Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cutthroat world of contemporary art when he is alerted to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original drawings and paintings. Nobody can tell Ethan much about the old man, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged. Despite the fact that, strictly speaking, the artwork doesn’t belong to him, Ethan takes the challenge and makes a name for the old man and himself. Soon Ethan has to congratulate himself on his own genius for storytelling and salesmanship. But suddenly the police are interested in talking to him. It seems that the missing artist had a nasty past, and the drawings hanging in the Muller Gallery have begun to look a lot less like art and a lot more like evidence. Sucked into an investigation four decades cold, Ethan will uncover a secret legacy of shame and death, one that will touch horrifyingly close to home and leave him fearing for his own life.
AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN
TITLE: THE BRUTAL ART
GENRE: Fiction, Thriller
When Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk stumbles across a body abandoned in the Alaskan forest, little did she imagines what her discovery will lead her to. With the local police convinced the death is linked to the Dark Believers, a sinister Russian sect, Edie’s friends insist she leave the investigation to the proper authorities. But remaining in the area as part of the support team for her ex-husband Sammy’s bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race, Edie cannot get the image of the frozen corpse out of her mind.Meanwhile, it’s election time and the lead candidate for governor of Alaska, Anchorage mayor Chuck Hillingberg, desperately wants to keep Edie’s discovery out of the press. While Sammy travels across some of world’s toughest and most deadly terrain, Edie sets off on an investigation which will take her into a dark world of politics, corruption and greed as a painful secret in her past finally catches up with her.
AUTHOR: M.J. MCGRATH
TITLE: THE BOY IN THE SNOW
GENRE: Mystery, Crime,Suspense & Thriller
Will Trent, a dedicated agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there’s definitely such a thing as a cop’s intuition. Which is why he should have listened to his own.
While in an airport restroom at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, Will overhears a girl’s pleading, plaintive voice: “Please, I wanna go home.” Something isn’t right here, thinks Will. He feels it in his gut.
But he waits too long to act, and now the girl and the anxious, angry man she’s with have disappeared into the crowds at the busiest passenger airport in the world. After a desperate search and with time running out, Will makes a call to his supervisor, Amanda Wagner. Will’s partner, Faith Mitchell, immediately sends out an abducted child alert. The entire airport will soon be grinding to a halt: Almost 100 million passengers a year. Five runways. Seven concourses. Six million square feet of space that sprawled across two counties, three cities, and five jurisdictions. All shut down on a dime because Will has a hunch that he is certain is true a girl, maybe six or seven years old, has been snatched from God knows where. And he intends to bring her back no matter what it takes.
AUTHOR: KARIN SLAUGHTER
There’s a method to his madness.He chooses his tools with precision. Stalks his victims with cold efficiency. Plans his attack using mathematical logic. And now he is ready to play.There are rules to his game. When the killer’s first letter arrives at the station, NYPD profiler Lee Campbell suspects the writer is daring him to match wits with a dangerous and brilliant criminal mind. But once this “Alleyway Strangler” starts leaving specially targeted messages with each surgically carved corpse, Campbell realizes it’s not just personal. It’s perfectly calculated to destroy him
AUTHOR: C. E. LAWRENCE
TITLE: SILENT SLAUGHTER
You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.’Alison and Jenny McGregor Aberdeen’s own mother-daughter singing sensation are through to the semifinals of TV smash-hit Britain’s Next Big Star. They’re in all the gossip magazines, they’ve got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven’t left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher.
AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE
TITLE: SHATTER THE BONES
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story and survive this homecoming.
AUTHOR: GILLIAN FLYNN
TITLE: SHARP OBJECTS
GENRE: Suspense ,Thriller
Michelle Alger goes on the run when her secretly filmed tryst shows up on the internet. She has no choice. Not only was her one-night stand with the son of a US senator, but he’s been murdered and she’s the number one suspect. With both the senator and an avenging drug lord on her trail, her life is in danger. There’s only man she can trust. He saved her once, but will he still be her hero six years later?Captain Jeremy Malone and the rest of Delta Squad have the senator’s order: find the mystery woman who killed my son. But to Jeremy, she’s no mystery. Six years ago his team of Green Berets rescued her from the torturous clutches of a Colombian cartel, and he’s never forgotten her. His personal and covert mission: find Michelle before anyone else. When he and Michelle do meet again, the sparks are explosive and consuming. They’re also dangerous as hell.Because with each new bit of evidence, Jeremy suspects that Michelle’s innocence may be a ruse a beautiful trap set by a woman who has even more secrets yet to bare.
AUTHOR: P. A. DEPAUL
TITLE: SHADOW OF DOUBT
GENRE: Fiction,Romance, Suspense
Margo Sutter, a proven teenage clairvoyant who claims to hear invisible aliens planning to destroy the planet. The world is in a frenzy debating whether to prepare for the apocalypse or lock up Margo in an institution. When she seeks help from noted psychiatrist Michael Bryant, he’s drawn into a maze of deception, lies and intrigue. A priest friend of Bryant believes Margo is an angel come down to save our souls. An FBI agent believes she’s aligned with the alleged invisible aliens and needs to be killed. As Bryant and Margo flee from the agent’s team of killers, they search for the truth behind the voices and what it means for our future. Who is Margo Sutter? Is Margo who she claims to be? And will she survive long enough for the world to find out?
AUTHOR: GARY PONZO
TITLE: SAVING THE WORLD
No matter how big your house is,how recent your car is,or how big your bank account is, the grave is still the same size, therefore humility should be the watch word. Don’t exit any relationship by banging the door behind you. You may need each other again in a different arena. Human beings are different people at different times. A managing director may be just a church member when he gets to church. The pastor will be a customer when he enters the bank. The C.E.O. is a husband at home. Be humble at all times.
When people hurt you over and over, think of them as sandpaper. They scratch and hurt you, but in the end, you are polished,and they are useless. Stay blessed.
Have a wonderful wednesday.