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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 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 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 Michael Prescott. 2002
Tess McCallum is a blonde, gray-eyed, single, and totally dedicated FBI agent whose work and personal life have both been… stuck in neutral since the traumatic night she came home to find her fellow FBI agent and secret lover ritually murdered by the slippery sex killer she had been pursuing. Her target, Mobius, is a crafty, complex, and completely insane serial killer. His unique scariness lies in his ordinariness; he is an Everyman who could be just about anyone . . . or anywhere. Now, two unnervingly inactive years later, Tess gets a summons from her former boss, Assistant Director Gerald Andrus, bringing her to L.A. to investigate a suspect who seems frighteningly similar to Mobius. He is back, with a new identity and, as a result of his latest opportunistic killing, a new weapon of mass destruction (a canister of VX nerve agent), as well as a nasty plan to kill thousands all at once. Tess must unravel the puzzle and figure out the secret of Mobius before he kills her, along with a big chunk of Los Angeles. The suspense starts early and does not quit.
By Michael Prescott. 2005
Maverick FBI special agent Tess McCallum (nicknamed "Super Fed" by an adoring media, the central investigator in previous novel Next… Victim) is back, and she has got a new partner--one she does not want and does not trust. She is chasing a vicious kidnapper known as the "Rain Man," who leaves his victims chained up in a vast storm drain system underneath Los Angeles, doomed to drown unless their ransom is paid on time, and only by the City of Los Angeles, to his off-shore bank account. A freelance security agent named Abby Sinclair, who specializes in putting stalkers behind bars, often by extra-legal means, has already had her hooks in the case for a while and is working for a woman who may have been targeted--and who does not trust the authorities to protect her. Since a rainstorm has already started, the time available to save a woman's life is very brief--and there are already two dead victims to demonstrate the high cost of making mistakes or even just being too slow to act. Only by working together can the two investigators piece together the clues to help them figure out who (and maybe even how many people) the killer really is. Nail-biting suspense, unexpected story twists, and surprise piled upon surprise all work together to deliver an irresistible read and an incredible page-turner of a story.
By Enrique Laso, Isabelle De Rose. 2017
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By Nancy Herndon. 1999
In this Elena Jarvis mystery a student at Herbert Hobart University has been murdered Unfortunately for investigators … Graham Fullerton had made a lot of enemies in his short life--mostly female ones Graham s love-them-and-leave-them attitude made him the most hated man on campus--and it s up to Dr Jarvis to sort out the scores of jilted lovers But nothing is ever that simple for Elena Jarvis someone is after her too
By Valentina Giambanco. 2018
Something evil has crept into the small tranquil community of Ludlow deep in the mountains of Washington state… In the dead of winter homicide detective Alice Madison is sent to the remote town of Ludlow Washington to investigate an unspeakable crime Together with her partner detective sergeant Kevin Brown and crime scene investigator Amy Sorensen Madison must first understand the killer s motives but the dark mountains that surround Ludlow are the perfect refuge for anyone trying to keep their secrets When the killer strikes again the three Seattle police officers find themselves under siege And as they become targets Madison and her team realize that in the freezing woods around the pretty town a cunning evil hungers for their deaths
By Marlaine Delargy, Helene Tursten. 2007
Göteborg, Sweden: The high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness… a gruesome hit-and-run. When they finally recover the abandoned vehicle, search dogs are unable to trace the thieves, but they do uncover an entirely different horror: the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar.As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues struggle to put the pieces together, they discover the man whose car was stolen--a retired police officer--is none other than the victim in the hit-and-run. Could it be a strange coincidence? Or is something larger at play? Meanwhile, the hunt for the girl's killer leads Irene into the dark world of sex trafficking. An international criminal has arrived in Göteborg, and he'll stop at nothing to expand his sinister operation.From the Hardcover edition.
By Bill Loehfelm. 2017
A Southern Indie Bookseller Alliance 2017 Summer OKRA pick One of Kirkus Review s … 11 Thrillers That Will Keep You Awake This Summer Watch the trailer for The Devil s Muse here https vimeo com 224000865 In the thrilling fifth book in the critically acclaimed series that s edgy dangerous but pulsing with life Bill Ott Booklist a Mardi Gras parade turns deadly It s Mardi Gras in New Orleans and rookie cop Maureen Coughlin has no idea what she s in for Her night working the parades begins calmly enough until a half-naked man careens through the crowd and throws himself onto the hood of an oncoming SUV As she tries to deal with the incident amid the pulsing chaos of the parade Maureen hears gunshots Moments later with three wounded and a handful of drunken witnesses Maureen has a full-fledged investigation on her hands Who was the shooter Who was he after Who s the next target City bigwigs begin pressuring Maureen and her crew for quick answers And with an amateur camera crew intent on capturing the real Mardi Gras for their YouTube channel an incompetent supervising detective and tense race relations in a city more likely to mistrust cops than ever it s going to be a very long night and a memorable first Mardi Gras for Maureen With The Devil s Muse the acclaimed crime writer Bill Loehfelm conjures rowdy New Orleans in all its mess and marvel and sends Maureen deep into the city on another wild high-octane adventure
By Antony Shugaar, Maurizio De Giovanni. 2013
Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is… both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But all that horror and suffering has hollowed him out emotionally. He drinks and doesn’t sleep. Other than his loyal partner Brigadier Maione he has no friends. Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita’ neighborhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene they start asking the neighbors questions. No one wants to talk but slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment she would receive clients, among them some of the city’s rich and powerful, predicting their futures in such a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help. For a price, of course. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him. .
