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By John Grisham. 2021
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in…on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in &“one of the best crime reads of the year.… Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense…. Worth staying up all night to finish&” ( Wall Street Journal ). In The Whistler , Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change. Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby&’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims. Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law. He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy&’s jurisdiction. He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list? The Judge&’s List is by any measure John Grisham&’s most surprising, chilling novel yet
By James Patterson. 2021
A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown—and ends up in jail herself.In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama,…the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth behind these incriminating secrets. Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time
By Beverley McLachlin. 2021
From the former Chief Justice of Canada and #1 bestselling author of Full Disclosure comes a taut new thriller starring…tough-as-nails defense attorney Jilly Truitt in a murder case that makes her question her own truths. When everyone is in denial, how do you find the truth? Jilly Truitt has made a name for herself as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the city. Where once she had to take just about any case to keep her firm afloat, now she has her pick—and she picks winners. So when Joseph Quentin asks her to defend his wife, who has been charged with murdering her own mother in what the media are calling a mercy killing, every instinct tells Jilly to say no. Word on the street is that Vera Quentin is in denial, refusing to admit to the crime and take a lenient plea deal. Quentin is a lawyer's lawyer, known as the Fixer in legal circles, and if he can't help his wife, who can? Against her better judgment, Jilly meets with Vera and reluctantly agrees to take on her case. Call it intuition, call it sympathy, but something about Vera makes Jilly believe she's telling the truth. Now, she has to prove that in the courtroom against her former mentor turned opponent, prosecutor Cy Kenge—a man who has no qualms about bending the rules. As the trial approaches, Jilly scrambles to find a crack in the case and stumbles across a dark truth hanging over the Quentin family. But is it enough to prove Vera's innocence? Or is Jilly in denial herself? Thrumming with tension, Denial is a riveting thriller about the lengths we will go to for the ones we love and the truths we hold dear
By Robert K. Tanenbaum. 2006
Tanenbaum's last novel, Fury, ended with a breathtaking cliff-hanger. Now readers can enjoy the exciting conclusion -- bursting with more…suspenseful twists -- in his latest, Counterplay. When betrayal results in the cold-blooded murder of a busload of schoolchildren to accomplish the escape from custody of vicious sociopath Andrew Kane, New York District Attorney Butch Karp finds himself embroiled in a raging quest for vengeance that could cost him, his family, and thousands of others their lives. With an intensive manhunt ongoing for the fugitive Kane, Karp and long-time colleague Ray Guma open a cold case and pursue murder charges against wealthy Manhattan power broker/banker Emil Stavros, whose socialite wife disappeared nearly fifteen years earlier. Meanwhile, Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, has let her fascination with her husband's lesser-known family comprised of Russian gangsters pull her into a dangerous world of Islamic terrorists, Chechen rebels, and Russian agents engaged in nefarious events straight out of today's real-world headlines. Yet again, Robert K. Tanenbaum writes a masterful thriller involving the most memorable -- and "un-put-downable" -- stories of corruption and courtroom confrontations. Counterplay, the latest book in the bestselling Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series, proves to be another full-bodied, riveting page-turner with yet another cliff-hanger not soon to be forgotten.
By Jamie Pope. 2018
Social worker Sunny Gibson helps children find loving homes while still haunted by her own unhappy childhood. She believes her…latest charge might be her half sister, and asks lawyer Julian King to help her track down the girl's mother. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018
By Victor Methos. 2018
Tough-talking, hard-drinking Utah criminal defense attorney Dani Rollins takes the case of Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged, adopted seventeen-year-old who…was caught with eight kilos of cocaine. She knows he is innocent, but they can't seem to catch a break on the case. Strong language. 2018
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King's beloved novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption - the basis for the…Best Picture Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption - about an unjustly imprisoned convict who seeks a strangely satisfying revenge, is now available for the first time as a standalone book.A mesmerizing tale of unjust imprisonment and offbeat escape, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is one of Stephen King's most beloved and iconic stories, and it helped make Castle Rock a place readers would return to over and over again. Suspenseful, mysterious, and heart-wrenching, this iconic King novella, populated by a cast of unforgettable characters, is about a fiercely compelling convict named Andy Dufresne who is seeking his ultimate revenge.Originally published in 1982 in the collection Different Seasons (alongside "The Body," "Apt Pupil," and "The Breathing Method"), it was made into the film The Shawshank Redemption in 1994. Starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, this modern classic was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, is one of the most beloved films of all time and is IMDb's top-rated movie of all time.
By Greg Iles. 2017
A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart. He’ll risk everything for the darkest secrets…in history Former prosecutor Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone and his father, Dr Tom Cage, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. The Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK, will stop at nothing to ensure that Tom either takes the fall for their past deeds, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Unable to trust anyone – not even his own mother – Penn battles to discover the secret history of both the Cage family and the South itself, risking the only thing he has left to gamble: his life.
