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2034

2034 A Novel of the Next World War

by Elliot Ackerman, Admiral James Stavridis | Read by Emily Woo Zeller, P.J. Ochlan, Vikas Adam, Dion Graham, Feodor Chin

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Catastrophic global events are vividly described in this audiobook, a chilling military thriller, performed by Emily Woo Zeller, P.J. Ochlan, Vikas Adam, Dion Graham, and Feodor Chin. A conflict between the United States, Iran, Russia, and China begins with a cyberattack and builds into a doomsday scenario. The world witnesses the destruction of American cities, and a culture... Read More

ALL HIS WORKS

ALL HIS WORKS On the Eighth Day

by Ainny Klover | Read by Chris Sharpes, Derek R. McEwan, Helly Tree

Troubador Publishing | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

At first, this audiobook appears to be a simple whodunit, but that is not the case. Narrator Chris Sharpes smoothly voices Alex Bryn, a one-album wonder who is now scratching out a living as a music critic. Alex's life is turned upside down by the reappearance of Ciara, a singer who is his ex-girlfriend from long ago. The character, along with her dazzling jazz performance, is... 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

THE ANONYMOUS SOURCE

THE ANONYMOUS SOURCE Alex Vane Media Thrillers, Book 1

by A.C. Fuller | Read by Joe Hempel

OrangeSky Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Newspaper reporter and would-be TV news anchor Alex Vane gets a crazy tip that could send the journalism world into a tailspin. What's more--uncovering the rest of the story could cost him his life. Narrator Joe Hempel gives us a reporter's-eye view of the seismic changes taking place in the newspaper business in 2002. Hempel carries the story easily, offering subtle... Read More

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE CRUST

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE CRUST Bakeshop Mystery, Book 7

by Ellie Alexander | Read by Emily Durante

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners visit the famed Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, with chef Jules Capshaw, who owns a bakeshop named Torte. To start, artistic director Lance discovers the body of the troupe's lead actor, Antony. Narrator Emily Durante particularly shines with her flamboyant portrayal of Lance. She captures Lance's terror, his anxiety upon the disappearance of the body, and... Read More

THE ARBELLA STUART CONSPIRACY

THE ARBELLA STUART CONSPIRACY Marquess House Trilogy, Book 3

by Alexandra Walsh | Read by Anna Gregory

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this final installment of the Marquess House Trilogy, listeners hear an alternate history of the transition of power from Queen Elizabeth I to King James I. Narrator Anna Gregory clearly differentiates the two alternating sections--one recounting the events of the year 1603 and the other recounting events 400 years later. Gregory effectively portrays the imperious carriage... Read More

ARSENIC AND ADOBO

ARSENIC AND ADOBO Tita Rosie's Kitchen, Book 1

by Mia P. Manansala | Read by Danice Cabanela

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

BAD HABITS

BAD HABITS

by Amy Gentry | Read by Rebecca Lowman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Rebecca Lowman portrays "Mac" Woods, a young professor who is embroiled in a web of relationships that are rooted in hidden motives and manipulation. Mac's mentor, Bethany, is urging her to try for a prestigious award, which will pit her against her friend, Gwen. Lowman balances the women's voices as well as that of Bethany's husband, Rocky. Bethany has a slightly... 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

THE BEIJING CONSPIRACY

THE BEIJING CONSPIRACY

by Shamini Flint | Read by Kevin Shen

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE BEIRUT PROTOCOL

THE BEIRUT PROTOCOL Markus Ryker, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by Joel C. Rosenberg | Read by George Guidall

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The best audiobooks succeed when narrators such as George Guidall perform so exceptionally that listeners can visualize every moment. Such is the case with the latest Marcus Ryker thriller, in which the U.S. operative finds himself one of three captives held by a group of bloodthirsty Hezbollah special forces. The longer Ryker and his prominent companions are held, the more... Read More

