• Come Hell or High Water: A Scottish Murder Mystery

  • DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 13
  • By: JD Kirk
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (501 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Something's wild out west....

When a badly burned body is found near the remote Ardnamurchan Lighthouse on the west coast of Scotland, it feels like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team.

But the victim’s list of enemies, including a diminutive loan shark and a powerful local politician, is far longer than Jack was prepared for.

And don’t even get him started on the magic psychic sex cult.

With political scandal brewing, conspiracy theories running wild, and a team member stuck inside a giant road safety squirrel costume, DCI Logan’s latest case might just be his most bizarre to date.

Come Hell or High Water is the 13th book in the multi-million selling DCI Logan Scottish Crime Fiction series. Packed with action, pathos, and dark humor, the series is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, and Stuart MacBride."

©2021 JD Kirk (P)2021 JD Kirk

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Another great book and story.

can't wait for the next book in this series. Best narrator, and the seriousness and laughs never cease to amaze me. Highly recommend

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More excitement in Scotland!

The books of JD Kirk make my heart happy. The stories are engaging/engrossing and I plow through the books in record time. They’re like old faithful friends - ones you really love to hear from and hope they come over to your house to spend some time. Then, there’s the “funny bits”. The humor of Kirk’s writing just makes my heart warm. I don’t know if there’s enough good things I can say except, if you haven’t stuck you toes into the JD Kirk pond, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

This book was absorbing, hilarious, tender, devastating - delightful. Jump, my friends, jump…

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A Good One...

What is interesting to me is how Kirk spins humor, mystery, and character development so deftly in this one that no element diminishes or outweighs any other but rather enhances the whole. A great listen.

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JD Kirk + Angus King = A Match Made in Heaven

I have always enjoyed this series, but this is the first time I decided to do the Audible. Oh my gosh - I can’t believe what I was missing. Angus King is masterful in his rendition of the story and its characters. I was laughing out loud at some of the situations especially those involving Tyler. Of course the story itself was excellent as are all the others in this series. I highly recommend this series and Angus King’s narration.

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Excellent as ever

Another great edition in the DCI Logan series. JD Kirk has an uncanny way of delivering a solid plot that keeps you guessing (and laughing) until the very end. Angus King’s delicious Scottish lilt and crisp performance brings the characters to life. My life will feel empty until the next book in the series is published.

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gets better with each book

Could Tyler get any more annoying?
Though I must say, by the end of the book, I’d grown to appreciate his more….unexpected… qualities.
And Taggart.. cannot say enough. I want to marry him and have his children.
So Inspector Logan proves once again that-he can’t solve a crime without his team of miscreants.
And the sex Dave gets involved in! Whooee!
get the book. NOW. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
Now.
Oh. did I mention Angus’ multiple and so spot on voices? Angus, you bring the characters to life.
thank you, JD -and you, Angus.
Now, get to writing!

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It gets no better than this volume- humor all the way. a very good mystery and an enchanting
Narrator telling us the entire story. The Best
Mystery of 2021 - I wasn't asked to vote but,
yikes, this is just so darn good.

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hilarious!

the best of the series. very funny. has quickly become one of my favorite series.

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Enjoy

Extremely entertaining! 😄😄. Hard to keep a straight face in some parts. A pleasant breakaway from usual crime tales.

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Amazing and Highly Recommended.

The Logan series is amazing. Intricate plots, appealing characters and the best dialogue that is read by the greatest narrator of all time. I started the series on Book 4 and read skipped to #8 I think. Then I went back to start the series and read all the ones in between. You can do it in any order but it’s best if you start with Book 1 so you know the backstory. Whatever you do JUST READ EVERY BOOK.

I have one left to read and then a new release in a couple months. I just hope our amazing offer keeps writing them.

And when will ITV/BBC be coming out with the series? I can’t wait.

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  • Wac61
  • 12-11-21

pure dead brilliant

loved this series ... hope there's more still to come jd kirk?? please !!

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  • m quigg
  • 12-18-21

Laughed and happy tears moments

This series of books by JD Kirk have got me through the past two years of the pandemic. They are my escape from things. The latest, Come hell or high water, had me laughing out loud, and also a few wee teary happy moments. The main characters are all likeable and this storyline made me want to go and visit more of my beautiful country I live in. A great book, funny, exciting story and the varied characters they meet along the way makes me want the book to continue longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-21

Best audiobooks ever!

