THE TASTE OF WARMWOOD BY KEITH McCARTHY

The Taste Of Wormwood By Keith McCarthy

( The Secret consignments )

Arthur Meadows has just returned home from a trip to South – West Europe, supposedly bringing back a consignment of cloths, but actually bringing back something far deadly.

Meanwhile, a young Asian couple murdered in their small house in Gloucester, the killings done with ruthless efficiency. Beverley Wharton, now Chief Inspector, does not relish the investigation of the murders: partly due to the choice of pathologist, Charles Sydenham. She would have prefered John Eisenmenger, but he has his own problems trying to work out why Arthur Meadows died so unexpectedly.

AUTHOR: KEITH McCARTHY
TITLE: THE TASTE OF WARMWOOD
Genres: Crime, Forensic-mystery
Recommendation Links: http://www.keithmccarthy.com
http://www.amazon.com

A SERIAL RAPIST TARGETING HOMOSEXUALS ( Book 2 )

Secrets To Die For By L.J. Sellers

When social worker Raina Hughes arrives at a ramshackle trailer outside of town, she’s on a mission to protect a small boy from abusive parents. But when Detective Wade Jackson arrives at the same location hours later, his mission is far grimmer: investigation Raina’s murder.

The victim’s vicious death is a shocking event for laid-back Eugene, Oregon and even more chiling when one of Jackson’s fellow officers suspects an elusive rapist the meth-head dad who menaced Raina, but the evidence seems to leave his suspect in the clear and a homicidal sex offender still on the loose.

What Jackson feats is that his new love affair with nurse Kera Kollmorgan may be knocking him off his game. And what he never expects is to find an ally in savvy reporter Sophie Speranza, who may have stumbled on the killer shocking motive.

But even as Jackson and Sophie team up to tighten the noose, their quarry zeroes in on his next victim ready to take his twisted game to the next level.

AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: SECRETS TO DIE FOR
Genre: Mystery, Crime thriller
Recommendation Link: LJ Sellers > detective-jackson-mysteries

THE INNOCENT CLIENT

The Key To Justice By Dennis Carstens

A serial killer is on the loose in Minneapolis and the head of the investigation, Minneapolis police Le Jake Waschke, is facing the pressure to find him. To make matters worse, the killer strikes again, this time across the river in St. Paul, and his victim is the daughter of a prominent politician.

Just when the investigation seems to be going nowhere, the police catch a break when the killer strikes yet again, except this time there’s a witness who gets the police, including Jake Waschke chasing the killer through the streets of Minneapolis. During the chase Jake gets a good look at him and realizes his problems are only beginning when he recognizes the man and realizes he must do whatever is necessary to protect him.

A pasty is found and an arrest is made. The pasty’s fate is placed in the hands of criminal defense lawyer, Marc Kedella, when the brother of the accused turns out to be a former client of Marc’s. The case has heat and publicity far beyond anything Marc has ever dealt with and he tries to beg off. He knows he is over his head with a case of this magnitude and also realizes it could destroy his practice and drive him into bankruptcy. The brother convinces Marc to take the case playing on their past relationship, guaranteeing payment of his fees and Marc’s own believe that the man is innocent.

As the case progresses, Marc, aided in the investigation by stunningly beautiful private investigator, becomes more and more convinced his client is being framed. But, unless he can uncover who is framing him and, more importantly, why, an innocent man is going to take a very serious fall, Marc will be helpless to prevent it.

AUTHOR: DENNIS CARSTENS
TITLE: THE KEY TO JUSTICE
Genre: Legal mystery
Recommendation link: Amazon.com > Key-Justice-Dennis-Carstens

SOMEHOW THE EVIL IS IN THE HOTEL

The Shinning By Stephen King

Jack Torrance’s new job is the perfect chance for a fresh start for him and his son Danny, who is only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he is a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. His visions grew frighteningly out of control at the Overlook Hotel  where his father is the caretaker.

As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel and that too had begun to shine.

AUTHOR: STEPHREN KING

TITLE: THE SHINING

GENRE: Fiction, Horror, Thriller

Recommendation: http://stephenking.com/library/novel/shining_the.html

http://www.amazon.com/The-Shining-Stephen-King/dp/0307743659

THE NEW PASSENGER

NOS4A2 By Joe Hill

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing and terrifying  playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

AUTHOR: JOE HILL

TITLE: NOS4A2

GENRE: Fantasy, Thriller, Fiction, Paranormal

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/NOS4A2-A-Novel-Joe-Hill/dp/0062200585

IT’S TIME THE DEVIL HAD HIS DUE

Horns By Joe Hill

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and woke up the next morning with a raging headache  and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year lonely, following the death of his beloved Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world but there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real. Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed, being the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, and more he had Merrin. But Merrin’s death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away.  It seems everyone, including God, has abandoned him except the devil inside.

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power, a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge. It’s time the devil had his due. 

AUTHOR: JOE HILL

TITLE: HORNS

GENRE: Fiction,Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/Horns-A-Novel-Joe-Hill/dp/0061147966

THE RIPPER GENE

The Ripper Gene By Michael Ransom

Dr. Lucas Madden is a neuroscientist turned FBI profiler who first gained global recognition for cloning the ripper gene and showing its dysfunction in the brains of psychopaths. Later, as an FBI profiler, Madden achieved further notoriety by sequencing the DNA of the world’s most notorious serial killers and proposing a controversial “damnation algorithm” that could predict serial killer behavior using DNA alone.

Now, a new murderer, the Snow White Killer is terrorizing women in the Mississippi Delta. When Mara Bliss, Madden’s former fiancée, is kidnapped, he must track down a killer who is always two steps ahead of him. Only by entering the killer’s mind will Madden ultimately understand the twisted and terrifying rationale behind the murders and have a chance at ending the psychopath’s reign of terror.

