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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 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 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 J. D. Robb. 2018
<P>It was a stab in the dark.On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk… an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional. <P>Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series. <P>The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong. <P>From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls “inventive, entertaining, and clever.” <P><b> A New York Times Bestseller</b>
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 A. B. Guthrie. 1985
A ruthless killer preys on the young women of Montana in this tale of suspense from a pioneer of Western… fiction Madame Simone runs a brothel on the outskirts of Overthrust Montana an oil town just down the road from the ranching community of Midbury Her business is serene discreet and profitable--until one of her girls is murdered When his other deputies fail to turn up any leads Sheriff Chick Charleston asks his college-educated colleague Jason Beard to look into the case Jase immediately uncovers two vital clues a mysterious stranger who publicly threatened Laura Jane on the night she was killed and a beloved piece of jewelry missing from her personal effects Just when Charleston and Jase begin to think they are making progress however a teenage girl dies under frighteningly similar circumstances To find the culprit the sheriff and his deputy must be patient cunning and resourceful Set against the backdrop of a land whose rugged beauty and vast open spaces attract dreamers and criminals alike Playing Catch-Up is an engrossing detective story and a tribute to the unique adventure of small-town life in the West
By A. B. Guthrie. 1989
A Montana sheriff solves a quintessentially English mystery in this lively episode in A B Guthrie Jr … s beloved suspense series Sheriff Chick Charleston is used to the big sky wide-open spaces and no-nonsense attitude of the American West But when his wife suggests a trip to England to research her family history he is happy to tag along The Cotswolds may not be Montana but the rolling green hills have a majestic beauty all their own No sooner does the sheriff begin to relax however than his vacation is interrupted by murder An American tourist is found face down in the Ram s Head Inn with a knife buried deep in his back Fearing scandal and international headlines the local constabulary asks Charleston for help in questioning the other Yankees visiting this quaint country village He may be a fish out of water but the sheriff s hard-won experience and keen understanding of human nature soon lead him deep into a tangled web of local intrigue Filled with the droll humor meticulous plotting and unforgettable character studies that distinguish Guthrie s award-winning Western fiction Murder in the Cotswolds provides delightfully unexpected entertainment from one of America s most acclaimed authors
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 Lisa Regan. 2017
She was close enough to see that the girl had written a word on the wall in bright, warm red… blood. Not a word, actually. A name…Everyone in the small town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing seventeen-year-old girl. All they’ve found so far is her phone and another girl they didn’t even know was missing. Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona. Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls. She knows the race is on to find Isabelle alive, and she fears there may be others… The trail leads Josie to another victim, a girl who escaped but whose case was labelled a hoax by authorities. To catch this monster, Josie must confront her own nightmares and follow her instinct to the darkest of places. But can she make it out alive? Fans of Angela Marsons, Helen Fields and Robert Dugoni will be utterly gripped and reading long into the night once they discover the first in this unputdownable new crime thriller series.
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 William Le Queux. 2015
A timeless whodunit about the unusual murder of one of London's elite and the twisting and treacherous investigation to find… the true killer Despite wealthy old Mr. Henry Courtenay's steadily declining health, his death comes as a shock to those around him. It was murder, Courtenay's prim manservant exclaims, and he implores Dr. Ralph Boyd to find the culprit. The list of suspects appears to be short: Only someone who lives in Courtenay's suburban London home could have gone into his room unnoticed. Could the murderer be one of the servants? Or perhaps Courtenay's young wife--or her beautiful sister, with whom Boyd has fallen in love? Boyd is beginning to realize that in the Courtenay home, secrets abound at every turn and, as with all great mysteries, nothing is as simple as it seems. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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