The Coast to Coast Murders

The Coast to Coast Murders
Author: James Patterson,J. D. Barker
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780316457439
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Release: 2020-09-21
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A detective and FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case—but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in this intense thriller. Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown—Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology—they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. Their parents are public intellectuals, an Ivy League clinical psychologist and a renowned psychiatrist, and they brought up their adopted children in a rarefied, experimental environment. It sheltered them from the world's harsh realities, but it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs. In Los Angeles, Detective Garrett Dobbs and FBI Agent Jessica Gimble have joined forces to work a murder that seems like a dead cinch. Their chief suspect is quickly identified and apprehended --but then there's another killing just like the one they've been investigating. And another. And not just in Los Angeles—the spree spreads across the country. The Fitzgerald family comes to the investigators' attention, but Dobbs and Gimble are at a loss—if one of the four is involved, which Fitzgerald might it be? From coastal California to upstate New York, Dobbs and Gimble race against time and across state lines to stop an ingenious and deeply deranged killer—one whose dark and twisted appetites put them outside the range of logic or experience.

The Coast to Coast Murders

The Coast to Coast Murders
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781473579835
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Release: 2020-09-21
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER From coastal California to upstate New York, a killer is plotting a devastating path of destruction . . . Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a troubling past. Both adopted, and now adults - Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology - they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. When a young woman is found murdered in Michael's LA apartment, he is the chief suspect and quickly arrested. But then there's another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA - as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer. Racing against time, the LAPD and FBI desperately search for a way to prevent a string of murders that seems unstoppable. _______________________________ Readers love The Coast-to-Coast Murders: 'This is James Patterson at his breathtaking best' ***** 'Sits right up there with the best of the best . . . utterly unputdownable' ***** 'Full of twists and turns . . . I was completely thrown at the end' ***** 'A fast-paced thriller of epic proportions. Utterly brilliant' ***** 'Gripping from the first page to the last, this book has it all' ***** 'A fascinating, intricate storyline that wends and weaves and left me breathless' ***** 'Patterson does it again . . . I was gripped from start to end' ***** 'Has you on the edge of your seat . . . the short chapters power the plot along at lightning speed; you simply can't put it down' ***** 'You really can't go wrong with a James Patterson novel, and this one didn't disappoint' ***** 'A rollercoaster of a ride' ***** 'Beyond stellar' ***** 'Had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish' ***** 'Like reading a blockbuster movie . . . Brilliantly written' **** 'Will keep you guessing until the very end' **** 'Twisted, jaw dropping, eye popping . . . You cannot relax for a second' ****

American Murder Houses

American Murder Houses
Author: Steve Lehto
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101593011
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Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

The Midwife Murders

The Midwife Murders
Author: James Patterson,Richard DiLallo
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781538703663
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this psychological thriller, a missing patient raises concerns in a New York hospital, but as others start disappearing every dark possibility becomes more and more likely. To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it's her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try. Rumors begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.

Three Women Disappear

Three Women Disappear
Author: James Patterson,Shan Serafin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316541626
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Release: 2020-10-26
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sarah, his personal chefAnna, his wifeSerena, his maid Accountant Anthony Costello has a talent for manipulating both numbers and people, turning losses into profits, enemies into allies -- and vice versa. When Costello is found murdered in his own home, three suspects had motive. All three had access to his home. And all three women are missing. Are they in the wind -- or in the grave? Eyes are on Detective Sean Walsh, whose personal connection to the case is stronger than leads to solve it. Neither the powerful bankroll behind Costello nor Walsh's vengeful superior officer can budge the investigation, yet as Walsh continues to dig, he uncovers even more reasons the women have to stay hidden -- from the law, and from each other.

