Posts in category: Murder
By Lisa Jackson
As white-hot flames sear the darkish evening, a killer waits within the bushes, staring at the mill burn, listening for the screams - the one evidence that justice has ultimately all started for the sins of long-ago. For journalist Cassidy Buchanan, this inferno is a dwelling nightmare - a reminder of the terrible, mysterious fireplace that destroyed her filthy rich kinfolk seventeen years in the past - and of Brig McKenzie, the good-looking hell raiser accused of environment the blaze. That tragic crime hasn't ever been solved, and already the whispers have began in Prosperity, Oregon - one other fireplace, extra deaths, and one universal denominator - Cassidy herself. Cassidy got here domestic to Prosperity to place the earlier at the back of her, however it turns out the earlier isn't complete with Cassidy. somebody doesn't wish her to discover the chilling truth...someone who has killed sooner than and should kill again...a cold-blooded psychopath who's purely ready to listen to her...
By Liza Marklund
From “the Queen of Scandinavian crime fiction” (Henning Mankell), the newest installment within the across the world bestselling sequence starring investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon.
The suggestion for the hit movie sequence, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now to be had on Netflix.
HOW some distance WILL A MADMAN visit reach the final word PRIZE?
in the course of a brutal Scandinavian wintry weather, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down within the urban of Stockholm.
Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye touch with the killer simply seconds earlier than the photographs have been fired, is the major witness. end result of the sensitivity of the crime, police factor a gag order on her immediately—and she is pressured to determine on her personal why an American murderer identified in simple terms as “the Kitten” ordered the hit. along with her marriage falling to items and her activity at the line, Annika quick unearths herself in the midst of a violent tale of terror and dying, the roots of which date again centuries. The study all leads her to a similar guy: a wealthy and recognized industrialist liable for one of many world’s such a lot coveted presents, who died a sad and mysterious dying. If Annika desires to study the reality, she hazards uncovering secrets and techniques that a few will do something to guard.
By Dan Fesperman
The latest mystery from the writer of The novice Spy and The Prisoner of Guantánamo (“Worthy of sharing shelf house with the novels of John le Carré and Ken Follett”—USA Today) is as miraculous as its setting.
Sam Keller has been enlisted by means of his V.P. for company protection and research to undercover agent on one other worker whereas they’re touring for the corporate. mostly cautious to a fault, Sam comes to a decision to reside it up. What higher spot for business-class hedonism than boomtown Dubai, the place inn islands materialize from open ocean, fortunes are made in a single day, and skiers crisscross the snowy slope of a buying mall.
But whilst Sam’s cost is murdered in the course of an evening in town, it's only the 1st in a chain of bewildering occasions that plunge him waist-deep right into a deadly mixture of mobsters, prostitutes, crooked law enforcement officials, consuls, and company avid gamers.
Offering a chancy means out is Anwar Sharaf, the unlikeliest of detectives. A former pearl diver and gold smuggler with an undignified demeanor, Sharaf is typically as baffled as Sam by way of the alterations to his native land, specifically as they're embodied within the habit of his rebelliously independent—and hauntingly beautiful—daughter. yet he is aware the place the levers of strength live. because the not going duo paintings their means towards the guts of the case, every one guy needs to confront the darkest forces threatening Dubai from within.
Here is Dan Fesperman’s such a lot suspenseful novel but: a beautiful portrait of a urban whose mysterious rhythm (“like the precision throb of a man-made center, clicking and insistent, but cool to the touch”) is underscored through the insistent clashing of outdated and new.
By R. Barri Flowers
From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine highschool on April 20, 1999, the twentieth century observed many murderous occasions which are tough to consider yet became part of the nationwide historical past. This reference ebook is split into 3 elements. half One, prepared chronologically, information fifty three of the main recognized homicide circumstances of the twentieth century within the usa. partially , over three hundred entries (alphabetically prepared by means of felony) supply descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, lady, and juvenile murderers; pair and workforce murderers; hate crime murderers; and faculty killings. half 3 good points crime occasions relating to over forty chosen sufferers. move references consultant the reader to additional info. An index is integrated.
By David Adams Richards
An unflinching and hard-hitting story of ambition and betrayal.
By Karin Slaughter
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Karin Slaughter, writer of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is broadly acclaimed as “one of the easiest crime novelists in the USA” (The Washington Post). Now she can provide her first stand-alone novel: an epic tale of a urban in the course of seismic upheaval, a serial killer concentrating on police officers, and a divided police strength tasked with bringing a madman to justice.
Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal homicide and a livid manhunt rock the city’s police division, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day at the task can also be her final. She’s decided to defy her privileged heritage through making her personal way—wearing a badge and sporting a gun. yet for a gorgeous younger girl, existence might be whatever yet effortless within the macho global of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine law enforcement officials have little mercy for newbies. It’s additionally the worst day attainable to begin provided that a loved cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and town is at the fringe of war.
Kate isn’t the single lady at the strength who’s feeling the warmth. Maggie Lawson her uncle and brother into the ranks to end up her worthy of their cynical eyes. while she and Kate, her new companion, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, discomfort, and delight ultimately succeed in the boiling element. With a killer poised to strike back, they're going to pursue their very own line of research, risking every thing as they enterprise into the city’s darkest heart.
Relentlessly paced, acutely saw, wickedly humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughter’s strongest novel yet—a journey de strength of storytelling from our most popular grasp of personality, surroundings, and suspense.
