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A Savage Hunger (Paula Maguire 4)

By Claire McGowan
Authors:
Claire McGowan
Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist is called in to investigate a missing girl and the disappearance of a holy relic in Claire McGowan's exhilarating fourth novel in the series, A Savage Hunger. Ken Bruen proclaims McGowan as 'Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell' and is perfect for readers of Angela Marsons and Sarah Hilary. Blood stains the altar. Can she be found?Victim: Female. Twenty-two years of age.Reason for investigation: Missing person.ID: Alice Morgan. Student. Last seen at a remote religious shrine in Ballyterrin.Alice Morgan's disappearance raises immediate questions for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Alice, the daughter of a life peer in the Home Office, has vanished along with a holy relic - the bones of a saint - and the only trace is the bloodstains on the altar. With no body to confirm death, the pressure in this high-profile case is all-consuming, and Paula knows that she will have to put her own life, including her imminent marriage, on hold, if they are to find the truth.A connection to a decades-old murder immediately indicates that all may not be as it seems; as the summer heat rises and tempers fray, can Alice be found or will they learn that those that are hungry for vengeance may be the most savage of all?
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The Silent Dead (Paula Maguire 3)

By Claire McGowan
Authors:
Claire McGowan
Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in The Silent Dead, the third in Claire McGowan's terrific, hard-hitting crime series. Peter James calls it 'astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying', perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Tana French.Some say they deserve their fate. But isn't everyone entitled to justice?Victim: Male. Mid-thirties. 5'7".Cause of death: Hanging. Initial impression - murder.ID: Mickey Doyle. Suspected terrorist and member of the Mayday Five.The officers at the crime scene know exactly who the victim is. Doyle was one of five suspected bombers who caused the deaths of sixteen people.The remaining four are also missing and when a second body is found, decapitated, it's clear they are being killed by the same methods their victims suffered. Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is assigned the case but she is up against the clock - both personally and professionally. With moral boundaries blurred between victim and perpetrator, will Paula be able to find those responsible? After all, even killers deserve justice, don't they?
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  • Scream For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 2)

    By Karen Rose
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    Karen Rose
    Held captive by a killer, will a young girl escape his clutches? SCREAM FOR ME is a terrifying thriller from bestselling Karen Rose, and part of the Philadelphia/Atlantic series, featuring Daniel Vartanian. 'Unforgettable' James Patterson. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has made a horrific discovery - photographs, taken years ago by his brother Simon, show a gang of teenagers raping young girls. Disgusted, Vartanian vows to bring them all to justice. Alex Fallon's family fell apart when her sister was murdered thirteen years ago. And history now seems to be repeating itself with her stepsister Bailey's disappearance. When Vartanian meets Alex, and realises that her dead sister was in the photos, he starts to believe that the rapists may be behind Bailey's disappearance. Bailey Crighton is being held captive by a monster. Alone and unable to escape, all she can do is scream for help. Vartanian and Alex must now confront their pasts head-on if they are to find Bailey - before it's too late...
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    Shark Music

    By Carol O'Connell
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    Carol O'Connell
    Mallory Book 9: the ninth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.'It's Kathy. I'm lost.'The mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street, also known as Route 66, a road of many names. And now of many deaths.A silent caravan of cars drives down the road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same. They are the parents of missing children, brought together by the word that children's gravesites are being discovered down the Mother Road.Detective Kathy Mallory drives with them. This book was published in the US under the title FIND ME.
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    Shell Game

    By Carol O'Connell
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    Carol O'Connell
    Mallory Book 5: the fifth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.A cop who knows there is no magic in the worldAt a sell-out festival of magicians in Manhattan, in front of a live audience and eight million television viewers, a death-defying trick goes tragically wrong.NYPD detective Kathy Mallory has learned the hard way that things are rarely what they seem. But she is the only cop who believes the death is not an accident. Welcome to the darker side of NYPD.Hiding behind the smoke and mirrors is a ruthless killer who will soon strike again.
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    The Shell Game

