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.
Michael Harvey’s sizzling follow-up to The Chicago Way [´´A magnificent debut that should be read by all” (John Grisham); ´´This book heralds the arrival of a major new voice” (Michael Connelly)] opens with a murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.When PI Michael Kelly is hired by an ex-flame to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple. The tail leads Kelly to an old house on Chicago´s North Side. Inside it, the private investigator finds a body and, perhaps, the answer to one of Chicago´s most enduring mysteries: who started the Great Chicago Fire and why. The ensuing investigation takes Kelly to places he´d rather not go, specifically City Hall´s fifth floor, where the mayor is feeling the heat and looking to play for keeps. Ultimately, Kelly finds himself in a world where nothing is quite what it seems, face-to-face with a killer bent on rewriting history and staring down demons from a past he never knew he had.A fast-stepping, intricately woven narrative, rich with the history and atmosphere of a great city, The Fifth Floor is a worthy successor to Harvey´s critically acclaimed debut. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001484/bk_rand_001484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the 85th floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood - an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids. With a growing suspicion that he’s being expertly framed, Robert digs into the evidence to clear his name. In the process, however, he uncovers a web of fraud among his closest associates. As time runs out, Robert must uncover the real killer or be prepared to go to prison for murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005828/bk_brll_005828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Reacher visits a town without pity in the first novel in Lee Child´s New York Times best-selling series. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He´s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he´s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn´t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn´t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004357/bk_rand_004357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first death at the Kismet Klub in Newbury is put down to a routine ecstasy mishap: tragic for the family involved, but an all too common event. When a second drug-related death is connected to the club, it doesn´t occur to Superintendent Gregory Summers that the town could have its first serial killer. But he does discover that the deaths are due to a more unpredictable and dangerous drug than ecstasy. As Kismet Killer strikes again, the attack comes terrifyingly close to home, and the superintendent finds himself embroiled in one of the most unnerving cases of his career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000460/bk_isis_000460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.