The Southern Strangler is speeding up his gruesome game. He’s becoming careless, but not careless enough: three bodies and still the only clue is his calling card. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene-the prior victim’s severed hand. Each one has been a beautiful young girl killed in one city, dumped in another, the latest in Nashville. What did they have in common, what could link them to a savage serial killer? As the Strangler’s murderous rampage through America’s South East gathers pace, local homicide chief Taylor Jackson and FBI profiler Dr John Baldwin, are at a loss. And a media leak is making matters worse. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly knows she’s onto a scoop that just might be her ticket out of Nashville. But she’s not going to tell. She’s going to keep quiet until the time’s right, guard her secret well. Though Whitney should know already that secrets come at a price, this time she has no idea what it will cost her, or how close to this story she really is.As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth-the purest evil is born of private lies.
AUTHOR: J.T ELLISON
TITLE: ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS
GENRE: Thriller,Mystery & Suspense
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Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand. The rest when she’s gone.” Now everything Tim thinks he knows even about himself will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate. But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be the good guy.
AUTHOR: DEAN KOONTZ
TITLE: THE GOOD GUY
GENRE: Suspense & Thriller
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A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power,Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions, Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For years, Clara devotes herself to the labor fight, speaking up for those who suffer in silence. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike,organize, and unionize,culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000.
AUTHOR: MELANIE CROWDER
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NO MATTER HOW EDUCATED,TALENTED,RICH OR COOL YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE,HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE ULTIMATELY TELLS ALL. INTEGRITY IS EVERYTHING.
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MY FAITH RESTS NOT UPON WHAT I AM,OR SHALL BE,OR FEEL,OR KNOW BUT IN WHO CHRIST IS, IN WHAT HE HAS DONE, AND IN WHAT HE IS NOW DOING FOR ME.
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IF THEY DON’T KNOW YOU PERSONALLY, DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL
AS YOU BREATHE RIGHT NOW, ANOTHER PERSON TAKES THEIR LAST.SO STOP COMPLAINING, AND LEARN TO LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
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Vivacious Debbie Flores was a college educated Washington Redskins cheerleader when she headed for “Sin City.” It was a smart move for the aspiring showgirl who’d soon be making her star-making solo debut at the legendary Luxor. But after the morning rehearsals of December 12, 2010, no one saw Debbie alive again.
A cryptic text message she left for her mother led authorities to Debbie’s charismatic boyfriend,Jason “Blu” Griffith. A fellow Vegas dancer,Blu was hiding a terrible secret.It involved a rental van,bags of cement, two plastic tubs,and a handsaw.When the details of the crime unfolded,everyone asked: how could a girl with such passion and promise come to an end so violent and unexpected? In time, the truth would reveal a life more tumultuous than believed and what exactly transpired on Debbie’s tragic final day would stun the nation.
TITLE: DANCING ON HER GRAVE
AUTHOR: DIANA MONTANE AND CAROLINA SARASSA
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When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, a world steeped in privilege and tradition.Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches,Charlie longs to leave his complicated southern childhood behind and find his place in the rarefied world of Abbottsford.
Before long he is drawn to May Bankhead,the daughter of the legendary school chaplain;but when he discovers he cannot be with her,he forces himself to break her heart, and she leaves Abbott he believes forever.He hunkers down in his house in the foothills of Massachusetts,thinking his sacrifice has contained the damage and controlled their fates.
But nearly a decade later,his peace is shattered when his golden-boy half brother, Nick,comes to Abbott to teach and May returns as a teacher as well.Students and teachers alike are drawn by Nick’s magnetism,and even May falls under his spell.When Charlie pushes his brother and his first love together,with what he believes are the best of intentions,a love triangle ensues that is haunted by desire,regret,and a long-buried mystery.
TITLE: THE HALF BROTHER
AUTHOR: HOLLY LECRAW
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Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder After 24 years in prison,convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty,and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.Together,Botch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger.Opposing them is Jessup,now out on bail,a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media,and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.With the odds and the evidence against them,Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.
TITLE: THE REVERSAL
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONELLY
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LEGENDARY THRILLER WRITER DAVID MORRELL TRANSPORTS READERS TO THE FOGBOUND STREETS OF LONDON, WHERE A KILLER PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE QUEEN VICTORIA.
The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.
This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.
TITLE: INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD
AUTHOR: DAVID MORRELL
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The first bomb cracked dive an egg; the second gutted the lobby of the Marriott; and the third peeled the front off the Grand Hyatt.Three massive explosions,all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds.Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured.Singapore is bleeding.Inspector Samuel Tay is Senior Inspector in the Special Investigation section of Singapore CID, but he is frozen out of this investigation from the beginning.He’s made serious enemies in Singapore’s Internal Security Department,and he has even more enemies at the American embassy,so Tay is assigned routine cases while his colleagues join with the CIA and the FBI in a feverish search for the bombers.
Three days after the explosions,the smell of death still sticky in the city’s air,Tay is sent to a run-down apartment near the Malaysian border where two children have found the body of a caucasian male with a broken neck.Tay immediately feels an unsettling connection with the dead man,although he’s certain he has never seen him before.As Tay searches the dead man’s past for clues to who he was and who his killer might have been,Tay’s own past begins to give up its secrets.
A long-dead father he can barely remember reaches out of the creve to point to the truth about both the murdered man and the bombings.And the horror of Singapore’s destruction becomes a personal horror for Samuel Tay.
TITLE: THE UMBRELLA MAN
AUTHOR: JAKE NEEDHAM
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Inspector Sejer is hard at work again,investigating the murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods.The chief suspect is another loner,a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution.The only witness is a twelve year old boy,overweight,obsessed with archery,and a resident at home for delinquents.When a demented man robs a nearby bank and accidentally takes the suspect hostage,the three misfits are drawn into an uneasy alliance.
Shrewdly,patiently,as is is way,Inspector Sejer confronts a case where strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals,and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect.
TITLE: HE WHO FEARS THE WOLF
AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
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Driving along the freeway,LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully glances over and sees at the wheel of a neighboring car his oldest friend and LAPD colleague,Jody Dean.Why is Scully surprises? Because it’s been two years since Jody committed suicide.Now Shane is confronted by the bizarre truth: Jody and five other cops thought to be dead are anything but originally sent deep undercover to bust an extremely violent International criminal network,they’ve gone bad.Calling themselves the Vikings,they are LAPD’s worst nightmare: dangerous rougue cops who know how the system works.There’s only one way to discover a dead mans secrets,by returning to the ashes.
TITLE: THE VIKING FUNERAL
AUTHOR: STEPHEN J. CANNELL
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Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal,but the physical,emotional,and psychological scars run deep.Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome,plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer,Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life together.But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.
Dana’s harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend,Casey Grant,who disappeared without a trace the summer after graduation from high school.Terrified of truths long-buried,Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past.Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD,old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies.
Questioning everything she knows,refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds,Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed.
TITLE: COLD COLD HEART
AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG
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Tyler Stone is about to be divorced and is willing to start over to be devises what he believes is the perfect murder.He’s been pushed to his limit and desperate to kill his wife and redeem his manhood.He knows perfection is in the details but so is the devil as he’s about to be reminded.There’s no such thing such as perfect murder.Mistakes are common place.Everyone makes them.The trick is not to make that Fatal Mistake,the one that gets you caught.
TITLE: FATAL MISTAKE
AUTHOR: CLIFF ROBERTS
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