Also by Lesley Cookman Libby Sarjeant series: Murder in Steeple Martin Murder
at the Laurels Murder in Midwinter Murder by the Sea Murder in Bloom Murder in
the Green Murder Imperfect Murder to Music Murder at the Manor Murder by ...
Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Hachette UK
'With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner' Katie Fforde Super-sleuth Libby Sarjeant is back with her most puzzling case yet . . . a mysterious death at the local cliffs. Colin Hardcastle has arranged for two men to meet and discuss the sale of a house. But when Nick Nash - the owner of the property - doesn't show, Colin cannot begin to imagine the events he has set in motion. Perplexed, Colin tells his friends in Steeple Martin, piquing the interest of Libby Sarjeant - and the Reverend Patti Pearson, who finds Nash's name strangely familiar . . . Despite her burgeoning reputation as a super-sleuth, Libby is somewhat loath to investigate what seems to be a tragic accident. But when two of Patti's parishioners ask for her help, Libby very quickly finds herself caught up in the mystery. Then Nash's body is found, and things take a darker turn. As the case unravels, biting deeper into the local community, Nash's shocking past is unearthed and it's up to Libby and her friend Fran Wolfe to help solve the case before it's too late... This is an addictive and unputdownable crime mystery novel perfect for fans of Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis and LJ Ross. Readers adore the much-loved Libby Sarjeant series: 'I have read all the books in this series and love them all' ***** GoodReads review 'Just can't get enough of reading about Libby and her friends' ***** GoodReads review 'The characters are so likeable. I would love to visit the mythical Steeple Martin!' ***** GoodReads review
A BRITISH MURDER MYSTERYWHEN a man is found strangled by a climbing rope beneath the Lake District's notorious Sharp Edge, it is assumed he is the victim of a tragic accident.But Detective Inspector Skelgill suspects otherwise, and his ...
Author: Bruce Beckham
A BRITISH MURDER MYSTERY WHEN a man is found strangled by a climbing rope beneath the Lake District's notorious Sharp Edge, it is assumed he is the victim of a tragic accident. But Detective Inspector Skelgill suspects otherwise, and his fears are borne out when a second corpse is discovered close to Striding Edge. Soon it appears that a ritualistic serial killer stalks Cumbria's fells. As the body count increases, Skelgill comes under intense pressure to discover the connection between the seemingly randomly selected targets - the only hope of ending the reign of terror and unmasking the murderer.
“So did we!” John retorted. “Apparently he's come back! He's been killing people
at Bordertown, and we don't know why!” “Is he after you?” John thought he
detected concern in Sarah's voice and a 207 Murder at the Edge of the Desert.
Author: D.E. Gilmore
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Jack Dugan, a Gaming Enforcement Agent in Nevada, finds a severed foot on an island in Lake Mead. This begins a journey of discovering to whom the foot belongs and the why of its being on that island. Along the way, he must untangle a complicated plot of murder involving a major casino in Las Vegas and a secret river of gold in the desert. How does the notorious serial killer, the Son of Las Vegas, figure into this devastating scenario, and who may be next on the serial killer’s list of victims? Will it be Jack Dugan, his wife Jennifer, one or more of his friends, or perhaps his cousin, homicide detective Mal Doss? Come along on this fascinating ride toward the truth and find out who is behind this nefarious plot to possess the soul of Las Vegas.
When Tam Eildor arrives unexpectedly on a remote Scottish island in the year of 1587 after his time machine develops a fault, he quickly finds himself embroiled in the lives of the colourful locals who are trying to escape the tyranny of ...
Author: Alanna Knight
When Tam Eildor arrives unexpectedly on a remote Scottish island in the year of 1587 after his time machine develops a fault, he quickly finds himself embroiled in the lives of the colourful locals who are trying to escape the tyranny of the greedy Earl Robert Stewart. The power-hungry earl has imprisoned the beautiful Princess Marie and plans to force her into a distasteful marriage to tie himself closer to the throne, furthering his own ambitions. Aided by a motley crew including a stowaway, a pirate, a lost time lord and the earl's own son, Tam attempts a daring rescue of the princess. Together they will travel the oceans in search of Spanish gold, lost loves and new futures.
