Author: Peter Baily
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
When a man is found tucked up in bed with his throat sliced open two days after Christmas, DS Jason Smith and his team are baffled. It appears he has been drugged, killed and carefully wrapped up in a duvet. The only evidence Smith finds are some strands of hair belonging to a woman. One month later, another man is killed in exactly the same manner but there appears to be no link whatsoever to the two men apart from the fact that they were both single, lonely and middle aged. In the midst of the worst winter in years, Smith and his team quickly run out of ideas and tensions between the detectives rise. Frustration leads to conflicts both at work and in their personal lives. The only clue the team have is the murders were carried out under the glow of the full moon. Just when Smith feels like he has reached the end of his tether and his own sanity is declining, help comes from an unexpected source; a man who knew this woman when she was a young girl in the mountains of Northern Romania. He sheds light on the reasons these men had to die. Smith finds out who this woman used to be but who she is now is still a mystery. Haunted by lucid dreams and terrifying double awakenings, Smith stumbles upon something that will send him on a hunt for the most baffling murderer the people of York has even seen. With time quickly running out before the next full moon and the safety of one of his closest colleagues entering the equation, Smith finally closes in on the most terrifying murderer he has ever come across.
A DS Jason Smith Thriller
Author: Stewart Giles
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Now a major movie, directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman. For fans of Robert Harris, John Le Carre and Martin Cruz Smith comes a gripping thriller set in Moscow, 1953. Under Stalin's terrifying regime families live in fear. When the all-powerful State claims there is no such thing as crime, who dares disagree? An ambitious secret police officer, Leo Demidov has spent his career arresting anyone who steps out of line. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when he uncovers evidence of a killer at large. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must risk both their lives to save the lives of others. Inspired by a real-life investigation, Child 44is a relentless story of love, hope and bravery in a totalitarian world. It is a thriller unlike any you have ever read.
Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Arkady Renko has returned to Moscow from his exile in the darkest reaches of the Soviet Union. He is reinstated as an Investigator in the Moscow Militsiya, only to find the home he once knew so well is crumbling under a new world order - the Russian mafia. After the brutal murder of a black-market banker, Renko finds himself wrapped in the rich, ruthless and highly powerful underworld of the new elite. The case will take Renko on an international journey that will lead him to someone he thought was lost to him forever - defector Irina Asanova.
Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An old case makes Detective Inspector Louisa Smith some new enemies in this spellbinding second installment of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes’s Briarstone crime series that combines literary suspense and page-turning thrills. Ten years ago, 15-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished while on a family holiday in Greece. Was she abducted, or did she run away from her severely dysfunctional family? Lou Smith worked the case as a police constable, and failing to find Scarlett has been one of the biggest regrets of her career. No one is more shocked than Lou to learn that Scarlett has unexpectedly been found during a Special Branch raid of a brothel in Briarstone. Lou and her Major Crime team are already stretched working two troubling cases: nineteen-year-old Ian Palmer was found badly beaten; and soon after, bar owner Carl McVey was found half-buried in the woods, his Rolex and money gone. While Lou tries to establish the links between the two cases, DS Sam Hollands works with Special Branch to question Scarlett. What happened to her? Where has she been until now? How did she end up back here? And why is her family—with the exception of her emotionally fragile younger sister, Juliette—less than enthusiastic about her return? When another brutal assault and homicide are linked to the McVey murder, Lou’s cases collide, and the clues all point in one terrifying direction. As the pressure and the danger mount, it becomes clear that the silent, secretive Scarlett holds the key to everything.
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher: Harper Collins
..". monumentally conceived and masterfully sculpted ... Smith is the master of suspense ..." -Manhattan Book Review (5 Stars) ..". stunning debut ... a flurry of unpredictable, nail biting, and clock-ticking scenarios ..." --San Francisco Book Review (5 Stars) You know that Atlanta PD has given up on a case when they call in Dr. Damon Keane. The sleuth scientist is quietly famous in forensic circles for unraveling the most daunting technical puzzles, but this case is bewildering. Two people are already dead. The third victim, a priest, is dying by inches in an Atlanta hospital, and the cause is a complete mystery to doctors and police detectives alike. As if matters weren't strange enough, the dying priest's rosary beads have suddenly turned the color of blood. Despite that bizarre transformation, Keane knows that he's not chasing something supernatural. The killer is a man-twisted by anger and a lust for vengeance-but still very much human. As the death toll mounts, the story races from Atlanta to London's Hyde Park to the edge of Siberia and a place now home to an international nuclear black market. For all of his perception and skill, Keane is always one step behind. Time is running out. The killer is making his final preparations to submerge an entire city in a cloud of death. And Keane has learned that the only way to take down this monster is to outmatch his cunning in a face-to-face showdown.
