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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael McGarrity Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kevin Kerney Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781440744020
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Nationally bestselling author Michael McGarrity’s Slow Kill is a stunning addition to a series the New York Times hails as “robust.” When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney finds the dead body of hotel magnate Clifford Spalding, he thinks he knows who to talk to, as the deceased man had known enemies. But little does Kerney know that the truth may go back thirty years to the day when Spalding’s son mysteriously disappeared. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As in McGarrity’s eight previous Kerney novels, the author excels at detailing police procedures as well as creating a homespun, wry tone.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Guidall reading a book is like having Michael Jordan on your basketball team: you already know it’s going to be great. Guidall’s delivery is impeccable.”

    AudioFile

  • “McGarrity juggles police procedural and domestic story lines effectively, drawing readers into the dynamics of Kerney’s long-distance marriage just as he unerringly charts the painstaking investigative work that defines the lives of real-world cops. Precise realism remains McGarrity’s hallmark; his own experience as a deputy sheriff and as a therapist working with abuse victims informs his fiction on every page.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 11/26/2013

    " Authors of series need to change up the scenery for a book or two, sure, but when one of the best thing about a series is its location, that strategy doesn't work to hold reader interest. Still, not a bad mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 10/25/2013

    " I skimmed to the end about 3/4 through it. It just went way too slow for what was actually going on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 8/22/2013

    " Good mystery - a little weak on the ending. Listened to this audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/11/2013

    " A great mystery and whodunit. I enjoyed this book. Not the greatest I have read but a very good read and recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tiddle | 1/28/2013

    " Slow build-up in the initial 1/3, but the story builds up well. Plots are realistic enough, with no big drama. Good details on the otherwise mundane police work. A reasonable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gypsy Lady | 10/14/2012

    " Modern lawman mystery set in New Mexico. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryle Fisher | 6/13/2012

    " It had been a while since I had read anything by Michael McGarrity and now I am wondering why. For some reason his name and books slipped from my "to read" list, but now he is back near the top. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol More | 2/10/2012

    " I love this series, but this one did not capture my attention as much as previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Reese | 10/23/2011

    " This author gets better with each edition. He still ends books a little abruptly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glena Muncrief | 10/3/2011

    " Another good story with lots of NM trivia. Fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brinn Colenda | 9/9/2011

    " Loved it. Complex plot kept me guessing. The protagonist seems like a real guy with all sorts of personal problems to deal with as he moves along in his professional life. McGarrity keeps getting better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Sue | 6/5/2011

    " Good change of pace for Kerney. He is learning to let his subordinates do some of the work. His marriage would be doomed if he wasn't loaded with money, thats for sure. She seems only happy to be part of his life when he buys her expensive houses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Waters | 4/5/2011

    " I enjoyed the book, it was a good mystery and the details about the horses were fairly good. The only thing that was glaringly wrong was that no one would buy a race horse to train to become a cutting horse. That is why I gave it only 4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue johnson | 4/3/2011

    " A good read...I think I will explore this series some more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 3/12/2011

    " I enjoyed the book, it was a good mystery and the details about the horses were fairly good. The only thing that was glaringly wrong was that no one would buy a race horse to train to become a cutting horse. That is why I gave it only 4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glena | 9/2/2010

    " Another good story with lots of NM trivia. Fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/25/2010

    " I love this series, but this one did not capture my attention as much as previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tiddle | 5/16/2010

    " Slow build-up in the initial 1/3, but the story builds up well. Plots are realistic enough, with no big drama. Good details on the otherwise mundane police work. A reasonable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Sue | 4/1/2009

    " Good change of pace for Kerney. He is learning to let his subordinates do some of the work. His marriage would be doomed if he wasn't loaded with money, thats for sure. She seems only happy to be part of his life when he buys her expensive houses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 4/22/2008

    " Good mystery - a little weak on the ending. Listened to this audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/30/2008

    " A great mystery and whodunit. I enjoyed this book. Not the greatest I have read but a very good read and recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/10/2008

    " A good read...I think I will explore this series some more. "

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About the Author

Michael McGarrity is a New Mexican author and former deputy sheriff of Santa Fe county. He received degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of Iowa in English and psychology; he is also a graduate of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. He has written a dozen crime-suspense novels, all set in New Mexico. Some of his works include Serpent Gate, The Judas Judge, Under the Color of Law, The Big Gamble, and Hard Country. He has recieved many nominations for his work, and in 2004, McGarrity received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in Literature. He has also published a number of articles in professional journals on a variety of topics, including drug treatment interventions, program assessment and evaluations, and therapy programs for children. In addition to being a law enforcement officer, he has been an investigator and caseworker for the New Mexico Public Defender’s Office and has taught at several colleges and universities. He has been instrumental in establishing a number of scholarships, including the Hillerman-McGarrity Creative Writing Scholarship at the University of New Mexico, the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship at Santa Fe Community College, and others. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.