D.I. Geraldine Steel expects the quiet town of Woolsmarsh to be dull.She quickly discovers she is wrong.The park is a place where children play,friends sit and gossip,people walk their dogs,or take a short cut to avoid the streets.But in the shadows a predator prowls,hunting for victims.A woman sees the killer and comes forward as a witness someone whom the killer must stop at all costs.For D.I. Geraldine Steel,it is a race against time to find the killer before he strikes again,as public pressure mounts with the growing death toll.
AUTHOR: LEIGH RUSSELL
TITLE: CUT SHORT
Dead in her penthouse apartment.Designer scarf around her neck.Dismembered finger in a place it should never be.What the police haven’t found is her diamond and ruby bracelet,switched with a cheap imitation.A bracelet that mysteriously ended up around the neck of a little girl’s pet cat.Now the feline is missing,the killer has struck again and former NYPD detective Frank Quinn has to track down both the cat and the culprit before the next body drops.Quinn’s played his share of cat-and-mouse games before.But this time,when fingers are pointed,the claws come out…
AUTHOR: JOHN LUTZ
Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small,very dark,very cold enclosed space.She is bound,hands to feet.Is she buried alive? In some kind of cell? Who wants Tempe dead,or at least out of the way,and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct…Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had accompanied the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue.Suddenly,Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy and the case.Someone made an incriminating phone call.Within hours,the one man with information about the call was dead.Back in Montreal,the corpse of a second elderly woman was found in the woods,and then a third.
AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS
TITLE: 206 BONES
Every year the best colleges reject thousands of the brightest young minds in the country. But what might happen if a large number of them refused to take no for an answer?
One morning,Shepherdson College receives 437 envelopes from twenty-eight states.Each contains the same two-word message:Still coming.That’s just the beginning.The college president’s house burns down; the water in the country club swimming pool turns red; the ghost of a local war hero appears.Another message is received: We’re Here.Nerves fray,and if the “comers” aren’t trouble enough,a Peeping Tom turns into a home invader,and shows signs of becoming a full-blown sexual predator.The town fragments and people take up arms after one last message is received…
Won’t Be Long Now.
AUTHOR: JOSEPH FLYNN
TITLE: STILL COMING
( The Serial Sniper )
It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiled husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away.
A high school music teacher shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims seem to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to show where the killer will strike next.
First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.
TITLE: FLESH AND BLOOD
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime,Thriller, Mystery
( Someone Wants Her Head )
Chief medical officer for the commonwealth of Virginia,Dr.Kay Scarpetta,the narrator,dwells on her efforts to identify”Mr. Nobody”,the strangler of young women.The doctor devotes days and nights to gathering computer data and forensic clues to the killer,although she’s hampered by men officials anxious to prove themselves superior to a woman.Predictable,Scarpetta’s toil pays off,but not before the strangler attacks her;a reformed male chauvinist,conveniently nearby,saved her.
Under cover of night in Richmond,Virginia,a human monster strikes,leaving a gruesome trail of strangling that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst:a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye,she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other,because it’s being sabotaged from within – and someone wants her dead.
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Serial
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