A STEEP PRICE BY ROBERT DUGONI

A Steep Price By Robert Dugoni

                 ( Sex, Drugs And Crime )

 

SYNOPSIS

Called inn to consult after a young woman disappears,Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well,Tracy’s suspicions confirmed. Estranged from her family,the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.

Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile,Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.

Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge,jobs not the only things at risk.

 

AUTHOR : ROBERT DUGONI
TITLE      : A STEEP PRICE
Genres    : Crime fiction,Mystery,Police procedural,Fiction,Mystery-crime
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THE LOST WOMAN BY SARA BLAEDEL

The Lost Woman By Sara Blaedel

              (    The Controversial Case    )

 

SYNOPSIS

A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window,the woman is dead before she hits the ground.

Though murdered in England,it turns out that the woman,Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who’s been on the Missing Persons list for almost two decades,so Louise Rick called on to the case. Then,in an unexpected twist,the police discover that Sofie been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik,Louise Rick’s police colleague and lover.

Impulsive as ever,Eik rushes to England,and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie’s murder. Completely blindsided by Eik’s connection to the case,Louise is thoroughly unsettled and sick with worry,yet she must set aside her own emotional turmoil if she hopes to find the killer in what will become her most controversial case yet…

 

AUTHOR : SARA BLAEDEL
TITLE : THE LOST WOMAN
Genres : Mystery-crime,Fiction,Suspense,Police procedural, Thriller,Crime
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TO KILL AND KILL AGAIN BY JOHN COSTON

POISONED CHERRIES BY QUINTIN JARDINE

THE WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION BY JACK HIGGINS

DEATH NOTE; ANOTHER NOTE BY NISIO ISIN

THE KILLING CLUB BY PAUL FINCH

The Killing Club By Paul Finch

( Game On )

 

SYNOPSIS

DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenberg used to bloodbath. But nothing can prepare him for this. Heck’s most dangerous case to date is open again. Two years ago,countless victims were found dead-massacred at the hands of Britain’s most terrifying gang. When brutal murders start happening across the country,it’s clear the gang is at work again. Their victims killed in cold blood,in broad daylight,and by any means necessary. And Heck knows it won’t be long before they come for him.

 

AUTHOR: PAUL FINCH
TITLE : THE KILLING CLUB
Genres: Thriller,Mystery,Fiction,Mystery-Crime
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Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie By Mark Nolan

Rules Of Crime By L.J. Sellers

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KILL ME AGAIN BY RACHEL ABBOTT

Kill Me Again By Rachel Abbott

( Secrets And Lies )

SYNOPSIS

When Maggie Taylor accepts the new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for the family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appears to be so convinced.

But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone, or why. And then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him.

When a woman who looks just like Maggie is brutally murdered and DCI Tom Douglas brought in to investigate, Maggie realises how little she knows about Duncan’s past. Is he the man she loves? Who is he running from?

She doesn’t have long to decide whether to trust him or betray him. Because one thing been made clear to Maggie, another woman will die soon, and it might be her.

AUTHOR: RACHEL ABBOTT
TITLE: KILL ME AGAIN
Genres: Thriller,Mystery,Fiction,Mystery-crime
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JUST ONE LOOK BY HARLAN COBEN

Just One Look By Harlan Coben

( The Photo That Changed Their Lives Forever )

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs,there is picture that doesn’t belong – a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband,Jack.And though Jack denies her suspicions,he disappears that night taking the photo with him.

In the days that follow,plagued by doubts about her marriage and herself,Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph,including one fierce, SILENT KILLER who will stop at nothing.

When the police won’t help her,and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agenda of their own,she must face the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home….

AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN
TITLE : JUST ONE LOOK
Genres: Mystery-crime,Thriller,Fiction,Mystery,Suspense,Mystery thriller
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THE CONFESSION BY JOHN GRISHAM

THE LAST CLINIC BY GARY GUSICK

 

 

IF LOOKS COULD KILL BY M. WILLIAM PHELPS

If Looks Could Kill By M.William Phelps

( Getting Away With Murder )

SYNOPSIS

Big and brash,Jeff Zack didn’t hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died,it was in plain sight;executed in the parking lot of a BJ’s wholesale club in Akron,Ohio,by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.

Jeff Zack’s murder stunned the community and the investigators but then,so did his life. A long list of people might have reasons to want Zack dead,including the loyal wife he had humiliated and wealthy night club owner whose wife – a blond,a devoted mother and respected church member,hard-bodied former beauty queen he openly dated. Did her beauty mask a heart cold enough to kill? But the truth would get even stranger.

A story of a man who loved the wrong woman and was brutally murdered by a killer with deadliest possible motive of all.

AUTHOR: M.WILLIAM PHELPS
TITLE : IF LOOKS COULD KILL
Genres: Mystery crime,Non fiction,True crime,
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THE CALLER BY KARIN FOSSUM

The Caller By Karin Fossum

( CONSEQUENCES )

SYNOPSIS

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she paralysed with terror. The child bathed in blood.

Inspector Sejer called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully,the baby unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken,and Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then just before midnight,somebody rings his doorbell.

The corridor is empty,but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window,the inspector watches a figure slips across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message Hell Begins Now.

AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
TITLE : THE CALLER
Genres: Crime-fiction,Mystery,Thriller,Mystery-crime,Thriller
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THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY BY ERIK LARSON

The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson

( A Serial Killer And The Architect )

SYNOPSIS

The architect who led construction of the great Chicago world’s fair of 1893,and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairground,the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat,dissection table and cremation.

