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Ding Dong!! Is She Dead?

release date: May 01, 2014
Ding Dong!! Is She Dead?
Sent into Witness Protection, Allie goes to deliver her friend''s beauty products only to find her door hanging on its hinges and a trail of blood leading to a body. Is she dead? Is the police force covering up for one of their own? Is there a safe option for Allie, who is trying to protect the daughter her friend left behind? Is Justin willing to help her or only get close enough to help the person trying to kill her? No one has ever believed in Allie until she becomes a Nova Lady. Will this give her the confidence she needs to survive? Is there any way for Allie to overcome her fear and trust Justin? Can she survive the terror that threatens to overwhelm them?

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

release date: Dec 18, 2012
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
Criminal investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen considers the possibility of a serial killer as she tracks down a series of numbers written in blood appearing on walls all over Oslo in this new novel from the author of 1222. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Pete's Promise

release date: Oct 01, 2012
Pete's Promise
A relaxing day on Florida''s St. Johns River becomes a turning point in the life of Thad Duncan, a prominent Jacksonville attorney engaged in high profile litigation against a giant tobacco company. His legal prowess doesn''t prepare him for the unexpected turn his life takes after a boating mishap. He finds himself an involuntary subject in a macabre experiment in which he confronts the promise of his death. The experiment tests his beliefs in a way few have been tested. Pete''s Promise is a mystery with a murder but not your typical murder mystery. Illustrating the fragility of life and the enduring quality of love, Pete''s Promise is part romance and part thriller prompting readers to consider what they will do tomorrow and the day after.

Captain

release date: Apr 01, 2012
Captain
"''Captain'' is about the individual and collective struggles of each of these men and women as they attempt to deal with and ultimately fight against the odds and circumstances that are stacked against them. ''Captain'' is a novel that pits man against man while also pitting man against machine. It is a story about the need for human judgments, hard-learned experiences, gut feelings and unbridled perseverance in an effort to rise up against a world where the strict adherence to written rules, regulations and procedures have been accepted as the norm. ''Captain'' is about the way real airline pilots think, feel and react, especially after those giant airliners that they''ve strapped themselves to have suddenly turned vicious and unpredictable."--Publisher''s Web site.

Silent Flower

release date: Nov 01, 2013
Silent Flower
A serial killer is on the loose, attacking college students and leaving a trail of brutally raped and tortured victims behind. Detectives Marc Cabellera and John O''Farrell are on the case, and they discover that each victim had received flowers from the murderer-flowers with loving, hidden messages. They need to figure out who is committing these murders...and why. While Cabellera is solving murders, he''s also adjusting to caring for the eight-year-old deaf twins he just inherited when his sister passed away. Between taking American Sign Language classes to learn to communicate with them, caring for them, and doing the difficult job of a detective, there''s very little time left for anything else. But that doesn''t stop Marc from becoming enamored with his ASL instructor, the lovely Jasmine Finn. Jasmine believes her life is very fulfilling. She has her work, her friends, and a loving family. What more could she need? Then, she meets Detective Cabellera and the recently orphaned twins. The children melt her heart...but their drop-dead-gorgeous uncle nearly stops it. Jasmine is doing her best to avoid Marc, as a relationship, for her, simply isn''t in the cards. As the detectives find themselves in a battle of wits desperately trying to decode cryptic messages left by the killer, Marc discovers a disturbing connection among the murder victims. And that connection puts Jasmine squarely in the killer''s sights. Will they catch the sadistic murderer? Or will Jasmine be the next victim?

Created Equal

release date: Jun 01, 2011
Created Equal
Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Aleksandra Kowalski turns to Thomas Patrick O''Reilly, one of the wealthiest and most successful trial lawyers in Houston, Texas. Tommy believes the Catholic Church has no basis under United States law to exclude women from the seminary and files suit against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Archbishop Jorge Sierra for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. The Catholic Church hires Monsignor Enrico Renzulli, the General Counsel of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. Renzulli, a priest and Harvard-educated attorney, has substantial trial experience and has taken on and beaten lawyers considerably smarter than O''Reilly. He believes the lawsuit should be summarily dismissed because the First Amendment of the United States Constitution grants all citizens the freedom of religion, and it prevents a federal court from interfering with the ecclesiastical rules of any church, including the Catholic Church. But watching and waiting in the wings is an extreme and tyrannical sect unaffiliated with the Catholic Church. As the trial unfolds and the legal proceedings begin to undermine the sacred Catholic Church teaching, a right-wing extremist and a member of the Holy Mother Church concocts a plot to stop the heresy against God that includes kidnapping and murder. Will the First Amendment protect the Catholic Church and supersede all? Will Tommy O''Reilly come through? Will Aleksandra Kowalski survive this ordeal? Find out in R.A. Brown''s gripping legal thriller,Created Equal.

