( Sex, Drugs And Crime )
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
Recommendation Links : http://www.robertdugonibooks.com
( The Controversial Case )
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
Recommendation Links : http://www.sarablaedel.com
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
( Game On )
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
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Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie By Mark Nolan
Rules Of Crime By L.J. Sellers
The Good Liar By Catherine McKenzie
( Secrets And Lies )
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
Recommendation Links: http://www.rachel-abbott.com
( The Photo That Changed Their Lives Forever )
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
THE CONFESSION BY JOHN GRISHAM
THE LAST CLINIC BY GARY GUSICK
( Getting Away With Murder )
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.
AUTHOR: M.WILLIAM PHELPS
TITLE : IF LOOKS COULD KILL
Genres: Mystery crime, Non fiction, True crime
( CONSEQUENCES )
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
( A Serial Killer And The Architect )
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
( A Dark Past )
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
Recommendation Links: http://www.annefraisier.com
( A Ruthless Gangster )
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
Recommendation Links: http://www.melsherratt.co.uk