    By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
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    Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    Treat yourself to a bite-sized thrill from the queen of kick-ass crime. . . A Fox & O'Hare short story.When rookie FBI agent Kate O'Hare meets career conman Nick Fox there's bound to be a sting in the tale.Fresh out of Quantico and looking forward to her first FBI assignment, Kate O'Hare is teamed up with high-end security expert, Nick Fox, to help protect a shipment of valuable Peruvian relics. Problem is, nothing is what it seems. Nick Fox is actually a con artist and he's about to play the shell game with special agent O'Hare in a high-speed chase with armoured cars, a few smoke bombs and a little light flirting. It doesn't take long for Nick to discover Kate O'Hare is smart, tenacious, and when she's conned, she holds a grudge.Life for Fox & O'Hare will never be the same again.
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  • The Sister Fidelma 20th Anniversary Collection

    By Peter Tremayne
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    Peter Tremayne
    THE SISTER FIDELMA 20th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION brings together the stunning first three novels in the widely acclaimed Sister Fieldma series. Escape into the evocative world of seventh-century Ireland and the time of the Celts, and join Sister Fidelma on the suspenseful trail of three murder mysteries.ABSOLUTION BY MURDER: It's 664AD and the tension between the Celtic and Roman Churches is at boiling point. There are whispers of assassinations and a string of gruesome deaths. When Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic Church, is found murdered, Sister Fidelma is called in to investigate. With the threat of a civil war just around the corner, can the mysteries be solved in time?SHROUD FOR THE ARCHBISHOP: The archbishop designate of Canterbury is found garrotted in Rome's Lateran Palace. With Brother Ronan Ragallach spotted fleeing the scene of the crime, the person responsible appears to have been found. There are rumours, though, that the crime is political and precious treasure has been stolen. It is up to Sister Fidelma to determine whether Brother Ronan is innocent, and prevent a perilous war between the Saxon and Irish kingdoms.SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN: The Venerable Dacán, beloved scholar of the Celtic Church, is brutally slain on his visit to the Irish Kingdom of Muman. When a neighbouring kingdom demands reparation for Dacán's foul death, bloody war seems imminent. There are sinister forces at work and Sister Fidelma is summoned by Muman's dying king to investigate. Can she solve the mystery and prevent further turmoil?
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  • Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year

    By Sarah Hilary
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    Sarah Hilary
    Winner of the Theakston's 2015 Crime Novel of the Year, and a 2014 Richard and Judy Book Club pick.SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN has been acclaimed as 'stunning' by Mark Billingham and 'superbly disturbing' by the Observer. Introducing DI Marnie Rome, this powerful novel that will enthral fans of Val McDermid and Mo Hayder.Called to a woman's refuge to take a routine witness statement, DI Marnie Rome instead walks in on an attempted murder.Trying to uncover the truth from layers of secrets, Marnie finds herself confronting her own demons. Because she, of all people, knows that it can be those closest to us we should fear the most . . .
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  • Summer of the Dead (Bell Elkins, Book 3)

    By Julia Keller
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    Julia Keller
    The first death came unexpectedly. An old man attacked outside his home, his murder a shock to the town. Then the second death came and, with it, fear.For Raythune County's prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins, the inexplicable killings in Acker's Gap are all she can think about. Everything - the oppressive summer heat, her absent daughter, her troublesome sister - fades into the background as she tries to work out who could be responsible.As the tension escalates, and suspects begin to emerge, Bell will have to face demons from her own past as she comes head-to-head with a killer bent on destroying all those who stand in their way...
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    The String Diaries

    By Stephen Lloyd Jones
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    Stephen Lloyd Jones
    Selected for the Radio 2 Book Club.He has a face you love. A voice you trust. To survive you must kill him. The rules of survival are handed from mother to daughter. Inherited, like the curse that has stalked Hannah and her family across centuries.He changes his appearance at will, speaks with a stolen voice and hides behind the face of a beloved, waiting to strike. Generation after generation, he has destroyed them. And all they could do was to run.Until now. Now, it is time for Hannah to turn and fight.
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    Shovel Ready

