Following an attempt on his life, Detective Sergeant Martin Money wakes from a week-long coma with no memory of the previous three years. He quickly learns that corrupt practices got him demoted, violence caused his wife to divorce him, and his vices and anger drove his friends away one by one. On top of this, the West Yorkshire Police do not seem to care who tried to kill him, and he is offered a generous pay-out to retire.
But with a final lifeline offered by a former student of his, Martin takes up the case of a missing male prostitute, an investigation that skirts both their worlds, forcing him back into the run-down estates awash with narcotics, violence, and sex, temptations he must resist if he is to resume his life as the good man he remembers himself to be. To stay out of jail, to punish whoever tried to kill him, and to earn his redemption, Martin attempts to unravel the circumstances of his assault, and more importantly establish why everyone from his past, his former friends, and his new acquaintances, appear to be lying at every turn.
AUTHOR: A.D. DAVIES
TITLE: THREE YEARS DEAD
GENRE: Suspense Thriller, Crime
The murder of a disabled woman in an overgrown copse and obstruction by police colleagues motivates Detective Inspector Laura Baxter as never before. A conspiracy by influential people surrounds the planning approval for a hotel on the murder site, and the victim had important information to give Laura the day she died. Jean Easton was last seen alive in Cosimo’s Room, under which there could be sixteenth-century building remains. The remains could extend deep into the copse where the hotel will be built.
AUTHOR: TONY CLARK
TITLE: COSIMO’S ROOM
GENRE: Crime, Detective, Mystery
Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com > … > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
What happens when the vice president is dead, the first lady is wounded and the president teeters are on the edge?
Former Marine Cal Stokes has had a busy year. Between finding and killing terrorists, he has little time to lament for the loss of his friends. What happens when the President of the United States calls? If you’re Cal, you put him off as long as you can. The problem? The president needs Cal’s help to find a leak in his administration and dig out the corrupt politicians who are ruining Washington. Can Cal and his SSI operators find the culprit before it’s too late, while playing a game of hide and seek with the crooks on Capitol Hill?
AUTHOR: C.G. COOPER
TITLE: PRESIDENTIAL SHIFT
GENRE: Action, Thriller, Fiction
Recommendation: http://www.fictiondb.co > Book List > Authors – C
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Based on a true story, mystery and intrigue in pre-Civil War New York The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. “Who killed Dr. Burdell?” was a question that gripped the nation.
When an errand boy discovers Burdell’s body in the bedroom of his posh Bond Street home. The novel’s central characters are Dr. Harvey Burdell, a dentist and unscrupulous businessman; his lover, the ambitious, Brooklyn-born Emma Cunningham; the District Attorney, Abraham Oakey Hall (later to become mayor of New York); and Henry Clinton, a prominent defense lawyer. The enigmatic relationship between Emma and Dr. Burdell makes her the prime suspect, and her trial is nothing less than sensational. During the trial, the two lawyers fight for truth, justice and their careers.
AUTHOR: ELLEN HORAN
TILE: 31 BOND STREET
GENRE: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Crime
http://www.amazon.com > … > Genre Fiction > Historical > Mysteries
A young woman is found murdered on the grounds of a rural golf course, leaving Detective Inspector Angus Henderson of Sussex Police with no discernible clues. If that’s not enough, he has other problems to contend with when his girlfriend is injured in a car crash and a local gangster takes an interest in the case and starts beating up suspects. A breakthrough is made when it is discovered that the victim was a model on an adult website. This brings the owners of the website under suspicion, not only because of the business they run, but two of them are also lecturers at the university the victim attended. It’s a difficult case for the DI but it might be his last when his life is threatened by two animals; but only one of them is human.
AUTHOR: IAIN CAMERON
TITLE: ONE LAST LESSON
GENRE: Mystery, Crime
Recommendation: http://www.amazon.co.uk > … > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > British Detectives
Three years ago, top San Diego homicide detective Nevada James went up against an infamous serial killer called the Laughing Man and lost. The mental breakdown that followed left her institutionalized and no longer able to work as a police officer.
Having lost everything, Nevada is content to do odd jobs to keep a step ahead of the bill collectors and fund her out-of-control drinking problem. But that changes when Alan Davies, a local crime lord, comes to her with a problem. His wife and daughter are missing and he can’t go to the police. If Nevada helps him, he’ll pay her enough that she’ll never have to worry about money again. But what should have been a simple missing person’s case quickly turns deadly. Alan Davies has enemies, and in the course of trying to save his family Nevada finds herself in the middle of a gang war. But her own demons are even more menacing, and the Laughing Man is still out there.
AUTHOR: MATTHEW STORM
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com >… > Crime Fiction > Organized Crime
One man’s search for justice and redemption plunges him into the violent world of Melbourne’s underbelly. Defence lawyer Will Harris is reluctantly drawn into a bizarre murder trial. A terminally ill man claims to have witnessed the brutal crime in a vision. But the looming trial is more than just a media circus: it’s Will’s first big case since the tragic death of his fiancée. With the pressure mounting, Will’s loyalties are split when his fiancée’s sister is charged with drug trafficking. The strain of balancing both cases takes its toll and Will finds himself torn between following the law and seeking justice.
AUTHOR: ALEX HAMMOND
TITLE: BLOOD WITNESS
GENRE: Legal Thriller
It all starts when detective Brendan Healy is called in to investigate why a young woman called Rebecca Heilshorn was stabbed to death in her own home. All hell breaks loose when her brother bursts onto the crime scene. Rebecca turns out to have many secrets, and connections to a sordid network mixing politicians, wealth, and sex. Can Brendan solve the murder and how does it relate to his own tragic past?
AUTHOR: T.J. BREARTON
TITLE: A WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN A FARMHOUSE
GENRE: Mystery, Detective Thriller
Recommendation: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk > TJ Brearton
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