The Dead Hour

  • by Denise Mina
  • Narrated by Heather O'Neill
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the brilliant sequel to Field of Blood, reporter Paddy Meehan is riding high on the success of solving the Brian Wilcox case. Then she meets a mysterious blonde who later turns up dead.Paddy Meehan is thrilled with her new job: working the police beat at the newspaper. Responding to a late night call, she arrives at an elegant villa, where a calm blonde woman with blood on her mouth answers the door. The woman has already convinced the police to leave, and soon Paddy realizes how: She slips fifty dollars into Paddy's hand and begs her to keep the incident, whatever it is, out of the press.
The next morning, Paddy sees the lead news story: The woman has been murdered. Soon after, the body of a suicide is pulled from the river. Was the blonde more than just a spoiled trophy wife? Are the two deaths related? In pursuit of answers, Paddy is drawn into a web of violence and greed.


What the Critics Say

Mystery Writers of America 2007 Edgar Nominee, Best Novel
"Hopefully, this won't be the last breathless adventure for one of the most entertaining reporter sleuths in recent crime fiction." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

total disappointment

I loved the main character in the first book by this author but in this 2nd book the main character became "cheap" and not the stand up type she was in the 1st book. I was sorry not to meet the same character in this book.
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- Dana

Slow and confusing

I tried to listen to this book and got so confused by the various characters coupled with the lack of being able to understand the narrator's heavy brogue, I finally had to give up. I have listened to hundreds of audio books and I must say this is the first one that I actually could not finish. It's hard enough trying to listen to audios over the traffic noise without the brogue. This may sound cruel but honestly it is the worst, most difficult to follow book I have ever listend to. I will be on the lookout to make sure that I don't purchase this author or narrator again. A total waste of time and money. Sorry!
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2006
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books