Max

release date: Jun 03, 2013
Max
"There''s been so much happen to me, so many strange things. Terrible things. My mind is in a whorl, confused as to what I should relate first. Where to begin? I must describe my cell. After all, it has become my world. Strange, that I who once had the entire globe to choose from, am now confined within a twelve feet by twelve feet boundary." So writes Philip Calder. He is being kept a prisoner, alone, on a remote Scottish island. His life is shrunk to the stifling confines of his small room, a courtyard surrounded by high walls, and the sterile company of two uniformed guards whom he ironically names Morcambe and Wise. He is only allowed a pen and paper to break the monotony. So he writes. He writes about how he came to be there, starting at the beginning, when Maxwell Stone first came into his world. He relates how his world was altered forever when Connie Stone and her ten year old son Max moved into the small mining town of Overthorpe. It''s the 1960s, and Connie causes a stir amongst the locals, for wearing bright lipstick, short skirts, and, the worst of all, being a single mother. Calder is at once captivated by her. Philip becomes friends with her son, but it is a strange, volatile relationship. Max is unfathomable, unpredictable, often violent, and as they grow older both Philip and Max vie for one young woman''s attention - Ruby. But it''s Max''s strange fascination with wanting to be Philip Calder, to have his life, his identity, that triggers a series of unpredictable events that will lead to Calder''s imprisonment. Gavin Miller is a successful author. He is in possession of Calder''s manuscript, having been handed it by the manager of a nursing home called Overton Hall. He knows he must destroy it, because in it is laid bare his own dark secret. In it lies the seeds of his own ruin and why he is irrevocably tied emotionally and physically to the enigmatic Mrs Randolf. But who exactly is Gavin Miller? Who is Mrs Randolf? What is the truth behind Philip Calder''s bizarre imprisonment on a remote Scottish island? Max is a brooding novel that twists and turns through the decades to explore the dark workings of a troubled friendship, a diseased mind, and the jealousies and hatred that leads ultimately to madness, deceit and murder. Will you be able to determine what is real, what is not? The clues are all there, if you know how to read them. Guaranteed to keep you guessing to its shocking and unexpected end, Max is Daniel M. Mitchell''s darkest exploration of the human psyche yet.

Breaking Point

release date: Mar 12, 2013
Breaking Point
Butch Roberson was known by all as a local business owner, a hard worker, and a family man. Then he disappeared, leaving two dead bodies in his wake. Now he''s known as a murderer – though Joe Pickett cannot believe someone as gentle as Butch could have the instincts of a killer. But perhaps the man just cracked. When Joe investigates further, he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught, but dead – and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way.

The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living[CD-unabridged]

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living[CD-unabridged]
A down-and-out judge finds his world turned upside down by an attractive young woman whose brother is in his court on petty drug charges.

Diamonds for the Dead

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Diamonds for the Dead
Coming home to Reston, Virginia, to bury his estranged father, Josh Handleman gets the shock of his life when he finds out that his thrifty father is actually a wealthy man who collected diamonds, but when Josh tries to locate the gems he discovers they are missing and begins to wonder if his father''s death was really an accident or if it was murder.

Every Dead Thing

release date: Jan 27, 2009
Every Dead Thing
Driven by visions of the dead, former NYPD detective Charlie Bird Parker tracks a serial killer from New York City to the American South--and confronts a monster beyond his imagining. Reissue.

Bones in High Places

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Bones in High Places
Reverend Francis Oughterard goes to the south of France to the villa he inherited from his murder victim and joined by his cat, his bone-obsessed hound, and Nicholas Ingaza, the man who gave him his alibi for the murder, they look for Nazi gold, rumored to be hidden in the villa.

