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A woman of the times married to a bloodthirsty Count. A strange murder in a hotel in Naples, which will be the start of a spiral of mysterious murders. Two plots, apparently unconnected, which will be revealed to be one. Mystery, surprise and supernatural fiction will join in this fast paced, black novel which will captivate you.
Michael plots revenge but he needs an alibi for murder and who better than a psychologist to vouch for him? Enter Bronwen, who has a questionable dress sense and an even more questionable code of conduct. As their cat-and-mouse therapy sessions delve into his past he finds his life is changing, but not in the way he -- or she -- expects.
And when Wesley's archaeologist friend, Neil Watson, starts getting disturbing anonymous letters written in gory detail about macabre events at a medieval abbey - which Neil fears are being sent by the killer Wesley is looking for - Wesley wonders whether there could be a connection between all these deaths and Neil's letters. And could Neil himself be in danger?
As the sinister truth unfolds, both Wesley and Neil are forced to face tragedy and shocking revelations...and a killer who bears the scars of past sins.
But edging closer to the truth brings unexpected danger to Wesley. For the truth echoes a story of twisted love and obsession from many centuries ago - a truth that almost costs Wesley his life . . .
A mysterious criminal is gliding through the winter dark of Helsinki and subjecting his victims to a series of unbearable embarrassments. Hermann Ångström leaves a young bride at the altar, disguises himself as a doctor and delivers false medical reports, sends a government official into a downward spiral of depression – it’s a veritable plague of shame. Ångström’s next target is impossible to predict, and his methods are growing ever more devious. Who is this man – also known as the Hämeenlinna humiliator – and what is his motive?
The case is assigned to Commissioner Vehmas, a widower who believes that the future is an illness and that police work is folk poetry. And though he’s seen it all, even Vehmas can’t seem to track down Ångström. Until serendipity steps in.
At once suspenseful and blackly comic, Crime Novel is a playful twist on Nordic crime fiction from one of Finland’s greats.
Petri Tamminen, born in 1966, worked as an editor at several Finnish newspapers. His highly acclaimed books include Elämiä (Lives), Piiloutujan maa (The Land of the Hiding), and Enon opetukset (What My Uncle Taught Me). He has been translated into numerous languages, including Czech, Danish, German, Slovene and Swedish.
‘Anything but your standard game of cat and mouse...’ Typographical Era
‘Nowhere are drunken stupor and truthfulness as important as in the Finnish art of storytelling, and no one has so intricately linked melancholy and farce as Petri Tamminen’ Literaturen
‘Tamminen can write sentences that immediately hit a nerve and throw the unprepared reader laughing from their chair. But the very next sentence can mesmerize with its beauty’ Forssan Lehti
Luke is juggling a mixture of activities and has a recurrent dream of 19th century Southern struggles which keep playing in his consciousness. With all that's going on in the Crescent City, he has to cross a high wire and do a balancing act. On board is the motley crew of associates: Matt Harris, street wise rough cat of questionable integrity, Jan Martinez, college student beauty with a handle on things most folk ignore and Joe "Fingerprints" Sway, Luke's college buddy who has just moved to the area from New York and can't quite figure out the crazed maze of New Orleans' sociopolitical climate.
When the crimes are dropped onto the PI's lap, the city takes a pause from all of the standard activities, like Mardi Gras madness, to pay attention.
Jack is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. In prison a retired detective meets him as a prison visitor who restarts his defence. As the mystery unravels, it becomes clear that Jack is not responsible for the crime. But will the culprits be caught?
A Lingering Crime is a poignant crime novel, which brings the impact of historical sexual abuse into the spotlight. The book explores the long-lasting effects of abuse on an individual, and will appeal to readers interested in crime fiction, the legal system and this important topic.
On the outskirts of town, he meets Amy, the girl of his dreams, along with her mother, Ruth. Smitt en as only a teen can be, he doesnt pick up a few warning signs. Guy has no way to know that this budding love story will end poorly for all involved. Soon, he is ensnared in a web of violence and lies, and his life spins out of control. Th e summer becomes a torturous endurance race as a man is murdered and the killers recruit Guy to help dispose of the body. One of his friends, an innocent witness to the murder, wonders if he is safe. Whats more, Amy and Ruth turn out to be not as trustworthy as he thought theyd be.
Now an adult, Guy returns to Roxborough to say goodbye to a dear childhood friend who has died suddenly. The past and the present swirl together as Guy struggles desperately to make sense of those senseless summer days of sixty-four.
Rob Krane, now unemployed, has taken a holiday in beautiful Slovenia – except it turns out not to be as peaceful as expected when he witnesses a woman’s murder and the abduction of a man and his daughter. But this isn’t just any man: Burak Demir, a master criminal with an extensive international network of criminal and legitimate business operations, is a ruthless man with his own code of honour and now at his own henchmen’s mercy.
