PROSECUTED FOR MURDER

As the pampered daughter of one of Spring Creek’s most prestigious southern families,Ella Porter has lived her entire life on the straight-and-narrow,And being “good” has kept Ella safe and sane until now. Suggestive yet ominous letters have been arriving at her office with alarming frequency.Letters that remind her of the disturbing ones she used to get from Reed Conway the hellraiser she knew from childhood after her father prosecuted him for murder.Now Reed’s been released from prison,and though Ella finds herself wanting to believe his claims of innocence,she’s getting closer than a “good girl” ever should to a man with such a bad reputation…

AUTHOR: BEVERLY BARTON 

TITLE: EVERY MOVE SHE MAKES

ON THE RUN

‘Somebody!’ I half-sob and then,more quietly, ‘Please.’ The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat,lost amongst the trees.In their aftermath,the silence descends again.I know then that I’m not going anywhere…Sean is on the run.We don’t know why and we don’t know from whom,but we do know he’s abandoned his battered,blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated,lonely part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer.Desperate to avoid the police,he takes to the parched fields and country lanes only to be caught in the vicious jaws of a trap.Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood,he is freed and taken in by two women,daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm with its ramshackle barn,blighted vineyard and the brooding lake. And it’s then that Sean’s problems really start…

AUTHOR: SIMON BECKETT 

TITLE: STONE BRUISES 

SHE CAN’T BURY THE PAST

A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A dream home. So what makes lawyer Emily Coleman,a woman who appears to have everything,get up one morning and walk right out of her life to start again as someone new? Deliberately losing herself in London,Emily quickly transforms herself into Cat.

Along with her new name,she finds a new home in a shared house in North London teeming with an odd assortment of flatmates,and a new job as a receptionist at a hip advertising agency.Finding easy kinship with the fun-loving Angel,her savior and new best friend,Cat begins to live on the edge,giddy with the euphoria of freedom and release.Cat has buried any trace of her old self so well,no one knows how to find her.But she can’t bury the past….or her own painful memories.As the days turn to months, thoughts of all she’s left behind begin to consume her.She cannot outrun the ghosts that haunt her, no matter how hard she tries to elude them.And soon, she’ll have to face the truth of what she’s done,a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far . . .

AUTHOR: TINA SESKIS 

TITLE: ONE STEP TOO FAR 

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING ON THE ISLE

DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once.One freezing night’s sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later,Logan arrives but there’s no sign of Steel.She’s lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare,with bodies,and bullets,and tiny wee boats.And a dangerous hard man who’s meant to be dead…
Why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual? Is it because it’s Christmas? Or maybe it’s because the missing persons case she’s just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off? Or is it because she’s just been left a huge amount of money…?One thing’s for certain: Steel’s having a bad day, and she’s hell bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one too.

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE 

TITLE: PARTNERS IN CRIME

THE WHITE HOUSE MURDERER

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections,the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees.But then the unexpected happens.One night,Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington,the president of the United States.The following morning,Walsh’s dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life.In Oregon Brad Miller,a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer.Clarence Little,now on death row,claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who,at the time of her death,worked for the then governor,Christopher Farrington.Suddenly,a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests that someone in the White House is a murderer.Their only problem? Staying alive long enough to prove it.

AUTHOR: PHILLIP MARGOLIN 

TITLE: EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE 

UNPUNISHED

Once a suburban husband and father,now the man has lost all sense of time.He retains only a few keepsakes of his former life: a handmade dining room table,an armoire and dresser from the bedroom, and a tape of the last message his wife ever left on their answering machine.These are memories of a man who no longer exists.Booze and an affair with a beautiful woman provide little relief,with the only meaning left in his life comes from his assignments.An envelope slipped under the door of his apartment with the name and address of an unpunished evildoer.The unspoken directive to kill.And every time he does,he marks the occasion with a memento: a tattoo.He has a lot of tattoos.But into this unchanging existence seep unsettling questions.How much of what he feels and sees can he trust? How much is a lie designed to control him? He will risk his own life and the lives of everyone around him to find out.

AUTHOR: RICHARD THOMAS 

TITLE: DISINTEGRATION 

THREAD CAREFULLY

Death Comes Silently By Carolyn Hart

Winter has arrived in Broward’s Rock,South Carolina,and business has slowed for Annie Darling, owner of mystery bookstore Death on Demand.So when the island’s resident writer publishes the latest in her popular mystery series,Annie jumps at the chance to host a book signing,even though it conflicts with her shift at the local charity shop,Better Tomorrow.