THE BONE CODE

THE BONE CODE Temperance Brennan, Book 20

by Kathy Reichs | Read by Linda Emond

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Linda Emond capably reprises the role of forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan in the latest installment of this long-running crime series. When a barrel containing two bodies washes ashore in Charleston following a coastal storm, Tempe discovers a disturbing connection with a cold case in Québec. Emond's mature timbre anchors the stalwart anthropologist as she follows... Read More

BREAKOUT

BREAKOUT

by Paul Herron | Read by Jason Culp

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

BURIED

BURIED Hush Collection

by Jeffery Deaver | Read by JD Jackson

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator JD Jackson's husky voice creates a neo-noir atmosphere for this short thriller. Jackson adds drama and personality to a well-plotted but rudimentary story, and his bemused narration hints at his understanding of the genre. Jackson's approach elevates the catch-a-serial-killer setup and accelerates the pacing. Deaver has some surprises up his sleeve, and like a... Read More

THE BURNING GIRLS

THE BURNING GIRLS

by C. J. Tudor | Read by Gemma Whelan, Richard Armitage

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Gemma Whelan introduces Reverend Jacqueline Brooks and her 14-year-old daughter, Flo, who move from the city to a church in rural England. Narrator Richard Armitage convincingly portrays a mysterious figure who stays in the background. In this horror story, people burn twig dolls to remember the martyrs who were burned at the stake 500 years ago during Queen Mary's... Read More

THE CANDLELIT COFFIN

THE CANDLELIT COFFIN Lady Fan, Book 4

by Elizabeth Bailey | Read by Esther Wane

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In this audiobook, set in 1791, a murder victim has been placed in a coffin dug up from its grave. In the spirit of a classic mystery, narrator Esther Wane prevents this macabre event from becoming one of horror. Someone has dumped a skeleton out of its coffin and put the body of actress Dulcibella in it, and then surrounded the coffin with candles. When Colonel George Tretower... Read More

COLD WIND

COLD WIND

by Paige Shelton | Read by Suzie Althens

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners will experience genuine excitement as the protagonist of this novel escapes from the man who has kidnapped her and hides in the Alaskan wilderness. Narrator Suzie Althens knows when to exercise restraint and when to unleash the power that makes this audiobook both scary and fun--for example, when a landslide uncovers a frozen body. Athens's method of increasing energy... 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

DARK SKY

DARK SKY Joe Pickett, Book 21

by C.J. Box | Read by David Chandler

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE DE BERCY AFFAIR

THE DE BERCY AFFAIR

by Gordon Holmes | Read by Jack de Golia

Spoken Realms | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

First published in 1910, this work is part of Gordon Holmes's Winter and Furneaux mystery series. Jack de Golia narrates the brief yet complex story of the murder of French actress Rose de Bercy. Chief Inspector Winter is flummoxed due to the many suspects. When Winter's partner, DI Furneux, enters the picture, events and motives begin to coalesce. De Golia changes his voice... Read More

DEATH WITH A DOUBLE EDGE

DEATH WITH A DOUBLE EDGE Daniel Pitt, Book 4

by Anne Perry | Read by Samuel Roukin

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE

DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE

by Deepa Anappara | Read by Indira Varma, Himesh Patel, Antonia Aakeel

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This audiobook is much more than a mystery; it is an intimate record of the poverty, the misery, and the aspirations of those living in marginalized and vulnerable communities in India where children are disappearing. Narrator Antonio Aakeel voices 9-year-old Jai, a fan of police television shows who decides that he and his buddies will find the missing children. While Aakeel... Read More

DREAM GIRL

DREAM GIRL

by Laura Lippman | Read by Jason Culp

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Lippman's ingenious, allusive, and daring new thriller makes for a massively entertaining audiobook. It nods to REAR WINDOW, MISERY, and a host of other iconic suspense fictions, even including a brief appearance by Lippman's own trademark PI Tess Monaghan, but Lippman spins them all. Narrator Jason Culp creates vivid characters and delivers emotion, color, humor, and momentum... Read More

