Tampa Homicide Lieutenant Carl Kane is enjoying a new work schedule, a budding romance off duty, and a lull in recent murders. That is until he’s requested to the scene in a neighboring district. A seemingly normal husband and wife are found bludgeoned to death with words carved into their flesh. The partial message left in the victim’s ensures there will be more bodies to follow. It doesn’t take long before they do. Kane quickly realizes that this is revenge in its most sinister form. He must bring the man behind the murders to justice before the message is complete, the body count rises, and the killer disappears forever. A tall task when everyone involved is either dead or deceitful.
AUTHOR: E.H. REINHARD
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller , Detective
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Tampa Homicide Lieutenant Carl Kane has a tough job. His day to day consists of decomposing dead bodies and removing murderers from the general public. But, when two women’s bodies are found under similar circumstances, it quickly turns into more than your average case.
The killer is clearly looking to make a name for himself, and his plans for these women go far beyond death. When the media runs with the story, the killer’s moment in the spotlight arrives. It’s up to Lieutenant Kane to bring the man the press has dubbed the ‘Psycho Surgeon’ to justice. Yet, being the lead on the case has its drawbacks like becoming the focus of the killer yourself. As Lieutenant Kane closes in on his suspect, he soon realizes that the case has become far more personal than he could have ever imagined.
AUTHOR: E.H. REINHARD
GENRE: Thriller, Crime, Suspense,Detective
On duty, Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane hunts for the killer of a woman found floating in the Hillsborough Bay. As he tracks down leads, more and more pieces of the suspect’s description trickle in. When evidence from a seemingly unrelated double homicide points to the same suspect, Kane is at a loss to explain the connection. It doesn’t take long before the lieutenant gets some answers that could put everything in the life he now enjoys into immediate jeopardy. Between life-changing news, an ex-wife who wants him back, and one of the most ruthless men he’s ever been up against, Lieutenant Kane is tasked with more than bringing a killer to justice. He must keep a loved one, as well as himself, alive long enough to have a chance.
AUTHOR: E.H. REINHARD
GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Detective
The discovery of a dead banker sends shock waves through the sleepy coastal town of Ayr. And it’s up to DI Bob Valentine, recently back on the force after his near-fatal stabbing, to find the killer. But leads are hard to find and the pressure is on from an anxious Chief Superintendent who is being hounded by the media and still has serious concerns about her DI’s mental health. And as it becomes clear that there’s a serial killer on the loose, Bob Valentine must battle the demons of his post-traumatic stress, an investigation team that’s leaking like a sieve and frightening visions that might just be the key to unlocking the mystery.
AUTHOR: TONY BLACK
TITLE: ARTEFACTS OF THE DEAD
GENRE: Mystery, Detective, Serial killer
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Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it’s all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine’s instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine’s heart.
AUTHOR: HELEN H. DURRANT
TITLE: DEAD WRONG
GENRE: Detective Thriller
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When Dr James Dalcott is shot dead in his cottage it looks very much like an execution. And as DI Wesley Peterson begins piecing together the victim’s life, he finds that the well-liked country doctor had been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in nearby Tailors Court that bears marks of dissection and might be linked to tales of body-snatching by a rogue physician in the sixteenth century. But when Neil finds the bones of a child buried with a 1930’s coin, the investigation takes a sinister turn.
AUTHOR: KATE ELLIS
TITLE: THE FLESH TAILOR
GENRE: Detective, Mystery
Twenty years ago, a darkness rose up out of the blistering heat of the Arizona desert and descended upon the Walker family of Tucson. A personified evil, a serial killer named Andrew Carlisle, brought blood and terror into their world, nearly murdering Diana Ladd Walker and her young son, Davy. Now much has changed. The family has grown larger. There’s Lani, the beloved adopted daughter a beautiful Native American teenager “kissed by the bees” and destined, according to Tohono 0’othham lore, to become a woman of great spiritual power. And now that the psychopath Carlisle has died in prison, Brandon and Diana Walker believe that their long nightmare is finally over.They are wrong, the monster is dead, but his malevolence lives on in another.
AUTHOR: J.A. JANCE
TITLE: KISS OF THE BEES
GENRE: Fiction, Mystery & Detective
Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his ‘night work’. He remembers to feed his fish twice a day and visit his mother at least once a week, although he occasionally peppers her coffee with rat poison. He is not bothered by the reports of The Christchurch Carver, who, they say, murdered seven women.
Joe knows the carver has only killed six women. He knows that for a fact. And Joe is going to find that copy-cat killer, punish him for the one and then frame him for the other six. It’s a perfect plan because he already knows he can outwit the police. All he has to do now is take care of all the women who keep getting in his way his domineering mother for one. Then there is Sally, the maintenance worker who sees him as a replacement for her dead brother, and the mysterious Melissa, the only woman to have ever understood him, but whose fantasies of blackmail and torture no longer have any place in Joe’s investigation.
AUTHOR: PAUL CLEAVE
TITLE: THE CLEANER
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
“A detective as tough as the country she comes from?” Missing persons expert Diane Rowe is used to making sense of other people’s lives. It’s just a pity she’s not having much luck with her own.The brutal murder of her little sister, Niki, and the break-up of her marriage have tested her usual tough optimism. When Niki’s killer turns up dead on a golf course a year ago, and her life was turned upside-down. She started drinking, interfering with police work, stressing and annoying the detectives in charge of her sister’s case including her husband, a cop too. Diane has just given up the search. However, news broke out that her sister’s presumed killer has just been found dead, killed exactly the way her little sister had been, Diane is determined to nail the truth at all cost.
AUTHOR: DONNA MALANE
GENRE: Crime Fiction,Detective
Elvis Cole’s relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben,is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away,evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner,Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey,as Lucy’s wealthy,oil industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, Elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead one indicating that Ben’s disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole’s past.
AUTHOR: ROBERT CRAIS
TITLE: THE LAST DETECTIVE
GENRE: Fiction,Mystery & Detective