From award-winning, best-selling author Kathleen Ball. A handsome man, Greg Settler, one of the many orphans taken in by Lynn and Smitty Settler, decides to go and make his own mark on the world. He travels to California to try his luck at gold mining. From the first day he realizes he knows nothing about gold mining. Luckily for Greg, his claim is next to Hugo Watkins and his daughter Mercy’s mine. Mercy Watkins has grown up traveling from mine to mine. Her father, a dreamer, always believed they’d make it big at the next mine. Unfortunately, her father dies, but not before he asks Greg to take care of his daughter. In order to save Greg from hanging, Mercy marries him. Both are stubborn, and it makes for an unconventional marriage as they mine for gold. Will they be able to survive, claim jumpers, bushwhackers, and Greg’s family? Can they tell each other what is in their hearts before Mercy goes her own way? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Turner Cole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117029/bk_acx0_117029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Molly Saint hires new PI´s Greg and Jill McKenzie to check into her husband´s background, then disappears. It starts them on a tangled trail of deceit. Complicating matters further, Greg gets drawn into a troubling police investigation stemming from the assassination of the Federal Reserve Board chairman at a Nashville hotel. The case resurrects old problems with a Murder Squad detective and his colleagues among Nashville´s finest. The deeper the McKenzies dig, the more deadly illusions they face. After threats, break-ins and another murder, the charade ends in a shocking showdown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Koepke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021447/bk_acx0_021447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the west coast of Sweden, in Skärhamn on Tjörn, Chief Inspector Greger Thulin thinks he lives at an idyllic spot. But even the most beautiful painting can have a faulty stroke of the brush. Hiding behind the walls of Bleket School, are bullying and drug addicted students. Homeroom teacher, Jonas Blomgren, lives on Rönnvägen. Amanda Durén and Belinda Wallin are pupils in his class. Amanda wears designer clothes, spreads money around and lives in a mansion, while Belinda´s family is grateful if there´s enough money to cover their basic needs. Belinda´s mother, Margit Wallin, has a bad feeling about her daughter´s teacher. Could he be following Belinda, and if so, why? At the same time love is in the air between some of the detectives. When the first murder victim shows up on Lyckebacken in Skärhamn, Greger Thulin is convinced that it won´t take long for them to find the murderer, but starts to get discouraged when the investigation drags on. Inspector Katarina Linde and Forensic Detective Charlotte Engman are called in and try to put the pieces of the puzzle together from the clues they manage to find. It turns out the victim had an apartment on Eklandagatan in Gothenburg. What was he doing there? Soon Katarina starts to suspect that behind the victim´s family façade, is a man who may be capable of even more than beating his wife. Greger Thulin is forced to ask the unavoidable question; has the peace and quiet of Skärhamn been put in a backpack, thrown on board a boat, and been transported out to sea? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Bourque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/anfo/000012/bk_anfo_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Precious Love is the popular Swedish author Ramona Fransson´s first in a series of detective novels with Chief Inspector Greger Thulin. There are seven in the series so far. Gothenburg, Sweden: During a break-in at the luxurious home of Kenneth and Viola Svalborg, someone has neatly sliced valuable paintings from their frames. Also missing is the neighbor´s beautiful 15-year-old daughter, Elina Gullberg, who was babysitting for the Svalborg´s two sons. Did she follow the thieves of her own accord? Was she involved with the break-in? Her parents, Daniel and Miriam Gullberg, are sick with worry. Chief Inspector Greger Thulin is called in and senses tension between the two families. Kenneth Svalborg wants to divorce his wife, the mother of their two children. Viola suspects he has met another woman, which Kenneth flatly denies. A month after the break-in at Svalborgs, a young woman is found naked in the woods, beaten to death. Shortly thereafter, the body of a young man is found in the Mölndal River, shot to death. Greger Thulin and Crime Scene Investigator Charlotte Engman start to see a pattern. Is there some connection between the victims and the two families? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Bourque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/anfo/000013/bk_anfo_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arne Hildeng is found dead on his luxury Storebro yacht docked at the harbor in Skärhamn. Also onboard is Andrea, his wife. Did she murder her husband? Or could the murderer be someone else in the Hildeng family? And Chief Inspector Greger Thulin didn´t expect to see yet another Storebro dock at the wharf. Arne Hildeng´s brother, Jon, and his wife, Mette, climb out of that boat, and Inspector Katarina Linde notices that Mette tries to keep her face hidden. But Katarina can see that the bruises are fresh. At the same time, an explosion of violence is going on in Gothenburg´s underworld. The illegal gambling market and drug trade aren´t yielding enough for the many who want a piece of the action. And when the gangs start to break up, one of their leaders will have a key role in Katarina´s life. It is said that when a gambling addiction gets its claws in you, it´s not only your own life that is ruined; you drag your family down with you, and in this suspenseful thriller by Ramona Fransson, the gambling devil isn´t satisfied with crushing only one family. In Ramona Fransson´s fourth detective story, Lethal Games, you get to know the Hildeng and Caling families. They are affluent and outwardly happy and prosperous, but if one scratches the surface, humiliation and hatred are revealed. And when one of their sons is pulled into the Gothenburg gang´s violent and criminal world, the final piece of the beautiful façade cracks. Ramona Fransson has established herself as one of Sweden´s most popular detective story authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Bourque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/anfo/000014/bk_anfo_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Valerie and Greg had it all worked out, even with four kids and running their own successful business. They managed to create a schedule that kept their romance as steamy as the day they were married. Everything changed when Greg´s twin brother, Gary, found himself down on his luck and had to move in, interrupting the happy couple´s intimate routine. Can Valerie and Greg find a way to get Gary back on his feet and out the door? Until then, what new tricks can Valerie come up with to keep her and Greg´s passion fresh and alive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039066/bk_acx0_039066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the 21st century, and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too – the companies possess all the best hardware, and they´re calling the shots now. In a world like this, a man open to any offers can make out just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who´s psi-boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment, carrying state-of-the-art weaponry – and late of the English Army´s Mindstar Battalion. As the cartels battle for control of a revolutionary new power source, and corporate greed outstrips national security, tension is mounting to boiling point – and Greg Mandel is about to face the ultimate test. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Longworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003740/bk_adbl_003740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr Edward Kitchener, a brilliant researcher into quantum cosmology, lies dead with his lungs spread out on either side of his open chest. Only a mercenary or professional killer could have breached the premier-grade security system - but why would a professional waste time in ritual slaughter? Greg Mandel, psi-boosted ex-private eye, is enticed out of retirement to launch an investigation into a past which - according to Kitchener’s theories - might never have happened. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Longworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003814/bk_adbl_003814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.