Author: James Marshall Smith
Perfect for fans of Tami Hoag and J. T. Ellison, J. R. Backlund’s gripping mystery debut Among the Dead is sure to be a knock-out. Ex-SBI agent Rachel Carver must hunt a group of killers on her own before time runs out in this gripping debut. Former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent Rachel Carver blames herself for the collateral death of an innocent woman in her last case. Unable to accept her superior’s attempts to cover up the incident, she turned in her badge. But when a former partner asks her to consult on a new murder case, she reluctantly agrees, traveling to a small, remote mountain community, where she’s tasked with leading a group of inexperienced detectives on a hunt for the killer. The trek has hardly begun when what seems to be the act of a loner proves to be much more as Rachel's team comes under attack—and a detective is killed in the fallout. Now that the stakes have risen, Rachel’s old employers at the SBI step in to take over the investigation. But Rachel, convinced they are on the wrong track, continues to work the case alone. And just as she delves into the town’s past, she discovers a secret history that connects the victims—one that makes her the target of a man who would kill to keep it a secret.
A Rachel Carver Mystery
Author: J. R. Backlund
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
A legendary treasure map is up for grabs in LA. The former owner, the Vatican, sends an elite military squad to capture the map. The FBI sends the Art Theft Unit to recover it. The criminal organization that got cheated out of the map is looking for blood. When the case began, Private Detective Jason Dalton had an office in one of those old buildings downtown. You know the type, built in the twenties with a marble staircase, a huge lobby that smelled stale, a broken elevator with brass fixtures. Dalton and young Nick, his assistant, were working nickel and dime stuff: missing persons, insurance fraud, and rounding up a fugitive here and there. Then she arrived. Dalton heard heels clicking on the tile landing, and looked up from his desk. Into his office walked a redhead with an envelope full of cash. As she crossed the room in that tight skirt, his mouth dropped open. Mrs. Sophie Devonshire had been attacked. Her home had been burglarized. It all started, she said, when she found a photo of an old metal disc among her late husband's things. Could Mr. Dalton determine what it was? And could he help her find it? As Mrs. Devonshire was telling her story, Dalton saw movement through the glass door of his office. The second he looked up, two military goons burst into the office with assault rifles. Sophie Devonshire jumped up and screamed. Dalton grabbed her and pushed her into the corner, as though he could protect her. Of course he was crazy. He couldn't protect her. The soldiers had weapons aimed at him. Thinking he could protect her was rational thinking, used for chitchat around a lunch table. Attacks like this were dealt with differently. Another part of the brain was needed. Dalton's heart beat pounded like a drum solo in his ears, driving out rational thinking. Out of desperation, Dalton picked up the only weapon he could reach, a steel block paper weight on the desk, and waved it at the intruders. One of the soldiers fired his weapon.
The Detectives Series, Book 1
Author: Kevin Hill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Penwith, the southwest tip of Cornwall, is a land of mystery and magic, of prehistoric monuments, witchcraft…and murder. When an American archaeological team stumbles upon the skeletal remains of a missing child beneath a Stone Age burial quoit, irascible CID Detective Sergeant Morgan Davies and her Scene of Crimes partner, Calum West, unearth a growing list of suspects. Within days, another body is discovered. Is the killer the mind-reading village witch—who has long been a suspect in the child’s disappearance? Is it the drug-dealing partner of the child’s heroin-addicted mother? Or is it someone even closer to the investigation? Just as Davies and West close in on their prime suspect, another child disappears.
