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These are the bestselling crime audiobooks available in Australia and Tasmania.

Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Spenser: Book #44
By Ace Atkins & Robert B. Parker
Narrated by Joe Mantegna /  7 hours 9 minutes

P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in this stellar addition to the iconic New York Times–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.

What started out as a joke landed seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he... Read More »

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Eliot Ness

The Rise and Fall of an American Hero
By Douglas Perry
Narrated by Pete Bradbury /  12 hours 11 minutes

The true story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a city’s soul

Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendary Prohibition Bureau squad’s daring raids were only the beginning. Ness’s true legacy reaches far... Read More »

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The Big Heist

The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder
By Anthony M. DeStefano
Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright /  8 hours 38 minutes

One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of Mafia legend—and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Anthony DeStefano sheds new light on this legendary unsolved case using recent evidence from the 2015 trial of eighty-year-old Mafia don... Read More »

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The Assassin's Accomplice

Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
By Kate Clifford Larson
Narrated by Laural Merlington /  8 hours 21 minutes

In The Assassin’s Accomplice, historian Kate Clifford Larson tells the gripping story of Mary Surratt, a little-known conspirator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the federal government. A Confederate sympathizer, Surratt ran the boarding house where the conspirators met to plan Lincoln’s... Read More »

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Charlie Chan Carries On

By Earl Derr Biggers
Narrated by James Langton /  7 hours 35 minutes

Inspector Duff works with the Scotland Yard. He is called in to investigate a mysterious murder that occurred at a famous local London hotel. A deaf old man, traveling on pleasure trip from America with his daughter and granddaughter, has been murdered during the night. At first, the investigation seems to be pointing towards Doctor Lofton, the... Read More »

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation: Book #1
By Vaseem Khan
Narrated by Sartaj Garewal /  7 hours 12 minutes

On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries.

The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant.

As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its... Read More »

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Trouble in Paradise

A Rachel Knight Story
By Marcia Clark
Narrated by January LaVoy /  1 hour 20 minutes

With her besties Bailey and Toni in tow, Rachel leaves work and rainy LA behind and sets off for a much needed vacation in Aruba. Greeted by glittering sand and a balmy breeze, the three friends can't imagine anywhere more perfect.

But just minutes after hitting the beach, they're approached by a panicked young woman. A gofer on the biggest... Read More »

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The Maltese Falcon

By Dashiell Hammett, Yuri Rasovsky, Josh Stanton & the Hollywood Theater of the Ear
Narrated by a full cast, Laura Gardner, Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann, Burt Ross, Michael Saad, Armin Shimerman, Tom Towles & Keith Szarabajka /  3 hours 17 minutes

"Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be. That kind of reputation might be good business."-Samuel Spade, private investigator "Spade...is what most of the private detectives I worked with would like to have been and in their cockier moments thought they approached."-Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon first appeared in the pages... Read More »

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Blood Diamonds

Tracing the Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
By Greg Campbell
Narrated by Tom Weiner /  7 hours 2 minutes

The diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into... Read More »

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Roux Morgue

The Mary Ryan Series: Book #2
By Claire M. Johnson & Poisoned Pen Press
Narrated by Christine Williams /  7 hours 14 minutes

San Francisco pastry chef Mary Ryan is back teaching at her old alma mater, trying to straddle the worlds of both her original mentors and her contemporaries. To make matters worse, Homicide Detective O’Connor has enrolled as a student, claiming to be on disability from the San Francisco Police Department. In the middle of this turf war, Mary is... Read More »

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A License to Steal

By Walter T. Shaw, Mary Jane Robinson & Frank Vincent
Narrated by Joe Barrett /  7 hours 4 minutes

As early as the 1940s, Walter L. Shaw was thinking of speakerphones, conference calls, and call forwarding. Of the thirty-nine patents to his credit, those three telephonic breakthroughs were his biggest inventions, yet nobody knows his name. Ahead of the world by decades, Shaw spent a lifetime inventing and patenting the many means of... Read More »

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Mykonos after Midnight

A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery
The Chief Inspector Kaldis Mysteries: Book #5
By Jeffrey Siger & Poisoned Pen Press
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki /  7 hours 49 minutes

On the celebrated Greek island of Mykonos, a legendary nightclub owner is found in his home, bludgeoned to death. In his lifetime he had helped transform Mykonos from an obscure, impoverished Aegean island into a world-renowned summertime playground for the world's rich and powerful, which made the Mykonian people some of the wealthiest in... Read More »

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The Adventures of Ellery Queen

The Ellery Queen Mysteries: Book #1934
By Ellery Queen
Narrated by Traber Burns /  9 hours 57 minutes

In these ripping short stories, the mystery genre’s greatest sleuth shows his chops. For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannot solve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protected only by the might of his brain—and the odd bit of timely intervention by his father, a burly New York police inspector. But when... Read More »

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The New Adventures of Ellery Queen

The Ellery Queen Mysteries: Book #1940
By Ellery Queen
Narrated by Robert Fass /  10 hours 33 minutes

Trick I-The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop. Then, in the twinkling of an eye, goes its rich and elderly owner. And, for the grand finale, both reappear-each as dead as the other.Trick II-From the House of Darkness issues more bafflement. In total darkness and from a distance of twelve feet, four bullets are pumped within an inch... Read More »

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Kill as Directed

By Ellery Queen
Narrated by Mark Peckham /  5 hours 59 minutes

An exciting mystery by the masterly Ellery QueenDr. Harry Brown is a competent, respectable practitioner of the time-honored art of medicine-until the day old man Gresham, with his millions of dollars, failing heart, and young spouse, hires him. Suddenly it's money, luxury, and love. But what happens to a doctor when someone slips a corpse into... Read More »

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A Ticket to the Boneyard

A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel
The Matthew Scudder Series: Book #8
By Lawrence Block
Narrated by Joe Barrett /  8 hours 11 minutes

Matthew Scudder is about to face every cop's worst nightmare: James Leo Motley, psychopath extraordinaire. Twelve years ago Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free, and the alcoholic ex-cop turned private investigator must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers-even... Read More »

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A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel
The Matthew Scudder Series: Book #9
By Lawrence Block
Narrated by Joe Barrett /  8 hours 28 minutes

There is no accolade or major mystery award that has not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are as intelligent, provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense. And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books-masterworks of suspenseful invention... Read More »

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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Vol. 1

The Classic Radio Collection
By Hollywood 360, CBS Radio & Norman Macdonnell
Narrated by Gerald Mohr & a full cast /  5 hours 54 minutes

Raymond Chandler's celebrated hard-boiled private eye, Philip Marlowe, made his radio debut in 1945 on the Lux Radio Theatre with "Murder, My Sweet," starring Dick Powell. Two years later, NBC brought the character to the air in his own weekly series starring Van Heflin, The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe. A summer replacement for The Bob Hope... Read More »

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The Devil Knows You're Dead

A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel
The Matthew Scudder Series: Book #11
By Lawrence Block
Narrated by Joe Barrett /  8 hours 44 minutes

In New York City, there is little sense and no rules, and those who fly the highest often come crashing down the hardest. A deranged, derelict, crazed Vietnam vet has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on Eleventh Avenue-and the suspect's brother wants unlicensed private investigator... Read More »

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Black Lotus

By K'wan & Buck 50 Productions
Narrated by Cary Hite /  3 hours 34 minutes

Detective James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He's a hard cop who doesn't mind bending the rules to the breaking point to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder which side of the law the Lone Wolf really hunts... Read More »

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