• London Crime Thriller Boxset

  • Desecration, Delirium, Deviance
  • By: J.F. Penn
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Series: London Psychic, Book 1-3
  • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-11-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Creative Penn Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (4 ratings)

Summary

Evil stalks the city of London at night. Can Detective Jamie Brooke and reluctant psychic Blake Daniel stop the murders before it's too late?
This audiobook contains three full-length crime thrillers with an edge of the supernatural from J.F. Penn.
Desecration. When the body of a young heiress is found within the Royal College of Surgeons, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke is assigned to the case. An antique ivory figurine found beside the body is the only lead and she enlists Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, to help her discover the message it holds.
Delirium. When a prominent psychiatrist is found murdered in the old hospital of Bedlam, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke finds herself investigating the history of madness to fathom the motive. Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, helps her to research the case, only to discover that his own family are entwined with the shadowy forces that seek to control the minds of the mad.
Deviance. When the body of a priest is found in the ruins of Winchester Palace, his tattooed arms flayed, his mouth stuffed with feathers, the artists and outcasts of Southwark huddle in fear. Private investigator Jamie Brooke begins the hunt for the murderer aided by Blake Daniel, a psychic researcher, who is haunted by visions of the past. As violence erupts, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake, Jamie and Blake must find the skin collector before those they love are taken down.
©2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Joanna Penn (P)2016 Joanna Penn
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5 out of 5 stars
By J.S.J on 05-08-17

Dark stuff!

I'm a crime fiction buff and couldn't resist the value of a 3 for 1. Took a while to get used to the willowy narrator who's trying to sound like a ghost, and story 1 took a while to get going, but stuck with it and once it gets going, this is great gothic horror crime fiction. Recommended, not for the faint hearted!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Betsy on 26-04-17

Highly recommend this exciting series.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this audiobook to my friends. It is well presented, with the characterizations of all the different characters extremely well interpreted. I thoroughly enjoy being read to since, if I wish, I can relax, close my eyes, and actually be there.

What did you like best about this story?

In all three books, the interaction of the characters within the absolutely amazing circumstances. Everywhere you turn there is another situation brewing, You are constantly running at full speed. Jamie's performance as a detective, a mother, a victim, a friend, an adversary, a partner, a caregiver, all work together. When she pairs up with a person with an unusual psychic ability, the mixture of the two characters is electric.

What about Rosalind Ashford’s performance did you like?

Rosalind was able to interpret the accents, emotions and inflections of the characters, actually keeping them separate from one another and allowing you to imagine how they look, how they react to situations and with each other. I was able to “see” the people, places and things. Thoroughly enjoyed the narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

DESECRATION. This is the type of book where you are tempted to read the last page to see if your hero survives because the suspense is so intense. It was an awesome thriller. The intensity of the story just builds and builds. Being trapped underground and prepped for sacrifice in the "Hellfire Caves" was more than enough to get me moving. This was only one example in this excellent story.DELIRIUM. What a better place for a psychic thriller than an old insane asylum with a history of not so humane treatment of the patients. What could an emotionally damaged police detective and an abused psychic possibly get involved with in a place like this? You plunge head first into the adventure from page one and never stop after that. Jamie Brooke and her partner are immediately immersed in the horrible crime, with much more to follow. It's hard to find time to take a breath before the next page hits you. Lots of adventure with supernatural fun thrown in makes for a wonderful, exciting read.DEVIANCE. You will not want to be interrupted once you start this book. Exciting third adventure with our now ex-cop and our psychic. Author weaves into the story the social ills of modern society, the determination of a greedy land developer, and, of course, horrible serial killings, all mixed in with a mesmerizing evil politician, street people, and marching "clean up our streets" groups. All the ingredients for a thriller that takes our heroes right to the edge. The entire book was mesmerizing.

Any additional comments?

Lots of adventure with supernatural fun thrown in makes for a wonderful, exciting read. I would expect nothing less in a book from Joanna Penn. Would like to see a fourth in this series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lynda on 19-03-17

A Great Listen

I purchased and listened to each book separately, but I'm very happy that they are available in a collection now. All the books are fast paced with very interesting plots that keeps you reading long after you had intended to stop with no waiting between books now. I'm just hoping we hear more from Jamie and Blake in the future. This series is listed among my favourites and will be on my Christmas gift list for friends.

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