Category: Crime

  • Abducted (The Lizzy Gardner Series)

    By T. R. Ragan

    When Lizzy Gardner was once purely seventeen, what must have been the proper evening turned the right nightmare. abducted simply blocks from domestic after a romantic night together with her boyfriend, Jared, she awakened to discover herself on the mercy of a wicked serial killer. Imprisoned and tormented for months by means of the maniac she got here to understand as Spiderman, Lizzy narrowly escaped, the single one in every of his sufferers to outlive. yet Spiderman escaped too, outwitting police and cursing Lizzy to spend her existence taking a look over her shoulder…

    Fourteen years later, Lizzy is a personal investigator who teaches self-defense to teenage women in her unfastened time. She does what she will to assist others defend themselves and to overlook the horror of her ordeal, but fears she's going to continually be often called “the one that received away.” Then she gets a telephone name from Jared, now a unique agent for the FBI, with grim information. The killer has resurfaced, this time with a really particular target—Lizzy. And he’s made it transparent that she is going to now not break out him back. So starts a chilling video game of cat-and-mouse, a terrifying, heart-pounding hunt that just one will survive.

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  • Vodka Doesn't Freeze (Detective Jill Jackson Mysteries)

    When a middle-aged guy is brutally murdered within the hills overlooking a kid's pool, it's instantly transparent to Sergeant Jill Jackson that somebody has stopped a deadly pedophile in his tracks. Jill is initially ambivalent approximately pursuing the killer, but if extra males die—all of them identified to police as baby intercourse offenders—she is pressured to confess serial killer is at the free. because the research deepens, Jill finds a original pedophile ring, a membership of rich males who've inspiration in the past that that they have been untouchable. As she faces predators and their sufferers, a psychotherapist wasting her brain, and her personal nightmares come to existence, Jill is compelled to come to a decision even if she rather desires to trap this killer.

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  • My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series)

    By Leena Lehtolainen

    Twenty-three-year-old legislations pupil Maria Kallio is recruited for a short lived place on the Helsinki police division. Sweet-faced yet difficult and hot-tempered, Maria faces pushback from her new squad – so while a tender playboy is murdered at his family’s summer season villa, the recent detective is out to end up herself.

    Found floating facedown on the water’s facet after an evening of partying, Tommi Pelatonen seems to were murdered through one in every of his closest associates – yet why? As Maria discovers, sour ardour and jealousy seethe less than the placid floor of the group’s privileged, carefree way of life. As Maria uncovers the victim’s unsavory secrets and techniques, explanations for all seven suspects come to mild. Now it’s as much as her to untangle the clues sooner than the killer moves again.

    The first e-book in Leena Lehtolainen’s overseas bestselling Nordic crime sequence starring Detective Maria Kallio, My First Murder serves up homicide with a slice of existence within the Finnish higher crust.

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  • Wicked Prey (Lucas Davenport, Book 19)

    By John Sandford

    Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at paintings and all too as regards to domestic, within the superlative new mystery through the number one New York Times' bestselling author.

    For two decades, John Sandford's novels were cherished for his or her "ingenious plots, vibrant characters, crisp discussion and unending surprises" (The Washington Post), and nowhere are these extra in facts than within the surprising twists and shocks of Wicked Prey. The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for his or her conference. Throwing a tremendous get together is meant to be enjoyable, yet crashing the occasion are a number of not easy instances the police could fairly stayed away. leader between them is a group stickup males who've noticed a number of profitable possibilities, starting from political moneymen with briefcases jam-packed with money to that armored-car warehouse with the weak point in its defense procedure. All that's headache adequate for Lucas Davenport - yet what's approximately to hit him is even worse. your time again, a stray bullet placed a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and, ever in view that, the guy has been nursing his grudge right into a complete head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, yet it's no enjoyable simply taking pictures him. That wouldn't be painful adequate. no longer whilst Davenport has an exquisite fourteen-year-old followed daughter that Whitcomb can objective in its place. . . .And then there's the younger guy with the .50 quality sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy historical past, roaming via a urban packed with the main robust politicians in the world. . . . wealthy along with his tremendous trademark suspense and a few of the simplest characters in suspense fiction, depraved Prey is extra facts that "Sandford is without doubt one of the such a lot continuously interesting crime writers operating today." (Booklist).
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  • The TV Detective (The TV Detective, Book 1)

    By Simon Hall

    The television Detective, publication 1

    The television Detective reveals tv reporter Dan Groves newly assigned to the crime beat, and in a country of angst approximately it. He wishes a crash-course in police paintings; the answer is to shadow Detective leader Inspector Adam Breen on a high-profile homicide inquiry, which doesn't move down good with a few participants of the police strength. The sufferer is a infamous neighborhood businessman, Edward Bray, a guy with such a lot of enemies that one of many difficulties the inquiry faces is having a surplus of suspects. Bray is killed at a prearranged assembly, in a lay-by on a depressing and storm-lashed evening, by means of a blast in the course of the center from a shotgun. Adam investigates and uncovers a tantalising query, which appears to be like on the middle of the case: why used to be the killing deliberate for a unique day, yet cast off it seems that as the climate was once sunny? Tensions abound among Dan and the police, and he comes with regards to being thrown off the case - till the detectives come to grasp he may well really be useful, in utilizing the ability of tv to tempt the assassin right into a catch.
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  • A Necessary Action

    By Per Wahlöö

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    From in step with Wahlöö—co-author together with his spouse, Maj Sjöwall, of the the world over bestselling Martin Beck sequence of mysteries—comes a suspense novel a couple of former German soldier sought after for wondering a couple of homicide in Spain.
    Willi Mohr--former German soldier, ravenous artist, enigmatic drifter--is arrested by way of the police and subjected to a long and confusing interrogation. Unwillingly, he's drawn again to the former yr he spent in Spain, the mysterious loss of life of a Norwegian couple he shared a home with and his tireless makes an attempt to find how they died. because the interrogation intensifies, Mohr realizes that his personal mystery actions have implicated him in a deadly political state of affairs. Exhausted, on the finish of his cash, worn down by means of the police, he is taking decisive motion that ends up in a profound own release.
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  • Dr. Death (Alex Delaware, No. 14)

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    Who killed the killer? during this tremendous and startling mental mystery, Jonathan Kellerman, perennial bestselling writer, provides a pointy and well timed twist to homicide's principal question.

    anyone has murdered euthanasia champion Dr. Eldon Mate—a self-styled Dr. loss of life chargeable for rankings of assisted suicides. In a burst of bloody irony, the killer chooses to dispatch the surgeon behind Mate's personal suicide van, hooking him as much as the killing equipment dubbed "the Humanitron"—and including a few butchering touches of his personal. The case is assigned to veteran LAPD murder detective Milo Sturgis, who turns, once more, to his pal Dr. Alex Delaware. yet operating this situation increases a clash of curiosity for Alex so profound that he cannot even speak about it with Milo. the strain that develops among cop and psychologist additional complicates an already baffling and intricate homicide investigation—one whose suspects contain the households of Dr. Mate's "travelers," Mate's personal son, and a psychopathic killer who relishes the geometry of dying.

    Dr. dying is a wealthy brew of unforgettable characters, labyrinthine plotting, page-turning prose, and the original insights into the darkest corners of the human brain that experience earned Jonathan Kellerman overseas accolades because the grasp of mental suspense.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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