( The 57 Year Old Mystery )
It’s a new year for Peak District detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, and that means new murders to solve in the icy depths of a bitter winter in Edendale, Derbyshire.
It isn’t the easiest way to commit suicide, but the dead woman seems to have simply curled up in the freezing snow and lain there until her heart stopped. There was no one to observe her death but the foxes and the hares. Yet she is riddled with bruises. Cooper and Fry are put on the case but they have as much questions about the abuse the woman might have suffered in life as they do the circumstances of her death.
The unidentified body of a dead man is found by the roadside. And an intriguing young woman arrives in Edendale desperate to solve a decades old puzzle that has haunted her family: a Royal Air Force bomber crashed into Edendale, in the same spot where the frozen corpse was found, killing everybody on board except for the pilot, who supposedly walked away from the wreck and was never seen again. With colds and flus and holiday plans thinning out the ranks of the Edendale police force, Cooper and Fry are scrambling to find an explanation for the two recent deaths while being pulled deeper into the mysteries of the past.
AUTHOR : STEPHEN BOOTH
TITLE: BLOOD ON THE TONGUE
Genres: Fiction,Mystery, Crime fiction, Thriller,Psychological suspense
Recommendation Link: www.stephen-booth.com
( Cold Case Mystery )
In the last day of summer,Grace Fairchild,the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway,vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace,leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie,and a slew of unanswered questions.
Years later,seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past,she throws herself into life at Knollwood,the prestigious New England school she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s “it” crowd.
Charlie has also been tapped by the A’s—the school’s elite secret society well-known for terrorizing the faculty,administration,and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s,Charlie must play The Game,a semester-long,diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships,her reputation,even her place at Knollwood.
As the dark events of past and present converge,Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family,her school,and her own life.
AUTHOR : ELIZABETH KLEHFOTH
TITLE : ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS
Genres : Crime fiction,Mystery,Police procedural,Fiction,Young Adult
Recommendation Links : http://www.ekizabethklehfoth.com
( 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
( A Past Murder Uncovered )
Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigation hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken and probably killed by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior police officer suggested that his sons might still be alive until that officer murdered.
Still there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best has had a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting somebody dead, she is just beginning to gain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks.
He is, but not the ancient one he expects, it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threats from someone who must think his investigations into his family’s disappearance is finally getting somewhere.
AUTHOR: JO BANNISTER
TITLE : PERFECT SINS
Recommendation Links: http://www.jobannister.com
( Tragic Events )
A married couple, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, are out for a sunday walk then they discover the body of a boy and see a figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, not before Reinhardt, to Kristine’s horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with his cell phone.
Inspector Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inquiries in the little town of Solberglia. But then another boy disappears, and an explanation seems more remote than ever.
Meanwhile, the Ris’s marriage starts to unravel as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in them.
AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
TITLE: THE WATER’S EDGE
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime
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There is a grisly murder in your neighborhood. You stand outside with your neighbors to watch, or maybe you peek outside your curtains. Hours pass, then days, maybe years.
Then one day there is a knock at your door and the police take you in for questioning. Do you remember what happened? Do you have an alibi? Can you take countless hours of interrogation without breaking? This can happen to you. And it happens to more people than you think.
AUTHOR: REUVEN FENTON
TITLE: STOLEN YEARS
GENRE: True story, Crime, Survival
Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane has led up grisly crime scenes before, but this one is different it’s identical to the remains left thirty years prior by a man who had whipped the city into chaos.
But Jack Redding, or as the media called him, The Quilter, had been put to death in the nineties. These murders are the doing of a copycat someone with inside knowledge of the original crimes.
As the bodies pile up, the motivation for the killings and the connection shared by the victims become clear. Kane must race around the clock to find the person or persons responsible for recreating the work of the most heinous murderer Tampa has ever seen. Little does Kane know his path will lead him to one of the most horrifying scenes he’s ever witnessed. In his line of work, and after recent events, that’s saying something.
AUTHOR: E.H. REINHARD
GENRE: Mystery, Suspense, Police Procedurals