When Lacey Quinn inherits the striking landscapes done by her late,much loved grandfather,she believes they are as good as anything hanging in museums.But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master.They are anguished voices from the grave…crying murder!
Lacey begins researching her grandfather’s past and is rocked almost immediately by a strange series of violent events.Someone wants to steal her inheritance,to reduce the paintings to unrecognizable ashes in a suspicious blaze.Someone wants to prevent Lacey from examining her grandfather’s work too closely….by any means necessary.
Ian Lapstrake,a security specialist,has taken an interest in Lacey’s inheritance and in her.Troubled by what he sees,he becomes Lacey’s shadow,as her search for answers leads them both down an ever-darkening road paved with lies,blood,and devastating secrets.
TITLE: DIE IN PLAIN SIGHT
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH LOWELL
WITHOUT GOD OUR WEEK WOULD BE
7 DAYS WITHOUT GOD MAKES ONE WEAK
MY PERSONAL VIEW.
They were two young women, strikingly similar in life…strikingly similar in death.Both strangled with their own scarves one in Devon, one outside of a fashionable Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman. Richard Jury teams up with Devon’s irascible local divisional commander,Brian Macalvie, to solve the murders.With nothing to tie the women together but the fatal scarves, Jury pursues his only suspect…and a trail of tragedy that just might lead to yet another victim. And her killer…
TITLE: I AM THE ONLY RUNNING FOOTMAN
AUTHOR: MARTHA GRIMES
The unforgettable sports agent agrees to protect basketball star Brenda Slaughter while trying to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.As s big time New York sports agent, Myron has a professional interest in Brenda. Then a personal one. But between them isn’t just the difference in their backgrounds or the color of their skin. Between them is a chasm of corruption and lies, a vicious young mafioso on the make,and one secret that some people are dying to keep and others are killing to protect.
TITLE: ONE FALSE MOVE
AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN
A killer is stalking the corridors of Dublin’s Central Maternity Hospital.A young laboratory assistant is found brutally murdered at her bench.The only clue is a blood-stained scalpel.The police investigation,led by DS Kate Hamilton,is blocked by a wall of silence from hospital staff,desperate to protect their reputations.DS Hamilton suspects the murderer is among them. As she closes in on the killer,she little realises that the hunter has become the hunted. In the same week, the newborn baby of one of Ireland’s top industrialists is kidnapped, a baby born at the Central Maternity Hospital only days before.
Will Hamilton uncover the killer before he gets to his next victim? Will the police find the baby before it’s too late? Every patient’s nightmare is about to come true.
AUTHOR: PAUL CARSON
The body of a teenage girl is found in a Dublin park.She has been brutally stabbed to death.For Dublin’s police and politicians,the nightmare is just beginning.The dead girl is the daughter of a high-profile American surgeon who heads the Mercy Hospital’s new Heart Foundation.When DS Jim Clarke and his team pick up the trail of a suspect,the pressure is on to close in quickly. America is baying for justice.But do they have the right man?
At the Mercy Hospital Frank Clancy,consultant haematologist,is concerned about two unusual deaths.But when he decides to take a closer look he places his own life in danger…
TITLE: COLD STEEL
AUTHOR: PAUL CARSON
On a rainy November night, Dr. Simon Ellerbee stares out the window of his Upper East Side psychiatry office, miserably wishing he could seek counseling for the problems in his seemingly perfect life. He hears the door buzzer and goes to answer it, but flinches when he sees his unexpected guest. Minutes later, he’s dead, his skull crushed by repeated blows from a ball-peen hammer. Once the doctor was down, the killer turned over the body and smashed in Ellerbee’s eyes.
With no leads and a case getting colder by the hour, the New York Police Department calls in former chief Edward Delaney. His search for the truth raises more questions than answers: Who had Ellerbee let into his office? Why were there two sets of wet footprints on the carpeting of the doctor’s townhouse? What caused Ellerbee’s odd personality transformation over the past year? And who murdered, then symbolically mutilated, the prominent Manhattan psychiatrist?
TITLE: THE FOURTH DEADLY SIN
AUTHOR: LAWRENCE SANDERS
Petite, indomitable North Carolinian Abigail Timberlake rose gloriously up from the ashes of divorce parlaying her savvy about exquisite old things into a thriving antiques enterprise: the Den of Antiquity. Now she’s a force to be reckoned with in Charlotte’s close-knit world of mavens, eccentrics and cutthroat dealers. But a superb, gilt-edged 18th century French armoire she purchased for a song at estate auction has just arrived along with something she didn’t pay for: a dead body.
Suddenly her shop is a crime scene–and closed to the public during the busiest shopping season of the year–so Abigail is determined to speed the lumbering police investigation along. But amateur sleuthing is leading the feisty antiques expert into a murderous mess of dysfunctional family secrets. And the next cadaver found stuffed into fine old furniture could wind up being Abigail’s own.
TITLE: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION
AUTHOR: TAMAR MYERS
North Carolina native Abigail Timberlake, owner of the Den of Antiquity, is quick to dismiss the seller of a hideous old vase–until the poor lady comes hurtling back through the shop window minutes later, the victim of a fatal hit-and-run.
Tall, dark, and handsome Homicide Investigator Greg Washburn who just happens to be Abby’s boyfriend is frustrated by conflicting accounts from eyewitnesses. And he’s just short of furious with his ever-loving, when he learns it was a valuable Ming vase,and Abby let it vanish from the crime scene.Abby decides she had better find out for herself what happened to the treasure–and to the lady who was dying to get rid of it.It turns out the victim had a lineage that would make a Daughter of the Confederacy green with envy, and her connection with the historic old Roselawn Plantation makes that a good place to start sleuthing. Thanks to her own mama’s impeccable southern credentials, Abby is granted an appointment with the board members but no one gives her permission to snoop. And digging into the long-festering secrets of a proud family of the Old South turns out to be a breach of good manners that could land Abby six feet under in the family plot.
TITLE: THE MING AND I
AUTHOR: TAMAR MYERS