BELOW THE SURFACE LURKS A DARKER TRUTH

First To Fall By Carys Jones

Aiden Connelly is a young, successful Chicago based lawyer who has grown tired of the rat race of city life so he decides to relocate his family to the small, Southern town of Avalon. Once there he settles into his new job and tackles his first case, that of fallen beauty queen, Brandy White who is accused of murdering her husband, local football hero, Brandon, in cold blood.

As Aiden delves deeper into the case he soon realises that things are not as they seem and that Avalon is far from the idyllic town that it appears to be. Suddenly, a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this net of loyalties is. It is up to him to unravel the mystery surrounding Brandon’s death before it is too late.

AUTHOR: CARYS JONES

TITLE: FIRST TO FALL

GENRE: Murder Mystery, Thriller , Supense

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7314534.Carys_ Jones

DOUBLE MADNESS

Double Madness By Caroline De Costa

As local residents and authorities in Far North Queensland assess the damage in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi, a woman’s body is found in bizarre circumstances deep in the rainforest. Cass Diamond of Cairns CIB is on the team investigating the murder of fashionista Odile Janvier and it’s not long before she uncovers a disturbing connection between the victim and the local medical profession.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE DE COSTA

TITLE: DOUBLE MADNESS

GENRE: Crime , Murder

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25987569-double-madness/

TRAIL OF EVIL

Devoted In Death By J.D. Robb

When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart and initials inside reading E and D.

Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don’t ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo’s got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else’s. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone, an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they’ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve .

AUTHOR: J.D. ROBB

TITLE: DEVOTED IN DEATH

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devted-in-death-j-d-robb/112098439

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DEATH’S DISCIPLE

Death's Disciple By James Whitworth

For Detective Inspector Frank Miller it starts as just another day in the office. But then the body of the widowed matriarch of an old Whitby family is discovered.

Mabel Downing has been brutally murdered. She has been strangled and her mouth filled with cassette tape and a copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula has been left next to her body. There is one obvious suspect, Charlotte Sanderson who discovered the body. But Miller has been having a relationship with Charlotte and refuses to believe she could be guilty of such a terrible crime. But if not her, who is the killer? Is Miller allowing his personal life to interfere with the investigation? What is the connection to Dracula the Victorian gothic masterpiece partly set in the Yorkshire coastal town? And will the murderer strike again? Miller has to find out before it is too late.

AUTHOR: JAMES WHITWORTH

TITLE: DEATH’S DISCIPLE

GENRE: Crime, Detective

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17974-death-s-disciple

DISFIGURED VICTIMS

Dark Murder By Helen H. Durrant

A woman is found dead by a canal. why have her eyes have been viciously poked out?
Detective Stephen Greco has just started a new job at Oldston CID and now he faces a series of murders with seemingly no connection but the brutal disfigurement of the victims. Greco’s team is falling apart under the pressure and he doesn’t know who he can trust. Then they discover a link to a local drug dealer, but maybe it’s not all that it seems. Can Greco get control of his chaotic team and stop the murders?

AUTHOR: HELEN H. DURRANT

TITLE: DARK MURDER

GENRE: Detective Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com > … > Mystery > Police Procedurals

A GRISLY DISCOVERY

Dead Wrong By Helen H. Durrant

Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it’s all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine’s instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine’s heart.

AUTHOR: HELEN H. DURRANT

TITLE: DEAD WRONG

GENRE: Detective Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25855262-dead-wrong

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BUCKET LIST OF VICTIMS

Dead List By Helen H. Durrant

Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss battle a murderer who is working their way through a list of victims. Each murder is meticulously planned and unique, and a tarot card is left at the scene of the crime. When two children disappear in the local area, the stakes are raised and the team are baffled by the link between the crimes. Calladine and Bayliss race against time to prevent any more carnage.

AUTHOR: HELEN H. DURRANT

TITLE: DEAD LIST

GENRE: Detective Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14144438.Helen_H_Durrant