Posts in category: Thriller Suspense
By Lawrence Block
All the inventory characters are to be had: suspicious servants, a retired British colonel, a couple of nosy spinsters, an irritatingly precocious baby, and a cat named Raffles. The wittily diverting result's just like an Agatha Christie novel narrated by means of Basil Fawlty, or a online game of Clue geared up through Monty Python.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The brand-new invoice Slider secret - David Rogers was once a physician, good-looking, captivating and rich. He lived the way of life of a consultant – dear outfits, most sensible eating places, specific clubs – until eventually someone killed him within the hallway of his beautiful million-plus-pound house. but if invoice Slider and his enterprise are thrown into the secret, they quickly realize that not anything is because it turns out, for notwithstanding David’s girlfriends are lots, none of them can inform Slider something approximately the place he labored or what precisely he did . . .
By Richard Cahill
Pimps, peep-show operators, drug buyers and back-room dancers are bread-and-butter enterprise for Ted "Speed" McKeon, the vice-law legal professional who insists that it truly is his consumers who're sleazy, now not him. McKeon strikes with the convenience of a shark throughout the dingy bars and fable parlors the place his consumers do their dance of survival on society's underbelly.
When he will get caught with the case of freelance get together lady who is already admitted to killing her lesbian accomplice, pace discovers that sleaze is the place you discover it, from the slippery flooring of downtown strip exhibits to the penthouse workplaces of the wealthy and unscrupulous.
Enter a global the place the legislations has little to do with justice, or even much less with fact, and the guts of homicide by no means stops beating.
By Josh Lanyon
#4 within the companions IN CRIME sequence! fans and different Strangers via Josh Lanyon getting better from a close to deadly twist of fate, artist Finn Barret returns to Seal Island in Maine to leisure and get well. yet Seal Island is haunted with stories, a few candy, a few unhappy; 3 years in the past Finn chanced on his lover within the hands of Fitch, Finn's dual brother. in view that that day, Finn has obvious neither Conlan nor Fitch. in truth, nobody has noticeable Fitch. What occurred to him? Did Fitch run away, as every person believes? Or did he meet a extra sinister destiny? to place the earlier to relaxation - and notice if there is any likelihood of a destiny with Con - Finn needs to observe the reality. however the deeper he digs, the extra cause he has to worry Con is the single one that is aware what actually occurred to Fitch... physique paintings through Jordan Castillo expense His lover has betrayed and swindled Ray Carlucci out of every little thing he valued, together with a tattoo enterprise. Hounded via collectors, weary of middle, he accepts the activity of chauffeur and physique guy for the loss of life proprietor of a distant property. The island, minus its filthy rich summer time colony, is colorless in wintry weather and Ray thinks he is familiar with why employees at the property periodically wasteland. yet, he is baffled by way of, then interested in, Anton, the eccentric artist who haunts the wooded area, bringing unusual existence to weird and wonderful and disquieting sculptures amidst the ice and bushes. whilst the physique of a guy who as soon as held Ray's task rises from the frosty earth, Ray wonders what half Anton's wildness has within the escalating violence.
By Moxie Mezcal
An idealistic journalist units out to show corruption one of the city's elite and shortly unearths himself immersed in a conspiracy of homicide, blackmail, espionage, and human trafficking. Pitted opposed to the enigmatic CEO of 1 of the world's biggest tech businesses, he needs to play a dangerous video game that threatens to unearth its avid gamers' darkest secrets.
CONCRETE UNDERGROUND is postmodern pulp fiction - a gritty, labyrinthine homicide secret approximately identification and alienation within the electronic age.
By John D MacDonald
'MacDonald had an incredible impression on me . . . Reacher is sort of a totally indifferent model of Travis McGee' LEE baby
Travis McGee isn’t your common knight in shining armour. He simply works whilst his money runs out, and his rule is straightforward: He’ll assist you locate no matter what used to be taken from you, so long as he can continue part.
