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Killer Past

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A rare book. An old crime. And someone who’s willing to kill again… Fifteen years ago, Gustavo Rodriguez’s small town was rocked by a scandal involving theft and forgery. Now back with his young daughter, he discovers a rare book at his new ranch—a clue to solving the community’s strangest case. His ex, Jeanette Lawson, agrees to help…but their investigation takes them to places darker than theft. Secrets point to murder…and a killer who wants to stay hidden.

To Catch a Killer

To Catch a Killer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sheryl Scarborough
Editor: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1466885483
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“A twisty, cold-case mystery custom made for fans of Sara Shepard, PLL and Veronica Mars! The edge-of-your-seat plot, sinister backstory and smart, brave and irreverent main character made this whodunit unputdownable.”—Justine Magazine In To Catch a Killer, a contemporary mystery by debut author Sheryl Scarborough, a teenage girl uses forensic science to solve the cold-case murder of her mother. Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past. Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own. Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

When a Killer Calls

When a Killer Calls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062979809
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When a Killer Calls by John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker Summary

From John Douglas—the legendary FBI criminal profiler, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the Netflix show Mindhunter—comes a chilling journey inside the mind and crimes of Larry Gene Bell, one of the most dangerous serial killers Douglas confronted, and the desperate effort to identify and catch him. On May 31, 1985, two days before her high school graduation, Shari Smith was abducted from the driveway of her family home in South Carolina. Based on the crime scene and the abductor’s repeated and taunting calls to the family, law enforcement quickly realized they were dealing with a sophisticated and highly dangerous criminal. A letter arrived the next day entitled “Last Will & Testament,” in which Shari, knowing she was to be murdered, wrote bravely and achingly of her love for her parents, siblings, and boyfriend, saying that while they would miss her, she knew they would persevere through their faith. The abduction rocked her quiet town, triggering a massive manhunt and bringing in the FBI, which enlisted profiler John Douglas. A few days later, a phone call told the family where they could find Shari’s body. Then nine-year-old Debra May Helmick was kidnapped from her yard, confirming the harsh realization that Smith’s murder was no random act. A serial killer was evolving, and the only way to stop him would be to use the study of criminal behavior to anticipate his next move before he could kill again. Douglas devised a risky and emotionally fraught strategy to use Shari’s lookalike older sister Dawn as bait to draw out the unknown subject. Dawn and her parents courageously agreed. One of the most haunting investigations of Douglas’s storied career, this case details how the eerily accurate profile he created—alongside his carefully crafted and stage-managed manipulation of the killer’s psychology—combined with dedicated police work and cutting-edge forensic science to end a reign of criminal terror. As Shari’s family took incredible personal risks to lure her killer from the shadows, Douglas and the FBI pushed criminal profiling to its limits, culminating in one of his most dramatic and effective confrontations with a sadistic and remorseless killer.

A Killer in the Wind

A Killer in the Wind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Klavan
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802193706
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A Killer in the Wind by Andrew Klavan Summary

Three years ago, working vice for the NYPD, Dan Champion uncovered a sex slavery ring run by a kingpin known only as the Fat Woman. Obsessed with bringing her down, Champion infiltrated a world of sexual obsession and perversity. He broke the case, but the case also broke him. He started taking drugs and soon began to form hallucinations…a dead child prowling the streets of New York…a beautiful woman named Samantha who would have given him the love he always wanted—if she’d only been real. Now Champion is a small town detective, chasing burglars and juvenile delinquents, hanging out at the local tavern where he is romancing a waitress. The ghosts and hallucinations are finally behind him as he begins to rebuild his life. Then one night Champion is called to examine the body of a woman who has washed ashore. Yet when he looks at her face, he sees that it’s Samantha, the woman he dreamed about long ago...a woman who doesn’t exist. Suddenly, Champion is haunted again, only this time it’s by a team of expert killers who want to make sure he never finds the truth: the truth about the dead child who wanders through his imagination; the truth about the lover who inhabits his dreams; and the truth about a killer who has been on the run — in the wind — for a lifetime. The ghosts of the dead are all around him, and Champion has to find out who murdered them, fast, or he could become one of them himself.

