The Cleanest Kill

A Jack Murphy Thriller

Book 8
Lyrical Press
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Cop vs. Killer

Detective Jack Murphy never met a cold case he couldn’t crack. This one’s been on ice for 37 years. The prime suspect in a decades-old unsolved murder is about to be named Evansville’s next Chief of Police. The Mayor wants the top cop’s name cleared—and that’s why Murphy and his partner, Liddell Blanchard, are ordered to
re-open the investigation. But when the victim’s sister and mother are targeted for violence, troubling new questions arise. Is this the work of the same killer, or is someone else playing a deadly game? The answers lie buried in the past. But no one digs through the dirt like Jack Murphy . . .

Praise for Rick Reed and his novels

“Reed gives the reader a story worth every minute and every penny spent.”
Book Reporter

“Rick Reed knows the dark side as only a real-life cop can, and his writing crackles with authenticity.”
—Shane Gericke

“A jaw-dropping thriller.”—Gregg Olsen

“Reed thrusts his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won’t soon forget!”
Suspense Magazine
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Lyrical Press
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Published on
Jun 11, 2019
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781516104581
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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"Reed Writes As Only A Cop Can.... Impressive And Dramatic." --Nelson DeMille

Killing Has Become A Team Sport. To Win The Game, Detective Jack Murphy Will Have To Identify All The Players--Whatever The Cost.

The body parts of a young woman have shown up in the town landfill and homicide detective Jack Murphy is on the case. But when the victim's identity is revealed, the horrific crime takes an even darker and far more personal turn. Nina Parsons was not only a deputy prosecutor, but the rumored lover of the man Jack's ex-wife is about to marry: the Chief Deputy Prosecutor. Now Jack must battle not just his own fears and demons, but the political interference that ensues as he fights with all he has to expose the greed and power that can drive even good men to commit evil acts.

Praise for Rick Reed and his novels

"Det. Jack Murphy tracks killers through a political maze of lies, deception and dishonor that leads to a violent, pulse-pounding climax." –Robert S. Levinson

"Everything you want in a thriller: strong characters, plenty of gory story, witty dialogue, and a narrative that demands you keep turning those pages." --Book Reporter

"Like The Cruelest Cut, The Coldest Fear is Reed at his thriller best! Reed thrusts the boundaries of his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won't soon forget!" -- Suspense Magazine

"As authentic and scary as crime thrillers get."--Nelson DeMille

"Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz

"A jaw-dropping thriller."--Gregg Olsen

"A tornado of drama."--Shane Gericke

Previously published as Final Justice

Jilted brides-to-be wind up with more than broken hearts…

“One hellish, fast-paced creep show that demanded my attention…” –Tammy’s Tea Time

The perfect book for fans of Allison Brennan, JT Ellison, Catherine Coulter, and Blake Pierce and readers who love serial-killer thrillers.

FBI agent Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit are off to Grand Forks, North Dakota, when the body of a woman is found in her bathtub, dressed in a wedding gown with her ring finger severed.

It’s the first day of summer, and an exact year ago, another woman was discovered the same way. Her case went cold, but with the recent murder, the FBI believes they’re looking for a serial killer, so they reopen the case. Finding a connection between the women is proving elusive, and with a killer who starts to spiral out of control, that’s only making the trail more difficult to follow. And failure is not an option. If Brandon and his team don’t catch up to the killer, the bloodbath will continue to overflow.

Blue Baby is a creepy psychological thriller that will have readers turning the pages to unravel every twist. It will also have readers looking differently at how they define their own happiness. Buy this international bestselling book today and hunt a serial killer alongside the FBI!

Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have already taken the plunge into a series that will take you into the minds of the most heinous and disturbing serial killers the world could ever imagine. It doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Brandon Fisher FBI series or not; all the books stand alone!

