Odd Partners by Allison Brennan audiobook

Odd Partners: An Anthology

By Jeffery Deaver , Joe R. Lansdale , Ace Atkins , and  others
Edited by  Anne Perry
Read by Simon Prebble , Ray Porter , Christopher Ryan Grant , MacLeod Andrews , Lorna Raver , Edoardo Ballerini , Amy Landon , and  Janina Edwards

By Jeffery Deaver , Joe R. Lansdale , Ace Atkins , and  others
Edited by  Anne Perry
Read by Simon Prebble , Ray Porter , Christopher Ryan Grant , MacLeod Andrews , Lorna Raver , Edoardo Ballerini , Amy Landon , and  Janina Edwards

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Unlikely pairs join forces to crack a slew of intriguing cases in an anthology edited by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, featuring original stories by Jacqueline Winspear, Jeffery Deaver, Allison Brennan, Charles Todd, and many more, including Perry herself. Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. That last pair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, who, as the editor of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America, has enlisted some of today’s best mystery writers to craft all-new stories about unlikely duos who join forces—sometimes unwillingly—to solve beguiling whodunits. From Perry’s own entry, in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart set out to find a missing soldier during World War I, to a psychological tale of an airplane passenger who wakes up unsure of who he is and must enlist his fellow passengers to help him remember, to a historical mystery about a misguided witch-hunt and the unlikely couple that brings it down, each story deals in the wonderful complexities of human interactions. And not just human interactions: Honey bees avenge the death of their beekeeper, a wandering cat brings home clues to a murder, and a gray wolf and a fly fisherman in the Minnesota woods try to protect their land from a brash billionaire. Featuring work by New York Times bestselling authors, Edgar Award winners, and up-and-coming members of the Mystery Writers of America, these tales of friends, enemies, and pairs who lie somewhere in the middle will satisfy every type of mystery reader. With each author’s signature brand of suspense, these stories give new meaning to the word “teamwork.” Audio Contents: Introduction by Anne Perry, read by Anne Perry “Reconciliation” by Anne Perry, read by Simon Prebble “The Nature of the Beast” by William Kent Krueger, read by Ray Porter “Sad Onions: A Hap and Leonard Story” by Joe R. Lansdale, read by Christopher Ryan Grant “The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance: A Dog Noir Story” by Jacqueline Winspear, read by Macleod Andrews “Glock, Paper, Scissors” by Shelley Costa, read by Lorna Raver “Blood Money: An Inspector Rutledge Story” by Charles Todd, read by Simon Prebble “The Violins Played Before Junshan” by Lou Kemp, read by Edoardo Ballerini “What Ever Happened to Lorna Winters?” by Lisa Morton, read by Macleod Andrews “Oglethorpe's Camera” by Claire Ortalda, read by Amy Landon “The Last Game” by Robert Dugoni, read by Edoardo Ballerini “NO 11 SQUATER” by Adele Polomski, read by Lorna Raver “A Cold Spell” by Mark Thielman, read by Janina Edwards “What Would Nora Do?” by Georgia Jeffries, read by Amy Landon “Hector's Bees” by Amanda Witt, read by Janina Edwards “Georgia in the Wind” by William Frank, read by Ray Porter “From Four till Late: A Nick Travers Story” by Ace Atkins, read by Macleod Andrews “Bite out of Crime” by Allison Brennan, read by Amy Landon “Songbird Blues” by Stephen Ross, read by Edoardo Ballerini “Security” by Jeffery Deaver, read by Ray Porter

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Summary

Summary

Unlikely pairs join forces to crack a slew of intriguing cases in an anthology edited by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, featuring original stories by Jacqueline Winspear, Jeffery Deaver, Allison Brennan, Charles Todd, and many more, including Perry herself.

Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. That last pair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, who, as the editor of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America, has enlisted some of today’s best mystery writers to craft all-new stories about unlikely duos who join forces—sometimes unwillingly—to solve beguiling whodunits.

From Perry’s own entry, in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart set out to find a missing soldier during World War I, to a psychological tale of an airplane passenger who wakes up unsure of who he is and must enlist his fellow passengers to help him remember, to a historical mystery about a misguided witch-hunt and the unlikely couple that brings it down, each story deals in the wonderful complexities of human interactions. And not just human interactions: Honey bees avenge the death of their beekeeper, a wandering cat brings home clues to a murder, and a gray wolf and a fly fisherman in the Minnesota woods try to protect their land from a brash billionaire.