I love these books. He can’t write them fast enough for me.

They’re so funny and are narrated so well. I just lose hours listening to them and then they’re over in a few days!

Great characters, great storylines.

Please write more! And the Robert Hoon spin off is great too.

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  • Rachel Greaves
  • 12-20-21

Don’t listen in bed next to your sleeping partner

The pure LOL moments are fantastic, the plot swings from the dark and the deep, to giggling like a school kid, the delivery is priceless, I need the next book to come out asap

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  • Miss Jaime L. Roberts
  • 12-21-21

They get better and better!

Been a gap between the last book and this (probably because of the Hoon spin off) but I am SO glad to have this treat before Xmas! Superb narration as always!

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  • Rachael
  • 12-20-21

Brilliant as always

I wish there were more of these! Thankfully Kirk seems to be doing them at a good pace without sacrificing any of the writing. So well written the characters feel like people I know. The narration is perfect. The best Tartan noir out there and a real treat.

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  • Maz
  • 12-20-21

Brilliant

Yet again another story I just couldn’t stop listening to.
Great story, great Characters .
I highly recommend all the books in this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-20-21

Brilliant!

Loved it! JD Kirk never disappoints and this is no exception. From hilarious to sad to important issues it's a wonderful ride!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-18-21

Absolutely brilliant and so funny

JD Kirk you have done it again. You are the very best at writing a gritty crime thriller with a lot of Scottish humour . Your books get better and better. I so look forward to the next book and audiobook . The narration by Angus King is the Icing on the cake.

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  • Oops 66
  • 12-18-21

Great again

I do always enjoy JD Kirk detective series and this one has been brilliant. As long as nobody in the team is ever killed off and that means Taggart too I shall always look forward to them. I hope he is busy writing another NOW !

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  • Shyam Lowery
  • 12-17-21

JD Kirk never fails to deliver

JD never writes a usual crime story, his stories are interlaced with hilarity and moments of introspection and are set in yet another beautiful location. This one is yet another of those books you enjoy so much with characters brought to life by Angus King’s narration that you don’t want it to end. I didn’t care about who committed the crime, I enjoyed the character interaction too much. A jolly great read from start to finish. Thank you!

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  • Seumas
  • 03-23-22

Another cracker

This is another of JD Kirk’s brilliant Logan series.
What did I like? Everything!
What did I dislike? Well, he could have let Dave get his end away with some of the latter day hippies but the poor man only got a crispy freckle.
But other than that, nothing.
I’m now off to delve into the Hoonatic’s latest tome of gratuitous violence, copious swearing all topped with lashings of great humour.
J.D. is a prolific writer but never fails to disappoint 👍🏼

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  • Connor Innes
  • 09-07-22

I'm still enjoying the whole series

Thank you for a really enjoyable experience that keeps going. The characters are very relatable and love the human moments added in. 💖

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-22

The funniest yet

I'm loving the evolution of the characters and relationships. But the humour, definitely laugh out loud humour.

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  • Sara
  • 04-25-22

Very funny in places

Vety funny in places. Well read to bring out the humour in the events but slso kept the intrigue

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  • Marnie Owen-Jones
  • 03-12-22

Great series

I have absolutely enjoyed this series. I love how the characters develop and the humour is laugh out loud at times, without lessening, making light of, or spoiling the storyline. I'm really looking forward to City of Scars being available on audio.

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  • Susie Murphie
  • 02-28-22

Disappointing on every level

The plot moves at glacial pace.
The narration is theatrical. The character voices by Angus King are over done to such a degree that the characters are unlikeable and seem just dumb.
The dialogue is over written to a degree that at times it’s excruciating to listen to. And unfortunately there’s a lot of it.
Disappointing on every level.

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  • Nerissa
  • 02-17-22

Fantastic as usual!

I can never not enjoy a book by this author. I have purchased every copy so far! Cannot wait for the next one! Keep them coming JD!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-22

one of his best

i loved this one there's so much fun in the banter and the story is great too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-22

brilliant

another gem,the dug is a great addition,putting meat on the story every book,cant wait for the next,now for Bob Hoons first one