In the Florida Keys, a houseboat explodes in a tremendous white flash, immediately killing these on board. The boat belonged to Travis McGee’s good friend Meyer. yet it’s no longer Meyer who’s useless – he’d lent it to his just-married niece, Norma, and her husband, hoping to offer them the precise honeymoon.
When a gaggle of Colombian terrorists take accountability for the brutal act, Meyer and McGee trip to Mexico to hunt justice. And Meyer, as a rule content material in McGee’s shadow, is decided to avenge the only friend he had left . . . or die making an attempt.
First released in 1982, Cinnamon Skin positive factors an advent through Lee Child
JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND grasp CRIME WRITER
'The nice entertainer of our age, and a enthralling storyteller' - Stephen King
'Travis McGee is my favorite fiction detective. He’s nice simply because he has a philosophical facet – he'll struggle a host of mobsters in a carpark after which have a muse approximately existence, the universe and every thing' - Tony Parsons
'A dominant effect on writers crafting the ongoing sequence personality . . . I envy the iteration of readers simply researching Travis McGee' - Sue Grafton
'The consummate seasoned, a grasp storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are the most effective works of fiction ever penned by means of an American writer they usually keep a outstanding feel of freshness' - Jonathan Kellerman
'. . . my favourite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz
'A grasp storyteller, a masterful suspense author . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining instance for we all within the box' - Mary Higgins Clark
'What a pleasure that those undying and precious novels can be found back' - Ed McBain
'There’s just one factor pretty much as good as examining a John D. MacDonald novel: studying it back . . . he's the all time grasp of the yank secret novel' - John Saul
By Jessica Conant-Park, Susan Conant
After months among gigs, Chloe Carter’s dishy boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, has simply landed his dream activity: government chef at Simmer, Boston’s soon-to-be preferred new eating place. As Josh preps for a brand new Year’s Eve grand establishing, Chloe, on wintry weather holiday from grad tuition, hooks him up with meals for concept, an annual charity fundraiser. it sort of feels like a win-win—Simmer will provide the eating public a tantalizing flavor of items to come back, and Josh will show off his culinary talents—until homicide makes a past due addition to the menu.
It’s no longer the type of exposure Chloe used to be searching for. Now filthy rich membership proprietor Oliver Kipper is lifeless, bludgeoned to demise. The homicide weapon is a cutting-edge professional-grade nutrition processor that, regrettably, belongs to Josh. via starting evening, the checklist of suspects, together with Josh’s ex-girlfriends, is sort of so long as the road to get into Simmer. abruptly, Chloe’s risking her existence to unmask a killer in a city the place homicide is turning into an obtained taste.
This e-book gains mouth-watering recipes bound to fulfill greater than simply your urge for food for crime.
Simmer Down is the 2d ebook within the gourmand woman Mysteries, yet you'll get pleasure from examining the sequence in any order.
By William Bayer
It starts off while the unusually marked physique of a tender prostitute is located simply outdoor the partitions of the outdated urban of Jerusalem. A equally disfigured corpse of an American nun turns up. Then an Arab boy. because the checklist of sufferers grows, their simply obvious connection is the unusual markings on their our bodies, it seems that Israel is dealing with its first serial homicide case.
David Bar-Lev, leader of the development Crimes Unit of the Jerusalem police, isn't really so definite. a difficult but delicate investigator with a robust intelligence and a querying brain, he starts off looking for a development that might clarify the it sounds as if random killings.
At first the disease is overwhelming, the case unfathomable. yet then, as David probes deeper into this actual development crime, he isn't so convinced he desires to are aware of it. items emerge that recommend that this time the main may possibly lie inside of his personal lifestyles. through the process his research he needs to discover and confront many painful secrets:
• The mysterious habit of his father, Avraham, a retired psychoanalyst;
• The tragic suicide of his brother, Gideon, a skilled fighter pilot;
• The hidden previous of his attractive Russian lover, the cellist Anna;
• the potential of corruption in the Jerusalem police and the ultra-secret normal safeguard Services(Shin Bet).