What readers say about Blue Baby:

★★★★★ “This was a serial killer like no other story I have encountered.”
★★★★★ “The author does a stunning job of giving us a realistic look into police procedures.”
★★★★★ “FBI mayhem at its best.”
★★★★★ “Another Arnold novel I couldn't put down.”
★★★★★ “One twist after another.”
★★★★★ “Very entertaining.”
★★★★★ “This author never disappoints!”
★★★★★ “Fantastic read.”
★★★★★ “Awesome story, the characters are compelling, the story line well-constructed.”
★★★★★ “This was a tense, exciting adventure from start to finish.”
★★★★★ “Twists and turns.”
★★★★★ “I loved this book!”
★★★★★ “Very suspenseful! A book that keeps you on edge to the end.”
★★★★★ “Perfect pace and perfect character development. [Arnold’s] on my must-read list!”
★★★★★ “Outstanding read.”

How do you catch a killer who knows your every move?

 

The woman lay flat on the table, her face to one side, her wrists bound with thick tape. Deep scratches marked the wood beneath her fingers, now resting cold and still...

When a woman’s body is found in an abandoned bar near the Southampton docks, Detective Kate Matthews is called in to lead the investigation. She must solve this case to prove she is coping with the death of a close colleague.

 

Kate knows a pile of ripped up newspaper cuttings discovered at the victim’s house must be a piece of the puzzle, but her team keep hitting dead-ends... Until she finds a disturbing clue that convinces her of three things: The murder is linked to the body of a man found hanging in a warehouse, she is on the hunt for a calculated serial killer, and the killer is watching her every move.

 

Kate realises there will be another victim soon, and that her own life is in grave danger, but no one else believes her theory. Can she find and stop the most twisted killer of her career, before another life is lost?

 

An absolutely NAIL-BITING thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, James Patterson and M.J. Arlidge.

 

What readers are saying about Dead to Me:

 

‘I absolutely adored this book! An enthralling mystery, fast paced and thrilling; absolutely unputdownable. I did not want it to end and yet was frantically turning the pages to find out what was really going on. Brilliant writing. Loved Detective Kate Matthews - cannot wait for more books with her. So glad I discovered this incredible author.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A tense cat and mouse thriller that leaves your brain in a whirl!... Without giving away any spoilers, Watching You had the hairs on my neck on end as I checked and double checked my doors and windows were locked. The stalking element of this novel sent shivers down my spine!... It was certainly a fast paced and action filled plot, plenty of twists and turns and red herrings to keep the reader detectives amongst us happy!’ Chapter in My Life

‘A brilliant thriller that will keep you gripped and turning pages right to the end. I was also kept in suspense until the end. Highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘The killer is on a rampage, leaving a trail of bodies with macabre clues that Kate must solve if she is to stop the killing. Intense and creepy.’ Cayo Costa, 5 stars

 

‘An enthralling, fast paced mystery that kept me hooked from the very start. The murders had me so intrigued and I was desperate to find out who was behind such twisted deaths… I really enjoyed reading this one and I would definitely read more of Stephen's work. Congratulations on a great book!’ Breakfast at Shelby’s

‘Wow this book was good, I really enjoyed it.  Kate is a very dedicated and driven police officer whose private life is a mess. You can’t help but like her. This book has a lot going for it; it is gritty, brutally honest in places and full of suspense. I really found this book hard to put down. It totally had me engaged right the way through. This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Edger and I am definitely going to check out his others… This was a cracking read!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

There's nothing more dangerous than a familiar face...

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. 

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself? 

As journalists begin to interfere with Lottie’s investigation, she fears the killer is about to strike again. Lottie is in a race against time to find the missing women, but the killer is closer than she thinks. Could Lottie be his next target?