By George Bellairs. 1948
A body in a trunk draws Thomas Littlejohn of Scotland Yard to a peculiar English village On a cobblestoned street… almost too quaint to be believed, two antique dealers named Grossman and Small have set up shop. Grossman is short and meek, while Small is large and brutish, but their partnership seems happy enough until the day when old Miss Adlestrop purchases the large oak chest in the window and finds Mr. Grossman stuffed inside it—stone dead. The cozy English hamlet is thrown into an uproar, overwhelming the local constabulary and requiring the services of Detective-Inspector Thomas Littlejohn. Cool-headed and never in a hurry, Littlejohn has solved his fair share of village murder cases. But when the key to the fatal chest goes missing, Littlejohn discovers the community to be so infested with jealousies and secrets that he begins to envy the dead man.
By James Patterson, Candice Fox. 2017
<P> WHAT ARE THE CHANCES . . . that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of… three young women? Detective Harriet Blue is certain that her brother is incapable of having committed these horrific crimes. Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Harry attends Sam's hearing. The outburst she unleashes earns her a reassignment--to the Outback. <P>WHAT ARE THE CHANCES . . . that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of three young women? Detective Harriet Blue is certain that her brother is incapable of having committed these horrific crimes. Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Harry attends Sam's hearing. The outburst she unleashes earns her a reassignment--to the Outback. <P> WHAT ARE THE CHANCES . . . that Harry has landed in a town where the population of seventy-five is in the sights of a seasoned killer? A diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan: the massacre of the entire town. And the first murder, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. <P> WHAT ARE THE CHANCES . . . that meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Harry's brother's case wide open? If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage . . . . <P> WHAT ARE THE CHANCES . . . that you'll be able to put down this relentless thriller--which continues the series that began with the instant #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Never Never? Less than zero. <P><b> A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Roger Johns. 2018
When a controversial politician is murdered in cold blood Baton Rouge Police Detective Wallace Hartman struggles to find the… killer amid conspiracies and corruption in River of Secrets a gripping new mystery from Roger Johns Herbert Marioneaux a Louisiana politician infamous for changing his mind on hot-button issues has been murdered and his body posed to send a message Baton Rouge homicide detective Wallace Hartman has to figure out who s sending that message DNA points to Eddie Pitkin a social justice activist who also happens to be the half-brother of Wallace s childhood best friend But even with the combative history between Pitkin and Marioneaux murder seems out of character for Pitkin whose usual MO is to confront the wealthy and powerful with their inconvenient past As Wallace digs deeper she unearths a possible alibi witness along with evidence of a deeply troubled relationship that points the finger of suspicion at Marioneaux s son While Eddie s supporters are convinced of his innocence his enemies are equally certain of his guilt Under pressure from all directions Wallace pursues her investigation into the dark heart of the political establishment as Baton Rouge falls under the shadow of escalating violence When it appears a police department insider may be sabotaging her efforts by leaking information about the case and after menacing messages are left for her and her loved ones Wallace is forced to untangle a trail of old and disturbing secrets unaided by those she most needs to trust
By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child. 2017
<P>When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she… has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. <P>Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. "I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch," Pendergast tells D'Agosta, "because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History." But neither Pendergast nor D'Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. <P>A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer. <P>As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergast's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Elizabeth Gunn. 2012
Chief of Detectives Jake Hines? new-parent nightmares about an impending ecological disaster on a Minnesota farm have a deadly real… twistForced to choose between the land they love and the easy money they'd get if they sold it to sand miners for oil drilling, a hard-working Minnesota farm family resorts to loud family fights. But when the body of the best farmer of the group is found in the trees behind the field where Chief of Detectives Jake Hines is hunting geese on his day off, the discussion becomes deadly serious.
By Diane Fanning. 2013
An act of terrorism or a case of murder at the high school? Local cop Lucinda Pierce battles the FBI… and Homeland Security for her right to figure it out. One quiet Sunday morning, homicide investigator Lucinda Pierce is called to the scene after a bomb blast rocks a high school, killing a janitor and an unidentified student. But, much to her annoyance, Lucinda is pulled off the case and the FBI and Homeland Security take over. While they seem determined to prove it was an act of terrorism, Lucinda is convinced otherwise and pursues her own investigation—along with FBI agent Jake Lovett, who believes she may be right. When another high school pupil's body is discovered—a possible suicide—Lucinda is convinced she is pursuing the right path to uncovering the motivations of the bomber. However, will the competing agencies ever acknowledge her convictions and allow her to solve the case? This is the seventh book in the critically acclaimed Lucinda Pierce mystery series by Edgar Award–winning true-crime writer Diane Fanning. “The tale moves along at a brisk pace, and Fanning provides several welcome twists.” —Kirkus Reviews “The two cases and the subplot involving feuding federal agencies combine to provide a timely and involving case.” —Booklist
Introducing New Orleans homicide detective Quentin Archer in the first of a brand-new mystery series. When a prominent New Orleans… judge is brutally murdered, former Detroit cop Quentin Archer is handed the case. His enquiries will lead him into a world of darkness and mysticism which underpins the carefree atmosphere of the Big Easy. Interrogating crooked police officers, a pickpocket, a bartender with underground contacts and a swamp dweller, Archer uncovers some troubling facts about the late judge’s past. But it’s only when he encounters a beautiful young voodoo practitioner that he starts to make headway in the investigation. Voodoo queen Solange Cordray volunteers at the dementia centre where her mother lives. When she starts reading the mind of one of her patients, she learns that a secretive organization known as Krewe Charbonerrie may be behind the murder of the judge. And the second murder. And the third . . .
By Margaret Duffy. 2007
Having left the army Patrick Gillard is at a loose end until his old friend James Carrick recruits him… into the police unfortunately at a higher rank than James The discovery of three corpses hung by their heels with their throats slit forces an investigation But with tensions growing between the two men will Patrick and Ingrid be the ones to solve the case