DYING HORRIBLY AT HARDING HALL

DYING HORRIBLY AT HARDING HALL Harding Hall, Book 1

by Ram W. Tuli | Read by Peter Baker

Ram W. Tuli | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Peter Baker's rich tones help to create the convincing backdrop of 1930s England in this vintage-style mystery. The bizarre deaths of 11 members of the Harding family start to worry brothers Lars and Loris only when they realize they are next to inherit Harding Hall. That will put them at the top of the death list, so they call in the brilliant Indian detective Depak... Read More

EVERY LAST FEAR

EVERY LAST FEAR

by Alex Finlay | Read by Jon Lindstrom, Cady McClain

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

EVERY VOW YOU BREAK

EVERY VOW YOU BREAK

by Peter Swanson | Read by Karissa Vacker

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This is a listen for fans of suspense that touches on current social issues. The story opens with the hope engendered by marriage vows--followed by infidelity and a stalker bent on murder. Narrator Karissa Vacker does a splendid job voicing Abigail Baskin, the woman at the center of the story. Vacker hits just the right notes as Baskin goes from a drunken encounter to... 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

AN EXTRAVAGANT DEATH

AN EXTRAVAGANT DEATH Charles Lenox, Book 14

by Charles Finch | Read by James Langton

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

FIFTEEN COFFINS

FIFTEEN COFFINS

by Tony J. Forder | Read by Lyssa Browne

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

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

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

GATHERING DARK

GATHERING DARK Jessica Sanchez, Book 1

by Candice Fox | Read by Erin Bennett, Karissa Vacker

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Erin Bennett and Karissa Vacker alternate chapters as they provide the points of view of former doctor and ex-con Blair Harbour and Detective Jessica Sanchez, who arrested Blair 10 years earlier. The story takes place in L.A., where Harbour agrees to help her former cellmate find her missing daughter, which brings Harbour back to Sanchez's attention. At the same time,... Read More

GIRL, 11

GIRL, 11

by Amy Suiter Clarke | Read by Andi Arndt, Kevin R. Free, Khristine Hvam, Michael Castillejos, Jonathan Davis, Dianne Doan

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A cast of six, Andi Arndt, Kevin R. Free, Khristine Hvam, Michael Castillejos, Jonathan Davis, and Dianne Doan, narrates this production in the style of a true-crime podcast. The story focuses on a serial killer and cases of abducted and missing children. Listeners will be captivated by Andi Arndt's pacing and tone, which are a perfect fit for this mystery thriller. All the... Read More

THE GOOD TURN

THE GOOD TURN Cormac Reilly, Book 3

by Dervla McTiernan | Read by Aoife McMahon

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

HAUNTED HIBISCUS

HAUNTED HIBISCUS The Tea Shop, Book 22

by Laura Childs | Read by Barbara McCulloh

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Barbara McCulloh captures the personality and character of Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia gets a real shock when her Halloween visit to a literary-themed haunted mansion produces a real body. She's barely recovered when her boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, is shot at the home of the victim. Theodosia is drawn into investigating... Read More

HEAD WOUNDS

HEAD WOUNDS

by Michael McGarrity | Read by George Newbern

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

HER THREE LIVES

HER THREE LIVES

by Cate Holahan | Read by Chris Ciulla, Kylah Williams

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Two narrators spin this riveting story of love and suspicion. When design blogger Jade and her fiancé, Greg, are the victims of a brutal home invasion, she grows to suspect he knows more than he's letting on. In fact, he thinks she's hiding something--and he's right. But does it have anything to do with the invasion? Kylah Williams voices Jade with rich emotion, turning her... 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

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

THE ICEMAN ALWAYS COMES ON TUESDAY

THE ICEMAN ALWAYS COMES ON TUESDAY

Earphones Award Winner

by James Masse | Read by R.C. Bray

Blue Heron Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

R.C. Bray is the ideal narrator for a tenacious underdog story in which a humble ice delivery man seeks justice. Stacio might be the hardest working man in postwar Chicago, with his early morning route to deliver ice by horse and carriage. When a drunk driver injures his son, the police cover it up, but the driver's notoriety leaves Stacio no other option than to seek revenge.... Read More

