The Black Country

The Black Country

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Scotland Yard's Murder Squad returns, in the stunning new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard .
The British Midlands. It's called the "Black Country" for a reason. Bad things happen there.
When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village--and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest--the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it.
Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave. . . .

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2013
ISBN: 9781611761726
Branch Call Number: AB GREC BLA
Characteristics: 9 compact discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Moore, Toby Leonard

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Sep 19, 2013

This was a bit disjointed at times and I just hung in there by a thread to the end. A great reader though, I think he did his best with a strange sort of story. Still, I would read other books by this author. Being an author myself I know how hard it is to please your readers 100% of the time, grin.

There were a lot of interesting facts regarding the 'black country'.

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