Tour: The Piper Blackwell Audiobook Series by Jean Rabe

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Set in a small town in Indiana, Piper Blackwell is the newly appointed sheriff in this intense mystery thriller series from Faust lifetime achievement winner, Jean Rabe. Narrator Catherine Wenglowski lends her voice to this series of books that will keep you up at night...

DEAD OF WINTER, DEAD OF NIGHT, and now, DEAD OF SUMMER, have been converted into ear candy (or, audiobooks) for your listening enjoyment.

About the Books:


In a deceptively peaceful county, a murderer hides in plain sight.

Fifty-eight minutes into her first day on the job, 23-year-old Sheriff Piper Blackwell is faced with a grisly murder, the victim artfully posed amid decorations on his lawn. Drawing on former military training, Piper must prove herself worthy of the sheriff's badge, and that won't be easy.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Length: 8 hr 47 min

Language: English

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As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.

Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.

Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden. The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice. Uncovering fragments of Spencer County’s history could prove more dangerous - and deadlier - than she ever expected.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Length: 8 hr 32 min

Language: English

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Shouts of delight turn to screams of terror when a carnival ride goes berserk at the Spencer County Fair. Sheriff Piper Blackwell must contain the chaos and investigate the possible sabotage, even as she tries to solve a local businessman’s horrific murder.

But managing two investigations with at least one killer on the loose pushes the young officer and her tiny staff to their limits. Can Piper catch the murderer, or will the summer’s body count continue to rise?

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Length: 8hr 19 min

Language: English

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Oren Rosenberg considered himself old fashioned…or maybe just old, given that his new boss was his granddaughter’s age. He pulled out a narrow notebook and a Sharpie and recorded the names and phone numbers of the people shivering and gossiping on the driveway; it was an easy task, he knew most of them. The other deputies used phones and tablets to text in information. But Oren believed electronics could fail, and paper and ink were more reliable, especially in this weather.

“Nobody should die on New Year’s Eve, Oren,” Chris Hagee said. “You’re supposed to celebrate life, you know? Drink, dance. Well, dance if you’ve been drinking enough. Watch the ball drop.”

“Yeah, heck of a way to start off the New Year, eh? Need to talk to you, Chris.” Oren’s conversation was accompanied by foggy puffs.

Chris rubbed his hands together. “Out here? You’re kidding, right? My bony ass is turning into an ice cube, you know. I was a fool to stay out as long as I have. How ‘bout we go over to my place with Joanie and—”

Oren pointed to his Ford Explorer parked on the side of the road, flashers going. He wanted to get Chris alone. “How ‘bout we talk in my car for a few minutes first? I’ll turn on the heater.” He directed the rest to the others: “Free country, you’re welcome to stay out here, but ain’t nothing exciting about watching a dead man in a sleigh. He’s not gonna get up and sing. Why don’t you head on back with Joan and—”

“I bet it was a heart attack. Conrad used to smoke,” someone wearing an Indianapolis Colts jacket pushed. “Two packs a day, he did.”

“He quit with the patch,” another said. “My cousin quit with the patch, too. Chris, I keep saying you should try the patch—”

“Smokes and weight.” The man in the Colts jacket raised his voice. “Darn near as pudgy as that Santa he’s—”

“Think he killed himself?” This came from someone Oren hadn’t met before, a middle-aged man who bore a strong resemblance to Chris, maybe a relative come for the party. “Wife dead four years now, one kid a loser, the other is who-knows-where. Do you think he was depressed and—”

“Thought I heard you say something about murder, Deputy Rosenberg.” This was from Joan Hagee. “Did I hear right?”

USA Today best-seller, Jean Rabe's impressive writing career spans decades, starting as a newspaper reporter and bureau chief.

From there she went on to become the director of RPGA, a co-editor with Martin H. Greenberg for DAW books, and, most notably, Rabe is an award-winning author of more than forty science fiction/fantasy and murder mystery thrillers.

She writes mysteries and fantasies, because life is too short to be limited to one genre--and she does it with dogs tangled at her feet, because life is too short not to be covered in fur.

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About the Narrator:

Catherine Wenglowski is a New York City based audiobook narrator. With a background in theater and as a classically trained singer, combined with her lifelong love of reading, Catherine uses her trained ear and creativity to add breath and life to characters and to connect with her audience.

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