AN ILL WIND

AN ILL WIND

by W.E. Roberts | Read by W.E. Roberts

W.E. Roberts | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Not only is W.E. Roberts a trained actor and narrator, he is also the author of this appealing police procedural. Arnie Rednapp, a news reporter, becomes entangled in a criminal investigation in northern California that uncovers corrupt politicians, drug cartels, pedophiles, and murder. Arnie, as written and presented by Roberts, is smart, genial, and soft-spoken but bent on... Read More

INK AND SHADOWS

INK AND SHADOWS The Secret, Book & Scone Society, Book 4

by Ellery Adams | Read by Cris Dukeheart

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Cris Dukehart reunites listeners with the women of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society as they face another murder. When a new shop selling CBD therapies moves into Miracle Springs, Dukehart clearly conveys the ire of the crowd that protests what they view as drug dealing. Listeners will become indignant and want to defend Miracle Books when the same crowd turns... Read More

JOSEPHINE TEY

JOSEPHINE TEY THE DAUGHTER OF TIME & Other Mysteries

Earphones Award Winner

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

BBC Audio | Audio Program
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE 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

KAROLINA AND THE TORN CURTAIN

KAROLINA AND THE TORN CURTAIN

by Maryla Szymiczkowa | Read by Moira Quirk

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Moira Quirk's performance of this novel, set in 1895 Kracow, bristles with period politics and feminist viewpoints while offering a complex mystery and an appealing heroine. When the raped, stabbed body of Zofia Turbotyska's maid, Karolina, is found washed up on a river bank, the police assume Karolina was a prostitute since her body was found in an unsavory area of Kracow.... 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 LADY WITH THE GUN ASKS THE QUESTIONS

THE LADY WITH THE GUN ASKS THE QUESTIONS The Ultimate Miss Phryne Fisher Collection

by Kerry Greenwood | Read by Wendy Bos

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Fans will be absolutely delighted by this collection of short stories featuring the irrepressible Phryne Fisher. Narrator Wendy Bos brings the sultry, smart, sophisticated lady detective to life. Bos successfully differentiates the multitude of characters, male and female, young and old. She is in step with Greenwood's witty dialogue and detailed descriptions of luxurious... Read More

THE LAST TIARA

THE LAST TIARA

by M.J. Rose | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Tavia Gilbert provides a convincing narration of this historical fiction set in Manhattan after WWII. A year after the death of her mother, Sophia Moon, Isobelle sets out on a quest to find out what happened to her. She starts by researching the jewels missing from her mother's tiara. The novel is set in both Russia and Manhattan, and is told from two points of view.... 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 MAIDENS

THE MAIDENS

Earphones Award Winner

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

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

MARION LANE AND THE MIDNIGHT MURDER

MARION LANE AND THE MIDNIGHT MURDER

by T.A. Willberg | Read by Karen Cass

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Part mystery, part adventure, and part science fiction, this audiobook has something for all listeners. Marion Lane serves as inquirer-in-training for Miss Brickett's Investigations & Inquiries. She travels deep into the tunnels beneath London, where she encounters dangers of all sorts--including murder. Narrator Karen Cass opens with slow, deliberate pacing that increases as... 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

MIMI LEE READS BETWEEN THE LINES

MIMI LEE READS BETWEEN THE LINES The Sassy Cat, Book 2

by Jennifer J. Chow | Read by Natalie Naudus

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Just when things are going well for Mimi Lee--with a thriving business, a blossoming relationship, and companionship from Marshmallow, the telepathic cat--the death of a teacher at the school where her sister teaches and the strange behavior of her father threatens to upset everything. So Mimi sets out to uncover the truth about what's going on. Narrator Natalie Naudus does a... 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

A MURDER BETWEEN THE PAGES

A MURDER BETWEEN THE PAGES Main Street Book Club, Book 2

by Amy Lillard | Read by Marie Hoffman

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Three eccentric octogenarians and a much younger bookstore owner try to solve a fifty-year-old disappearance in the small town of Sugar Springs, Mississippi, in this cozy mystery audiobook, narrated by Marie Hoffman. Though the audio performance is disappointing, the story will entertain, in particular with the feisty portrayals of its nosy trio of senior citizen book club... 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

