CHAMBER OF HORRORS

One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne,the elusive serial killer known only as “Chameleon.”Now the fiend is in custody,perhaps dying,and a long nightmare appears to be over at last.But is it? In Acting Detective Superintendent Alan Banks’s mind too many questions remain unanswered at the chamber of horrors the press will dub the “House of Payne.”Because the darkness has not yet lifted,the casualties are still mounting…and there are still monsters loose in the world.

AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON 

TITLE: AFTERMATH 

LAMENTATION OF A SINNER BY C.J. SANSOM

Summer,1546,King Henry VIII is Catholic councillors engaged in a last and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London,and the radical protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake,the catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Mattew Shardlake’s old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

Shardlake’, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before,is working on the Cotterstoke Will case,a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then,unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall place and asked for help by his old patron,the now beleaguered and desperate Queen,For Catherine Parr has a secret.

She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a sinner,so radically protestant that if it came to the King’s attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queens private chamber,it has-inexplicably-vanished.Only one page has been found,clutched in the hand of a murdered London painter.

Shardlake’s investigations take him on trail that begins among the backstreet print shops of London but leads him a Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal count,a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive Whitehall Place, where Catholic enemies and protestants friends can equally be dangerous,and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind when it blows, more dangerous than either.

The secrets of Queen Catherine’s books proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotter Stroke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.

AUTHOR: C.J. SANSOM
TITLE: LAMENTATION
Genre: Mystery-Crime,Historical-Fiction,Mystery,Fiction,Historical-Mystery

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MONUMENT TO MURDER BY MARI HANNAH

Monument To Murder By Mari Hannah

SYNOPSIS

Skeletal remains discovered beneath the fortified walls of a castle on Northumberland’s weather – blasted coastline. DCI Kate Daniels,a no no-nonsense investigator and authoritative boss if ever there was one,calls on a forensic anthropologist to help show the remains. Soon,the bones of a second body discovered. It turns out these belong to two girls buried five years apart.

Meanwhile, newly widowed prison psychologist Emily McCann finds herself drawn into the fantasy of convicted sex offender, Walter Fear on. As his mind games become more and more intense,is it possible that Daniels case has something to do with Hus murderous past?

With his release imminent,what exactly does he have in mind for Emily? As Daniels encounters dead-end after dead-end and the body count rises,it soon becomes clear that someone is hiding more than nie deadly secret…..

 

AUTHOR: MARI HANNAH
TITLE: MONUMENT TO MURDER
Genres: Mystery-crime,Fiction,Mystery,Detective
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