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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. R. Hall Narrator: Sian Thomas Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jenny Cooper Mysteries Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781482979138
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When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart? In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This big, well-executed debut novel from screenwriter and producer M. R. Hall has meaty characters and a chewy plot in the Lynda La Plante style…Hall expertly prevents the plot from teetering over into implausibility.”

    The Guardian (UK)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zelda | 2/19/2014

    " A deeply flawed main character and totally believable. Very engrossing how she refuses to give up searching for more evidence after she finds unsatisfactory procedures and verdicts carried out by her predecessor coroner. Glad to see that this is the first of a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 2/3/2014

    " Jenny Cooper takes up her new post as coroner, only to discover unresolved problems which her predecessor was dealing with just before his untimely death. She finds herself up against some influential people as well as her own psychological problems. A well-crafted story with believable characters. I shall definitely be looking out for more of the Jenny Cooper books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Big Bertha | 1/24/2014

    " Not bad but not great either. I found the central character pretty unlikeable and that's where I think I failed with this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrie Sharp | 1/19/2014

    " slow start, interesting story and satisfying end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, excellent crime writing and UK based "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 11/18/2013

    " Found this book a bit of a slog at first, and it took a third attempt to really get into it, but once I did I found it pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellemiek | 10/1/2013

    " Loved it, bought part two as soon as I had finished it. It was a credible read and I liked the protagonist because she was a real person. Nice mix of personal story and exciting plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 4/2/2013

    " I really don't want to know about her personal battles with herself, but that's a male geek attitude, I guess. The plot's fine, the writing is OK but generally I find the flawed central character fails too often to gain my sympathy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 6/25/2011

    " Exciting story of a newly appointed coroner and her fight for the truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Gilchrist | 5/13/2011

    " This is the first of the Jenny Cooper series I have read. I do love my heros to be people, fallible and and simply human. Jenny Cooper is certainly that. The story is strong an holds the reader from page one. I will pencil in reading all the other books in the sreies "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 5/3/2011

    " Not bad, not great. Definitely too long (450 pages), in spite of the rather sparse script-like writing style. The villain of the piece and the nature of his/her villainy was spottable from a fair distance. And, by the way, Temazepan is not an anti-depressant. It sends you to sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meagen N | 3/25/2011

    " A good read, gave enough information to draw me in yet not enough to bore me with technical details. The plot of a new person in town cleaning up the mess of those who had gotten too comfortable in their ways was intriguing, I wanted to see how well she would fit. On to book two for me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 11/15/2010

    " Really liked the problems faced by the main character - her limitations and weaknesses. a good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 1/30/2010

    " This book seemed to go on & on & on & on. Thank goodness I am finished with it. May have been an interesting premise but so dulllllll. "

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About the Author

M. R. Hall is a screenwriter, producer, and former criminal barrister. Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Worcester College, Oxford, he lives in Monmouthshire, England, with his wife and two sons.

About the Narrator

Sian Thomas was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for her role in Up for Grabs. She appeared as Amelia Bones in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.