The 4th Man (An FBI Profiler Short Story)
By Lisa Gardner
FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy, Officer Rainie Conner and D.D. Warren come together on a baffling cold case in this exclusive ebook short story by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner.A young woman is found strangled in the stairwell of a college library, with only her shoes missing. With no physical evidence and no witnesses, all the police have to go on are the three men who were in the library with her: her boyfriend, and two campus security guards. They all have secrets to hide, but none of them can be proven guilty. Five years later, ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, former police officer Rainie Conner consult with D.D. Warren on the still-unsolved case. Will they be able to build a case against one of the three suspects, or is there a fourth man out there? And if the killer has eluded the police this long, how far will he go to ensure justice is never served? With Gardner's singular ability to delve into the minds of criminals and law enforcement alike, The 4th Man is a shocking look at the reasons for taking a life... and just how far profilers need to go to learn them. Includes an early look at Gardner's next chilling thriller, Right Behind You, coming 31 January 2017.
101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised & Updated)
By Ian Buxton
Third edition, fully revised and updated.101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk.The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
3 Truths and a Lie (A Detective D.D. Warren Short Story)
By Lisa Gardner
Boston Detective D.D. Warren faces her most brutal adversaries yet - a class of jaded thriller writers - in Sunday Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's exclusive eBook short story. Includes an extract from Lisa's next psychological thriller FIND HER.In Lisa Gardner's latest eBook exclusive short story, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases-- a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution... and a severed leg. With Lisa's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, 3 Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career. Includes an early look at Find Her, coming out on 9 February 2016.
By Shane Harris
The spies had come without warning. They plied their craft silently, stealing secrets from the world's most powerful military. They were at work months before anyone noticed their presence. And when American officials finally detected the thieves, they saw it was too late. The damage was done . . .It could have been the plot of a Tom Clancy thriller: Chinese hackers break into American defence contractors and steal the plans for a new multi-billion dollar fighter jet. In fact, it is just one dispatch from the frontline of a new form of warfare.Our wars are increasingly being fought online. GCHQ and the NSA gather vast amounts of information from the internet - and do so with the complicity of companies like Google and Facebook. The American military fields teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus attacks against enemy targets. And with the majority of civil infrastructure - things like nuclear power stations, hospitals, airports and banking systems - now run across the internet, the next 9/11 could be a cyber-attack.Welcome to the modern world of warfare.
The 80 Minute MBA
By Richard Reeves, John Knell
THE 80 MINUTE MBA is your short-cut to business brilliance. A traditional MBA is for either the time-rich, very wealthy or lucky few with a generous corporate sponsor. So what happens if you want to get a hit of high-quality business inspiration without spending two years back at school? THE 80 MINUTE MBA is the gateway to fresh thinking, in less time than it takes a standard meeting to get past coffee and biscuits. The MBA-in-a-box book is old hat. Managers need the encouragement to think differently, not in the same straight lines. THE 80 MINUTE MBA is an injection of inspiration, creative thinking and dynamic approaches which will help you see the world of business differently.
101 Legendary Whiskies You're Dying to Try But (Possibly) Never Will
By Ian Buxton
Ian Buxton's latest book explores the finest and rarest whiskies in the world: wonderful whisky you're dying to try but probably never will. These drams may be extraordinarily hard to find, impossible to buy or literally the sole survivor of a long-lost distillery - some are even priceless - but, for the first time ever, they're assembled here for you to 'savour'.Some are the Ferraris of whisky: luxury thoroughbreds beyond the reach of all but the most fortunate, discerning and wealthy of enthusiasts and collectors. Some are whisky's equivalent to the Model T Ford - once ubiquitous, but now rendered exceptional by the passage of time. All are legendary.Whether the world's oldest, rarest or most expensive, leading whisky writer Ian Buxton unlocks these liquid treasures and meets the people who make, sell or simply preserve them. 101 Legendary Whiskies You're Dying to Try But (Probably) Never Will shares the secrets of whisky's elite - what makes these whiskies so special, so intriguing and so desirable.
7 Secrets of Confidence
By Steve Miller
7 SECRETS OF CONFIDENCE is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use guide to overcoming your inner fears. Full of encouraging, step-by-step advice, this book is here to help you build your self-belief - learning to have confidence is at the heart of the Steve Miller brand. What sets Steve's book apart in this genre is that he has personally commissioned a survey to discover the top things people in the UK feel unconfident about. These form the structure of the book, and straight-talking Steve tells you what to DO about each one. Invaluable, informative, funny and life-changing, 7 SECRETS OF CONFIDENCE is the empowering new book from GMTV regular Steve Miller - it will bring out the successful and confident person in everyone.
By Nevada Barr, Perseus
Like history, some crimes are doomed to repeat themselves... 13 ½ is a taut and terrifying stand-alone psychological thriller from acclaimed author Nevada Barr. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich.'Stunning... Spellbinding psychological suspense with twists you won't see coming... An amazing, virtuoso piece of writing' - Lee ChildPolly Deschamps suspects there might be a connection between her beau and a series of decades-old murders. Two broken pasts collide in an uncertain present carrying the reader from the horrifying 1970s murder spree of a child - dubbed 'Butcher Boy' by a shocked public - in Rochester, Minnesota, to Polly, the abused daughter of Mississippi 'trailer trash', to post-Katrina New Orleans. What readers are saying about 13½: 'Barr's book captivated me. The style had me hooked right up to the end''Nevada Barr has taken it to the next level''Dark and wonderful - I couldn't put it down'
The 500 (Mike Ford 1)
By Matthew Quirk
Mike Ford was following his father into a life of crime, when he chose to go straight and instead worked his way through Harvard Law School. Now he's landed the ultimate job with the Davies Group, a powerful political consulting firm run by the charismatic Henry Davies. Rubbing shoulders with Washington's heavyweights and with more money and privileges than he's ever imagined, Mike believes that everything has finally come right.But he's about to discover that power comes with a price. Henry Davies is looking for a protégé for a crucial deal and one that must go right no matter what. Mike soon learns that being on the side of the lawmakers doesn't mean your work is legal. And there's no place for a moral code when you're on the devil's payroll.THE 500 is a fast-paced thriller that takes the reader on a journey through the corridors of power to the crack dens of Washington and the corrupt underbelly of American politics.