Don't Trust A Killer

Don't Trust A Killer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Eden
Editor: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1942840470
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To catch a killer…you have to use the perfect bait. FBI Agent Bree Harlow is working the biggest case of her career. She’s undercover on the hunt for a killer who has murdered three women—and she isn’t going to stop until she brings down her prey. She’s scored a job at Fantasy, the hottest club in New Orleans, and she’s just caught the attention of the club’s owner, the sexy and dangerous Kace Quick. Everyone knows the guy is shady—and probably linked to every criminal activity in the Big Easy. She shouldn’t find him so attractive. Shouldn’t want to do anything but lock the guy away. After all, he is her chief suspect. Be careful…sometimes, you can’t see the danger coming. Kace knows there is far more to Bree than meets the eye. He isn’t a fool, and he can spot a Fed from a mile away, though he does admit that Bree is the sexiest FBI agent he’s ever seen. He lets her play her game, though Kace plans to keep his hands very far off his gorgeous new problem. Then the attacks begin. Attacks all focused on Bree. And suddenly, it’s not a game any longer because Kace isn’t about to let his FBI agent get caught in the crossfire. To hurt a man, you have to destroy what he wants most. Kace has a powerful enemy working in the darkness—a man who wants to destroy Kace by making him look guilty as hell. Kace is being set up for murders he didn’t commit. And now, the killer has locked onto his next victim—Bree. Despite Kace’s best efforts, he has let Bree get too close. For the first time in years, Kace cares about someone else—a fatal flaw. And the killer in the dark can’t wait to make Kace pay for past sins…The killer thinks he can hurt Bree, and by hurting her, the mighty Kace Quick will fall. Things aren’t always as they appear… Bree won’t be anyone’s victim. She’s not the damsel in distress—she’s the woman ready to take down a murderer. She’ll break every rule in the FBI’s precious handbook in order to protect the lover she knows is innocent. Kace is hers, and Bree won’t let anyone hurt him. She’ll catch the real killer, she’ll prove his guilt, and maybe, just maybe, Bree and Kace can stop their world from going down in flames. Sex, murder, and lies…just another day in the Big Easy… Author's Note: DON'T TRUST A KILLER is a complete, stand-alone novel that contains 80,000 words.

One Last Breath

One Last Breath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Nicholls
Editor: Papyrus Publishing
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One Last Breath by Adam Nicholls Summary

A killer without limits. A detective with everything to lose. Homicide Detective Jessie Talbot has solved countless murder cases, but when a body is found with bizarre patterns carved into its chest, a chilling new case pushes her skills beyond what she ever thought possible. The killer’s name is Zeus, and the body count grows with every move he makes. While a helpless old lady lies in the path of danger, and an innocent young boy from the streets tries to help, Jessie has to fight past her own problems and solve the case before the weight of her investigation finally breaks her down. Tough, sexy and stylish. Jessie Talbot is a breath of fresh air in the serial killer genre. She perfectly balances police work with her personal struggles, which makes for a unique yet lovingly familiar thrill ride.

Death is in the Details

Death is in the Details Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Sunseri
Editor: Sun Publishing
ISBN: 1943165297
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A woman haunted by her past. A killer who won't let her forget. Faith Day's condition curses her to recall her mother’s fiery murder like it was yesterday. And when the forensic photographer’s convicted stepbrother is somehow cleared 12 years later and released from prison, Faith wonders if he'll put an end to her tortured memories. But after a string of eerily familiar fires tear through her small town, Faith starts to question every detail of her traumatic past. Luke Justice won't rest until he catches a notorious serial killer masking his murders in arson. Following a trail of deadly blazes to Faith's doorstep, the FBI agent senses she holds the key to the case. But if he can't convince her to open up, Luke fears he'll miss his best chance to put a psychopath behind bars. As Faith fights the resurgence of dark emotions, an arsonist begins leaving personal totems in her home. Determined to stay alive, she taps into the only weapon she has against the vicious murderer: the echoes of her childhood nightmare. Can Faith help Luke unmask the true killer before they both go up in flames? Death is in the Detailsis a chilling standalone thriller novel. If you like small-town mysteries, psychological thrillers, and spine-tingling twists, then you'll love Heather Sunseri's latest page-turning tale. Buy Death is in the Detailsto watch a victim bring a killer to justice today!

A Killer in King's Cove

A Killer in King's Cove Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iona Whishaw
Editor: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1771511990
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A Killer in King's Cove by Iona Whishaw Summary

A smart and enchanting postwar mystery that will appeal to fans of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. It is 1946, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London to look for a fresh start. When she finds herself happily settled into a sleepy hamlet in the interior of British Columbia surrounded by a suitably eclectic cast of small-town characters she feels like she may finally be able to put her past to rest. But then a body is discovered, the victim of murder, and although she works alongside the town’s inspectors Darling and Ames to discover who might have possibly have motivation to kill, she unknowingly casts doubt on herself. As the investigation reveals facts that she has desperately tried to keep a secret, it threatens to pull her into a vortex of even greater losses than the ones she has already endured. A clever postwar mystery that will appeal to fans the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear or the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd.

