Category: Murder

  • Sight Unseen (Kendra Michaels)

    By Iris Johansen

    She used to be secure in a global of darkness.
    Now threat threatens within the chilly gentle of day…Before the experimental surgical procedure that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels built her different senses to an grand ability. Now she will be able to establish a Nissan via the sound of its engine, a Norelco electrical razor through the trend of stubble it leaves at the back of, or an vague colorless hearth accelerant by means of its candy odor. legislation enforcement corporations clamor for her infrequent powers of conception and remark, too usually disrupting the lifestyles she has outfitted aiding others via song treatment. simply because so quite often, simply Kendra can get the activity performed.

    But consequently, it is Kendra who first realizes that the plain site visitors twist of fate on San Diego's historical Cabrillo Bridge is actually a homicide scene, and she or he rushes to alert the police earlier than the most important facts is destroyed. because the physique count number rises and one homicide unveils one other, a ugly trend emerges. somebody is killing humans in ways in which reflect Kendra's such a lot infamous situations. She has a fan: an individual who admires her paintings and is twisted adequate to teach that admiration via murder--while naming himself after the largest paintings forger of the 20 th century. He perspectives himself now not as a monster yet as an artist. And he isn't operating alone.

    In Iris Johansen's Sight Unseen, as the darkness closes in, close to sufficient to the touch Kendra and people she loves, Kendra needs to come nose to nose along with her maximum fears--and her so much ruthless enemy. a guy who strikes during the shadows, a guy she can even recognize, who hides at the back of the masks of sanity, sight unseen.

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  • Black Fridays

    By Michael Sears

    Sometimes a guy could be redeemed. yet no longer within the manner he expects.

    Jason Stafford is a former Wall highway hotshot who made a few undesirable strikes, paid the expense with years in criminal, and is now attempting to positioned his lifestyles again jointly. He’s unemployable, till an funding enterprise asks him to appear into attainable difficulties left by way of a junior dealer who died lately in an coincidence. What he discovers is gigantic – there are difficulties, very well, the sort that get you killed.

    yet it’s now not his purely challenge. Stafford has one other quest in addition: to reclaim his five-year-old son, “the Kid,” from his risky ex-wife, after which research simply what it potential to make a existence with him. The issues Stafford discovers approximately himself within the method are each bit as gripping as his research, and whilst the 2 threads of his lifestyles come jointly – the consequences are unforgettable.

    Black Fridays marks the arriving of a amazing new writer.

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  • Ghost Sea: A Novel (Dugger/Nello Series)

    "It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."―Vancouver Sun

    A spellbinding story of the ocean: love, homicide, and mysticism: on the flip of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred mask. he's taking the collector's spouse, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage domestic. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal dealer residing at the edges of the legislations, to offer chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, yet Dugger's monetary salvation comes at a poor rate, for he's Kate's mystery lover. Day and evening Dugger sails the uncharted islands, via raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.

    in accordance with a real tale, this novel reaches its exciting climax on the final mystery, hallucinatory potlatch of the traditional Kwakiutl tradition, the place the background of a doomed humans is melded with the fury of 3 hearts.
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  • Final Scream

    By Lisa Jackson

    As white-hot flames sear the darkish evening, a killer waits within the bushes, staring at the mill burn, listening for the screams - the single evidence that justice has ultimately started for the sins of long-ago. For journalist Cassidy Buchanan, this inferno is a dwelling nightmare - a reminder of the terrible, mysterious fireplace that destroyed her prosperous family members seventeen years in the past - and of Brig McKenzie, the good-looking hell raiser accused of environment the blaze. That tragic crime hasn't ever been solved, and already the whispers have all started in Prosperity, Oregon - one other fireplace, extra deaths, and one universal denominator - Cassidy herself. Cassidy got here domestic to Prosperity to place the earlier in the back of her, however it turns out the earlier isn't comprehensive with Cassidy. anyone doesn't wish her to discover the chilling truth...someone who has killed earlier than and should kill again...a cold-blooded psychopath who's in simple terms ready to listen to her...
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  • Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    By Alan Bradley

    NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months via NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    From award-winning writer Alan Bradley comes the subsequent comfortable British secret starring intrepid younger sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by means of USA Today as “one of the main outstanding creations in contemporary literature.”
    Eleven-year-old beginner detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, no matter if they’re chanced on one of the potions in her laboratory or among the pages of her unbearable sisters’ diaries. What she is not conversant in is digging up our bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s loss of life, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily getting ready to open its purchaser saint’s tomb. no one is extra excited to peek contained in the crypt than Flavia, but what she unearths will halt the court cases useless of their tracks: the physique of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta opposed to Mr. Collicutt, and why may they disguise him in the sort of sacred resting position? The irrepressible Flavia comes to a decision to determine. And what she finds will end up there’s by no means such factor as an open-and-shut case.

    Acclaim for Speaking from one of the Bones
    “[Alan] Bradley ratings one other luck. . . . This sequence is a grown-up model of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all these mysteries you fell in love with as a child.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
    “The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . maintains to delight.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
    “Fiendishly significant . . . Bradley has created an totally fascinating solid of characters . . . as quirky as any British secret fan may perhaps desire for.”—Bookreporter
    “Delightful and entertaining.”San Jose Mercury News
    Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s cherished Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
    “Every Flavia de Luce novel is a cause to celebrate.”USA Today
    “Delightful.”—The Boston Globe, on the beauty on the backside of the Pie
    “Utterly beguiling.”People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
    “Irresistibly appealing.”—The long island occasions publication Review, on A purple Herring with no Mustard

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in London's West End

    By Geoffrey Howse

    London's West finish is linked to style and glamour yet for hundreds of years it has had a miles darker part. Geoffrey Howse has exposed an unbelievable catalogue of sinister deeds, a few of them well-known yet others lengthy forgotten. examine spying, treason, embezzlement, regicide, theft, forgery, non secular persecution, suicide, homicide and mutilation; and 'witness' horrendous punishments resembling drawing, striking, disemboweling, quartering, castration, beheading and burning. previous situations comprise the execution of Scottish patriots (1305/6) and 3 priests who dared to query the supremacy of Henry VIII in 1535. Such occasions attracted nice public awareness, as did the extreme execution of Charles I in 1649 and, in 1820, the striking and mutilation of the Cato road Conspiritors. The foul homicide of the recognized actor William Terriss, through a madman, in 1897, is featured as are numerous amazing situations from the 20 th century together with the terrible wartime murders of Gordon Cummins, the unusual disappearances of the socialist MP Victor Grayson and Lord Lucan, the Charing go Trunk homicide in addition to the mysterious dying of boxer Freddie generators.
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  • Tickets for Death (Michael Shayne, Book 4)

    By Brett Halliday

    Mayme by no means gave whatever away. This time she was once promoting information-the low down on 1000000 greenback racket.

    She was once prepared to inform Mike every thing for an insignificant thousand in cash... yet with a woman like Mayme, the motion used to be extra fascinating than the talk...
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  • A Little Yuletide Murder (Murder She Wrote, Book 11)

    By Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher

    It's starting to glance much like murder...

    Jessica Fletcher is making plans to spend a comfy Christmas in Cabot Cove. but if Rory Brent is located shot to dying on his farm, there'll be no peace on the earth until eventually his killer is located. Snooping into the small town's earlier for a reason, Jessica is set to bring the killer prior to Christmas. the difficulty is, the following sound she hears this silent evening could be a scream: her own.

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  • Brotherhood in Death

    By J. D. Robb

    The new novel that includes murder detective Eve Dallas from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Devoted in Death.

    Sometimes brotherhood might be one other note for conspiracy. . . .

    Dennis Mira simply had disagreeable surprises. First he realized that his cousin Edward was once secretly assembly with a true property agent approximately their past due grandfather’s brilliant West Village brownstone, regardless of the promise they either made to maintain it within the relatives. Then, while he went to the home to confront Edward approximately it, he bought a blunt item to the again of the head.

    Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s best profiler and an excellent good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. while the 2 arrive at the scene, he explains that the very last thing he observed used to be Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. whilst he got here to, his cousin was once long gone. With the mess wiped clean up and the safety disks got rid of, there’s not anything left in the back of yet a couple of lines for forensics to analyze. 

    As a former attorney, pass judgement on, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies regularly. Like such a lot of politicians, he additionally made a few very shut pals in the back of closed—and locked—doors. yet a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into areas others can’t cross, and Eve intends to polish a few mild at the soiled bargains and darkish reasons at the back of the disappearance of a robust guy, the relations discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of genuine property . . . and a brand new case that nobody observed coming.
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