• Blood Trail

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery (DCI Harry Grimm Crime Thrillers, Book 10)
  • By: David J. Gatward
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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By: David J. Gatward
Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
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A gruesome tradition, a blood-spattered crime scene, and a killer hiding in plain sight.

Detective Harry Grimm is a worried man. When a group of vigilante locals start patrolling the Dales in response to a recent spate of crimes, he is forced to warn them off. Things only get more complicated when he is called out to multiple crime scenes—each with plenty of blood but no bodies.

Very soon, though, body parts start turning up. Delivered in a way that echoes a local poem and an old-but-grisly village ceremony. Faced with the bloody evidence in front of him, Grimm soon realizes that his worst fears have come true: someone has already taken the law into their own hands.

With an ancient tradition being used to commit modern-day murder, can this battle-scarred detective stop the lanes of the Dales running red with blood?

Blood Trail is the tenth book in the riveting Harry Grimm police procedural series. If you like compelling characters, twisting plots, and beautiful British countryside settings, then you’ll love David J. Gatward’s nail-biting mystery.

Blood Trail is the tenth book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime thriller series, set in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, Adam Croft, Simon McCleave, Alex Smith, J. M. Dalgliesh, J. E. Mayhew, and J. R. Ellis. 

©2022 David J. Gatward (P)2022 David J. Gatward

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another good book in this series

Lots of depth in the plot an interesting setting where the place is very much a character and a reoccurring one. There are other recurring characters which are like old friends returning to the scenes of the crime. Although the book involves serious crimes it's still does not go ini a real dark direction. A very enjoyable read and listen the narrator has a hard job differentiating characters and does very well with it. I will say that the books would be more enjoyable if you read some of the books from the beginning to understand the backstory.

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Love this series!

I have listened to all the Harry Grimm books and love them all! The narrator is amazing and is absolutely perfect in character interpretation. The characters are very human, believable and those on Harry's team are wonderful. The plots are intriguing. Keep 'em coming, Mr. Gatward!

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This has become my favorite series in this genre!

I absolutely love this series and I am super happy to hear that David Gatward has plans to continue writing these stories for a good while. They can't come out quick enough for me. I love the descriptions of the Dales and I also love all of the characters. For me it's a bit like a visit with good friends and I can't wait to find out what will happen to them next.

Aubrey Parsons is a wonderful voice actor and his distinctive voices really help the story come to life.

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This is another series I really like aside J D Kirk's mystery series. City 'tecs relocated to
deep country cop shops... very interesting country and characters, thoughtful, sometimes fun plots... This "glass hammer" - not a clue BTW- volume ended abruptly with a swear word from me.
- there better be another volume behind this
one. :-) The series I know as "cake and cheese" -- go figure.

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Great story as always

Can’t wait for the next book, which says it all about this series. Brilliantly written

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  • Polly Swann
  • 07-18-22

Fabulous book!

Absolutely fantastic as always, I love Daves books and Aubrey does a cracking job of the narration!!

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  • Kate
  • 09-02-22

Excellent

He has done it again! David J. Hayward is a master of storytelling. The poetic descriptions of weather and landscape, beautifully voiced by Aubrey Parsons, provide a softer and soothing contrast to the tension and violence of the crimes Harry Grim and his team are embroiled in.
The relationships are rich and deep and seasoned with banter and good natured teasing.
These books are set in a rural landscape of immense beauty and the descriptions of both the environment and the folk make this reader want to visit there soon, in spite of the gruesome goings on🤗

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-22

Great Listen

Just love everything about this series of books.
Brilliantly narrated as well. Really great listen

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  • ann gayford
  • 08-07-22

Disappointed

I have followed this series from the start and downloaded it immediately they became available. But this one really did not meet my expectations, even the narration jarred. It wont stop me getting the next one but the story line needs to be more believable and maybe some of the voices not so annoying.

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  • 07-31-22

Janet, Kent

I thoroughly enjoyed book No 10. Cannot wait for book 11. I absolutely love all the characters. Mr Parsons reads the stories so beautifully. I have walked for years in the Dales am glad I have never come across a foot.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-19-22

Book 10

Another gripping read. Looking forward to the publication of book 11 . Glad rebbecca is back.

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  • Will Swann
  • 07-16-22

Another fantastic book..

Another fantastic book to take you deep into the Wensleydale life. Hooked from the first book, the details are brilliant.
Absolutely love Grimm and the team. I feel like they're a group of friends I've worked with for years.

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  • Nora Gilroy
  • 11-17-22

Another brilliant book

Love Harry Grimm and his team. Audio books make them really come alive when read by Aubrey Parsons

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  • Meshell
  • 10-05-22

Fantastic

Fantastic narration and storyline. I love the Harry Grimm. Looking forward to the next book

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  • Paul Loseby
  • 08-21-22

Far too slow and long winded

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Harry Grimm books - until I got to this one. I couldn't even fathom out the story until almost at the end. Even the magnificent narrator, Aubrey Parsons, could not bring life into this book. The book is slow and boring. I would give all of the other books in this series, an 8, 9 or even 10 but a 2 or 3 for this.

I feel that David Gatwood must have brought this one out under pressure from the publishers to produce another book. It didn't work.

As I said, every other book has been brilliant and are worth reading/listening to.