Features a preview of Karin Slaughter’s subsequent novel, Pretty Girls
“Karin Slaughter is just the most effective mystery writers operating this present day, and Cop Town shows the writer on the most sensible of her game—relentless pacing, advanced characters, and gritty realism, ready opposed to the backdrop of a urban at the part. Slaughter’s eye for aspect and fact is unequalled. . . . I’d keep on with her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn
“Cop city proves Karin Slaughter is considered one of America’s most sensible writers. . . . She pulls her readers right into a twisted story of puzzle and retains them involved from begin to finish.”—The Huffington Post
“Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new flooring with this riveting tale. if you happen to haven’t but learn her, this is often the moment.”—Michael Connelly
“Compulsively readable . . . can have your center racing.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Intense . . . engrossing . . . evocative . . . [Karin Slaughter’s] first stand-alone novel [has] a gritty, action-packed plot and powerful, plausible characters.”—Associated Press
“Slaughter graphically exposes the rampant racism, homophobia, and misogyny of cop tradition within the Nineteen Seventies. . . . successful leads, the unfashionable surroundings, and a riveting plot make this considered one of Slaughter’s best.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is certain to win over readers new to Slaughter’s paintings whereas reminding previous lovers of her huge, immense talent.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . extraordinary characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone ebook is a knockout.”—RT booklet Reviews
By M. C. Beaton
By Jay Robert Nash
The significant and mysterious international of criminals, from precedent days in the course of the 21st century, is vividly captured in The nice Pictorial heritage of worldwide Crime. This distinctive and brilliant reference paintings chronicles each significant legal act from each period. A definitive reference resource to world wide crime, this extraordinary survey is equipped into 16 chapters:
- Celebrity Slayings
- Gangs, Gangsters, and arranged Crime
- Mass Murder
- Secret felony Societies
- Serial Killers
- Unsolved Homicides
Each bankruptcy starts off with an essay that introduces the subject and offers a concise review of the historic, social, and political value of the crime. topics are extra constructed crime by means of crime via descriptive entries masking the legal acts, modus operandi, felony history info, and reasons, besides insightful anecdotes.
In addition to being a being an essential and informative historic and sociological reference paintings, The nice Pictorial background of global Crime beneficial properties greater than 2,500 illustrations. greater than a chronicle of chilling occasions, those volumes offer gripping examining for someone drawn to precise crime, legislation enforcement, criminology, and legal justice.
By Alan Bradley
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Alan Bradley, writer of the main award-winning sequence debut of any yr, returns with one other impossible to resist Flavia de Luce novel
In the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey, the insidiously smart and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had requested a Gypsy lady to inform her fortune—never looking ahead to to later stumble around the bad soul, bludgeoned nearly to loss of life within the wee hours in her personal caravan. was once this an act of retribution via these confident that the soothsayer kidnapped a neighborhood baby years in the past? definitely Flavia is aware the bliss of settling rankings; revenge is a pleasant hobby whilst one has odious older sisters. yet how may this crime be attached to the lacking child? because the purple herrings pile up, Flavia needs to variety via clues fishy and foul to untangle darkish deeds and unsafe secrets.
By Pete Collins
This is often THE e-book THAT encouraged THE motion picture by means of MICHAEL BAY – OPENS APRIL 26, 2013.
“PAIN & achieve is a mix of FARGO and PULP FICTION. It's a depressing comedy, and it's all true.”
-- Michael Bay
Daniel Lugo and Noel Adrian Doorbal have been uncomplicated males: all they wanted—at first—was to be extra pumped than the subsequent men, to possess the work out ground, to seem strong. yet then those associates, who labored as own running shoes at Miami’s solar health club, bought a bit itchy. The flash and funds flaunted by way of a few of their consumers was once tempting….so tempting….and wouldn’t it's a bit of cake to get it for themselves?
The solar gymnasium Gang’s no-fail extortion scheme grew to become lovely loopy lovely speedy. A half-dozen kidnapping makes an attempt finally netted an exact abduction, and kidnapping became to homicide, after which homicide long gone haywire, while considered one of Delgado and Lugo’s sufferers, who were drugged, tortured and organize for death-by-car-crash, controlled not just to dwell yet to escape.
But even then, the sunlight fitness center Gang didn’t get the message: they moved down their record of sufferers to homicide a Golden seashore millionaire and his drop-dead (and quickly she will be simply that) Hungarian female friend, after which paraded round South seashore within the guy’s brilliant yellow Lamborghini essentially lower than the nostril of the Miami-Dade County police.
What wouldn't it take for those boneheads to get stuck? simply because they might get caught….
The complete account by way of the reporter that broke the tale. discomfort & achieve is now a hilarious, darkish, pumped-up motion picture from motion director Michael Bay.
“Between the circumstances I’ve dealt with on my nationally syndicated tv court docket convey “Judge Alex,” and people I handled whereas i used to be at the bench in Miami’s eleventh Judicial Circuit, i've got attempted over 1,500 situations as a judge….. there are “run of the mill” murders… on the contrary finish of the spectrum, even though, you've gotten the situations which are so unusual that everybody has to forestall and take observe. The nation of Florida v. Daniel Lugo, Noel Doorbal, John Carl Meese, et al. used to be the sort of case and that i used to be the pass judgement on. In interpreting Collins’s soreness & achieve, I discovered issues I had by no means recognized before….” -- pass judgement on Alex E. Ferrer