Mother and son to the rescue, in the fourth Dave & Mom mystery Dave's latest case involves the murder of a local madam, whose body is discovered in her bedroom along with a homeless man named Harry. The district attorney is eager to convict Harry despite his plea of innocence, but the public defender is ready to fight. With Mom and Dave on the job, it won't be long before the real killer is running scared.
Crime reporter Samantha Adams investigates the murder of a ladies’ man in this “terrific” mystery with a “witty, sexy and smart” Southern sleuth (Nancy Pickard, award-winning author of the Jenny Cain series). Samantha Adams is none too pleased to learn that her elderly friend Felicity Morris, a fading flower of Atlanta’s elite, has been receiving the attentions of Randolph Percy. A silver-tongued charmer with manners to burn, Randolph is known for the games he plays on wealthy Southern women of a certain age. But shortly after Samantha puts an end to Randolph’s scheme, someone puts an end to his life—and Sam intends to find out why. With spurned lovers strewn across the Deep South, there is no shortage of potential suspects. But the trail leads Sam toward something far more sinister than simple revenge, and finding the truth will require unearthing a fifty-year-old scandal that some would kill to keep buried.
The Liars (a bizarre Murder Mystery) ‘Lies, gossip, jealousy and a generous serving of bedroom undercover work fail to deter two of Scotland Yard’s finest in this entertaining mystery with an extra twist or two...or three.’ Pittsburgh Press When the battered body of fisherman Denis Kerkin is found hanging by one leg from an ancient stone gibbet, blunt cockney Detective Chief Superintendent Staunton and the talented and amorous Detective Inspector Wyndsor of New Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad are sent to the isolated fishing village of Crukenporth in Cornwall to investigate. Here they encounter Miss Trevose, an autocratic cripple who never leaves the room specially adapted for her requirements. It is a self-constructed cage for this woman who is old, vindictive and dying. Yet her brain is still active, confined in a maimed body as she is confined within the room, and she controls with feudal arrogance the lives of most of the inhabitants of the village. Denied personal involvement she experiences vicariously the emotions of the people she manipulates, nurses her hatreds, and plays her own specialized game with life and death. For her, the investigating officers are just two more pawns to be played as she decides. As the officers delve into the bizarre circumstances of the death and Miss Trevose plots to use the police enquiry to exact personal vengeance, it becomes clear that more than one person had good reason to wish Denis Kerkin dead. It is the 1970s and Bob Staunton and Leo Wyndsor, without the more sophisticated aids to detection available today, and in their own distinctive ways, strive to sort the truth from the lies before the passions, the hatreds and the greed they unearth explode into further violence, in this gripping novel of suspense and intrigue. The Liars is the second in the Staunton and Wyndsor series of classic police procedural murder mysteries set in various locations in Britain. The others are The Hunters, The Enthusiast and The Savages. These books were previously published worldwide, by major publishing houses, in hard and paperback editions and several translations, and are now available as eBooks. Each novel is a stand-alone story, but with the same major protagonists. Peter Hill has had a successful career working extensively in television for renowned British drama series such as ‘Callan’, ‘The Sweeney’, ‘Z Cars’, ‘Public Eye’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Special Branch’, ‘Crown Court’, ‘New Scotland Yard’, and ‘Armchair Theatre’. He has been a writer, script editor and producer both in the UK and New Zealand, where he now lives. Peter has now returned to novel writing but in a different genre, and Killing Tomorrow, the first of a new trilogy of near and far-future novels, ‘Evolution’s Path’, is also available as an eBook. The second, The Ladies’ Game, and the third, Procreation, have recently been published. These three novels are also available as paper backs. Press comment on Peter Hill’s books ‘Exceptionally well told, with satisfying outcome.’ Columbus Sunday Dispatch ‘Peter Hill does a fine job with character, plot, atmosphere and suspense. An engaging, witty and entertaining yarn.’ Publishers Weekly ‘... a pair of attractive investigators—the young and aristocratic Leo Wyndsor and the slow-moving but smart veteran Bob Staunton. The case takes them to Cornwall, where a man has been murdered and hung on an old gibbet ... All this is very agreeable, especially in Mr. Hill’s smooth and often sympathetic telling.’ New York Times ‘I’d like to see Messrs. Staunton and Wyndsor in more books. They’re a lot of fun—and they’re good detectives.’ Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia
My father comes into focus for me on a Liars' Club afternoon. He sits at a wobbly card table weighed down by a bottle. Even now the scene seems so real to me that I can't but write it in the present tense. Mary Karr grew up in a swampy East Texas refinery town in a volatile and defiantly loving family. In this funny, devastating, haunting memoir and with a raw and often painful honesty, she looks back at life with a painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip over into psychosis, and a hard-drinking, fist-swinging father who liked nothing better than to spin tales with his cronies at the Liars' Club. When it was published in 1995, The Liars' Club raised the art of memoir to a new level and brought about a dramatic revival of the form. It is a classic that paints a harsh world redeemed by Karr's warmth, intelligent humour and finely spun prose; The Liars' Club is both heart-stopping and heart-felt.
