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By Louise Penny. 2019
It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command,… Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father. Bestseller.
By Maureen Jennings. 2017
November 1917. The Great War is grinding on. Initially, Canadians are mostly eager to fight for the Empire, but the… carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers. His wife, Amy, died giving birth to their second child, a girl who lived only a few hours more. Murdoch, racked by grief, withdrew from his four-year-old son Jack, which he deeply regrets. Now, Jack is twenty-one and has returned from France after being wounded. It is soon apparent that he is deeply troubled and bound by shared secrets to another soldier, Percy McKinnon. The night after Jack and McKinnon arrive home, a young man is found beaten to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more attacks follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives. Sequel to "A journeyman to grief". 2017.
By Ria Voros. 2019
Grace Carter's mother, GG, is everything teenage Grace is not. GG is glamorous and breezy, while Grace is a low-key… dreamer. The two may share a name, but that's where the similarities stop. With nothing much in common, the two hardly speak to each other. Then one day GG is just gone. Cameras descend on their house, news shows speculate about what might have happened, and Grace's family struggles to find a new rhythm as they wait for answers. While the authorities begin to unravel the mystery behind GG's disappearance, Grace finds herself learning secrets from her mother's long-lost past. The more Grace learns, the more she wonders. Did she ever really know her mother? Was GG abducted, or did she leave? And if she left, why? For junior and senior high readers. 2019.
By Courtney Summers. 2018
Sadie's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated Colorado town, trying her best to provide a normal life and… keep their heads above water. When Mattie is found dead, and the police investigation is botched, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice. She hits the road following a few meager clues. When West McCray, a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America, hears Sadie's story, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late. For senior high readers. Winner of the 2020 White Pine Fiction Award. 2018.
By James Lee Burke. 2019
Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of… them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier's door, it isn't to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who's been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier's Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better. 2019.
By Martin Michaud. 2020
Tormented, rebellious police detective Victor Lessard races to track down a ruthless killer in Montreal. “Martin Michaud is a master… at twisty storytelling and compelling atmosphere.” — Catherine McKenzie “Never Forget is a crackerjack read.” — Quill & Quire “A raucous crime thriller.” — Publishers Weekly When a homeless man jumps to his death in Old Montreal, the police discover two wallets in his possession: one belonging to a retired psychiatrist who was murdered in a bizarre ritual, the other to a powerful corporate lawyer who has vanished. As Montreal police detective Victor Lessard and his partner, Jacinthe Taillon, work to solve the separate mysteries, a dark conspiracy begins to emerge. While the pressure builds and the bodies accumulate, disturbing secrets come to light about a pivotal moment in political history. But will Lessard and Taillon crack the case in time to stop the killer from striking again?
By Peter Robinson. 2018
DSI Alan Banks is determined to track down a gunman after a mass shooting in this thrilling, latest instalment of… Peter Robinson's internationally bestselling series. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is called in to lead the investigation after a shocking mass murder occurs during a wedding outside a small church in the Yorkshire Dales. An exhaustive manhunt ensues and the shooter is run to ground as the investigation follows its inevitable course. But Banks, his colleague DI Annie Cabbot, and the newest and youngest team member, DI Gerry Masterson, are plagued by doubts as to exactly what happened in the churchyard that day, and why. Have they apprehended the right suspect? Is there more to uncover? Struggling with the death of an old flame and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller, a former love interest, Banks is compelled to dig deeper into the suspect's past and motivations, and as he does, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to long forgotten secrets. It's possible that eventually they'll provide the answers he is looking for, but will he piece together the clues in time? Chilling, suspenseful, and deftly plotted, Sleeping in the Ground, will keep long-time fans and new readers guessing to the very end, and it proves without a doubt that Peter Robinson is a crime writer at the top of his game.
