Five lives in the Baltimore area have been brutally destroyed over the past six years five unsolved homicides, seemingly unconnected except for the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence. In hot legal water and court-ordered therapy Tess Monaghan accepts an assignment with a local nonprofit organization, agreeing to review police documents on each case for inconsistencies and investigative blunders. But curiosity is leading the disgraced P.I. off the paper trail as she follows scant leads and intuitions into the most remote corners of Maryland where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of Charm City. Because a single common thread to five senseless murders is beginning to emerge with shocking clarity to tie the loose ends together into one bloody knot and the link is Tess Monaghan herself.
AUTHOR: LAURA LIPPMAN
TITLE: THE LAST PLACE
GENRE: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco’s murder trial of the century when the first evidence is found in the belly of a shark: a hand sporting a jade ring and a bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore. A Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients becomes the suspect. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law as a lawyer for the defense..?
AUTHOR: JOHN LESCROART
TITLE: HARD EVIDENCE
GENRE: Mystery,Thriller, Suspense, Legal Thriller
They date back to the wilder days of San Francisco’s vigilante past the Patrol Specials, a private police force that keeps watch for paying clients. Unfortunately, Sam Silverman an elderly pawnshop owner and a friend of Lt. Abe Glitsky’s father could no longer afford Patrol Special protection, and now he may have paid with his life. But Glitsky, stuck in a paper-pushing job after being injured on duty, is hitting brick walls as he tries to get help from homicide. And his friend Dismas Hardy, putting together a high-stakes lawsuit against the
AUTHOR: JOHN LESCROART
TITLE: THE FIRST LAW
GENRE: Suspense, Crime,
On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, is strolling home through a silent moonlit park when she is viciously attacked. When she awakes in the hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then slowly, painfully, details reveal themselves dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her; snatches of a strange and haunting song; the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand. In another part of the country, Martha Browne arrives in a Yorkshire seaside town, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON
TITLE: THE FIRST CUT
GENRE: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Thriller
Kate Moran, 30, is an FBI agent. The day before she is due to marry her fiance, he and his twelve-year-old daughter are abducted and murdered by Constantine Gemal, otherwise known as The Devil’s Disciple, a serial killer obsessed with black magic and ritualistic double-killings. Equally obsessively, Moran tracks Gemal down and brings him to trial. Two years later, just before his execution is carried out, he promises he will return not in hell but in this life and destroy her. Now the double killings have started all over again. When Kate is assigned the case she treats it as a copycat killing, but then evidence raises the shocking possibility that Gemal may have escaped execution after all. On top of this, as the murders get closer to home she realises he is not the only one who is determined to plot vengeance against her.
AUTHOR: GLEN MEADE
TITLE: THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE
Three things in life that never comes back when gone: Time, Words, Opportunity.
Three things in life that should never be lost: Peace, Hope, Honesty
Three things in life that are most valuable: Love, Faith, Prayer
Three things in life that make a person: Hard Work, Sincerity, Commitment
Three things in life that can destroy a person: Lust, Pride, Anger
Three things in life that are constant : God, Change, Death