( 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
( 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 Serial Killer And The Architect )
The architect who led construction of the great Chicago world’s fair of 1893,and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairground,the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat,dissection table and cremation.
A story of two men whose fates linked. The architect was Daniel H.Burnham,the driving force behind the white city,the massive visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderworld of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H.Holmes,a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair and his own devilish charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.
While Burnham overcame politics,infighting,personality clashes and Chicago’s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth,Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it The World’s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a Torture Palace,a Gas Chamber,a Crematorium.
AUTHOR: ERIK LARSON
TITLE : THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Genres: Historical,Mystery-crime,Non-fiction,True crime
( 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
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( The Dog With The Clue )
It sounds like some work and mostly play when United Life and Casualty sends its investigator Dan Mahoney to Florida. Five greyhounds all heavily insured were lost in a fire at the Daytona dog track. So simple. Five dogs dead by smoke inhalation, bagged, tagged, and cremated. Papers all in order. Ashes in specialty urns on the desk of Dixie Halifax,track and casino co-owner.
In jail, a young employee charged with arson to cover a murder he’s blamed for committing. Then the body of kennel owner Jackson Sanchez is found face down in a pool of blood, a knife stuck in his back. But Sanchez didn’t die from a knife wound. Someone has carved thief on his forehead. The blood pooled underneath his body isn’t his. Should Dan be looking for a second corpse? And the one man who can answer questions,the track vet,dies in a motorcycle accident.
Working this case is not as complicated for Dan as having his mother Maggie move into the FBI’s favorite mob slob haven in nearby Palm Coast, while his fiancée Elaine Linden, on sabbatical, works on a PI license. perfect,the FBI can set Maggie up to spy on her boyfriend who might laundering cash in some geriatric mafia scheme in this follow-up to Flash Flood and Rollover.
AUTHOR: SUSAN SLATER
TITLE: HAIR OF THE DOG
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( Be Afraid )
How far would you go to avenge the one you love?
Blum seems to have it all: the perfect husband, police detective Mark, two beautiful little daughters, a thriving undertaker business in the basement of her parents’ villa in Innsbruck. Blum has a secret buried deep in her past. Eight years earlier, she drowned her adoptive parents while sailing in Turkey.
But then Mark,the man she loves, dies. His death looks like a hit-and-run. It’s a hit-and-run. Mark been killed by the men he was investigating. And then, suddenly, Blum rediscovers what she’s capable of …
AUTHOR: BERNHARD AICHNER
TITLE: WOMAN OF THE DEAD
Recommendation Links: http://www.bernhardaichner.com
( What Does She Want Most )
Have you ever had the feeling that someone’s watching you, or gone into a room and thought a photograph been moved? Kathy is open and trusting, indeed she has no reason not to be. Newly married with a baby son,she promoted to place of editor at the architecture magazine she works at when her maternity leave ends. So why does her beautiful but withdrawn Finnish colleague Heja unnerve her, and more to the point to Kathy, why does she let her? Heja left Helsinki and a high-flying television career to move to London.
She is the opposite of Kathy: blonde, stunning, yet secretive. Gradually she manipulates Kathy’s weak points and meddles at work in the shadows to slip her up. When her intrusions escalate into following Kathy’s child minder and stealing Kathy’s home keys to have a spare made it’s clear that Heja won’t stop until she gets what she wants.
AUTHOR: JANE LYTHELL
TITLE: THE LIE OF YOU
Genres: Psychological Fiction,Thriller,Suspense,Fiction
Actress turned private investigator Jasmine Sharp has become accustomed to clients looking for log-lost relatives,so when a woman hires her to find her younger sister Tessa Garrion,Jasmine presumes the case will be relatively straight forward.The assignment takes her back into the world of professional theater where she warred off more than once for probing too deeply into the past.
Jasmine soon uncovers Tessa’s involvement in a drug-riddled highlands estates retreat replete with occult rituals,which implicates more than a few people in the upper levels of Scotland’s arts scene.Tessa’s disappearance in the summer of 1981 begins to look increasingly like murder,but the guilty will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.
AUTHOR: CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE
TITLE : WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES
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( Without A Trace )
A body, wrapped in plastic, is found in a ditch along a secluded country road. Detective Jade Monroe, and her partner, Jack Steele, arrive at the scene in minutes. Suspicious looking evidence gives the impression that this young woman has been held captive.
As days pass, more local women vanish without a trace. Jade and her team of detectives fear the worst. With precious time slipping away, Jade needs to pull out all stops to find this perpetrator, even if that means putting herself directly in danger.
AUTHOR: C. M. SUTTER
Genre: Mystery, Crime thriller, Fiction
Recommendation Links: http://www.google.books.com
( My Own Son Is A Killer )
A couple in Jamaica. A local cop. A homeless man. All brutally murdered. As the bodies pile up, the people of Houston grow uneasy.
HPD Detective David Porter has endured the most painful eighteen months of his life. First the unexpected kidnappings of his wife and daughter, and now Porter is tracking a unique killer. Quite possibly the most cerebral of his career. Someone who knows his every move. A killer who shares Porter’s very own DNA – his son, Caleb.
Now Caleb has Porter and his friends squarely in his cross – hairs, and he won’t stop until everyone Porter loves is dead. Can Porter shelve his wrangled emotions and bring Caleb to Justice before more people die?
AUTHOR: TERRY KEYS
TITLE: GAMES OF GUILT
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Detective thriller
Recommendation Links: http://www.terrykeysbooks.com