Luckily,fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to sub for her.The signing goes well,but Gretchen interrupts the event multiple times,leaving voice mails about scandalous news she’s dying to share. Even though Gretchen tends to be excitable,Annie heads over to Better Tomorrow,where she finds Gretchen dead on the floor,an axe by her side.Annie enlists the help of her husband,Max,to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak,a stolen motorboat,a troubled love affair,and a reckless teenager.And she must tread carefully in her investigation,because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter…

AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART 

TITLE: DEATH COMES SILENTLY 

A MURDER CHARGE

Dr. Elena Gardener learns an OB patient of her fiance,Dr. David Merritt,is suffering frequent beatings at the hands of her husband.Despite Elena’s advice,the wife refuses to take legal action against her abusing husband.David is so frustrated that he loudly and publicly voices his desire to beat the man senseless.When someone actually kills the husband in that fashion,David’s off-hand expression leads him to the sheriff’s office.As the situation worsens,the two doctors from a partnership with a new attorney in town in order to fight a murder charge.

AUTHOR: RICHARD L. MABRY,M.D.

TITLE: RX : MURDER 

kIDNAPPED OR MISSING?

Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother,and Barbara can’t really help Azhar had never married Angelina,and his name isn’t on Hadiyyah’s,their daughter’s,birth certificate.He has no legal claim.Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective,but the trail goes cold.Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing,kidnapped from an Italian marketplace.The Italian police are investigating,and the Yard won’t get involved,until Barbara takes matters into her own hands at the risk of her own career.As both Barbara and her partner,Inspector Thomas Lynley,soon discover the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping,revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation.With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line,Barbara must decide what matters most,and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE 

TITLE: JUST ONE EVIL ACT 

THE ANONYMOUS LETTER

One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London Apartment Complex Lacey Flint,a young detective constable,stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building’s darkened parking lot.Within twenty-four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder a letter that calls out Lacey by name.If it’s real,and they have a killer bent on re-creating London’s bloody past,history shows they have just five days until the next attempt.No one believes the connections are anything more than a sadistic killer’s game,not even Lacey,whom the killer seems to be taunting specifically.However,as they investigate the details of the case start reminding her more and more of a part of her past she’d rather keep hidden.And the only way to do that is to catch the killer herself.

AUTHOR: S .J. BOLTON 

TITLE: NOW YOU SEE ME 

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THE DEAD GIRLS

When a Cambridge university student dramatically attempts to take her own life,DI Mark Joesbury realizes that the university has developed an unhealthy record of young people committing suicide in extraordinary ways.

Despite huge personal misgivings,Joesbury sends young policewoman DC Lacey Flint to Cambridge with a brief to work undercover,posing as a vulnerable,depression-prone student.Psychiatrist Evi Oliver is the only person in Cambridge who knows who Lacey really is or so they both hope.But as the two women dig deeper into the darker side of university life,they discover a terrifying trend..And when Lacey starts experiencing the same disturbing nightmares reported by the dead girls,she knows that she is next.

AUTHOR: S. J. BOLTON 

TITLE: DEAD SCARED 

HER LAST BREATH

When a car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holden’s home,she suddenly finds one of her pro bono clients dying in her arms from a gunshot wound.With her last breath,the woman whispers cryptic words into her ear and hands her a blood-smeared flash drive.When Paige Holden shares the flash drive with State’s Attorney Grayson Smith,its contents cast doubts on a five-year-old conviction and lead him and Paige into a world of blackmail,dark secrets,and a decades-long string of murders.An investigation they’ll survive only by trusting each other and the truth.

AUTHOR: KAREN ROSE

TITLE: NO ONE LEFT TO TELL

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WHOM YOU KNOW

    He meets women,He gains their trust.He kills them.

That’s all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting.Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer.With no sign of a break-in,every indication shows that they let him in.But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent,Maeve’s colleague.Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved,but how well does she really know him? Because this isn’t the first time Derwent’s been accused of murder…

AUTHOR: JANE CASEY 

TITLE: THE STRANGER YOU KNOW 

HE JUST KNOWS THEY WILL

Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful,sexy man,more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player.He’s loyal and principled,both to a fault.His wry,sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming,sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit.Passionate about justice,he dives into the dark water,taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.

In Jack Davis’ world only liars,drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably.Then he joins their ranks.After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent,Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake,sometimes bending him in half,sometimes strangling his speech.The cause and cure are unknown and Jack’s condition colors his entire life.So much so that it ends his FBI career.In his new guise of part time private detective,he can’t predict when the shakes will start… he just knows they will.Most of the time he just hopes he isn’t holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don’t give anyone a break.Alex Stone is a Public Defender,devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can’t afford a lawyer.More often than not,her clients and cases are lost causes.But the dismal odds only encourage her.Long,lean,and ropy from years of early-morning workouts,she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case:bear down and go all out.She’s determined to give her indigent clients the same measure of justice the rich and well bred receive.That’s what everyone,guilty or innocent,highborn or low,deserves,and that’s why she became a public defender.That higher calling matters more than whether her clients are guilty or innocent.But when the system fails to deliver justice,she makes certain justice is done.

AUTHOR: JOEL GOLDMAN 

TITLE: TRIPLE THREAT