A picturesque village in south-west France offers the chance of a new life for Martha Burton. But, beneath the rural idyll, lurks an evil that will not remain buried forever. Claude Cousteau’s childhood was not like any other, he helped his father, who was an undertaker, to dress and prepare bodies for viewing. An unhealthy obsession began to take hold of Claude and he had to satisfy his macabre desire to know how it would feel when a person’s life force was extinguished by his hand. Claude Cousteau has never been in love. He has no real friends. The only meaningful attachment he has ever formed is to Felix Dumas, an influential lawyer, who once showed him kindness and with whom he spent an idyllic sunny afternoon, as a child.When Felix Dumas’ way of life comes under threat, Claude is determined to defend the only true friend he has ever had.
AUTHOR: B.A. SPICER
TITLE: THE UNDERTAKER’S SON
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery
John Taylor is a private detective. At least that’s what his business card says, and it isn’t completely untrue: Taylor is a private eye or rather, he has a ‘private eye’, a supernatural ability to find anything that is lost. As a child of the Nightside, it’s an ability he was born with. But it’s been a long time since Taylor left the Nightside that hidden netherworld in the middle of London where it is perpetually 3 a.m., where fantasy and reality co-exist and he has no intention of returning. Then Joanna Barrett arrives at his office; her teenage daughter is missing and she is offering a small fortune to find her. Yet it’s not just the money that persuades Taylor to take on the job, for he knows exactly where the girl has gone… The Nightside. And to save her, Taylor must do what he vowed he never would, and once again descend into the hellish depths of his home.
AUTHOR: SIMON R. GREEN
TITLE: SOMETHING FROM THE NIGHTSIDE
GENRE: Fiction, Mystery
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do, he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way even if it means murder.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE KEPNES
Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin’s enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again,and Joe’s son,Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife’s homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa’s social elite,U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full.
AUTHOR: DENNIS LEHANE
TITLE: WORLD GONE BY
GENRE: Mob Thriller
Cutting people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay. Sometimes it’s better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong directiopn. Always remember and never forget three types of people in your life:
1}Those who helped you in difficult times
2} Those who left you in difficult times and
3} Those who put you in difficult times. Be watchful.