On this trip to the Caribbean, don't expect an umbrella in your drink.
Author: Penny Goetjen
Publisher: Secret Harbor Press, LLC
Category: Hurricane damage
On this trip to the Caribbean, don't expect an umbrella in your drink. Returning to the tropical breezes and turquoise waters of St. Thomas to rebuild her mother's bungalow after it was destroyed by fire, Olivia is shaken by the extensive devastation wreaked by a Category 5 hurricane that recently ripped through the Virgin Islands. After an exhaustive search for Colton, her on again/off again love interest from her previous visit, she's left with more questions than answers, his whereabouts unknown. With nowhere to stay, she accepts the offer from an older, wealthy man to house-sit his spacious villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea while he sets off on an extended sailing trip. What seems like a perfect arrangement turns into a nightmare. Before she can unpack her suitcase in the posh digs, Olivia stumbles upon the man murdered in his own home and becomes the prime suspect.
When Liz O'Brien returns to her hometown to make peace with her ailing mother, she expects boredom and monotony. Instead, she discovers the romantic designs of a handsome cowboy and a morass of secrets that land her in the crosshairs of a killer. Who would think that Tumbleweed, an Oklahoma panhandle town so tiny it could disappear as a mirage, would be rife with embezzlement, blackmail and murder?
I look like a jealous, homicidal maniac. Copycat killer strikes again. I click the link
for the full story. Top TV executive Lex Wood was found murdered at his luxury
London flat last night in what police believe is the second in a series of 'copycat' ...
Author: Ali Knight
Publisher: Hachette UK
How well can you ever know the people you're closest to? 'A tight-plotted, too-close-for-comfort thriller' Stylist. Perfect for fans of Shari Lapena, Linda Green and Louise Jensen. Kate has an enviable life: a loving family and a perfect husband, Paul. But one night she finds Paul drunk and covered in blood, mumbling about having killed something - or someone. When a young and attractive woman who works for Paul is found murdered, Kate's suspicions about what he has really done send her on an increasingly desperate search for the truth that threatens to smash her carefully constructed life. Doing the right thing should seem obvious, but as the lies multiply, the truth is not as straightforward as it seems. How well does Kate really know she man she's married to? 'Grips from first to last' Choice '[A] tightly-plotted, high-pitched psychological thriller' Daily Mirror 'A fast-paced whodunit' Woman and Home
Anne Perry has written over sixty novels, all of which are available from Headline
The Daniel Pitt series Twenty-One Days Triple Jeopardy One Fatal Flaw Death
with a Double Edge The Thomas Pitt series Dorchester Terrace Midnight at ...
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Hachette UK
Death with a Double Edge is the fourth thrilling instalment in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, from the New York Times bestselling author and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry. It is May 1911 when Daniel Pitt is summoned to a murder scene in the slums of London's East End. He fears the victim is his friend Toby Kitteridge, but relief is quickly followed by dismay when Daniel identifies the dead man as Jonah Drake, a distinguished senior barrister who has been killed with a double-edged sword. But what was Drake doing in Mile End? And does their head of chambers, Marcus fford Croft, know more than he is willing to admit . . . ? With the police holding out little hope of finding Drake's killer, Daniel and Kitteridge rise to the challenge. Within days, they have leads that take them from the underbelly of the East End to the very highest echelons of society. Then Daniel's father, Thomas Pitt, receives a warning from Special Branch to cease the investigation. But Daniel and his father will not be deterred - despite the risks involved in the pursuit of justice . . .
