( Without A Trace )
A body, wrapped in plastic, is found in a ditch along a secluded country road. Detective Jade Monroe, and her partner, Jack Steele, arrive at the scene in minutes. Suspicious looking evidence gives the impression that this young woman has been held captive.
As days pass, more local women vanish without a trace. Jade and her team of detectives fear the worst. With precious time slipping away, Jade needs to pull out all stops to find this perpetrator, even if that means putting herself directly in danger.
AUTHOR: C. M. SUTTER
Genre: Mystery, Crime thriller, Fiction
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( The Widow Maker )
Detective David Porter returns and again comes face to face with the harsh reality that a loved one is missing.
He’s also chasing a twisted, sadistic killer known as the Widow Maker who is murdering some of Houston’s most powerful men in some of the most gruesome ways imaginable.
Follow Detective Porter as he cross the swamps of Louisiana and the country roads of Mississippi as he tries to solve both cases and save the life of his little girl.
AUTHOR: TERRY KEYS
TITLE: MAXIMUM GUILT
Genre: Thriller, Crime thriller
( The Devils Dust )
When Brooklyn private investigator Alice Riley reluctantly travels to Whitehurst, South Dakota, to investigate an assault charge against he ex boss’s husband, she discovers more than just a tawdry small – town scandal.
A surveyor for the local racking operation, the accused was leading a dangerous double life – sagging up with a prostitute named Kim and overindulging in Whitehurst’s deadly new drug, a powerful stimulant called ‘ Devils Dust ‘.
Out of her element in this badlands boomtown, Alice joins forces with the street – smart Kim, whose connections open doors some in town would rather keep closed. Working together, they descend into the heart of the local drug trade, unravelling a decades – old conspiracy that reaches to the top of Whitehurt’s social strata.
As Alice comes close to cracking the case, however, people around her start disappearing. With the case and her life spinning out of control, Alice embarks on a single-minded, dust – fueled campaign to expose the truth – an effort that will take her to the darkest places imaginable.
AUTHOR: FRANKLIN SCHENEIDER & JENNIFER SCHNEIDER
TITLE :BLACK HILLS
Genre :Crime thriller, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
When Dr William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, he knows that his work as a psychologist will not be easy. Faced with dangerous inmates and wholly unsupportive prison warden, Melon desperately hopes to achieve something positive. When an opportunity presents itself, in the form of the notorious Eddie Dooley, Melon takes it.
Over the coarse of numerous sessions, Melon tries to uncover the reasons for Eddie’s brutally violent behavior. However, in doing so, he uncovers a past so horrifying, that it is difficult to comprehend. By attempting to reveal Eddie’s secrets, Melon is a dangerous beast.
He is continuously poking lions, but does not seem prepared for what will happen when they wake up.
AUTHOR: KEITH QUINCY
TITLE: POKING LIONS
Genre: Crime thriller
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Having been convinced by their manager, Kane Major, to put their acrimonious break-up behind them and launch a comeback, New Holland, Hull’s most successful band of the 1990s, is reforming. Allowing one privileged journalist to document the process.
Joe Geraghty is employed to act as a liaison between the different camps. What appears to be a straightforward assignment sees him neck deep in trouble when singer, Greg Tasker, disappears leaving behind a trail of people who wanted him out of their lives. Geraghty has to choose sides and the investigation penetrates deeper into the city. As the rich and famous rub shoulders with the poor and vulnerable, the stakes increase. Forced to keep his friends close but his enemies’ closer still, the case could see Joe Geraghty lose everything.
AUTHOR: NICK QUANTRILL
TITLE: THE LATE GREATS
GENRE: Crime Thriller
Joe Geraghty, Private Investigator, is used to struggling from one case to the next, barely making the rent on his small office in the Old Town of Hull. Invited by a local businessman to investigate a member of his staff’s absenteeism, it’s the kind of surveillance work that Geraghty and his small team have performed countless times. When Jennifer Murdoch is found bleeding to death in her bed, Geraghty quickly finds himself trapped in the middle of a police investigation which stretches back to the days when the city had a thriving fishing industry.
As the woman’s tangled private life begins to unravel, the trail leads Geraghty to local gangster-turned-respectable businessman, Frank Salford, a man with a significant stake in the city’s regeneration plans. Still haunted by the death of his wife in a house fire, it seems the people with the answers Geraghty wants are the police and Salford, both of whom want his co-operation for their own ends. With everything at stake, some would go to any length to get what they want, Geraghty included.
AUTHOR: NICK QUANTRILL
TITLE: BROKEN DREAMS
GENRE: Crime Thriller