( Shocking And Powerful Account Of The Destructive Forces That Drove Diane Downs, A Beautiful Young Mother, To Shoot Her Three Young Children In Cold Blood )
When Diane Downs and her three children shot on a quite,county road,residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened.A busy haired stranger had flagged down their car,Diane told the police,as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children.Despite the fact she shot,too,the young mother managed to drive to the hospital in time to save all but one child.But something about her story was fishy,and detectives began to suspect Diane was lying.
Was it possible that she was the shooter? Absolutely not,her supporters insisted. Diane,they said, adored her children. When investigators suggested a motive,Diane was indignant. Not only would she never harm her own children, she certainly would never do it for the reason detectives suggested. Was the attractive blonde the wonderful mother she claimed to be? Or was she a woman so obsessed,she would kill her own young to do her goal?
AUTHOR: ANN RULE
TITLE : SMALL SACRIFICES
Genres: Mystery,True crime,Murder,True story,Non-fiction,Mystery-crime
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( The Scariest Client )
Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn’t recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.
Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence – it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.
A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this might be the easiest case of his career.
Then someone close to him murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, faint, and instinct in his arsenal this time to save his own life.
AUTHOR : MICHAEL CONNELLY
TITLE: THE LINCOLN LAWYER
Genre: Legal thriller, Mystery,Mystery-crime,Thriller
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( Betty Ketani’s Murder )
THIS IS A TRUE LIFE STORY
” If you are reading this then I am dead ”
This is the opening line of a letter hidden under a carpet for a decade. The chilling words followed by a confession to a murder committed nearly 13 years earlier. The chance discovery of the letter on 31 March 2012 reawakened a case long considered to have run cold, and a hunt begins for the men who kidnapped and killed Betty Ketani – and convinced they had gotten away with it.
The investigation spans five countries, with a world renowed DNA laboratory called in to help solve the forensic puzzle. The author of the confession letter might have feared death, but he is very much alive, as are others implicated in the crime.
Who would want Betty Ketani dead, and why?
AUTHOR: ALEX ELISEEV
TITLE: COLD CASE CONFESSION
Genre: Murder, Non fiction, Mystery, Crime, True story
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( The Mysterious Stalker )
After her stellar career at a major corporation goes up in flames, Samantha Newman is in desperate need of a new job, a place of her own, and a second chance at her rocky romance with cyber-expert Carter Chapman. Now there’s a dead man next door, and his wife is held up in the apartment where Samantha is staying.
To make matters worse, a mysterious stalker prowls the balcony. Could it be the real killer?
The murder investigation thwarts Samantha’s chance at a new career and drives another wedge between her and Carter. To get to the truth and redeem her reputation, she must dodge an aggressive police detective, an overbearing defense attorney, a nosy neighbor and more than one murder suspect.
As she struggles through one alarming possibility after another to find the killer, she’s forced to question her assumptions about her own life and the kind of future she longs to live.
AUTHOR: GAY YELLEN
TITLE : THE BODY NEXT DOOR
Genre : Mystery, Romantic suspense, Thriller
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( The Silent Calls )
If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust ?
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who killed.
Since then, she’s been forgetting everything. Where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.
What she can’t forget is the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she’s receiving and the feeling that someone’s watching her.
AUTHOR: B.A. PARIS
TITLE: THE BREAKDOWN
Genre: Psychological thriller, Mystery
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( The Murder Of Nathaniel Ryeburn )
Principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill – until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murder innocently disguised as an ordinary citizen .
As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own.
It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to ripped away … and for a killer’s identity be revealed.
AUTHOR: CATHERINE ASTOLFO
TITLE: THE BRIDGEMAN
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
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Summer, Montana 1985. When seven-year-old Ryan Novak suddenly disappears from his home in a small rural town, Detective Newton picks up the case. Convinced that the boy’s grandfather – school janitor and former woodsman Bill O’Donell knows what happened to the boy, Newton’s growing obsession with his only suspect begins to take its toll.
Winter, Montana, 2010. Twenty-five years later and, in the final days of Newton’s tarnished career, Bill O’Donnell is found murdered. Newton’s successor, a city-toughened young Texan detective named Ward, is the lead investigator. As Newton readies himself for retirement, Ward draws him back into the mystery he couldn’t solve.
Can they find the old man’s killer and finally uncover the truth about what really happened to Ryan? The silence is about to be shattered.
AUTHOR: W. H. CLARK
TITLE: AN END TO A SILENCE
Genre: Mystery, Crime
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After ten years in prison, the man convicted of murdering Detective Wade Jackson’s parents declares his innocence. After two years in coma, a woman suspected of attempted suicide awakens, claiming ex-husband tried to kill her.
Now, two of the most baffling cases facing the Violent Crimes Unit of Eugene, Oregon, will put Jackson and his protegee , Detective Lara Evans, through their most grueling investigations yet. Probing accusations of corruption, coercion and justice denied, Jackson uncovers long-buried secrets that hit even closer to home than his parents murders.
Meanwhile, Evans shadows a notorious fellow cop who abuses more than power. Jackson is on a quest to solve the case, save the innocent and punish the guilty. But when increasingly dark revelations in each case begin to intertwine, two detectives will meet in a volatile confrontation with a desperate killer terrified of losing everything.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: DYING FOT JUSTICE
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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When a private school teacher is found raped and murdered, David Graham is assigned to the investigation, his first major case since being shot by his former partner, Alexis Hamilton. When a second teacher is murdered, David realizes the cases are related and the school is being targeted.
With the help of his new partner, he sets out to find the killers and stop the murders. Giving the cases his full attention becomes difficult, however, when Alex escaps from the hospital where she’s been confined. She begins stalking David, threatening to harm everyone he cares about.
Can he protect his loved ones from Alex and find the killer targeting teachers at the same time?
AUTHOR: JANET MARTINEZ
TITLE: THE TWIN MURDERS
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When Dr William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, he knows that his work as a psychologist will not be easy. Faced with dangerous inmates and wholly unsupportive prison warden, Melon desperately hopes to achieve something positive. When an opportunity presents itself, in the form of the notorious Eddie Dooley, Melon takes it.
Over the coarse of numerous sessions, Melon tries to uncover the reasons for Eddie’s brutally violent behavior. However, in doing so, he uncovers a past so horrifying, that it is difficult to comprehend. By attempting to reveal Eddie’s secrets, Melon is a dangerous beast.
He is continuously poking lions, but does not seem prepared for what will happen when they wake up.
AUTHOR: KEITH QUINCY
TITLE: POKING LIONS
Genre: Crime thriller
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