By Mo Hayder
In his first case as lead investigator with London’s crack homicide squad, Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is named directly to examine the homicide of a tender lady whose physique has been stumbled on close to the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, south-east London. Brutalized, mutilated past attractiveness, the sufferer is quickly joined by way of 4 others found within the comparable area—all girl and all ritualistically murdered. And while the autopsy exam finds a ugly signature connecting the sufferers, Caffery realizes precisely what he’s dealing with—a harmful serial killer.
By Jonathan Kellerman
Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware reveals terror within the middle of paradise during this relentlessly sinister novel through America's best author of mental suspense. 3 months in paradise, all costs paid. it truly is a call for participation Alex Delaware cannot refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a respected scientist and philanthropist at the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his domestic to aid him set up his papers for publication--a mild workload leaving Alex lots of time to get pleasure from a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.
Quickly, notwithstanding, secretive houseguests, scary nocturnal viewers, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.
The situations Moreland chooses to share--a sufferer pushed to insanity by way of a merciless, unspeakable act; a guy who succumbed 40 years in the past to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a tender lady, brutally murdered, whose mutilated physique was once stumbled on at the seashore simply six months before--seem unconnected. And but Alex can not help thinking about what the nice health care professional is making an attempt to inform him... and what Moreland's genuine reason behind inviting him to Aruk is.
As Alex probes--with a bit long-distance support from his pal LAPD detective Milo Sturgis--he involves think the reply lies hidden someplace on Moreland's monstrous property. but whilst he eventually discovers the reality, the revelation should be extra stunning than he may have imagined. and it'll come too overdue to stem the tide of violence that threatens to blame and blameless alike at the gorgeous misplaced island of Aruk.
With his impressive characterizations and rapid-fire speed, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the limits of suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a unique that transfixes from first web page to final.
By Linda O. Johnston
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Lauren Vancouver is the top of HotRescues, a no-kill animal protect north of l. a., yet it's frequently human nature that places her within the direction of possibility. similar to while she is helping rescue 4 lovely beagle doggies that have been dumped down a drainpipe at a foul dog mill. one of many mill's staff has a background of puppy abuse-and a bone to choose with Lauren. And whilst he's discovered useless at HotRescues after threatening her, Lauren should sniff out the genuine killer to maintain herself out of a cage...
By Victoria Laurie
Fans of Harper Connelly and TV’s Medium will love the psychic detective during this New York Times bestselling series….
Abby Cooper can’t think her eyes after the police convey her surveillance video of her ally and enterprise accomplice, Candice Fusco, capturing a guy in chilly blood. And while the law enforcement officials inform her they suspect the sufferer has ties to the Mob—and probably Candice does too—Abby can’t think her ears. definitely there's a logical clarification. yet Candice is nowhere to be found.
Trusting her instinct, Abby makes a decision to look for the reality in Vegas—which could be the greatest gamble of her lifestyles. as soon as on the town she starts to discover a rigged video game of soiled double-dealing the place the stakes aren't any below existence and dying. And if she’s now not cautious, Abby can ignore ever leaving Las Vegas...alive.
By Nathaniel Burns
Whilst Rebecca Lennox gets an offer from Sir Montague Chastain, she welcomes the opportunity to flee from poverty - yet her new house is a maze of darkish secrets and techniques, and temptation beckons within the type of her husband’s cousin Mervyn.
As she battles opposed to her forbidden ardour and Sir Montague’s unusual machinations, Rebecca realises that her simply desire for survival is to liberate the secrets and techniques of Willow Castle…
By David Pirie
"Truly frightening."—Time Out
David Pirie received rave studies for his screenplay depicting the "real" Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Joseph Bell, within the half, Edgar-nominated television sequence Murder Rooms. Treading that very same significantly acclaimed floor, The Patient's Eyes is the 1st in a stand-alone cycle of novels written from Doyle's standpoint that come with an entire new standpoint at the adventures of Bell and Doyle and the genesis of the best-known detective in all of poser literature...
while the impoverished younger Arthur Doyle opens his first clinical perform, he's questioned by means of the indications awarded by way of Heather Grace, a candy younger girl whose mom and dad have died tragically numerous years ahead of. Heather has a wierd eye grievance, yet can also be disillusioned by way of visions of a phantom bicyclist, who vanishes once he's undefined. yet this enigma is quickly overshadowed as Doyle unearths himself embroiled in additional threatening events-including the homicide of a wealthy Spanish businessman-that demand the recommendation of the eminent Dr. Bell. yet Dr. Bell dismisses the homicide of Senor Garcia as a slightly unimportant diversion from the incident which Bell considers to have actual felony implications: the problem of the solitary cyclist-and the patient's eyes...