By William Bernhardt. 2019
Four books, written between 1991 and 1993, featuring Tulsa criminal defense attorney Ben Kincaid. Includes Primary Justice, Blind Justice, Deadly…Justice, and Perfect Justice, in which Kincaid realizes that a white supremacist accused of murdering a Vietnamese immigrant is actually innocent of the crime. Some violence and some strong language. 1993
By Beverley McLachlin. 2021
From the former Chief Justice of Canada and #1 bestselling author of Full Disclosure comes a taut new thriller starring…tough-as-nails defense attorney Jilly Truitt in a murder case that makes her question her own truths.When everyone is in denial, how do you find the truth? Jilly Truitt has made a name for herself as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the city. Where once she had to take just about any case to keep her firm afloat, now she has her pick—and she picks winners. So when Joseph Quentin asks her to defend his wife, who has been charged with murdering her own mother in what the media are calling a mercy killing, every instinct tells Jilly to say no. Word on the street is that Vera Quentin is in denial, refusing to admit to the crime and take a lenient plea deal. Quentin is a lawyer&’s lawyer, known as the Fixer in legal circles, and if he can&’t help his wife, who can? Against her better judgment, Jilly meets with Vera and reluctantly agrees to take on her case. Call it intuition, call it sympathy, but something about Vera makes Jilly believe she&’s telling the truth. Now, she has to prove that in the courtroom against her former mentor turned opponent, prosecutor Cy Kenge—a man who has no qualms about bending the rules. As the trial approaches, Jilly scrambles to find a crack in the case and stumbles across a dark truth hanging over the Quentin family. But is it enough to prove Vera&’s innocence? Or is Jilly in denial herself? Thrumming with tension, Denial is a riveting thriller about the lengths we will go to for the ones we love and the truths we hold dear.
By Allison Leotta. 2012
From former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta, an eShort story about the secret life of Washington, D.C.'s highest-paid escorts.Beautiful Georgetown…undergrad Caroline McBride almost has it all--a loving fiancée, a promising academic career, and a college life of fabulous parties--but she can't afford it. When her father becomes ill, plunging her family into debt, she reluctantly agrees to meet Madeleine, the madam of a high-end escort service. Catering to the most powerful men in D.C., Caroline can make more money in one night than in a month at her part-time college job. And no one has to know. All she has to do is follow the madam's ten simple rules. A riveting story of D.C.'s red-light underworld and the life of a modern courtesan, Ten Rules for a Call Girl is fascinating and addictive. Includes an excerpt from Allison Leotta's new novel, Discretion!
By John Grisham. 2020
Jake Brigance, lawyer hero of A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row, is back, in his toughest case ever. 'A…new Grisham legal thriller is always an event, but this one is exceptional as the author is returning to Jake Brigance, the hero of his very first book, A Time To Kill . . . There is a lot of Grisham in Brigance - they were both street lawyers on the side of the people, not big corporations. It gives the book an emotional core that burns with a white heat' - Daily Mail'A master of plotting and pacing . . . suspenseful' - New York TimesCAN A KILLER EVER BE ABOVE THE LAW?Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he's turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the floor before passing out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, knows he only has this one chance to save them. He picks up a gun and takes the law into his own hands.In Clanton, Mississippi, there is no one more hated than a cop killer - but a cop killer's defence lawyer comes close. Jake Brigance doesn't want this impossible case but he's the only one with enough experience to defend the boy. As the trial begins, it seems there is only one outcome: the gas chamber for Drew. But, as the town of Clanton discovers once again, when Jake Brigance takes on an impossible case, anything is possible ...Starring the same hero and setting that featured in John Grisham's multi-million-selling bestsellers A Time to Kill (adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey) and Sycamore Row, A Time for Mercy is an unforgettable thriller you won't be able to put down.'When Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' Mirror'A superb, instinctive storyteller' The Times'Storytelling genius ... he is in a league of his own' Daily Record 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
By Greg Iles. 2015
Penn Cage's father, Dr. Tom Cage, stands accused of murder, and each effort to defend him unearths new, shocking secrets,…leaving Penn to question whether he ever really knew his father at all. At issue is the murder of Tom's former nurse, Viola Turner. The district attorney is quick to point the finger at Tom, citing his decades-old relationship with Viola. When Tom is taken into custody, Penn must explore the dangerous territory of Tom and Viola's shared history, set squarely in the most harrowing years of civil-rights-era Mississippi. What was the relationship between Tom, Viola, and the 'Double Eagle Club,' an ultraviolent group of hardened men who considered themselves smarter, tougher, and more elite than their peers in the FBI-infiltrated Ku Klux Klan? In Natchez, Mississippi, where the past is never truly past, long-buried secrets tend to turn lethal when exposed to the light of day. For Penn Cage, the cost of solving this case is no exception.
By James M. DuPont. 2013
Dale Riley, fresh out of law school, joined the Marine Corps to be a hero. As a JAG attorney, he…was out to save the world. But when he takes on the wrong client—a combat pilot accused of unlawfully bombing a village in northeastern Afghanistan—his world quickly comes undone. It&’s not enough for Dale to save his career. Now, he&’s fighting to save his life, and the lives of his wife and son.In the tradition of A Few Good Men, nothing in James M. DuPont&’s taut debut novel is at it seems, and the line between guilt and innocence is as delicate and unpredictable as the line between life and death itself.
