Chiefs: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stuart Woods

Police Procedurals

By Stuart Woods

The compelling mystery that introduced the profession of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition.

within the sour iciness of 1920, the 1st physique is located in Delano, Georgia; the bare corpse of an unidentified youngster. there's no direct proof of homicide, however the physique bears marks of what appears a ritual beating. The research falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first leader of police. Lee's obsession with the crime starts a narrative that weaves in the course of the a long time, following the lifetime of a small southern city and the position of 3 police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the simplest form of mystery, the place the research performs out opposed to the drama underneath the outside of a possible placid group, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; continually; political energy, extending from the city fathers the entire method to Washington, DC. With a brand new foreword by way of the writer, this quantity may be a collector's treasure for all fanatics of Stuart Woods.

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The Black Dahlia (Thorndike Press Large Print Crime Scene) by James Ellroy

Police Procedurals

By James Ellroy

On January 15, 1947, the tortured physique of a pretty younger lady used to be present in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth brief, the Black Dahlia, a tender Hollywood hopeful, have been brutally murdered. Her homicide sparked one of many maximum manhunts in California background.

In this fictionalized remedy of a true case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, either los angeles police officers enthusiastic about the Black Dahlia, trip throughout the seamy underside of Hollywood to the middle of the useless girl's twisted existence.

"Passionate, violent, frustrating...imaginative and bizarre." (Los Angeles occasions)

"Building like a symphony, it is a extraordinary, advanced, yet obtainable story of ambition, madness, ardour and deceit." (Publishers Weekly)

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Dance Hall of the Dead (Crime Masterworks) by Tony Hillerman

Police Procedurals

By Tony Hillerman

While younger boys disappear, one in all them leaving a pool of blood at the back of, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police unearths himself not just monitoring a ruthless and brutal killer yet stuck up within the problematic mysteries of the Zuni faith in addition. For the useless boy was once to have performed a key function in a tremendous ritual of the Zuni humans. An additional trouble within the research and seek is the lacking boys' curiosity in an archeological dig that appears to be like near to proving a arguable idea. And the FBI's blind walk in the park that it is all regarding a small hippy commune's drug dealing does not precisely aid both. Leaphorn patiently tracks the assassin into the wasteland to a terrifying confrontation...

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To the Bone by Neil McMahon

Police Procedurals

By Neil McMahon

Overdue one sizzling summer time evening, a stunning younger actress named Eden Hale -- merely hours faraway from breast-augmentation surgical procedure, and writhing in ache -- stumbles to the phone and dials 911. inside mins, an ambulance rushes her to San Francisco's Mercy sanatorium. yet by the point she arrives, she is demise, quick, of a mysterious, unrecognizable . Dr. Carroll priests, the ER medical professional on accountability, races to style via her baffling indicators within the jiffy he has left to save lots of her. clergymen has a unexpected perception and, opposed to the recommendation of his friends, dangers an intensive remedy, in an effort to turn out to be both an excellent maneuver or a almost certainly lethal mistake. It fails. Eden Hale, vibrantly fit and rarely twenty-five years previous, is useless. The fallout is quick and extreme. The plastic healthcare professional who operated on Eden -- Dr. D. Welles D'Anton, whose acceptance as a surgical guarantor of perfection and agelessness has conferred on him a guru-like prestige -- blames clergymen for her loss of life. feedback from Monks's medical institution colleagues quick follows and the specter of a lawsuit isn't really a long way in the back of. Monks's occupation is in jeopardy, yet his personal guilt and uncertainty are what hang-out him worst of all. confident there is a hidden reason to Eden's dying, clergymen begins to delve into her earlier. regardless of roadblocks that spring up in his direction, he quickly learns that the previous promenade queen used to be now not the all-American woman she : she used to be stuck up on the earth of pornography, and used to be even, potentially, having a bootleg affair with D'Anton. Then priests uncovers a mystery that's way more scary: different younger ladies in D'Anton's care have wound up lacking, lifeless, or horribly disfigured. In his look for the reality, priests is drawn right into a tradition of unbelievable wealth and conceit -- basically to find that he's getting used as a pawn in a decadent online game of glamour and cruelty, one who areas him within the crosshairs of a perilous psychopath. With To the Bone, Neil McMahon -- defined through the Chicago Tribune as "a move among Raymond Chandler and Thomas Harris" -- presents a heart-pounding trip right into a global of homicide and conceit long gone wild that you simply will not quickly omit, and demonstrates why he is been known as "an writer to recollect" and "a author you are going to be listening to much about."

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A Bat in the Belfry (Home Repair is Homicide, Book 16) by Sarah Graves

Police Procedurals

By Sarah Graves

When it involves domestic fix, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree  is a fervent wielder of energy drills and paint brushes. And whilst catching criminals, she’s been recognized to actually carry down the hammer. but if a stunning homicide rocks the small city of Eastport, Maine, Jake could be the subsequent sufferer for whom the bell tolls.
 
it really is approximately nighttime whilst the big bell within the belfry of All religion Chapel—silent for decades—booms forth, startling unsleeping the full city of Eastport. Upon inspection of the steeple, the police discover the physique of neighborhood youngster Karen Hansen, who had climbed the belfry’s darkish, rickety stairs for a hour of darkness rendezvous. yet rather than the promise of a thrilling new existence, Karen meets her death.
 
in the meantime, as an epic nor’easter bears down at the idyllic island city, Jake Tiptree hurries to shore up her ramshackle outdated condo opposed to the large blow. An novice detective, she has sworn off chasing criminals. but if the scoop of Karen’s homicide spreads and masses of the proof issues to Jake’s likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing companion, Ellie White, get to work.
 