Forced Landing

release date: Mar 23, 2012
Forced Landing
"Taking place in a pre-9/11 world of the 80''s, a former US submarine is hijacked in the Gulf, a floating aircraft carrier museum is hijacked from its dock in South Carolina, a Learjet and then a DC-9 are hijacked from New York shortly thereafter. The story is a vintage-era caper that involves gold, hostages and a cast of noble and exceptionally nasty characters!"--Author''s Web site.

Dark Horizons

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Dark Horizons
After caring for his mother in her last days, Alex has gone off round the world - with no plan other than to travel and maybe recapture some of his lost youth. Beginning his travels in Indonesia, the idea of finding himself sounds appealing...but soon, he finds himself in real trouble. It starts with a bus crash on a terrifying mountain road. Lucky to escape with his life, Alex loses everything else - even his identity. But then he meets Domino, a beautiful girl who takes Alex under her wing. At first it''s an intoxicating adventure, but Alex starts to realise that danger seems to follow her around. As they approach the magnificent Lake Toba, and head to the remote community of free spirits that Domino calls home, it seems there''s trouble in paradise. The ideals of the camp seem honourable - a simple life, shared by friends in a beautiful place hidden from the world. But Domino has no answers for the questions that are forming in Alex''s mind: Why do the local villagers hate them so much? Why are people leaving the camp in the dead of night? And what are the strange shapes lurking just beyond the clearing? A taut, atmospheric and emotive thriller, DARK HORIZONS transports you to the lush landscapes of Sumatra, and the twisted ideals and deadly secrets lying in wait there...

The Firemaker

release date: Oct 01, 2009
The Firemaker
Set in contemporary China, The Firemaker features Beijing detective Li Yan, and American pathologist, Margaret Campbell, as they track the killer of a government scientist whose horribly burned corpse is found smouldering in a Beijing park.

The Devil's Elixir

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Devil's Elixir
When rival forces on both sides of the law discover the existence of a lost herb that induces profound experiences capable of shattering the foundations of Western civilization, a violent competition to locate the herb is overseen by FBI agent Sean Reilly and his girlfriend, Tess Chaykin, who race to prevent a cataclysmic disaster. By the best-selling author of The Templar Salvation. (suspense).

Garden of Death

release date: Nov 11, 2011
Garden of Death
This trilogy will take you into and through the life and adventure of Glory McGuire. This first book spans the first four years of Glory''s journey in life starting at the age of sixteen. Glory becomes parentless at 16-year-old from a botched burgary. Unexplainable events cause concern for Glory''s own safety. Glory now realizes she is in eminent danger. Someone wants her dead.

The Lonely Mile

release date: Oct 01, 2011
The Lonely Mile
When struggling hardware store owner Bill Ferguson witnesses a kidnapping in progress, he reacts instinctively, breaking up the crime and saving a young girl. But the kidnapper, a sociopath known as the "I-90 Killer," escapes and vows revenge, targeting Ferguson''s own daughter as his next victim. Now one terrified father must unravel a plot that may go much deeper than he realizes, racing against time to save his only child from an unthinkable fate.

The Water's Edge

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Water's Edge
When a couple discovers the body of a boy and sees a man limping away from the scene, Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre make inquiries throughout the community of Solberglia and find the case complicated by another boy''s disappearance and the couple''s marital tensions. By the LA Times Book Prize-winning author of The Indian Bride.

Awakening to Awe

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Awakening to Awe
Awakening to Awe is a self-help meditation on one of the most profound experiences of living—the sense of awe. Awe is the humility and wonder—amazement—before creation. It is also an attitude that can be both healing and life-transforming, particularly in our "awe-depleted" age. Through an in depth focus on people''s life stories (including that of the author), this volume explores the nature and power of awe for individuals, for societies, and for the potential course of humanity.

Long Pig

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Long Pig
2012 Shamus Nominee, Best Paperback Original. A war-hero President has a dirty little secret that is worth ex-con Hayes Rutherford''s life. But Hayes is working for his daughter in Hollywood, where anything goes--including a scheme to shake down the President who plans to kill him. By the author of Death in Budapest: "Twists straight out of John le Carre . . . Sardonic wit." Publishers Weekly.

