The later you pay, the steeper the price... Dismas Hardy returns in The Vig, the second instalment in John Lescroart's stirring series. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Scott Turow. 'The plot twists and turns...Hardy is one of the more real and engaging characters in... crime solving' - Los Angeles Times Payback is murder. A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else's money. It's the vig - the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now everyone has to pay... Down-and-out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood. All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay. Dead. But a friend of Ingraham's, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn't so sure. And Hardy has to find out, because a stone-cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both. To save his own skin, Hardy must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law. From mob foot soldiers to broken-hearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham - and the payback has only just begun. What readers are saying about John Lescroart: '[John Lescroart] develops characters and storylines like no other author I have read' 'Lescroart is a very talented and imaginative crime writer' 'I am never disappointed by any books from John Lescroart'
'Ward writes with the same compelling energy as you get in a blockbuster Netflix series' Daily Mail 'Compelling. Filled with unexpected twists... a riveting read' Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Wife Between Us Maddie and Ian's romance began when he was serving in the British Army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend Jo in Europe. Now sixteen years later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when an accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son Charlie; and the couple's tangled and tumultuous past with Jo. From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, the years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of shocking crime. But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad? Perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.
the gripping crime thriller full of twists (Lieutenant Dani Lewis series book 2)
Author: J. S. Law
Publisher: Hachette UK
Is this a simple missing person case, or is the hunter about to become the prey? Patricia Cornwell called J.S. Law's writing 'addictively readable' and now Lieutenant Dani Lewis returns in an edge-of-the-seat crime thriller that fans of M.J. Arlidge and Elly Griffiths will love. A young woman has disappeared without trace from a Navy ship - is it a missing person case or something far darker? Lieutenant Dani Lewis, star investigator of the Navy's Kill Team, must mine the shadows of the ship and the secrets of its crew to uncover why the girl might run, or what might motivate a predator to take her. But as Dani relentlessly pursues the truth, threads emerge which lead her to a dark conspiracy from the past. And closer to a killer who continues to taunt her from prison... 'A gutsy kick-ass heroine, fast-paced twisty plot and an unusual background make for a gripping read.' Woman & Home 'In his first Dani thriller...tension festered in the claustrophobic confines of submarine HMS Tenacity. The Fear Within moves up a level, hothousing the fears and urges of the warped and needy in the tighter spaces of the human mind' The Sun Why readers are raving about THE FEAR WITHIN: 'A very good read' ***** Goodreads Reviewer 'I really really loved THE FEAR WITHIN' ***** Goodreads Reviewer 'Fast paced and well plotted' ***** Goodreads Reviewer Further praise for J.S. Law: 'J.S. Law's taut crime novel oozes authenticity. I read this in a day and can't wait for the next in what will undoubtedly be an explosive series' - Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO 'An impressive debut...gripping, entertaining reading' The Times 'J. S. Law is a powerful new voice, and his heroine Dan Lewis lives up to the title, Tenacity. She is fearless and doesn't quit in the faces of all odds....addictively readable, and memories of it linger like dreams' Patricia Cornwell
1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. And who’s to blame ... As every interview unveils a new revelation, you’ll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth. A chilling, unpredictable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern twist, and a devastating ending. FOR FANS OF SERIAL
Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year "Superb." Guardian Crime Books of the Year "Gripping" Sunday Times New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him . . . Though every citizen of the 'Big Easy' thinks they know who could be behind the terrifying murders, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, heading up the official investigation, is struggling to find leads. But Michael has a grave secret - and if he doesn't get himself on the right track fast - it could be exposed . . . Former detective Luca d'Andrea has spent the last six years in Angola state penitentiary, after Michael, his protégée, blew the whistle on his corrupt behaviour. Now a newly freed man, Luca is back working with the mafia, whose need to solve the mystery of the Axeman is every bit as urgent as the authorities'. Meanwhile, Ida is a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, Ida stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case - and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim. And as the case builds to its crescendo, the sky will darken and a great storm will loom over the city . . . Inspired by a true story, The Axeman's Jazz, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, is an ambitious, gripping thriller announcing a major new talent in historical crime fiction. MORE PRAISE