I Am Not A Serial Killer

I Am Not A Serial Killer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Wells
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429934840
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I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells Summary

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He's spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He's obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he's written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation. Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don't demand or expect the empathy he's unable to offer. Perhaps that's what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there's something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means. Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can't control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could. Dan Wells's debut novel, I Am Not a Serial Killer, is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cold Sun

Cold Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Sivakumaran
Editor: Dialogue Books
ISBN: 0349701555
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In the golden afternoon light, the young woman lies perfectly still, her dark hair fanning out behind her. She is dressed in a rose red sari, shot through with gold. Just like the others. The last time Detective Vijay Patel visited India, he vowed never to return. After a devastating accident, the country holds only bitter memories and broken dreams. But when three young women are murdered in mysterious circumstances, Patel is pulled back to his past. Leaving his fiancée Sarah behind in London, Patel rushes to a beautiful apartment on a tree-lined street where the body of Sarita Mohan, a successful businesswoman, has been found. Floating on a sea of black satin, she is dressed in red silk, a tiny silver ring on the fourth toe of her right foot. Desperate to find a link between the murders, Patel digs into the other cases and spots the missing link. The toe ring is a symbol of marriage and the distinctive red saris are traditionally worn for weddings. What is the killer trying to tell them? Why leave each body posed like a bride? Then Sarah is kidnapped, and Patel is frantic to find the woman he loves before she becomes the next victim. As he desperately re-reads the killer's last cryptic message, Patel finds the critical clue he's been searching for, and hopefully a chance to save Sarah. Determined to rescue the woman he loves, can Patel outwit the deadliest killer he has ever faced? Or is he already too late? Utterly unputdownable, this breathless thriller will keep you guessing until the final, shocking twist. Fans of Ian Rankin, Abir Mukherjee and Val McDermid will be totally gripped! What readers are saying about Anita Sivakumaran: 'Wow just incredible... The killer's identity just took my breath away... Breathtaking suspense and mystery that will blow you away... Outstanding.' Surjit's Book Blog, 5 stars 'I was awake until 2 a.m. reading.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Completely pulled in... I have devoured this book in one sitting.' Little Miss Book Lover 87 'Gripping... Very well drawn characters... Recommended!' NetGalley Reviewer 'Exciting... A super-gripping new thriller series.' Cosmopolitan 'Vivid descriptions and a wonderfully rich setting, I thoroughly enjoyed reading.' NetGalley Reviewer 'Anita Sivakumaran is an exciting new name in crime fiction.' The Times 'Compulsive, captivating and fast-paced... Capturing my interest from start to finish.' Avid Readers Retreat

A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall

A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hannah Dennison
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466872454
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A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison Summary

When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. And it appears that the deceased had been murdered. Given her mother Iris’s checkered past, Kat is not surprised to learn that Iris knew the victim. Meanwhile, the unexpected appearance of former lothario Bryan Laney sets female hearts aflutter. Despite the passing years, time has not dampened his ardor for Iris, but the feeling is not reciprocated. As Kat becomes embroiled once more in her mother’s mysterious and tumultuous bygone days, she comes to realize that life is never black and white, and sometimes it is necessary to risk your own life to protect the lives of the ones you love. With stories of hidden treasure and secret chambers, past and present collide in Hannah Dennison's A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall.

The Killer's Wife

The Killer's Wife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Floyd
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429939877
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Six years after her courageous testimony helped put her husband on death row for a string of gruesome murders, Leigh Wren has almost succeeded in putting her past to rest. She has moved from the West Coast to North Carolina with her young son, adopting a new name and a new life. But the world that she has created for herself is shattered when the father of one of her ex-husband's victims begins stalking her, then confronts her late one night. In the days that follow, he exposes Leigh, in newspapers and on television, to a startled North Carolina community. And just as her marriage to Randall Mosley, a man who became known to the world as a deviant serial killer, is brought back to light, a more deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. A new killer has emerged, one whose methods are frighteningly similar to those used by Mosley, who is awaiting execution thousands of miles away. Leigh and her son appear to be in the assailant's scope, and it becomes clear that he is more than a copycat killer—his targets are all tied to Leigh's former life. With the clock ticking down and the victims of a new killer mounting, Leigh is forced to probe the darkest corridors of her past to protect her life and her son's. She must also confront her own feelings of responsibility: Leigh has always professed her ignorance, but how complicit was she in her husband's horrific murder spree, as it was taking place? From a major new voice in suspense, The Killer's Wife is a story driven by psychological insight and harrowing revelations, asking how well you can ever really know the person sleeping beside you.

Branded

Branded Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Red
Editor: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786046821
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Joe Noose hunts down the first known serial killer on the American frontier—in this trailblazing thriller from acclaimed author Eric Red . . . SCARRED FOR LIFE A new kind of evil has come to the Old West. A killer as cold and hard as the Wyoming winter. He wanders from town to town. Slaughters entire families along the way. With grotesque glee, he brands the letter Q in his victims’ flesh. Joe Noose knows the killer’s identity. He recognizes the killer’s brand. He bears the same scar from his childhood—and he’s determined to stop this madman once and for all. Two U.S. marshals have agreed to help Joe. But they’ve never hunted a killer like this before. A sadist who kills for pleasure—and scars you for life . . . Praise for the westerns of Eric Red “Keeps the reader turning pages . . . brilliant. Hanging Fire is indeed a classic Western.” —True WestMagazine “This teeth-grinding, bare-knuckling, swash-buckling adventure keeps readers turning pages. A terrific read. Allow plenty of time to read this. It’s hard to put down.” —Roundup Magazine on Hanging Fire “Exceptionally fast-paced and blood-spattered. Full of action, overflowing with defiant characters and deadly gunplay.”—Lansing State Journal on Noose

The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Baldacci
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455506621
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Watch King & Maxwell, TNT's new series based on David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, on Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most shocking case: a high stakes struggle where the relentless needs of national security run up against the absolute limits of the human mind. THE SIXTH MAN Edgar Roy--an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins--en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.