By Marvin Kaye
The frantic fun-and-games surroundings of recent York's annual Toy reasonable is the ironic atmosphere for this story of homicide and business intrigue.
Hilary Quayle is an enticing, younger public family advisor who has lengthy harbored the need to be a detective. it's with little urging, hence, that she turns into focused on attempting to ferret out the commercial secret agent who's ruining one in all her top consumers, Trim Tram Toys.
On the outlet morning of the Toy reasonable, the layout for a brand new toy is stolen, and the initial research ends up in the invention of the physique of the top suspect. the answer to either crimes lies in reading the that means of the Scrabble tiles present in the useless man's hand. completely intrigued, Hilary resolves to unravel the crime and current the police with an excellent fait accompli. She is aided by means of her secretary, a guy as inventive as she. the 2 have just a couple of hours during which to resolve the more and more complicated set of clues prior to the police has to be called.
The plot twists and turns, first implicating one worker, then one other. At one element all indicators aspect to Hilary herself. The removal of 2 extra suspects, a blackmail plot, and a newly merry widow mix to additional complicate issues and make a full of life online game of loss of life a not easy puzzle for all video games players.
By Emily Brightwell
To blame BYSTANDERS
After a wonderfully respectable neighborhood girl is killed in the course of a theft, the Witherspoon family gets a stunning stopover at from a stranger named Blimpey Groggins. He claims his top blood brother used to be convicted of the crime. He additionally claims the peaceful chap didn’t even know the way to fireplace a gun. And contemplating he’s to be hanged in 3 weeks, Blimpey’s wanting to locate the true killer. With the path chilly, the crime allegedly solved, and the facts mucked up, Mrs. Jeffries and her belowstairs cohorts have their paintings lower out for them in the event that they are looking to retailer an blameless guy from the gallows.
A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery
She retains residence for Inspector Witherspoon…and retains him on his ft. Everyone’s awed by means of his Scotland backyard successes—but they don’t learn about his mystery weapon. regardless of how messy the homicide or how soiled the deed, Mrs. Jeffries’ polished detection abilities are as much as the task…proving that in the back of each nice guy there’s a woman—and crimesolver’s paintings is rarely done.
First Time in Print!
By Terri L. Austin
A splendidly WRITTEN funny MYSTERY...
“Fast, enjoyable, and whole of guffaws! Last Diner Standing has it all—mystery, motion, suspense, and a highly spiced sprint of romance. for those who get pleasure from humor and thrills with your mysteries, Terri Austin’s 2nd Rose Strickland secret is a must-read!” – Ann Charles, Award-Winning writer of the Deadwood secret Series
Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her good friend is arrested for tried homicide, her horny undesirable man overwhelm is marked via successful guy, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. decided to save lots of these she loves, Rose embarks on an research extra tangled than a field of final year's tree lighting fixtures. along with her eclectic gang on the prepared, Rose stumbles throughout lifeless our bodies, ex-cons, chop retailers, jealous girlfriends, jilted fanatics, and a bunch of strippers in a conflict for freedom she will possibly not survive.
Praise for final DINER STANDING:
“Austin’s moment path has the menu of feisty underemployed gal detective with an aspect order of romance down pat.” – Kirkus Reviews
“OMG! There’s no sophomore stoop right here within the moment publication starring spitfire Rose Strickland…This fast moving and action-filled tale stored me plowing in the course of the pages as speedy as i'll simply because I needed to comprehend what occurs subsequent during this exciting and riveting drama. it is a nice learn and I’m anticipating the subsequent e-book with Rose and her pals during this superb series.” – Dru’s booklet Musings
Books within the Rose Strickland funny secret Series:
- DINERS, DIVES & useless ENDS (#1)
- LAST DINER status (#2)
- DINER most unlikely (#3)
- DINERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS (Novella after DINER very unlikely in HEARTACHE MOTEL)
Part of the Henery Press secret sequence assortment, if you happen to like one, you will likely like them all...