‘Relentless pace, devilish cleverness and a laser-sharp focus on plot.’ Chris Brookmyre ‘Without doubt, this is one of the best detective series I have read.’ Woman’s Way Magazine Your new addiction starts here: get hooked on the #1 bestselling series. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and M.J. Arlidge.
Author: Helen Fields
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ART Through him, they'll live forever. His creation will be a testament to their perfection—and to his skill. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being immortalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for. . . IMITATES Detective John Stallings can't avoid getting drawn into his latest investigation. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in his own painful mystery. Then one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman's obsession. . . DEATH What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race to find and stop Stallings' most ruthless adversary yet. And the closer he gets to the answers, the more there is to fear—from a killer whose bloodlust is growing by the day, and a truth too terrifying to face. . . PRAISE FOR JAMES ANDRUS AND THE PERFECT WOMAN "This book moves with deadly speed and the assured hand of a writer who knows his stuff." --Michael Connelly "AN INSIDER'S VIEW OF HOW A TRUE POLICE INVESTIGATION UNFOLDS. IT'S AS CLOSE A LOOK AT POLICE WORK AS YOU CAN GET." –Elmore Leonard "ONE OF THE BEST COP NOVELS TO COME ALONG IN YEARS." --Jeffery Deaver
Author: James Andrus
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
‘Without doubt, this is one of the best detective series I have read.’ Woman’s Way Magazine Your new addiction starts here: get hooked on the #1 bestselling series. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and M.J. Arlidge.
Author: Helen Fields
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The shockingly audacious conclusion to the international bestselling phenomenon that began with Maestra. If you can't beat them - kill them First there was Maestra. Then there was Domina. Now - there is Ultima. Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself. Her real identity, Judith Rashleigh, is buried under a layer of lies. Not to mention the corpses of the men foolish enough to get in her way. But now, caught in the murderous crossfire between a Russian Mafia boss and a corrupt Italian police detective, Judith is forced to create an even more daring work of art - a fake masterpiece she must take to the world-famous auction house where she used to be a lowly assistant and sell for $150 million. For Judith the prospect of putting one over her loathsome former employer and the world's art establishment is almost as thrilling as the extreme sex she's addicted to - especially when the price of failure is a bullet in the back of the head. But exposing her new identity to the glare of the spotlight puts her at risk of an even greater danger. Like a beautiful painting stripped of its layers of varnish, something altogether different could be revealed. A truth about her past even Judith might find shocking. Praise for the Maestra series 'Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code . . . ' INDEPENDENT 'Funny and clever, entertaining and well written' THE TIMES 'A rip-roaring read' DAILY MAIL 'Fantastically good fun . . . L.S. Hilton can write' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Brimming with scandal, intrigue and mystery' HEAT 'Deliciously decadent . . . a glamorous and racy adventure' SUNDAY MIRROR 'Patricia Highsmith crossed with Gone Girl' HARPERS BAZAAR 'Smart, pacy and very rude' GLAMOUR 'A gloriously dark thriller' GRAZIA 'A whirlwind thriller' COSMOPOLITAN 'At least two jaw-on-the-floor moments and sex scenes that would make Christian Grey blush' RED MAGAZINE
From the bestselling author of the No.1 global phenomenon MAESTRA. Love it. Hate it. READ IT!
Author: LS Hilton
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
A deadly game of cat and mouse - and the police aren't the ones doing the hunting. A gripping new serial killer thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby When police are called to a murder scene in the Liverpool suburbs, even the most jaded officers are disturbed by what they find. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird - and the victim's missing eyes. And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police. PRAISE FOR A TAPPING AT MY DOOR 'Cody is up there with the best in every sense . . . A thrilling series opener' Weekend Sport 'A harrowing page-turner from a writer who seems to know your darkest fears. Terrific!' David Mark, bestselling author of Dark Winter 'The Liverpool setting makes for an interesting change, the characters are well drawn and the plot builds to a taut and tense conclusion. In all, a worthy addition to the annals of British detective fiction'The Sydney Morning Herald 'The best crime fiction novel I've read. It's an outstanding book, and it's one that I am going to be recommending to everybody' Book Addict Shaun 'A deliciously dark and compelling investigation . . . a well-executed thriller, with plenty of scope and a firm foundation for a projected series' Raven Crime Reads 'I was sucked in and had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. At other points, I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Jackson's writing is flawless' Rebecca Bradley, Murder Down to A Tea
A gripping serial killer thriller
Author: David Jackson
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Police Sergeant William South has a good reason to shy away from murder investigations: he is a murderer himself. **Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips. The culprit seems to be a drifter from South's childhood; the victim was the only person connecting South to his early crime; and a troubled, vivacious new female sergeant has been relocated from London and assigned to work with South. As our hero investigates, he must work ever-harder to keep his own connections to the victim, and his past, a secret. The Birdwatcher is British crime fiction at its finest; a stirring portrait of flawed, vulnerable investigators; a meticulously constructed mystery; and a primal story of fear, loyalty and vengeance.