By Laura Lippman. 2006
Heloise is a suburban madam who flies under the radar in her affluent Maryland community by claiming she … s a lobbyist Featured in Laura Lippman s novel And When She Was Good Heloise first appeared in two short stories One True Love and Scratch a Woman In a third story Form 95 a police detective spins a web that not even the vigilant Heloise suspects Available singly or as a collection
By Franklin Dixon. 1987
Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay when they are… frightened off by a scream The boys return to the apparently haunted house when they make a connection between the place and a smuggling case their father is working on When their father goes missing they have to investigate the caves beneath the house and confront the smugglers
By Craig Johnson. 2016
In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire <P>series, the basis for the hit Netflix orginal series… Longmire, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower. <P> In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. <P>When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming--the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower--to investigate, things start getting complicated. <P>As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. <P>After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Andrew Clements. 2008
<P>Alicia may be blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see what's happening right in front of her eyes. Like… how her parents try to give her freedom. Or how Bobby, now Robert, has returned to figure out their relationship. Or even the invisible man, William, and just how dangerous he is to Alicia, to Robert, to their whole family, or so the police say. Or is Alicia wrong this time? If her normally sharp instincts are wrong, the results could be disastrous. <P>From award-winning author Andrew Clements, here is a novel full of adventure, romance, and mystery, which at its heart is about trusting even things we know but cannot see. .
By Tom Fowler, Fred Van Lente. 2018
This illustrated mystery will appeal to comic book fans and anyone who appreciates an unconventional whodunit Comic book artist Mike… Mason arrives at San Diego Comic-Con seeking sanctuary with other fans and creators and maybe to reunite with his ex but when his rival is found murdered he becomes the prime suspect To clear his name Mike will have to navigate every corner of the con from zombie obstacle courses and cosplay flash mobs to intrusive fans and obsessive collectors in the process unraveling a dark secret behind one of the industry s most legendary creators
By Sarah Prineas. 2008
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard… Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.
By Katie Ruggle. 2016
In the remote Rocky Mountains lives depend on the Search Rescue brotherhood But in a place… this far off the map trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder George Holloway has spent his life alone exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies He s the best survival expert Search and Rescue has which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father There s just one problem-Ellie s everything George isn t She s a city girl charming gregarious delicate small And when she looks up at him with those big dark eyes he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe With a killer on the loose he may have no choice Ellie s determined to find her father no matter the cost But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge And they are now his prey Search and Rescue On His Watch novella Hold Your BreathFan the FlamesGone too DeepIn Safe HandsWhat People are Saying Sexy and suspenseful I couldn t turn the pages fast enough -Julie Ann Walker New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice -D D Ayres author of the K-9 Rescue Series
By Elmer Mendoza. 2018
Elmer Mendoza "an important Mexican writer" (The Washington Post) returns with Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta who teams up with the head… of the Pacific Cartel to confront a killer delivering death to every dentist in the region. It's Christmas in Culiacan and Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta can't believe his luck. An old flame has returned with his teenage son he knew nothing about. Happiness seems to finally be at hand for our careworn hero. The only snag is that Jason Mendieta wants to follow in his father's footsteps--even as Mexico's drug war descends a slippery slope towards chaos. While Lefty pursues a lunatic who has taken to bumping off dentists with a heavy-calibre pistol, a secret agent infiltrates a meeting of the drug lords and hears Pacific Cartel boss Samantha Valdes implore her underlings to stay out of the war. But an audacious murder provokes Samantha into changing her mind and launching a grisly wave of killings across the country.There will be no quiet family Christmas for our detective, Samantha persuades Lefty to help her find the killer that pushed everything over the edge. The truth he discovers will underline an old adage: revenge is a dish best served cold.
