Category: Murder

Murder and the Wanton Bride (Michael Shayne, Book 30)

By Brett Halliday

She used to be long-legged, full-breasted and slim-waisted. She used to be an excessive amount of lady to take a seat round every day, ingesting gin and bored to hell-and-gone, cooped up in a small city, married to a small-time banker.

So might be she made up our minds to focus on it.

Or probably anyone made up our minds to do whatever for her.

Maybe Belle Carson was once why Walter Carson was once so all at once lifeless.

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Die, My Love: A True Story of Revenge, Murder, and Two Texas Sisters

By Kathryn Casey

The day sooner than Halloween 2004 was once the final day on the earth for revered, popular collage professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor found his physique mendacity in a pool of blood within the driveway of Jablin's Virginia domestic. Police instantly grew to become their attentions to the victim's ex-wife, Piper, a petite, lovely Texas legal professional who had misplaced a sour custody conflict and may do something to get her young children again. yet Piper used to be in Houston, a thousand miles away, on the time of the slaying and could not potentially were the killer . . . could she?

So all started an research into probably the most strange situations Virginia and Texas legislation enforcement organizations had ever encountered: a twisted conspiracy of lies, rage, paranoia, manipulation, and savage homicide that will ensnare a whole family—including lethally shut look-alike sisters—and display the surprising depravities attainable whilst a dangerously disordered brain slips into madness.

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Close Your Eyes (Kendra Michaels)

By Iris Johansen

Close Your Eyes

Iris Johansen

Roy Johansen

Blind for the 1st 20 years of her existence, Kendra Michaels honed her different senses to just about superhuman perfection―and by accident grew to become a mystery weapon for the FBI. Her uncanny skill to choose up the main refined audio, olfactory, and tactile cues on the planet round her made her a law-enforcement legend. at the present time, her services is named for as soon as again.

When Kendra is approached by means of a doubtful resource a few serial homicide research, her instincts inform her to lead transparent. This time, even if, the case is own: the following identify to show up at the killer's hit checklist is Kendra's personal ex-lover, an FBI agent who disappeared with no hint. Now it is as much as Kendra to select up the trail―or shut her eyes again…forever.

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Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (THOMAS CHALONER)

By Susanna Gregory

In the summertime of 1358 the medical professional Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to benefit that his liked sister is in mourning after the unforeseen loss of life of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. acutely aware that his son has no real interest in the fabric exchange that made his fortune and recognition, Oswald has left the enterprise to his widow, yet a spate of burglaries within the city distracts Matthew from aiding Edith in her grief and trying to hold the peace among her and her wayward son.

As good because the robbery of irreplaceable goods from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a brand new starting place, Winwick corridor, is inflicting consternation among Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient guy made up our minds that his identify will grace the University's such a lot prestigious collage. He has used his wealth to hurry the development of the corridor, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild based by means of Stanmore, so one can achieve the help of Cambridge's so much influential electorate on Winwick's behalf.

A ideal hurricane among the older institutions and the brash beginners is brewing while the homicide of a number one member of the Guild is quickly by means of the dying of 1 of Winwick's senior Fellows. supporting Brother Michael in investigating those fatalities leads Matthew right into a internet of suspicion, the place conspiracy theories are rife yet proof are scarce and the place the strain from the issues of his collage and his relatives units him on a direction that may endanger his personal future...

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Blackwater

By Kerstin Ekman

On Midsummer's Eve, 1974, Annie Raft arrives together with her daughter Mia within the distant Swedish village of Blackwater to affix her lover Dan on a close-by commune. On her trip throughout the deep wooded area, she sumbles upon the positioning of a grisly double murder--a crime that may stay unsolved for almost 20 years, until eventually the day Annie sees her grown daughter within the fingers of 1 guy she glimpsed within the wooded area that eerie midsummer night.

Like Gorky Park and Smilla's experience of Snow, Blackwater is a distinct trhiller during which the hearts and minds of the characters are as strikingly compelling because the unique northern panorama that envelops them.

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A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #10)

By P. D. James

New York occasions Bestseller

When distinctive legal legal professional Venetia Aldridge defends a tender guy for the brutal homicide of his mom, she perspectives the case as easily one other chance to illustrate her brilliance within the court. yet inside weeks of the trial Aldridge is located useless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make experience of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.

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I'm Traveling Alone

International bestseller Samuel Bjork makes his US debut, a chilling and fast moving mystery during which detectives needs to search out a vengeful killer--and discover the key that ties each one of them to the crime

A six-year-old lady is located within the Norwegian geographical region, striking useless from a tree and wearing unusual doll's outfits. round her neck is an indication that says "I'm touring alone."

a different murder unit in Oslo re-opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch on the helm. Holger's first step is to cajole the bright yet haunted investigator Mia Krüger, who has been dwelling on an remoted island, triumph over through thoughts of her previous. whilst Mia perspectives a photo of the crime scene and spots the quantity "1" carved into the lifeless girl's fingernail, she understands this can be basically the start. might this killer have whatever to do with a lacking baby, kidnapped six years in the past and not stumbled on, or with the reclusive non secular group hidden within the within sight woods?

Mia returns to responsibility to trace down a revenge-driven and ruthlessly clever killer. but if Munch's personal six-year-old granddaughter is going lacking, Mia realizes that the killer's sinister video game is own, and i am touring on my own races to an explosive--and shocking--conclusion.

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Photo Finish (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn)

By Ngaio Marsh

As in her earlier publication, Grave Mistake, Ngaio Marsh deals up a woman of a undeniable age, high-strung and hyperventilating, ticks in need of neurosis. Photo Finish's lifeless diva, the soprano Isabella Sommita, was once greatly loathed, quite a bit in order that the matter is much less a scarcity of believable suspects than a humiliation of thoughts. although the grand country-house – and with it, the country-house homicide – used to be historical past by way of 1980, while Photo Finish used to be initially released, Dame Ngaio acquired round the challenge by way of surroundings the tale on a lavish island property, bring to an end from the mainland by means of a unexpected hurricane. fortunately, Inspector Alleyn is one of the visitors, and will take cost within the coppers' absence. The penultimate booklet within the sequence, Photo Finish is usually one in every of merely 4 books set in Marsh's local New Zealand. it truly is great to imagine that she got here domestic on the end.

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Mortal Bonds (A Jason Stafford Novel)

By Michael Sears

Ex-Wall road dealer, ex-con, and dedicated father to an autistic son, Jason Stafford first seemed in Black Fridays, “one of the year’s most interesting crime debuts” (Booklist). Now, in Mortal Bonds, he is going to paintings for the rich family members of a monetary criminal…
 
William von Becker’s multibillion-dollar fund used to be constrained to simply the luckiest traders. Or so that they thought.
 
After the home of playing cards collapses and the disgraced von Becker commits suicide in legal, his relations asks Jason Stafford to determine the place the cash is—and who's concentrating on them with tried kidnappings. there are many indignant suspects to look at. yet with approximately 3 billion of von Becker’s ill-gotten funds floating round someplace, there are different events to boot. They’re decided. They’re robust. And they’re no longer approximately as well mannered because the Feds…

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