For sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic—until a student she’d never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he’s dead and she’s stuck with a cane and one question she can’t let go: Why her? All she wants is for life to get back to normal. Better than normal, actually, since life was messy before she was shot.
Then graduate student Nathaniel Barber offers to help her track down some answers. He’s got a crush and his own agenda—plans to make her his killer dissertation topic. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.
Genres: Thriller, Psychological fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime fiction
Pub.Date: 8 July 2014
Recommendation Link: http://www.loriraderday.com
Author: Lori Rader-Day
Title: The Black Hour
( The Prime Suspect )
How far can you push an obsession before paying the ultimate price?
Sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you. In Riley Harper’s case, it’s what she says she can’t remember. Nearly a decade ago, Riley was the suspect in a murder investigation that destroyed her life and drove her into a psychiatric facility. Locked away for years, she was always guilty in the eyes of an unforgiving public.
Now, after being released, all she wants is a fresh start, but the effort stalls when she becomes fixated on her new neighbor’s extravagant life. She can’t stop watching Samantha Light. And it’s curiously satisfying. For now, at least.
Because there’s one more thing Riley doesn’t know. And this time it may not just hurt her—it could kill her.
AUTHOR : ANDREW E. KAUFMAN
TITLE : WHAT SHE DOESN’T KNOW
Genres : Thriller, Crime fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Psychological thriller
Pub. Date: 3 April 2018
Recommendation Link: http://www.andrewekaufman.com
( The Insurance Investigator )
A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire’s CID with a problem. They have discovered a man’s body lying in shallow water, but torrential rain has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible.
And that’s not all. The absence of DS Ben Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. DS Diane Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit. The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can’t track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passer-by.
As the rain turns into a deluge, loyalties among the officers will be put under intolerable strain as they try to solve their toughest case yet. And that’s before it emerges that Ben Cooper is not at home, but has vanished into thin air…
AUTHOR: STEPHEN BOOTH
TITLE: ALREADY DEAD
Genres: Thriller, Crime fiction, Mystery
Recommendation Link : http://www.stephen-booth.com
( The 57 Year Old Mystery )
It’s a new year for Peak District detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, and that means new murders to solve in the icy depths of a bitter winter in Edendale, Derbyshire.
It isn’t the easiest way to commit suicide, but the dead woman seems to have simply curled up in the freezing snow and lain there until her heart stopped. There was no one to observe her death but the foxes and the hares. Yet she is riddled with bruises. Cooper and Fry are put on the case but they have as much questions about the abuse the woman might have suffered in life as they do the circumstances of her death.
The unidentified body of a dead man is found by the roadside. And an intriguing young woman arrives in Edendale desperate to solve a decades old puzzle that has haunted her family: a Royal Air Force bomber crashed into Edendale, in the same spot where the frozen corpse was found, killing everybody on board except for the pilot, who supposedly walked away from the wreck and was never seen again. With colds and flus and holiday plans thinning out the ranks of the Edendale police force, Cooper and Fry are scrambling to find an explanation for the two recent deaths while being pulled deeper into the mysteries of the past.
AUTHOR : STEPHEN BOOTH
TITLE: BLOOD ON THE TONGUE
Genres: Fiction,Mystery, Crime fiction, Thriller,Psychological suspense
Recommendation Link: www.stephen-booth.com
( Cold Case Mystery )
In the last day of summer,Grace Fairchild,the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway,vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace,leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie,and a slew of unanswered questions.
Years later,seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past,she throws herself into life at Knollwood,the prestigious New England school she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s “it” crowd.
Charlie has also been tapped by the A’s—the school’s elite secret society well-known for terrorizing the faculty,administration,and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s,Charlie must play The Game,a semester-long,diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships,her reputation,even her place at Knollwood.
As the dark events of past and present converge,Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family,her school,and her own life.
AUTHOR : ELIZABETH KLEHFOTH
TITLE : ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS
Genres : Crime fiction,Mystery,Police procedural,Fiction,Young Adult
Recommendation Links : http://www.ekizabethklehfoth.com
( Sex, Drugs And Crime )
Called inn to consult after a young woman disappears,Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well,Tracy’s suspicions confirmed. Estranged from her family,the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.
Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile,Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge,jobs not the only things at risk.
AUTHOR : ROBERT DUGONI
TITLE : A STEEP PRICE
Genres : Crime fiction,Mystery,Police procedural,Fiction,Mystery-crime
Recommendation Links : http://www.robertdugonibooks.com
( Can You Stop Evil )
A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes poised on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin is only feet away, trying to talk her down. She whispers, ‘You don’t understand’ – and jumps.
Later, Joe has a visitor, the woman’s teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge: not only would she never commit suicide, she is also afraid of heights.
Joe wants to believe her, but how could a woman be driven to such a desperate act? And who might drive her to it?
AUTHOR :MICHAEL ROBOTHAM
TITLE : SHATTER
Genre : Thriller,Psychological thriller,Fiction,Suspense,Mystery
Recommendation Links: http://www.michaelrobotham.com
( Game On )
DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenberg used to bloodbath. But nothing can prepare him for this. Heck’s most dangerous case to date is open again. Two years ago,countless victims were found dead-massacred at the hands of Britain’s most terrifying gang. When brutal murders start happening across the country,it’s clear the gang is at work again. Their victims killed in cold blood,in broad daylight,and by any means necessary. And Heck knows it won’t be long before they come for him.
AUTHOR: PAUL FINCH
TITLE : THE KILLING CLUB
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Rules Of Crime By L.J. Sellers
The Good Liar By Catherine McKenzie
( CONSEQUENCES )
One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she paralysed with terror. The child bathed in blood.
Inspector Sejer called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully,the baby unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken,and Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then just before midnight,somebody rings his doorbell.
The corridor is empty,but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window,the inspector watches a figure slips across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message Hell Begins Now.
AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
TITLE : THE CALLER
( 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
Recommendation Links: http://www.bernhardaichner.com