Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spends his days drowning his sorrows in whisky. On the middle floor is Nick, a young man with Asperger´s who likes to stick to his schedules and routines. The top floor belongs to Karen, a doctor and researcher who has spent her life trying to understand the rising rates of autism. They have lived their lives separately until now, when an unsolved murder and the man on the middle floor connect them all together. Told from three points of view, The Man on the Middle Floor is about disconnection in all its forms: sexual, physical, parental and emotional. It questions whether society is meeting the needs of the fast-growing autistic section of society or exacerbating it. Thought-provoking and thrilling, The Man on the Middle Floor will leave listeners talking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033788/bk_adbl_033788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody is more surprised than Billy when he finds himself bleeding out onto his new linoleum floor, a kitchen knife in his chest. Rose, his wife, and Born2Rock, her lover, are leaving for a night on the town. They´re sure he´ll be dead in no time. So is he.Nobody is more disappointed than Billy when he wakes up to dawn´s early light filtering in through the kitchen window - can´t nobody get nothing right?With the help of Consuela, the house keeper, Billy makes it to the hospital. After a short stint in the ICU, he returns to the scene of the crime, home, where he takes up residence in the attic. From this vantage point, Billy watches and waits and plots his revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronn Cobb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122442/bk_acx0_122442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trinket and the gang will stop at nothing to clear a diva´s husband of murder charges. ´´You´d think a midnight prowler would have sense enough to get out after being discovered by a group of middle-aged women armed with flower vases. Or at least stop what he was doing. Not this one. Despite our menacing appearance, he kept opening cabinet doors and drawers. Our intruder wore what looked like a black Ninja outfit. It did not flatter. He was a bit chunky and not much taller than me. Nor did he move very fast as Gaynelle and I bore down on him like a freight train. Instead of screaming in fear and fleeing out the front door - which stood wide open to help facilitate his escape - he turned away from the cabinet he had opened and threw something heavy. It was a Mason jar, and it hit poor Gaynelle right smack in the middle of the forehead. She dropped to the floor like a sack of flour. I looked down at her, then up at the masked intruder. Eyes glittered at me from the tiny eyeholes, and as he seemed to be unarmed-no more Mason jars at hand - I let out a bellow and charged him.´´ Virginia Brown is the author of more than 50 novels in romance and mystery. Next up in her best-selling Dixie Divas Mysteries: Divas and Dead Rebels. And coming soon: the Blue Suede Memphis Mysteries and Virginia´s mystery/drama saga, Dark River Road. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001272/bk_acx0_001272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s Christmas in Estes Park, Colorado: cozy fires, twinkling lights, soft snowfall, and...murder. The winter holidays in charming Estes Park lull Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, into thoughts of eggnog and gingersnaps as they settle into their new home. Fred’s dream bookshop is becoming a reality, and with Christmas only days away, her only concerns are spending time with family, enforcing Watson’s diet, and finding the perfect gifts. The toy store beckons Fred and her friend Katie, who dash in out of the cold during a shopping spree to discover handmade toys, cuddly stuffed animals...and a dying man on the floor. When Katie’s desperate attempts to save the man end in her being taken in for his murder, Fred once again dons her detective hat. She puts aside her Christmas list and - with Watson sniffing around - begins a list of suspects. But as quickly as clues point to one person, new discoveries shift the spotlight to another. With Katie’s freedom in the balance, Fred has little time to think about gifts or to enjoy the holiday lights and music. A killer is on the loose, one who became violent in a picture-perfect Christmas toy shop, and Fred and Watson can’t begin to predict what might happen next.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123440/bk_acx0_123440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frightfully rich and awesomely respectable, the McKells had never been touched by scandal. At least, not until the handsome Dane McKell discovered his father´s secret affair. Determined to protect his mother, he forced a meeting with the other woman. But Dane didn´t count on falling in love with her himself. Nor did he count on the front page murder that engulfed them all. Sheila, exotic young international leader of haute couture, is found murdered in her Park Avenue penthouse. Two floors down, the distinguished middle-aged millionaire - Ashton McKell - is hauled off to jail. Next to go, Lutecia, his shy patrician wife. And then Dane. Together, a triangle of murder suspects. Ellery Queen, immobilized, can trick the police into becoming his ´´legmen´´ if he discovers the fourth side of the triangle before the blackmailer squeals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Peckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006660/bk_blak_006660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a body is discovered in a burnt-out barn in the Warwickshire countryside, DI Will Jackman is called to investigate. Nancy Faraday wakes up on the kitchen floor. The house has been broken into and her boyfriend is missing. As the case unravels, DI Jackman realises that nothing is as it appears and everyone has a secret. Can he discover the truth behind the body in the fire and track down the killer before Nancy becomes the next victim? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Bruce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000739/bk_oakh_000739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When four family members are found dead after a home invasion, Detective Kendall Halsrud takes charge of the case. In the murder house, she discovers an empty crib with blood drops next to it on the wood floor. The family: a father, mother, teenage daughter, and young son have been fatally shot, but where is baby Philly? The desperate search to find the child derails when a man is arrested for murdering the family and claims to have killed the baby. Suspecting he had an accomplice, Kendall isn´t convinced. Refusing to give up on finding the child, Kendall persists in unearthing the family´s secrets. With the help of a hacker turned spurious fortune-teller and a former cop hired by the missing baby´s uncle, she discovers a furtive pedophile ring is planning on buying and sharing a baby. Can she stop them while there´s time to save Philly? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Hedrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100407/bk_acx0_100407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elle Harrison is back! She and her pals Jen, Becky, and Susan travel to Mexico where Jen has arranged cosmetic surgery, after which she will recover in a plush hotel suite. But more is going on at the hotel than tummy tucks. Soon after they arrive, Elle sees the woman in the suite next door fall from her sixth floor balcony. When the room is later occupied by another patient, Elle finds her brutally mutilated body on that same balcony. Police question Elle as the last person to see these women alive. Their doctor also takes an interest in Elle; a woman staying at the hotel asks Elle to help her fend off a creepy stalker; a veiled woman sneaks into Elle´s suite at night; and her late husband, Charlie, reappears (or Elle imagines that he does) when Elle gets pushed under water in the ocean and nearly drowns. As dangers swirl and intensify, Elle is forced to face her unresolved issues with Charlie, even as she races to find the connections between killings before more patients - including Jen - can be murdered. And before she herself becomes prey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Piller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045593/bk_acx0_045593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mandy, a novice nurse at Freeport hospital, took the elevator down to get supplies for her area. It only took a moment to go from four down to three. The elevator doors opened to a dimly lit floor. She walked out and glanced to her right. The empty nurses station was just down the hall before the double doors that she assumed led to the now empty rooms. There were a few boxes on the counter that surrounded the station, but other than those, the station was empty. She turned to the left and saw the closed door with the word ´´Supplies” stenciled on it. Hurrying over to the doors, she pulled out the key and inserted it into the lock. A light switch was conveniently located right inside the door and Mandy switched it on. Bright light flooded the interior of the supply room. Metal shelves lined up in narrow aisles throughout the room. She easily located the sheets and also found a plastic tub she could use to carry them upstairs. She piled the sheets into the tub, carried them out of the room, then turned off the light and then locked the door.Hefting the tub back into her arms, she turned around and was surprised to see a little girl standing next to the empty nurses station. Mandy guessed the little girl was about eight years old. She had a hospital gown on and her hair was styled in two braids that hung on either side of her head. She must have wandered away from the Pediatric Ward on the second floor. ´´Hey sweetheart,” she said. ´´I’m Mandy. Are you lost?”The girl stared at the nurse for a long moment, but didn’t answer.´´Come on, I can bring you back to your room,” Mandy coaxed, not wanting to frighten the child. The child didn’t respond. Mandy put the tub down, looked back up and the child was gone. Shaking her head in surprise, Mandy slowly stepped forward, her heart thumping in her chest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elena Marino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131116/bk_acx0_131116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.