By Mary Feliz. 2018
Professional organizer Maggie McDonald manages to balance a fastidious career with friends, family, and a spunky Golden Retriever. But add… a fiery murder mystery to the mix, and Maggie wonders if she’s finally found a mess even she can’t tidy up . . . With a devastating wildfire spreading to Silicon Valley, Maggie preps her family for a rapid evacuation. The heat rises when firefighters discover the body of her best friend Tess Olmos’s athletic husband—whose untimely death was anything but accidental. And as Tess agonizes over the whereabouts of her spouse’s drop-dead gorgeous running mate, she becomes the prime suspect in what's shaping up to become a double murder case. Determined to set the record straight, Maggie sorts through clues in an investigation more dangerous than the flames approaching her home. But when her own loved ones are threatened, can she catch the meticulous killer before everything falls apart? “A skillful amateur detective with an impressive to-do list.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW, Address to Die For
By Jennifer Wolfe. 2018
Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense I ve been watched… all my life I m used to being stared at Observed Followed SOMEONE IS WATCHINGWashed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong Liv barely escaped with her life and her sister was never heard from again But all this time someone s been waiting patiently to finish what was started FOUR MISSING GIRLSNow fifteen years later broke and desperate Liv is forced to return to the spotlight She crowdfunds a webseries in which she ll pose as a real-life private detective--a nod to the show she starred on as a teen When a mysterious donor challenges her to investigate a series of disappearances outside a town made famous by the horror movies filmed there Liv has no choice but to accept FOLLOW THE WHITE WOLFLiv is given a cryptic first clue Follow the white wolf And now a darker game is about to begin Through social media someone is leaving breadcrumbs to follow As Liv makes increasingly disturbing discoveries her show explodes in popularity A rapt internet audience is eager to watch it all--perhaps even at the cost of Liv s own life Filled with provocative twists and turns as the line between plot and reality blurs in this inventive tour-de-force from breakout writer Jennifer Wolfe INCREDIBLE ACCLAIM FOR WATCH THE GIRLS Sibling rivalry and Hollywood obsessions collide Fast-paced and fraught with suspense Watch the Girls unravels like a perfect summer-night movie --- BookPage A devastating novel that evokes Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch This disturbing surrealistic thriller will keep readers spellbound --- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW A campy debut thriller with a twisty and twisted ending --- Kirkus Reviews Debut author Wolfe has created a compelling sympathetic character in Liv a scared lonely woman who acts jaded and tough but grieves over a missing sister of her own The author takes readers on a psychologically dark ride through a twisted underworld of fame and desperation a journey that will keep readers guessing until the shocking ending --- Booklist
By Rachel McMillan. 2018
“Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure…”Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life… trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times -- including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father’s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin's “right hand man” Reggie, Hamish wonders if his dreams for a more normal life might be at hand. Regina “Reggie” Van Buren, heir to a New Haven fortune, has fled fine china, small talk, and the man her parents expect her to marry. Determined to make a life as the self-sufficient city girl she’s seen in her favorite Jean Arthur and Katharine Hepburn pictures, Reggie runs away to Boston, where she finds an easy secretarial job with the suave Luca Valari. But as she and Hamish work together in Luca’s glittering world, they discover a darker side to the smashing Flamingo nightclub.When a corpse is discovered at the Flamingo, Reggie and Hamish quickly learn there is a vast chasm between the haves and the have-nots in 1937 Boston—and that there’s an underworld that feeds on them both. As Hamish is forced to choose between his conscience and loyalty to his beloved cousin, the unlikely sleuthing duo work to expose a murder before the darkness destroys everything they’ve worked to build.
By Elizabeth Klehfoth. 2018
"This is going to be big." -Entertainment Weekly“Juicy, clever, and beguiling."- Cecily von Ziegsar, author of the Gossip Girl novelsA… young woman haunted by a family tragedy is caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deception involving a secret society in this highly charged, addictive psychological thriller that combines the dishy gamesmanship of Gossip Girl with the murky atmosphere of The Secret History.One summer day, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Alistair Calloway, vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions.Years later, seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New England school she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s "it" crowd.Charlie has also been tapped by the A’s—the school’s elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration, and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s, Charlie must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships, her reputation, even her place at Knollwood.As the dark events of past and present converge, Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.
By J. S. Cook. 2016
2nd EditionWhen Feldwebel Horst Stussel is murdered in Jake Plenty s Moroccan brothel local police chief Nicolas Renard suspects… Jake s involvement in the crime Renard has loved Jake since their service in the Legion Etrang re during the Great War but in this era of concentration camps gas chambers and the infamous pink triangle his love for the American dare not speak its name When sadistic Nazi officer Major Danzig a fanatic who excels at the arts of torture and interrogation comes to Maarif it isn t because of the Feldwebel He is in search of Christophe Picard Resistance leader and Jake s former lover Danzig will stop at nothing to uncover Picard s whereabouts to find him and destroy him and in so doing strike a fatal blow against everything Picard stands for With an Allied invasion of North Africa mere days away Jake and Renard must combine their wits cunning and courage to help Picard escape to America and freedom In the midst of war and struggle the two men are drawn into the fight of the century--and each other s arms First Edition published by ManLove Romance Press 2009