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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Lovesey Narrator: Susan Lyons Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Recipient of the British Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger, Gold Dagger, and Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, Peter Lovesey has also won Anthony and Macavity Awards for his splendid mysteries. In The Headhunters, an innocent discussion about killing the boss leads friends Gemma and Jo into real-life murder. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/30/2014

    " Lovesey is always a good read, and frequently great. This one, an account of friends who playfully discuss murders and then find they've happened, is just good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dalia | 1/26/2014

    " I think this is my favorite of all the Lovesey books for the plot/story, but curious that it was all from the perspective of one of the "innocent bystanders" and no chracter development at all for Det Hen Mallin, unlike his Det Diamond books which are all about his broodiness and less about the story/murders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adelaide Blair | 1/9/2014

    " This is the second of Lovesey's book to feature Inspecter Hen Mallin, and I wish he had written more of them. ("The Circle" is the other one.) Both novels follow a similar format in that there are two narratives, one about an ordinary citizen trying to solve a crime and the other about Inspecter Mallin, who is also trying to solve the same crime. This book is a lot of fun, but is hampered by the fact that the protagonist in the not-Mallin thread is not particularly likable. Her motivations are also fairly unclear, so I spent a large part of the novel wondering why the heck she was doing what she was doing. But, this is still a very enjoyable read and the character of Hen Mallin is very engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/8/2014

    " Can always rely on Peter Lovesey for a good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ceri | 1/4/2014

    " Good thriller, a who dunnit with lots of red herrings & a bit of suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rog Harrison | 11/20/2013

    " While Hen Mallin is the detective the story revolves around other characters in the book. As more deaths were revealed I was not sure where this was going and I was surprised at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross | 11/20/2013

    " I don't usually read murder mysteries but this one was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/16/2013

    " I love the Peter Diamond books by Peter Lovesey. This isn't part of the series, but it was still good. Slow start, but a strong finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 7/17/2013

    " Not as good as the other Loveseys I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Milton | 7/17/2013

    " It was a nice quick read. I thought it was a good mystery with interesting characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry Chandler | 4/14/2012

    " I guess I'd call this novel competent, good enough when you're desperate for escapism. But I didn't like the characters much and I didn't get too interested in the plot, so I really wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/8/2012

    " This was a quick read - very interesting angle for a whodunit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 11/22/2011

    " I really prefer his other series vastly over this book--he is a reasonable author, and the story is reasonable, butnot stellar "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glen Davidson | 6/8/2011

    " Good who-done-it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 1/18/2011

    " I gave this five stars because it was such an excellently executed mystery. I have a knack for figuring these out and although I suspected who the murderer was at the end, I couldn't figure out why until details were revealed at the very end. i am going to read more of his mysteries, for sure! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peg | 8/6/2010

    " Pretty good murder mystery set on the coast of England. Not a turn-pager but a surprise when identity of killer is discovered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 7/20/2010

    " I do like Hen Mallin, at least in theory since I would not tolerate much of her behavior in person. Once again Lovesey offers as dual perspective from the official investigatory side and from the participating public's side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/24/2010

    " This is book #2 in the Hen Mallin mystery series. Interesting to have the point of view initially from a character who discovers a body and becomes involved in the crime plot. Pretty fast reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/12/2010

    " With ample space given to product placement the author must be gunning for a film offer. This is a cat and mouse affair and the cat keeps changing as many principal actors are on the dangerous side. Rather tidy for my taste. Margot -- do you like this author? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/23/2009

    " I haven't read mysteries in about 20 years but just devoured 4 of them! Peter Lovesey is great fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Palmreader | 12/24/2008

    " I keep trying Lovesey books, because so many people seem to love him. This was a good story with good writing, but somehow, not very satisfying as a story or a mystery. I guess I've been schooled too much in the noir part of crime writing or mystery stories. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey began writing mysteries in 1970 and has won the British Crime Writers’ Association Silver and Gold Dagger awards as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement and the Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. In the United States, he has received Edgar and Dilys nominations, an Anthony Award and a Macavity Award, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, among others. He lives near Chichester in West Sussex, England.

About the Narrator

Susan Lyons has appeared on numerous television shows, including A Country Practice, Police Rescue, Something in the Air, and All Saints. Among her film credits are Winds of Jarrah and In a Savage Land. She is married to Tony Award–winning actor Jefferson Mays.