AUTHOR: MICHAEL RANSOM

TITLE: THE RIPPER GENE

GENRE: Fiction, Medical Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ripper-Gene-A-Novel/dp/0765376873

VICTIMS OF THE SAME GUN

Lost Legacy By Annette Dashofy

 

On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he?

Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe’s inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn’t done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs.

AUTHOR: ANNETTE DASHOFY

TITLE: LOST LEGACY

GENRE: Mystery

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Legacy-Chambers-Mystery-Volume/dp/1940976243

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22393568-lost-legacy

 

 

 

 

 

THE DIRTY DEED

Death Of A Chimney By M. C. Beaton

In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager’s fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney.

The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn’t believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete’s body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it’s up to Hamish to discover who’s responsible for the dirty deed and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.

AUTHOR: M.C. BEATON

TITLE: DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP

GENRE: Mystery

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7993967-death-of-a-chimney-sweep

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Chimney-Hamish-Macbeth-Mystery/dp/0446547409

A KILLER LIES IN WAIT

Swerve By Vicki Pettersson

It’s high summer in the Mojave Desert, and Kristen Rush and her fiance, Daniel are en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, for the July forth holiday weekend. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose, to return home unharmed but never to see her fiancee again, or plunge forward into searching desert to find him where a killer lies in wait. 

AUTHOR: VICKI PETTERSSON

TITLE: SWERVE

GENRE: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/Swerve-Vicki-Pettersson/dp/1476798575

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/swerve-vicki-pettersson/1120678768

 

 

THE CROOKED BEAT

The Crooked Beat By Nick Quantrill

When Joe Geraghty’s brother finds himself in financial trouble, it’s only natural that he turns to the Private Investigator for help. But when it relates to a missing consignment of smuggled cigarettes, it’s not so easily sorted.

Drawn into the murky world of local and international criminals around the busy port of Hull, Geraghty knows the only way to save his brother is to take on the debt himself. As he attempts to find a way out of the situation, the secrets and conspiracies he uncovers are so deeply buried in the past, he knows he’s facing people willing to do whatever it takes to keep them that way.

AUTHOR: NICK QUANTRILL

TITLE: THE CROOKED BEAT

GENRE: Fiction, Crime

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18326025-the-crooked-beat

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Crooked-Beat-Joe-Geraght/dp/1907565566

EXPERIMENTS AT RUNDOWN LAB

Tenderloin By Ty Hutchinson

Life in San Francisco could not be better for FBI Agent Abby Kane and family. With white-collar crimes dominating her work schedule, chasing deranged killers is a thing of the past, until the body of a dead DEA agent pops up in Bogotá.

Ordered to Colombia for answers, Abby’s investigation takes her deep into the Amazon jungle where she discovers evidence of strange experiments at a rundown lab. When she later crosses paths with one of the scientists involved, she learns that a new drug has been invented, and its danger isn’t the addictive high but the terrifying side effects. Abby believes the cartels are behind the drug, but the locals think it’s one man. They call him The Monster.

AUTHOR: TY HUTCHINSON

TITLE: TENDERLOIN

GENRE: FBI Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17883020-tenderloin

ONE OF MANY SECRETS

Reflection By Rachel R. Smith

An Heiress, an ancient prophecy, and a masquerade…

Nerissa, the Heiress of Chiyo, prepares for the masquerade celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a thwarted assassination attempt on her family. Longing to be admired for herself and not her title, she arranges to switch costumes and enjoy the ball in blissful anonymity. But, when the fateful night finally comes, a prophetic warning of a second attack arrives too late, and the evening turns from revelry and romance to violence. After being pulled from the chaos by an enigmatic guardian, Nerissa learns that the Royal Family has been concealing a formidable secret for generations and it is only one of many that are about to be revealed.

AUTHOR: RACHEL R. SMITH

TITLE: REFLECTION

GENRE: Crime, Mystery, Fantasy

Recommendation:  www.amazon.com.br/Reflection-Stranger-Records-Ohanzee-English-Ebook/dp/B00XGYO2C4

IN BLACK IN WHITE

In Black In White By A. D. Davies

She knows she can be irritating to have around at first but, when given a chance, all her colleagues fall in love with her. She can’t explain it, but it’s how she works and how she gets her best results.

And it is exactly how she must work when a British diplomat is murdered on US soil, and the UK Ambassador orders her to observe the FBI’s investigation. Soon, the murders expand to encompass a wider victim profile, each confessing their politically-motivated lies on camera, and Alicia shows why her superiors overlook her quirks, and consider her one of the best minds in her field. Drafting in her old partner, Alicia imposes her personality on the investigation, and shifts the focus from a politically charged arena to the madness of a psychopath who cannot seem to stop.

AUTHOR: A.D. DAVIS

TITLE: IN BLACK IN WHITE

GENRE: Crime, Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8804035.A_D_Davies

WHEN THE THIRD ONE WAS TAKEN

His First His Second By A. D. Second

Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend is one of the most respected criminal analysts in the country, and finds herself in a cold northern town assigned to Donald Murphy’s team, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women both strikingly similar in appearance.

Now a third has been taken, and they have less than a week to chip away the secrets of a high-society family, and uncover the killer’s objective. But Richard the father of the latest victim believes the police are not moving quickly enough, so launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills honed in a dark past that is about to catch up with him. As Richard’s secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with him, and even starts to fall for his charms, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.

AUTHOR: A.D. DAVIS

TITLE: HIS FIRST HIS SECOND

GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com/His-First-Secon-Alicia-investigation-ebook/dp/B00O6FFWMQ