The killer’s depravity is insatiable. What he does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. A demented ritual, it’s the work of Daniel Danielle,a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster.Danielle disappeared ten years ago.Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return? Either way,this time the killing won’t stop.
AUTHOR: JOHN LUTZ
GENRE: Fiction,Mystery & Thriller
Ingemar Lerberg had it all: successful businessman, politician, husband, father. Until he is found, brutally beaten and left for dead, in his mansion in a fashionable district of Stockholm. His wife, Nora, is missing. With no alternative, his children are taken into care. In one night, a family has been ripped apart.Journalist Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the case. As she delves into the horrifying details of this family’s fate, she grapples too with the change in her own. With her new boyfriend she must patch together a family from their respective children and stepchildren, and find a way for them all to live harmoniously.Family matters above all else, but all is never as it seems. Behind the scenes, darkness lies.
AUTHOR: LIZA MARKLUND
TITLE: WITHOUT A TRACE
On the shortest night of the year, thirteen people are due to film a prime time TV series but on the morning of Midsummer’s Eve, the brightest star in Swedish television is found shot dead in a mobile control room. Newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is drawn into the investigation where she soon learns that one of the suspects is her best friend. As events unfold her personal life starts to take a turn for the worse.Meanwhile, there’s a murderer on the loose and a terrifying drama about to take place in the public eye.
AUTHOR: LIZA MARKLUND
TITLE: PRIME TIME
GENRE: Thriller,Suspense & Mystery
Jacob Kanon is NYPD detective who is on a tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren’t what draw him,he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter’s killer.Kanon’s daughter, Kimmy, and her fiance were murdered while on holiday in Rome. Since then, young couples in Madrid, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Berlin, Athens and Paris have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard sent to the local newspaper prior to each attack. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm and they think they know where the next victims will be.
AUTHOR: JAMES PATTERSON & LIZA MARKLUND
TITLE: THE POSTCARD KILLERS
The one who got away is the only one he wants. It’s been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city.His victims were all young, pretty,their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress.But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. Kill Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he’s in Austin. And he will kill again.He’s always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he’s been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time,he’ll prove he holds her life in his hands right before he ends it forever.
AUTHOR: MARY BURTON
TITLE: THE SEVENTH VICTIM
GENRE: Thriller,Crime & Mystery
After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high speed pursuit of a vice baron through the night streets of Glasgow that had not only almost finished him but had taken the life of a teenage mother and her child. Then there’d been the message from Audrey on the back of a ‘get well soon’ card announcing that she had left him and taken their young son, Mark, with her.Booze, anti-depressants and therapy have all failed to enable him to resume his old job.
So now Stone lives in a one-room flat in the worst part of town. He pays the rent by running errands for a private detective agency.His tasks include tracking down a teenage runaway and surveillance for a woman who thinks her husband is sleeping with her sister. He’s also paid by his former colleagues, doing the work that’s not quite clean enough for them to do themselves like putting the fear of God into Jason Campbell,a newly released sex offender whose been seen hanging around the local High School in his soft-top Mercedes.Stone is having a bad week.Audrey is getting difficult about contact arrangements for Mark.She’s moved into the plush home of a plastic surgeon: there’s talk of marriage- and adoption for Mark.He finds his runaway in a brothel and just gets roughed-up for his trouble.There’s the knife wielding kids who try to mug him on the stairs and the daubing on his front door: Burn in Hell Baby Killer.The only brightness on his horizon is his growing friendship with Liz,the sunny Irish nurse who lives on the next floor. But then petrol is poured through his letterbox and his flat ablaze. And now a stranger has turned up at the school and driven off with his son.
AUTHOR: C. DAVID INGRAM
TITLE: THE STONE GALLOWS
Judge Richard Quinn is young, idealistic,and honest to a fault.That’s why he’s handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history.Locked in a race for the U.S. Senate, Ellen Crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband. In a single,brutal instant she became a widow,a victim, and a hero.Yet disturbing questions remain. What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life? What about the son frozen out of his will? Or his wife’s political enemies? And what about Ellen Crease herself? Soon it becomes clear that a deadly plot of murder, blackmail, passion,and double cross is unfolding around Judge Richard Quinn.And unless he breaks the rules, justice will not only be blind, it will be the final victim.
AUTHOR: PHILLIP MARGOLIN
TITLE: THE UNDERTAKER’S WIDOW
GENRE: Suspense & Thriller
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and its boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust.
When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. With a wallet full of identities and a tricked-out Tesla, Angel arrows south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, Angel encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist, who knows far more about Phoenix’s water secrets than she admits, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky.As bodies begin to pile up and bullets start flying, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined.With Phoenix teetering on the verge of collapse and time running out for Angel, Lucy, and Maria,their only hope for survival rests in one another’s hands.But when water is more valuable than gold alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
AUTHOR: PAOLO BACIGALUPI
TITLE: THE WATER KNIFE
GENRE: Fiction & Crime
When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn’t allow to destroy her. Years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter. When death follows, Frieda has no choice but to return home to confront her past. And the monsters no one else believed were real.Frieda can trust no one as she tries to piece together the shocking truth, before another innocent dies.
AUTHOR: NICCI FRENCH
TITLE: THURSDAY’S CHILDREN
GENRE: Crime,Mystery & Thriller
Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at Oxford station where the train terminates, to greet them. Only they never arrive. All the passengers alight but the two women are nowhere to be seen. The train is searched and the coachman swears he saw them board onto first class, but they seem to have vanished into thin air. The Railway Detective must unravel the mystifying web of their disappearance before Imogen and Rhoda vanish into oblivion for good.
AUTHOR: EDWARD MARSTON
TITLE: TIMETABLE OF DEATH