The Unquiet Dead

Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466858311
Format: PDF, ePub
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“Khan is a refreshing original, and The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people. It is these qualities that make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the [mystery] genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting.” —The LA Times Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. If that's true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the Bluffs? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.

The Raven s Eye

Author: Barry Maitland
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250028973
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DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, of Scotland Yard, find themselves pulled into a case of murder, a mysterious death among the houseboats that line the canals around greater London, in Barry Maitland's The Raven's Eye. DI Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard is called in as a matter of course by the local Paddington police when a woman turns up dead in what appears to be an accident. On her houseboat, Vicky Hawks is found by one of her neighbors having apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning due to improper ventilation of the narrowboat's heating system. But while the cause of death seems apparent and there's no reason for Kolla to think otherwise, something about this death still bothers her. Meanwhile, her boss, DCI Brock, is wrestling with harsh budget cuts and a new Commander who is determined to make fundamental changes to the system—including limiting resources devoted to investigations. Struggling against the limitations imposed by the new order at Scotland Yard, Brock and Kolla find themselves pulling at the loose strings in the death of Vicky Hawks, trying to find out who she really was, what she was up to, and how her death might be related to another earlier tragic accidental death.

Dead Pretty

Author: David Mark
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039918516X
Format: PDF
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One girl missing. One girl dead. A stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers, Dead Pretty finds Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy and Detective Superintendent Trish Pharaoh grappling with vigilantes, unsolved murders, and a killer far too close to home. While a colleague struggles to solve the recent killing of a man too vile to have mourners, Aector McAvoy, Detective Sergeant of the Humberside Police's murder squad, is still haunted by the past. His devotion to his cases is unshakeable, but it’s been nine months since Hannah Kelly disappeared in the quiet English countryside, and it is becoming harder to convince himself that she is just missing instead of dead... especially when another young woman is found brutally murdered. As McAvoy looks for connections between the women, his boss Trish Pharaoh is preoccupied with troubles of her own. Reuben Hollow--a man convicted of murder with the help of perjured testimony from the Humberside Police--has just been released from prison after a high-profile wrongful conviction suit, putting Pharaoh's reputation at stake. But when her house is broken into and her children threatened, she soon learns it is not only her good name that’s in danger. As the cases intertwine and Pharaoh’s behavior becomes more erratic, McAvoy must question who he can trust if he is to uncover Hannah's fate and find justice for the dead--without joining them himself. Gritty, atmospheric, and endlessly entertaining, David Mark's Dead Pretty is an absorbing, twisty ride readers won’t soon forget.

Tatiana

Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849838135
Format: PDF, ePub
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In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana's past - and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future. 'At times the writing mesmerizes with its originality...Long live Renko.' The New York Times Book Review 'Smith's point hits the mark with requisite force…Basic human behaviour - especially the worst of it - is so deeply embedded into psychological fabric that the same battles are waged even when the monsters keep shifting shapes.' The Los Angeles Times

Almost The Truth

Author: Margaret Yorke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751553042
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Bicklebury is a small village of some three hundred inhabitants, a church and a pub, but no shop, no school, and certainly no crime - until two ex-cons decide it is the ideal location to pull a robbery. Derek Jarvis and his daughter Hannah are home when the two armed men break in, and Derek, fearing for their safety, urges Hannah not to resist. The tactic backfires as one of the men brutally attacks her, leaving her broken and revolted. Derek's marriage and his daughter are never the same again. As his family falls apart, he finds his wife and daughter blame him for what happened, refusing to forgive him even after the men are caught. And so Derek Jarvis, a mild-mannered accountant, conceives a plan to avenge his family. But Derek has never truly looked at himself or anticipated the terrifying twist his quest for revenge may take, as it leads him down the darkest back alleys of the psyche, strips away his controls and confronts his soul with a shocking choice . . .

Diamond Eye

Author: Arthur Rosenfeld
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 076538566X
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Max Diamond debuts in Diamond Eye, Arthur Rosenfeld's follow-up to A Cure for Gravity. Max Diamond has had better days. He's stuck in the mire of a child porn- snuff film-ring investigation when he receives a call that one of his old Yale buddies is dead. And the call comes from his sexy and sultry, one-time lover Phayle. Who can think of love at a time like this? Max Diamond can. But as Diamond delves deeper into the twisted and repulsive porn world, he begins to consider the suicides of his affluent and successful collegemates: a stellar woodworker killed by a power tool? a classical music affecionado electrocuted while listening to rock-n-roll? Something's not adding up. This wild and unforgiving ride can only be captained by whom? Who can control and make sense of this? Of snuff films, exploited children, secret societies, Miami drug cartels? Of Shining Path guerillas, and (thankfully at least) Grandma's cabbage rolls? Max Diamond can. And Diamond does. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Singing to the Dead

Author: Caro Ramsay
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1628157844
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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‘Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page’ —Guardian Two seven-year-old boys have been abducted from the streets of Glasgow. Both had already endured years of neglect and betrayal—but for Detective Inspector Colin Anderson the case is especially disturbing, because the boys look so much like his own son Peter... Then, with police resources stretched to breaking point, a simple house fire turns into a full-scale murder hunt. An invisible killer is picking off victims at random and, if DS Costello's hunch is correct, committing an ingenious deception. As his squad struggles to work both cases, Dl Anderson learns that deception and betrayal come in many guises. For while the boys' abductor is still out there no child is safe—as young Peter Anderson is about to find out... Praise for CARO RAMSAY 'Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax' —The Times 'Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns' —Observer

Candles and Roses

Author: Alex Walters
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780995511194
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Candles and Roses: a chilling serial killer thriller from a critically acclaimed author. The first book in the explosive new DI McKay Series.

WAVE AT HANGING ROCK

Author: Gregg Dunnett
Publisher: FeedARead.com
ISBN: 9781786974235
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jesse and his friends are the only kids who surf in a small beach town. But as they grow, so does the popularity of their sport, and they soon become anxious to protect their waves. And when the boys discover a perfect surfing wave hidden inside a private estate, they agree to do anything to keep their secret safe. Natalie's life is torn apart when her husband is lost at sea in circumstances that don't make sense. Her search to discover his fate puts her on a collision course with Jesse in a way that neither could imagine, and nobody can control. The Wave at Hanging Rock is a tense and intelligent mystery thriller that will grip you from the first line, and keep you guessing till the very last page.