Featuring work by New York Times bestselling authors, Edgar Award winners, and up-and-coming members of the Mystery Writers of America, these tales of friends, enemies, and pairs who lie somewhere in the middle will satisfy every type of mystery reader. With each author’s signature brand of suspense, these stories give new meaning to the word “teamwork.”

Audio Contents:
Introduction by Anne Perry, read by Anne Perry
“Reconciliation” by Anne Perry, read by Simon Prebble
“The Nature of the Beast” by William Kent Krueger, read by Ray Porter
“Sad Onions: A Hap and Leonard Story” by Joe R. Lansdale, read by Christopher Ryan Grant
“The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance: A Dog Noir Story” by Jacqueline Winspear, read by Macleod Andrews
“Glock, Paper, Scissors” by Shelley Costa, read by Lorna Raver
“Blood Money: An Inspector Rutledge Story” by Charles Todd, read by Simon Prebble
“The Violins Played Before Junshan” by Lou Kemp, read by Edoardo Ballerini
“What Ever Happened to Lorna Winters?” by Lisa Morton, read by Macleod Andrews
“Oglethorpe's Camera” by Claire Ortalda, read by Amy Landon
“The Last Game” by Robert Dugoni, read by Edoardo Ballerini
“NO 11 SQUATER” by Adele Polomski, read by Lorna Raver
“A Cold Spell” by Mark Thielman, read by Janina Edwards
“What Would Nora Do?” by Georgia Jeffries, read by Amy Landon
“Hector's Bees” by Amanda Witt, read by Janina Edwards
“Georgia in the Wind” by William Frank, read by Ray Porter
“From Four till Late: A Nick Travers Story” by Ace Atkins, read by Macleod Andrews
“Bite out of Crime” by Allison Brennan, read by Amy Landon
“Songbird Blues” by Stephen Ross, read by Edoardo Ballerini
“Security” by Jeffery Deaver, read by Ray Porter

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The theme of this anthology of short stories is unlikely pairs who solve a mystery together. With ten narrators voicing stories from nineteen mystery writers, the listener is in for a rich smorgasbord of audio experiences. The narrators have been carefully matched to their short stories and enhance the nuances of the plots. The production quality is top-notch, with smooth shifts between stories and narrators. While all the narrators bring their own strengths to the stories, the highlight may be Macleod Andrews’s narration of Jacqueline Winspear’s ‘A Dog Noir Story.’ He perfectly captures its characters and humor. With the multiple stories and voices, one can dip in and out at leisure.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Allison Brennan

Author Bio: Allison Brennan

Allison Brennan is the author of numerous bestselling romantic thrillers, including The Prey, Speak No Evil, Killing Fear, and Playing Dead. For thirteen years she worked as a consultant in the California State Legislature before leaving to devote herself fully to her family and writing. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their five children.

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Author Bio: Jeffery Deaver

Author Bio: Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

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Author Bio: William Kent Krueger

Author Bio: William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the author of several stand-alone novels and the Cork O’Connor mystery series, of which six have made the New York Times bestsellers list. His Iron Lake won the Barry Award and the 1998 Anthony Award for Best First Novel; Blood Hollow won the 2004 Anthony Award for Best Novel; and Mercy Falls won the 2005 Anthony Award for Best Novel. His stand-alone novel Ordinary Grace won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of several New York Times bestsellers in her historical fiction series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards. She was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. She studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education and later worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the United Kingdom before emigrating to the United States.

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Author Bio: Charles Todd

Author Bio: Charles Todd

Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team who write the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries, as well as stand-alone novels. Their novel Proof of Guilt was a New York Times bestseller, and A Test of Wills was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year selection. Their novels have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as being finalists for several other awards.

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Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including the Edgar Award–winning The Bottoms. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, among others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli.

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Author Bio: Ace Atkins

Author Bio: Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which—The Ranger and The Lost Ones—were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and, in college, played defensive end for the undefeated Auburn University football team, for which he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English