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By Elise Levine. 2016
Medical-textbook illustrator Marilyn draws her husband, technical diving expert Rand, and her best friend Jane into a complex triangle of… desire, loss, and guilt. Jane’s death on a dive with Rand causes Marilyn to spin out of control in a pattern of escalating risk-addiction. Marilyn drags Rand with her, endangering them both in their private underwater version of hell.
By Kevin Bullock. 2008
This is a heart throb called Court in the Streets that takes place in Durham, North Carolina. Santonio and Jason… Parker are cousins who are living the high life. They're responsible for seventy percent of the city's heroin. Competition is none, and money isn't an object. Life couldn't get any better, but the fairytale ends when a string of home invasions turn their lives upside down. Amia Parker, Santonio's sister, finds herself a victim of a home invasion and a brutal rape. When she identifies Curtis Atkins, one of the cousins' workers, as one of the robbers, the cousins vow to hold court in the streets. Michael Bynum is a homicide detective that's assigned to several cases that the cousins are suspected of. Like every other crime that they are suspected of, the evidence almost does not exist. The likelihood of a conviction is unlikely, so the detective takes matters in his own hands in attempt to end the cousins' spree. When series of events bring on deadly reactions, the cousins find themselves fighting for their lives in more than one way. Not only are the State and Feds after them, they also have an enemy from the past that's determined to beat the agencies to the punch; but in his own little sick way. This isn't a story that glorifies violence and drug dealing, this is a story that shows you the other side of the game and how it affects everybody.
By Caitlin R. Kiernan. 2003
Several years after the events in Threshold, Chance and Deacon have married. They're looking ahead to the future, trying to… put the past behind them. But new nightmares await them as a woman with a need for violence enters their lives. And something even worse has followed her...
By Jim Lusby. 2002
'This is the real Ireland, where pleasure and pain are inextricably linked' Val McDermidA brilliant break-through crime novel from one… of the most respected names in the business...SERIAL opens with a haunting first person narrative. A middle-aged male describes picking up a lone girl hitchhiker. Within pages however, her voice disappears from the scene and the man is alone once again...Days later, the body of a man is discovered and within his pockets lies the typed sheets of that first narrative. The Gardai follow the text closely and deduce that the hitchhiker must have been murdered as well. They swiftly find her mutilated body. But this is only the beginning of the mystery. The police are convinced that the two murders are by the same killer. But the first seems to have been committed by a man, the second by a woman... Who is the hunter and who is the victim? The female detective, Kristina Galetti, has her thoughts, but in the end the decision might come down to who best knows the nature of the human soul.As the investigation intensifies and Galetti comes under increasing public and political pressure, the split between her and her recalcitrant colleague threatens to allow this vicious, pathological killer to walk free...
By Caroline Mitchell. 2017
You don’t know him. But he knows you.Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of… her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.A heart-stopping supernatural thriller to engross fans of Rachel Abbott, Paul Finch and James Oswald.Discover the other books in the DC Jennifer Knight series:1. DON'T TURN AROUND2. TIME TO DIE3. THE SILENT TWINWhat reviewers are saying about Don’t Turn Around‘With a brilliant cast of crime characters, and a plot that was enough to make me feel dizzy, this was a compelling book that I just couldn't get enough of. Every word, every page, every murder, every guess... I couldn't wait for the final piece of the jigsaw to fit into place… the word 'thrilling' just doesn't do this justice.’ Becca’s Books‘This is a fantastically written story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and I really didn't want to put it down and was gutted when it ended but what an ending it was and one I didn't see coming at all.’ It’s All About the Books‘This is a promising and well written supernatural detective story, with a surprising twist. One to look out for!’ Northern Crime‘Loved this book! A strong, independent, smart heroine and a hair raising plot made this a read in one sitting book!’ Books for Avid Readers ‘It was truly a great read and well written… I recommend it to everyone that enjoys murder mysteries with a twist.’ Word GurgleQ&A with Caroline MitchellQ: What was the inspiration behind Don’t Turn Around?A: I wanted to bring my readers on a journey and based it on two of the most thrilling subjects I know – police and the paranormal. I had several ideas for my first novel but Frank Foster’s character came to me one sleepless night and refused to go away.Q: Like D.C. Jennifer Knight, you have had some terrifying paranormal experiences. How much of your own background has gone into the novel? And do you see much of yourself in Jennifer?A: In my true story, we were plunged into the world of the supernatural, as our home became a virtual playground for a real life ‘Paranormal Intruder’. Both D.C. Knight and I had to dig deep to cope with the frightening challenges before us. As a police officer…
Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I.Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved into… a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his help--like the stunning Nina Aldeen, who wants Tremaine to solve the murder of her uncle, advertising mogul Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. office a year earlier. The police investigation went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the victim had more secrets than anyone ever knew. But the closer Tremaine gets to the truth, the closer he comes to a killer who just might make his most complicated case his last. A novel that both honors and invigorates the classic private eye novel, Body Copy loudly heralds the arrival--with a bullet--of a major contender on the noir scene.
Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I. Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved… into a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his help-like the stunning Nina Aldeen, who wants Tremaine to solve the murder of her uncle, advertising mogul Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. office a year earlier. The police investigation went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the victim had more secrets than anyone ever knew. But the closer Tremaine gets to the truth, the closer he comes to a killer who just might make his most complicated case his last. A novel that both honors and invigorates the classic private eye novel, Body Copy loudly heralds the arrival-with a bullet-of a major contender on the noir scene.
By Scott Graham. 2015
"Graham's clever tale is tailor-made for those who prefer their mysteries under blue skies..."-KIRKUS"Description and dialogue balance to bring both… the rounded characters and the Rocky Mountain setting alive in this tale of danger, death, and intrigue...Scott Graham has created a satisfying and suspenseful adventure."-FOREWORD REVIEWS"Filled with murder and mayhem, jealousy and good detective work-set against a stunning Colorado backdrop-Mountain Rampage is an exciting, non-stop read. I look forward to more good tales from this talented author."-ANNE HILLERMAN, New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter"In Mountain Rampage, Scott Graham delivers taut writing, solid plot twists, a cast of interesting characters, and an appealing protagonist both men and women will love. Get ready for a leave-you-breathless high country southwestern adventure."-MICHAEL MCGARRITY, New York Times bestselling author of Hard Country and Backlands"Move over Nevada Barr-clean prose and confident storytelling combine to make Scott Graham's second Chuck Bender/National Park Mystery Series novel a must-read for fans of Western outdoor fiction and for mystery lovers everywhere."-CHUCK GREAVES, author of Hush Money, Green-Eyed Lady, and The Last Heir"In archaeologist Chuck Bender, Scott Graham has created a flawed, all-too-human, and memorable investigator who had me rooting for him to the end."-MARGARET COEL, author of Night of the White BuffaloIn the riveting second installment of the National Park Mystery Series, archaeologist Chuck Bender finds himself and his young wife and stepdaughters in the crosshairs of an unknown killer when he defends his brother-in-law from false accusations of murder in the brutal slaying of a resort worker in Rocky Mountain National Park.Scott Graham is author of Canyon Sacrifice: A National Park Mystery and Extreme Kids, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. He is an avid outdoorsman and amateur archaeologist who enjoys hunting, rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, mountaineering, river rafting, and whitewater kayaking with his wife, an emergency physician, and their two sons. Graham lives in Durango, Colorado.
Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to… the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries-and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)-captivated readers for nearly three decades.Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero. The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Horror on the Links” (1925) to "The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg.
By Gregory P Liefer. 2017
Set against the harsh beauty of Alaska, a veteran helicopter pilot is torn between ending his own embattled life and… rescuing survivors from a mountain plane crash.Last Flight is the heroic story of Gil Connor, a senior Army helicopter pilot and aging Vietnam vet, as he struggles with an impending terminal illness and the desire to pull off one last daring rescue. Connor finds himself in a constant battle against his internal demons during his quest to reach the survivors of a remote, civilian commuter-plane crash deep in the Alaskan mountains-a rescue that perhaps only he can pull off.The stranded plane’s captain, Scott Sanders, takes charge after the crash, in spite of his injuries and the realization that his dream of flying for a major airline is destroyed. One of the passengers, a retired school teacher, assists him while barely holding herself together; her husband was killed in a fiery plane crash years before. They soon realize that time is not on their side in the Alaskan polar climate.Connor, who’s haunted by the horrors of war and a turbulent past, is torn between ending his life before the inevitable and saving the marooned crash victims before it’s too late. His underlying intentions are unknown, even to himself, until the very end. Aided by an untested protégée and a mysterious young girl found at the crash site, Connor struggles in a desperate gamble to achieve the near impossible. Amid the turmoil of an approaching storm and almost certain failure, his flying skills and drive for redemption are the only hopes that remain.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
By Ronald Weber. 2013
Lottery winner and ex-journalist Donal Fitzgerald joins forces with his girlfriend, DNR conservation officer Mercy Virdon, to solve the mysterious… death of a beloved angler, Charlie, who was murdered in his tent in a state campground and who was known by all—and who may have known too much. Set in the engaging small town of Ossning on the Borchard River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula—an angler’s dream, filled with eccentric, believable, sympathetic, and unforgettable characters—Riverwatcher is a classic whodunit. Fitzgerald and Mercy’s investigation to discover the deadly secret among the locals leads to dead ends until a surprisingly bookish theory surfaces. Weber expertly weaves this character-driven novel with a strong sense of place, creating a great yarn for anglers and mystery lovers and, as it turns out, a literally literary mystery.