Bethany Halderman, a good friend of Lani's, calls and informs her that her sister Cammy has been killed in an accident. The accident was determined to be just that, an accident, but Bethany isn't so sure that is the case. it seems that prior to her accident, Cammy was involved in a contest with a grand prize of $1,000,000. The day of her accident Cammy called Bethany and told her she suspected there was more going on than met the eye. Later that evening she was dead. Bethany called Lani and asked for her help in uncovering the truth about what really happened to Cammy. The contest, which involves unlocking clues which lead to locations around the island where the next clue can be found, has a clause which allows for a substitute to be named should one of the contestants be unable to finish. Lani decides that the best way to help Bethany find out what happened to her sister is to enter the contest as Cammy's replacement. She takes two weeks off work from her job as a water safety officer and travels to Maui. Once Lani gets a feel for the game she quickly realizes that something odd is going on with the hacks which are part of the game. Luke is visiting his family and Lani needs a tech nerd to help her with the brains part of the competition, so she calls new friend Zak Zimmerman and asks if he and Zoe would be willing to come to Maui to help her uncover the conspiracy behind the mystery. Join Luke and Lani, Zak and Zoe, as they race to uncover the clues faster than anyone else while outwitting a hacker and identifying a killer.
An epic true-life story of murder, injustice and defiance, The Savage City draws on interviews with participants and extensive research to tell the stories of three very different New Yorkers - an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a ...
Author: T.J. English
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
It was a time of hope and desperation, a time of reckoning . . . In the early 1960s, the Mad Men era, a mood of menace gripped New York City. The crime rate was growing and violence was becoming a daily reality for citizens in every neighbourhood. At the centre of the unrest was a poisonous divide between two camps: the deeply corrupt and racist police of the era and the African American community. Then, on 28 August 1963 - the day on which Martin Luther King Jr stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared, 'I have a dream' - two young white women were murdered in their Manhattan apartment. The killings struck fear through the city and ignited a ten-year saga of racial violence and unrest. An epic true-life story of murder, injustice and defiance, The Savage City draws on interviews with participants and extensive research to tell the stories of three very different New Yorkers - an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a corrupt cop and a militant Black Panther - and to explore this traumatic decade in the city's history.
He Called It A Tragic Accident. On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn... Authorities Called It A Crime. Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident-or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.
Martian like all of you; like all of you, I view murder as the ultimate evil, force as
the mark of the beast. “Think—all of you, think of what it cost me to create that
phrase and to speak it for the first time in this chamber, so many years ago! Think
Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
Science fiction stories from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus. From one of the most prolific and versatile writers of the twentieth century, The Edge of Tomorrow is a collection of tales that journey outside everyday boundaries to offer insight into our own universe. Featuring big bugs, cloned cats, and feral star-children, these unconventional, thought-provoking stories reveal much about the America of their time, when the Cold War and the nascent civil rights movement stoked unconscious fears and desires. From “The First Men,” about scientists tampering with genetic engineering, to “The Large Ant,” about a man’s thoughtless violence against nature, these stories by the author of April Morning and The Immigrants—described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of our very best”—are as relevant today as when they were first written. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder R. Barri Flowers. EDGE OF SUSPENSE
Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder By R. Barri Flowers EDGE OF SUSPENSE:
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Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
EDGE OF SUSPENSE: Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder is a collection of mystery, suspense, and thriller short stories from bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. Tales include "Dinner Crashers," where FBI and Secret Service agents try to stop an attempted political assassination; a noir mystery, "The Wrong End of a Gun Barrel," where a beautiful blonde turns out to be more than a man bargained for; "Vandals," where two teenagers find themselves running for their lives after vandalizing a car; "The Ripper's Rage," where a serial killer of prostitutes in 1888 NYC has been captured only to escape; and "The Phone Call," in which a woman must confront her fears when she receives an unlikely phone call; along with five other page-turning mystery shorts.
She had a tape, evidence of—proof of Ted's murder—that he was murdered.
