He meets women,He gains their trust.He kills them.
That’s all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting.Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer.With no sign of a break-in,every indication shows that they let him in.But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent,Maeve’s colleague.Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved,but how well does she really know him? Because this isn’t the first time Derwent’s been accused of murder…
AUTHOR: JANE CASEY
TITLE: THE STRANGER YOU KNOW
Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful,sexy man,more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player.He’s loyal and principled,both to a fault.His wry,sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming,sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit.Passionate about justice,he dives into the dark water,taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.
In Jack Davis’ world only liars,drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably.Then he joins their ranks.After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent,Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake,sometimes bending him in half,sometimes strangling his speech.The cause and cure are unknown and Jack’s condition colors his entire life.So much so that it ends his FBI career.In his new guise of part time private detective,he can’t predict when the shakes will start… he just knows they will.Most of the time he just hopes he isn’t holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don’t give anyone a break.Alex Stone is a Public Defender,devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can’t afford a lawyer.More often than not,her clients and cases are lost causes.But the dismal odds only encourage her.Long,lean,and ropy from years of early-morning workouts,she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case:bear down and go all out.She’s determined to give her indigent clients the same measure of justice the rich and well bred receive.That’s what everyone,guilty or innocent,highborn or low,deserves,and that’s why she became a public defender.That higher calling matters more than whether her clients are guilty or innocent.But when the system fails to deliver justice,she makes certain justice is done.
AUTHOR: JOEL GOLDMAN
TITLE: TRIPLE THREAT
The year is 1967,and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on.On a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman,Connecticut,home to prestigious Chubb University and armaments giant Cornucopia,chief of detectives Captain Carmine Delmonico has more pressing concerns than finding a name for his infant son:twelve murders have taken place in one day,and Delmonico is drawn into a gruesome web of secrets and lies.
Supported by his detective sergeants Abe Goldberg and Corey Marshall and new team member the meticulous Delia Carstairs,Delmonico embarks on what looks like an unsolvable mystery.All the murders are different and they all seem unconnected.Are they dealing with one killer,or many? How is the murder of Dee-Dee Hall,a local prostitute,related to the deaths of a mother and her disabled child? How is Chubb student Evan Pugh connected to Desmond Skeps,head of Cornucopia? And as if twelve murders were not enough,Carmine soon finds himself pitted against the mysterious Ulysses,a spy giving Cornucopia’s armaments secrets to the Russians.Are the murders and espionage different cases,or are they somehow linked?When FBI special agent Ted Kelly makes himself part of the investigation,it appears the stakes are far higher than anyone had imagined,and murder is only one part of the puzzle in the set of crimes that has sent Holloman into a panic.As the overtaxed police force contends with small town politics,academic rivalry and corporate greed,the death toll mounts,and Carmine and his team discover that the answers are not what they seem but then,are they ever?
AUTHOR: COLLEEN McCULLOUGH
TITLE: TOO MANY MURDERS
When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes,he finds himself faced with one of the most brutal killings of his career:Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood,her body horribly mutilated.As a one-off killing it’s shocking,but when it becomes clear that it’s just the latest in a series of similar attacks,the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called in,and Ormewood is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team a man he instinctively dislikes.But then,only 24 hours later, the violence Michael sees around him every day explodes in his own back yard.And,it seems the mystery behind Monroe’s death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried…
AUTHOR: KARIN SLAUGHTER
Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights,homicide detective Kate Martinelli can’t escape the void left by her departed lover,who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation,Kate’s not sure she’s that desperate for distraction.Jules is worried about her friend Dio,a homeless boy she met in a park.Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell,and Jules wants Kate to find him reluctant as she is,Kate can’t say no and soon she finds herself forming a friendship with the bright,quirky girl.But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for and it’s only the beginning.When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate,a desperate search begins…and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive…
AUTHOR: LAURIE R. KING
TITLE: WITH CHILD
Avery Fish is charged with mail fraud,but he didn’t commit murder.In fact,he has absolutely no clue how a decapitated,plastic wrapped body ended up in the trunk of his caddy.Sexy,brilliant attorney Lou Mason has known Fish for years.Hell,they went to the same synagogue.Fish may be a gonif,a Yiddish term meaning thief,but he was no murderer.The victim,already looking like an extra in a bad zombie movie,is identified as a defendant in a sexually charged lawsuit.Mason has to team up with a sharply intelligent federal agent from his past a stunner with a hidden agenda who may be playing some serious head games of her own.
