The Collector: A DS Fitzroy Novel 2

Author: Fiona Cummins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760559326

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4188

"Trust me - Cummins is a keeper" Lee Child Mo Hayder meets Thomas Harris in The Collector by Fiona Cummins - the gripping follow up to Rattle. Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town. His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . . Clara, the girl he left behind, is clinging to the hope that someone will come and save her. Life has fallen apart for Clara's mother as she starts to lose hope. The Bone Collector has a new apprentice to take over his family's legacy. But he can't forget the boy who got away and the detective who had destroyed his dreams Detective Etta Fitzroy's life collapsed when the Collector escaped. With Clara still missing, and a new wave of uncannily similar murders beginning, will she be able to find him again? The Collector is back and this time he has nothing to lose . . . BOOK 2 IN THE DS FITZROY SERIES PRAISE FOR RATTLE "Serial killers don't come much scarier than the monstrous creation who haunts this astonishingly assured debut, which transforms London's leafy suburb of Blackheath into a realm of mythic horror . . . as the tension and urgency escalates, Cummins takes you on a macabre but riveting thrill ride" Sunday Mirror "A highly original and creepy tale that rattles along with menace and does not let up until the cracking finale" Daily Express "Creepy and accomplished" Daily Mail "A gem of a scary debut" The Times
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Rattle

Author: Fiona Cummins

Publisher: Pan Books

ISBN: 9781509812271

Category:

Page: 512

View: 7894

The No.1 Bestseller by debut author Fiona CumminsA serial killer to chill your bonesA psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter. He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions. Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge. It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it's also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost.
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Girl in Snow

A Novel

Author: Danya Kukafka

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144391

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7760

“A perfectly paced and tautly plotted thriller…and an incredibly accomplished debut” (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water), about a beloved high schooler found murdered in her sleepy Colorado suburb and the secret lives of three people connected to her. How can you love someone who’s done something horribly, horribly wrong? When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her community is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory. “A sensational debut—great characters, mysteries within mysteries, and page-turning pace. Highly recommended” (Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels). Hailed as “Gillian Flynn of 2017” (Yahoo! Style), compulsively readable and powerfully moving, Girl in Snow is “engagingly told… its endearing characters’ struggles linger in memory after this affecting work is done” (The Wall Street Journal).
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Hangman

A Novel

Author: Daniel Cole

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062654004

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1703

A detective with no one to trust A killer with nothing to lose Detective Emily Baxter is still reeling from the Ragdoll case, and from the disappearance of her friend William “Wolf” Fawkes. Despite her reluctance to jump into another gruesome case, she’s summoned to a meeting of a new FBI/CIA/UK law enforcement task force in New York. There, she is presented with photographs of the latest copycat murder: a body contorted into a familiar pose, strung up from the Brooklyn Bridge, the word “BAIT” carved deep into its chest. As the media pressure intensifies, Baxter is ordered to assist with the investigation and attend the scene of another murder, again with a victim inscribed with a word—“PUPPET.” The murders continue to grow in spectacle and depravity on both sides of the Atlantic, and the team helplessly plays catch-up. Baxter must shake off the grief and fear that have paralyzed her for the last year so she can stop another terrible killer before it’s too late.
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Ragdoll

A Novel

Author: Daniel Cole

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062653970

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2923

“A gruesome delight! Daniel Cole’s thriller Ragdoll, in which gritty detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes comes upon a single corpse stitched together out of six bodies, had me flipping pages furiously. It’s an impressive debut, dark, propulsive, and surprisingly funny.” —Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of Orphan X William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after he was suspended for assaulting a vindicated suspect. Still under psychological evaluation, Fawkes returns to the force eager for a big case. When his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter, calls him to a crime scene, he’s sure this is it: the body is made of the dismembered parts of six victims, sewn together like a puppet—a corpse that becomes known as “The Ragdoll.” Fawkes is tasked with identifying the six victims, but that gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously receives photographs from the crime scene, along with a list of six names, and the dates on which the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them. The final name on the list is Fawkes. Baxter and her trainee partner, Alex Edmunds, hone in on figuring out what links the victims together before the killer strikes again. But for Fawkes, seeing his name on the list sparks a dark memory, and he fears that the catalyst for these killings has more to do with him—and his past—than anyone realizes. With a breakneck pace, a twisty plot, and a wicked sense of humor, Ragdoll announces the arrival of the hottest new brand in crime fiction.
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The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections

Author: Nicolas Peterson,Lindy Allen,Louise Hamby

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 0522855687

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 596

View: 6814

This volume of original essays brings together, for the first time, histories of the making and of the makers of most of the major Indigenous Australian museum collections. These collections are a principal source of information on how Aboriginal people lived in the past. Knowing the context in which any collection was created-the intellectual frameworks within which the collectors were working, their collecting practices, what they failed to collect, and what Aboriginal people withheld-is vital to understanding how any collection relates to the Aboriginal society from which it was derived. Once made, collections have had mixed fates: some have become the jewel of a museum's holdings, while others have been divided and dispersed across the world, or retained but neglected. The essays in this volume raise issues about representation, institutional policies, the periodisation of collecting, intellectual history, material culture studies, Aboriginal culture and the idea of a 'collection'.
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A Guide to the Collector of Historical Documents, Literary Manuscripts, and Autograph Letters, Etc

With an Index of Valuable Books of Reference, where Several Thousand Facsimiles of Handwriting May be Found for the Verification of Mss. and Autograph Letters; Also a New Edition of Wright's Court-hand Restored; with an Introductory Chapter for the Use of Students and Facsimiles of Watermarks

Author: Henry Thomas Scott,Samuel Davey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autographs

Page: 218

View: 9909

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The Collector

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autographs

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Ragdoll

The thrilling Sunday Times bestseller everyone is talking about

Author: Daniel Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409168778

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9541

'Ragdoll is utterly addictive with brilliant characters and a killer twist you will never see coming - the best debut I've ever read.' Rachel Abbott, bestselling author of Only The Innocent * * * * * SHORTLISTED FOR CWA JOHN CREASY AWARD BEST DEBUT NOVEL A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes & Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move? For readers who were gripped by The Girl Before, The Cuckoo's Calling, Dark Matter and Eeeny Meeny * * * * * 'A first class, dark thriller.' Emlyn Rees 'A high concept solution to a mystery.' Sophie Hannah 'A brilliant, breathless thriller' MJ Arlidge, author of Hide and Seek 'The most exciting debut we've read in a long time.' Heat Magazine 'Highly anticipated debut that is surely bidding to be the year's most gruesome thriller.' Metro 'Gruesome, twisty and wildly addictive... I couldn't put Ragdoll down.' Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies 'Terrifyingly brilliant. I dare you to turn the lights out after reading! Robert Bryndza, author of Dark Water 'I loved Ragdoll. A rip-roaring, inventive and riveting read.' Jill Mansell, author of Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay 'A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy.' Simon Toyne, bestselling author of Solomon Creed
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Engineering Noise Control

Theory and Practice, Fourth Edition

Author: David A. Bies,Colin H. Hansen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351989987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

View: 3399

The practice of engineering noise control demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, the practical application of current noise control technology and the underlying theoretical concepts. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides a comprehensive explanation of these key areas clearly, yet without oversimplification. Written by experts in their field, the practical focus echoes advances in the discipline, reflected in the fourth edition’s new material, including: completely updated coverage of sound transmission loss, mufflers and exhaust stack directivity a new chapter on practical numerical acoustics thorough explanation of the latest instruments for measurements and analysis. Essential reading for advanced students or those already well versed in the art and science of noise control, this distinctive text can be used to solve real world problems encountered by noise and vibration consultants as well as engineers and occupational hygienists.
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Oil Windfalls

Blessing Or Curse?