Maybe even the name of his killer.” “What are you talking about?” he asked,
puzzled. “What did she say?” “Nothing very specific,” she admitted. “I don't
Author: Marilyn Edwards
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Dawn strolled over to another wall where a large, framed, penciled drawing presented a grinning skull, a transparent round pipe with smoke curling from it, and a horned skull with hollow eyes that appeared to be laughing at her, like the phantom of her nightmare. Devoid of color, gray and white swirls of smoke depicted illusionary demons-there were demons in the smoke. The artwork, a little on the dark side, seemed almost symbolic. She remembered a time, not so very long ago, when Preston City was the safest place to live. Then drugs became more than a troubling issue. Van Morrison and Bob Kaley invaded their town and death walked stealthily through the halls of their school, out onto their quiet streets. They had arrived in town at about the same time last year, a simple coincidence? Van Morrison, a drug pusher on the south side, Bob Kaley, a respected teacher in her school. It seemed unlikely the two would have any connection. Still, she had her suspicions. Dawn wondered if it was her imagination working overtime linking a social studies teacher to disreputable drug pusher.
The weeks that followed the death of elliot Michaels were busy and odd. eden's edge was rocked to its very core that their ... The state of North Carolina charged
him with conspiracy to commit murder and accessory to murder in the case of ...
Author: T. Bradford Hurdle
June 5th 1951...it is a warm summer morning in the quiet little town of Eden’s Edge, North Carolina, and Lisanne Walters has just stumbled upon the mutilated body of Jared Michaels. A member of one of the most prominent families in town, the victim seemingly has no enemies. But, if that was true, why would someone torture him and dump his naked body in the middle of Town Square? That is one of the many questions SBI Detective Donovan Wolf intends to answer during his stay in this quaint town. As he investigates, he quickly learns that things are not exactly as they seem. The town is shrouded in secrecy and steeped in religious fanaticism. While there is no shortage of suspects, there is only circumstantial evidence. To make matters worse, the townspeople seem more intent on gossip than finding the killer. As he deals with false leads and hidden threats from the murderer, Wolf struggles to make sense of the evidence and fight against his own self-doubt. Will he ever find the evidence he needs to bring Jared’s killer to justice or will this murder become just another unsolved case? When Wolf finally comes face to face with the killer, he begins the fight of his life. If he wins, the killer will be brought to justice and Jared will be vindicated. If he loses, he will become the killer’s second victim and the truth will die with him.
Their careless antics made her dizzy, took her breath away. Scared her. Especially when the woman beside her relates the story of a small child that fell into the Canyon to her death the day before. Many people died that way. Over the edge.
Author: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Publisher: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Too Close to the Edge- A SHORT STORY- Artist Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law to see the Grand Canyon…even though she was terrified of heights and, when she got there, couldn’t bear to get too close to the edge. She watched people balancing on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos, oblivious of the death waiting below them at their feet. Their careless antics made her dizzy, took her breath away. Scared her. Especially when the woman beside her relates the story of a small child that fell into the Canyon to her death the day before. Many people died that way. Over the edge. Many also died down inside the Canyon. Hikers. Lost people. People on the river going through the rapids. Then she sees a young girl go over the edge and no one will believe her. For there was no child that had died–that day anyway. Was she seeing things that weren’t there…or was there another explanation?
The murder of a black girl of limited means in a not too salubrious part of town,
and the murder of a very wellheeled and very wellconnected white male in a very
salubrious part of town? Noone dared say thatone murder outweighed or took ...
Author: Danny Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
It's the Swinging Sixties but not all barriers have come down - the aristocrats and financial power players still gather around the exclusive gaming tables of the Montcler Club in Berkeley Square while the rest slum it in the underground ska clubs and elicit drinking dens in Notting Hill. And it's against this background of London society and villainy that detective Vince Treadwell enters when investigating the seemingly unrelated murder of a young black woman in Notting Hill and blue-blooded Johnny Beresford in Belgravia. As Vince digs deeper he finds himself embroiled in a secret world of debauchery and corruption, where the underworld happily mixes with the aristocracy, and where no one remains an innocent victim. Praise for Kiss Me Quick: 'A thrilling read.' - Buzz Magazine 'Dark and involved.' - Daily Express Unmissable. - Best 'This unusual and atmospheric crime novel suggests that Danny Miller is a writer to watch.' - Good Book Guide '...one of those books that literally grabs you from page one.' - The Week
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