Karin Slaughter - 3 Books
Karin Slaughter’s tough, visceral thrillers pit Special Agent Will Trent and other detectives against a range of brutal killers across the prosperous suburbs and stark housing projects of Atlanta, Georgia. The three titles included in this set are: Cop Town (Read more...) Triptych (Read more...) Fractured (Read more...)
Having been found not guilty of infanticide by reason of insanity, Melisandre Dawes fled the country, leaving her surviving daughters with their father. Twelve years later, back in Baltimore under the reluctant protection of private detective Tess Monaghan, she becomes prime suspect in a murder enquiry.
With the publication of the explosive biography of a media business tycoon at stake, this thriller follows literary agent Isabel Reed, CIA Station chief Hayden Gray and book editor Jeffrey Fielder through 24 crucial hours as the politically connected magnate tries to suppress its release.
Death Comes to Pemberley
A much-acclaimed sequel to Pride and Prejudice, PD James’s bestselling thriller is set in 1803, six years after Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. Their orderly world at Pemberley is shattered when Elizabeth’s sister, Lydia Wickham, arrives in distress, screaming that her husband has been murdered.
Death Descends On Saturn Villa
While Sidney Grice, a Personal Detective in 1880s London, is away, his goddaughter March Middleton accepts an invitation from a long-lost uncle to visit Saturn Villa and then – apparently – murders him. Grice must return to Gower Street, rescue March and unravel the baffling mystery.
Found in a second-hand suitcase, an old Polaroid of two Danish girls standing on the England ferry intrigues the London-based journalist Nora Sand. Lisbeth and Lulu went missing 20 years ago; revisiting the mystery of their disappearance draws Nora into the hunt for a serial killer. Translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund. Off-mint.
The grotesquely burned corpse found in a Beijing park is the first case for detective Li Yan and the forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. A day-trip to Shenzhen in 1983 fired Peter May’s interest in China. His ambition was to write the first crime thriller set in Beijing, and after years of research and travel, The Firemaker was published in 1999.
Her Every Fear
Traumatized following a brutal attack by her ex-boyfriend, Kate Priddy surprises everyone, herself included, when she impulsively accepts an apartment swap offer from her cousin and moves from London to Boston. When she arrives to find her stateside neighbour has been murdered, she needs to work out who, if anyone, she can trust.
On the island of Fuerteventura, a car is found abandoned on a beach, with the body of a small child in a cardboard box on the back seat. Local police are baffled, but an unlikely detective, Erhard, old, drunk and in self-imposed exile, takes on the case and reveals a dangerous web of deceit behind a gruesome killing. Translated from the Danish by KE Semmel.
In Dust and Ashes
A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
In the series’ finale, Detective Henrik Holme investigates a father questionably convicted of killing his wife and child. Working together, he and Hanne Wilhelmsen discover connections between the case, an eccentric blogger’s suicide, and a EuroJackpot millionaire’s grandson’s kidnap. Off-mint.
Twenty-five years after the writer MR James gathered friends and fellow academics around the fire on Christmas Eve to listen to ghost stories, the same men are being brutally murdered, one by one. Can CI Archie Penrose and Josephine Tey unite to solve their most challenging case to date?
Now We Are Dead
Inspired by his mugging-up on Winnie the Pooh for Celebrity Mastermind, Stuart MacBride describes his book as ‘the story of what happens to Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel after she was caught being Very, Very Naughty in In the Cold Dark Ground’. Now, the man she was accused of fitting up is freed and back on the streets of Aberdeen – but Roberta knows he is guilty.
One Last Dram Before Midnight
The Complete DCI Daley Short Stories
Two of these seven stories are set in Glasgow, with young Jim Daley and Brian Scott setting out on their police careers; other cases find DCI Daley and his sidekick in Kinloch, investigating ghosts from the past, a missing man and illicit whisky.
The Serbian Dane
A successful journalist, a crack secret-service agent and Vuk, a highly skilled assassin who was raised in Denmark, but of Serbian descent: in a chilling political thriller, these three lonely people become trapped in a world of secret deals, private passions and organized crime. Translated from the Danish by Barbara J Haveland.
Sleep No More
Six Murderous Tales
In this companion volume to The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, PD James weaves psychological and moral complexity into the classic murder-mystery in six more tales of death, memory and revenge, including ‘The Yo-Yo’ and the ‘The Murder of Santa Claus’. Foreword by Peter Kemp.
The Summer of Dead Toys
Taken off one case for beating up a suspected human trafficker, Inspector Salgado is sent to investigate a teenager’s death in uptown Barcelona. The boy’s fatal fall appears to be an accident, but Salgado uncovers sinister links between powerful families and two seemingly insoluble cases.
A Jefferson Winter Thriller
An ex-FBI profiler, Jefferson Winter is a freelancer now, specializing in serial criminals. When the Sheriff’s office in Eagle Creek, Louisiana, send him a video clip of a man being burned alive, Winter knows they are dealing with a serial killer – but the film is their only clue.
Ten long years after a murder and a suicide shocked the village of Elvet, new evidence comes to light that proves the innocence of the woman accused of the murder. The killer is still at large, and Vera Stanhope must reopen the investigation and jog villagers’ painful memories. Off-mint.