But regardless of the discomfort of those and different revelations, David probes on until eventually he eventually glimpses his magnificent solution—for, as one cop says of David Bar-Lev, "It isn't adequate for him to enquire. David has to understand."
The Jerusalem of trend Crimes isn't the idealized Holy urban of the guidebooks. Depicted because the capital of an offended, anguished, torn-up state, a urban of prostitutes, narcotics buyers, lusting newshounds, ruthless politicians and zealots of each stripe, it turns into right here an area for a impressive tale of crime and punishment.
This is a ebook approximately styles – in love, in relationships, in politics, in artwork, in dying. And constantly on the middle is David Bar-Lev, the most memorable characters in contemporary crime fiction, relentlessly looking for the development that may liberate his case – the development he needs to discover so that it will make clear his imaginative and prescient … of himself, his relations, and the rustic that he loves.
With development Crimes William Bayer increases the detective novel to a brand new point of excellence. within the best-selling culture of his prior novel, change, he has created a strong tale of mental suspense and one of many most powerful, such a lot fascinating novels of modern years.
PRAISE FOR trend CRIMES:
New York occasions: “William Bayer has the reader panting to take care of with the velocity he units in ‘Pattern Crimes.’ The novel’s virtues: its exciting highbrow hero, the multi-layered humanity he encounters in his investigations, and his interesting observations on a Jerusalem no informal vacationer will get to see.”
San Francisco Examiner: “Bayer has acquired the genuine stuff: a pounding narrative line; actual humans you could determine with; discussion that snaps with authority whilst it advances the exposition; a riveting feel of locale. Bayer is the recent king of the crime fiction heap. At a minimal he has written one unputdownable book.”
Kirkus studies (starred review): “A richly dramatic and considerate police procedural, a type of ‘Gorky Park’ set in Jerusalem. Provocative and clever entertainment.”
Newsday: “’Pattern Crimes’ is a shock from commencing to end¼. Bayer takes us on a mental roller-coaster of a visit that's harrowing but consistently controlled.”
Washington publish: “There is an electrical energy to Bayer’s writing - wealthy layout, crackling cloth - that units it except the standard efficient mystery. Bayer is a bona fide novelist, you first imagine to your self, however it is basically the combo of the 2, formulation author and writer-writer (not not like Dashiell Hammett) that places Mr. Bayer in a different niche.”
By James Hadley Chase
For years the global operations of a mysterious and ruthless extortioner who calls himself the Tortoise have baffled Scotland backyard and the police forces of Europe. however the Tortoise makes a mistake whilst he interferes with prosperous American playboy Don Micklem, who has acquaintances in excessive areas, and shortly tracks him to his lair ...
'The mystery maestro of the new release' Manchester night News
By Louise Penny
Instant New York instances bestseller:
#1 in Hardcover Fiction
#1 in ebook Fiction
#1 in mixed Print and book Fiction
"Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary....Miraculous."
―The Washington Post
- The ny instances booklet Review
“A nice Reckoning succeeds on each level."
―St. Louis Post-Dispatch
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Louise Penny pulls again the layers to bare an excellent and emotionally robust fact in her most modern spellbinding novel.
When an elaborate previous map is located filled into the partitions of the bistro in 3 Pines, it first and foremost turns out not more than a interest. however the nearer the villagers glance, the stranger it becomes.
Given to Armand Gamache as a present the 1st day of his new task, the map finally leads him to shattering secrets and techniques. To an outdated pal and older adversary. It leads the previous leader of murder for the Sûreté du Québec to locations even he's afraid to move. yet must.
And there he unearths 4 younger cadets within the Sûreté academy, and a lifeless professor. And, with the physique, a duplicate of the previous, strange map.
Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of many cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and offended. Amelia is prone to be came across at the different part of a police line-up. And but she is within the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor.
The concentration of the research quickly turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious dating with Amelia, and his attainable involvement within the crime. The frantic look for solutions takes the investigators again to 3 Pines and a stained glass window with its personal terrible secrets.
For either Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a good reckoning.
This variation of the e-book is the deluxe, tall rack mass industry paperback.