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
Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street.
Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn’t know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce’s cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of Gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce’s adult children have disappeared,the case assumes a new sense of urgency.The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim’s cryptic final words – “The key is in the lock.” But what key? What lock?The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost Gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen.
AUTHOR: CATHERINE COULTER AND J.T. ELLISON
TITLE : THE LOST KEY
Kayleigh Towne’s music career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow” but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention.An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,”leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession.
Edwin Sharp thinks Kayleigh’s songs contain messages that speak directly to him.Despite her clear rejection and threats from lawyers and law enforcers,he remains convinced that “Your Shadow”was written just for him and he announces he’s coming for Kayleigh.Then a potentially fatal accident occurs at the concert hall where Kayleigh is rehearsing for a triumphant hometown performance, and she is convinced that someone maybe Edwin was there watching her from the darkness.Speeding along over just three short days,this nail-biting thriller is filled with terrifying twists that will hold readers in rapt suspense until the final shocking revelation.
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
After staking out,obtaining,and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend,Josh,all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester.But that’s easier said than done when you’re a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world for spies.Cammie may have a genius I.Q.,but there are still a lot of things she doesn’t know.Like,will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely? Despite Cammie’s best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her.She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests codename: Blackthorne.Then she’s blamed for a security breach that leaves the school’s top secret status at risk.Soon,Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie’s name.Even though they have confidence in their spy skills,this time the targets are tougher and hotter,and the stakes for Cammie’s heart and her beloved school are higher than ever.
AUTHOR: ALLY CARTER
TITLE: CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY
BE STRONG BUT NOT RUDE.
BE KIND BUT NOT WEAK.
BE BOLD BUT NOT BULLY.
BE HUMBLE BUT NOT TIMID.
BE PROUD BUT NOT ARROGANT.
London’s grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary,which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers.The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police,Monk should handle the case,but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die.But almost as quickly,Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara,though a nasty piece of work,was elsewhere at the time of the blast.The investigation, now in complete disarray,is hastily turned over to Monk.
Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal,which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship,and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman? Backed up by his astute wife,Hester,and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone,Monk vows to find answers but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue,his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged.Events twist and turn like the Thames itself,leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes,perhaps too late,that he is the next target.
AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY
TITLE: BLOOD ON THE WATER
Narcotics officer Cal Moore’s orders were to look into the city’s latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with a fatal bullet wound to the head and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket. Working the case,LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don’t look for the facts,but the glue that holds them together.Soon Harry’s making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border.Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game-one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim.
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY
TITLE: THE BLACK ICE
On the inside, Detective Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly is a mess. Stitched up after being shot, her brain’s taking even longer to heal than her body.On the outside, though,she’s perfect,at least as far as the top brass are concerned.
Cabramatta is riding high on the new ‘Asian crime wave’,a nightmare of heroin,home invasions,and hits of all kinds, and the cops need a way into the world of teenaged dealers and assassins.They think Ned’s Vietnamese heritage is the right fit but nothing in Cabra can be taken at face value.Ned doesn’t speak the language and the ra choi the lawless kids who have ‘gone out to play’ are just running rings around her.The next blow could come from anywhere,or anyone.And beyond the headlines and hysteria,Ned is itching to make a play for the kingpin,the person behind it all with the money and the plan and the power.
AUTHOR: P.M. NEWTON
TITLE: BEAMS FALLING
After four long years, peace is finally in sight.But chaplain Joseph Reavley and his sister Judith, an ambulance driver on the Western Front,are more hard pressed than ever.Behind the lines,violence is increasing: soldiers are abusing German prisoners, a nurse has been raped and murdered,and the sinister ideologue called the Peacemaker now threatens to undermine the peace just as he did the war.Then Matthew,the third Reavley sibling and an intelligence expert,suddenly arrives at the front with startling news.The Peacemaker’s German counterpart has offered to go to England and expose his co-conspirator as a traitor.But with war still raging and prejudices inflamed,such a journey would be fraught with hazards,especially since the Peacemaker has secret informers everywhere,even on the battlefield.
TITLE: WE SHALL NOT SLEEP
AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY
1 Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise,Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation,commentary,emotion,tragedy,and even humor in a way that only he could find in a devastated wasteland.They are stories of the dead and the living, stories of survivors and believers, stories of hope and despair. And stories about refrigerators.
1 Dead in Attic freeze-frames New Orleans, caught between an old era and a new,during its most desperate time,as it struggles out of the floodwaters and wills itself back to life.
TITLE: 1 DEAD IN ATTIC
AUTHOR: CHRIS ROSE