Author: Giacomo Giammatteo

Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company

ISBN: 0985030216

Category: Fiction

Page: 421

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A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn't good. Frankie has taken two oaths in his lifethe one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable. Those relationships have forced Frankie to make many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five yearsand risks losing his life.In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.
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A Frankie Donovan Mystery

Author: Giacomo Giammatteo

Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company

ISBN: 1940313082

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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A maniac killer—“Mr. Clean”—is on the loose in Brooklyn, and he’s targeting couples in the midst of making love. He finds them in hotel rooms, in their apartments, and even in the park. What he does to the victims is unspeakable, but afterward he takes his time cleaning the scene of evidence. With few clues to go on, Frankie and his partners are baffled—at first. But when Frankie and Lou start to close in on the killer, he turns his attention to them.
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Author: Giacomo Giammatteo

Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1940313317

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 6635

What do you do when logic tells you to do one thing, but your heart tells you to do another? That’s the problem Nicky Fusco is facing when Rosa’s friend is kidnapped and she asks him to help. Then Rosa brings home a video that shows her friend, Allison, being forced to do disgusting things. At that point, Nicky realizes he has no choice, so he sets out to make things right.
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A British country house mystery

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109598

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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A country house weekend in rural Cornwall ends in murder and mayhem for crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham and his wife Maria. “It’s time to let bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge, right? What happened ... happened a long time ago.” When Langham’s literary agent receives a cryptic letter inviting him to spend the weekend at the grand Cornish home of successful novelist Denbigh Connaught, Charles Elder seems reluctant to attend. What really happened between Elder and Connaught during the summer of 1917, nearly forty years before – and why has it had such a devastating effect on Charles? Accompanying his agent to Connaught House, Langham and his wife Maria discover that Charles is not the only one to have received a letter. But why has Denbigh Connaught gathered together a group of people who each bear him a grudge? When a body is discovered in Connaught’s study, the ensuing investigation uncovers dark secrets that haunt the past of each and every guest – including Charles Elder himself ...
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Author: Giacomo Giammatteo

Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508070377

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 8595

Catalogue of books and descriptions and which you should read first.
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Author: Lee Priestly

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434467331

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4034

Thermal Springs, where the old and crippled came for curative baths, was hardly an exciting place.until an old lady drowned there. Suddenly Ellen Knowles, there for the cure, finds herself dragged into a murder investigation!
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Author: Amy Myers

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780101872

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8221

A new investigation for family duo Peter and Georgia Marsh - Peter and Georgia Marsh are in the Kentish seaside resort of Broadgate, on the trail of Georgia's missing brother Rick when they come across the strange tale of a haunted fish and chip shop. They pursue both mysteries but the journey to discovery is a dangerous one. There is much at risk.
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A Susan Wren Mystery

Author: Charlene Weir

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466834455

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The last place that Chief of Police Susan Wren expects to find herself is in the middle of a real-life soap opera. But when a Hollywood film crew comes to the small town of Hampstead, Kansas, there seems to be more drama off the stage than on it. On a film shoot one day, a fatal accident befalls stunt-double Kay Bender. A dead-ringer for the stunning screen star Laura Edwards, Kay may have been the unfortunate victim of a murderous plot to get rid of the much-disliked actress. As Susan investigates, she finds that almost everyone has a motive for wanting to sabotage the film or to kill Laura. The film is running far over budget, and the temperamental director appears to be a likely suspect. Susan also uncovers a steamy affair between Laura's boyfriend, narcissistic actor Nick Logan, and Laura's rival for the part, actress Sheri Lloyd, who makes no effort to conceal her dislike for the beautiful and talented star. To top it all off, Susan discovers that Parkhurst, her deputy, was once married to the now-famous actress. Susan must battle both her jealousy of Parkhurst and Laura's past relationship and her attraction to this darkly mysterious officer whose feelings she is unable to guess.
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Author: Mickey Spillane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674108

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A triple-shot anthology featuring the first three Mike Hammer novels—from the undisputed master of detective fiction. In Mickey Spillane's classic detective novels, the action exploded in a bone-crunching catharsis. Men and women didn't make love, they collided. Tough brutes used their fists to drive home a message. Tougher broads used guile. And no one's morals were loftier than the gutter. No apologies. Little redemption. They rendered critics powerless, shocked intellectuals, inspired a new wave of pulp mayhem, and left the public hungry for more. Given their hot, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillane’s Mike Hammer novels quickly became one of the most successful series in publishing history—an innovative, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of sex and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of the bestselling authors of all time. After fifty years, neither has lost their power to sucker punch the reader. Find out for yourself in this omnibus featuring the first three Mike Hammer novels by the living master of the hard-boiled mystery... Includes: I, the Jury My Gun is Quick Vengeance is Mine!
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A Mystery-comedy-thriller in Two Acts

Author: Tim Kelly

Publisher: I. E. Clark Publications

ISBN: 9780886802233

Category:

Page: 52

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The First Adventure of Sam and Sam

Author: Ellen M. Morrison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059516322X

