THROW BACK THURSDAY

The longest word i have ever learned to spell. My niece Sandy showed me this word some years back.

PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVALCANONISIS.
Forty three letters. I still remember it.

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A MAN WITHOUT

When a man develop the mind alone intellectually without GOD, he becomes a threat to the society.

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PHANTOM INSTINCT: HE SEES THE SAME ENEMY EVERYWHERE

When shots ring out in a crowded L.A. club, bartender Harper Flynn watches helplessly as her boyfriend, Drew, is gunned down in the crossfire. Then somebody throws a Molotov cocktail, and the club is quickly engulfed in flames. L.A. Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison sees a gunman in a hoodie and gas mask taking aim at Harper, but before he can help her a wall collapses, bringing the building down and badly injuring him.

A year later, Harper is trying to rebuild her life. She has quit her job and gone back to college. Meanwhile, the investigation into the shootout has been closed. The two gunmen were killed when the building collapsed.
Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting the survivors, Harper enlists the help of Aiden Garrison, the only person willing to listen. But the traumatic brain injury he suffered has cut his career short and left him with Fregoli syndrome, a rare type of face blindness that causes the delusion that random people are actually a single person changing disguises.

As Harper and Aiden delve into the case, Harper realizes that her presence during the attack was no coincidence—and that her only ally is unstable, mistrustful of her, and seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.

TITLE: PHANTOM INSTINCT

AUTHOR: MEG GARDINER

PARTNERTS IN CRIME

Her wish for excitement is answered when intelligence agent Mr. Carter puts a proposal before the two. A London detective agency has been found to be involved in espionage and its owner has been picked up–but government authorities want to keep the agency open in hope of tracing its illegal activities. How would Tommy and Tuppence like to take on the task?

This set up provides the frame for a series of short stories in which Tommy and Tuppence handle various legitimate calls upon the detective agency even as they hope to make contacts that will break the spy ring. There is Lawrence St. Vincent, whose lady-love has agreed to marry him… but only if he can solve a unique riddle. There is a stolen pearl, the odd scam, and a few murders as well–and, of course, espionage constantly in the background.

TITLE: PARTNERS IN CRIME

AUTHOR: AGATHA CHRISTIE

INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD

LEGENDARY THRILLER WRITER DAVID MORRELL TRANSPORTS READERS TO THE FOGBOUND STREETS OF LONDON, WHERE A KILLER PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE QUEEN VICTORIA.

The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.

This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.

TITLE: INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD

AUTHOR: DAVID MORRELL

HOLD TIGHT: MAZE OF MAYHEM AND VIOLENCE

Mike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their son Adam, who has become moody and withdrawn since his friend’s suicide. The software they install on his computer exposes every website visited, every e-mail and instant message sent or received. But each keystroke draws them deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all.

TITLE: HOLD TIGHT

AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN

DUST TO DUST

The death of internal affairs investigator Andy Paxton is a potential political bomb for the Minneapolis Police Department…

Andy Paxton was gay and he was investigating a possible cop connection in the brutal murder of another gay officer. But Andy’s death looks like suicide, or an unfortunate and embarrassing accident, and the pressure is on from the top brass to close the case as soon as possible. But the investigation’s lead detective Sam Kovac is not convinced the case is as straightforward as it appears. As he digs deeper, it is looking very much like Paxton discovered something that got him killed. And he might not be the final victim…

TITLE: DUST TO DUST

AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG

GONE TOMORROW : FACE YOUR WORST ENEMY IN THE EYE

Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

TITLE: GONE TOMORROW

AUTHOR: LEE CHILD

FLESH AND BLOOD BY PATRICIA CORNWELL

Flesh and blood

( The Serial Sniper )

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiled husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away.

A high school music teacher shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims seem to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to show where the killer will strike next.

First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

TITLE: FLESH AND BLOOD
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime,Thriller, Mystery
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CRIME CZAR

Gumbo of Murder….

It’s a city as friendly as a glad-handing attorney, where the bending Mississippi carves a channel six hundred feet deep, the air smells of chicory, and shell casings litter sidewalks beneath the live oak trees. And somewhere between the levee and Lake Pontchartrain are the secrets that litter Tubby Dubonnet’s life–secrets of corruption and murder.

A lawyer who’d rather eat, drink, and swap stories than get caught in court, Tubby can’t forget the last words that escaped an old friend’s lips, and he can’t get out of the way of a political campaign that’s turning rough. Obsessed with the idea that one man–a shadowy crime boss–may be pulling the strings that have cost good people their lives, Tubby is entering into a test of courage with the most violent men in New Orleans. And if that weren’t dangerous enough, Tubby has just picked up the worst ally he could ever find: a beautiful prostitute who is gunning for revenge.

TITLE: CRIME CZAR

AUTHOR: TONY DUNBAR

AND NEVER LET HER GO

The shattering crime story that shocked the nation: the Thomas Capano murder case

On a June evening in 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished without a trace following a restaurant rendezvous with her secret lover of more than two years: Thomas Capano. One of Wilmington’s most prominent and respected figures, a millionaire attorney and former state prosecutor, “Tommy” was a charming, soft spoken family man. But in the weeks and months that followed Fahey’s disappearance, investigators would gradually uncover the shocking truth: Capano was a steely manipulator driven by power and greed — and capable of brutal murder. In a riveting narrative expertly documented by probing interviews, diary entries, and email correspondence, and with superb insight into the twisted motivations of a killer, Ann Rule chronicles a real-life drama of Shakespearean proportions: ambitions fall, love turns to obsession, family names are tainted, the façade of success crumbles — and a beautiful but vulnerable young woman pays the ultimate price in a convoluted and deadly relationship.

TITLE: AND NEVER LET HER GO

AUTHOR: ANN RULE

BIRTHDAY’S FOR THE DEAD

TWELVE YEARS, TWELVE DEAD GIRLS. THIRTEEN WILL BE UNLUCKY FOR SOME.

Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret…

Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.

The tabloids call him ‘The Birthday Boy’. He’s been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his home-made cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.

But Ash hasn’t told anyone about Rebecca’s birthday cards – they all think she’s just run away from home – because if anyone finds out, he’ll be taken off the investigation. And he’s sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter’s killer gets what he deserves…

TITLE: BIRTHDAY’S FOR THE DEAD

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE

ABSOLUTION: WHO WOULD YOU TRUST? A POLICE OFFICE OR A PRIEST

THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE……GETS WORSE

Vulnerable young women let a serial killer into their homes because they trust him.The killer tortures them,kills them and takes a gruesome trophy.IS THE KILLER A PRIEST?
Everyone has something to hide.Some of the darkest secrets reside in a parish church.A tip from a prostitute leads New Orleans Detective Frank Renzi to believe the killer may be a priest.A ruthless stalker,the serial killer uses his position to snare more women.With Renzi hot on his trail,he persuades a teenage girl to help him escape.
Will Renzi be able to save her?

TITLE: ABSOLUTION

AUTHOR: SUSAN FLEET

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

I concentrated hard,desperately listening for something familiar the sound of life.I heard nothing.Just my own breaths and the wind,whistling through branches above…..

The thought made me shiver.I am buried alive.Following an argument with her British boyfriend,Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesquare Stratford-upon-Avon alone.Trapped in a dark pit,Min is at the mercy of her captor.Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected.But,as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker,time is running out.Can Jackman track down the kidnapper,before it’s too late?

TITLE: BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

AUTHOR: JANE ISAAC