The Dane family’s roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn’t keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago.
When one of Lucy’s few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls,the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t protect. Everything changes when Lucy stumbles across Cheri’s necklace in an abandoned trailer and finds herself drawn into a search for answers. What Lucy discovers makes it impossible to ignore the suspicion cast on her own kin.
More alarming, she suspects Cheri’s death could be linked to her mother’s disappearance, and the connection between the two puts Lucy at risk of losing everything. In a place where the bonds of blood weigh heavy, Lucy must decide where her allegiances lie.
AUTHOR: LAURA McHUGH
TITLE: THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD
GENRE: Fiction, Suspense Thriller, Mystery
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Detective Charley Gallagher is used to solving cases about cheating spouses. So he is completely unprepared for when he is assigned the case of a murdered high school gym teacher who was found beaten to death and wrapped up in a volleyball net with one of his students who is found beaten but just about alive. As he investigates he soon finds plenty of people who disliked the coach. Encountering the likes of a compulsive overeater, a female gym teacher with an attitude, and an advice-giving dog,Charley’s life gets a little crazy.
AUTHOR : JACK PARKER
TITLE: WORSE CASE
After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high speed pursuit of a vice baron through the night streets of Glasgow that had not only almost finished him but had taken the life of a teenage mother and her child. Then there’d been the message from Audrey on the back of a ‘get well soon’ card announcing that she had left him and taken their young son, Mark, with her.Booze, anti-depressants and therapy have all failed to enable him to resume his old job.
So now Stone lives in a one-room flat in the worst part of town. He pays the rent by running errands for a private detective agency.His tasks include tracking down a teenage runaway and surveillance for a woman who thinks her husband is sleeping with her sister. He’s also paid by his former colleagues, doing the work that’s not quite clean enough for them to do themselves like putting the fear of God into Jason Campbell,a newly released sex offender whose been seen hanging around the local High School in his soft-top Mercedes.Stone is having a bad week.Audrey is getting difficult about contact arrangements for Mark.She’s moved into the plush home of a plastic surgeon: there’s talk of marriage- and adoption for Mark.He finds his runaway in a brothel and just gets roughed-up for his trouble.There’s the knife wielding kids who try to mug him on the stairs and the daubing on his front door: Burn in Hell Baby Killer.The only brightness on his horizon is his growing friendship with Liz,the sunny Irish nurse who lives on the next floor. But then petrol is poured through his letterbox and his flat ablaze. And now a stranger has turned up at the school and driven off with his son.
AUTHOR: C. DAVID INGRAM
TITLE: THE STONE GALLOWS
Aimée Leduc is happy her long-time business partner René has found a girlfriend.Really,she is.It’s not her fault if she can’t suppress her doubts about the relationship; René is moving way too fast, and Aimée’s instincts tell her Meizi,this supposed love of René’s life,isn’t trustworthy. And her misgivings may not be far off the mark: Meizi disappears during a Chinatown dinner to take a phone call and never comes back to the restaurant. Minutes later,the body of a young man,a science prodigy and volunteer at the nearby Musée,is found shrink-wrapped in an alleyway with Meizi’s photo in his wallet.Aimée does not like this scenario one bit,but she can’t figure out how the murder is connected to Meizi’s disappearance.The dead genius was sitting on a discovery that has France’s secret service keeping tabs on him. Now they’re keeping tabs on Aimée. A missing young woman, an illegal immigrant raid in progress,botched affairs of the heart,dirty policemen,the French secret service, cutting-edge science secrets and a murderer on the loose what has she gotten herself into? And can she get herself and her friends back out of it all alive?
AUTHOR: CARA BLACK
TITLE: MURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE
GENRE: Crime,Thriller & Mystery
Parish & Richards are given the case of a gifted boy murdered on the fourteenth green at the local golf course;Richards is also trying to find out if a 1966 diary that she bought at a car boot sale,and written by a captive 15 year-old girl called Loveday,is genuine.Stick and Xena are working to solve the case of a young woman’s thawing body found in a wood.Jerry Kowalski is back,and she becomes involved in the trial of an architect who is accused of murdering his wife.His barrister is going to get him acquitted, but Jerry has a feeling the
AUTHOR: TIM ELLIS
TITLE: IN THE TWINKLE OF AN EYE
GENRE: Suspense,Law Enforcement,Crime
Caught in an abusive marriage,Jenny Slater desperately hopes there is more to life than the lies she tells to hide the bruises.Her three children have no idea their father is a monster,and Jenny struggles with the decision to tell them of her torment,which she can no longer bear alone.Jenny’s pen pal in the States is the only person aware of the truth.When Helen pleads with her to visit,Jenny is undecided about leaving England when her family is at odds.However,when a letter from a mysterious source arrives,seeking Jenny’s help,she flies to the States.Her attempts to save another trapped soul only entangle her in another manipulative relationship.
AUTHOR: M.A. COMLEY
TITLE: EVIL IN DISGUISE
GENRE: Fiction, Family Life, Crime
The naked body of a teenage girl has been found on the grounds of Elmhurst,a private psychiatric hospital,and with the help of upright Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn,Rafferty must track down the killer.His task is complicated,however,because the victim’s face has been mutilated beyond recognition,and Elmhurst’s owner,suave social climber Dr. Melville-Briggs,claims he has no idea who the girl might be.Between Rafferty’s mother’s constant matchmaking ambitions,the media’s unrelenting attention,and a heated power struggle between snobby Melville-Briggs and working-class Llewellyn,Rafferty’s first case since his promotion is not going to be an easy one.His growing dislike of the arrogant doctor quickly turns into an obsessive desire to prove Dr. Melville-Briggs guilty of murder,despite his seemingly solid alibi.But when the identity of the girl is discovered at last,a host of new suspects emerges,and Rafferty and Llewellyn,in the full glare of the media,must hustle to dissect motives and to uncover the true murderer.
AUTHOR: GERALDINE EVANS
TITLE: DEAD BEFORE MORNING
GENRE: Fiction,Mystery & Detective
The brutal,inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley’s wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers.Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old boy.Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation? That story begins on the other side of London in rough North Kensington,where the three,mixed-race,virtually orphaned Campbell children are bounced first from their grandmother to their aunt.The oldest,fifteen-year-old Ness,is sheaded for trouble as fast as her high-heeled boots will take her.That leaves the middle child,Joel,to care for the youngest,Toby.No one wants to put it into words,but something clearly isn’t right with Toby.Before long,there are signs that Joel himself has problems.A local gang starts harassing him and threatening his brother.To protect his family,Joel ends up making a pact with the devil a move that leads straight to the front doorstep of Thomas Lynley.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE
TITLE: WHAT CAME BEFORE HE SHOT HER