After hiding in a getaway vehicle going to the kidnappers’ hideout and taking pity on the daughter, Krane strikes a deal with Demir: he will aid their escape if Demir agrees to surrender his immense wealth and cooperate with the authorities. When Demir realises parts of his network have been aligned with terrorism without his permission, all bets are off as past loyalties are forgotten and an unlikely partnership is formed.
From Slovenia to the UK, with help from various authorities including a straight-talking MI5 agent with whom Krane develops an attraction, this first book in Hanford’s gripping crime series has elements of terrorism, organised crime, suspense and romance. It will appeal to all readers, especially those interested in the genre. Its new twist in the tale of how criminals are turned, crime can overlap or be used as a cover by terrorism, as well as how authorities let crime continue for their own ends, brings a fresh feel to this compelling read, with the next two books in the series on the way.
They are all linked to the man, Ike, who though old was more than a force to reckon with in a fight.
He is God-fearing and does everything to help the good against the evil while the don was out for vengeance, since he killed his father. Intrigues, blackmails, complicated plots, ruthlessness, and spectacular fights abound as Ike takes them out. No matter what, goodness always overcomes evil.
Page after page, and chapter after chapter, will bring together a series of intrigues. For example, the heads of the Italian mafia and the Russian mafiya work out a historic cooperative scheme to assassinate a high U.S. government official. This is to take place in late October 2007 during the 100th anniversary of Union Station on Capitol Hill, and the 78th anniversary of the 1929 Stock Market crash. (These two events truly are historically correct.)
Once youdiscover that asecret Middle East terrorist organization is involved, the two events will make sense, because thatorganizationhas learned of the mafia and mafiya alliance's plan and will take advantage of them to execute its own event that will make a mockery of Capitol Hill's security procedures. The organization uses a small bank in a Caribbean nation to lauder the money needed to carry out its mission.
The organization calls its effort OPERATION RED HERRING. The term stems from animal rights activists in England whoconfusehunt dogs bydragging bags of that dead fish across the trail so the fox is not killed. To the organization, the term means deception.
A curmudgeon private detective and his Capitol Police niece not only solve the two murders, but they help unravel the Union Station plot. The murders take place in what used to be, for the novel's purpose, the former Government Printing Office. The GPO now houses an innovative semi-government agency, but few of the current and former occupants know the existence of a underground tunnel between the building and Union Station. (It actually exists.) The assassination attempt will make use of that tunnel to avoid discovery.
Many clues are scattered throughout the novel. You may have to reread sections of the novel to discover them. Even the murder weapons are unusual. And, at least one character will turn out to be someonewho really is not what you think.
Parker, slightly distracted by the gorgeous Samantha McDuff (a karate expert with an excruciating handshake), begins a dangerous investigation which leads him back to the horrifying abduction and murder of a little girl in 1970s London.
Parker's investigative methods are amusingly eccentric, and the story is enlivened by a Jewish policeman-cum-Talmudic scholar and Parker's chauffeur, a cheeky Cockney ex-cabby. But there is no humour in the story's climax, which plumbs the dark depths of fury and retribution.
Originally published under the author name Lew Matthews.
Originally published under the author name Lew Matthews.
Just after they have taken another dead end case from this client they receive a mysterious box which leads them to a case that is more interesting but far more dangerous than anything they have ever done. And just as one of the girls thinks that the case is solved something happens that will change everything for not only the girls but for everyone that loves them as well.
Shattered by his wife's death, dashing Hampstead MP Malcolm Halifax offers the bewildered Parker a scoop: Monique's personal diaries. Despite being a gossip-fuelled Who's Who of the film world, they seem banal - but when Parker's home is ransacked, and murder is committed, he knows he must have something explosive in his hands.
Parker's quest for the truth leads him into the murky depths of blackmail and deceit, and to a long list of people who all had reason to want Monique dead. Now someone's after Parker, someone capable of violence previously unheard of in genteel, leafy Hampstead . . .
Originally published under the author name Lew Matthews.
Murder in Paradise and The Coin of Adventure
''What is the meaning of 'whore?''' Ruita asked in Tahitian, anger rising in her voice.
I didn't hear an answer because just then a hell of a fracas broke out at the poolside. Ruita and Kitty Merry were rolling on the white sand, punching and clawing at each other. The actress' halter was yanked off and Ruita's blouse was ripped to shreds.
I ran over and pulled Ruita to her feet, blood on her gorgeous face from a deep scratch. Kitty had a puffed eye and there was blood on her over-red lips as she jumped up - bare breasts moving like two enormous pendulums - screaming words I hadn't heard in years.
Much later, long after I had returned to the boat, a Papeete cop arrived looking for my Ruita. She had disappeared. And Kitty Merry had just been found murdered.
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