The Murder Bag : Max Wolfe

  • by Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by Colin Mace
  • Series: Max Wolfe
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago seven students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life....
The gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this.

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What the Critics Say

"Propulsive ... If The Murder Bag marks the launch of a new crime series, count me in." (The Times)
"A tense debut crime novel with a dose of dry wit" (Daily Express)
"Impressive, page-turning ... Told with conviction and at an ever increasing pace" (Daily Mail)
"Truly emotive crime-writing is a rarity, and The Murder Bag looks set to win Tony Parsons many new fans in the genre" (GQ)
"Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic." (Lee Child)

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Customer Reviews

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Should and could have been so much better

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Nearly gave up on this about half-way through but I started again and got to like it better second time around. The pity of this book is that there were just too many improbables and glaring holes in what could have been a really good plot and story-line. There were some nice touches of characterisation especially around the lead character BUT equally it got rather too long and drawn out around daughters and dogs in particular!


Would you recommend The Murder Bag to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not because there are just too many improbables and absolute holes in the story.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was not too clever around accents and changing voices. It's quite off-putting that he swallows loudly very frequently but in spite of that I did get to like him more as the book went on.


Could you see The Murder Bag being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No. Mainly because of the improbabilities!


Any additional comments?

Shame. Just a bit more care and less tedium around unimportant issues, this could have been pretty good.

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- c

I LOVED this book!

I just loved this book and am at a bit of a loss now it is finished. I was not sure about the narrator when I listened to the preview but ended up really enjoying his rendition. It has everything - blood thirsty murders, sex, violence, suspense and tenderness. Excellent, a bit different and very enjoyable. I look forward to the future episodes if this proves to be a series.
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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio