Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins is back on the force.Before she can get comfortable with her new partner,newly-promoted DS Katy Foster,the two are assigned a tragic murder case that looks like a robbery gone wrong.However,when another wealthy footballer’s family meets the same deadly fate within twenty-four hours,it is clear the crimes involve something far more sinister.Keeping her focus on unravelling the complex case isn’t easy for Lorne when she learns news that throws her personal life into a spin her fiancé,M16 agent Tony Warner,is involved in a dangerous covert operation in Afghanistan.But innocent people are dying on her patch,and someone must catch the killers.Lorne can’t allow this Foul Justice to prevail.
AUTHOR: M.A. COMELEY
TITLE: FOUL JUSTICE
He meets women,He gains their trust.He kills them.
That’s all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting.Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer.With no sign of a break-in,every indication shows that they let him in.But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent,Maeve’s colleague.Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved,but how well does she really know him? Because this isn’t the first time Derwent’s been accused of murder…
AUTHOR: JANE CASEY
TITLE: THE STRANGER YOU KNOW
A ship wreck. Dozens of bodies washed ashore
Clear evidence that evil has made port in London.
The horrific case piques the interest of P.I.Lorne Simpkins.It doesn’t take long before Lorne learns that young,helpless women are being caged and sold to the wealthy and salacious.Old wounds are wrenched open when she suspects a cover-up by the very authorities that should be keeping lawful order.Can she trust the self-serving journalist bent on making the human-trafficking ring his next big story? When her daughter is involved in a life-threatening accident,it’s difficult for Lorne to keep her head in the game.But Lorne and her ex-MI6 husband,Tony,are determined to end the repulsive slave trade and bring the criminals to justice even if it means Lorne ends up locked in a cage herself.
AUTHOR: M .A. COMLEY
TITLE: ULTIMATE JUSTICE
As long as Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter Ross turns in his stories on deadline,no one bats an eye if he doesn’t wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning.So it’s an unpleasant surprise when he’s awakened at 8:38 a.m.by a phone call from his boss,telling him a local policeman was killed and to get the story.Shaking himself awake,Carter heads off to interview the cop’s widow. And then he gets another call: the story’s off,the cop committed suicide.
But Carter can’t understand why a man with a job he loved,a beautiful wife,and plans to take his adorable children to Disney World would suddenly kill himself.And when Carter’s attempts to learn more are repeatedly blocked, it’s clear someone knows more than he’s saying about the cop’s death.The question is,who? And what does he have to hide? Carter,with his usual single-minded devotion to a good story and to the memory of a Newark policeman will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth.
AUTHOR: BRAD PARKS
TITLE: THE GOOD COP
When Special Agent Kathryn Dance a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel “Son of Manson” Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime,she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue.Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family in Carmel years earlier a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s.But Pell and his cult members were sloppy:Not only were they apprehended,they even left behind a survivor the youngest of the Croyton daughters,who,because she was in bed hidden by her toys that terrible night,was dubbed the Sleeping Doll.But the girl never spoke about that night,nor did the crime’s mastermind.
Indeed,Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. And so with the murderer transported from the Capitola super prison to an interrogation room in the Monterey County Courthouse, Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal who considers himself a master of control, a dark Svengali, forcing people to do what they otherwise would never conceive of doing.In an electrifying psychological jousting match, Dance calls up all her skills as an interrogator and kinesics body language expert to get to the truth behind Daniel Pell.But when Dance’s plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes,leaving behind a trail of dead and injured,she finds herself in charge of her first-ever manhunt.But far from simply fleeing,Pell turns on his pursuers and other innocents for reasons Dance and her colleagues can’t discern. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer,Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to.She tracks down the now teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and she arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings.The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again?
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
TITLE: THE SLEEPING DOLL
The mutilated body of a senior banker is found on a remote Kent beach.Could the man’s death be linked to the scandal engulfing his employer,a global investment bank created by the CIA to help it track terrorism financing? Kate Pendragon,a financial analyst seconded to MI5,discovers that the bank is close to collapse,something that threatens to bring down the CIA.Elsewhere,intelligence is gathered on an Islamic terrorist cell intent on triggering a nuclear catastrophe to rig the world’s financial markets rigged,it would appear,by the Americans.But will rogue agents in the CIA really allow the disaster to happen in order save their bank? Pendragon believes the intelligence community on both sides of the Atlantic could be falling for a sophisticated hoax.Only,no one is listening to her. And the clock is ticking…
AUTHOR: JAMIE DOWARD
Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves,another murder,a fortune-teller,a couple more murders,and more corruption than your average graveyard.
AUTHOR: RAYMOND CHANDLER
TITLE: FAREWELL, MY LOVELY
A peaceful Minnesota town,where crime is something that just doesn’t happen,is about to face its worst nightmare.A young boy disappears.There are no witnesses,no clues only a note,cleverly taunting,casually cruel Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer? A tough minded investigator on her first,make-or-break case… A local cop who fears that big city evils have come to stalk his small town home.Together they are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds,to protect a town that may never feel safe again.
AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG
TITLE: NIGHT SINS
THE MEDIA TELLS YOU
WHO TO LOVE,
WHO TO HATE,
WHO TO BE AFRAID OF,
WHO TO TRUST,
WHAT TO THINK ,AND
WHAT NOT TO THINK.
BE YOURSELF AND FREE YOUR MIND FROM MENTAL SLAVERY.
Children are going missing in Barcelona. A body is found, twisted, drained of blood.The locals say a devil is moving in the shadows,spiriting away the innocent.
To the police,it just means more corpses in a city where death is a daily occurrence. Who cares about the children of a few prostitutes and thieves?Inspector Moisès Corvo-jaded,dissolute,yet with an uncanny sixth sense-knows something is different this time. To discover the true identity of the “monster” he must journey through Barcelona’s underworld,from high-class brothels to lurid casinos,where there are powerful people who will do anything to stop him.He cannot imagine the horror that awaits him.
AUTHOR: MARC PASTOR
TITLE: BARCELONA SHADOWS