HAUNTED BY THE DEAD

The headshot didn’t kill Taylor Jackson. But it will haunt. In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor’s thoughts and speech. Effectively mute, there’s no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts of the past, of friendships and trusts lost of the specter of a lost faith in herself and her motives that night. When Memphis Highsmythe offers Taylor his home in the Scottish highlands to recuperate, her fiancé John Baldwin can’t refuse her excitement, no matter his distrust of the man. At first, Memphis’s drafty and singularly romantic castle seems the perfect place for healing. But shortly the house itself surrounds her like a menacing presence. As Taylor’s sense of isolation and vulnerability grows, so, too, does her grip on reality. PTSD. Pills. Ghosts. Grudges. Someone or something is coming after Taylor. But is she being haunted by the dead…or hunted by the living?

AUTHOR: JT ELLISON

TITLE: WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense & Thriller

THE BRUTAL ART

Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cutthroat world of contemporary art when he is alerted to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original drawings and paintings. Nobody can tell Ethan much about the old man, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged. Despite the fact that, strictly speaking, the artwork doesn’t belong to him, Ethan takes the challenge and makes a name for the old man and himself. Soon Ethan has to congratulate himself on his own genius for storytelling and salesmanship. But suddenly the police are interested in talking to him. It seems that the missing artist had a nasty past, and the drawings hanging in the Muller Gallery have begun to look a lot less like art and a lot more like evidence. Sucked into an investigation four decades cold, Ethan will uncover a secret legacy of shame and death, one that will touch horrifyingly close to home and leave him fearing for his own life.

AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN

TITLE: THE BRUTAL ART

GENRE: Fiction, Thriller

THE UNDERTAKER’S WIDOW

Judge Richard Quinn is young, idealistic,and honest to a fault.That’s why he’s handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history.Locked in a race for the U.S. Senate, Ellen Crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband. In a single,brutal instant she became a widow,a victim, and a hero.Yet disturbing questions remain. What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life? What about the son frozen out of his will? Or his wife’s political enemies? And what about Ellen Crease herself? Soon it becomes clear that a deadly plot of murder, blackmail, passion,and double cross is unfolding around Judge Richard Quinn.And unless he breaks the rules, justice will not only be blind, it will be the final victim.

AUTHOR: PHILLIP MARGOLIN 

TITLE: THE UNDERTAKER’S WIDOW

GENRE: Suspense & Thriller

STABBED AND ABANDONED

On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife,Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn’t trust the leadership of their new department chief,Isabelle Ardery,whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way.In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer’s hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden and possibly attractive vulnerability.While Lynley works in London,his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest.There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive,and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don’t know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE

TITLE: THIS BODY OF DEATH

GENRE: Fiction,Mystery & Detective

SHE WAS TRAINED AS A MARKSMAN AND ESCAPE ARTIST BY HER ABDUCTOR

Famously kidnapped at age six,Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later.Now,twenty-one,she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test.Trained as a marksman,lock picker,escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor,Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release.So,in view of therapy,she mastered martial arts,boxing,and knife throwing;learned how to escape from the trunk of a car Jimmy a pair of handcuffs,and walk without making a sound-all before she was thirteen.Kick has trained herself to be safe.But then two children go missing in three weeks and an enigmatic and wealthy for new weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition.John Bishop help recover the two children-he won’t take no for an answer.With lives hanging in the balance,Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself.Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn’t want to navigate-the dark corners of her own mind.

TITLE: ONE KICK

AUTHOR: CHELSEA CAIN

WHERE HE KILLED THE INMATE

Just Like That By Lee Edgerton

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

WHEN AN OLD FRIEND TURNS TO HIM FOR HELP

A hitman must be anonymous,a moral……… and alone.Victor is the face in the crowd you don’t see,a perfect assassin with nothing to live for.But when an old friend turns to him for help,he finds he can’t refuse.For once his objective isn’t to kill,but to protect.Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies,Victor needs more than just a bodyguard… but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he’s vowed to defend

TITLE:BETTER OFF DEAD
AUTHOR:TOM WOOD

TO HER FAMILY , IT WAS TOO LATE

Denise Amber Lee was a twenty one year old happily married mother of two little boys and the daughter of the head of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Marshal Fugitive Task Force in south Florida.She had her whole life ahead of her…….until an intruder broke into her Florida home.She was forced to leave her two children and within a few short hours,she was raped,savagely terrorised and murdered.Michael King,a 38-year-old out of -work plumber,was a ticking time bomb.Incredibly Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction.Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called,but a slow,inefficient system tragically failed her.King was sentenced to death….but for Denise and her loving family,it was too late.Why did the killer choose this victim?Sometimes you can’t do anything to change the outcome.
TITLE :A KILLERS TOUCH
AUTHOR :MICHAEL BENSO

THE CHILD WAS NEVER SEEN ALIVE AGAIN

In Ireland 1973:a very different world.But a tinny village in county Dublin was about to loose its innocence for ever.One a bright and sunny june afternoon,a seven-year-old boy was left in the care of his teenage neighbor.No one knew,or would even have dreamed of suspecting that the teenage was a satanist.The two went out to the fields to look for rabbits.The child was never seen alive again.For the first time in The Boy in the Attic,David Mahone reveals the exact events of that summer day:how the youngster was lured to his death,how the teenager came to dive so deeply into the occult and the night marish scene awaiting police when they entered the attic.But there is another disturbing question.how is it that this murder,which was easily one of the most shocking and horrific in living memory,was barely reported upon at all?

TITLE : THE BOY IN THE ATTIC
AUTHOR: DAVID MALONE

IT IS BY HIS GRACE

It’s not important to hold all the good card in life,but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.Have faith and have a successful life.One of the basic differences between God and humans is,God gives,gives and forgives.But the human get,gets and forgets.Be thankful in life…
If you think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning,try putting it beside a dead body and you will realised that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.

REMEMBER : IT IS NOT THE END

Life is not about finding the right person,but creating the right relationship.It’s not how we care in the beginning,but how much we care till the end.Some people always throw stones in your path.It depends on what you make of them:a wall or a bridge?-Remember you are the architect of your life.

Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.Never ask for a lighter rain,just pray to God for a better umbrella.- That is the attitude.Often when we lose all hope and think this is the end,remember God and pray it is a bend not the end.

THE DEAD

David Blake is back in Newcastle,running three cities;Life is sweet until his bent accountant is arrested for murder.The money is nailed on for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blakes reach.Now Blake faces an agonising choice;fix the acquitted of a child killer or run out the cash he needs to bankroll his empire.
Meanwhile,Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and a crazed Russian Oligarch wants to use Blakes drug supply line for his own ends.Back at home,the police are closing in and his girlfriend is asking awkward questions.

TITLE : THE DEAD
AUTHOR: HOWARD LINSKEY

IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’VE WON

When i shut my mouth and turn to walk away,it doesn’t mean you’ve won. It simply means your stupid ass isn’t worth anymore of my time.

PSALM CHAPTER 37 VERSES ONE TO SIX

Do not fret because of evil or envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good;dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn of your cause like the noonday sun.

My MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE FOR 2015

A new year is like a blank book,the pen is in your hands.
It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.
Your life is what your thoughts make it,
Your New Year is what,what you make it.