A Killer Plot

A Killer Plot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellery Adams
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187867
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In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story... Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since she came back to town-a return as mysterious as her departure-Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from the eminently charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers, break her writer's block, and even make a few friends... But when townspeople start turning up dead with haiku poems left by the bodies, anyone with a flair for language is suddenly suspect. And it's up to Olivia to catch the killer before she meets her own surprise ending. Watch a Video

My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0385544243
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BOOKER PRIZE NOMINEE • “A taut and darkly funny contemporary noir that moves at lightning speed, it’s the wittiest and most fun murder party you’ve ever been invited to.” —MARIE CLAIRE Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: WL Knightly
Editor: BrixBaxter Publishing
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Detective Darek Blake thought the secrets of his past were long buried, but when a young girl is murdered in a familiar way, finding the killer will not only bring back memories he’s repressed, but give him a golden opportunity to impress the FBI. So, when his partner, Special Agent Lizzy McNamara digs up evidence that’s a little too close to home, he’s shaken to the core. The worst sin he’s ever committed bubbles up, threatening to destroy his future. Are the Zodiac killings a coincidence or is someone toying with him, and if so… who? Warning: This is the first book in a thirteen-book series. Every book has a cliffhanger of some sort as we're telling the story of a serial killer. There will be a book out on the last Thursday of every month until we get to December, where book 13 will reveal everything. We invite you to join us on this year long journey and try as hard as you can to figure out... whodunit! There is cursing, violent situations, a bit of gore and murder in almost every book. Enjoy!!

A Killer by Design

A Killer by Design Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Wolbert Burgess
Editor: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0306924889
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**ONE OF AMAZON'S "BEST TRUE CRIME" BOOKS** **A "BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH" PICK FOR AMAZON (DECEMBER 2021)** **AN APPLE AUDIO "MUST-LISTEN" (DECEMBER 2021)** A vivid behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit and the evolution of criminal profiling, written by the pioneering forensic nurse who transformed the way the FBI studies, profiles, and catches serial killers. Lurking beneath the progressive activism and sex positivity in the 1970-80s, a dark undercurrent of violence rippled across the American landscape. With reported cases of sexual assault and homicide on the rise, the FBI created a specialized team—the “Mindhunters” better known as the Behavioral Science Unit—to track down the country's most dangerous criminals. And yet narrowing down a seemingly infinite list of potential suspects seemed daunting at best and impossible at worst—until Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess stepped on the scene. In A Killer By Design, Burgess reveals how her pioneering research on sexual assault and trauma caught the attention of the FBI, and steered her right into the middle of a chilling serial murder investigation in Nebraska. Over the course of the next two decades, she helped the budding unit identify, interview, and track down dozens of notoriously violent offenders, including Ed Kemper ("The Co-Ed Killer"), Dennis Rader ("("BTK"), Henry Wallace ("The Taco Bell Strangler"), Jon Barry Simonis ("The Ski-Mask Rapist"), and many others. As one of the first women trailblazers within the FBI’s hallowed halls, Burgess knew many were expecting her to crack under pressure and recoil in horror—but she was determined to protect future victims at any cost. This book pulls us directly into the investigations as she experienced them, interweaving never-before-seen interview transcripts and crime scene drawings alongside her own vivid recollections to provide unprecedented insight into the minds of deranged criminals and the victims they left behind. Along the way, Burgess also paints a revealing portrait of a formidable institution on the brink of a seismic scientific and cultural reckoning—and the men forced to reconsider everything they thought they knew about crime. Haunting, heartfelt, and deeply human, A Killer By Design forces us to confront the age-old question that has long plagued our criminal justice system: “What drives someone to kill, and how can we stop them?”