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

NOT DARK YET

NOT DARK YET Inspector Banks Novels, Book 27

by Peter Robinson | Read by Simon Vance

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT

NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT A Suspense Magazine Anthology

by Jeffrey Deaver [Ed.] | Read by Matt Godfrey, Emily Sutton-Smith

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Matt Godfrey and Emily Sutton-Smith narrate an anthology of 13 stories about dark deeds that transpire after the midnight hour. Topics range from an FBI agent who is tracking a copycat killer to the dangers of mobile phones. That standout starts with a reporter answering a phone call from a potential mass shooter and ends with a bang. Godfrey and Sutton-Smith take turns... Read More

NOWHERE MAN

NOWHERE MAN

by Sheri Cobb South | Read by Joel L. Frommkin

Sheri Cobb South | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Joel Froomkin enhances an informative novella that fills some gaps in the life of former Bow Street runner (investigator) John Pickett of Regency London. Pickett is now realizing that his hope of acquiring aristocratic clients is not going to materialize. In a seeming nod to the movie IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Froomkin shines as the distraught Pickett questions the value... 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

ON HARROW HILL

ON HARROW HILL Dave Guerney, Book 7

by John Verdon | Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In the seventh entry in this series, narrator Scott Brick navigates one plot twist after another. Retired NYPD cop Dave Gurney lends a hand when his former partner, Mick Morgan, investigates a lurid murder in the village of Larchfield. When its patriarch is found dead in his mansion, the number one suspect is Billy Tate. He has plenty of motive but is inconveniently killed by... 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

THE OTHER EMILY

THE OTHER EMILY

by Dean Koontz | Read by MacLeod Andrews

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator MacLeod Andrews does an outstanding depiction of David Thorne, who is desperate to find out the truth about the disappearance of Emily Carlino, the love of his life. David's search for answers becomes more intense when he meets Maddison Sutton, a woman who eerily looks and acts just like Emily. Andrews's tone is primarily serious, with added notes of mystery,... Read More

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

by Nicci French | Read by Imogen Church

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE PARADISE AFFAIR

THE PARADISE AFFAIR Carpenter and Quincannon, Book 9

by Bill Pronzini | Read by Kevin Kenerly, Erica Sullivan

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE PERFECT DAUGHTER

THE PERFECT DAUGHTER

by D.J. Palmer | Read by January LaVoy, Dan Bittner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

January LaVoy, woman of a thousand voices, is a great match for this twisty thriller about a teen with multiple personality disorder. Grace Francone chases leads after her 16-year-old daughter, Penny, is found covered in blood next to the body of her birth mother. She has no memory of what happened. Dr. Mitch McHugh is the new head doctor at the mental hospital where Penny... Read More

PLEASE SEE US

PLEASE SEE US

by Caitlin Mullen | Read by Corey Brill, Piper Goodeve, Hillary Huber, Dara Rosenberg

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A team of compelling narrators tells the story of women murdered and forgotten in seedy Atlantic City. Narrator Hillary Huber delivers the gut-wrenching points of view of a series of Jane Does before and after their murders. Among the living characters, Dara Rosenberg gives voice to Clara, a teenage boardwalk psychic who desperately wants to escape the "dates" her aunt sets up... Read More

THE PLOT

THE PLOT

by Jean Hanff Korelitz | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

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

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE QUIET BOY

THE QUIET BOY

by Ben H. Winters | Read by William DeMeritt

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator William DeMeritt is the perfect match for this compelling audiobook--a mix of legal thriller and family drama with a touch of sci-fi. The story unfolds in two timelines. In 2008, 16-year-old Wesley Keener is frozen in time after a neurological procedure leaves him a hollow shell. Jay Shenk, a malpractice lawyer, befriends the family and sues the hospital, kicking off a... 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

