Something Wicked

Kerry Wilkinson - 2014
    His girlfriend has gone to university, his friends have got jobs, the police have other things to look into.But his father, Richard, is still stuck on the three fingers the police dug up from a sodden Manchester wood. What happened to Nicholas on the night he disappeared and why did he never come home?Private investigator Andrew Hunter is Nicholas’s last hope – but Andrew has his own problems. There’s something about his assistant that isn’t quite right. Jenny’s brilliant but reckless and he can’t work out what she gets from their working relationship. By the time he figures out who’s a danger and who’s not, it might all be too late…

His Third Victim

Helen H. Durrant - 2017
    DURRANTA man is shot dead and his body is dumped on the moors. His arm is stamped with the Chinese symbol for sorry.There have been five unsolved murders with the same hallmark. The police can’t find any motive or connection between the victims.Bella Richards was close to the murdered man. She lives with her five-year-old son and has begun a new life in the local area. But although clearly grief-stricken, she is not telling the police everything she knows.Detective Talbot Dyson wants his most trusted inspector on the case. But DI Matt Brindle is out of action. He was badly injured and his sergeant was killed in a criminal ambush. He is drawn into the investigation and must decide whether he wants to go to back to his old life.What is the real connection between the victims and who will be next?This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

Born Evil

Kimberley Chambers - 2009
    On a nice cul-de-sac in leafy Rainham, June Dawson’s world is turned upside down when her daughter Debbie’s child by her drug-addict boyfriend turns the family inside out.

Cruel Secrets

Kerry Barnes - 2017
     Controlled all her life by her religious mother, fifteen-year-old Kelly Raven commits the ultimate sin. She soon discovers that running away to the cold, frightening streets of London is less harsh than her previous life. A drug dealer, two fraudsters, and a prostitute are her new family now and she becomes the woman she was destined to be. Little does she know that Eddie Raven is coming for her, but she is no sweet four-year-old child and he is certainly no doting father. The Raven's blood may run through her veins, but in her case, blood is not thicker than water.

Presumed Guilty / Keeper Of The Bride

Tess Gerritsen - 2008
    With her knife. With her world falling around her, Miranda is determined to clear her name and discover who killed Richard. But proving her innocence may become secondary to staying alive....After Nina Cormier was jilted at the altar, the empty church exploded. Then someone tried to run Nina off the road, and she realized someone wanted her dead--but who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they're at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps....

Little Sister

Patricia MacDonald - 1986
    Francie, now 14, is as sullen and pouty as ever and, now that both parents are dead, she may become Beth's responsibility - the last thing Beth wants. But the bonds of family loyalty are stronger than Beth expected, and she finds herself deeply upset about the clearly unsuitable 21-year-old boy named Andrew whom Francie has been dating.

Without Trace

Simon Booker - 2016
    With nowhere else to go, he relies on single mum Morgan and her teenage daughter, Lissa.But then Lissa goes missing.With her own child now at risk, Morgan must re-think all she knows about her old flame - 'the one that got away'. As the media storm around the mysterious disappearance intensifies and shocking revelations emerge, she is forced to confront the ultimate question: who can we trust...?

Done Deal

Les Standiford - 1993
    Here, Deal is struggling torebuild the once formidable DealCo, a development company once headed by his flamboyant father Barton Deal--but little does he know that the piece ofland upon which he plans to build a small apartment complex is coveted by a ruthless businessman intent on making a fortune off Major League Baseball'sarrival in South Florida.

The Da Vinci Deception

Thomas Swan - 1990
    The first drawing, a study for the Mona Lisa accompanied by notes in Leonardo's distinctive left-handed writing, is worth millions, or would be if it hadn't been drawn within the month by gifted forger Curtis Stiehl, whose recent release from prison had closed the circle of Kalem's hand-picked colleagues in the fraud. Retired art historian Giorgio Burri has been waiting to start the ball rolling on authenticating the bogus drawings; unwitting American chemist Eleanor Shepard has been spending a year in Florence looking for likely sources of 500-year-old paper and charcoal; and Kalem's light-fingered assistant Tony Waters stands ready for whatever crasser skullduggery his boss may command, beginning with borrowing an authentic Leonardo drawing from the Windsor Library so that Stiehl can quickly make a closer study of the master's technique. The theft from the library goes off with all the clockwork precision of a good TV movie, but an unexpected glitch -- the result of a police officer's incredible indiscretion -- brings C13 into the picture for a series of cat-and-mouse chases that range from New York to Lake Como, where a showdown between Oxby's colleague, Supt. Walter Deats, and Kalem's troops provides a rousing denouement. Crammed with information on everything from Leonardo's pigments to the Royal Family's art holdings, though competently handled in its own dishonor-among-thieves caper.

Split Image

Judy Mercer - 1998
    When she learns that he was at the center of one of the most notorious crime stories she ever covered, Ariel begins to reconstruct the events leading to his hung jury.

The Pleasures of Helen

Lawrence Sanders - 1971

Building Empires

Sherryl D. Hancock - 2017
     After the devastating loss of her little brother, the gang leader decides to turn her life around and starts playing for the other team. As the head of a new anti-gang task force, FORS, she dedicates her life to bringing down those who tore her life apart. Along with former gang leader and best friend, Joe Sinclair, FORS works to break some of the toughest gangs around. But the road is a dangerous one and there are enemies at every turn. Building Empires is a tough business when you’re not the only one building them…

FBI Thrillers #1-5: The Cove / The Maze / The Target / The Edge / Riptide

Catherine Coulter - 2011
    From the debut of the series, The Cove, through the “fast-paced twists and turns” of Riptide (San Francisco Examiner), you’ll be swept away. The CoveThe MazeThe TargetThe EdgeRiptide

I Could Be You

Sheila Bugler - 2020
    But whose life is it? On a stifling hot day, former journalist Dee Doran finds the crumpled body of her friend at the roadside. Katie and her little boy, Jake, have been a light in Dee’s otherwise desolate life – now a woman is dead and a child is missing. Katie has been keeping secrets for a long time. Years earlier, she fell for the wrong person. But he was in love with someone else; who he couldn’t have but couldn’t keep away from. When jealousy and desire spilled over into murder Katie hid the truth, and has been pretending ever since.As Dee assists the police with their enquiries she’s compelled to investigate too. She realises Katie wasn’t who she claimed to be. Lies are catching up. Stories are unravelling. Revenge is demanded and someone must pay the price. The question is: who? Don’t miss this explosive crime thriller perfect for fans for Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton.

Death of a Dormouse

Patrick Ruell - 1987
    When her husband dies in a car accident, she retreats even further into her cocoon of ignorance and incuriosity. But staying there isn't an option; her husband apparently died broke, and Trudi's best hope lies in suing the company responsible for his death. And that means asking what her husband was doing on a remote stretch of Yorkshire road. Even the painful knowledge that a woman was involved only leads to larger, more baffling questions. Who was Eric Blair, and why did Trent Adamson have his credit cards? Why had Trent suddenly quit his job? By the time Trudi's done unraveling the truth, her cozy refuge will be in ruins, but the quivering dormouse, too, will be history. Splendidly intricate and involving, and done with panache and wit - The Times of London. Fiendish strangers emerge from the past in a fast-paced plot full of invention - The Guardian (UK)