Killing Sarai

Killing Sarai Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. A. Redmerski
Editor: Lonely Raven Studios
ISBN: 1490436529
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Killing Sarai by J. A. Redmerski Summary

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years. Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don't go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another. While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead. As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor's brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

A Fatal Lie

A Fatal Lie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Todd
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062905589
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“If there’s ever been a more complex and compelling hero in crime fiction than Inspector Rutledge, I can’t think of one.” —Jeffery Deaver In one of his most puzzling cases, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge must delve deep into a dead man’s life and his past to find a killer determined to keep dark secrets buried. A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river. The man appears to have fallen from the canal aqueduct spanning the valley. But there is no identification on the body, he isn’t a local, and no one will admit to having seen him before. With little to go on, the village police turn to Scotland Yard for help. When Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent from London to find answers, he is given few clues—a faded military tattoo on the victim’s arm and an unusual label in the collar of his shirt. They eventually lead him to the victim’s identity: Sam Milford. By all accounts, he was a good man and well-respected. Then, why is his death so mysterious? Looking for the truth, Rutledge uncovers a web of lies swirling around a suicidal woman, a child’s tragic fate, and another woman bent on protecting her past. But where among all the lies is the motive for murder? To track a killer, Rutledge must retrace Milford’s last journey. Yet death seems to stalk his every move, and the truth seems to shift at every turn. Man or woman, this murderer stays in the shadows, and it will take desperate measures to lure him—or her—into the light.

A Flicker in the Dark

A Flicker in the Dark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stacy Willingham
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250803837
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A New York Times Bestseller “A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime.” —Karin Slaughter When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath. Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren't actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer? From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.

The Thirst

The Thirst Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jo Nesbo
Editor: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0735272492
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THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS, AND HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD. The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue--fragments of rust and paint in her wounds--leaves the investigating team baffled. Two days later, there's a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene. The chief of police knows there's only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he'd never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger. But there's something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it's like hearing "the voice of a man he was trying not to remember." Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.

Peril from the Past

Peril from the Past Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dana Mentink,Shirlee McCoy
Editor: Harlequin
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An old case brings a new threat Cold Case Pursuit by Dana Mentink Decades after her parents’ murders, Penelope McGregor’s grateful the killer’s finally been identified—until he comes after her. Now Detective Tyler Walker and his K-9 partner, Dusty, must protect Penelope and catch the culprit…while making sure his little girl stays out of the crosshairs. But can the single father outplay a killer whose endgame will leave no one safe? Delayed Justice by Shirlee McCoy Detective Bradley McGregor and his K-9 partner, King, come to the rescue when journalist Sasha Eastman’s targeted by a shooter who looks just like her mother’s murderer. But that killer supposedly died years ago in a shoot-out with the police. Now it’s up to Bradley and King to protect Sasha…but how can they stop a killer who’s already dead? New York Times Bestselling Author Shirlee McCoy Previously published as Cold Case Pursuit and Delayed Justice

Sincerely, Yours

Sincerely, Yours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlotte Barnes
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A serial killer emerges from the past to stalk a witness in a harrowing novel of missteps and madness from the author of Intention and All I See Is You. When Sarah was seventeen years old, she hid in a wardrobe while her mother was murdered in the bedroom. As the weeks and months passed, Sarah gradually moved on from the horror of that night and managed to settle into her changed family life. After the police confirm that her mother was one of three similar victims the case goes cold. Until Sarah receives a letter: “I didn’t know you were there, or I would never have done that. Sincerely, Yours.” And, so begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse as the killer collects more victims and continues to elude police, all the while, sending Sarah letters. As the killer gets closer, Sarah wonders if she comes face to face with him, will she opt for mercy or murder? Praise for the novels of Charlotte Barnes “An addictive read . . . a really well written and enjoyable psychological thriller—highly recommended!!” —Donna’s Book Blog “Well written and smartly plotted with a fine array of characters and a thrilling story . . . Definitely an author to watch!” —Grace J Reviewerlady

Peculiar Activities

Peculiar Activities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Edward Jones
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Junior Detective Henry Ike Pierce is hired to reassess cold-case killings. On the third day of his new job, a dismembered body appears in a local park. The corpse's desecration is like slayings from over two decades ago, and his boss assigns Henry to his first investigation. He must uncover the present-day killer while his boss pushes him to resolve crimes from the past. Henry seeks a killer within a community of rival ethnic groups, refugees from the 1990s Balkan wars. Rumors point to a killer called 'the hooded one.' As his investigation unfolds, the young man from western Virginia's coal country discovers that 'trust' has a flexible definition.

Look Past

Look Past Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Devine
Editor: Running Press
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Someone brutally murdered Mary Mathison, daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor, and Avery, a transgender boy who loved Mary, is bent on finding her killer. He goes to the crime scene to do some investigating, but is quickly put in harm's way. Reluctantly, Avery must move to the sidelines to wait for the police to do their job. However, following Mary's funeral, Avery receives the first in a series of disturbing text messages that can only come from the killer, revealing that Avery is now a target. The killer claims that Mary's murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer's demands are simple and horrific: Avery must repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed. Now Avery is torn between finding the murderer and protecting himself from a killer who is playing a disturbing cat-and-mouse game. Can Avery deny who he is to catch Mary's killer? Or will sacrificing himself be the ultimate betrayal?