By Michael Connelly. 2019
SOME CRIMES LIGHT A FIRE THAT NEVER GOES OUT... 'One of the most eagerly awaited books of the year.' The…i newspaper, Best Crime Books for 2019'There's something for everyone in this jam-packed plot' New York Times* * * * *A JUDGE MURDERED IN A CITY PARKMickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, defends the man accused.A HOMELESS PERSON BURNED ALIVEDetective Renée Ballard catches the case on the LAPD's notorious graveyard shift.AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE FROM A LIFETIME AGOHarry Bosch is left a missing case file by his mentor who passed away. He was the man who taught Bosch that everybody counts, or nobody counts. Why did he keep the case all these years? To find the truth - or bury it?IN L.A. CRIME NEVER SLEEPSBut in Ballard, Bosch and Haller: the fire always burns. Will it light the way - or leave their lives in ashes?* * * * *CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY.'One of the world's greatest crime writers' Daily Mail'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child'A master' Stephen King'A genius' Independent on Sunday'A terrific writer with pace, style and humanity to spare' The Times'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express'One of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph'Justly regarded as one of the world's finest crime writers' Mail On Sunday'No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly' Evening Standard
By John Lane. 2015
Corruption, infatuation, and conflicting loyalties collide in a rural Southern mill town in this debut novel by an award-winning poet…and environmentalist.On a placid Blue Ridge mountain lake on Labor Day Weekend in 1935, three locals in an overloaded boat drown, and the cotton mill scion who owns the lake is indicted for their murders. Decades later Ben Crocker—a reluctant participant in the aftermath of this long-forgotten tragedy—is drawn back into the morally ambiguous world of mill fortunes and foothills justice.The son of mill workers in Carlton, South Carolina, Crocker works as bookkeeper to the owner, George McCane. And when McCane decides to lay off families connected to the Uprising of ‘34, Crocker finds himself in the ill-fitting position of enforcer. But days after the evictions, a surprise indictment lands McCane in jail and sinks Crocker even deeper into the escalating tensions.While traversing mountain communities in McCane’s defense, Crocker must also negotiate with labor organizers and fend off his family’s skepticism of his social aspirations. Meanwhile, hanging over Crocker’s upended life is his infatuation with Novie Moreland—the young widow of a man McCane is accused of killing. Looking back on this crucial period of his life, Crocker knows he must seek out Novie Moreland once more if he is ever to find closure with the past.Foreword by New York Times best-selling author Wiley Cash
By Michelle Davies. 2021
'A twisting tale about the dark undercurrents of fame and fortune. You'll read THE DEATH OF ME with your heart…in your mouth.' Erin Kelly Is one of music's greatest mysteries about to be solved?'He was a massive star until he did a headline grabbing retreat from the spotlight - but his disappearing act was FAKED. Fans won't be happy when they find out - his reputation was dead in the water.'When Isaac Naylor committed suicide after a teenage fan was found dead in his hotel room, the world thought it had lost one of the greatest rock stars of a generation. Naylor, lead singer of The Ospreys, had been arrested for causing the girl's death and was on police bail when he drowned himself in the sea off the Devon coast.Now, eight years on, music journalist Natalie Glass stumbles across a blind item on a US gossip website that suggests Naylor's death wasn't quite what it seemed - and he might in fact still be alive.But as she delves deeper into what happened, Natalie finds she has a stark choice: give up trying to find out what happened to Naylor or risk her own obituary ending up in print.
By Michael Connelly. 2021
AS NIGHT FALLS, A KILLER COMES TO LIGHT...'An authentic, topical and terrifying thriller: one of Michael Connelly's very best.' THE…TIMES'The Dark Hours is yet another superb thriller from a writer at the top of his game' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Consistently excellent ... The plotting is as skilful as ever, and the pacing as relentless'MAIL ON SUNDAYOn New Year's Eve at the end of one of the hardest years in history, hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air in time-honoured LA tradition. But as the rain of lead comes down, a man is shot dead in the middle of a crowded street party.Detective Renée Ballard soon connects the bullet to an unsolved cold case last worked by legendary ex-LAPD detective Harry Bosch. As they investigate where the old and new cases connect, a new crime shatters the night shift.The Midnight Men are a pair of violent predators who stalk the city during the dark hours, and will kill to keep their identities secret.In a police department shaken to the core by pandemic and protests, both cases have the power to save Ballard's belief in the job - or take everything from her...* * * * *CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY.'One of the very best writers working today' Sunday Telegraph'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child'A master' Stephen King'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express'A crime writing genius' Independent on Sunday
By Melinda Leigh. 2018
The last thing Haley Powell remembers is talking to Noah at a club. Now she awakens covered in blood in…a strange bed, and finds Noah dead outside. Morgan Dane takes her difficult case as a favor to Haley's family friend, PI Lincoln Sharp. Strong language and some violence. 2018
By Greg Iles. 2013
Lawyer Penn Cage returns to defend his best friend since childhood for the murder of a young female student, with…whom his friend was intimate, at their old alma mater, St. Stephen's Prep.