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The Innocent and the Dead

Author : Robert McNeill
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2019-08-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1089334265


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One woman found dead. Another kidnapped. Two cases. Two books. One overworked Scottish detective. When the body of an attractive young woman is found in woodland on Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill, DI Jack Knox quickly establishes that she had worked as a prostitute. For this reason, getting people who knew her to come forward will prove difficult. Knox will have to cut through their lies, establish a motive and collar the killer. This is the detective's dilemma in LABYRINTH, the prequel to a new series of mysteries set in Scotland's capital. In THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD, the second book in the series, DI Jack Knox is called in to investigate a high-profile case. A local distiller's daughter has gone missing, and when he receives a ransom note, his fears that it is a kidnapping are confirmed. Knox decides to take a serious risk to capture the abductors, but the stakes could not be higher. The father is wealthy and well-connected. If Knox's gamble goes wrong, he'll have hell to pay. DI Jack Knox is a likeable detective. He likes the odd dram, hankers after his family who are based in Australia, and has a relationship with a colleague he tries to keep under wraps. This book will appeal to anyone who likes police procedurals in a real setting. It is the first in a series of several. THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD is FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Look out for the other two books in the series, MURDER AT FLOOD TIDE, and DEAD OF NIGHT.

The Footsteps at the Lock

Author : Ronald Arbuthnott Knox
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1983-01-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0486244938


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Urbane mystery, set in the pastoral reaches of the upper Thames, concerns the disappearance of young heir to a fortune. Insurance company investigator Miles Bredon takes on the case. Delightfully tongue-in-cheek tone, baffling clues, challenging mystery counterpointed by poetic evocation of the river and countryside. Fine novel by author of 10 celebrated "commandments" for writing detective fiction.

Murder at Flood Tide

Author : Robert McNeill
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2019-09-19
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1694305724


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Detective Jack Knox is faced with a troubling case when a woman's body is found on a beach east of Edinburgh Police have to match her to missing persons, because her personal effects have been swept out to sea. When she is finally identified, the victim's last known movements are investigated. She was courted by a man who proves elusive, having evaded surveillance cameras. He has covered his tracks well. Was this her killer? On top of the pressures of the investigation, Jack Knox must deal with a gremlin in the well-oiled investigative machine: an officer from another force seems set on undermining his authority and upsetting his team. Can DI Knox overcome the challenges and collar the killer before he strikes again? MURDER AT FLOOD TIDE is the second DI Jack Knox murder mystery set in and around Edinburgh. The first book, THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD, and the third, DEAD OF NIGHT are available FREE with Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.


Author : William McIlvanney
Publisher : Europa Editions
Page : 213 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2014-06-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781609452124


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First in “a crime trilogy so searing it will burn forever into your memory. McIlvanney is the original Scottish criminal mastermind” (Christopher Brookmyre, international bestselling author). The Laidlaw novels, a groundbreaking trilogy that changed the face of Scottish fiction, are credited with being the founding books of the Tartan Noir movement that includes authors like Val McDermid, Denise Mina, and Ian Rankin. Says McDermid of William McIlvanney: “Patricia Highsmith had taken us inside the head of killers; Ruth Rendell tentatively explored sexuality; with No Mean City, Alexander McArthur had exposed Glasgow to the world; Raymond Chandler had dressed the darkness in clever words. But nobody had ever smashed those elements together into so accomplished a synthesis.” In Laidlaw, the first book of the series, readers meet Jack Laidlaw, a hard-drinking philosopher-detective whose tough exterior cloaks a rich humanity and keen intelligence. Laidlaw’s investigation into the murder of a young woman brings him into conflict with Glasgow’s hard men, its gangland villains, and the moneyed thugs who control the city. As the gangsters running Glasgow race Laidlaw for the discovery of the young woman’s killer, a sense of dangerous betrayal infests the city that only Laidlaw can erase. “From the opening chapter of Laidlaw, I knew I’d never read a crime novel like this.” —Val McDermid, international bestselling author “It’s doubtful I would be a crime writer without the influence of McIlvanney’s Laidlaw.” —Ian Rankin, New York Times–bestselling author “Laidlaw is a tough novel, with an exciting ending, and it is superbly written. You should not miss this one.” —The New York Times “A classic of the genre.” —The Guardian

One Last Step (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One)

Author : Sarah Sutton
Publisher : Sarah Sutton
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2020-05-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781094313030


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“First read by this new upcoming author and she has a winner with this series. Suspenseful from beginning to end.” —Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars “I was pulled in from the very start…in my mind it played out just like a movie.” —Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars “Absolutely loved this first in the series from start to finish. Fast paced and easy to follow with a storyline that was tense and exciting, I found it hard to put down.” —Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ONE LAST STEP (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) is the debut novel in a new FBI mystery series by debut author Sarah Sutton. Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI. FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped. Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her—a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again. As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all. Book #2 in the series—ONE LAST BREATH—is also now available!