99 Dead Snowmen
By Tony De Saulles
Stan the Snowman does not have the best of luck. In fact, it seems like everyone is out to get him. Beset by enemies on all sides, he is viciously attacked by an extraordinary array of things - old ladies, robins, super models, rabbits, hot water bottles, daffodils, chocolate flakes, evil cannibal snowmen... The list goes on and on in this hilarious cartoon collection of 99 freaky fatalities that will leave you crying with laughter. A wintry Christmas present to die for.
By Philip Caveney
Manchester approaching the Millennium is a violent city which is succumbing to the deadly delights of Warp, a designer hallucinogenic. When Will Ambrose's son dies after taking the drug he determines to find out who controls its supply. He soon finds himself on a bad trip into his worst nightmare.
The 52 Seductions
By Betty Herbert
If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You, you'll adore The 52 Seductions...When Betty and Herbert first fell in love, they were caught in a whirlwind of mutual lust and sexual chemistry - they couldn't keep their hands off one another. Ten years of marriage later, they're still deeply in love... but the memory of all that frenzied passion is growing increasingly hazy. The 52 Seductions charts Betty and Herbert's quest to invite the lust back into their relationship and rediscover their desire for one another. Drastic action is needed, and so Betty sets a challenge: they must spend a whole year seducing each other, taking it in turns to create a steamy new scenario every week. We follow their progress as they explore their erotic fantasies (with varying degrees of success); embark on saucy role play and attempt some sexual gymnastics. Racy, funny and ultimately moving, this is the story of how one couple lost their inhibitions and reignited their desire.
The 7th Month (A Detective D.D. Warren Short Story)
By Lisa Gardner
Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's first novella, THE 7TH MONTH, takes readers into an eventful day in the life of Boston Detective D.D. Warren. Featuring an extract from CATCH ME. D.D. should be taking it easy in the seventh month of her pregnancy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film, thinking that serving as a police expert and making a little extra money may make her feel more useful than she's felt for a while. A simple task, until a crew member is found beaten to death. Suddenly, D.D.'s date with Hollywood is serious. Extremely pregnant, on the trail of a killer and surrounded by a hundred and four murder suspects, D.D. must quickly unravel a tangled web of lies. As another cast member is attacked, D.D. realizes that like it or not, her priorities have changed - and her last desperate hope is that she can catch a killer before she and her unborn baby pay the ultimate price.
By Oliver Stark
Three unconnected crimes are about to be linked in the most chilling way imaginable. The abduction of a teenage girl, heading towards a bus stop. A woman shot, point-blank during a brutal robbery. A young man tortured, his body found wrapped in barbed wire.With nothing to indicate that the three are connected, NYPD detective Tom Harper and psychologist Denise Levene must look beyond the surface to find a killer's true motivation. And they believe that they have found a murderer conditioned to hate and willing to go to any lengths to make his victims suffer.The killer has nothing to lose. Harper and Levene have one chance to catch him. Sometimes hate is just the beginning . . .
The 6th Target
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
When a lone gunman goes on a shooting spree aboard a packed San Francisco ferry, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is called in to investigate. At the scene she finds three people dead and Claire Washburn fighting for her life. Lindsay promises to find whoever did this. But it's a promise she may not be able to keep.As the investigation makes its way to court, news of a child abduction comes through. Lindsay discovers that more children have been taken. But with no ransom demands the abductions don't seem to make sense - unless the kidnappers aren't planning on returning their hostages... The clock is ticking as Lindsay tries to fit all the pieces together. She knows that if she doesn't find the children quickly it will be too late...
The 5th Horseman
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
A young mother is recuperating in a top San Francisco hospital when suddenly she's gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. How and why did this happen? With help from the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer discovers that this is not the hospital's first suspicious case. Other patients have taken unexpected and devastating turns for the worse just as they're planning to go home. Are these just appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people's lives? When someone close begins to exhibit the same terrifying symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe. In a wild race against time she must fight an administration determined to shield its reputation even if it means hiding a killer...
4th of July
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon - and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she's worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media circus, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. Soon after, a string of grisly murders punches through the community. There are no witnesses; there is no pattern. But a key detail reminds Lindsay of an unsolved murder she worked on years ago. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: in court and against a ruthless killer.
By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street as a ferocious blast rips through the neighbourhood. A townhouse owned by an internet magnate explodes into flames, three people die and a sinister note signed 'August Spies' is found at the scene. A wave of violence is sweeping through the city - and it seems that whoever is behind it is intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club discover that the killer has targeted one of them. And Lindsay learns that a member of the club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.
By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who quickly turns his pursuers into victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected - the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing prepares them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
1st to Die
By James Patterson
As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newly wed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women's Murder Club is born.