Detective John Rebus’s city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders…… and he’s tied to a maniac by an invincible knot of blood.As the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn’t just one cop trying to catch a killer – he’s the man who’s got all the pieces to the puzzle……
TITLE: KNOTS & CROSSES
AUTHOR: IAN RANKIN
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Claire Heller Chapman has the perfect life.She’s a Harvard law professor and high profile criminal defense attorney known for taking on and winning though cases.But one day this perfect life is shattered when her husband Tom Chapman is suddenly arrested by a team of government agents and accused of a brutal crime he insists he didn’t commit.As Claire finds herself drawn closer into a web of duplicity and shadowy figures,she discovered that her husband is not who he says he is… that he once had a different name …even a different face….Now Claire must put her reputation on the line to defend Tom in a top secret court-martial.As she searches for the truth,she begins to unravel an insidious,high-level government conspiracy that threatens not only her career but also her life,and the lives of her loved ones.All the while,she struggles to maintain her belief in her husband’s innocence even when all the evidence seems to indicate that he is a cold blooded murderer.
TITLE: HIGH CRIMES
AUTHOR: JOSEPH FINDER
On a wet,grey night early November,Charlo Torp,a former gambler who’s only recently kicked the habit,makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn’s apartment,flowers in hand,certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughters forgiveness.Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman’s antique silver collection.What he doesn’t expect is for her to put up a fight.The following morning Harriet is found dead,her antique silver missing,and the only clue inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet.Charlo should feel relieved,but he’s heard of Sejer’s amazing record-the detective has solved every case he’s ever been assigned to…. How far would he go to turn his life around,and could he live with himself afterward?
TITLE: THE MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN
AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
A young woman is murdered in her flat,one finger has been cut off and a tiny diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid.Detective Harry hole believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers and the murder of his partner.But Harry,an off the rails alcoholic,is barely holding on his job and has little choice but to play nice.Five days later,another woman is reported missing,when her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring,Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose.Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler,Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways.But pursuing the truth comes at a price,and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make decisions about a future he may not live to see.
TITLE: THE DEVILS STAR
AUTHOR: JO NESBO
In october,1996,young,pretty,and petite women began vanishing off the streets of Pough Keepie, New Your.Most were prostitudes and some were addicts.By August 1998,the toll had reached eight,when a prostitute told police she had barely escaped being strangled by Kendall Francois,27,a 6’4′, 300-1b,middle school hall monitor whose slovenly personal hygiene had earned him the nickname ” stinky”. Inside his house,the smell was worse,as rotting flesh and bones…..eight female corpses,almost all decomposed.Francois was sentenced to life in prison without parole.But what happens next?
TITLE: BODY DUMP
AUTHOR: FRED ROSEN
To decide to holiday in Bath,when you live ten miles down the road,might be regarded as eccentric-but Ingrid Langley and her husband and colleague Patrick Gillard,badly need a break.Patrick is getting over having a baby.Although the holiday proceeds sedately enough,trouble,their old friend,is never far away.Ingrid tries not to fuel jealous when they bump into Patrick’s old flame Alexandra Nightingale at a “Roman experience,togas provided”.But when Alexandra requests Patrick’s help with her Bath property hunt,Ingrid joins them on the viewing-only to open a cupboard in the dilapidated property and make a very gruesome discovery… a decomposing severed head.
TITLE: CORPSE IN WAITING
AUTHOR: MARGARET DUFFY
Erudite Kansas City professor Tom Murray seduced,then married his starry eyed student Carmin Ross.But when Carmen attempted to leave their violent marriage,Tom stabbed her in the throat thirteen times,but left behind no evidence.Convinced he did committed a perfect crime,Tom didn’t even solicit a lawyer.But he hadn’t counted on relentless small town deputy sheriff Doug Wood,who refused to be underestimated.What happened next would result in one of the most unforgettable,shocking,and unexpected trials in Kansas state history.
TITLE: LANGUAGE OF EVIL
AUTHOR: ROBERT BECATTIE