It is a sunny Saturday in county Cork,and an Irish wedding is in full swing.Drunk uncles are toasting the bride.The Ceilidh band have played for hours.The severed head of Micky Crounan,local baker,is grinning gruesomely up from the bottom tier of his own cake.Katie Maguire of the Irish Garda is baffled until another local businessman goes missing in horrific circumstances.Soon Katie is on the trail of a debt-collecting gang calling themselves the Kings of Erin.But these are very dangerous men.And they will stop at nothing to throw Katie off the trail…
AUTHOR: GRAHAM MASTERTON
TITLE: TAKEN FOR DEAD
DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once.One freezing night’s sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later,Logan arrives but there’s no sign of Steel.She’s lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare,with bodies,and bullets,and tiny wee boats.And a dangerous hard man who’s meant to be dead…
Why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual? Is it because it’s Christmas? Or maybe it’s because the missing persons case she’s just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off? Or is it because she’s just been left a huge amount of money…?One thing’s for certain: Steel’s having a bad day, and she’s hell bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one too.
AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE
TITLE: PARTNERS IN CRIME
It was a desperate plan. But Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive cop husband was to stage their own death.Now all that remains of their former life is at the bottom of a lake. Armed with a new identity in a new town,she and her son have found refuge hundreds of miles away.As Caroline Stewart,she has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago.She is even taking a chance on love with Max Hunter,a man with wounds of his own. But her past is about to collide with the present when her husband uncovers her trail and threatens her hard-won peace.Step by step,he’s closing in on her and everything and everyone she loves.
AUTHOR: KAREN ROSE
TITLE: DON’T TELL
Martin Reed is an average man who wonders how he has wound up with such an abysmally empty existence.Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother,his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes.So immersed is Martin in these escapes he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him.When first one,then another,of his co-workers is brutally murdered,Martin steps in to help the investigation,bringing his amateur detecting skills to bear.But Martin realizes too late that what he has mistaken for the glow of the spotlight,is actually the harsh glare of interrogation.
AUTHOR: KARIN SLAUGHTER
TITLE: MARTIN MISUNDERSTOOD
The murder of an ex-drug dealer ex-con gunned down on his mother’s doorstep seems just another turf war fatality.Why then has Seattle homicide investigator J.P. Beaumont been instructed to keep this assignment hush-hush? Meanwhile,Beau’s lover and fellow cop,Mel Soames,is involved in her own confidential investigation.Registered sex offenders from all over Washington State are dying at an alarming rate and not all due to natural causes.A metropolis the size of Seattle holds its fair share of brutal crime,corruption, and dirty little secrets.But when the separate trails they’re following begin to shockingly intertwine,Beau and Mel realize that they have stumbled onto something bigger and more frightening than they anticipated a deadly conspiracy that’s leading them to lofty places they should not enter… and may not be allowed to leave alive.
AUTHOR: J.A JANCE
TITLE: JUSTICE DENIED
The black sheep of a wealthy 1930s grazier dynasty,gentleman artist Rowland Sinclair often takes matters into his own hands.When the matter is murder, there are consequences.
For nearly fourteen years,Rowland has tried to forget,but now the past has returned.
A newly discovered gun casts light on a family secret long kept… a murder the Sinclairs would prefer stayed unsolved.
As old wounds tear open,the dogged loyalty of Rowland’s inappropriate companions is all that stands between him and the consequences of a brutal murder… one he simply failed to mention.
AUTHOR: SULARI GENTILL
TITLE: A MURDER UNMENTIONED
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
August 1917,Britain is mired in bloody stalemate on the Western Front and questions are being asked in government about the leadership of the army.Soldier spy Sandy Innes is summoned from his undercover work in Belgium by the new Secret Service to investigate.Officially transferred to field Marshal Haig’s headquarters in France to prepare agents for the next big push,his secret mission is to spy on Haig’s intelligence chiefs.At GHQ,no one is interested in Innes’s inside knowledge.Instead,he is attached to an advance assault group dubbed ‘ the Suicide Club’.His fellow intelligence officers have little faith in the top secret information being fed to Haig by their superior,and as Innes digs deeper he begins to suspect treachery.
The stakes could be higher: the fate of hundreds of thousands of British soldiers.In a tense race against time,against the background of political machinations in government and at GHQ,Innes must survive behind enemy lines to uncover the truth.
TITLE: THE SUICIDE CLUB
AUTHOR: ANDREW WILLIAMS
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec has solve his previous cases in the fall,winter and spring in the idyllic.Three pines village of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.But now it is a scorching summer and he is on vacation at the nearby historic Manoir Bellechasse to celebrate Canada Day,July 1,and his thirty-fifth anniversary with his beloved Reine-Marie.Murder,however as everyone knows,never vacations,so he has no sooner settled into the inn and its amenities than he is called upon to solve the most puzzling ” How ” of all the murder cases in his career as a several ton statue topples from its marble pedestal to church its bloodied,mud covered victim,but leaves the pedestal unblemished?
TITLE: THE MURDER STONE
AUTHOR: LOUISE PENNY
Deep in England’s green and pleasant land something evil lurks……Dr. John Watson is back home,fresh from his time in the trenches of Flanders Fields.The horrors of war weigh heavy on his mind,and now,his task is to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from the crippling effects of shell-shock.But the war is not yet over and in one corner of England lies a secret,one that the establishment is determined to keep under wraps.
For the woodlands of the lush countryside,the government is building the secret weapon which will win the war for Britain,Here they are developing the land ship never before seen “tanks” which the army is convinced will end the statemate on the Western Front.But then disaster strikes.After a training exercise in one of the tanks,eight men are mysteriously struck down,seven of them dead.There is just the one survivor,and he’s not talking.It is clear something is horribly wrong,and the army calls in the only man who will know how to solve the mystery: Dr. John Watson.
TITLE: THE DEAD CAN WAIT
AUTHOR: ROBERT RYAN