When Mad Annie, the one black resident in London's seedy Graham Road, is found dead in the street, the official verdict is that she was struck by a truck. Mrs Ranelagh is sure Annie was murdered, but her attempts to force an investigation are met with a hate campaign that makes her and her husband leave the country.
In a world of danger and deception, she walks the line--between seductive passion and scandalous murder... Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all--and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire--and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about--except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.
As Minette Walter’s The Chameleon’s Shadow opens, twenty-six year old British Lieutenant Charles Acland and his men are patrolling the Baghdad to Basra highway in an armored reconnaissance truck. Suddenly, several roadside improvised explosive devices produce a blast that demolishes their vehicle. Charles, the sole survivor, is left with one eye and a horribly disfigured face. When he wakes up in the hospital, he has no memory of the tragedy.
This book is a remarkable example of Victorian detective, written by an American author, Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935). The inspirer of Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Mary Roberts Rinehart and other luminaries, this American author was the first female writer of detective fiction and a mystery novelist. She is marked out by the intricate accurate plots, which keep the reader intrigued till the very end. Initials Only is one of the books you can’t tear yourself away, especially if you are a British mystery lover.
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan is confused as to how she got where she is. Somehow, Brennan is badly injured and tied securely in what appears to be an underground tomb. As she regains her senses, slowly flashes of what happened to her begin to appear in her mind. Based on an anonymous tip to authorities, Brennan arrived in Chicago with Andrew Ryan of the Serete du Quebec where she is being accused of erring in her autopsy of Canadian heiress Rose Jurmain. Meanwhile back in her Montreal lab, Brennan links Jurmain's death to the brutal murders of other elderly women by a particularly nasty serial killer. As she explores her premise further, she is just beginning to understand she is a trapped rodent in a deadly cat and mouse game. This is a super thriller that contains several strong subplots; especially intriguing is the challenge to the heroine's competency from an unknown source who seems to know forensics. Much more personal than usual, the courageous Dr. Brennan feels like a hunted animal who though wounded goes after her predator.
At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown - and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility - that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke...
Saying about the author of the book it is worth mentioning that he is largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. This book is one of these thriller novels about, probably known to the reader by the earlier Cross novel, Jack, Jill, the principal at his children's school, and Cross in love with her. The plot is centered around the escape of a criminal, an old Alex’s enemy, whose target is Cross and his family, let alone a ruthless serial killer whose murders are monstrous. Running the danger, Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, through the narration the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap. What and where is the final trap? And who survives? You won’t put the book down until you find all the answers. In a few words, this exciting novel of mystery and crime is one of those which won’t let the reader off till the last page and makes to look forward to the sequel of the series.
Lt. Eve Dallas struggles with the end-and the beginning-of life, in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series set in 2060 New York City
Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers-both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm-are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for.
Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family-and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table-and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it-tingling runs up and down her spine.
Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve-and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.
Thriller murders have been amazing little town for eight years. It is six corpses and it will be more…The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar - all of them prostitutes. As the book opens, a seventh body is found, same modus operandi but the victim this time is a young student, sweet, innocent, with 'the face of an angel'…