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Cutline

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Cutline
Reporter Geri LaRue teams up with therapist Malcolm Piercy to better understand The Razor Killer, an erotomaniac who believes that all of her victims are in love with her, when she discovers a folder full of notes that contain the key to the killer's identity. Original.

Hide

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Hide
Opening up a newspaper to discover that she is supposed to be dead, Annabelle Mary Granger finds herself trapped in the middle of a two-decades-old crime that leads her to homicide detective Bobby Dodge and a confrontation with two separate killers.

Great Mysteries of History

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Great Mysteries of History
Challenges the reader's imagination with a collection of unsolved, mysterious events involving celebrated persons in history

When You See Me

release date: Feb 26, 2020
When You See Me
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters--Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy--in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past . . . which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime. FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D D Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister . . . and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers--and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.

Touch & Go

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Touch & Go
When Justin and Libby Denbe, along with their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, disappear, investigator Tessa Leone must race against time to expose the Denbes' darkest secrets to discover who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and justhow far they are willing to go.

Bad Bones

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Bad Bones
BAD OMEN Homicide detective Claire Morgan has a bad feeling when a man's body is found in a Missouri State Park. The crime scene is buried in snow. The corpse is frozen in ice. And nearly every bone has been broken, shattered, or crushed... BAD BLOOD Claire's suspicions only get worse when the body is thawed and identified. The victim was an ultimate fighter on the cage-match circuit. His wife blames her ex-husband, a Russian mafioso. But Claire knows this is no mob-style execution. This is something worse. Something evil... BAD BONES Raised from childhood to inflict pain, the killer uses rage as a weapon. Punishing without mercy. Killing without conscience. Upholding a dark family tradition that is so twisted, so powerful, it destroys everything in its path. And Claire is about to meet the family... Praise for Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers "One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." -"Fresh Fiction" "Chilling, compelling suspense...be prepared to lose sleep!" -Eileen Dryer "Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" -"Midwest Book Review" "Plenty of suspense and surprises." -"Publishers Weekly"

Blood Money

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Blood Money
Full Length, Thriller Characters: 1 male, 4 female Scenery: Interior Mike and Liz have a rocky marriage. She is an alcoholic and he is a philanderer who is having a fling with a young neighbor and a serious affair with his wife's doctor. Mike and Liz have a secret: years ago they left a girl dying at a hit and run accident. Mike fakes dying, hoping the shock will kill Liz, but she rushes to the clinic where the doctor finishes her off. But then Liz bursts through the door and murders her "dead" husband and the doctor kills her again, taking revenge for the death of her daughter. "Nothing absolutely nothing is what it seems in this smart, riveting ... yarn full of gut wrenching plot twists and hairpin turns ... surprising special effects and tart wit." News Journal, Wilmington. "Serves to remind you that in the right hands, live theater can provide a thrill a minute." WDEL Radio, Wilmington. "Full of thrills and spills ... One of the best plays I've seen." Derby Trader.

Graphic Lies

release date: Jul 23, 2021
Graphic Lies
@sashablue So you think you're a detective now. Let's see how good you are. Someone's tagging Sasha Blue on her social media account and posting photos of a bound and hooded woman. The scary thing is that some of the photos were taken in Sasha's own flat in Shepherd's Bush... Are the photos genuine? Who is the girl and could Sasha herself be a target? Sasha's stalker builds up a following, with girls copying the poses in the photos, and she knows that she must put a stop to it fast and find the girl. As she investigates, Sasha becomes increasingly sure that she knows who the woman in the photos is, but how can she find her, and who can she trust? Maybe the question she needs to ask herself is whether it's ever possible to tell if the photographs that people share of their lives are real or whether some of them are lies? Sasha finds herself turning to her friend's ex-boyfriend, Miles, for support, as she struggles to stay one step ahead in this game of cat and mouse. Miles is hot, kind, and very attractive - could she have finally found a decent guy? With another case to juggle, that of a missing wife, and her own battle with endometriosis hampering her efforts, Sasha finds herself in a race against time until she finally comes face to face with her stalker. Things turn deadly for Sasha as she finds herself in a situation she could never have imagined and she must do everything within her power to save herself. From London to the wilds of a small Scottish island, this gripping psychological thriller will keep you guessing as rage, tragedy, past secrets and lies, romantic hopes, and some skilful detective work are thrown into the mix. Graphic Lies is the second, darker, book in the Sasha Blue Mystery Series. PRAISE FOR VILLAGE LIES, BOOK ONE IN THE SASHA BLUE MYSTERY SERIES WONDERFUL MYSTERY READ An excellent read for my fellow mystery fans! Linzi Carlisle can write with the best of the best and I'm excited to read book 2 in the Sasha Blue Series! COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! Great story that kept me wanting to keep reading. So many different stories all coming together! A (BETTER THAN) CLASSIC BRITISH MYSTERY. This is a refreshing take on the British 'village mystery'. Sasha Blue is a real person, foibles and all. She's definitely worthy of more stories and I'm looking forward to her future adventures! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE! DEFINITELY A FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE, ONLY PROBLEM WAS I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! Just loved Village Lies by Linzi Carlisle. The twists and turns and amazing Sasha Blue make a fun summer read. Although each book may be read as a standalone there are ongoing connections between the stories which make them more enjoyable when read as a series. For fans of T.M. Logan, Lisa Jewell, C.L. Taylor, Mel Sherratt and Ruth Rendell.