FOR THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ "the best debut I've read this year ... A serial killer tale that captures its time and place with real style." Scotsman Crime Books of the Year "Smart, thrilling and dripping with class. A very special debut." Malcolm Mackay, author of The Glasgow Trilogy "Debut novelist Ray Celestin has based his beguiling crime thriller on the true story of a serial killer who terrorised New Orleans for more than a year after the First World War. Beautifully written, the evocative prose brings the jazz-filled, mob-ruled 'Big Easy' of pre-prohibition America to life in glorious effect with a story full of suspense and intrigue. Stunning" Sunday Express "A rewarding crime novel, swinging its way to a terrifying denouement with all the panache of a New Orleans marching band. This is an excellent debut, with a promise of more good mysteries to come." The Times
Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting... Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
This fast-paced thriller twists and turns its way through the prplexing investigation of several mysterious murders that will have readers on the edge of their seats. When the set of twins are released from prison they have one thing on their minds; to settle the score against the people who put them there in the first place. The revenge killings begin in the District of Columbia with the murder of the prison warden and his wife -- both found viciously beaten and brutally dismembered -- and to continue on the opposite coast where a socialite is found dead in Malibu. Baffled by the gruesome murders, Detective Phoenix Perry ends her vacation early to conduct an unauthorized investigation and embarks upon a thrilling adventure to unravel the mystery and put end to violence. Sugar & Spice is a gripping race to discover who is behind all of the murder, corruption, and revenge. It is sure to keep readers guessing up to the stunning climax. From a promising new voice in fiction, this novel will keep spines tingling and pages turning.
Do you like gripping crime thrillers? Then discover the explosive, unmissable and bestselling Dark Yorkshire Series. There are three full-length novels in this stunning crime series. DIVIDED HOUSE. BLACKLIGHT. The DOGS in the STREETHave you met Caslin yet? Divided House; The public face. A private reality. Sometimes, the dead have a lot to hide...DI Nathaniel Caslin's life is a mess. He works the minimum, abuses substances to survive the day and drinks his nights away. A once-promising career is in freefall. Investigating the death of an ex-serviceman in police custody, reveals the disappearance of a young family. No-one noticed. No-one seems to care. In the grip of a bitter, Yorkshire winter, a family home reluctantly offers up its grisly secrets. Out on the moors, a murder scene of horrific brutality demands Caslin's focused attention. In the search for answers, is anyone who they claim to be? Haunted by the ghosts of the past, Caslin is pushed to his limits. Will this case break him or be his path to redemption? Dark, terrifying and complex, Divided House is the breakout thriller from the exciting, new name in Crime Noir. BLACKLIGHT; Two women are missing. One who has it all. The other, has lost everything...DI Nathaniel Caslin is in conflict with his inner demons. His career is resurgent but the greater battle, that with his addiction, is still raging... and he is losing. An abandoned car and a desperate call to the police, lead Caslin into the heart of two families where secrets and lies are a way of life. What links the fate of an MP's granddaughter and that of a recovering drug addict, working in the sex trade? Past horrors and personal scandals tag with the present, as the tension mounts. Trust in those closest to him is brought into question, as Caslin pursues a deadly adversary. Lives hang in the balance and all the while, the clock is ticking...Dark, chilling and complex, Blacklight is a the second book in the series. The DOGS in the STREET; A murdered family-man. A young woman tortured and set on fire. A face from the past...DI Nathaniel Caslin is stable, for the first time in years. Now, he can look to the future, or so he thought. Granting a small favour to a friend, can often be anything but simple... When the only link between two apparently random murders appears to be an aging, Catholic priest, Caslin is thrust into a world of long-buried secrets. Drawing unwanted attention from the intelligence services, he must consider if the man he once trusted above all others, is now playing by his own rules. With professional killers circling, Caslin must face uncomfortable truths about those seeking redemption. Sometimes, justice is best served from the wrong side of the law. With the net tightening, the level of threat increases. Will Caslin, along with those closest to him, be the last victims of a forgotten conflict?Haunting, dark and intense, The Dogs in the Street is a fast-paced thriller and the third in the Dark Yorkshire Series. The Dark Yorkshire series are fast-paced police thrillers which will appeal to fans of authors such as Ian Rankin, Peter James, Michael Connely and Angela Marsons. Also available within the series; BLOOD MONEY - Dark Yorkshire Book 4 Praise for J M Dalgliesh⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Dalgliesh is up there with the best...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brutal but elegant...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The stories are so well written and fast paced with complex twists...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fantastic thrillers. Great crime noir...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The whole series has authenticity, excitement and is a darn good read...