Category: Police Procedurals

The Wench is Dead (Inspector Morse 8) by Colin Dexter

By Colin Dexter

It is just to entertain himself within the clinic that the impatient Inspector Morse opens the little booklet referred to as homicide at the Oxford Canal. yet so interesting is the tale it tells--of the infamous 1859 homicide of Joanna Franks aboard the canal boat Barbara Bray--that now not even Morse's beautiful nurses can distract him from it. was once Joanna particularly raped and murdered through fellow passengers? Morse believes the lads hanged for the crime have been blameless. Now, in a single of the main wonderful investigations of his occupation, Morse units out to piece jointly the shattered previous, hoping to show the stunning fact in regards to the Barbara Bray--and a gorgeous wench who's travelling in the direction of her loss of life.

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Secrets of the Dead by Tom Harper

By Tom Harper

The definitely compelling new mystery from the writer of The Lazarus Vault.To succeed in the dwelling, navigate the dead.In a villa at the coast of Montenegro, Abby Cormac witnesses the brutal homicide of her lover, diplomat Michael Lascaris. the very last thing she recalls is a gun pointed at once at her. She wakes to discover herself on the centre of a diplomatic nightmare. each person desires a solution yet nobody desires to hear. Even her employers on the international workplace think she's hiding anything. She is totally alone.As Abby attempts to piece jointly the previous few months of Michael's existence with a view to get on the fact, she quickly realises that he wasn't really what he appeared. What precisely was once his dating with essentially the most ruthless males within the Balkans - a conflict legal who hasn't ever been delivered to justice? And what hyperlinks Michael's present to her of a gold necklace with its Christian monogram, a 4th century manuscript left within the shadow of Emperor Constantine's palace at Trier and an inscription on a tomb in Rome?When Abby investigates additional, it turns into transparent that somebody desires to suppress a mystery, one who has been stored hidden for hundreds of years. and they'll cease at not anything to do so.From the Paperback variation.

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Time's Witness by Michael Malone

By Michael Malone

Street-smart and easy police leader Cuddy Mangum and his sophisticated murder detective Justin Savile V are decided to maintain their town’s cultural, political and racial divisions stable…even peaceable. but if a tender black activist is murdered whereas within the technique of battling for his brother’s freedom from loss of life row, the strains preserving Hillston, North Carolina, in stability begin to crumble.Thrust right into a soiled political crusade and torn among his morals and his love for the rich and gorgeous spouse of an up-and-coming flesh presser, Cuddy needs to discover the secrets and techniques that lie in his personal backyard.From high-powered and chic kingdom membership ballrooms to darkish and unsafe bar room corners, Malone weaves a secret of plot and position the place the adaptation among sturdy and evil and correct and flawed occasionally turn into vague.

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L.A. Rex by Will Beall

By Will Beall

A gritty and ferocious novel written by means of Will Beall, an LAPD officer who keeps to patrol the streets he writes approximately. L.A. Rex is the tale of Ben Halloran, a possible fresh-faced rookie assigned to the 77th Division, L.A.'s such a lot violent precinct, nonetheless reeling from the Rodney King riots. Partnered with old-school cop Miguel Marquez, the 2 plunge speedy and deep into the city's burgeoning gang war—and it quickly turns into transparent that they may not have the ability to emerge back until Ben faces the demons he is operating from as soon as and for all. Bristling with the strength and authenticity of the author's studies as a operating policeman in South critical L.A., this can be a literary mystery that does not simply spread. It explodes.

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The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Book 4) by Jeffery Deaver

By Jeffery Deaver

LINCOLN RHYME RETURNS! First brought within the spine-chilling novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with remarkable forensic sleuthing -- all performed from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his actual incapacity together with his brains -- and the legs and arms of his outstanding and lovely protégée, Amelia Sachs. it really is Amelia who "walks the grid" for Rhyme, appearing as his eyes and ears for the famously risky and tough circumstances chronicled in Jeffery Deaver's bestselling novels The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and The Empty Chair.

Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in The Stone Monkey. Recruited to aid the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization provider practice the approximately very unlikely, Lincoln and Amelia be capable to song down a shipment send headed for brand spanking new York urban and wearing dozen unlawful chinese language immigrants, in addition to the infamous human smuggler and killer often called "the Ghost." but if the Ghost's trap is going disastrously mistaken, Lincoln and Amelia locate themselves in a race opposed to time: to prevent the Ghost ahead of he can song down and homicide the 2 surviving households who've escaped from the send and vanished deep into the labyrinthine international of recent York City's Chinatown.

Over the following harrowing forty-eight hours, the Ghost brilliantly and ruthlessly hunts for the households, whereas Rhyme, aided by way of a unusual policeman from mainland China, struggles to discover them prior to they die, and Amelia Sachs pursues a truly various type of police paintings -- forming a reference to one of many immigrants which could have results going to the center of her dating together with her accomplice and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.

The Stone Monkey abounds with Deaver's recognized emblems: completely unforeseen plot twists, breakneck pacing, and characters who're heartbreakingly actual, reminding us once more why humans hailed him as "the grasp of ticking-bomb suspense" and Publishers Weekly referred to as him the "most smart plotter at the planet."

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8 in the Box: A Novel of Suspense by Raffi Yessayan

By Raffi Yessayan

The harrowing scene is often an identical: the house of a unmarried girl, no symptoms of pressured access, no facts of an interloper, and no victim—only a bath full of blood. Newly promoted murder detective Angel Alves desires to make his mark within the division and a distinction at the streets, yet monitoring this elusive serial killer sorely demanding situations his dedication and abilities. in the meantime, assistant DA Conrad Darget has his personal palms complete mentoring an formidable younger legislation scholar and rallying his fellow lawyers of their day-by-day court battles. With every one new assault the twisted secret simply deepens, and the starvation for answers—and action—intensifies. No sane brain may understand the darkish layout at the back of all of it. And not anyone can expect the ultimate fateful strokes that would bring about a surprising endgame.

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