Author: William Shaw
Publisher: Mulholland Books
A middle-aged carpenter beats his 91-year old mother to death and goes to work the following day, leaving the body for his wife to find. An 82-year old woman is jailed for 10 months for stealing fried chicken. Like nearly all defendants in Japan, they both plead guilty. What happens between plea and sentencing is the subject of True Crime Japan. In this fascinating crime book journalist and longtime Japan resident Paul Murphy provides a glimpse of Japanese society through a year's worth of criminal court cases in Matsumoto, a city 140 miles to the west of Tokyo. The defendants in these cases range from ruthless mobsters to average citizens, often committing similar crimes in rather different ways, and for different reasons. Based on court hearings and interviews with the defendants, their families, neighbors and lawyers—Murphy explores not only the motives of offenders but the culture of crime and punishment in Japan. The resulting true crime book provides a lens through which to view this honor-shame based, conformist culture, and shows how, in its role within that culture, the court system reveals Japan to be, surprisingly to some, a land of true individuals.
Thieves, Rascals, Killers and Dope Heads: True Stories From a Japanese Courtroom
Author: Paul Murphy
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: True Crime
When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn't a random act of violence. With his new partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation but soon runs up against a secret society led by Glasgow's wealthiest family, the Dunlops. McCoy's boss doesn't want him to investigate. The Dunlops seem untouchable. But McCoy has other ideas . . . In a helter-skelter tale – winding from moneyed elite to hipster music groupies to the brutal gangs of the urban wasteland – Bloody January brings to life the dark underbelly of 1970s Glasgow and introduces a dark and electrifying new voice in Scottish noir.
Author: Alan Parks
Publisher: Canongate Books
To save a missing girl, FBI Agent Elsa Myers may have to lose herself... "I absolutely love when I find a new mystery series to follow and enjoy!... I just couldn't stop reading... I loved the characters and want more! 4 out of 5 stars." Booked on a Feeling Even as her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, FBI Agent Elsa Myers can't ignore a call for help. A teenage girl has disappeared from Forest Hills, Queens, and during the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads obscures the fact that she did not go willingly. As the hours tick by, and the search becomes a hunt for a man who may have been killing for years, Elsa's carefully compartmentalized world collapses around her. She finds missing people, but she knows too well how it feels to be lost. Everything she has buried--her fraught relationship with her sister and niece, her self-destructive past, her mother's death--threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences. Can our most painful childhood secrets be forgotten? Or will they always find their way back into our adult lives? These questions lie at the heart of A Map of the Dark, a riveting portrait of a woman haunted by her family legacy, and a race-against-time thriller. Perfect for fans of Tana French, Megan Abbott, and Lisa Gardner. What readers are saying about A Map of the Dark: "This book was so good on so many levels.... Fantastic read, highly recommended." For The Love Of Books "Loved this! A Map of the Dark has a super lead character who harnesses her own demons in order to help solve the case of three missing girls. I couldn't get up from my chair until I'd read it all!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars "Sometimes you find, amidst all the 'new and wonderful series' a book that marks the start of a series you think you will really like. This is such a book... It even brought a tear to my eyes. And it is not every day that I read a book that has this effect on me." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars "Wow, this was such a fast paced read... A Map of the Dark is an exciting start to a new series which I will certainly be keeping an eye on." Hooked From Page One
Author: Karen Ellis
Publisher: Mulholland Books
With the suspense of JEFFERY DEAVER, the tension of THOMAS HARRIS and as gripping as M. J. ARLIDGE, The Mayfly is a breathtaking new thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he is drawn into a web of corruption that has its roots in the last desperate days of World War Two. When his attacker is found murdered the next day, Priest becomes a suspect and the only way to clear his name is to find out about the mysterious House of Mayfly - a secret society that people will kill for. As Priest races to uncover the truth, can he prevent history from repeating itself? Praise for THE MAYFLY 'James Hazel grabs you from the off and doesn't let go until the very end.' Martyn Waites 'Irresistible . . . really top notch.' Liz Loves Books 'A compelling mystery that has you tearing through the pages' James Carol, author of the Jefferson Winter series 'Compulsive and engaging' Bibliophile Book Club 'Addictive . . . wonderfully macabre.' CrimeSquad