AUTHOR: JOEL GOLDMAN
TITLE: FINAL JUDGEMENT
When travel writer Lily Moore joins a group of journalists for an all-expenses-paid press junket to Acapulco,Mexico,she expects sun,sand,and margaritas.Instead,she finds that the Mexican city, once the playground of Hollywood stars,is a place of faded glamour and rising crime.Even the luxurious Hotel Cerón,isolated from the rest of the town,seems disturbing to her,with its grand, empty rooms,ever-watchful staff,and armed guards patrolling the grounds.
Lily isn’t the only one who suspects something rotten under the hotel’s opulent facade.Skye McDermott,another journalist on the trip,asks Lily for help with an article she’s working on about fraud and corruption in the hotel industry.Skye claims she’s eager to write a piece of real journalism rather than the fluff she’s known for.But she also lets slip that she’s deeply upset at a lover who jilted her,and she plans to exact her revenge by exposing his company’s illegal activities.After Skye disappears suddenly,Lily suspects that her friend is in grave danger.But the hotel’s staff insists that everything is fine and refuses to contact the police.Only after Lily tries and fails to leave the Hotel Cerón does she discover the truth: the journalists are prisoners in a gilded cage.Too late,Lily realizes that she has been maneuvered into the role of bait in a vicious,vengeful plot.Faced with unthinkable choices,Lily must summon all her strength to survive,confront the past she’s still running from,and save other lives.
AUTHOR: HILARY DAVIDSON
TITLE: EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES
Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter,and tormented by his sense of guilt, former NYPD detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by violence,regret and the desire for revenge.But when his ex-partner asks him to track down a missing girl,Parker embarks on an odyssey that is to lead him to the heart of organized crime;to an old black woman who dwells by a Louisiana swamp and hears the voices of the dead;to cellars of torture and murder;and to a serial killer unlike any other,an artist who uses the human body as his canvas and takes faces as his prize,the killer known only as the Traveling Man.
AUTHOR: JOHN CONNOLLY
TITLE: EVERY DEAD THING
Adam Procane has to be stopped...’
It was the last message his wife ever sent,and even as he read it,foreign correspondent Bob Newman knew she was dead.The killers had sent a film of her murder to London with the warning – tell other people to keep away from Procane…
Procane,a top Washington official,is about to defect.With the Presidential election two months away,it’s the last thing the Americans want.Trouble is,until they know exactly who he is,they can do nothing to stop him.In London,Tweed of SIS watches and waits.Four highly suspect Americans have already passed through en route to Scandinavia the Deputy Head of the CIA,the National Security Adviser and his wife,and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.Any one of them could be Procane.Meanwhile Newman has slipped off to Finland,bent on revenge.It’s time for Tweed to act. To get back into the field.To stop Newman and find Procane before he or she- takes vital secrets to the East….
AUTHOR: COLIN FORBES
TITLE: COVER STORY
Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her 50th birthday.A few years later,she’s so busy delivering home-style justice on her days off,helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends,that she barely has time to run her sewing shop in her rural Missouri hometown.Some men need more convincing than others,but it’s usually nothing a little light bondage or old-fashioned whuppin’ can’t fix.Since Stella works outside of the law,she’s free to do whatever it takes to get the job done as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good husband,Roy Dean,it looks like an easy case.Until Roy Dean disappears with Chrissy’s two-year-old son,Tucker.Stella quickly learns that Roy Dean was involved with some very scary men,as she tries to sort out who’s hiding information and who’s merely trying to kill her.It’s going to take a hell of a fight to get the little boy back home to his mama,but if anyone can do it,it’s Stella Hardesty.
AUTHOR: SOPHIE LITTLEFIELD
TITLE: A BAD DAY FOR SORRY