Tess Monaghan's life is back on course. She is beginning to make a name for herself as a PI, she's even banking good money. And then her father asks her a favour: to investigate the death in prison of a friend's brother convicted of killing an unidentified girl, otherwise known as "Jane Doe". Tess's search leads her to "the Sugar House", a brutal institution where she discovers Jane Doe's real identity. And then Tess's father begs her to drop the case . . . It is not until her parents' house is set on fire and a body pulled from the wreckage, that she realises that her life may have taken a very wrong turning indeed - one from which there is no going back...
The addictive new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of THE HOUSE
Author: Simon Lelic
Publisher: Penguin UK
THE DARKLY ADDICTIVE THRILLER THAT READERS CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU LIKED WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, YOU'LL LOVE THIS ________________________________ 'Brilliantly chilling' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home and In the Dark 'You'll try to outguess the plot but always be one step behind' C J Tudor ________________________________ One Room. Two Liars. No Way Out FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HOUSE, COMES THE NEW SPINE-TINGLING THRILLER YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him? Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And Susanna realises she was wrong. She doesn't know him. BUT HE KNOWS HER. ________________________________ What authors are saying 'Had me in a headlock from the start and wouldn't loosen its grip till the last page' John Marrs 'Deliciously dark and clever' Mark Edwards 'Taut, unsettling and brilliantly done' Tim Logan 'It will have you up all hours of the night!' Kathryn Croft 'Brilliant ... complex characters that draw you in and won't let you go' Amy Lloyd ________________________________ What readers are saying ***** 'I read it in one session . . . a fabulous read' Alison, Netgalley ***** 'Wow. Didn't want to put this down' Lucy, Netgalley ***** 'I LOVED this . . . extraordinarily addictive' Liz, Netgalley ***** 'Spine-chilling, creepy, riveting . . . The Liar's Room is a very, very good book' Nicki, Netgalley
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years. Not simply a compilation, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), literally translated as "he or she is lying." The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or "teachings," which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.
The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (The New York Times) “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune
Aria, Emily, Spencer, Hanna and Alison have been best friends since the third grade. They go everywhere together, thinking no-one can come between them. If anyone is the ringleader of the group it is Alison, and the other girls cannot help but confide all their secrets to her. One night, during a sleepover, Alison goes missing. Her body is never found. The girls mourn her death but move apart after time, assuming their secrets have disappeared with Alison too. Three years later and Aria is having an affair with her teacher; Emily is questioning her sexuality; Hanna is a thief; and Spencer is flirting with her sister's fiance. They all think their secrets are safe, until they starting receiving messages from the mysterious A - who knows exactly what they are all up to, and is threatening to spill the beans . . .
Vicious is the explosive conclusion to Sara Shepard's #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, perfect for fans of the hit ABC Family original TV show based on the series. High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have been through a lot since their best friend, Alison DiLaurentis, disappeared five summers ago. A stalker named "A" has harassed them for their past mistakes and revealed their darkest secrets to the world. They've been on TV, hounded by the press, kicked out of school, arrested, and even put in jail. With time running out, and their lives on the line, one of the Liars does something so terrifying and shocking, fans will be left breathless. Sara Shepard's fan base continues to grow as ABC Family's hit Pretty Little Liars TV show draws in new readers to the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, this long-awaited finale to this much-loved series will not disappoint.
A brand new psychological thriller for 2020 from an international bestselling author
Author: Nina Manning
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
The perfect life? ...Or the perfect lie? When Regi moves into her new house share, she's ready for a clean slate. A new home. A new routine. A new identity... Desperate to escape the shadow of her past that follows her everywhere she goes, Regi finds the ideal distraction in the perfect lives of others on social media. But as innocent scrolling turns into an unhealthy obsession, Regi will soon learn that seeking perfection comes at a price... A gripping psychological suspense from the international bestselling author of The Daughter In Law. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, K L Slater and Jackie Kabler. Praise for Nina Manning: 'Heart-stopping, pacy and tension filled. Highly recommended.' Claire Allan, USA Today Bestseller 'Compelling and claustrophobic, Nina is an exciting new voice and definitely one to watch' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Babysitter 'Chilling and creepy. An atmospheric and addictive debut.' Diane Jeffrey, author of The Guilty Mother 'Totally addictive. I couldn't put it down!' Darren O'Sullivan, author of Closer Than You Think 'A claustrophobic, nail-biting thriller that draws you in and doesn't let go.' Naomi Joy, author of The Liars ‘Clever, emotionally draining and totally gripping. I absolutely loved this book!’ D E White, author of The Forgotten Child