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  • The Quasimodo Killings

  • Vance and Shepherd Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: John Broughton
  • Narrated by: Michael Langan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

Detective Inspector Jacob Vance and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Brittany Shepherd, are called upon to prevent a series of murders across London.

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has provoked a psychopath with her inaugural speech. Soon later, the commissioner receives a letter threatening a series of nine killings, culminating in "the big one", unless the police chief retracts her speech with a public apology.

To disprove her statements, the killer adds colour and poetry to the murders, all committed in the name of the mysterious Lord Robert. As the death toll mounts, Vance and Shepherd struggle to identify the victims in advance, and there seem to be no clues of the killer's identity.

With time running out, can the detectives capture the perpetrator and prevent him from killing again?

©2022 John Broughton (P)2022 John Broughton

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Really enjoyed after I got used to the accents

I really did enjoy this book, it was different and I do like a different police procedural. It did take me a while to get used to the narration, but don't give up, it then feels right. I am not explaining it well but I know what I mean and I couldn't see the story any other way. The characters came to life and it worked.

The dynamics with the team were very well written and explored.

This was my first exposure to both the author and narrator but it wont be the last.

I was given a free copy by the narrator but the review is entirely my own.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 03-06-22

twisted goodness

I have to admire the sheer genius of this criminal's mind, but I admire the detective's mind and cunning ability to decipher the clues piece by piece much more. It all came to a fitting end, and I was happy with the conclusion. I enjoyed the journey. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job bringing the characters and story to life. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Chris S
  • 23-04-22

Engaging detective story!

I enjoyed The Quasimodo Killings by John Broughton. Detectives Vance and Shepherd are hunting a serial killer in London and trying to prevent future crimes. Its a fast paced thriller that keeps the reader engaged. The narration by Michael Langan is terrific. His performance helps set the mood and brings the characters and story to life.

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  • Michael Ferris
  • 30-03-22

Very intelligent Murder Mystery

Ver enjoyable. Leave it up to those London detectives to show how it’s done. Terrific narrator.