Faithless

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Faithless
When pediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, discover the body of a teenage girl buried in the woods of Grant County, Georgia, their investigation takes them on a terrifying path that leads to a dark and deadly secret that could destroy them both. Reprint.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attentions of his boss's beautiful daughter--or Teller's seldom sober wife. Nor did he know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to Califonria would eventually lead to murder....

The Other Daughter

release date: Jun 22, 2004
The Other Daughter
Melanie Stokes had no memory of her life before her adoption at age 9. As Melanie pursues every lead in the search for her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from twenty years before come together in a dangerous explosion of truth, and Melanie fears that the family she loves the most may be the people she should trust the least.

Blindside

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Blindside
In the wake of a series of kidnapping attempts, Savich, Sherlock, and FBI agent Miles Kettering--whose six-year-old son was one of the attempted victims--trace leads to a charismatic evangelist team. Reprint.

The Prisoner of Guantánamo

release date: Jul 12, 2007
The Prisoner of Guantánamo
Revere Falk is an FBI interrogator who believes it is possible to get more from a terrorist suspect by treating him decently than by using more 'robust' methods. He lives his life by a certain code of honour. This puts him in a minority at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. So when the body of a US soldier is found under mysterious circumstances on the beach, and a high-ranking investigative team is flown in, Falk should be above suspicion. But Falk has a secret, a secret he had hoped was dead and buried. Now, it is reaching out from his past, to the sodium-lit cell blocks and stifling humidity of this claustrophobic rumour-mill of a community, and its implications are greater than he could ever have imagined. Dan Fesperman is already the winner of the CWA John Creasey and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger awards. This, his fourth book, will surely be hailed as his best yet.

The Feeling of Water

release date: Apr 08, 2016
The Feeling of Water
THE FEELING OF WATER is a sequel to THE GIRL IN THE AIR in a series of page-turning, fast-paced magical realism thrillers set in the Rocky Mountains. Readers interested in Asian mythology will love discovering subtle allusions to the Mahabharata, and yoga practitioners will twist and writhe in their seats.

A Women's Murder Club Omnibus

release date: Jan 01, 2008
A Women's Murder Club Omnibus
1ST TO DIE The electrifying first novel in this explosive series, introducing homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer. She's tough, but even she's shocked by the honeymoon murders. A brutal maniac is slaughtering newlywed couples. Lindsay turns to Claire, a coroner, Cindy, a journalist, and Jill, an attorney for help solving this terrible case; the legendary Women's Murder Club is born. 2ND CHANCE Lindsay Boxer is back. When a little girl is shot outside a San Francisco church, she knows it's time to reconvene the Women's Murder club. Together they track down a mystifying killer who is to turn his pursuers into his victims . . . THIRD DEGREE The death of three people when a townhouse explodes into flames is only the beginning of a wave of violence in San Francisco; it seems that whoever is behind it is intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, a member of the Women's Murder Club is now a target, and Lindsay Boxer learns of a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.

Duty Bound: A Gripping Prison Break Thriller

release date: Feb 11, 2019
Duty Bound: A Gripping Prison Break Thriller
On his last day of a twenty-five-year career as a New Orleans police officer, Sergeant John Archer is on a prisoner transport to the new state-of-the-art parish jail that will prove to be anything but routine! He and rookie officer, Kelly York, enter the rear of the facility with the life-long, career criminal, Noah Crockett, as the city Mayor enters from the front to tour the understaffed facility. Within minutes the inmates take over the jail and secure the Mayor as a hostage. Archer and York must make their way out through the riotous violence with Crockett intent on exacting revenge on the pair. Archer's ingenuity and experience are tested to their limits as York gets a decade's worth in mere hours. Once this action-packed novel shifts into high-gear, it doesn't slow down until its explosive conclusion in the Louisiana Bayou. The first in the John Archer series, he's DUTY BOUND!

