Jack Be Nimble : Knight & Culverhouse

  • by Adam Croft
  • Narrated by Nigel Patterson
  • Series: Knight & Culverhouse
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A killer is loose on the streets of Mildenheath, and his barbaric crimes seem a little too familiar....
As the body count begins to rise, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse start to realize that the killer is emulating the gruesome, grisly murders of the world's most famous and elusive serial killer: Jack the Ripper.
With Culverhouse struggling to come to terms with his ex-wife's dramatic return after she disappeared eight and a half years earlier and Knight trying to cope with the trauma she's suffered following devastating events of two previous cases, the race is on to stop the killer before he completes his final kill and retreats back into the darkness.
They know he's going to kill again, but they don't know where or who his next victim will be. And what's worse, they don't know who he is either.
Jack Be Nimble is a gripping, fast-paced serial killer thriller which will captivate fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Mark Billingham.

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This is the 3rd book in this series and it is a great addition to a great series's. When murdered victims start turning up in the same way and dates perfect to the 1888 Jack the Ripper although in a different part of the country. This book starts fast paced and never lets up until the end. Totally enjoyed all 3 books in the series


Have you listened to any of Nigel Patterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. One of my favorite narrator


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- zoe

What an exciting thrilling listen

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WOW a copycat serial killer from years ago that has kept everyone in the dark of who the killer really was. Now a new serial kill out killing women with the same MO only a little different. This killer thinks he can outsmart the cops which he has up to a point. The police are keeping their cards close to their chest not giving out more information than they have to. If the public knew there was a serial killer loose they would panic and may give him the upper hand. The race is on to find the killer before another women dies. Will they be too late or will they finally catch him?

Mr. Patterson narration is outstanding from his accent to his character emotions. I thought his male and female voices were great. You always know what each are feeling whether it be excitement or anger the narrator really puts each emotion in his voice. He really pulls this listener in leaving your heart skipping a beat from time to time as the chilling thrill leaves another women dead. I did not hear any repeated words or any background noise. There is no place where the volume changes from one chapter to the next. The narrator really gives you a wonderful clear, clean and crisp audio that takes you back in time to a day long ago with one serial killer who got away. As he bring you forward to the present and the copycat killer you are left spellbound and invested in the listen. Mr. Patterson has a very strong voice that really pulls you in. With this story based in London his accent really make it easy to picture the story unfold before your eyes giving you a believable story you can get lost in. I was hook from start to finish and didn’t want to put the audio down. I can’t wait to listen to more of his work.

I was a little lost with Jack’s wife not sure where that came into the story. I am guessing you learn more about her and their relationship in the past books. This is a story inside a story leaving you wondering if she might be one of the victims. There is a lot of mystery around her, where she has been, where is their daughter, what does she want and where will she end up.

DCI Jack Culverhouse will have to be fast on his feet to work out this highly entertaining thriller. As the pieces start falling together leaving everyone with their mouths hung open to this new twists to an old serial killer. I really enjoyed this thriller it kept my attention making my heart beat faster and my eyes big as the hunt goes on. It will be a while before you work out who the killer is if you can. The author doesn’t give you many hints but it is there if you listen. The story moves around Jack, Wendy, Jacks wife and the killer with a lot of wonderful supporting characters. With Wendy and Jack working together they work through the clues brings excitement to the read. This is a pretty fast pace listen that is full of chilling facts of old and new. The serial killer plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse getting very bold at times when he thinks the police are too dumb to put the pieces together. The book is full of murder, mystery, true facts, hate, indifference, sorrow and just plain old good writing that hooks you from the beginning until the end. I haven’t read/listen to anything by this author but he sure pulls you in with vivid details that leaves you with your mouth open.

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- Cyn "I enjoy reading, listening and reviewing. I enjoy blogging. Doing what I enjoy giving feed back in hopes someone will try a new author."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-14-2016
  • Publisher: Adam Croft