The Cornish Coast Murder

The Cornish Coast Murder
Author: John Bude
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781464206528
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Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder "The combination of bracing Cornish cliffs and seascapes with cozy interiors and a cerebral mystery makes this one of the most deservedly resurrected titles in the British Library Crime Classics series." —Booklist STARRED review 'Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature—himself in one armchair, a police officer in another, and between them a mystery.' The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside—but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. The vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the Reverend Dodd is on hand, and ready to put his keen understanding of the criminal mind to the test. This classic mystery novel of the golden age of British crime fiction is set against the vividly described backdrop of a fishing village on Cornwall's Atlantic coast. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s with an introduction by award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards.

Murder Goes to Market

Murder Goes to Market
Author: Daisy Bateman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781645060277
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Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you had asked computer programmer Claudia Simcoe what she expected to come of her leaving San Francisco for the California coast to open a farm-to-table marketplace, “assembles a mismatched team to investigate a murder” would not have been her first guess. Lori Roth is one of the tenants of the market, or she had been until Claudia learned that the hands making her “hand-dyed” textiles belong to overseas factory workers. Claudia terminates Lori’s lease, but her hopes that this will be the last she sees of her problem tenant are dashed when she arrives at the marketplace the next morning to find Lori dead, hit over the head with a jar of pickles and strangled with a cheese wire. The police chief thinks Claudia looks like an easy pick to be the killer, and he closes the marketplace to put the pressure on her. So, Claudia has no choice but to solve the mystery herself. Relying on the tech skills from her previous life and some help from her quirky new friends, Claudia races to save her business and herself before the killer adds her to the region’s local, artisanal murders.

And the Sea Will Tell

And the Sea Will Tell
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780393079692
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Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Grips you by the throat from beginning to end."—Cleveland Plain Dealer ALONE WITH HER NEW HUSBAND on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime story. Only Vincent Bugliosi, who recounted his successful prosecution of mass murderer Charles Manson in the bestseller Helter Skelter, was able to draw together the hundreds of conflicting details of the mystery and reconstruct what really happened when four people found hell in a tropical paradise. And the Sea Will Tell reconstructs the events and subsequent trial of a riveting true murder mystery, and probes into the dark heart of a serpentine scenario of death.

Coast To coast Murd air ire exp

Coast To coast Murd  air ire exp
Author: James PATTERSON
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1529125189
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Century
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

There's a killer on the road, and nobody is safe. Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown - Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology -- they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. When a young woman is found murdered in Michael's LA apartment, he becomes the chief suspect and is quickly apprehended. But then there's another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA - as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer. The murders are clearly linked, but the killer is more ingenious than anyone could expect, and false leads will leave the LAPD and FBI completely baffled at how to prevent a string of murders that seem unstoppable.

Murder Machine

Murder Machine
Author: Gene Mustain,Jerry Capeci
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101665886
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Release: 1993-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The inside story of a single Brooklyn gang that killed more Americans than the Iraqi army."—Mike McAlary, columnist, New York Post They were the DeMeo gang—the most deadly hit men in organized crime. Their Mafia higher-ups came to know, use, and ultimately fear them as the Murder Machine. They killed for profit and for pleasure, following cold-blooded plans and wild whims, from the mean streets of New York to the Florida Gold Coast, and from coast to coast. Now complete with personal revelations of one of the key players, this is the savage story that leaves no corpse unturned in its terrifying telling. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

The Other Mrs

The Other Mrs
Author: Mary Kubica
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488099601
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Give the gift of reading this holiday season! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Coming to Netflix! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY · PEOPLE MAGAZINE · MARIE CLAIRE · HUFFINGTON POST · POPSUGAR · BUSTLE · SHEREADS · BOOK RIOT · HELLOGIGGLES · GOODREADS · WORTH · CHATELAINE Propulsive and addictive, and perfect for fans of “You,” The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light. “Altogether unpredictable.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author “Brilliant!” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish “Kubica’s best book yet.” —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of An Anonymous Girl Look for these other pulse-pounding thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica: The Good Girl Pretty Baby Don’t You Cry Every Last Lie When the Lights Go Out

The 9th Judgment

The 9th Judgment
Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780316088176
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Release: 2010-04-26
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Women's Murder Club takes on two deranged killers, but Detective Lindsay Boxer begins to wonder if the mysterious case is also breaking apart her closest friendships. During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. With two deranged killers on the loose Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop the insane killers. But someone is leaking information to the press-details that only those on the inside could know. As allegations fly that Lindsay is the source, she has to wonder: how much she can trust her closest friends?

