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The Murder of Eleanor Pope by Henry Kuttner
Jack Patterson - 2012
As he and fellow photographer Kelly Mendoza attempt to make sense of bizarre circumstances that led to the teens' deaths, Cal makes a chilling discovery, uncovering a vast conspiracy that grows darker with every twist and turn. With a mastermind determined to silence Cal and Kelly for good, the young reporters ultimately must decide if their lives are worth the risk to reveal the truth. (Previously published as "Cross Hairs")
Before He Kills Again
Margaret Murphy - 2020
Seven victims so far. And he’s already got his next victim.The police can’t catch him. He leaves no trace of himself, and no one has been able to provide a reliable description of him.Detective Cassie Rowan is working undercover and on his trail. But now he has Cassie in his sights.DISCOVER A BRAND-NEW SERIES FROM ONE OF THE MOST THRILLING WRITERS OF CRIME FICTION!This brand-new, unputdownable crime thriller series from Murder Squad founder Margaret Murphy is one of the must-reads of 2020!MEET DETECTIVE CASSIE ROWANDC CASSIE ROWAN is a young policewoman who has been the main carer for her little brother NEIL since their parents died. She has to balance this role with her demanding job. She is working undercover on the streets of Liverpool trying to find the ‘Furman’, a man who has been brutally assaulting sex workers. Cassie blames herself and another detective, Wicks, for not catching him sooner. Forensic scientist Dr Ian Chan is on her side, but her boss Detective Chief Inspector Pat Warman thinks she is uncooperative and needs to work as part of a team.ALSO BY MARGARET MURPHYCLARA PASCAL SERIESBook 1: DARKNESS FALLSBook 2: WEAVING SHADOWSDETECTIVE JEFF RICKMAN SERIESBook 1: SEE HER BURNBook 2: SEE HER DIE
Someone You Know
Olivia Isaac-Henry - 2019
The police are shining a spotlight on the Piper family. And secrets are about to surface.After all, it’s common knowledge that more often than not, these crimes are committed by someone close to the victim. Someone they trust. Someone they know… What really happened to Edie Piper?
The Secret Sister
Karen Clarke - 2020
A beautiful house, a charming husband and a precious baby daughter – her life has pretty much turned out exactly as she planned.But when Ella’s mother tragically dies, her perfect life starts to crack. Her mother had been harbouring a life-long secret. Ella has a sister – an older sister – called Colleen.Excited by the thought of no-longer being an only child, Ella can’t wait to find her.But Colleen has a whirlwind past of her own. Desperate to escape her troubles, she is ready to go to any length to start afresh.As their paths collide, someone is keeping secrets… and when Colleen mysteriously disappears without notice, Ella can’t help but question if she should have started looking for her at all…
The Man in the House
Emmy Ellis - 2019
He waits. He strikes. DI Helena Stratton has been through the wars on a previous case—torture that has scarred her for life, gifting her with nightmares. This new one is no different. On top of that… A partner she can’t stand. DS Andy Mald needs to buck his ideas up. A boyfriend she’s just ditched. Or is he a stalker? A triple murder. Who is doing such hideous things to the bodies? Someone out there knows. And he’s desperate to be the man in the house.
The Snow Girls
Chris Mooney - 2018
Is this their only chance to get her back? Get ready for this winter's most chilling thriller...It's been eleven years since Claire Flynn disappeared - abducted without trace from a snowy hillside, leaving her parents heartbroken.Investigator Darby McCormick remembers the case. She knows there's only ever been one suspect, Father Richard Byrne, linked inconclusively to two similar disappearances.Finally, terminally ill, Byrne is willing to talk. But he'll only talk to Darby. She's expecting a confession - but what she hears is far more disturbing. And it soon becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep this cold case on ice...
Field of Fire
James O. Born - 2007
Born was hailed as "the real thing" by Elmore Leonard; Shock Wave was called "a constant blitz of action" (The Miami Herald); and with Escape Clause, Born was celebrated as "the best thing to happen to Florida crime writing since Elmore Leonard hit the Sunshine State" (Chicago Sun-Times). Now Born takes it to the next level with a remarkable novel of corruption, fraud, and the messy business of murder by explosives. Since returning from Bosnia, ATF agent Alex "Rocket" Duarte has been slowly reacclimating to life in South Florida. But when a gunrunner's car explodes, Duarte's life kicks into high gear in a high-profile hunt for what appears to be a serial bomber. Teamed up with a lawyer from the Department of Justice who herself is looking into possibly related bombings in Virginia and Seattle, Duarte crisscrosses the country, following the bomber and hoping to anticipate his next move, but as he peels away the layers of deception, the lines between friends and enemies begin to blur-and the results are explosive.