A story of two men whose fates linked. The architect was Daniel H.Burnham,the driving force behind the white city,the massive visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderworld of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H.Holmes,a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair and his own devilish charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.

While Burnham overcame politics,infighting,personality clashes and Chicago’s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth,Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it The World’s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a Torture Palace,a Gas Chamber,a Crematorium.

AUTHOR: ERIK LARSON
TITLE : THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Genres: Historical,Mystery-crime,Non-fiction,True crime
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STAY DEAD BY ANNE FRAISIER

Stay Dead By Anne Frasier

( A Dark Past )

SYNOPSIS

A homicide detective Elise Sandburg traumatized after her run-in with a madman the press has dubbed”The Organ Thief”. As Elise takes refuge in her deceased aunt Anastasia’s abandoned plantation to investigate and recover from her ordeal,she begins to question everything from her dangerous line oh her work to her complex relationship with her handsome,tortured partner,David Gould.

But with a madman on the loose,and her mother’s claims to still hear from Aunt Anastasia,she may have more immediate problems on her hands. In Elise’s world,where cold hard crime mixes with the local Gullah culture,nothing is ever what it seems and no one is above suspicion.

AUTHOR: ANNE FRAISIER
TITLE : STAY DEAD
Genres: Mystery-crime,Thriller,Suspense,Fiction,Mystery
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TAUNTING THE DEAD BY MEL SHERRATT

Taunting The Dead By Mel SHERRATT

( A Ruthless Gangster )

SYNOPSIS

How much further would you go to betray the people you claim to love? Nine out of ten murders committed by someone the victim knows. So when Steph Ryder has her head bashed in within earshot of her family and friends, D.S. Allie Shenton begins her investigation close to home. Soon the lies, backtracking multiply as the suspects tries to cover up their actions on that fateful night.

Before long, Allie homes in on Steph’s ambitious and powerful husband, Terry Convinced he’s hiding something, she interviews him again and again? Only to find that she is falling, despite herself, for his smooth charms. As the trail grows hotter, along with Allie’s feelings,the web of deceit pulls tighter and more bodies begin to pile up.Allie must race against time to uncover the shocking truth before she becomes the next victim.

AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT
TITLE: TAUNTING THE DEAD
Genres: Mystery-crime,Fiction,Mystery,Thriller,Mystery-thriller
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THE LAST GIRL BY JANE CASEY

The Last Girl By Jane Casey

( The Family Secret )

SYNOPSIS

Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top levels of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn’t give a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.

When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia both claim to have seen nothing, but it’s clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn’t help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.

AUTHOR: JANE CASEY
TITLE: THE LAST GIRL
GENRE: Mystery,Crime,Thriller,Mystery-thriller,Fiction,Mystery-crime
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SENSELESS BY MARY BURTON

( What Every Serial Killer Knows )

SYNOPSIS

The vicious burns scarring the victim’s’ flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm. But soon it’s time for the bloodshed to start again.

Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can’t forget. Now she’s trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn’t sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating or protecting.

Only Eva’s death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped not until the last victim has been marked for death.

AUTHOR: MARY BURTON
TITLE: SENSELESS
GENRE: Crime,Romantic-suspense,Mystery-crime,Thriller,Mystery,Suspense
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DEJA DEAD BY KATHY REICHS

Deja Dead By KATHY Reichs

( When A serial Killer At Work )

SYNOPSIS

Bagged and discarded,the dismembered body of a woman discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery. Dr Temperance Brennan,director of forensic Anthog the province of Quebec,has been researching recent disappearance in the city. Soon she convinced that a serial killer is at work.

But when nr anger forces her to take matters into her own hands. Her determined probing has placed those closest to her in mortal danger, however. Can Tempe make her crucial breakthrough before the killer strikes again?

AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS
TITLE : DEJA DEAD
Genres: Thriller-mystery,Crime-fiction,Mystery-crime,Thriller,Mystery,
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MURDER TAKES TIME BY GIACOMO GIAMMATTEO

Murder Takes Time By Giacomo Giammatteo

 

( The Opposite Side Of The Law )

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the scenes point to someone from the old neighbourhood, and that isn’t good.

Frankie has two oaths in his life, the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight-years old and inseparable. Those relationships have forced Frankie to make many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible.

If Frankie lets him go, he risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five-years and risks losing his life. In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.

 

AUTHOR: GIACOMO GIAMMATTEO
TITLE : MURDER TAKES TIME
Genres: Suspense,Mystery-crime,Thriller,Mystery,Fiction,Thriller-mystery
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LIARS, CHEATERS AND THIEVES BY L. J. SELLERS

Liars, Cheaters, & Thieves L.J.Sellers

( What Happens When A Victim Turns Out To Be The Perpetrator )

SYNOPSIS

Outside a local bar, a man drugged and slashed to death with a scalpel. Inside a local bank, a woman suffers a fatal heart attack after learning her life savings been plundered. The crimes are as different as the night and day occur.

The vicious murder is a case for Eugene’s Violent Crimes Division , but the more Detective Wade Jackson and his homicide team probe into the death of Rafel Mazari, an Iraq War Veteran with disturbing secrets, the more it seems that one crime’s victim might be the others perpetrator.

While there’s damning evidence that Mazari died at the hands of his cheating wife, a phantom internet veterans charity the same one that wiped out the attack victim’s bank account keeps cropping up at every turn of Jackson’s investigation. And when Mazari’s best friend turns up murdered in same fashion, Jackson suspects a motive deeper, darker and more devastating than broken vows and love turned lethal.

AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: LARS,CHEATERS AND THIEVES
Genres: Mystery,Crime,Fiction,Thriller,Mystery-crime
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