IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Old school loyalties entangle Thomas Lynley in a case that promises to be both tragic and troubling. A boy has gone missing from Bredgar Chambers,an independent school in the heart of West Sussex, and John Corntel,the lad’s housemaster,has turned up at New Scotland Yard to ask for Lynley’s help. Because West Sussex is not within his jurisdiction,Lynley knows he should keep well clear of the case, but the boy within the man remembers his own schooldays at Eton and his former close ties with John Corntel.Thus,in Well-Schooled in Murder, Lynley finds himself deeply involved in the search for a child and,too soon,for that child’s murderer.

With the assistance of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, Lynley seeks the identity of an amoral killer. As the inspector and his sergeant question school prefects,the Headmaster,and both teachers and pupils closest to the dead boy,they begin to sense that something extraordinary and evil is going on at this privileged enclave of the elite’s children.And the key that will unlock the reality of Matthew Whateley’s death lies in uncovering the secrets and undermining the loyalties of a closed society.For Lynley,who is mourning the absence of Helen Clyde,for Sergeant Havers,who is trying desperately to escape the responsibilities of her claustrophobic family life,and for Simon St.James,whose marriage is disintegrating for reasons he cannot understand,the investigation into Matthew’s death will lead perilously close to their own emotional wounds.It will be these personal issues,as much as the cryptic clues that refuse to yield a definitive suspect,that may blind them all to the signs of another murder in the making-and to a terrible act of desperation that will break down the barriers of the past to expose a truth too long hidden in the name of love.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE 

TITLE: WELL – SCHOOLED IN MURDER 

THE WORSE AND JUST AS BAD

It’s been a difficult time for Inspector Walter Day.His wife has given birth to twins,his hostile in-laws have come to stay,and a leg injury has kept him at his desk. But when the Harvest Man begins killing,carving people’s faces off their skulls,the Yard knows they need Day in the field.Not so Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith.Rash actions have cost him his job, but that doesn’t stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper.When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack,his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard,so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back.Of course,the Ripper’s been playing a game with him,with Walter Day,as well.He is pushing both of them to their limits,and what happens when they get there.. no one can say.Jack the Ripper is back,sending the city and Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad into chaos.But now it is even worse.Not only is the Ripper still at large,but so is another killer just as bad.

AUTHOR: ALEX  GRECIAN 

TITLE: THE HARVEST MAN 

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UNTIL THE GAME CHANGED EVENT

With No One As Witness By Elizabeth George

The police never suspected a serial killer was at large until they found the fourth murdered boy,the first white victim his body draped over a tomb in a London graveyard.Suddenly a series of crimes and a potential public relations disaster have Scotland Yard on the defensive,scrambling to apprehend a maniac while avoiding accusations of racism.Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley,distracted by concerns for his pregnant wife,has been assigned to the investigation,along with his disgraced partner,Barbara Havers,who’s fighting for her professional future.Winston Nkata deservedly,if hastily, promoted to detective sergeant is the black face who will speak to the media.But none of them can imagine the tenacity and ingenuity of the killer they seek..and no one is prepared for the savage,shocking instant when everything will change forever.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE 

TITLE: WITH NO ONE AS WITNESS 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD – JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL

She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy
With the baby in the backseat

Fifty miles to go and she was running low
On faith and gasoline
It’d been a long hard year

She had a lot on her mind and she didn’t pay attention
She was going way too fast
Before she knew it she was spinning
On a thin black sheet of glass

She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn’t even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus, take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I’m on
Jesus,take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat
Sleeping like a rock

And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I’m sorry for the way
I’ve been living my life

I know I’ve got to change
So from now on tonight

Jesus, take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I’m on

Oh Jesus,take the wheel
Oh,I’m letting go

So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I’m on 
From this road I’m on
Jesus,take the wheel
Oh,take it,take it from me
oh,oh,oh wooh

SHE IS AN  INSPIRATION JUST LIKE HER SONG.

A PSYCHOPATH WHO CALLS THE SHOT

As an expert crime-scene cleaner,Tom Tanner charges big money to carve out bullets,mop up fluids, disinfect walls,and dispose of whatever’s left of whoever was unlucky enough to require his services.For a handsome young ex-con determined to stay out of trouble,it’s practically a dream job until he discovers a grisly pattern to his work: a string of gruesome murders at a cheap motel chain,always in Room 236.While prying into a serial killer’s nasty scheme,Tom finds himself with a sharp-witted strip-bar waitress plastered to his side and his conscience.Even more surprising,the killer starts prying into his life,luring Tom into a twisted friendship.As Tom struggles against his adversary’s wicked whims,risking the lives of the few people he holds dear,bodies pile up everywhere he turns.With a psychopath calling the shots,Tom has little choice but to clean house once and for all.

AUTHOR: L.A. ROTTEN 

TITLE: JEFF KLIMA 

IN 24 HOURS

Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay,California.This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP),a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight,cannot enter a normally-lit room,cannot sit at a computer.Chris’s natural element is the night,and his parents,both academics,chose to live in Moonlight Bay because in a small town Chris can make the nightscape his own roaming freely through the town on his bike,surfing in the moonlight, exploring while most people sleep.

But Chris’s brilliant mother,a scientist,was killed in a car accident 2 years ago,and as the book opens his father,Steven Snow,is dying of cancer;Chris’s protected life is about to change forever. We meet Chris as he is carefully preparing himself to go out in the late-afternoon sun to visit the hospital.In his last moments of life his father tells Chris he is “sorry” and that Chris should “fear nothing” cryptic words that Chris cannot really relate to.Steven Snow’s body is removed to the hospital basement for transport to the funeral home/crematorium,and when Chris goes downstairs for a final moment of farewell,he witnesses a frightening and clandestine encounter: the funeral director and another man Chris doesn’t recognize are substituting the body of a hitchhiker for Steven Snow’s body which is being taken not to the crematorium but to some secret destination.For Chris, this scene is the first intimation of a conspiracy that he will come to realize envelopes many of his townspeople.His parents knew of it and wanted to protect Chris from it.His best friend has had hints of something wrong because of the frightening nocturnal visitors that have come to his beach house.And the first person to try to explain to Chris what’s going on and warn him about the special danger he himself is in will be hideously murdered.In the 24 hours this booken compasses,Christopher Snow will find out that,sheltered though he’s been,he has the soul of a fighter and an adventurer.By the end of the book he will have killed a man,will have discovered the role his own mother played in the birth of the conspiracy,will have come to recognize the extraordinary guardians that,unknown to him,have watched over him for years.He will realize that some people hate him,others revere him,and neither his own life nor those of anyone he knows will ever be the same.

AUTHOR: DEAN KOONTZ

TITLE:  FEAR NOTHING

CHAOS

SOLDIER: Carl Dexter was a Vietnam tunnel rat recruited to ferret out the jungle lairs of the enemy.Today,he’s a small-time attorney in a sleepy New Jersey town.But Dexter’s life is anything but ordinary. VIGILANTE: The beast Dexter’s been hired to hunt is Zillic,a Serbian warlord cocooned in a South American compound with the best security blood money can buy. But one of the gangster’s victims is an innocent American aid worker and the grandson of a business tycoon who can afford the best revenge.AVENGER: And so the chase is on.Slowly Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer.But CIA agent Paul Devereaux must find a way to stop him before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos…..  

                         AUTHOR: FREDERICK FORSYTH 

TITLE:  AVENGER 

                                                                                                                                          

DEPEND ON

Dublin,1922,as civil war sets brother against brother and Free State and Republican death squads stalk the streets of Dublin,demobbed RIC-man Sean O’Keefe is hired by one of Monto s most powerful brothel owners to search for her missing son.Hired to find the boy amid the tumult and terror of a country at war with itself,O’Keefe soon discovers that the story is not as simple as it first seemed,and that sometimes the truth can depend on whose side you are on. 

AUTHOR: KEVIN MCCARTHY 

TITLE: IRREGULARS 

THE CHILLING TRUTH

A twelve-year-old girl is snatched from the street where she lives. And for two cops,Mack Steiner and Bank Arbaugh–partners,best friends,fathers themselves,the girl’s disappearance will hurtle them back through layers of friendship,memory,and loss.Because seven years before,Bank’s own daughter vanished without a trace. And now,as police descend on the small midwestern city,as witnesses are grilled and evidence mounts,one case begins to illuminate the other.And for two men,a harrowing journey has begun–one that will test their long,complicated friendship and uncover a chilling truth about two missing girls,two shattered families,and at least one heartbreaking lie.

AUTHOR: CRAIG HOLDEN 

TITLE: FOUR CORNERS OF NIGHT 

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