Author: Alan H. Gelb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195207743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

View: 3142

This book assesses the full impact of oil windfalls on six developing producer countries - Algeria, Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. This is the first time that the issue has been systematically analysed and related to economics policies and underlying macroeconomic characteristics. The book adopts a broad approach, blending institutional and political aspects with quantitative analysis which includes the results of sophisticated model simulations. It presents new information on how oil discoveries have been used by producer governments, and analyses of the consequences. Finally it concludes that much of the potential benefit to producers has been dissipated, and explains why producers may actually end up worse off despite revenue gains.
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What You Don't Know

A Novel

Author: JoAnn Chaney

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250075548

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 922

"Superb characters, sparkling dialogue, and a gripping, terrifying plot, plus flashes of humor to boot; JoAnn Chaney's What You Don't Know has it all." --Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers He didn’t take their lives -- but he ruined them. The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn’t kill. Hoskins cracked the case of one of the most infamous serial killers -- and then it cracked him. He’s in cold cases, as is his career. Sammie was the lead reporter who broke the story, but now she’s selling makeup at the mall. She wants back on page 1. Gloria claims she was the unsuspecting wife. She didn’t know a thing. And as new murders shake Denver, this is a final chance to get their lives back.
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Quaternary of the Levant

Environments, Climate Change, and Humans

Author: Yehouda Enzel,Ofer Bar-Yosef

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316841847

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Quaternary of the Levant presents up-to-date research achievements from a region that displays unique interactions between the climate, the environment and human evolution. Focusing on southeast Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel, it brings together over eighty contributions from leading researchers to review 2.5 million years of environmental change and human cultural evolution. Information from prehistoric sites and palaeoanthropological studies contributing to our understanding of 'out of Africa' migrations, Neanderthals, cultures of modern humans, and the origins of agriculture are assessed within the context of glacial-interglacial cycles, marine isotope cycles, plate tectonics, geochronology, geomorphology, palaeoecology and genetics. Complemented by overview summaries that draw together the findings of each chapter, the resulting coverage is wide-ranging and cohesive. The cross-disciplinary nature of the volume makes it an invaluable resource for academics and advanced students of Quaternary science and human prehistory, as well as being an important reference for archaeologists working in the region.
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What Falls Between the Cracks

Author: Robert Scragg

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749022892

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9998

Did she slip through the cracks, or was she pushed? When a severed hand is found in an abandoned flat, Detective Jake Porter and his partner Nick Styles are able to DNA match the limb to the owner, Natasha Barclay, who has not been seen in decades. But why has no one been looking for her? It seems that Natasha’s family are the people who can least be trusted. Delving into the details behind her disappearance and discovering links to another investigation, a tragic family history begins to take on a darker twist. Hampered by a widespread fear of a local heavy, as well as internal politics and possible corruption within the force, Porter and Styles are digging for answers, but will what they find ever see the light of day?
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Burnout

Author: Claire MacLeary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912235117

Category: Aberdeen (Scotland)

Page: 288

View: 5699

"Maggie and Wilma are back and this time Maggie means business. Intent on clearing her late husband's name, she's burning the candle at both ends, trying to keep her teenaged kids out of trouble and working the private investigating business to keep the wolf from the door. Partner Wilma is keeping it real, though. Together, they're tackling some of Aberdeen's dirtier secrets. But Wilma is not impressed when Maggie takes on a new client, a woman well known to have a less-than-close relationship with the truth, and who claims her husband is trying to kill her." -- Provided by publisher.
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The Missing Hours

