Children are going missing in Barcelona. A body is found, twisted, drained of blood.The locals say a devil is moving in the shadows,spiriting away the innocent.
To the police,it just means more corpses in a city where death is a daily occurrence. Who cares about the children of a few prostitutes and thieves?Inspector Moisès Corvo-jaded,dissolute,yet with an uncanny sixth sense-knows something is different this time. To discover the true identity of the “monster” he must journey through Barcelona’s underworld,from high-class brothels to lurid casinos,where there are powerful people who will do anything to stop him.He cannot imagine the horror that awaits him.
AUTHOR: MARC PASTOR
TITLE: BARCELONA SHADOWS
Detective Shane Scully responds to a call in the Hollywood hills at a once immaculate mansion,the scene of an infamous murder twenty-five years prior.He discovers the remnants of a lavish pool party.The revelers have fled,leaving three dead bodies in their wake,all shot with the same gun.One is an acclaimed film producer.The other two,a pair of gorgeous women.With his new partner,Summer “Hitch” Hitchens,Scully begins to investigate what looks to be an open and shut case: The women were hired prostitutes, and there’s security video of an angry husband firing all three.A simple caes of brutal revenge.But nothing is ever simple as it seems:There’s a single spent bullet casing that doesn’t match the rest.
From that single bullet emerges astroy of love,murder,suicide,and one of the biggest financial frauds in L.A.history.Someone has gone to great lengths to cover up a decades old crime,and as Scully and Hitch get closer to the answer,they find themselves in a killers crosshairs.
TITLE: THE PROSTITUTE’S BALL
AUTHOR: STEPHEN J. CANNELL
Barbara and Michael ran a Detroit area comic book shop,where Renee Kotula was an employee and Michael’s lover.Their torrid affair took a shocking turn when one night Barbara was found dead at the shop,a bullet through her skull.Did Michael kill his wife so that he could collect her life insurance policy….and run off with Renee? With no weapon or witnesses,the police weren’t able to arrest Michael….until,eighteen years later,a new district attorney reopened the case and found overlooked evidence that placed him at the scene of the crime.Michael was finally arrested.But after a jury found him guilty of murder,the judge overturned his case.Why? As Michael awaits a second trial,many are left to wonder if justice will ever be served for the woman who is dead but not forgotten.
TITLE: DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
AUTHOR: AMBER HUNT
A london aggravated sex-crime detective would discover his worst fears,in his quest to track down and capture a violent serial rapist, who repeatedly gives the cops some provoking clues prior to attacking and after attacking a victim set in modern day London,the serial rapists always took the time out to surgically remove the clitoris of each victim,after drugging them with anesthetics,and tattooing a clue on their cleavage.But just when detectives kept their eyes focused on a trial of rapes,and their hopes on catching an elusive perpetrator,something much bigger and more sinister was about to happen.
TITLE: ANATOMY OF A SERIAL KILLER
AUTHOR: DENNIS E. ADORIS
It’s the second-to-last day of archaeological field school.Dr.Temperance Brennan’s graves are working on a site of prehistoric graves on Dewees,a barrier island north f Charleston,south Carolina,when a decomposing body is uncovered in a shallow grave of a lonely beach.The skeleton is articulated,the bone fresh and the vertebrae still connected by soft tissue; the remains are encased in rotted fabric and toppled by wisps of pale,blood hair- a recent burial,and a case Tempe must take.Dental remains and skeletal gender and race indicators suggest that the deceased is a middle-aged white male but who was he? Why was he buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual vertical hairline fracture of the sixth cervical signify? While Tempe is trying to pike together the evidence,her personal life is thrown into turmoil.When a bullet-intended,for her-puts Tempe’s estranged husband Pete in hospital,her unexpectedly emotional response complicates her on-off relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan.Before long,another body is discovered-and Tempe finds herself drawn deeper into a shocking and chilling investigation,set to challenge her entire view of humanity.
TITLE: BREAK NO BONE
AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS
Wake up,little darling.Do you like what you see? He’s looking for the perfect woman.Someone who won’t disappoint him,like so many have before.Someone who’ll love him.Someone who won’t have to die for her mistakes.Give up,little darling.FBI agent Mary Cantrell has been called to Minneapolis to hunt down a killer,It’s shaking her to the core,and reviving dreadful memories.Years ago,her best-friend was murdered.Now the man convicted of the crime,Gavin Hitchcock,is free……… and Mary’s own sister Gillian,a local cop,has befriended him.No one can hear you scream but me.As each clue leads them closer to Hitchcock,Mary and Gillian set the perfect trap.Unless Mary’s own past is blinding her to an unimaginable truth…… and plunging her into a waking nightmare.
TITLE: SLEEP TIGHT
AUTHOR: ANNE FRAISER
When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s Mcfall Art Museum,is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum,his wife,Rosemary,is the primary suspect,and she is tried,convicted,and executed.Ten years later,John Nunn,the detective who cracked the case,is convinced that the wrong person was put to deat.In the years since the case was closed,he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomas that could implicate any number of people in the crime.With the help of the dead woman’s friend,he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth,suspect by suspect.Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for redemption…… but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.
TITLE : NO REST FOR THE DEAD
AUTHOR: DAVID BALDACCI
Jake and his pal Bud’s journey begins six months after he is released on parole and is occasioned when his girlfriend Donna dumps him and aborts their child.After an aborted suicide attempt where the Nerelco shaver cord he used to hang himself broken,on an impulse the source of the title;everything in Jake’s life happens “just like that “- he calls p Bud, who lives by the same credo,and the two take off with no particular destination in mind.They’re just going “south”-somewhere it’s warm.An hour before they leave,Jake on another impulse,holds up a convenience store to set some travelling money,ultimately,they end up in New Orleans and then Lake Charles,Louisiana and from there,back to Indiana.Along the way are many “watercooler”moments,such as when an inmate sinks a meat cleaver into another inmate’s blue -clad stomach,a physical encounter with two rednecks in Kentucky where Bud shoots one of the men,and the bullet bouncing harmlessly off the man’s thick skull,Jake’s ongoing romance with Donna,the funeral of Jake’s father which he attends with a whore,multiple burglaries,armed robberies,a brief affair with a black woman,and an adventure with a drunk santa clause.Near the end Jake takes another fall when he is caught burglarizing a bar back in Ft.Wayne,Indiana and gets shot in the leg and is returned to pendleton where he kills the inmate he’d had a nasty philosophy of life undergoes a sea change and he come up with this
TITLE: JUST LIKE THAT
AUTHOR: LES EDGERTON