CAPITAL MURDER

The Neon Lawyer By Victor Methos

Brigham Theodore, new attorney decides it’s time to lower his standards with money and hope in short supply. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case a speeding ticket he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

Brigham’s new client is Amanda Pierce, a lost, exhausted woman who gunned down the man who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may prove sympathetic to her unbearable pain, but the law is no fan of vigilante justice and neither is Vince Dale, the slick and powerful prosecutor who’s never lost a murder case. There’s no question that Amanda pulled the trigger she did it in front of five witnesses. If she pleads guilty, she will avoid a death sentence, but saving her life this way comes with an admission that what she did was wrong. However, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham will have no choice but to fight for his career and Amanda’s life.

AUTHOR: VICTOR METHOS

TITLE: THE NEON LAWYER

GENRE: Crime, Legal Thriller

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WHEN THE DEAD AWAKEN

When The Dead Awaken By Steffen Jacobsen

Sabrina D’Avalos’s father was murdered by the mafia. Now a district attorney, she wants justice, or revenge. Whichever comes first. The Camorra, one of the oldest criminal organisations in Italy, runs Naples. More powerful, more violent and richer than the Sicilian mafia, its hold is unshakable. When Sabrina investigates a family found dead in a shipping container, she quickly uncovers links to the Camorra and her father. The mafia’s most terrifying assassins are on Sabrina’s trail. But Sabrina is desperate to find out the truth about her father, despite the deadly risks she is taking.

AUTHOR: STEFFEN JACOBSEN

TITLE: WHEN THE DEAD AWAKEN

GENRE: Mystery, Crime, Fiction,Thriler

Recommendation: www.goodreads.com/book/show/18323129-when-the-dead-awaken

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HIS WORST SECRETS

Trust No One By Paul Cleave

Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter a name that has been keeping readers at the edge of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of forty-nine, Jerry’s crime writing days are coming to an end.

His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As his dementia begins to break down the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, Jerry confesses his worst secret: The stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes. Those close to him, including the nurses at the care home where he now lives, insist that it is all in his head, that his memory is being toyed with and manipulated by his unfortunate disease. But if that were true, then why are so many bad things happening? Why are people dying?

AUTHOR: PAUL CLEAVE

TITLE: TRUST NO ONE

GENRE: Psychological Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com > Thriller > Mystery Thriller

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WHEN A GOOD MAN BECOMES A BAD COP

Three Years Dead By A. D. Davies

Following an attempt on his life, Detective Sergeant Martin Money wakes from a week-long coma with no memory of the previous three years. He quickly learns that corrupt practices got him demoted, violence caused his wife to divorce him, and his vices and anger drove his friends away one by one. On top of this, the West Yorkshire Police do not seem to care who tried to kill him, and he is offered a generous pay-out to retire.

But with a final lifeline offered by a former student of his, Martin takes up the case of a missing male prostitute, an investigation that skirts both their worlds, forcing him back into the run-down estates awash with narcotics, violence, and sex, temptations he must resist if he is to resume his life as the good man he remembers himself to be. To stay out of jail, to punish whoever tried to kill him, and to earn his redemption, Martin attempts to unravel the circumstances of his assault, and more importantly establish why everyone from his past, his former friends, and his new acquaintances, appear to be lying at every turn.

AUTHOR: A.D. DAVIES

TITLE: THREE YEARS DEAD

GENRE: Suspense Thriller, Crime

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/Three-Years-Dead-Gripping-Suspense-ebook/dp/B00PFYZPXI

THE MURDERER AND THE THIEVES GATE

Thieves Gate By Tony Clark

A rock musician is missing, and a bungled company fraud has not been fully investigated, although the crimes are linked. The CEO may have committed both crimes. He was sacked but not charged. He is constantly threatened by people who could lose their jobs.

After her success in the case known as Cosimo’s Room and others, DI Laura Baxter expects to be promoted. She takes over both new cases but feels weakened by the mistrust between colleagues, and frightened as never before of influential people who are hiding the truth. Her lover stops coming, worried by allegations of police corruption. Matt Hoyle was hired to investigate fraud and theft in the company. Laura is suspicious of Hoyle’s movements after the CEO’s mother is found dead. The village of Ransoms frightens her. Which gate leads to the truth? Who is trying to kill them? Laura and Matt piece together evidence of the musician’s disappearance in the village, where there is a link to possible drug trafficking by the company and the fraud.

The murdered woman’s husband is not demented as claimed, and the unlikely becomes the probable in Laura’s mind when a complex modern painting shows the gate used by thieves and the murderer.

AUTHOR: TONY CLARK

TITLE: THIEVES GATE

GENRE: Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Recommendation: https://books.google.com.gh/books?isbn=1780884761

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LETHAL TOUCH FOR MURDER

Lethal Touch By Tony Clark

When a racing yacht is found abandoned off the Cornwall coast, with only the skipper’s brutalized body on board, suspicion spreads through the town. Crewman Lobb and all the other crew members are unaccounted for, including a celebrity tennis star and Kate, the owner’s fiancée, who have seemingly disappeared.

Once ashore, the owner finds evidence that the yacht had been fitted with explosives, and that Crewman Lobb had left the stricken yacht while the others slept. Sightings of Lobb since the sinking lead police to wonder  could he be planning further killings? Links between the group surface, as it comes to light that Kate manages the hotel which is the venue of a major tennis and golf centre. Financial crimes committed in the luxury resort hotel mean that the Cornwall Police had already been searching for Kate, but when private investigator Hoyle and the police realize the seriousness of the murders, bombing threats, angry employees and threats from powerful people, it becomes clear that everyone is placed in increasing jeopardy. As the death tally builds and Kate makes a secretive return, the police are forced to face the growing list of suspects, and decide who had the lethal touch for murder.

AUTHOR: TONY CLARK

TITLE: LETHAL TOUCH

GENRE: Mystery, Crime, Suspense Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com > … > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Murder

KILL PLAN

Kill Plan By Eva Hudson

A young American trader is found fatally poisoned in his office in the City of London. Two days later, a Latvian immigrant is discovered floating face down in the River Thames, brutally murdered. When Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg, the FBI’s criminal investigator in London, starts to dig, she uncovers an unlikely link between these two cases via the murder of a congresswoman in Savannah, Georgia. In the course of her investigations, Ingrid puts her own safety at greater risk than she ever has before. The problem is, she doesn’t even know just how much danger she’s in. With little help from either her colleagues within the embassy, or the local police, Ingrid is running out of time to piece together the seemingly disconnected clues to track down the killer before he strikes again.

AUTHOR: EVA HUDSON

TITLE: KILL PLAN

GENRE: FBI Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk > Eva Hudson

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