Better the Blood

Better the Blood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Bennett
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1398512230
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A DETECTIVE IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH Hana Westerman is a tenacious Ma¯ori detective juggling single motherhood and the pressures of her career in Auckland’s Central Investigation Branch. When she’s led to a crime scene by a mysterious video, she discovers a man hanging in a secret room. As Hana and her team work to track down the killer, other deaths lead her to think that they are searching for New Zealand’s first serial killer. A KILLER IN SEARCH OF RETRIBUTION With little to go on, Hana must use all her experience as a police officer to try and find a motive to these apparently unrelated murders. What she eventually discovers is a link to an historic crime that leads back to the brutal bloody colonisation of New Zealand. A CLASH BETWEEN CULTURE AND DUTY When the pursuit becomes frighteningly personal, Hana realises that her heritage and knowledge are their only keys to finding the killer. THE PAST NEVER TRULY STAYS BURIED But as the murders continue, it seems that the killer's agenda of revenge may include Hana – and her family . . . WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE OF PARADISE.

As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beverly Barton
Editor: Pinnacle Books
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A serial killer survivor is about to confront her attacker once again in this thriller by the New York Times bestselling author. The victims are all found face-down in the creek that runs through Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. Each one is naked, except for the black satin ribbon tied around their necks. And they all share one unmistakable feature—they are all redheads. Socialite Reve Sorrell has come to Cherokee Pointe seeking answers about her shocking connection to Jazzy Talbot. With their good looks and shining red hair, they could be twins—abandoned at birth and raised in very different worlds. But whoever left them for dead thirty years ago isn’t about to let them uncover the truth now. As a serial killer leaves another calling card in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Reve turns to Sheriff Jacob Butler to help her unravel the secrets of her past. But as Reve gets closer to Jacob, a killer gets closer to her…a killer who won’t make the same mistake twice. “A powerful story that kept me up very late—with all the lights on. With a villain you won’t soon forget and nail-biting suspense, As Good as Dead is about as good as it gets.” —Kay Hooper

The Sisters of Tall Pines

The Sisters of Tall Pines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emerald O'Brien
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Two sisters with a troubled past. A murderer with a kill list. How long until he gets to them? Grace was seven years old when her sister told her she saw a dead body in their childhood foster home. Between that and the drug trafficking her foster father was eventually arrested for, it’s no surprise that Grace wound up a detective. But Grace’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her current homicide investigation is connected to similar murders in the neighbouring city of Amherst. Is she chasing a serial killer? Going back to the city where she began her career is complicated to say the least—her old colleagues seem hellbent on jamming her up. Grace’s sister Madigan isn’t a detective in the official sense, but that doesn’t stop her from answering a call for help from John Talbot, another child who spent time in the same foster home. John believes someone is after him…and it might be related to a crime their foster father committed—one that was never pinned on him. It’s not the first time John has dragged Madigan into a dangerous situation, but her loyalty knows no bounds. When the sisters discover their foster father was murdered in prison, their goals shift to staying alive. It seems that anyone with a connection to their past is in danger. Someone is tying up loose ends…and fast. It’s a race against time. And it will take more than the bonds they’ve forged to survive. Lovers of Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot, Allison Brennan, Melinda Leigh, and Meghan O'Flynn are sure to enjoy this gripping, heart-wrenching, and totally unpredictable series by Emerald O'Brien.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Grann
Editor: Vintage
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Candy Cane Murder

Candy Cane Murder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Levine,Joanne Fluke,Leslie Meier
Editor: Kensington Books
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’Tis the season for suspicion in thesethree Christmas crime-solving confections—with recipes! “Entertaining…a sweet holiday treat for mystery lovers.”—Publishers Weekly ’Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of whodunits, murder is also paying a visit… Candy Cane Murder by New York Times-bestselling author Joanne Fluke When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle… The Dangers of Candy Canes by Laura Levine A wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane. Now it’s up to Jaine Austen to sift through a long list of scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stockings to expose a murderer… Candy Canes Of Christmas Past by New York Times-bestselling author Leslie Meier Lucy Stone must learn the mystery of a glass candy cane found smashed to bits near a corpse—to unlock the doors of Christmas past and find a killer who got away with murder. Includes over 10 luscious holiday recipes! Scrumptious praise for Candy Cane Murder: “Like a box of holiday chocolates, this recipe-studded assortment gives all readers a crack at their favorites.”—Kirkus Reviews “Delicious…will have your mouth watering.”—Romantic Times

Last Seen

Last Seen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kent Harrington
Editor: Polis Books
ISBN: 1951709535
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Detective Michael O’Higgins and Detective Marvin Lee In August, San Francisco is a cold beauty...and the perfect place for a killer targeting young women visiting the Bay Area. The latest victim is Emma Barre, a deaf French teenager. Emma is also brilliant and due to enter one of France’s best universities. But Emma, just seventeen, has disappeared while visiting the City’s famous Pier 39 with her parents. The extremely well known and heavily visited tourist attraction is the site of all the killer’s previous abductions. Somehow, this psychopath is able to spirit his victims away despite the attraction being full of visitors from all over the world. Her only hope is troubled SFPD Detective Michael O'Higgins, currently taking Acid as part of an experimental program for PSTD patients. but can O'Higgins see clearly enough to track down an elusive killer, or will mind-altering substances prevent him from doing his sworn duty? As O'Higgins closes in, he will come face-to-face with both the trauma that ruptured his own life, and a killer hell-bent on ending that of a young girl. LAST SEEN is a riveting novel of suspense that packs an emotional wallop--think Fellini meets Elmore Leonard with a soundtrack by Nina Simone. Buckle up...

