( 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
( The Controversial Case )
A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window,the woman is dead before she hits the ground.
Though murdered in England,it turns out that the woman,Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who’s been on the Missing Persons list for almost two decades,so Louise Rick called on to the case. Then,in an unexpected twist,the police discover that Sofie been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik,Louise Rick’s police colleague and lover.
Impulsive as ever,Eik rushes to England,and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie’s murder. Completely blindsided by Eik’s connection to the case,Louise is thoroughly unsettled and sick with worry,yet she must set aside her own emotional turmoil if she hopes to find the killer in what will become her most controversial case yet…
AUTHOR : SARA BLAEDEL
TITLE : THE LOST WOMAN
Genres : Mystery-crime,Fiction,Suspense,Police procedural, Thriller,Crime
Recommendation Links : http://www.sarablaedel.com
TO KILL AND KILL AGAIN BY JOHN COSTON
POISONED CHERRIES BY QUINTIN JARDINE
THE WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION BY JACK HIGGINS
DEATH NOTE; ANOTHER NOTE BY NISIO ISIN
( 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
( Secrets And Lies )
When Maggie Taylor accepts the new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for the family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appears to be so convinced.
But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone, or why. And then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him.
When a woman who looks just like Maggie is brutally murdered and DCI Tom Douglas brought in to investigate, Maggie realises how little she knows about Duncan’s past. Is he the man she loves? Who is he running from?
She doesn’t have long to decide whether to trust him or betray him. Because one thing been made clear to Maggie, another woman will die soon, and it might be her.
AUTHOR: RACHEL ABBOTT
TITLE: KILL ME AGAIN
Recommendation Links: http://www.rachel-abbott.com
( The Photo That Changed Their Lives Forever )
When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs,there is picture that doesn’t belong – a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband,Jack.And though Jack denies her suspicions,he disappears that night taking the photo with him.
In the days that follow,plagued by doubts about her marriage and herself,Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph,including one fierce, SILENT KILLER who will stop at nothing.
When the police won’t help her,and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agenda of their own,she must face the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home….
AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN
TITLE : JUST ONE LOOK
Genres: Mystery-crime,Thriller,Fiction,Mystery,Suspense,Mystery thriller
THE CONFESSION BY JOHN GRISHAM
THE LAST CLINIC BY GARY GUSICK
( Getting Away With Murder )
Big and brash, Jeff Zack didn’t hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight; executed in the parking lot of a BJ’s wholesale club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.
Jeff Zack’s murder stunned the community and the investigators but then, so did his life. A long list of people might have reasons to want Zack dead, including the loyal wife he had humiliated and wealthy night club owner whose wife – a blond, a devoted mother and respected church member, hard-bodied former beauty queen he openly dated.
Did her beauty mask a heart cold enough to kill? But the truth would get even stranger.
AUTHOR: M.WILLIAM PHELPS
TITLE : IF LOOKS COULD KILL
Genres: Mystery crime, Non fiction, True crime
( One Crucial Night )
My name is David James Forrester. I’m a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.
In Melbourne’s inner west,David sits in his car,dictaphone in hand. He’s sick to his stomach but determined to record his version of events. His wife Elle hovers over her own lifeless body as it lies in the laundry of the house they shared. David thinks back on their relationship;intimate,passionate,intense and what led to this terrible night.
From her eerie vantage point, Elle traces the sweep of their shared past too. Before David,she’d enjoyed a contented life as a successful filmmaker,a much-loved aunt and friend. But in the course of two years,she captivated and then undone by him. Not once in those turbulent times did she imagine that her alluring,complex husband was capable of this.
AUTHOR: ANNA GEORGE
TITLE: WHAT CAME BEFORE
Recommendation Links: http://www.annageorge.com
( 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
( A Dark Past )
A homicide detective Elise Sandburg traumatized after her run-in with a madman the press has dubbed”The Organ Thief”. As Elise takes refuge in her deceased aunt Anastasia’s abandoned plantation to investigate and recover from her ordeal,she begins to question everything from her dangerous line oh her work to her complex relationship with her handsome,tortured partner,David Gould.
But with a madman on the loose,and her mother’s claims to still hear from Aunt Anastasia,she may have more immediate problems on her hands. In Elise’s world,where cold hard crime mixes with the local Gullah culture,nothing is ever what it seems and no one is above suspicion.
AUTHOR: ANNE FRAISIER
TITLE : STAY DEAD
Recommendation Links: http://www.annefraisier.com
( A Ruthless Gangster )
How much further would you go to betray the people you claim to love? Nine out of ten murders committed by someone the victim knows. So when Steph Ryder has her head bashed in within earshot of her family and friends, D.S. Allie Shenton begins her investigation close to home. Soon the lies, backtracking multiply as the suspects tries to cover up their actions on that fateful night.
Before long, Allie homes in on Steph’s ambitious and powerful husband, Terry Convinced he’s hiding something, she interviews him again and again? Only to find that she is falling, despite herself, for his smooth charms. As the trail grows hotter, along with Allie’s feelings,the web of deceit pulls tighter and more bodies begin to pile up.Allie must race against time to uncover the shocking truth before she becomes the next victim.
AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT
TITLE: TAUNTING THE DEAD
Recommendation Links: http://www.melsherratt.co.uk