Mirror Image

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Mirror Image
When a client who has been mirroring his appearance is brutally murdered, psychologist Daniel Rinali begins to suspect that he, and not the young man, was the intended target.

Skin Privilege

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Skin Privilege
It''s no simple case of murder. The charred remains of a woman have been found, and Detective Lena Adams is charged with homicide. The evidence leads Sara Linton - Grant Country''s resident medical examiner/pediatrician - and her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, to those who are poisoning a small town with their sickening hatred.

Collateral Damage

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Collateral Damage
After an old army buddy''s son is found murdered on the beach a day after his wedding, Matt Royal''s investigation leads to a connection with three more murders that took place on a dinner cruise.

A Murder of Crows

release date: Jan 01, 2010
A Murder of Crows
Sir Robert Carey is asked by his father, Henry, Lord Hunsdon, to stay in London to investigate a corpse found on Her Majesty''s privy steps, while Sergeant Dodd seeks revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen''s Vice Chamberlain.

The Woods

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Woods
Grieving over the murder of his sister twenty years earlier, county prosecutor Paul Copeland is inadvertently tied to a murder investigation that he believes may be related to his sister''s case.

The Tower

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Tower
It''s going to be the biggest skyscraper in the world. One rainy night a young woman falls from an unfinished upper storey, landing on a police car. Detectives Jon McIver and Nicholas Troy think it will be a pretty simple investigation, but all is not what it seems. A gripping, fast-paced debut crime novel.

Roseanna

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Roseanna
The discovery of the body of an unknown rape and murder victim sends Detective Inspector Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad on a six-month search to determine the identity of the victim and her killer from among dozens of suspects. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

A Women's Murder Club Omnibus

release date: Jan 01, 2009
A Women's Murder Club Omnibus
The Women''s Murder Club, after the Alex Cross novels, is the most popular US detective series in the past two decades - and here are three novels in one volume 4TH OF JULY A young man is found dead in a seedy hotel room; electrocuted in his bath with a toaster. This is the second electrocution murder Lindsay Boxer has come across and the message left in graffiti on the wall at the scene of the crime is the same: NOBODY CARES ANYMORE. What does it refer to? THE 5TH HORSEMAN When Yuki''s mother Keiko has a stroke, Lindsay learns of a huge malpractice suit against the San Francisco Medical Center. In the last few years, dozens of patients who were admitted to the emergency room seemed to recover and then died suspicious deaths. Is Yuki''s mother safe? In a place where the lives of patients are quite literally in others hands, will Lindsay and her friends be able to establish who they can trust? THE 6TH TARGET After a dramatic shoot out at a ferry dock, Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to the scene to find that three people have been killed, and one of her closest friends, Claire, has been shot and lies bleeding, whilst the murderer is on the run. But mystery and confusion increase when she learns that children are being abducted and that a series of suspicious and unexplained deaths have taken place in the building where Cindy lives. Can she keep the rest of the Women''s Murder Club safe and find the missing children in time?

The Devil's Star

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Devil's Star
A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star a pentagram, the devils star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devils star is key to solving the riddle.

Deja Dead

release date: Oct 23, 2007
Deja Dead
"Fans of TV''s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven" (People) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs''s electrifyingly authentic bestsellers. Her life is devoted to justice -- for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Tempe detects an alarming pattern -- and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her -- her best friend and her own daughter -- in mortal danger....

Disturbed Earth

release date: Sep 04, 2007
Disturbed Earth
In winter 2003, at the height of a terrible blizzard, when a pile of blood-soaked children''s clothing is found on a Brooklyn beach, Russian-born New York City detective Artie Cohen is drawn into a case involving the death of one child, the disappearance of another, and the fate of his missing godson. Reprint.

Pact of Wolves

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Pact of Wolves
When 16 year old Blanka is sent to boarding school by her adoptive parents, she quickly discovers that the old medieval convent building is home to a nightmarish underworld of witchcraft and murder. Almost unbearably suspenseful, this is a great read for fans of witches, wolves and the paranormal, with a blend of fantasy, history and an intriguing mystery.
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