Jack and Jill

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Spy Line

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Spy Line
British agent Bernard Samson finds himself inexplicably hunted as a traitor, forced to abandon his life, his job, his position, and plunge into hiding in the most dangerous and darkest corner of Berlin. What is happening? What has he done? Nothing makes sense until Samson discovers that the Secret Service has known all along where he is. In fact, they have never taken him off the payroll. And now they are prepared to return his freedom and good name -- but there are strings attached, strings that begin to tighten around his neck even before his plane lands in Vienna . . .

See How They Run

release date: May 06, 2016
See How They Run
How far would you go to save your family? In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie. This is no burglary gone wrong. The intruders know who they're looking for - a man called Edward Renshaw. And they are prepared to kill to get to him. When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding? One thing is clear - they already know too much. As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time to breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only one choice: STAY ALIVE. OR DON'T. Terrifying, unputdownable and full of twists and turns, this stunning thriller will have you on the edge of your seat right to the very last page. Read what everyone is saying about See How They Run: 'Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around.' Simon Kernick 'Fast paced, shocking turns and thrilling scenes which make the reader focus purely on the characters' plight within the pages.See How They Run is a fantastically thrilling whirlwind of a book. It is a tense, masterful lesson in putting ordinary characters into extraordinary circumstances and watching the story unfold. A highly entertaining 5 star read for me!' Bibliophile Book Club 'Heart-poundingly brilliant, the tension was palpable. I could almost hear the adrenaline coursing through my veins. The action is non stop ... I could hardly catch my breath.' Sincerely Book Angels 'See How They Run is a perfect thriller with moments that make you hold your breath and hope that everything will be OK. A fantastic novel that will make you double check and then triple check you locked your back door.' Blabbering About Books 'Totally intense read, which I couldn't put down. I actually thought I was going to have a heart attack it got my heart racing that much!' Chelle's Book Reviews

Qualified Immunity

release date: Oct 10, 2014
Qualified Immunity
Sheila Harrison Grant is the first African American woman ever nominated to the federal bench in Cleveland. But when her thirteen-year-old daughter Olivia shares a family secret with a well-meaning guidance counselor, she sets the wheels in motion to feed a partisan senate's opposition, threatening her mother's position...and both of their lives. Once an ambitious young law student with promise, Casey Cort made the mistake of crossing a classmate from a prominent and influential family. Now she works as an unfulfilled, faceless cog in a broken legal system. When fate gives Casey a second chance, she has to set aside her lack of faith in justice and find the strength to fight for those with nowhere else to turn. In this first novel of the Casey Cort series, Sylvie Fox-a former trial lawyer in Cleveland-weaves a tale that blends the best of today's top legal thrillers with the heart and soul of women's fiction, in a story ripped from real-world headlines.

Heat from Another Sun

release date: Jan 01, 1985
Heat from Another Sun
A movie cameraman is brutally killed and Houston homicide detective Stuart Haydon finds himself pitted against a perverse murderer in a case with far-reaching repercussions

The Quickie

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Quickie
James Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiralling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour. In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood - and her life. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have reader's hearts pounding to the very last page

The Lord is My Shepherd

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Lord is My Shepherd
As church secretary Cindy Preston prepares for the Easter service, she literally stumbles across a dead body in the sanctuary. A prominent church member has been stabbed to death in the locked church. As whispers and suspicions surround the members of the congregation, Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman, from the Jewish temple next door, helps Cindy search for the truth. As Easter Sunday draws near, the pressure mounts when the killer leaves clues that more deaths should be expected. Fighting against time and a serial killer, the rabbi and the church secretary work together, learning more about each other and their faiths as they seek to expose the truth. But what secret is the rabbi hiding?

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.

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

release date: Nov 12, 2012
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross is called away from his family to resolve a horrific hostage situation that is spiraling out of control. (suspense). Simultaneous.

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.

London Match

release date: Jan 01, 1987
London Match
British agent Bernard Samson discovers compelling evidence that there is yet another traitor at the highest level of British intelligence and find himself in direct confrontation with this British KGB agent

Gone Missing

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Gone Missing
Investigating the disappearance of an Amish teenager, chief of police Kate Burkholder and state agent John Tomasetti stumble on a dead body at the same time another girl goes missing before discovering sinister links to numerous cold cases. By the best-selling author of Breaking Silence. (mystery & detective). Simultaneous.