    By Adam Sternbergh
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    Adam Sternbergh
    'I don't want to know your reasons. I don't care. Think of me as a bullet. Just point.'Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, before New York became a burnt-out shell. Now the wealthy spend their days tapped into virtual reality; the rest have to fend for themselves in the streets. Now there's nothing but garbage.So he became a hit man. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box-cutter. When he's hired to kill the daughter of a high-profile evangelist, Spademan's life is upended. He will have to navigate two worlds - both the slick fantasy and the wasteland reality - to finish the job, clear his conscience, and make sure he's not the one who winds up in the ground.
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    The Silent Wife

    By A.S.A. Harrison
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    A.S.A. Harrison
    The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. 'The slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage is all too believable... As the novel advances into treacherous territory, Harrison's elegant, incisive prose gets dirtier, more dangerous' Observer Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife.Having nothing left to lose changes everything.Todd and Jodie have been together for more than twenty years. They are both aware their world is in crisis, though neither is willing to admit it. Todd is living a dual existence, while Jodie is living in denial. But she also likes to settle scores. When it becomes clear their affluent Chicago lifestyle could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows everything is at stake. It's only now she will discover just how much she's truly capable of...Shocking and compelling in equal measure, THE SILENT WIFE is a chilling portrayal of two people in turmoil and the lengths they will go to in order to protect themselves.
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  • Stranger In The Room (Keye Street 2)

    By Amanda Kyle Williams
    Authors:
    Amanda Kyle Williams
    Keye Street, ex-FBI profiler and private detective, always looks out for those closest to her. But sometimes looking after herself is quite enough to handle. She's teetering on the brink, not quite sure if she's winning or losing in her battle with herself. But when her cousin, Miki Ashton, sees a stranger inside her house, it's time for Keye to lend a hand.Meanwhile, Keye's mentor, Lieutenant Aaron Rauser, is embroiled in a disturbing case. When a dog returns alone from its walk, the hunt is on for the missing boy. As the mystery deepens and the bodies pile up, Rauser needs Keye's expert profiling skills to unravel the killer's bizarre signature - tears. Battling her demons takes up a lot of Keye's time. But on top of that she's battling the bad guys. If she can ignore the voice from her past, that is...
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    The Shadow Patrol

    By Alex Berenson
    Authors:
    Alex Berenson
    A killer is on the loose . . .In 2009, the CIA officers in Afghanistan's Kabul Station received information from a reliable source regarding the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. But when they followed the informant to bin Laden's apparent location, they discovered it was a deadly trap. The man blew himself up, taking the chief of station and several senior officers with him.Two years later, the station still hasn't recovered and the situation has deteriorated. Every initiative meets with failure. No one knows who to trust. In desperation, John Wells' old CIA bosses ask him to go over and investigate. Reluctantly, Wells agrees but what he finds when he gets there is more than a station in disarray. There is a full-blown military drug-smuggling operation underway, and worse, a traitor is leaking information to the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible - and this is just the beginning. Only Wells stands in the traitor's way . . . for now.
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    The Shadow Patrol

    By Alex Berenson
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    Alex Berenson
    A killer is on the loose . . .In 2009, the CIA officers in Afghanistan's Kabul Station received information from a reliable source regarding the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. But when they followed the informant to bin Laden's apparent location, they discovered it was a deadly trap. The man blew himself up, taking the chief of station and several senior officers with him.Two years later, the station still hasn't recovered and the situation has deteriorated. Every initiative meets with failure. No one knows who to trust. In desperation, John Wells' old CIA bosses ask him to go over and investigate. Reluctantly, Wells agrees but what he finds when he gets there is more than a station in disarray. There is a full-blown military drug-smuggling operation underway, and worse, a traitor is leaking information to the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible - and this is just the beginning. Only Wells stands in the traitor's way . . . for now.
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  • Say Goodbye (FBI Profiler 6)