As Chilling as M. J. Arlidge
Author: James Hazel
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
*** BOOK #1 OF THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES ON SALE NOW! *** The final skull has been found. Now all hell’s breaking loose. For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever. Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands. With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about. From USA TODAY and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense. Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller two thousand years in the making… What Readers Say About the James Acton Thrillers Series: ★★★★★ “Non-stop action that is impossible to put down.” ★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.” ★★★★★ “You stop breathing from the first page.” ★★★★★ “If you like Indiana Jones then you will love these stories.” ★★★★★ “The Acton series is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable series I have read.” ★★★★★ “One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time.” ★★★★★ “I haven't read books this good in quite a few years. I didn't want to put it down until I'd finished it, yet didn't want it to come to an end.” ★★★★★ “You can't go wrong purchasing the books in this series!” ★★★★★ “These books are lively, fast paced and filled with great dialogue. Read one, you will be hooked on the series.” ★★★★★ “This is one of the most interesting and action packed series I have ever read.” What Readers Say About J. Robert Kennedy: ★★★★★ “Kennedy rules the genre!” ★★★★★ “A master storyteller.” ★★★★★ “Kennedy kicks ass in this genre.” ★★★★★ “A writer who tells what we are thinking but sometimes afraid to say.” ★★★★★ “If you want fast and furious, if you can cope with a high body count, most of all if you like to be hugely entertained, then you can't do much better than J. Robert Kennedy.” ★★★★★ “One of the best writers today.” ★★★★★ “Cussler move over. Kennedy is here to stay.” ★★★★★ “I'm hooked on Paterson, Connelly, Child, Flynn and this book got me hooked on this writer." ★★★★★ “J. Robert Kennedy is one of my favorite authors. His books are easy to read and I feel like the characters are family.” USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.
A James Acton Thriller, Book #1
Author: J. Robert Kennedy
Publisher: J. Robert Kennedy
Her body is broken. Wrapped in plastic. Dumped on the side of the road. She is the first. There will be more. The serial killer thriller that "refuses to let go until you've read the last sentence." The most recent body was discovered in the grease dumpster behind a Burger King. Dismembered. Shoved into two garbage bags and lowered into the murky oil. Now rookie agent Violet Darger gets the most important assignment of her career. She travels to the Midwest to face a killer unlike anything she's seen. Aggressive. Territorial. Deranged and driven. Another mutilated corpse was found next to a roller rink. A third in the gutter in a residential neighborhood. These bold displays of violence shock the rural community and rattle local law enforcement. Who could carry out such brutality? And why? Unfortunately for Agent Darger, there's little physical evidence to work with, and the only witnesses prove to be unreliable. The case seems hopeless. If she fails, more will die. He will kill again and again. The victims harbor dark secrets. The clues twist and writhe and refuse to keep still. And the killer watches the investigation on the nightly news, gleeful to relive the violence, knowing that he can't be stopped.
Author: L T Vargus,Tim McBain
Publisher: Smarmy Press
Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane is forced to become Dulwich's answer to Miss Marple when she stumbles over a murder victim on her first day at work. To clear her name, Beth is plunged into a cozy mystery that's a contemporary twist on Golden Age crime classics. But can she pull it off? She already has a bouncy young son, haughty cat, a fringe with a mind of its own and lots of bills to pay, as she struggles to keep up with the yummy mummies of SE21. Join Beth in #1 of the London Murder Mystery series, as she discovers the nastiest secrets can lurk in the nicest places.
Author: Alice Castle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform