes. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release date: 07/02/2017 & published by Blackstone Audio.
Regular price: £20.73 or 1 credit. Or if you buy or own a Kindle edition, you can get it for £3.47.
Eleanor Trewynn is a widow of some years living in Port Mabyn, a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. In her younger days, she travelled the exotic parts of the world with her husband. These days she’s retired and founded the local charity shop. Her niece, Megan Pencarrow, transferred nearby and was recently promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant. Perhaps the only downside is that she is now working for a DI who doesn’t approve of women on the police force and who really doesn’t much approve of Megan’s aunt Eleanor, as she is something of a thorn in his rather substantial side.
All of these factors collide when, the day after collecting donations, Eleanor and the vicar’s wife find the dead body of a long-haired, scruffy-looking youth hidden in the stockroom of the charity shop. Then they discover that some donated jewelery thought to be fake is actually very real, very expensive, and the haul from a violent robbery in London. Making matters more complex, the corpse found in the storeroom is apparently not one of the robbers.
Carola Dunn’s Manna from Hades is a confounding Cornish case of daring theft, double-cross, and a wily older woman confronted by a case of murder most foul.
Buried in the Country: The Cornish Mysteries, Book 1 – by Carola Dunn.
Narrated by Wanda McCaddon. Length: 9 hrs and 21 minutes. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release date: 24/01/2017 & published by Blackstone Audio.
Regular Price:£19.59 or 1 Credit. Or if you buy or own a Kindle edition, you can get it for £3.99.
After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel.
Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security for the conference. Two African students, refugees from Ian Smith’s Rhodesia, arrive for the conference, escorted by Megan’s bête noire from Scotland Yard. They are followed by two mysterious and sinister Londoners, whose allegiances and connections to the conference and the missing solicitor are unclear. With a raging storm having trapped everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder, and it’s up to Eleanor and Megan to uncover the truth before more lives are lost.
The Navy Lark Volume 31: Horrible Horace: Four classic radio comedy episodes.
Narrated by the cast: Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray & Ronnie Barker. From the BBC Radio Program.
Release Date:02/03/2017 & published by BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Regular Price:£8.74 or 1 Credit.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray star in four episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy series: ‘The Morning After’ (11 March 1960), ‘The Admiral’s Present’ (18 March 1960), ‘Horrible Horace’ (28 December 1975), ‘Officers’ and Gents’ Lib’ (4 January 1976). These hilarious BBC radio episodes also feature Ronnie Barker, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates. Duration: 2 hours approx.
Defending the Dead: Relatively Dead Mysteries, Book 3 – by Sheila Connolly.
Narrated by Emily Durante. Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release Date:25/01/2017 & published by Tantor Audio.
Regular Price:£22.57 or 1 Credit.
Abby Kimball has slowly accepted her recently discovered ability to see the dead, but none of the harmless sightings she’s experienced could have prepared her for the startling apparition of a centuries-old courtroom scene – where she locks eyes with a wicked and gleeful accuser. Thrown back more than 300 years, Abby realizes she’s been plunged into a mystery that has fascinated people throughout American history: the Salem witch trials.
With her boyfriend Ned at her side, Abby digs into the history of the events, researching the people and possible causes of that terrible time and her own connection to them-all the while going more deeply into her connection to Ned, both extraordinary and romantic.
As Abby witnesses more fragments from the events in Salem and struggles with the question of how such a nightmare could have come about, she’s suddenly confronted with a pressing personal question: Were one or more of her ancestors among the accused? Unravelling the puzzling clues behind that question just might give Abby and Ned the answer to a very modern mystery of their own.
Gunpowder Plot: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery – Book 15 – by Carola Dunn.
Narrated by Lucy Rayner. Length: 9 hrs. Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:07/02/2017 & published by Blackstone Audio.
Regular Price:£20.73 or 1 Credit.
In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend’s house to witness the estate’s famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for.
The home is the site of some severe family tension. The Viscount and head of the family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone – especially his children – meet his own unreasonable expectations. On the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the Viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand. What’s more, he apparently first killed a guest – a married woman visiting England from Australia – before turning the gun on himself.
Now it’s up to Alec Fletcher, Daisy’s husband and a DCI of Scotland Yard, to unravel the mystery and the long-held family secrets that led to this state of affairs. But a solution will require, perhaps, more than a little help from Daisy herself.
The Book Club Murders – by Leslie Nagel.
Narrated by Dina Pearlman. Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release Date:31/01/2017 & published by Audible Studios.
Regular Price:£16.88 or 1 Credit.
In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel’s irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally – and murder a bit too lightly.
Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. She’ll do anything to make it a success – even join the stuffy Agatha’s Book Club in order to cultivate customers among the wealthy elite of Oakwood, Ohio.
