Too Many MurdersA Carmine Delmonico Novel
Proving once again that she is a master of suspense, bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with a riveting sequel to On, Off.
The year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on. On a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut, home to prestigious Chubb University and armaments giant Cornucopia, chief of detectives Captain Carmine Delmonico has more pressing concerns than finding a name for his infant son: twelve murders have taken place in one day, and Delmonico is drawn into a gruesome web of secrets and lies.
Supported by his detective sergeants, Delmonico embarks on what looks like an unsolvable mystery. All the murders are different and they seem wholly unconnected. Are they dealing with one killer, or many? And as if twelve murders were not enough, Delmonico soon finds himself pitted against a mysterious spy giving Cornucopia’s armaments secrets to the Russians. Are the murders and espionage different cases, or are they somehow linked? As the death toll mounts, Carmine and his team discover that the answers are not what they seem—but then, are they ever?
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Also Available: On, Off: A Carmine Delmonico Novel 9781552786420
A Brewski for the Old ManA Sherri Travis Mystery
Secrets have a way of unraveling and sometimes the past doesn’t stay dead. In this third Sherri Travis mystery, Phyllis Smallman returns to Jacaranda, Florida and the Sunset Bar. John Ray Leenders, the brutal man who tried to rape Sherri Travis when she was thirteen, is back in Jacaranda, living with the single mother of a teenage daughter. Sherri does not want to get involved and tries hard to ignore what she sees happening to Lacey, but it’s impossible to look away. Then Sherri’s father, Tully Jenkins, also reappears in her life, dragging Sherri deep into the swamp to exact revenge on the men who set fire to Uncle Ziggy’s junk yard. From a fashion show at the Royal Palms to alligator poaching in the swamp, Sherri struggles to untangle lies, stay alive, keep the Sunset running, and stay one step ahead of disaster.
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It’s the summer of 1984 and a killer who repeatedly manages to sneak up on people during the sex act upsets the superficially idyllic town of Whitman. With SATAN LAKE, J & G Dryansky push the envelope of a thriller to create a riveting, sardonic and nonetheless endearing portrait of life in America. Like a modern day Hansel and Gretel tale, SATAN LAKE engages our emotions in the plight of two kids on the cusp of puberty, Angie and Ross, who are trying to help each other straighten out lives twisted by abusive and dysfunctional adults, in a world that is Norman Rockwell by day and Edward Hopper by night. Their plight and the dread hanging over the town come together in a shocking resolution.
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Monaldi & Sorti
11 September 1683, Rome. The citizens of the city wait anxiously for the outcome of the battle of Vienna as Ottoman forces lay siege to the defenders of Catholic Europe. Meanwhile, a suspected outbreak of plague causes a famous tavern to be placed under quarantine. While detained there, French spy Atto Melani discovers a secret network of passages under the city. They lead him into the Roman underworld and the startling discovery of a plot to assassinate the pope and a plan to use the plague as a weapon of mass destruction in the battle between Islam and the West…
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Monaldi & Sorti
The Thrilling Sequel to Imprimatur. July, 1700, Rome. Atto Melani – once a celebrated castrato soprano, now a spy in the service of King Louis XIV – mingles with other high-ranking guests at the villa of Cardinal Spada. Despite being there to celebrate a wedding, the main topic of conversation is the approaching demise of Charles II, King of Spain. Charles has no heir and Kaiser Leopold of Austria and King Louis are each demanding the throne, with the Vatican supposedly mediating. Keen to promote his master’s cause, Melani sets in motion a grandiose conspiracy that plunges him into a world of secret languages, religious sects, forged wills and, ultimately,war in Europe.
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South Africa, 1900. After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the back of beyond. A strange encounter on the journey suggests that dark deeds and treacherous intrigues are afoot - all bound up with the mysterious primeval kingdom of Prester John.
Written as a boys' own adventure story and set mostly in South Africa (where Buchan had worked), Prester John was published in 1910 when Buchan was 35. It's a fast-moving thriller in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson and Rider Haggard.
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A Trick of the LightAn Inspector McLevy Mystery
The third in David Ashton’s series of McLevy books, A Trick of the Light sees McLevy team up with Arthur Conan Doyle to pursue a ruthless killer. It is 1860 and a Confederate officer, Jonathen Sinclair, arrives in Edinburgh with a sheaf of money to purchase a blockade-runner from Clydeside shipbuilders. He is betrayed to the Union forces and brutally shot dead by their secret agents. The money vanishes. This incident sets the scene for more foul play in another pacy McLevy thriller.
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Dying of the LightAn Alice Rice Mystery
Midwinter, a freezing night in Leith, near Edinburgh’s red light district. A policewoman’s flashlight stabs the darkness in a snow-covered cemetery. The circle of light stops on a colourless, dead face...
So begins the hunt for a serial murderer of prostitutes in Gillian Galbraith’s third Alice Rice mystery, Dying of the Light. Partly inspired by the real-life killings of prostitutes in Ipswich, this novel explores a hidden world where sex is bartered for money and drugs. Off-duty, Alice’s home life continues its uneven course. Her romance with the artist Ian Melville offers the prospect of happiness, but is plagued by insecurity. Her demented but determined neighbour, Miss Spinnell, offers a new challenge to Alice’s patience at every meeting. This atmospheric thriller builds on the success of the first two Alice Rice mysteries, Blood in the Water and Where the Shadow Falls, and it is Gillian Galbraith’s most accomplished novel yet.
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CrimespottingAn Edinburgh Crime Collection
All the short stories here are brand new, specially commissioned and from a unique mix of bestselling crime writers. Each author was asked for a story which features a crime and is set in Edinburgh. The results range from hard-boiled police procedural to historical whodunit and from the wildly comic to the spookily supernatural. The contributors are Lin Anderson, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Christopher Brookmyre, John Burnside, Isla Dewar, A L Kennedy, Denise Mina, Ian Rankin and James Robertson, with an introduction by Irvine Welsh.
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Detective Tom Thorne is back — trailing the most vicious and cunning serial killer he has ever encountered. When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman’s fist — and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim’s mother had herself been murdered fifteen years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met, and ended with seven women dead. When more bodies and more fragments of X-ray are discovered, Thorne has a macabre jigsaw to piece together until the horrifying picture finally emerges. A killer is targeting the children of Raymond Garvey’s victims. Thorne must move quickly to protect those still on the murderer’s list, but nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted…
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It’s the case that could make DS Alex Morrow's career, it would make any cop salivate. A home invaded in the dead of night, deep in the heart of the cosy suburbs; a hard-working, god-fearing family at the heart of it and a vulnerable old man taken hostage. It's a high profile, black-and-white case and it shouldn't be hard to solve. The attackers were slovenly. The two strangers who forced their way into the warm comfortable home demanded millions the family didn't have and shouted for a man nobody had heard of. It had to be a mistake, and a bad one at that — after all, Morrow knows that if there's one thing more volatile than a dangerous man with a gun it's two stupid men with guns. But Alex Morrow can't be depended on and the bosses know it. Scattering fury like buckshot, she insults the people she should curry favour with and finds comfort only in the thought of delivering a couple of wide-armed slaps to her superior's smug face. Working this case is tearing her apart and as it unravels, Morrow finds that the only people she can bear to see are the very ones she's been running from for twenty years. As the dark undercurrents start to wash away the family's story, the truth of her own shame and unspeakable grief explode into the case in ways no-one could imagine.
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James W. Nichol
This complex, multi-layered thriller opens with a hero’s welcome for wounded Wilf McLauchlin, a celebrated WWII Canadian Spitfire fighter pilot. Almost immediately a series of bizarre murders erupt in his hometown. Wilf finds himself both solving them and coming to the terrifying realization that he is somehow causing them. How is this possible? He follows his own trail back to when he was shot down over Germany in the last days of the war and makes the shattering connection. It has to do with the scientists and doctors on trial at Nuremberg. It has to do with death camps. And most of all it has to do with himself.
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The Ides of March
Valerio Massimo Manfredi
This is a gripping tale of ancient Rome from the bestselling author of the astoundingly successful "Alexander" trilogy. March, 44 BC. Rome, in all her glory, has expanded her territories beyond the wildest dreams of her citizens, led by Caius Julius Caesar — Pontifex Maximus, dictator perpetuo, invincible military leader and only fifty-six years old. He is a man in command of his destiny, who wields enormous power throughout the vast empire. However his god-given mission — to end the blood-splattered fratricidal wars, reconcile implacably hostile factions and preserve Roman civilization and world order — is teetering dangerously close to collapse. His power is draining away. None of his supporters can stop the inexorably evolving plot against him and prophecy will explode into truth on the Ides of March and the world will change forever. This is political thriller laced through with all the intrigue and action surrounding one of the most crucial turning points in the history of western civilization.
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Sex in a SidecarA Sherri Travis Mystery
Florida has two seasons. The rainy season brings hurricanes, the dry season delivers tourists — and both can be nasty. Sherri Travis is tending bar at the Bath and Tennis Club where two women have been murdered and every night is fright night for the millionaire weirdos. A rich socialite, who comes in daily for her quota of side-cars, decides to commit suicide by being the next victim, but first she has to decide who the murderer is. There are more than enough suspects among the staff. At the head of the list is a charming chef, who wants to cook up something hot with Sherri. There is also a gardener lurking behind the bushes, and a pool boy who delivers more than fresh towels. Sherri pours the drinks and listens to the stories, trying to make sense of it all as victims and their predators prowl the luxurious complex, searching for what they need. Any one of them could hold the secret to the reign of terror. With Hurricane Myrna raging into the Gulf, a murdered tourist at her feet, and a fallen palm tree blocking the only road off the island, Sherri battles to stay alive while the murderer closes in.
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The Going Rate
Ireland's Hundred Thousand Welcomes continues to draw waves of immigrants and refugees to its still roaring 'Celtic Tiger' economy . In Dublin's teeming streets, every second person seems to be Polish. For those hundreds of thousands of Poles — Catholic, hard-working, white and like the Irish, survivors of an overbearing neighbour — Ireland works.
But the Tiger devours too, and barely a week in Ireland, 20-year-old Tadeusz Klos lies in a coma on the rainswept streets of Ireland's capital. He will not survive. This beating death is a new low, a tipping point.
Gang violence and brazen shootings have already made Dublin's streets a battleground this last decade. This year, gang on gang murders have escalated. Now, with outrage in the press in Poland and Ireland, the Gardai — Ireland's police — must come up with answers. Violent crime in Dublin is out of control, editorials declare. Can a team of Guards from a city station really do the job? And should the fabled specialist Murder Squad really have been disbanded three years ago?
Minogue is suddenly in demand, both for his background in that Murder Squad and for his current work in the Garda International Liaison office. 'Whatever you need' Minogue is told, but his arrival is resented in the local city Garda station.
With little to go on, Minogue first forms a picture of a chance event, with bad timing, a swarm of drunken youths and racism. And Tadeusz Klos was no angel: this wayward and restless only child was involved in petty crime back in Poland. Ready or not, Minogue is about to drop down a crevasse into Dublin's underworld. There, not far from the busy world-class shopping and the crowded nightclubs, the glass clad offices tower and the massive rock concerts, is where drug lords and their hired killers rule.
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Other Matt Minogue Mysteries Available: 9781552782552 A Stone of the Heart 9781552783023 Unholy Ground 9781552783030 Kaddish in Dublin 9781552782040 A Carra King 9781552783443 All Souls 9781552783870 Wonderland 9781552785935 Islandbridge Inspektor Kimmel Novel: 9781552786246 Poacher's Road
In the DarkIt's where fear lives
A rainy night in south London. A gun is fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, killing the person standing at a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister… One life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger; an ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. Two weeks away from giving birth, how will she deal with a world where death is an occupational hazard?
In a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, anything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.
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ShatteredStories about the Impact of Crime
Written from the perspective of the victim, this thrilling collection of stories by some of Scotland’s leading crime writers, such as Lin Anderson, Ray Banks, Christopher Brookmyre, Karen Campbell, Gillian Galbraith, Alex Gray, Allan Guthrie, Stuart MacBride, GJ Moffat and Louise Welsh illustrates the devastating impact of crime on the lives of ordinary people. The crimes featured range from fraud and house break-in to domestic abuse, rape and murder, and the stories invert the expected crime genre formula by focussing on the victims of the crime rather than the perpetrators and the investigators. With an introduction by Ian Rankin, this is both a moving and chilling account of the concequences of these sorts of atrocities.
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A disillusioned and raggedy American reporter and his drunken photojournalist partner are the last to see three Japanese schoolgirls who disappear into Taroko Gorge, Taiwan’s largest national park. The journalists—who are themselves suspects— investigate the disappearance along with the girls’ homeroom teacher, their bickering classmates, and a seasoned and wary Taiwanese detective. The conflicts between them—complicated by the outrageousness of the photographer and the raging hormones of the young—raise questions of personal responsibility, truthfulness, and guarded self-interest.
The world and its dangers—both natural and interpersonal—are real, changing, and violently pressing. And the emotions that churn in dark rooms overnight as the players gather in the park visitors’ center are as intense as in any closet drama. There’s enough action and furor here to keep readers turning the pages, and the cultural revelations of the story suggest that the human need for mystery outweighs the desire for answers.
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