Driving along the freeway,LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully glances over and sees at the wheel of a neighboring car his oldest friend and LAPD colleague,Jody Dean.Why is Scully surprises? Because it’s been two years since Jody committed suicide.Now Shane is confronted by the bizarre truth: Jody and five other cops thought to be dead are anything but originally sent deep undercover to bust an extremely violent International criminal network,they’ve gone bad.Calling themselves the Vikings,they are LAPD’s worst nightmare: dangerous rougue cops who know how the system works.There’s only one way to discover a dead mans secrets,by returning to the ashes.
TITLE: THE VIKING FUNERAL
AUTHOR: STEPHEN J. CANNELL
POOR MAN. RICH MAN. DEAD MAN.
It sounded like a fairy tale: A homeless man named Abraham Shakespeare spent his last dollars on a Florida State lottery ticket and miraculously won $31million.
Unprepared for his newfound fortune,Abraham hired Dorice” Dee Dee” Moore to help manage his winnings and field the numerous request for loans and assistance that he received.
But somehow,Dee Dee was the only one benefitting.When Abraham quietly disappeared from his home in Florida,friends and family grew suspicious-though he could not read or write,his only form of contact was through odd letters and texts.But it wasn’t until investigators began to question Dee Dee about her role in Abraham’s finances that a complicated web of lies and the desperate lengths to which one woman would go to cover it up was exposed.
TITLE: UNLUCKY NUMBER
AUTHOR: DEBORAH MATHIS WITH GREGORY TODD SMITH
Two murders. Two different crimes scenes. One killer?
Mac waked in an smatched -up hotel room with no recollection of what has happened.With his lovers corpse in the bathroom and the evidence suggesting that he killed her,Mac is on a mission to uncover the truth and find the real killer.But he’s in a race against time with less than a day to unravel the mystery.Still reeling from a personal tragedy Mac isn’t afraid of pain.
Hot on his heels is tenacious Detective Inspector Rio Wray.Doubled- crossed and in the line of fire Mac has to swim through a sea of lies to get the truth.But only Mac knows he’s been living a double life.Can he be sure he doesn’t have the blood of a dead woman on his hands?
AUTHOR: DREDA SAY MITCHELL
Paramedic Stacy Durham has an idyllic life;her dream job,a beautiful house and a devoted husband.Until her car is found abandoned and covered in her blood.Detective Ella Marconi knows information is the key in the first twenty-four hours,questioning the frantic husband James,jealous sister Marie,and Rowan,the colleague who keeps turning up in all the wrong places.Just as Ella starts to piece together the clues,a shocking message arrives for Jame: You won’t see her again if you don’t tell the truth
As she shifts through the lies,Ella’s relationship with Dr.Callum McLennan is under siege,and she doesn’t know if it can survive the over enthusiasm of her family,or the blind hatred of her mother.With the investigation hitting dead ends and new threats being made,Ella must uncover the truths buried beneath the perfect facade before the case goes from missing person to murder.
TITLE: TELL THE TRUTH
AUTHOR: KATHERINE HOWELL
In Holt Douglas line of work,there’s nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt.Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County,Georgia.His job is always easy when defendants,instead of remaining silent,blame someone else or try to excuse their actions.When a confession in his hand,Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow.
But lurking in Holts past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina,his hoped for fiance.When Holt reopens a cold case involving a death of the town’s wealthiest businessman-allegedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest–Holt doesn’t believe it was suicide.Instead he suspects murder.
As he investigates,Holts own guilt threatens to destroy him and the cause of justice he’s sworn and to serve.While he knows his own confession could absolve him of his sin,it could cost him his future. Will he survive long enough to uncover the true crime that this small Southern town has been hiding?
TITLE: THE CONFESSION
AUTHOR: ROBERT WHITLOW
When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Sevem Vale District Coroner,she’s hoping for a quit life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce.But the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself?
Jenny’s curiosity is aroused.Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?
TITLE: THE CORONER
AUTHOR: M.R. HALL