First, Linus has trouble convincing authorities that this diminutive individual is even a killer. Linus Hather is a maximum security prison guard by day, and spends time with his computer and his ring-tailed lemur at night. Finding this killer before he kills again becomes his mission. He begins his search at the local library and ends up on three different continents looking for the stealthiest killer on Earth. Then the body of an elderly lady is found in her home, with a cause for suspicious death. A newly promoted Detective Sergeant arrives but she is not as much an asset as a distraction.
In different locations, two girls are brutally attacked and it is thought the events might be linked but how is not clear.
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One or two local rogues could be responsible and are prime suspects. Arrests are to be made when a brutal attack on the occupants of the flat is discovered. One person is dead with horrific injuries and another is fighting for life. A young boy is stabbed and an elderly lady is taken hostage at knifepoint in a subway. Dylan is called to take charge. Whilst Dylan is confronted by a madman, Jen goes into labour alone and collapses unconscious.
Both are life threatening situations that need a quick resolution, and once again Dylan is spinning numerous plates at once. Can he work with the big-city detective brought in to assist?
Will he be able to solve the crime without revealing the secrets of his citizens? Her writing is tight, fast, and highly entertaining. But I had no idea Libby was so versatile. The collection of stories — all previously published — offer a wide variety of styles, tones, and topics. And, of course, Noir.
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In the wake of a discovery that rocks the archaeological world, three strangers meet for the first time in the mountains of central Switzerland. Their mission soon finds them on the chase of a lifetime. From the Great Pyramids of Egypt through the wilds of Antarctica, they circle the globe on the heels of a mystery thousands of years in the making, pursued by forces intent on their destruction, proving once and for all that there are some mysteries in this world too dangerous to be solved… …for in the darkness waits a terrifying menace.
When former war photographer Jules Larson braves a panic attack to jog beyond her five-block safety zone in Central Park, she runs right into a murder scene. Eager to prove herself, Casey does whatever it takes to get answers, from pretending to be pregnant to fawning over a hairless cat. As she runs into one dead end after another, Casey wonders whether she should have left her retail job. Determined to show that she can do the PI thing, Casey refuses to give up, chases down every lead, and snags herself a girlfriend along the way. In a world where humans and paranormals exist, there are bound to be problems.
Tonight is no exception. Start with a dead woman in a bathtub drained of all her blood, toss in a fanatical father who hates paranormals and wants her off the case, no love life, and Stone has her hands full. Sam is an Ancient: gifted with longevity, acute senses, and fast reflexes. She will need all of that, as her investigation unearths clues that another Ancient may be responsible for the murder — a murder that could start a war between the races. When Jillian Keating is arrested for the murder of her missing boyfriend, Ryan Cornell, she has two immediate questions: Why did he frame her—-and where is he hiding?
Using her own ingenuity, plus the help of a resourceful lady lawyer and a dashing young private investigator, Jillian discovers the surprising—and disturbing—answers. Her boyfriend is not what he appears to be. The real Ryan, consumed with hate, has devised an ingenious scheme to destroy her while he escapes into the past via a hidden time travel portal. But even knowing all this, Jillian is left with a more difficult question: How can she capture Ryan and bring him back? If they succeed, she will go free. But if they fail, Jillian will surely face murder charges for the death of Ryan Cornell.
It begins with a sea lion committing sexual harassment and ends with the avenging spirit of Steve McQueen. In between, a nudist mascot, a Kansas hick with an eBay streak, and a beautiful marine biologist. Is there any other kind? Refusing to give in to reality or climate, he buys his Hawaiian shirts at Goodwill and his cars topless.
Always one sandal step ahead of his bills, his ex-girlfriend and the occasional cop looking to make a monthly ticket quota, Poe is living life just the way he likes it: roof rertracted and relaxed. But that all changes one morning when he discovers marine biologist Callista Walker being harassed by a sea lion in a way they never discussed in college.
As a humor columnist, high school teacher, former newspaper reporter, hotel manager, aquarium diver, stand-up comedian, retired Disney On Ice performer and professional mascot, Barton Grover Howe has combined his experiences and skills from all of those environments to create a novel with a voice like no other.
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One that will leave you laughing and loving every wet minute on the Oregon coast. He only has to find her first. Someone else does silence him, though — for good. With a dead clown in her storeroom and murdered with one of her craft items, Jo becomes the prime suspect. She works to clear her name, unaware that the crafty killer is ready to do anything it takes to stop her — including murder!
Includes directions for a craft project! Parker Holt has started gobbling up properties housing small businesses in town, and Jo worries that her Craft Corner shop will be next. Anxious to clear him and his workers, Jo and her beading crafters set to work. Motives are dissected as necklaces are created, and Jo follows a chain of clues back into the past, hoping to unknot the current crime — and catch a murderer before he pulls any more deadly strings.
Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime. Beirut, Eccentric American billionaire Zane Smith is quite entranced by tattooed dancer known only as the Dark Lily. In fact, he is so entranced that he takes her back to his hotel room for a private performance. But why would an exotic dancer attempt to snatch an invitation to an embassy party for herself?
And who is the mysterious Dark Lily? This is a novelette of words or approximately 32 print pages. Before dying, he got the both of them involved in a nasty game of Hollywood blackmail.
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Her lawyer might have more allegiance to the shadowy figure footing the bill than to her. And her sister does something Drusilla can only hope they live to regret. Drusilla had better figure out who killed Colin before everything comes apart and the police figure out who she really is. New job. New town. New life. Risky Business is big at the box office, Journey is on the radio, and Sharlah Webbs luck is finally turning.
Or she thinks it is, until the day she comes home from her waitressing job to find police cars in her driveway and her boyfriend, Brian Lowry, in jail on drug charges. Suddenly, shes got all kinds of trouble. Shes broke, Brians family blames her for his arrest, and a hurricane is bearing down on their Texas Gulf Coast town. Even worse, Brian refuses to cooperate with the police and wont tell her why.
It soon becomes clear that his secrets have put them both in jeopardy. As the danger grows, so does Sharlahs confusion. Is Brian not the man she thought he was? Can she trust the police? Brians family? Should she stay put, or flee the approaching storm? Smart and self-reliant, Sharlah embarks on her own search for answers.
Then one fateful decision launches a mystery that will take years to unravel. Identity: A novel of suspense, love and finding your true self. How they met is explained in this short story. The Murder of Katie Boyle takes place when Georgia was still a police officer. Sheer delight. Bright, breezy, and witty. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house—someone who has something to hide.
But the answers the trio find only point to more questions.
Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder? The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept.
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Especially when they hit close to home! Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, Closing the Circle As she closes in on the killer, his kills become even more gruesome, violating every rule of common decency in his quest for inspiration.