Author: Will North
Publisher: Northstar Editions
Arkady Renko, former Chief Investigator of the Moscow Town Prosecutor's Office, made too many enemies and lost the favour of his party. After a self-imposed exile in Siberia, Renko toils on the 'slime line' of a factory ship in the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous Georgian woman comes up with the day's catch, the signs of murder are undeniable. Up against the Soviet bureaucracy in a complex international web, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he once was. And in doing so, he discovers much more than he bargained for…
Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"This year's Gone Girl."—Harlan Coben His Scandal Her Secret From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10—in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself. When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look—at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe. This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?
A Novel of Psychological Suspense
Author: Alafair Burke
THE SERIES WITH OVER 1.5 MILLION DOWNLOADS and 17,000+ REVIEWS New York Times & USA Today Bestselling McRyan Mystery Series Two girls gone... An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, DEADLY STILLWATER is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute. Vince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice." Fans of John Sandford, David Baldacci and James Patterson will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder, greed, and treason; the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota. Deadly Stillwater is being offered as a free book as an introduction to the McRyan Mystery Series. To receive a free copy of a McRyan Mystery Series spin-off episode as soon as it is published enter your email address at www.RogerStelljes.com More from the Mac McRyan Mystery Series: FIRST CASE: Murder Alley (novella) THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - USA Today Bestseller DEADLY STILLWATER - Free FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Books 1-3 box set - New York Times & USA Today Bestseller ELECTING TO MURDER FATALLY BOUND - USA Today Bestseller BLOOD SILENCE - USA Today Bestseller NEXT GIRL ON THE LIST - New release!
McRyan Mystery Series
Author: Roger Stelljes
Publisher: Roger Stelljes
'Incredibly chilling. A contender for THRILLER OF THE YEAR' Fiona Cummins, bestselling author of Rattle You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. They're an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. SHE'S NOT THEIRS. D. S. Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet . . . See what everyone is saying about DON'T MAKE A SOUND... 'A MIND-BLOWING, HEAD-RATTLING, whirlwind of a thriller. David Jackson is the king of 'just-one-more-chapter'. I bloody LOVED it' Joanna Cannon, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Damn, Don't Make a Sound was good. Tore through it in two days. CREEPY, CHILLING . . . Perfect!' Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies 'Jackson catapults himself into the top echelons of crime fiction with Don't Make a Sound. This book is going to be a talking point for years to come' Luca Veste, author of The Bone Keeper 'OMG what a brilliant read! Hardly breathed the whole way through! LOVED this book!' Samantha Hayes, bestselling author of The Reunion 'One of the most DISTURBING, FRIGHTENING crime novels I've read in a long time' Martyn Waites 'OMG this book! Don't Make a Sound started off CREEPY then became so TENSE that I barely breathed from the middle to the end' Susi Holliday 'Bloody CREEPY and absolutely GRIPPING. Another hit from a chap who really knows how to fill his inkwell with our deepest fears' David Mark 'I haven't read a book in one sitting in a long time but Don't Make a Sound REDEFINES GRIPPING. And that twist at the end! Bravo!' Chris Whitaker, award-winning author of TALL OAKS 'Excellent. Such a page-turner' G. J. Minett 'A parent's nightmare. A cop's worst fear. Jackson doesn't mince his words when it comes to dark and disturbing' Mel Sherratt 'A beautifully wrought thriller that had the kid in me cowering beneath the bed covers. One of the best thrillers of my year' CJ Carver 'Disturbing subject matter, expertly handled & well executed. If you like your tension drip-fed, this one's for you' Mari Hannah 'A chilling slice of Suburban Gothic that KEPT ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. Lock all your doors because, trust me, you're never going be able to look at your neighbours the same way again' Mark Hill
Can you keep quiet about the thriller everyone’s talking about . . ?
Author: David Jackson
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Experiencing vivid dreams about serial murders taking place throughout San Francisco, homicide detective Bryan Clauser fears he is losing his sanity and discovers a link between the victims and a seemingly ordinary young boy who is gripped by the same nightmares, a case that is complicated by the work of a shadowy vigilante with seemingly supernatural powers. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Scott Sigler
Publisher: Broadway Books
Working as a financial investigator after two years in federal prison, Jason Stafford looks into a biofuel engineer's claims about being set up by dangerous adversaries.
Author: Michael Sears
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons