One wet November morning, a field on Meagher’s Farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women.In this part of Ireland,unmarked graves are common.But these bones date to 1915,long before the Troubles.What’s more,these bones bear the marks of a meticulous executioner.These women were almost certainly skinned alive.Detective Katie Maguire,of the Cork Garda,is used to dead bodies.But this is wholesale butchery.Her team think these long-dead women are a waste of police time.Katie is determined to give them justice.And then a young American tourist goes missing,and her bones,carefully stripped of flesh,are discovered on the same farm.With the crimes of the past echoing in the present,Katie must solve a decades-old ritualistic murder before this terrifying killer strikes again.
AUTHOR: GRAHAM MASTERTON
TITLE: WHITE BONES
The mutilated body of a senior banker is found on a remote Kent beach.Could the man’s death be linked to the scandal engulfing his employer,a global investment bank created by the CIA to help it track terrorism financing? Kate Pendragon,a financial analyst seconded to MI5,discovers that the bank is close to collapse,something that threatens to bring down the CIA.Elsewhere,intelligence is gathered on an Islamic terrorist cell intent on triggering a nuclear catastrophe to rig the world’s financial markets rigged,it would appear,by the Americans.But will rogue agents in the CIA really allow the disaster to happen in order save their bank? Pendragon believes the intelligence community on both sides of the Atlantic could be falling for a sophisticated hoax.Only,no one is listening to her. And the clock is ticking…
AUTHOR: JAMIE DOWARD
Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves,another murder,a fortune-teller,a couple more murders,and more corruption than your average graveyard.
AUTHOR: RAYMOND CHANDLER
TITLE: FAREWELL, MY LOVELY
Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity was nearly shattered by two murder investigations.Now he faces something worse…Two killers.One hideously scarred.The other strikingly handsome,a master manipulator fascinated with all aspects of death.The dark mirror of Davenport’s soul…This is the case that will bring Davenport back to life.Or push him over the edge.
AUTHOR: JOHN SANDFORD
TITLE: EYES OF PREY
The whole world has become a prison,and Alfred Furnace is its master.Monsters rule the streets, beasts of pure fury that leave nothing but murder and madness in their wake.Those who do not die are turned, becoming slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty.It is a war to end all wars,one that will leave the planet in ruins. I am a monster too.I am one of Alfred Furnace’s children.And I am the only one who can stop him.I have to find a way to use my powers to destroy Furnace, but in doing so I risk becoming the very force that kills us all.I don’t know if I am the executed or the executioner.I don’t know who will die: me,Furnace or the entire human race.All I know is that one way or another,it all ends today.
AUTHOR: ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH
On the bustling docks along the River Thames,Great Britain’s merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here,in dank and sinister alleys,sex merchants ply their lucrative trade.The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips,who seems far beyond the reach of the law.But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut,Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination.Monk’s wife,Hester,draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause a canny ratcatcher,a retired brothel keeper,a fearless street urchin,and a rebellious society lady.To one as criminally minded as Phillips,these folks are mere mosquitoes,to be sure But as he will soon discover,some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.
AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY
TITLE: EXECUTION DOCK
For SWAT sniper Jake Denton,the bullet casings he saves as grim reminders of his “kills” are beginning to add up.His wife,his department-ordered psychiatrist,and even Jake himself are all beginning to question just how these sanctioned kills are affecting his mental health.Nobody wants him to end up like Lee Staley,his mentor and ex-partner now out on permanent psych leave, drinking himself to death,and the prime suspect in a series of shootings that have paralyzed Northern California.Jake doesn’t believe that Staley’s guilty,but since their job has taught them to kill,how easy would it be for his friend to cross over to the other side? How easy would it be for him?
On every police force in the country,there’s a SWAT sniper going about his daily life,acting like an average cop,until the moment when the call comes in.Then they become a hostage’s last hope and a criminal’s worst nightmare.To some,they are silent heroes to others,silent killers.
AUTHOR: GRANT JERKINS AND JAN THOMAS
TITLE: DONE IN ONE