The Last Protector James Marwood Cat Lovett Book 4

The Last Protector  James Marwood   Cat Lovett  Book 4
Author: Andrew Taylor
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780008325534
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Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ashes of London comes the next book in the phenomenally successful series following James Marwood and Cat Lovett.

The Sea Glass Murders

The Sea Glass Murders
Author: Timothy Cole
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781610353755
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Linden Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A headless corpse tossed in a dumpster unites a small-town cop and a formidable retired lady spy to track a killer in a wealthy New England neighborhood. A decapitated body burned to a crisp might be found in any dumpster in any city in America, but not in the aristocratic Gold Coast community of Westport, Connecticut. Local cop Tony DeFranco dutifully collects evidence, knowing that the State Police will take over the case. But when the state investigator tries to cover up the murder, DeFranco starts a rogue investigation. DeFranco forms an alliance with retired CIA case officer Dasha Petrov, whose elderly, ladylike appearance masks a lifetime’s experience with violence and deception. As the body count mounts, DeFranco relies on Dasha’s insights and skills acquired over decades of global troubleshooting to stop a killer operating at the pinnacle of American power. A glimpse at the sordid underside of position and wealth, The Sea Glass Murders is an action mystery with an immersive, fast-paced plot and unforgettable characters.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water
Author: Anita Shreve
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780316789974
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Release: 1997
Editor: Little Brown & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tale of marital intrigue. The protagonist is a woman photographer sent to investigate an old murder on an island. She takes along her husband, the husband's brother and the brother's girlfriend. Problems arise when the husband develops an interest in the other woman. By the author of Resistance.

The Aosawa Murders

The Aosawa Murders
Author: Riku Onda
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781912242252
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Release: 2020-01-03
Editor: Bitter Lemon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a stormy summer day the Aosawas, owners of a prominent local hospital, host a large birthday party. The occasion turns into tragedy when 17 people die from cyanide in their drinks. The only surviving links to what might have happened are a cryptic verse that could be the killer's, and the physician's bewitching blind daughter, Hisako, the only person spared injury. But the youth who emerges as the prime suspect commits suicide that October, effectively sealing his guilt while consigning his motives to mystery. The police are convinced that Hisako had a role in the crime, as are many in the town, including the author of a bestselling book about the murders written a decade after the incident, who was herself a childhood friend of Hisako’ and witness to the discovery of the murders. The truth is revealed through a skilful juggling of testimony by different voices: family members, witnesses and neighbours, police investigators and of course the mesmerizing Hisako herself.

Murder on Brittany Shores

Murder on Brittany Shores
Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250142191
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder. Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye. Steeped in the enchanting atmosphere of Brittany and peppered with wry humor, Murder on Brittany Shores is a superbly plotted mystery that marks the return of Jean-Luc Bannalec's international bestselling series starring the cantankerous, coffee-swigging Commissaire Dupin.

I ll Be Gone in the Dark

I ll Be Gone in the Dark
Author: Michelle McNamara
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062916310
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Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR 6-PART HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | Anthony Award Winner | SCIBA Book Award Winner | Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be

She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be
Author: J. D. Barker
Pages: 774
ISBN: 1734210419
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Release: 2020-03-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster. Stranger Things is for children. This is '80s throwback horror at its best.

The Fourth Monkey

The Fourth Monkey
Author: J. D. Barker
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780544969940
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called “a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.” Two days to save her . . . For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. One day . . . As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows that even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. Zero. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out as the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller. “Creepy, scary . . . and impossible to put down! The Fourth Monkey is everything a thriller should be—a must-read!”—Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author of Law and Disorder “A twisted, movie-worthy serial killer thriller.”—Crime by the Book