Linda Huber - 2020
The death of her mother-in-law coincides with husband Ed losing his job and daughter Kelly getting into trouble with the police. Time to abandon their London lifestyle and start again by the sea in far-away Cornwall.It should be the answer to everything – a new home, a new job for Ed and a smaller, more personal school for fifteen-year-old Kelly. But the teenager hates her new life, and it doesn’t take long before events spiral out of control and the second set of bad things starts for Nicola.Some secrets can’t be buried.Or… can they?A gripping family drama, perfect for fans of Diane Chamberlain, Linda Green, and Sophie Hannah.
The Bad Things
Mary-Jane Riley - 2015
Little Harry’s body was found a few days later, but Millie’s remains were never discovered.Now Jackie Wood, jailed as an accessory to the twins’ murder, has been released, her conviction quashed by the Appeal Court. Convinced Jackie can reveal where Millie is buried, Alex goes to meet her.But the unexpected information Wood reveals shocks Alex to the core and threatens to uncover the dark secret she has managed to keep under wraps for the past fifteen years. Because in the end, can we ever really know what is in the hearts of those closest to us?
Good Girl Bad Girl
His Achilles heel - a thirst for revenge that spans generations. Only one person can nail him - Kal – and she’s the daughter of a criminal.Kal trusts no one and least of all Detective Inspector Spinks. She’s always hidden the fact that her father was a criminal and he trained her to follow in his footsteps.But when her journalist mother goes missing, Kal takes on the investigation.Murder, trafficking and dark family secrets - she'll be forced to confront her own worst nightmares, to nail a twisted killer. An Award-winning crime thriller. Good Girl Bad Girl is a twisty, chilling thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.Grab your copy today. Good Girl Bad Girl is an ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD FINALIST.'Wow... a stunning read!' Amazon reviewer'A taut, exciting thriller which had me hooked'Reviewer, The Book Club TBC''A cracking read'Amazon reviewer"On the edge of my seat..."Amazon reviewer"A great suspenseful thriller written beautifully." thecoffeeandkindle blogspot"A real kick-ass heroine and a great lead character..."Grab This Book"...A thriller that will keep you up at night."The Serial Reader'Dangerous territory for exploration in a first novel...This is a terrific start for an author who demonstrates strong promise. 5 stars."Hall of Fame, Top 100 reviewer, Vine Voice"An action packed thriller with a strong, independent female character...hooked until the end. I look forward to reading the next in the series."Reviewer, The Book Club TBCAn ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD Finalist and a READERS FAVOURITE Five Star Book.Ann Girdharry is a trained psychotherapist and worked in the not-for-profit sector for over fifteen years. This book is dedicated to survivors everywhere.
Paul Eddy - 2000
Until an operation to trap international money-launderer Frank Harling goes wrong - and Grace is almost beaten to death. After reconstructive surgery, Grace is physically restored to an icy beauty. But inside, her superiors fear that she has been irreversibly damaged. So when she insists on returning to duty, there are those who are certain she's going to crack. And when her new target reveals a link to Frank Harling, Grace refuses to back off. Determined to track down the man who almost destroyed her, Grace is on a collision course with her worst nightmare...
John Nicholl - 2020
But was it someone else entirely? Someone out for revenge? Someone with a grudge? As DI Laura Kesey begins her investigation, she discovers that the case is infinitely more wicked than she could ever have imagined. The clock is ticking. The search is on. But will Kesey find Lottie before it’s too late?It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The greater the evil, the deadlier the game.
The Fourth Door: The Houdini Murders
Paul Halter - 1987
The room is sealed by pressing a unique coin, selected moments before, on the wax. But when the door is re-opened, someone else's body is lying there, the seals are unbroken, and the coin has not left the possession of the witness. Things are never what they seem in this classic Golden Age mystery, with a new twist in every chapter. A second impossible murder occurs inside a house surrounded by virgin snow. The detective in charge believes he is dealing with the re-incarnation of Houdini, but in the end there is a rational explanation to everything, and it is left to Dr. Alan Twist to provide it.'The Fourth Door, ' also known as 'The Houdini Murders' was the first best-seller of the French writer Paul Halter, widely regarded as the successor to John Dickson Carr; it won the coveted Prix du Roman Policier in 1987. Paul Halter has written over 30 novels, almost all 'locked room, ' including 'The Lord of Misrule' also available in English on Amazon. In 2006 his collection of short stories 'The Night of the Wolf' appeared, to critical acclaim
On My Life
Angela Clarke - 2019
Imprisoned. Pregnant.Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing.And the police think she did it...Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who'd hurt her if they knew what she's accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her, Jenna knows what she needs to do:Clear her nameSave her babyFind the killerBut can she do it in time?'An angry, powerful read - one of those rare crime novels with more to deliver than routine thrills.' Mick Herron, author of London Rules'A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it.' Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen'This is an eye-opening, jaw-dropping read that will keep you up to the wee small hours.' Liz Nugent, author of Skin Deep'Intelligent, pacy thriller... Taut, claustrophobic, fast-paced, moving. An incredibly gripping read.'Will Dean, author of Dark Pines