They realize an unforeseen best friend in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a lady from “away” who appeared to have blown into city with the nor’easter, and who additionally turns out to grasp much concerning the brain of a killer. Can Jake and Ellie belief her? As a killer roams unfastened and the townsfolk fight opposed to the pounding, screaming hurricane, the ensuing tempest of gossip and suspicion opponents whatever the Atlantic may perhaps brew up—and threatens to maintain Jake and Ellie from placing the ultimate nail during this cold-blooded case.
 
Complete with domestic fix Is murder fix tips!

BONUS: This version contains an excerpt from Sarah Graves's Winter on the Door.

Praise for A Bat within the Belfry
 
“Stylishly suspenseful.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
“Nobody else can take a house fix undertaking and switch it right into a top quality secret the way in which Graves can. It’s a among the best story.”RT booklet Reviews
 
“Graves does the Down East zone justice, nailing not just the scents, sounds, points of interest, and folks, however the tradition. . . . It doesn’t harm that she’s a rattling solid storyteller, in addition. [Her] prose is sharp, clever, and witty.”Crimespree Magazine
Praise for Sarah Graves and the house fix Is Homicide series
 
“Graves’s logos are edgy, conventional mysteries peppered liberally with humor, and sprinkled with layered, well-written characters.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling writer of One was once a Soldier
 
“Just listening to her record the methods you could kill your self solving up an outdated condo . . . is a hoot.”The manhattan instances ebook Review
 
“What distinguishes the radical are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to domestic fix that the writer cleverly matches tongue-and-groove into the tale and, specifically, the unique descriptions of the town.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and different chores suspenseful.”The Boston Globe

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Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery by Peter Lewis

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By Peter Lewis

Admired wine critic Richard Wilson makes a dwelling raising and destroying winemakers’ reputations with the stroke of his pen. while he disappears after a tasting at Napa Valley’s Norton vineyard, his sister Janie appears to be like to her ex-husband Babe Stern for support. but if Wilson’s physique is located floating in a vat at Norton, Stern’s seek becomes a hunt for the killer.Working with the Napa Valley police, Stern quick reveals a string of suspects, all with something in universal: their wish to get revenge for the reports that shattered their wines and livelihoods. yet because the police paintings to quick transparent the case, those self same suspects have a string of alibis and the path starts to fade.Stern digs extra into the conditions of Wilson’s demise and unearths himself following his merely lead, to Burgundy, France. In cellars and tasting rooms from Beaune to Nuits-Saint-Georges, Stern tracks the son of a kin of vignerons, one of many few humans within the vineyard the evening Wilson died. however the wine households of the C?te d’Or are secretive and entangled, and the extra Stern is going to find the reality, the extra he turns into the last word goal. In a beautiful debut secret filled with revenge and homicide, Stern’s merely selection is to discover the reality.

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Chimera by Rob Thurman

Police Procedurals

By Rob Thurman

View our function on Rob Thurman’s Chimera. New from the nationwide bestselling writer of Roadkill A sci-fi mystery that asks the questions... What makes us human... What makes us unique... And what makes us kill? Ten years in the past, Stefan Korsak's more youthful brother used to be abducted. no longer an afternoon has handed that Stefan hasn't considered him. As a emerging determine within the Russian mafia, he has ultimately stumbled on him. but if he rescues Lukas, he needs to confront a negative truth-his brother isn't any longer his brother. he's a knowledgeable, genetically-altered killer. Now, those that created him will do whatever to reclaim him. And the nearer Stefan grows to his brother, the extra he realizes that saving Lukas could be more straightforward than surviving him... Watch a Video

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The Ice Maiden by Edna Buchanan

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By Edna Buchanan

Fourteen years in the past, childrens on a Christmas Eve first date have been kidnapped, and just one lived during the ordeal. The lone surviving sufferer, Sunny Hartley, turned a prosperous sculptor, however the reclusive “ice maiden” won't discuss what occurred that poor evening. Now an opportunity stumble upon within the Miami morgue among reporter Britt Montero and a petty thief, bizarrely electrocuted throughout the fee of against the law, has put the nonetheless unsolved kidnapping/murder at the entrance burner of Sgt. Craig Burch's chilly Case Squad. yet Britt and Burch are approximately to find that the cost of justice will be too pricey to pay; that after you begin turning over rocks, occasionally anything actually gruesome slithers out.

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Lazybones by Mark Billingham

Police Procedurals

By Mark Billingham

The 1st corpse was once discovered hooded, certain, and bare, kneeling on a naked bed in a seedy resort room. This was once no traditional homicide yet fairly the paintings of a killer pushed through anything distinct, anything extraordinary. the truth that the useless guy was once a convicted rapist lately published from criminal in basic terms raises the unusual nature of the grotesque crime ... and the police's reluctance to recognize the wrongdoer. it is the physique count number that problems Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, as brutal slaying follows brutal slaying, every one sufferer extra deserving than the final. notwithstanding he has no sympathy for the useless, Thorne is aware he needs to placed an finish to a cruelly calculating vigilante's bloody justice ahead of time runs out -- and a horrifically effective serial killer goals a lifestyles worthy scuffling with for.

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