Scarred

Scarred Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Enger
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451616511
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From the internationally bestselling author of Burned and Pierced comes a dark, thrilling novel that pits a crime reporter against demons from his past—and a killer with a keen taste for revenge. A brutal killing: An elderly woman is found murdered in a nursing home in Oslo. Bjarne Brogeland, who heads up the investigation, soon realizes that he is on the trail of a meticulous killer who has only just begun his work… An anonymous threat: Trine Juul-Osmundsen, Norway’s Secretary of State, is accused of sexually harassing a young male politician. As the allegations cause a media frenzy, Trine receives an anonymous threat telling her to resign. If she doesn’t, the truth about what she really did that night will be revealed… A man on a mission: Embittered reporter Henning Juul finds himself torn between the two high profile cases. He wants to help Trine, who is his estranged sister, but as he digs into their shared past he discovers memories that haunt them both. Memories of a broken home. Memories of a dead father. And as the two cases collide, both of their worlds fall apart…

And the Killer Is . . .

And the Killer Is . . . Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. A. McKevett
Editor: Kensington Cozies
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PI Savannah Reid has delved into the ugly side of SoCal’s celebrity culture more than once. But the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency may have bitten off more than they can chew when a Hollywood legend makes a deadly comeback . . . It will be a cold day in San Carmelita before Savannah skips over a high-profile homicide case, especially one attached to a tasty reward. But when 90-year-old former silver screen siren Lucinda Faraday is murdered inside her derelict mansion, serving justice comes with unsavory risks. The fallen star, considered one of the most beautiful women of her time, was found strangled by a pair of vintage stockings amid a hoard of garbage and priceless memorabilia. Now, Lucinda is making headlines again—and, like in the past, her name is connected with the worst kind of scandal . . . As a quest for answers reveals sleazy secrets about the victim’s history, the Moonlight Magnolia Agency soon discover that corruption, addiction, and blackmail were as rampant in the good old days of Hollywood as in the present—maybe even more so. Balancing a suspect list longer than the Lucinda’s acting credits and evidence that could destroy the reputation of people still alive, can Savannah outsmart the culprit before she or someone else get reduced to tabloid fodder next?

Hostage Moon

Hostage Moon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: AJ Quinn
Editor: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602826048
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Everything can change in a heartbeat. Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date—the night of October’s full moon—also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon. Sara Wilder, a psychologist and former FBI profiler, is brought in to help Hunter unravel the connection between her past and a ruthless killer. But as the search for the killer intensifies, both women find themselves struggling with an unexpected and undeniably mutual attraction. In a race against time, can they survive a killer who is willing to use anything—even love—to further his own agenda?

Crackers

Crackers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shahana Suria Ramesh
Editor: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 1543758290
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Dorothy Davis, an eighteen-year-old girl still struggling in moving on with her tragic past that happened five years ago. And Dory is having unexplainable visions of white roses ever since an accident happened... On the other hand, Edgewood became a cursed town as a killer is on his hunt for his next victim. However, Dory soon finds out that secrets buried in her life is a killer’s dark past. Introducing Dorothy and her friends called The Crackers on a mission of trapping a serial killer!

Bike Path Rapist

Bike Path Rapist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Schober,Del Dennis Ano
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599217368
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For nearly three decades, a series of rapes and murders occurred around Western New York by a nameless, faceless man dubbed “The Bike Path Rapist” by local media. Authorities had his DNA and knew his tendency to use a ligature, but could never capture the elusive criminal. His first known attacks were in the mid-1980s, continuing regularly through 1994. After a twelve-year gap, in September 2006, he returned by strangling and killing a 45-year-old mother along a rural bike path. While investigating the case, Buffalo Homicide Detective and task force member Dennis Delano reviewed unsolved rape cases from the past thirty years. He concluded that the Bike Path Rapist's span of attacks stretched back even further, into the 1970s. Delano learned that a different man, Anthony Capozzi, had been convicted of two rapes in 1985 and was still imprisoned 22 years later. Members of the task force interviewed Capozzi, who is schizophrenic. Delano and his colleagues believed the wrong man was in jail, but had no hard evidence to secure a release. After working tirelessly on behalf of a convicted man, DNA slides were discovered at a local medical center. Capozzi was exonerated and released before Easter 2007. Bike Path Rapist: A Cop's Firsthand Account of Catching the Killer Who Terrorized a Community will examine the complex and compelling story inside the investigation of a thirty-year string of serial rapes and killings. With detailed information culled from interviews, police reports and insights from Delano and his colleagues on an elite task force that solved the crime, the book will blend the drama of Cold Case and CSI with a behind-the-scenes look at investigative techniques and angles examined by investigators.

