The murder known as the ” suitcase killer”, who has been causing panic by leaving dismembered bodies in London’s railway station vanishes into thin air when cornered cutting up his latest victim.The detective team of Dr. Twist and Inspector Hurst receive a tip that he resides in Leadenham,a sleepy village twenty miles from the capital.
Another resident,a retired major of the Indian Army,claims he can summon an evil genie by rubbing an artifact known as ” The Head Of The Tiger”.He and a doubter stay in a room where not only is every door and window locked from inside,but each is guarded by a witness.Nevertheless,the major is found dead,and the doubter unconscious from wounds which could not have been self-inflicted,and there is nobody else in the room.
Could the serial killer be an evil genie? Or is it possible that two murderers,each with the apparent ability to vanish at will,inhabit the same small village?
TITLE: THE TIGER’S HEAD
AUTHOR: PAUL HALTER
When coroner Jenny Cooper narrowly escapes death in a freak accident,she finds her propelled back to traumatic events then years in her past….We meet Jenny in the thick of her former career as a hard-working family lawyer.When one of her clients,fourteen-year-old Natasha,dies tragically under the wheels of a train,Jenny finds herself falsely accused of being responsible.Betrayed by her colleagues and pursued by the police,Jenny faces the fight of her life to prevent herself falling victim to a gross injustice.
TITLE: THE INNOCENT
AUTHOR: M.R. HALL
When a single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores,he has no one to turn to for financial support.In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck,Danny meets Thomas Galvin,the father of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue offers $50.000 loan to help Danny cover his daughters tuition. Uncomfortable.Uncomfortable but desperate,Danny takes the money,promising to pay Galvin back.What transpires is something Danny never imagined.The moment the money is wired into his account,the DEA comes knocking on his door.Danny’s impossible choice:an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court,or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend.As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life,including those he loves most in the world,he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything-and everyone-that matters to him.
AUTHOR: JOSEPH FINDER