If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest pulse-pounding thriller from Patricia Gibney. No Safe Place will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

What readers are saying about No Safe Place:


'A brilliant read. Utterly captivating from the first page to the last… Everyone was so well and clearly written… A real mark of excellent and captivating character writing… I can’t over emphasize how much I enjoyed this book… it’s my read of the year so far and I think it will take some beating… Five of the strongest stars' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'The words that first spring to mind are Bloody Brilliant! I loved it. This book had me gripped right from the start, it was fast-paced, full of energy and the action kept coming… I am going to give No Safe Place a big fat 5 stars, it really deserves it, it’s an entertaining read full of edge-of-the-seat tension that you won’t want to put down.' Bonnie's Book Talk

'I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat. ' It's All About Books

'WOW, I just loved it. It was gritty, fast-paced… WOW, this book is just brilliant. Patricia Gibney books just get better and better. If I could give this book 10/10 I would.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.' I Love Reading UK 

'This one definitely didn't disappoint!!... Absolutely brilliant read… I honestly can't wait for the next one. Hurry please.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'Shout it out loud, for everybody who loves good Police Thrillers, DI Lottie Parker is back… A compelling read that kept me turning page after page with an anticipation that bordered on addiction.' Nigel Adams Bookworm

'I couldn't put down this fast-paced read… A roller-coaster of a read which I loved.' Beauty Balm 

'Gibney does it again!... I hope I don't have to wait too long for the next book.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars

'I thoroughly enjoyed No Safe Place which is a fast-paced procedural with plenty of twists and turns… [Lottie Parker] is a wonderful creation and one of the best characters in crime fiction for it. No Safe Place is a great read which I have no hesitation in recommending.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'Excellent police procedural ...I want to know all about Lottie! Can't wait for the next book in the series!'The Book Nurse

As she opened her eyes and took in her surroundings, a feeling of terror ran through her weakened body. She knew exactly where she was. And she knew exactly what was about to happen to her…

 

When Ella Tate stumbles into Black Rock Falls, her exhausted and bloodied body is a terrifying sight, but not as frightening as the story she has to tell. Ambushed on their way into town when they stopped to help a man by the side of the road, Ella and her friend Sky ran when he pulled a knife on them. But only one of them got away.

 

As Detective Jenna Alton investigates the case, she looks into the history of missing persons in the town, and uncovers more cases – all young people. All stopped on the same stretch of road into town. All vanished without a trace.

 

When a distinctive pink sweater belonging to Sky turns up in Black Rock Falls, Jenna follows the trail to a derelict building on the outskirts of town. But she isn’t prepared for what lies behind those doors. Can she stop the killer before more lives are lost?

 

If you like Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.

 

**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

 

What people are saying about Where Angels Fear:

‘Absolutely beyond brilliant!!!... A definite must read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fast paced and addictive!... The storyline twisted and turned, throwing red herrings out at every opportunity… I read this book so fast I’m sure there was smoke coming from the pages! It had me completely hooked.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A fast moving thrill ride of a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Keeps you guessing till the end. Highly recommend this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This series just keeps getting better… This mystery is full of twists and surprises. Each reveal is more shocking than the last… I can’t wait to see what comes next.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘It is no surprise at just how good this novel really is… The pace seemed very fast but all the boxes were checked. It had action and mystery to solve, missing persons and one of the most gruesome storylines imaginable. What a wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this in one day… Brilliant plot that keeps you guessing… I love the setting too.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book is brilliant! I am so glad I picked it as I hadn’t tried this author before… Couldn’t put it down until I’d finished.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

What people are saying about D.K. Hood:

‘Wow!!! I read this book in one sitting… gripping… I was swept away.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!... From literally the first page you’re hooked and gripped!! Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I just couldn’t put it down… My new all time favourite author!!... I just wish I could’ve given it more than five stars!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow, this book was amazing… totally thrilling and had me hanging on to every word… Leaves you wanting more… Well worth 5 stars, in fact I wish I could give it more.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘GO AND READ THIS BOOK!’ Loving Life Everyday

 

‘I absolutely love D.K. Hood… An amazing author!!... A book that I absolutely devoured!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Oh my flipping goodness!!... kept me guessing until the very last page… I cannot fault this book at all.’ The Writing Garnet

 

‘I did not want this book to end! But it was so good that I was reading faster and faster!’ Musings of a Tired Mummy

 

‘I was riveted. And I simply had to know how it would all end. I’d read the author again in a heartbeat!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

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