The Monster of Florence

Author : Douglas Preston
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2008-06-10
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780446537414


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In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt and Erik Larson, the author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence as he seeks to uncover one of the most infamous figures in Italian history. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

Out in the Cold

Author : Stuart Johnstone
Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2020-11-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780749026332


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'A parade of pipe bands should welcome this tartan noir newcomer. Johnstone’s a former cop. It shows in this tough and crisply written thriller with the punch of a triple scotch...Welcome to your new crime addiction!' Peterborough Telegraph Intuition is everything in the police force, something that Sergeant Don Colyear knows better than most. When a superior officer’s decision not to respond to a routine disturbance has fatal consequences, Colyear finds himself sent away from Glasgow to work in a remote Highlands town. Despite not wanting to be there, a feeling shared by his commander, Colyear soon settles into life investigating petty crimes. But it isn’t long before he discovers something strange about the town. A string of teenage disappearances seems to have been ignored by the authorities. And when a groundsman from the local sporting estate is gruesomely murdered, Colyear suspects that long-held secrets could be coming to the surface. As he delves further into the town’s history, it isn’t long before his own life is at risk.

The Secret of the Sealed Room

Author : Bailey MacDonald
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2010-10-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781416997627


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The play’s the thing . . . To the outside world, Tom Pryne is an orphan traveling Elizabethan England with his uncle’s theater troupe. In actuality, “Tom” is Viola, in disguise because her parents’ Catholic sympathies have put them at odds with the Crown and forced them into hiding. When the troupe arrives in the sleepy little town of Stratford-on-Avon, Viola’s uncle is arrested for murder, and she joins forces with an irksome local boy, named Will Shakespeare, with an active imagination, a penchant for trouble, and a smart turn of phrase, to uncover the real culprit. A perfect blend of humor, drama, and adventure and a rich evocation of 16th-century England inform this fresh and original historical mystery that introduces an appealing pair of amateur sleuths.

The Golden Age of Murder

Author : Martin Edwards
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2015-05-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780008105976


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Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.

Dead Flowers

Author : Nicola Monaghan
Publisher : CMC Verve
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2019-09-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780857308030


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She doesn’t trust the police. She used to be one of them. Hardened by ten years on the murder squad, DNA analyst Doctor Sian Love has seen it all. So when she finds human remains in the basement of her new home, she knows the drill. Except this time it’s different. This time, it’s personal... A page-turning cold case investigation, Dead Flowers is an intriguing, multi-layered story perfect for fans of Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories and British crime dramas like Line of Duty and Unforgotten. Shortlisted for the UEA Crime Fiction Award 2019 -------------------- 'Old murders, family secrets and long-told lies are the ingredients of this splendid, gripping crime novel' - William Ryan 'Nicola Monaghan has a talent for making characters real in remarkably few words' - The Bookbag 'A beautifully crafted dual narrative story of deadly familial secrets and lies' - Henry Sutton, Professor of Creative Writing and Crime Fiction at University of East Anglia

The Witching Hour

Author : Anne Rice
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 1058 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2010-11-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307575951


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From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.

The Lady Agnes Mystery

Author : Andrea Japp
Publisher : Gallic Books
Page : 604 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-07-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781910477199


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1304 The Church and the French Crown are locked in a power struggle. In the Normandy countryside, monks on a secret mission are brutally murdered and a poisoner is at large at Clairets Abbey. Young noblewoman Agn's de Souarcy fights to retain her independence but must face the Inquisition, unaware that she is the focus of an ancient quest.

Cathedral of Bones

Author : J. G. Lewis
Publisher : Stoneheart Press
Page : 270 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2019-08-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781939941527


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Salisbury, 1226 A young pregnant woman is found tangled in reeds in the river Avon, her identity a mystery. Grieving widow Ela Longespée is determined to succeed her husband as sheriff of Salisbury, and quickly takes charge of the investigation. She soon finds herself in the thick of a neighborhood scandal and a struggle to maintain her authority. With multiple suspects, can she identify the true killer? The Ela of Salisbury Medieval Mystery Series This series features a real historical figure—the formidable Ela Longespée. The young Countess of Salisbury was chosen to marry King Henry II’s illegitimate son William. After her husband’s untimely death, Ela served as High Sheriff of Wiltshire, castellan of Salisbury Castle, and ultimately founder and abbess of Lacock Abbey. The Ela of Salisbury Medieval Mystery series: Book 1: Cathedral of Bones Book 2: Breach of Faith Book 3: The Lost Child Book 4: Forest of Souls Book 5: The Bone Chess Set Book 6: Cloister of Whispers Coming 2022: Book 7: Palace of Thorns

The Night She Disappeared

Author : Lisa Jewell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2021-09-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982137380


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes “her best thriller yet” (Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author) about a young couple’s disappearance on a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who will never give up trying to find them. On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend. One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite place for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.” Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground? “Utterly gripping with richly drawn, hugely compelling characters, this is a first-class thriller with heart” (Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author) that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Author : Matt Whyman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2007-11-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781416949077


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A "24" for teens, this edge-of-your-seat thriller stars 17-year-old British computer hacker Carl Hobbes, who is arrested by the American government for penetrating the security at Fort Knox. After he is shipped off to Icecore, an American military installation in the Arctic, Carl has 48 hours to steal back his freedom.