Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother,and Barbara can’t really help Azhar had never married Angelina,and his name isn’t on Hadiyyah’s,their daughter’s,birth certificate.He has no legal claim.Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective,but the trail goes cold.Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing,kidnapped from an Italian marketplace.The Italian police are investigating,and the Yard won’t get involved,until Barbara takes matters into her own hands at the risk of her own career.As both Barbara and her partner,Inspector Thomas Lynley,soon discover the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping,revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation.With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line,Barbara must decide what matters most,and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE
TITLE: JUST ONE EVIL ACT
It is February on Broward’s Rock,the resort island off the South Carolina coast,it’s damp and cold and there are few visitors.When Annie is called to go to the home of Gwen Jamison who says that she is afraid of something,Annie finds her shot and dying.
Without any proof,the police immediately arrest Gwen’s son,Robert,for her murder.He is a high-school dropout and a rabble rouser.He has been in trouble before,but nothing violent.Though Annie’s husband Max is able to obtain an alibi for Robert from the minister of the local Baptist Church,it’s a mixed blessing Much to the minister’s chagrin, Robert was with his daughter during the time of the murder.This does not completely satisfy the police as some of Gwen’s blood was found in his car as was the gun used to shoot her.The questions still unanswered are: if Robert is innocent,who planted the gun and blood in his car? And where is the fortune of gold coins that has gone missing from a historic house that the Darlings are restoring?
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DEATH WALKED IN