CHARGED WITH MURDER

Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife’s brutal murder. But he’s not going down without spending a bundle of cash on his defense. So his hotshot attorney hires P.I. Elvis Cole to find proof that Detective Angela Rossi tampered with the evidence. Rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago. But Cole needs to know if she’s desperate enough to falsify the case against Martin in order to secure her own position. As Cole and his partner Joe Pike work their way through a tangle of witnesses and an even greater tangle of media, they begin to suspect that it’s not the police who are behind the setup.

AUTHOR: ROBERT CRAIS

TITLE: SUNSET EXPRESS

GENRE: Crime, Suspense, Thriller

THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET

Joe Gunther and his team the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) are usually called in on major cases by local Vermont enforcement whenever they need expertise and back-up. But after the state is devastated by Hurricane Irene, the police from one end of the state are taxed to their limits, leaving Joe Gunther involved in an odd, seemingly unrelated series of cases.

In the wake of the hurricane, a seventeen year old gravesite is exposed, revealing a coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains.At the same time, an old, retired state politician turns up dead at his high-end nursing home, in circumstances that leave investigators unsure that he wasn’t murdered. And a patient who calls herself The Governor has walked away from a state mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. It turns out that she was indeed once “Governor for a Day,” over forty years ago, but that she might have also been falsely committed and drugged to keep her from revealing something that she saw all those years ago. Amidst the turmoil and the disaster relief, it’s up to Joe Gunther and his team to learn what really happened with the two corpses one missing and what secret “The Governor” might have still locked in her brain that links them all.

AUTHOR: ARCHER MAYOR

TITLE: THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET

GENRE: Mystery

NO FAULT MURDER

Death is a daily, sometimes hourly, occurrence at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Now, in his pressure cooker career, Dr. Earl Garnet has broken the cardinal rule of modern medicine: he publicly blames a powerful HMO for practicing “no-fault murder” in the death of an eighteen-month-old baby. The HMO swiftly strikes back, igniting a debilitating boycott of the hospital. But after several accidents nearly cost patients their lives, the true bloodletting begins. A doctor is found sprawled out in the parking lot, his throat cut ear to ear. Blamed for instigating the chaos, Earl Garnet knows that he faces more than a deadly power play. The doctor may have uncovered a conspiracy reaching from the halls of one of the nation’s most influential HMOs to a small, experimental clinic in Mexico, where yet another of his patients went for treatment and disappeared. To find answers, Garnet must wade deep into the murky, surreal workings of today’s healthcare industry.

AUTHOR: PETER CLEMENT

TITLE: THE PROCEDURE

GENRE: Medical Thriller, Crime, Suspense, Mystery

MY OPINION: A Must Read

EVEN IN DEATH

Professional “cleaner” Jonathan Quinn has a new client and an odd job: find and remove the remains of a body hidden twenty years ago inside the walls of a London building, before the building is demolished. But Quinn and his team are being watched. Suddenly caught in the crossfire between two dangerous rivals, Quinn must unravel the identity of the body and why it still poses so great a threat even in death. Because a plot stretching from the former Soviet Union to Hong Kong, from Paris to London, from Los Angeles to Maine, is rapidly falling apart. And Quinn hasn’t been hired just to tie up loose ends he is one.

AUTHOR: BRETT BATTLES

TITLE: THE SILENCED

GENRE: Action, Crime, Suspense

A STEEL CAGE FOR HOSTAGES

 Elmore Ackerman idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage. A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, buried about his property. He keeps their fingernails and toenails to roll between his teeth, to savor their strength, to feel the nails weaken and give in, just as his victims do. Elmore has a plan for Sarah, and she walks right into his trap. Sarah Roberts is his hostage and no one knows where they are.Sarah is in a fight not just for her freedom, but also her life.

AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL

TITLE: THE HOSTAGE

GENRE: Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal, Fiction

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MY OPINION: A Must Read

MURDER IS THE ONLY WAY OUT

Drake Bellamy doesn’t want to break the law. His mother is dying of cancer and his father has sent him out to purchase medical weed from an unknown dealer. Things go bad fast. During the deal on the fourteenth floor of an apartment building, the dealer disappears, and Drake is stuck in the apartment with a dead woman. The police are at the door. He has nowhere to go. On the run from the police and the maniacal killers intent on framing Drake for murder, he must uncover the truth before it is too late. He discovers there is a reason behind the madness that has become his life. That information takes him back twelve years to when he was hospitalized with a concussion and his fiancee went missing. The only way out now is to clean up someone else’s mess. The only way out is murder. Drake Bellamy didn’t want to break the law, but now he is out for blood.”

AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL

TITLE: THE THREAT

GENRE: Suspense, Mystery & Thriller