( A Past Murder Uncovered )
Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigation hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken and probably killed by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior police officer suggested that his sons might still be alive until that officer murdered.
Still there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best has had a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting somebody dead, she is just beginning to gain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks.
He is, but not the ancient one he expects, it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threats from someone who must think his investigations into his family’s disappearance is finally getting somewhere.
AUTHOR: JO BANNISTER
TITLE : PERFECT SINS
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( A Dark Past )
A homicide detective Elise Sandburg traumatized after her run-in with a madman the press has dubbed”The Organ Thief”. As Elise takes refuge in her deceased aunt Anastasia’s abandoned plantation to investigate and recover from her ordeal,she begins to question everything from her dangerous line oh her work to her complex relationship with her handsome,tortured partner,David Gould.
But with a madman on the loose,and her mother’s claims to still hear from Aunt Anastasia,she may have more immediate problems on her hands. In Elise’s world,where cold hard crime mixes with the local Gullah culture,nothing is ever what it seems and no one is above suspicion.
AUTHOR: ANNE FRAISIER
TITLE : STAY DEAD
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( The Dog With The Clue )
It sounds like some work and mostly play when United Life and Casualty sends its investigator Dan Mahoney to Florida. Five greyhounds all heavily insured were lost in a fire at the Daytona dog track. So simple. Five dogs dead by smoke inhalation, bagged, tagged, and cremated. Papers all in order. Ashes in specialty urns on the desk of Dixie Halifax,track and casino co-owner.
In jail, a young employee charged with arson to cover a murder he’s blamed for committing. Then the body of kennel owner Jackson Sanchez is found face down in a pool of blood, a knife stuck in his back. But Sanchez didn’t die from a knife wound. Someone has carved thief on his forehead. The blood pooled underneath his body isn’t his. Should Dan be looking for a second corpse? And the one man who can answer questions,the track vet,dies in a motorcycle accident.
Working this case is not as complicated for Dan as having his mother Maggie move into the FBI’s favorite mob slob haven in nearby Palm Coast, while his fiancée Elaine Linden, on sabbatical, works on a PI license. perfect,the FBI can set Maggie up to spy on her boyfriend who might laundering cash in some geriatric mafia scheme in this follow-up to Flash Flood and Rollover.
AUTHOR: SUSAN SLATER
TITLE: HAIR OF THE DOG
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( Be Afraid )
How far would you go to avenge the one you love?
Blum seems to have it all: the perfect husband, police detective Mark, two beautiful little daughters, a thriving undertaker business in the basement of her parents’ villa in Innsbruck. Blum has a secret buried deep in her past. Eight years earlier, she drowned her adoptive parents while sailing in Turkey.
But then Mark,the man she loves, dies. His death looks like a hit-and-run. It’s a hit-and-run. Mark been killed by the men he was investigating. And then, suddenly, Blum rediscovers what she’s capable of …
AUTHOR: BERNHARD AICHNER
TITLE: WOMAN OF THE DEAD
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( A Ruthless Gangster )
How much further would you go to betray the people you claim to love? Nine out of ten murders committed by someone the victim knows. So when Steph Ryder has her head bashed in within earshot of her family and friends, D.S. Allie Shenton begins her investigation close to home. Soon the lies, backtracking multiply as the suspects tries to cover up their actions on that fateful night.
Before long, Allie homes in on Steph’s ambitious and powerful husband, Terry Convinced he’s hiding something, she interviews him again and again? Only to find that she is falling, despite herself, for his smooth charms. As the trail grows hotter, along with Allie’s feelings,the web of deceit pulls tighter and more bodies begin to pile up.Allie must race against time to uncover the shocking truth before she becomes the next victim.
AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT
TITLE: TAUNTING THE DEAD
Recommendation Links: http://www.melsherratt.co.uk
( The Family Secret )
Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top levels of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn’t give a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.
When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia both claim to have seen nothing, but it’s clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn’t help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.
AUTHOR: JANE CASEY
TITLE: THE LAST GIRL
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( What Does She Want Most )
Have you ever had the feeling that someone’s watching you, or gone into a room and thought a photograph been moved? Kathy is open and trusting, indeed she has no reason not to be. Newly married with a baby son,she promoted to place of editor at the architecture magazine she works at when her maternity leave ends. So why does her beautiful but withdrawn Finnish colleague Heja unnerve her, and more to the point to Kathy, why does she let her? Heja left Helsinki and a high-flying television career to move to London.
She is the opposite of Kathy: blonde, stunning, yet secretive. Gradually she manipulates Kathy’s weak points and meddles at work in the shadows to slip her up. When her intrusions escalate into following Kathy’s child minder and stealing Kathy’s home keys to have a spare made it’s clear that Heja won’t stop until she gets what she wants.
AUTHOR: JANE LYTHELL
TITLE: THE LIE OF YOU
Genres: Psychological Fiction,Thriller,Suspense,Fiction
( What Every Serial Killer Knows )
The vicious burns scarring the victim’s’ flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm. But soon it’s time for the bloodshed to start again.
Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can’t forget. Now she’s trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn’t sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating or protecting.
Only Eva’s death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped not until the last victim has been marked for death.
AUTHOR: MARY BURTON
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