Ranpo Edogawa is the pen name (a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allan Poe) of Taro Hirai (1894-1965). He is best remembered for the Kogoro Akechi and Boy Detectives Club novels, published between 1925 and 1962. His lifelong efforts as a writer and promoter of the mystery novel in Japan were well-rewarded. The mystery genre today is a staple of Japanese television and the best-seller lists. In Gosho Aoyama's long-running Case Closed series, the boy detective sports the nom de plume of "Conan Edogawa." Two homages in one!
Eugene Woodbury graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Japanese and TESOL. He has twice been a Utah Original Writing Competition finalist and is a recipient of the Sunstone Foundation Moonstone Award for short fiction. He lives in Orem, Utah, where he works as a free-lance writer and translator.
A distraught Davis rushes to Bogotá and bulls his way into the inquiry. When the wreckage is located, it becomes clear the crash was unsurvivable. As the investigation gains momentum, the facts go astray. Two pilots had been shot before the crash, along with one passenger. The possibility of a hijacking looms large as the search begins to focus on two passengers who boarded the plane, yet their remains cannot be found.
Davis uncovers an even more sinister plot behind the entire disaster―one that goes to the highest levels of the United States government. But how could it possibly involve his daughter?
`Reilly Steel is a likeable character, smart but not omnipotent, entirely capable but vulnerable too' --Irish Times
'Prepare to be chilled to the bone by this terrifying transatlantic forensic thriller debut from a formidable new talent. If you like Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs you'll love this' --Lovereading
'It is definitely not for the faint hearted and will keep you guessing the whole way through.' --Gloss
Read the clues. Decode the science. Reveal the murderer. That's Reilly Steel's mantra. Find the answers, solve the crime.
But the Quantico-trained forensic investigator is finding her skills aren't enough when a ferociously intelligent killer strikes Dublin. The modus operandi is as perplexing as it is macabre. What connects two seemingly disparate, high-profile victims?
Their corpses refuse to give up their secrets and the crime scenes prove a forensic investigator's worst nightmare. Reilly soon suspects that she may be dealing with a killer - or killers - who know all about crime scene investigation.
It's only when a third murder occurs - equally graphic and elaborate in its execution - that they discover that this particular killer is using a very specific blueprint for his crimes. Who is the killer's next victim, the real target? And what's his endgame?
This bundle includes: Drop of Doubt - Book 5
Push and Shove - Book 6
House of Korba - Book 7
Touch of Mischief (Halloween short story)
The Other Side of Envy - Book 8
The Healing Power of Sugar (sneak Peek)