Although mixing with the most influential women in town has its advantages, Charley finds the endless gossip a high price to pay. But after two women with close ties to the Agatha’s are brutally murdered, everyone falls under threat – and suspicion. When key evidence indicates that both murders are the work of the same hand, Charley realizes that the killer has arranged each corpse in perfect imitation of crime scenes from the club’s murder mystery reading list. She uses her membership in the club to convince Detective Marcus Trenault to use her as an inside informant. Not that he could stop her anyway.
Intelligent, fearless, and every bit as stubborn as Marc is, Charley soon learns the Agatha’s aren’t the only ones with secrets to protect. Passions explode as she and Marc must race against time to prevent another murder. And if Charley’s not careful, she may find herself becoming the killer’s next plot twist.
Deader Homes and Gardens – Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries – Book 4 – by Angie Fox.
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release Date:24/01/2017 & published by Audible Studios.
Regular Price:£16.88 or 1 Credit.
Southern belle Verity Long is back in business – as a ghost hunter. Now all she has to do is visit the town’s creepiest mansion and exorcise a family of vengeful spirits. Piece of cake. After all, ghosts love her and need her…that is until she meets the ghosts of Rock Fall mansion. They’ll do anything to keep their murderous secrets hidden within the cliff-side fortress – even if that means getting rid of one meddling ghost hunter.
With the entire town sceptical and scrutinizing her every move, Verity struggles to uncover the century-old mystery behind the house. And when she stumbles upon a very fresh, very dead body, she realizes there’s more to it than she ever imagined. With the help of her sexy cop boyfriend, Ellis, and her ghostly gangster sidekick, Frankie, she braves the overgrown gardens, the desolate family cemetery, and the haunted mansion that have been locked away for generations. But can Verity unearth the truth before she’s the next one buried on the deadly grounds?
A Cast of Vultures – Sam Clair mysteries – Book 3 – by Judith Flanders.
Narrated by Julia Franklin. Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release Date:01/02/2017 & published by Isis Publishing Ltd.
Regular Price:£17.49 or 1 Credit or Get this Audiobook for the reduced price of £3.99, when you buy the Kindle edition first.
Usually sharp-witted editor Sam Clair stumbles through her post-launch-party morning with the hangover to end all hangovers. Before the Nurofen has even kicked in, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbours, suspected arson and the odd unidentified body. When the grisly news breaks that the fire has claimed a victim, Sam is already in pursuit. Never has comedy been so deadly as Sam faces down a pair from Thugs “R” Us, aided by nothing more than a CID boyfriend, a stalwart Goth assistant and a seemingly endless supply of purple-sprouting broccoli.
Murder on the Pilgrims Way: Pearl Nolan Mysteries, Book 4 – by Julie Wassmer.
Narrated by To Be Announced. Length: Not Yet Known. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release Date:06/04/2017 & published by Hachette Audio.
Regular Price:£17.49 or 1 Credit.
Pearl receives a surprise present from her mother, Dolly – an early summer break at a riverside manor house that has been recently transformed into an exclusive hotel – the newly named Villa Pellegrini. Pellegrini – the Italian word for pilgrims – reflects the fact that the building lies on the old Pilgrims Way into Canterbury, and Pearl is looking forward to the break, not least because DCI Mike McGuire has been neglecting her due to his work. But when she discovers that she’s actually booked in for a cookery course from the Italian celebrity chef, Nico Caruso, she begins to think again…Pearl doesn’t welcome instruction on cookery at the best of times, and certainly not from an arrogant chef like Caruso.
She goes along, intent on challenging Caruso’s egotism – and a long tradition of men dominating gastronomy – but soon finds herself distracted, not only by her enchanting surroundings but by the disparate selection of guests. She even begins to enjoy Caruso’s attentions – and his cookery – until one of the guests goes missing and it becomes clear that murder is on the menu.
Immortal Unchained: An Argeneau Novel – by Lynsay Sands.
Release Date:28/03/2017 & published by Harperaudio.
Regular Price:£18.89 or 1 Credit.
In a spellbinding new Argeneau novel from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands, a dangerous rescue is just the beginning of red-hot adventure.
Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape.
Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection – none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like.
The Tournament – Roger Ascham & Princess Elizabeth (1st) book 1 – by Matthew Reilly.
Narrated by Lucy Gaskell. Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins. Unabridged Audiobook.
Release Date:02/02/2017 & published by Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
Regular Price:£17.49 or 1 Credit or Get this Audiobook for the reduced price of £5.47, when you buy the Kindle edition first.
From global superstar Matthew Reilly comes a gripping historical thriller – a tale of murder, passion and intrigue set in the majestic city of Constantinople.
England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is in a dangerous position as her older siblings jostle for the throne. Roger Ascham, Elizabeth’s teacher and mentor, is determined to keep her safe. So when he receives an unusual invitation from the Sultan in Constantinople, asking him to take part in the greatest chess tournament the world has ever seen, he resolves to take the princess with him.
But death stalks the streets of the glittering Ottoman capital – a cardinal has been found mutilated. Ascham is asked to investigate, but as he and Elizabeth delve deeper, they uncover a secret that marks the young Princess for life…and a darkness that defines the queen she will become.