By Steve Cavanagh. 2017
***WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018***A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER.A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART.'Plotting that… takes the breath away' Ian Rankin'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham* * * * *WHO IS DEADLIER ...Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can't rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH Eddie Flynn knows what it's like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.... OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE?However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed - and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth...?* * * * *An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh:'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search*If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:1. The Defence2. The Plea3. The Liar4. Thirteen* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *
By Se Moorhead. 2020
"Silence of the Lambs meets Blade Runner. A dark and gripping crime novel set in a convincing near future -… SE Moorhead is the future of crime writing." STEPHEN BAXTER"Set in the near-future, Witenss X is an intelligent and highly inventive take on the traditional serial killer thriller." ASHLEY DYER, author of Splinter in the Blood From one of the most original new voices in fiction comes a startling vision of a world where hero Kyra must fight the past to save our future. A genre-bending thriller for the Netflix generation, for fans of Altered Carbon, Dark and Mindhunter.She's the only one who can access the truth...Fourteen years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who abducted and butchered two victims every February. He was safe behind bars. Wasn't he?But then another body is discovered, and soon enough, the race is on to catch the real killer. Neuropsychologist Kyra Sullivan fights to use a new technology that accesses the minds of the witnesses, working with the police to uncover the truth. Will Kyra discover the person behind the murders, and if so, at what cost? And how far will she go to ensure justice is served?An addictive futuristic thriller, perfect for fans of Stranger Things.
By John Grisham. 2015
La primera obra de no ficción de Grisham es un escalofriante thriller legal, basado en hechos reales. Narra la historia… de un hombre que creyó haberlo perdido todo... Incluso antes de conocer el infierno. Hubo un tiempo en que Ron Williamson era una joven promesa del béisbol. Cuando los Yankees estaban a punto de ofrecerle la oportunidad de cumplir su sueño, una inesperada lesión puso fin a su carrera. Ron tuvo que renunciar a la Liga Americana y regresar a casa de su madre, en la pequeña y tranquila Ada, en Oklahoma. Abandonado a la autocompasión no podía imaginar que en realidad no conocía el verdadero significado de perderlo todo. En 1982 aparece el cuerpo de Debra Sue Carter, una joven camarera conocida de Ron, brutalmente violada y asesinada. Unas pruebas insustanciales bastan para llevarle al corredor de la muerte. Víctima de un proceso judicial tan torpe como injusto, solo haría falta una prueba de ADN para demostrar su inocencia... Para su desgracia, la ciencia tardaría unos años en estar de su lado. La crítica ha dicho...«Grisham ha creado un thriller legal con el mismo suspense y ritmo vertiginoso que un best seller de ficción.»The Boston Globe «Una investigación meticulosa... Una historia absorbente.»Entretainment Weekly «La prosa reducida a lo esencial y la voz realista de Grisham hacen que sea una lectura verdaderamente tensa.»People
By Astrid Holleeder. 2018
A un mal perro, a un perro que muerde, hay que meterlo en una jaula. O sacrificarlo. Willem Holleeder es… uno de los criminales más celebres de Europa. Obtuvo cierta notoriedad al secuestrar, en 1983, al presidente de la cervecera Heineken. Durante décadas ha manejado a sus parientes como si fueran un apéndice más de sus negocios mafiosos, llegando a amenazarlos de muerte si se atrevían a traicionarle. A su hermana Astrid, sin embargo, Willem la consideró siempre su confidente. Vive escondida porque tuvo el valor de escribir este libro. Tras observar cómo su hermano se abría paso en el hampa, apenas cumplía ninguna de las condenas que recibía y morían tanto sus socios como quienes osaban denunciarle, Astrid decidió cambiar las tornas. Empezó a colaborar con la fiscalía y a grabar las conversaciones con Willem, para obtener pruebas que permitieran condenarlo definitivamente. Nadie sabe cómo terminará la partida. Judas no es solo una historia de crimen real: es un retrato espectacular sobre las relaciones de familia y el sentido de la traición. La crítica ha dicho...«Un libro arrebatador donde no sobra ningún detalle.»Berliner Zeitung «Un relato real inesperadamente siniestro y cruel que, al estar narrado con solvencia, se convierte en una lectura fabulosa, trufada con el típico humor negro de Amsterdam.»De Telegraaf «Un libro en el que se mezclan la repulsión, el amor y la venganza. Este es el relato real de una familia que ha sido dominada por el crimen.»NRC Handelsblad «Escrita desde un lugar secreto, en protección de testigos, Judas es una historia sobre el engaño, el fraude y, por encima de todo, el coraje. Una denuncia contra los lazos familiares que llegan a estrangular las vidas de muchos.»The Washington Post «Un drama fascinante y conmovedor.»De Volkskrant «Astrid Holleeder es una Sherezade actual. Es muy buena explicando historias para salvar la vida día tras día.»Literaturspiegel «Holleeder es un apellido poco conocido fuera de Holanda. Con este libro, todo va a cambiar.»The New York Times «Un relato autobiográfico espléndido, sensacional, inolvidable.»Kirkus