    By Lisa Gardner
    Authors:
    Lisa Gardner
    Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with SAY GOODBYE, the sixth book in the FBI Profiler series. AS A TWISTED KILLER WEAVES HIS WEB CAN YOU STAY FREE? The Daily Mirror says this is 'suspense of the highest order'. Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen love Lisa Gardner. Have you read her yet?Women are going missing; prostitutes, runaways, the forgotten ones. Eighteen-year-old Delilah Rose knows something about their disappearances but she'll only talk to one woman, FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy.Even as Kimberly struggles to comprehend the horrifying tale Delilah has to tell, she must trace their only lead - a man who gets his kicks in the creepiest of ways - if she is to find a brutal serial killer, who is surely about to strike again.With no bodies and no clues, Kimberly's options are limited. Yet she feels herself drawing ever closer to the culprit. But how close is too close? And when is it time to say goodbye?
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    Shooting Sean

    By Bateman, Bateman
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    Bateman, Bateman
    When maverick movie star Sean O'Toole is forced to leave the glamour of Hollywood to make a film about an Irish gangster, he's not best pleased - and even less so when he finds out he'll be joined by hapless local journalist Dan Starkey, who is writing his biography. It's a job that plunges Dan into the murky underbelly of the movie business, and from the backstreets of Belfast to the fleshpots of Amsterdam and the glitz of the Cannes Film Festival. Along the way a smouldering romance threatens the frequently rocky balance of his marriage to Patricia while he battles his way through kidnap, extortion and murder, and all of it liberally sprinkled with Hollywood gold dust.
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    The Survivors Club

    By Lisa Gardner
    Authors:
    Lisa Gardner
    THE SURVIVORS CLUB is the second standalone thriller from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller LISA GARDNER. REVENGE IS SWEET BUT IS IT WORTH THE PRICE YOU PAY? Karin Slaughter calls Lisa Gardner 'an amazing writer'. Have you read her yet?Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo's lives changed forever in an instant, when Eddie Como - the College Hill Rapist - came into their lives. But they refused to be victims; instead, they chose to be survivors. Helping to put him away was one form of justice but they couldn't deny that secretly they wanted his life destroyed, as he destroyed theirs. So when Eddie is shot down outside the courtroom on the eve of the trial, they are both relieved and revenged. But now they're also prime suspects and surviving is about to get tougher still.Detective Roan Griffin thinks this was a professional hit and all that remains is to work out who ordered it. He knows that the women are key but when another woman is savagely attacked, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For Griffin, the hunt is on to find the person responsible, before membership of the exclusive club grows...
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    Skin Flicks

    By Philip Caveney
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    Philip Caveney
    Somebody's got muder down to a fine art... A gory, gripping thriller by Philip Caveney. Freelance photographer Danny Weston has made a grisly discovery. While taking pictures for a forthcoming exhibition, he finds a man's body hanging from the rafters of a deserted railway arch. Despite his horror, he reaches instinctively for his camera, before summoning the police. Seeing an opportunity to draw crowds to the exhibition, Danny's manager persuades him to include the shots. But is the pursuit of such success worth the trouble? Danny soon finds himself a police suspect, and becomes embroiled in a twilight world of transvestism, tattoo parlours and porno movie-making. Who is the cunning and merciless killer? What connects the seemingly random victims? And what does any of this have to do with ancient Aztec mythology? Unfortunately, Danny may not survive long enough to work out the answers.
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    Slayground

    By Philip Caveney
    Authors:
    Philip Caveney
    A deadly game is about to begin in Philip Caveney's gritty gang thriller. Fourteen-year-old Finn McManus is a seasoned villain on the notorious Merton Estate. But when a psychopathic Yardie starts moving in, Finn realises that baseball bats and razors will no longer protect his territory... Nick Saunders manages a PR company handling its biggest ever challenge: the visit of famous American rapper and film star, Bobby C. Cooper, an arrogant loudmouth with a contempt for the law. When these two cultures collide, Nick is propelled straight into a nightmare - battling to rescue a helpless hostage from the fickle knife-edge between life and death. What chance has one man in this hellish landscape now erupting in a frenzy of gang conflict, mutilation and death? For in this desperate game the only winners are those who can survive...
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