Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife’s brutal murder. But he’s not going down without spending a bundle of cash on his defense. So his hotshot attorney hires P.I. Elvis Cole to find proof that Detective Angela Rossi tampered with the evidence. Rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago. But Cole needs to know if she’s desperate enough to falsify the case against Martin in order to secure her own position. As Cole and his partner Joe Pike work their way through a tangle of witnesses and an even greater tangle of media, they begin to suspect that it’s not the police who are behind the setup.
AUTHOR: ROBERT CRAIS
TITLE: SUNSET EXPRESS
GENRE: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Before DI Hero Nelson has the chance to get used to his new role as a father to brand-new twins,a murder investigation steals his attention.When a second victim is discovered on his patch,Hero has his eye on a single perpetrator for both murders but the suspect has a solid alibi for both crimes.Hero continues his investigation until he obtains a surprising end result.
AUTHOR: M. A. COMLEY
TITLE: END RESULT
Women are dying.Women who have nothing in common except the fact that they once worked for the military.And they knew Jack Reacher.How and why these women are in danger completely baffles the elite FBI team working the case.There is only one certainty: there is a new kind of killer out there,one so calm,cautious,and careful that even the brilliant Reacher is left running blind.
AUTHOR: LEE CHILD
TITLE: RUNNING BLIND
GENRE: Crime Thriller
Private investigator Danny McRae is damaged physically as well as emotionally after his service as an SOE agent operation with the French resistance during WWII.The war is over,and his civilian job as a private detective presents more questions than answers as to his fragile health and frightening memories.The year is 1946,and murders of young female prostitutes in London seem to correspond to Danny’s bad headaches and blackouts.Beautiful Kate Graveney arrives at his office with the news that the one SOE agent that can help him sort out his memories has been killed.Or has he? Inspector Wilson,known for his cruelty,is determined to pin the growing number of murders on Danny.His only solace becomes the mysterious Val,who seems to be the only one who believes in his innocence.Nothing is as it seems to be.
AUTHOR: GORDON FERRIS
TITLE: TRUTH DARE KILL
A sunny evening,a tranquil garden and an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep.In the pretty and peaceful market town of Kirkluce a proposed superstore development has divided the population in an increasingly bitter war.The low-level aggression of bored youth that is generally tolerated has become sinister.The bloodied corpse of a sheep abandoned in the streets is more than just unpleasant vandalism and teenage bikers,terrorising a woman to breaking point,are impossible to control.When a second victim is killed in what seems a random shooting,the fear in the town becomes tangible.DI Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless,but she struggles to make sense of the two murders,when nothing makes sense any more and no one will believe anything.Not even the truth.
AUTHOR: ALINE TEMPLETON
TITLE: LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER
Newly promoted DI Matt Pryor is disappointed when his first case seems to be a simple death from natural causes that is,until the post-mortem shows something quite unexpected.The elderly man who died on a Cardiff train was murdered poisoned by one of the other passengers.But who?
There’s a photograph in the dead man’s pocket a photograph that matches one owned by young professional Ellie Bevan.Is it just a coincidence that Ellie’s the one who stayed with the body until the police arrived or did she have a more sinister reason for sticking around?Matt’s boss DCI Martin Phelps is delving into a tricky case of his own.The new superintendent is determined to clear up any old cases with a whiff of police corruption about them and Phelps is sent to investigate the decade-old murder of a young Somali man.He soon discovers that the police reports are filled with errors.Sloppy detective work or a cover-up? Both Pryor and Phelps soon find themselves surprisingly drawn towards investigating a respected humanitarian charity.Feted by important people,the organisation isn’t quite what it seems and a wrong move could spell disaster …
AUTHOR: WONNY LEA
TITLE: NEVER DEAD
Detective Carson Ryder faces his most terrifying adversary yet.Carson Ryder thought he’d seen everything.A specialist in twisted crimes,Detective Carson Ryder thought he’d seen the lowest depths of human depravity.But he’s barely started his new job in Miami when called to a horrific scene:a concrete pillar built of human remains, their agony forever frozen in stone.Finding the secret of the pillar drags him into the sordid world of human trafficking,where one terrified girl holds the key to unraveling a web of pain,prostitution and murder.There’s just one problem:Ryder’s not the only one chasing the girl.And the others will kill to keep the secret safe.
AUTHOR: J.A. KERLEY
TITLE: THE DEATH BOX
When novelist Theo Kendal inherits the remote fenland house in which his cousin Charmery was murdered,he believes it will bring him closer to the truth about her death.It will also be the ideal place to finish his new book.
But the bleak Fenn House is a lonely and sometimes uncomfortable place to spend the winter.And the strangest thing is that Theo’s new novel seems to be writing itself and heading in an unplanned direction.Theo finds himself describing a young boy called Matthew who lives in constant fear of a visit from the cold-eyed men.Struggling to understand the dangerous secrets that surround him and his family,Matthew inhabits a terrifying world where people die in macabre circumstances,where they can be imprisoned without trial or reason,their identities wiped from the world forever.Then Theo discovers that Matthew and his family really existed,part of a dark and violent segment of recent history that threatens to reach across the years to tear his life apart.And somehow it all connects to the death of his cousin Charmery…
AUTHOR: SARAH RAYNE
TITLE: HOUSE OF THE LOST