Body of Truth

release date: Mar 11, 1993
Body of Truth
Lena Muller, daughter of a wealthy Houston businessman, went missing in Guatemala. Now, six weeks later, detective Stuart Haydon receives a phone call from Guatemala. Lena is alive - and in trouble. But that country is synonymous with trouble. Years of guerrilla warfare have turned it into a surreal and violent netherworld where no one can be trusted. When Haydn arrives he finds himself embroiled in the menace, the complex mystery and the tension of life in Guatemala. He also finds that Lena Muller is not the young woman either he or her parents thought her to be - and that he is searching for a harsher truth than he dared imagine ...

The October Plot

release date: Jan 01, 1993
The October Plot
Adventure and suspense as a commando force sets out from England for Germany to support a plot to kill Martin Bormann.

The Tree of Hands

release date: Jan 01, 1984
The Tree of Hands
Mopsa, driven by a past scarred by madness and violence. Benet, stricken by the most grievous loss any woman can bear. Carol, trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change. Three mothers joined by a single thread of terror, whirled into a spiral of kidnapping, murder, and a final, reckless affirmation of love. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

McMansion

release date: Dec 01, 2007
McMansion
Incensed by the spread of mansions in the area, realtor and private detective Ben Abbott, who refuses to sell them, becomes involved in the murder of a greedy developer found under a bulldozer when an eco-activist is arrested for the crime.

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.

The Rottweiler

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Rottweiler
A serial killer known as the "Rottweiler" stalks the young women of a London neighborhood near Lisson Grove, and the only clue lies in the trinkets taken by the killer from each victim, items that start to turn up at a local antique shop.

Blood Stained

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Blood Stained
Until recently Supervisory Special Agent Lucy Guardino was a shining star in the FBI's roster. But after killing a man and disobeying orders, Lucy's been sidelined, chained to her desk. When a mysterious letter arrives hinting that, thanks to Lucy, the wrong man was blamed for a string of serial rapes, kidnappings, and killings four years ago, Lucy jumps at the chance to re-open the case--despite orders to leave well enough alone. Her unofficial investigation takes her back to the small town that thrust her into the spotlight four years ago when she saved the killer's last victims--before the killer took his own life and the life of one final victim, a mother who left a ten year old son and loving husband behind. What Lucy doesn't know is that what happened four years ago was all a lie, fueled by sacrifice and betrayal, designed to shield the real killer. With the lives of her family, a group of innocent children, and the future of one desperate boy at risk, Lucy races to stop an innocent from killing and a killer from butchering more innocents."--Page 4 of cover.

The List

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The List
A thriller about a novelist who finds a pen name and a 'face' to sell her books, but when her work reaches the top spot in the bestseller list, things start to turn nasty, for the 'face' believes he actually wrote the book and starts to press the novelist for a sequel.

Blackbird Fly

release date: Jun 03, 2017
Blackbird Fly
"It was just a dream." We all say that to our children when they have a nightmare and wake up crying, don't we? "Sh, baby, it was just a dream."But what if there is no such thing as just a dream? What if dreams are portals to other worlds where evil lurks? When Andrew and Julia have their baby, they quickly realize their daughter is very different from other children. The girl's grandmother tries to warn them. Their daughter, Anna, has a gift. She travels the worlds at night as one of the shadowpeople. But she is also in grave danger.When Andrew and Julia finally realize her old grandmother is right, it is too late. The man with the umbrella has already set his eyes on Anna. Blackbird Fly is a masterful, intensely suspenseful novel from the Queen of Scream. It is the second book in Willow Rose's Umbrella Man trilogy. Fans of Stephen King, Blake Crouch, Paula Hawkins, Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning supernatural thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading till the next morning. What readers are suing about Willow Rose "I love Willow Rose! I simply can't put down the books until I finish the story. I hope I don't have nightmares tonight!" (Amazon reviewer) "Her characters are mostly authentic and you can't help but like them. The storyline always keeps me glued." (Amazon reviewer) "I love all of her books-picked up my first one a few years ago and fell in love! Now, I am eagerly awaiting her next book-and each one is better than the last!" (Amazon reviewer) "Willow Rose is my favorite new author. Highly recommend ALL of her books." (Amazon reviewer) "I have never yet read one of her books that I didn't like-and I've read almost all of them." (Amazon reviewer) "When I read her books, I tend to lose myself in the story. If you want a thrill and a chill, you must read her books." (Amazon reviewer) "There is absolutely no better horror author than Willow Rose. Her style, story line, and characters are touched by no one." (Amazon reviewer) "As always happens when you read Willow Rose books, you just can't stop." (Amazon reviewer) "As an avid Willow Rose fan, I'm always excited when she has a new book." (Amazon reviewer)

Alone

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Alone
State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. As the man's finger tightens on the trigger, Dodge has only a split second to react - and forever to live with the consequences.
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