• The Big Man Upstairs (A Scottish Crime Thriller)

  • DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 7
  • By: JD Kirk
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (499 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Just when he thought he was out....

Burdened by guilt over the trauma recently inflicted on his friends and colleagues, former-Detective Chief Inspector Jack Logan has spent the past nine months living in self-imposed exile.

When a mother and her young daughter are the victims of a double murder staged to look like suicide, Logan is dragged back to help hunt down and catch a brutal, calculating killer.

But the world has moved on without him. To do what needs to be done, Logan must first find his place among old friends and new enemies before the killer strikes again, and a whole Highland community tears itself apart.

Maybe early retirement wasn't such a bad idea, after all....

The Big Man Upstairs is the seventh novel in the internationally best-selling DCI Jack Logan Scottish crime fiction series, and perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, and Stuart MacBride.

©2020 JD Kirk (P)2020 JD Kirk

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JD Kirk & Angus King nail it again

I am absolutely in love with the DCI Logan series. JD Kirk’s dry Scottish wit coupled with Angus King’s amazing voice are a perfect match in this series. The storylines are unexpected, randomly make you laugh out loud, and are coupled with twisty plots and characters you love.

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Excellent story and narration

I’ve enjoyed this series and, importantly, been transported to a distant land which helps immensely during the pandemic.

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Funny & Smart

I love the 1980s Taggart style humor - hilarious. And Angus has me hanging on every word!

I hope there are more books coming JD.

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Added JD Kirk to Favorite Authors

A realist writing style with many hidden humorous moments in the darkest of situations. I have enjoyed this series and the characters. Look forward o future books in the series. Angus King was the perfect choice of narrators.

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another brilliant book

Loved this book.. I've never laughed so hard .for a crime series it is one of the best. Angus King narrates these books so well it brings them to life.

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Storytelling at its best

Is there a better storyteller out there? I’d rather doubt it. This series has it all: good plots, funny bits, and good pacing. And to top it all off, the performance is absolutely outstanding. Really the best!

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Well done!

Loved it! Great characters, a bit of humour and great suspense. Well balanced! Truly enjoyable!

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  • 07-10-22

great series

I love Jack and his team. The narration is great.
I love this whole series.

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Best Series on Audible

All the books have made me laugh so hard and that is a rarity in the last 2 years. I can't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed the whole series. Angus King has brought every issue to life. I have listened to the series twice really just so I could laugh again. Thank you so much and I can't wait for the next one. Keep up the excellent work both of you!!!!!

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Getting Better

I’ve enjoyed hearing this author mature over the series. This book was a little confusing at times, but overall I enjoyed it. Almost a 5 star across the board.

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  • Samantha Buswell
  • 02-11-21

Another cracking book in the series.

Great story, brilliant narration - can’t stop listening to these books - am off to buy book 8 !!

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  • Patricia J.
  • 03-03-21

Such a great series of book's

I have enjoyed every one of the series. This one had me laughing out loud in some parts, the relationships between the team members has developed through out the series. The narration is outstanding.

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  • Margaret S Macleod
  • 11-11-20

Enjoyable

Loved this book it was serious and funny in parts.
Loved all the characters,and the narration was brilliant.

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  • stella
  • 01-20-21

I’m sure I shouldn’t be laughing

As much as I do with these stories. The team just make me chuckle especially disgraced Bob hoon!

I love the narration, Angus King makes the listen so much more enjoyable,

I did not see the baddie being who it was, well done for keeping me guessing

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  • Recepient
  • 02-24-21

Bring on the next DCI Logan story!

The stories never disappoint me! As per usual, an excellant narration delivered by a master story teller!

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  • love books
  • 01-19-21

Bring on the next one!

loved the story, characters and humour., Cant wait to read the next one. Always a twist.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 01-10-21

The big man upstairs

BRILLIANT!!! This book was a fantastic read really entertaining. Making me laugh out loud in parts. Narration was excellent I love the logan series.

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  • Jenny Carolan
  • 01-02-21

Love these books

fast paced action police thriller, with a splash of humour, great characters and 1st rate narration. loved it.

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  • VJ
  • 10-30-20

A Very Entertaining Series.

A thoroughly enjoyable detective series - although the plots are based on serious crimes - I found myself laughing out loud at some of the interactions and antics of individual characters.
I very much hope there will be many more books to come!
Fantastic narration by Angus King - great character differentiation and not a bad attempt at a Welsh accent too!

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  • Caroline Munday
  • 05-17-21

Logan is a legend

The story continues with the whole gang reunited with a new potential member who I like already. I feel like I know these characters and that goes a long way to enjoying the plot which as usual was great. The narration is spot on and Logan and characters remain themselves - already eager to listen to the next x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-20

Never Disappoints.

So sad I have finished this book. love the humour, story and the narrator. Perfect.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-21

Great Listen

All 7 books read so far have had a good story, very entertaining. Love the accent, great narrator. Like the characters and sarcasm, very funny and so easy to visualise all as good detail. Can't wait to listen to next book in series.

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  • Jodie Smith
  • 08-13-21

Another great book- not my fave story

He can’t write the same amazing plots every time
Always good and entertaining but looking forward to the next story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-21

short but sweet

not as detailed as some stories in the series but a good listen nonetheless.
loving this series.

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 11-18-20

I hope there’s more!

These books were so-o good!
The series just got better and better.
I loved the humour and the genuine comradeship of. the team.
Each person a genuine character.
The reading of the books by Angus King was excellent.

The above summation tempered the gruesomeness of what they had to endure in the line of their job.

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  • Nerissa
  • 11-04-20

Another great one!

Excellent addition to the series looking forward to the next one! Keeps you guessing right until the end and the humour included in the story keeps you laughing thanks again for another great book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-20

The DCI Logan series just get better with every book.

Whilst the subject is serious, I have to admit that I have not laughed so much in a long time.
The characters are real and have a great sense of humour.
Well done to the narrator, and of course the author, I have read the whole series.... I will wait for the next book.

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  • Debra
  • 06-23-22

Another Great Listen

This book was less intense than the previous one and lacked guts but that could have been because I had listened to them one after another. Never the less I enjoyed it and will be listening to the Jack Logan adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-22

Cannot get enough

JD Kirk is brilliant. Great story and so many laughs. Angus King is next level as the narrator! Love these books so much

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  • Kayezzz
  • 04-30-22

Homicide and humour 😅

Not as intense as the last book, but still brilliant! These books are such a perfect mixture of homicide and humour 🤣 ... the development of the characters makes for compelling listening too, and all these factors in my opinion are what makes this author so successful...not just your usual death and doom and gloom...next! 😃😊