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 7582

Dr. Patricia Peterson, a promising young archeology professor at Berkeley, has made an astounding disovery--an unspoiled tomb in the Valley of the Kings. She and her academic partner, Dr. Roberta Burns, are just tidying up the details of the dig with Egypt's Department of Antiquities when Pat must fly home to Palo Alto, California for her sister's wedding. On the eve of her return to Egypt,a violent stormy night, Roberta lands on the doorstep of Pat's brother's home, demanding Pat's half to the combination for the locked gate to the tomb. Pat refuses. A struggle ensues, complicated by the loyal intervention of Pat's sheepdog, Sam, leaving Pat dying, Sam injured, and Roberta without the combination. Sam-dog, the welcome guest of Pat's brother and family, and the unwelcome pest of the family cat, Samantha, must not only recover from his wounds and accept the death of his master, but overcome his hatred and mistrust for Samantha the cat. Sam-cat, too, must swallow her distaste for the canine species, become Sam-dog's partner, and communicate Roberta's treachery to her human family before Roberta returns, putting what is left of her family in danger.
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Author: Josh Lanyon

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1459293592

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author. Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust. Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attraction toward John. But as unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst—but who? This book is approximately 60,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth
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A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery

Author: Gayle Trent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451600011

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3407

Cake decorator and amateur sleuth Daphne Reynolds must clear her name after a routine cake delivery ends with one of her clients dead.
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Author: Michael O'Mara Books

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782433090

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 4306

In a setting where the victim is at their most unguarded, holidays can be a perfect stage for the ultimate crime. Whether you're bold enough to read this collection while abroad, or would rather wait until you've returned, the haunting nature of these classic tales will have you looking over your shoulder all summer.
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Author: Nancy Herndon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497608627

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 1989

Elena Jarvis is an officer committed to her duty at the Los Santos, Texas, Department of Crimes Against Persons. Not that anyone is helping her there, not when her ex-husband is in the next room, her boss treats her like a little girl and her partner thinks women shouldn't leave the kitchen. Elena always knew there would be obstacles in her job; she just figured they would come from the criminals. When an erotic poet accuses his ex-wife, Sarah, of trying to murder him with an exploding escargot, Elena has doubts of the reality of the crime. But the more she learns about their nasty divorce, the more she begins to side with Sarah, until she finds the poet's body decaying in a bathtub filled with more than just water. Before the acid eats away all the evidence, Elena must put aside her sympathies for the victimized ex-wife and get down to the bare bones of this murder before someone else becomes the next victim.
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Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458758135

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Susan Ryeland, Lektorin bei Cloverleaf Books, arbeitet schon seit Jahren mit dem Bestsellerautor Alan Conway zusammen, und die Leser lieben seine Krimis mit dem Detektiv Atticus Pünd, der seine Fälle charmant wie Hercule Poirot zu lösen pflegt. Doch in seinem neuesten Fall ist nichts wie es scheint. Zwar gibt es zwei Leichen in Pye Hall und auch diverse Verdächtige, aber die letzten Kapitel des Manuskripts fehlen und der Autor ist verschwunden. Ein merkwürdiger Brief legt nahe, dass er sich das Leben genommen hat. Susan Ryeland muss selbst zur Detektivin werden, um nicht nur den Fall der Morde von Pye Hall zu lösen, sondern auch die Umstände des Todes von Alan Conway zu enträtseln. Geschickt miteinander verwoben präsentiert der Erfolgsautor Anthony Horowitz hier zwei Krimis in einem und erzählt eine raffinierte und überaus spannende Story voller Eifersucht, Gier, Leidenschaft und Mord.
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A Gaslight Mystery

Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673429

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder… The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value—themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can—with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah’s passion for justice is aroused. Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation—and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl’s death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger—from an unexpected source…
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A History

Author: Grant Duwe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604738

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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Is mass murder a historically new phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s? How has it changed over time? And what causes a person to commit multiple murders in a matter of hours or even minutes? This book explores these questions by examining 909 mass murders that took place in the United States between 1900 and 1999. By far the largest study on the topic to date, it begins with a look at the patterns and prevalence of mass murders by presenting rates from 1900–1999 and by describing the characteristics of mass killers. Placing the phenomenon within the broader social, political, and economic context of the twentieth century, the work examines the factors that have influenced trends in the prevalence of mass murder. It also discusses more than 100 case studies within three distinct periods of mass murder activity (1900–1939, 1940–1965, and 1966–1999) to illustrate more clearly the motives of mass murderers and the circumstances surrounding their crimes. The final chapters take a look at media coverage and the role it has played in the social construction of mass murder. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Author: Chris Mikul

Publisher: Headpress

ISBN: 9781900486064

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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The author was inspired to collate information and writing about other strange lives following on from the curious tale of Donald Crowhurst who set sail on a one man voyage around the world in a home made boat. Here, strange lives, eccentrics, and 'beacons of shining if erratic brilliance in a world of sensible conformity' are chronicled with essays covering a diverse spectrum of people whose lives have been goverened by inner voices, sexual aversions, interplanetary heroics, and UFO magazines.
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