The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax

  • by Andrew Cartmel
  • Narrated by Ben Allen
  • 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He is a record collector and a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective, and some people take this more literally than others.
For example, the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy yet shadowy client. And so begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all....


What the Critics Say

"The Vinyl Detective is one of the sharpest and most original characters I've seen for a long time." (David Quantick)
"Marvellously inventive and endlessly fascinating." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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I loved this book. it's a mad adventure with more twists than a vodka martini.
I really can't wait for his second offering, coming out in 2017, I'm told.
The writing is tight, funny and rip-roaring.
I also loved the narration.
This was a great experience.
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- Viv

A real entertaining change

I loved this audio book. The narration was good and the storyline different and engaging. I liked the characters and thought it a good listen and made a refreshing change on the usual crime/detective story. Nothing too gory or especially brain warping but overall an entertaining book. Would recommend.
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- Nana Chris "Married with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren and 1 dog. Love reading/listening to audio books, radio plays, crosswords, jigsaws and caravanning."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2016
  • Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks