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The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club)
by , Maxine Paetro

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

October 07, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller --</b><b>If the Women's Murder Club can't be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. </b><b><br /></b>As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. <br />Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.
The Night Fire (Ren茅e Ballard Book 3)
by Michael Connelly

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective </b><b>Ren茅e Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Michael Connelly</b> <b><br /></b> <br />Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.<br /><br />Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Ren茅e Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.<br /><br />The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? <br />Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR),<i> The Night Fire</i> continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
Bloody Genius (A Virgil Flowers Novel Book 12)
by John Sandford

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back--and his mouth--as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in another one of Sandford's "madly entertaining Virgil Flowers mysteries" (<i>New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br /><br />At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? <br /><br />Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and as he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.
Conviction
by Denise Mina

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><b><br /></b><b>A true-crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past in this thriller from Denise Mina. </b><b><br /></b>The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone.<br />Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened.<br />Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, she goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide.<br /><b>"Daredevil storytelling at its finest...Offers plot twists and zig-zags that take readers on a wild ride...A giddy celebration of the art of storytelling itself." --NPR's <i>Fresh Air</i></b>
Thin Air (Jessica Shaw Book 1)
by Lisa Gray

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

June 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>鈥淟isa Gray explodes onto the literary stage with this taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller, and her headstrong protagonist, Jessica Shaw, reminiscent of Lee Child鈥檚 Jack Reacher, delivers a serious punch.鈥?鈥擱obert Dugoni, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p>Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.</p><p>Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA鈥檚 dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica鈥檚 determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father鈥檚 checkered history and her mother鈥檚 death.</p><p>To solve her mother鈥檚 murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it鈥檚 getting harder and harder to breathe.</p>
Her Silent Cry: An absolutely gripping mystery thriller (Detectiv...
by Lisa Regan

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

August 14, 2019

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<b>Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is gone鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, <b>Detective Josie Quinn</b> joins the frantic search. She鈥檚 the one who finds Lucy鈥檚 sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: <b>answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />The next day, Lucy鈥檚 parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter 鈥?but instead it鈥檚 a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitter鈥檚 small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed.<br /><br />Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career as each new phone call from someone connected to the family ends with the shocking discovery of another body. <b>This twisted killer wants revenge, and he won鈥檛 stop until the Ross family are in pieces鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />Something is telling Josie that Lucy鈥檚 parents aren鈥檛 giving her the whole truth, but digging deeper into their lives will force her to confront a life-changing secret of her own. <b>Does Josie have what it takes to crack this case? She has no choice if she鈥檚 going to bring Lucy home alive鈥?lt;/b><br /><br /><b>An absolutely unputdownable new crime thriller from an Amazon, <i>USA Today</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be hooked until the final, jaw-dropping page.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Readers adore <i>Her Silent Cry</i>:</b></h2><br />鈥?lt;b>GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK</b>.鈥?Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>I read this book in</b> <b>one sitting, hooked from the first page</b>, spent most of this read <b>sat on the edge of my seat</b>. In places <b>I was shocked but kept on reading</b>. <b>I HAD TO KNOW</b>鈥?lt;b> I</b> <b>did not want this book to end</b>鈥?<b>Highly Recommended</b>. <b>Hell no, this is a</b> <b>MUST READ!</b>鈥?Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>Wow! What a thrill ride</b>!... The reader gets <b>sucked into the drama</b>... The <b>surprises keep coming</b>. I was <b>literally glued to the pages of this book</b>.鈥?Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>Wow </b>this book<b> had me on the edge of my seat holding my breath</b>鈥?<b>Absolutely loved it</b> and found it <b>very hard to put down</b>鈥?<i>Her Silent Cry</i> definitely gets <b>5 stars</b> from me it was <b>awesome</b>.鈥?<i>Bonnie鈥檚 Book Talk</i>, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>Fast pace </b>combined with a<b> suspenseful and twisted plot</b>, <b>filled with secrets</b>鈥?<b>Intensity levels go through the roof</b>... I myself was <b>too busy flying through the pages</b> and enjoying myself to really stand still鈥?If you are a fan of <b>intense and thrilling</b> detective thrillers that <b>pack a punch</b>, you should <b>definitely schedule yourself a meeting with Detective Josie Quinn soon!</b>鈥?<i>It鈥檚 All About Books,</i> 5 stars<br /><br />鈥楢n <b>edge-of-your-seat nail-biter</b>, and <b>my most favorite Josie novel</b> to date!! A <b>great read</b>!! <b>Love, LOVE, LOVE</b> <b>this series!!... </b><b>I LOVED it!!</b>鈥?<i>Tropical Delusions</i>, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>5 stars plus</b> for this <b>great read</b>!! <b>I </b><b>couldn't swipe the pages fast enough</b>. I tried to put <i>Her Silent Cry </i>down and get some sleep - that didn't happen!!! Light was back on in 5 minutes, <b>I just had to know what happened</b>鈥?<b>Twists and turns to make your head spin</b>鈥?<b>Don鈥檛 miss this series!!</b>鈥?Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>OMG</b>...<b> I</b> <b>can鈥檛 say enough good things</b> about this book鈥?an <b>emotional roller coaster</b>鈥?<b>so many twists and turns</b>鈥?The ending definitely <b>threw me for a loop</b>. I would鈥檝e never guessed it in a million years鈥?<b>such a</b> <b>shocking twist</b>.鈥?Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)
by Tana French

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

May 17, 2007

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<b>The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense<br /></b><br />As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. <br /><br /> Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox鈥攈is partner and closest friend鈥攆ind themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. <br /><br /> Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, <i>In the Woods</i> is sure to enthrall fans of <i>Mystic River</i> and <i>The Lovely Bones</i>.
First Blood: A completely gripping mystery thriller (A Detective ...
by Angela Marsons

Language

English

Pages

407

Publication Date

November 14, 2019

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<b>In the darkness of a cold December morning, Detective Kim Stone steps through the doors of Halesowen Police Station. She鈥檚 about to meet her team for the first time. The victim of her next case is about to meet his killer鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />When the body of a young man is found beheaded and staked to the ground in a secluded woodland area of the Clent Hills, Kim and her new squad rush to the crime scene.<br /><br />Searching the victim鈥檚 home, Kim finds a little girl鈥檚 bedroom and a hidden laptop, but where is the child? And why does the man鈥檚 own sister seem relieved that he鈥檚 dead? <br /><br />As Kim begins to unearth the shocking truth about the victim, a disturbing resemblance is spotted with the recent murder of a man found beneath the staircase of Redland Hall with multiple stab wounds. <br /><br />Both these men had dark secrets and Kim discovers a link to a women鈥檚 shelter. As a child of the care system herself, Kim knows all too well what it means to be vulnerable. Could the shelter be the key to cracking this case? <br /><br />With the killer about to strike again, Kim is in deep water with a rookie squad. Inexperienced Stacey is showing signs of brilliance but struggling to hold her nerve and, while D.S. Bryant is reliable and calm, D.S. Dawson is a liability. With his home life in pieces, his volatile behaviour is already fracturing her fragile new team.<br /><br />Can Kim bring Dawson in line and pull her crew together in time to catch the killer before another life is taken? This time, one of her own could be in terrible danger鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>Discover where it all began for Kim and her team. An absolutely heart-stopping mystery thriller that will keep you glued to the pages, reading late into the night. Perfect for Kim Stone fans and new readers to the million-copy bestselling series.</b><br /><br /><b>A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent.</b><br /><br /><b>Read what everyone is saying about <i>First Blood</i> and the Detective Kim Stone series:</b><br /><br />鈥業 cannot begin to tell you how <b>god damn good</b> it is. <i>First Blood</i> is <b>so bloody brilliant and so gripping</b>鈥?<b>totally blown my mind</b>鈥?lt;b>Without a doubt one of my best reads this year leaving me with a book hangover</b>.鈥?<i>Baker鈥檚 Not So Secret Blog</i>猸愨瓙猸愨瓙猸?lt;br /><br />鈥?lt;b>A great introduction to the best crime series on the shelves right now</b>鈥?I loved this book from cover to cover鈥 <b>brilliant</b> read which will have people <b>turning the pages at a feverish rate</b>. This is a second chance for those of us who follow the series to have that first meeting with Stone and the gang, and it鈥檚 <b>absolutely brilliant</b>.鈥?<i>Nigel Adams Bookworm</i> 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙猸?lt;br /><br />鈥楢ngela Marsons is a keen observer of human nature, and her wide cast of characters are both fascinating and distinct from each other鈥t is immediately clear why her books stand out from the crowd. <b>Chilling and compelling plots, brilliant characterisation鈥ddictive from start to finish</b>.鈥?Rachel Abbott<br /><br />鈥楽uperb!!! I love Kim 鈥?always have, always will!! 鈥?breath-taking, heart-pounding, exciting and thrilling!!! <b>I completely and utterly recommend reading not just this book, but the whole series!! Fab, fab, fab, fab, fab.</b>鈥?<i>Stardust Book Reviews</i> 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙猸?lt;br /><br />鈥楾here is a smile on my face and goosebumps on my arms. Rarely have I been so satisfied with a novel鈥?<b>breath-taking鈥?a masterpiece</b>, the star at the top of your Christmas tree鈥?lt;b>get going with the series if you haven鈥檛 already.</b>鈥?<i>Chocolate 鈥榥鈥?Waffles</i> 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙猸?lt;br /><br />鈥?lt;b>Oh my life. This is the book that all Kim Stone fans have been waiting for and they didn鈥檛 even know it</b>鈥nother class Kim Stone story鈥 dark and deadly case, high on thrills, intrigue, mystery and tension, perfectly pitched on pace and featuring the dry humour and banter we know and love鈥?lt;b>Top stuff 鈥?Loved it</b>.鈥? <i>Jen Med鈥檚 Book Reviews</i> 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙猸?/div>
Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane Book 6)
by Melinda Leigh

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><b>A #1 <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Washington Post</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>In the sixth thriller in the multimillion-copy bestselling series, Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger investigate the mysterious disappearance of a true-crime writer.</b></p><p>When true-crime writer Olivia Cruz disappears with no signs of foul play, her new boyfriend, Lincoln Sharp, suspects the worst. He knows she didn鈥檛 leave willingly and turns to attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger to find her before it鈥檚 too late.</p><p>As they dig through Olivia鈥檚 life, they are shocked to discover a connection between her current book research on two cold murder cases and the suicide of one of Morgan鈥檚 prospective clients.</p><p>As Morgan and Lance investigate, the number of suspects grows, but time is running out to find Olivia alive. When danger comes knocking at their door, Morgan and Lance realize that they may be the killer鈥檚 next targets.</p>
Dark Sacred Night (Ren茅e Ballard Book 2)
by Michael Connelly

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<p><b>Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD Detective Ren茅e Ballard in the new novel from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Michael Connelly.</b></p><br /><br /><p>Detective Ren茅e Ballard is working the night beat--known in LAPD slang as "the late show"--and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.</p><br /><br /><p>Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift--and she wants in.</p><br /><br /><p>The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.</p><br /><br /><p><i>Dark Sacred Night</i> for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press). </p>

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