Broken

Broken Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Betsy Reavley
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504071514
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A hauntingly horrific tale of a troubled young woman who escapes—into a nightmare . . . Not everyone can be saved . . . Annabel, a troubled young woman trying to put her life back together, decides to take a trip to England’s coast to clear her head and get away from her mother. But when she arrives in the little seaside town, she discovers a series of grisly murders have taken place and police are searching for a twisted killer. After a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger, Jude, the course of her life changes, and soon she finds peace in a world away from the misery she has known. But when Jude comes under suspicion from the police, and her idyllic world is threatened, Annabel’s happy existence starts to become a nightmare. Can Annabel escape her painful past or is her fate sealed? And why is she haunted by horrific visions when she seems on the verge of finding happiness? This astonishing novel will take you on a shattering journey through Annabel’s fight for survival and will ask if the greatest threat we pose is to ourselves. This is a revised edition of a book previously published as Beneath The Watery Moon. Suitable for readers over 18 only. This book contains graphic scenes and of acts of violence which some readers may find disturbing.

Murder: Past Tense

Murder: Past Tense Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret J. Carr
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MURDER: PAST TENSE On the very night the world learns of the assassination of an American president a young girl runs away from home. The fourteen year old is escaping from a life time of abuse by her stepfather. She cannot know what lies ahead of her, only that she is leaving behind the man she has loathed for years, and who she has left bleeding on the kitchen floor after plunging a knife into him. Jenny makes a new life for herself, hopeful that the police will never arrest her for the murder of Ernie. Thirty years on and Sophie Curtiss is visiting old friends in the small market town of Willowford. When a woman is found dead a vicious blackmailer is uncovered, and Sophie and her friends are inexplicably drawn in to the mystery. But who is the killer? There appears to be quite a number of people who are glad to see her dead. An arrest, then another death and it is only when Sophie accidental stumbles on the details of a past crime that the truth is uncovered....

Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D.K. Hood
Editor: Bookouture
ISBN: 1800192576
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She wakes to the sound of footsteps outside her secluded home. Moving toward the window, she scans the dark woods around her and freezes. A tall figure in a long dark coat holds a crossbow pointed right at her. She blinks as lightning cracks overhead. But when she opens her eyes, the figure has vanished… When the body of a man is found in the dense forest surrounding Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton immediately sees disturbing similarities with a past case—the same murder weapon, the remote beauty spot, and the way the victim is perched against a tree with no sign of a struggle. But the killer in that case was jailed for life. Jenna suspects a copycat killer and her fears are confirmed when, during the town’s Halloween festival, the bodies of two tourists are found further down the remote trail. They too had been hunted down and murdered in another picturesque spot and all Jenna can hope is that the man behind bars can help her catch the twisted monster behind these new deaths. As she comes face to face with the vicious murderer who has haunted her dreams for years, she is sure he knows more than he’s telling her. Looking deep into Jenna’s eyes, as if they’re two old friends catching up, he promises to take his final revenge on her for locking him up. But before she can learn more, he is dragged away by prison guards. When a sudden emergency call takes Jenna and her deputy David Kane deep into the woods, Jenna senses something is very wrong about the situation. As a strange calmness falls over the forest, a familiar face emerges from the shadows. Will this killer be the one who finally takes down Sheriff Alton, and can they make it out of the forest alive? If you love heart-racing crime books by authors like Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this exciting thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood. **Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone** What readers are saying about Cross My Heart: “Wow!… A real heart-pounder!… It had intrigue, suspense and lots of heart-pounding moments! Lots of twists and turns and definitely some jaw-dropping moments!” Sassy Southern Book Blog, 5 stars “Hold, please, while I catch my breath… Holy smokes! This is one intense ride… I stayed up to 2am and I had to force myself to go to sleep. Then I woke up and needed to finish it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Amazing and brilliant… Had chills running a marathon up and down my spine.” Bforbookreview, 5 stars “OMG! This drew me in quickly… I devoured this… A captivating roller coaster of a book.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Exceptional… OMG, a fast-paced book that keeps you on the edge of your seat… Oh my word, this one was brilliant.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Page-turner from the start!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Wasn’t that a roller coaster ride! Fasten your seatbelts readers, it’s a gloriously bumpy ride.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Another thrill ride… The action starts and doesn’t let up. It’s intense, dark and full of suspense.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Loved it!… What a thriller… These books give me chills… It does not slow down and keeps you on your toes… An intense thriller!” When The Book Ends, 5 stars “This book had me up past my bedtime… Be prepared – you’re in for a wild ride.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “I was on the edge of my seat… I love this author. I love this series. Each book is fabulous… I love everything about it.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “An absolute heart-hammering cracker.” Carla Kovach, 5 stars

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