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

SEA OF SPIES

SEA OF SPIES The Richard Prince Thrillers, Book 2

by Alex Gerlis | Read by Rupert Bush

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

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

THE SECRET WITHIN

THE SECRET WITHIN

by Lucy Dawson | Read by Sarah Lambie, Philip Stevens

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This complex mystery offers moments of stomach-churning anxiety as it presents the evil a female physician encounters in our male-dominated medical system. Narrators Sarah Lambie and Philip Stevens offer full-bodied performances of talented surgeon Julia; irresistibly gorgeous but sinister plastic surgeon Nathan; Julia's drunken ex, Dom; her colleague, Hamish; and more. At her... Read More

SLEEP WELL, MY LADY

SLEEP WELL, MY LADY Emma Djan Investigation, Book 2

by Kwei Quartey | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In Accra, Ghana, a big-name fashion designer is murdered, and the question, naturally, is whodunit. Robin Miles is a great narrator whose performance lifts this story. The victim, Lady Araba, had secrets and people around her who did not wish her the best. Private Investigator Emma Djan enters the case long after the police have arrested Lady Araba's chauffeur. But did he do... 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 THIN PLACE

THE THIN PLACE

by C D Major | Read by Elle Newlands

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Some people in Scotland believe that the Overtoun Bridge is a mythical "thin place" where heaven and earth almost collide. Elle Newlands superbly narrates this novel about three people with compelling connections to an adjacent estate. In a rich Scottish brogue, Newlands describes modern-day Ava's compelling feelings of being drawn to the estate when she investigates a story... Read More

TRANSIENT DESIRES

TRANSIENT DESIRES Commissario Brunetti, Book 30

by Donna Leon | Read by David Colacci

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Once again, listeners join Commissario Guido Brunetti, this time as he tries to uncover what is behind the strange behavior of two young men after an apparent boat accident in Venice. Brunetti calls on his many years of experience to fit the puzzle pieces together. Narrator David Colacci creates a believable and likable character in Brunetti, emphasizing his joy in his family,... 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

AN UNEXPECTED PERIL

AN UNEXPECTED PERIL Veronica Speedwell Mysteries, Book 6

by Deanna Raybourn | Read by Angele Masters

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Angèle Masters reunites Victorian-era adventurers Veronica Speedwell and Stoker as they are pulled into a new case. When Princess Gisela of Alpenwald goes missing, Veronica's striking resemblance to her causes the country's chancellor to ask Veronica to stand in for her. Masters keeps the energy high throughout the audiobook, especially as Veronica and Stoker... Read More

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Ali Reynolds, Book 16

by J.A. Jance | Read by Karen Ziemba

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS

THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS

by M.E. Hilliard | Read by Madeleine Lambert

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

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

VERSION ZERO

VERSION ZERO

by David Yoon | Read by Kevin R. Free, Vyvy Nguyen

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Kevin R. Free and Vyvy Nguyen narrate this work of speculative fiction, which asks listeners to consider whether the world would be better off without the Internet in general and social media specifically. Nguyen narrates the first and last chapters, which are in the first person, leaving Free to do the majority of the third-person narration. His strength as a narrator comes... Read More

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS

by Stacey Abrams | Read by Adenrele Ojo, Stacey Abrams [Intro.]

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Adenrele Ojo marshals listeners through this complicated legal-political-medical thriller. Listeners may wonder how Stacey Abrams found the time to write a book. Abrams provides the answer in the introduction. In a departure from her romance novels, Abrams provides listeners with an engaging, fast-paced plot involving the Supreme Court, weaponized genetics, and a... 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'LL THANK ME FOR THIS

YOU'LL THANK ME FOR THIS

by Nina Siegal | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Listening to Tavia Gilbert perform this psychological suspense is engrossing. Twelve-year-old Karin is lost in Hoge Veluwe Forest, a Dutch National Park. Gilbert captures the youthful timbre of the girl's voice, and her pitch and intensity change as Karin faces drug dealers, wolves, hunger, disorientation, and, worst of all, betrayal by a once trusted figure. Other expertly... Read More

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