Author: Emma Kavanagh

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496713737

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1033

“Murderers are rarely who you imagine them to be . . . ” One moment, Selena Cole is at the playground with her children . . . the next, she has vanished without a trace. The body of Dominic Newell, a well-respected lawyer, is found on a remote mountain road, blood oozing from the stab wound in his neck. In the sleepy borderland between England and Wales, sheep outnumber people and serious crimes are rare. Which makes this Tuesday morning, with two calls coming in to the local police station, even more remarkable. Detective Constable Leah Mackay and her brother, Detective Sergeant Finn Hale, begin their respective investigations, but soon find them inextricably linked. And when Selena is found alive and unhurt twenty hours later, the mystery deepens. Selena’s work consulting on kidnap and ransom cases has brought her into close contact with ruthless criminals and international drug lords. But now, as Selena walks back into her life wearing a blood-spattered sweater, claiming no memory of the preceding hours, Leah can’t be sure if she is a victim, a liar, or a murder suspect. Leah and Finn delve into each case, untangling the secrets and betrayals—large and small—that can lie just beneath the surface of a life, yet unprepared for where both trails will lead. With engrossing characters, devilish twists, and evocative prose, The Missing Hours is that rare page-turner—as satisfying and complex as it is unpredictable.
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Dead Woman Walking

A Novel

Author: Sharon Bolton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250103444

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4888

In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling. Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all...
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Now You See

Author: Max Manning

Publisher: Wildfire

ISBN: 9781472251558

Category: Police

Page: 352

View: 8358

On the streets of London, a depraved killer is using social media to turn murder into entertainment. A twisty page-turner that will suit fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, and James Oswald. I, Killer has posted two photos of his first victim online - Before Death and After Death. They've gone viral before DCI Fenton's team even discovers the body. Soon, another victim's photo is similarly posted . . . and so begins the killer's following. DCI Fenton is determined to discover the identity of I, Killer before another innocent life is claimed. Then the case takes a dark turn, and Fenton's search becomes a matter of life or death for him and his young daughter. But as I, Killer's body-count rises, his number of online followers is growing - and he loves to give his fans what they want . . . Introducing DCI Fenton and his team, NOW YOU SEE is the new crime thriller to get addicted to! People are raving about Now You See: 'Brilliantly fresh - Manning grabs the reader from the off' James Oswald 'A well written and brilliantly structured novel that exposes the thoughts of a serial killer. It grabs you and won't let go until, tense and sweaty, you reach the climax' Amazon reviewer 'Max Manning chills to the bone and keeps the pace up brilliantly!' Amazon reviewer 'A gripping thriller that had me hooked from start to finish and gets a full five stars from me' Amazon reviewer
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Splinter in the Blood

A Novel

Author: Ashley Dyer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062797719

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 724

A propulsive debut suspense novel, filled with secrets, nerve-jangling tension, perplexing mystery, and cold-blooded murder, in which a police officer on the hunt for a macabre serial killer is brutally attacked, and only his partner knows the truth about what happened—and who did it. After months of hunting a cold-blooded murderer that the press has dubbed the Thorn Killer, Detective Greg Carver is shot in his own home. His trusted partner, Ruth Lake, is alone with him. Yet instead of calling for help, she’s rearranged the crime scene and wiped the room clean of prints. But Carver isn’t dead. Awakening in the hospital, Carver has no memory of being shot, but is certain that his assailant is the Thorn Killer. Though there’s no evidence to support his claim, Carver insists the attack is retaliation, an attempt to scare the detective off the psychopath’s scent, because he’s getting too close. Trapped in a hospital bed and still very weak, Carver’s obsession grows. He’s desperate to get back to work and finally nail the bastard, before more innocent blood is spilled. One person knows the truth and she’s not telling. She’s also now leading the Thorn Killer investigation while Carver recuperates. It doesn’t matter that Carver and the rest of the force are counting on her, and that more victims’ lives at stake. Ruth is keeping a deadly secret, and she’ll cross every line—sacrificing her colleagues, her career, and maybe even her own life—to keep it from surfacing. Utterly engrossing and filled with masterfully crafted surprises, Splinter in the Blood is a propulsive roller-coaster ride, filled with deception, nerve-jangling tension, perplexing mystery, and cold-blooded murder.
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