Fiction

The Secrets Of The Shadows (The Annie Graham crime series, Book 2)

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472091000

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6414

One little girl, one missing child. One historical mystery colliding with the future. Sophie was afraid of the man in the shadows. He terrified her, but he would always disappear when someone else came. But one day in June 1984, she didn’t escape. He took her.
Fiction

The Ghost House (The Annie Graham crime series, Book 1)

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472018060

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3278

‘A perfect story to read now the colder weather is drawing in’ - Book Reviews by Claire Do you believe in ghost stories? ‘I’m coming to find you, ready or not.’ There's not much that scares Annie Graham. Not even the horrors she has witnessed during her years on the police force.
Fiction

The Girls In The Woods (The Annie Graham crime series, Book 5)

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474047432

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 6668

‘Thriller lovers will be riveted by this novel. Beautifully written, good character description and that twist at the end... you’re gonna love it!’ – SerialReader on Goodreads Don’t go into the woods. Because you’re in for a big surprise...
Fiction

The Face Behind the Mask (The Annie Graham crime series, Book 6)

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000820957X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3671

‘Wow this book was fantastic! Loved the characters, loved the story. Couldn't put it down, it totally sucked me in and didn't let me go until the very last page.’ – Dawn (Netgalley) The greatest show on earth may pose the greatest danger...
Fiction

Dark House

An absolutely gripping serial killer thriller

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 178681174X

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Fiction

Dying Breath

Unputdownable serial killer fiction

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812754

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 5319

Fiction

The Improbability of Love

A novel

Author: Hannah Rothschild

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874155

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4384

Wickedly funny, this totally engaging, richly observed first novel by Hannah Rothschild is a tour de force. Its sweeping narrative and cast of wildly colorful characters takes you behind the scenes of a London auction house, into the secret operations of a powerful art dealer, to a flamboyant eighteenth-century-style dinner party, and into a modest living room in Berlin, among many other unexpected settings. In The Improbability of Love we meet Annie McDee, thirty-one, who is working as a chef for two rather sinister art dealers. Recovering from the end of a long-term relationship, she is searching in a neglected secondhand shop for a birthday present for her unsuitable new lover. Hidden behind a rubber plant on top of a file cabinet, a grimy painting catches her eye. After spending her meager savings on the picture, Annie prepares an elaborate birthday dinner for two, only to be stood up. The painting becomes hers, and as it turns out, Annie has stumbled across a lost masterpiece by one of the most important French painters of the eighteenth century. But who painted this masterpiece is not clear at first. Soon Annie finds herself pursued by interested parties who would do anything to possess her picture. For a gloomy, exiled Russian oligarch, an avaricious sheikha, a desperate auctioneer, and an unscrupulous dealer, among others, the painting embodies their greatest hopes and fears. In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history—as well as the possibility of falling in love again. Irreverent, witty, bittersweet, The Improbability of Love draws an unforgettable portrait of the London art scene, but it is also an exuberant and unexpected journey through life’s highs and lows and the complexities of love and loss. From the Hardcover edition.
Fiction

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Christie's Collections

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 314

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The true first publication of the novel was as a weekly serial in the The Times, including the maps of the house and other illustrations included in the book. This novel was one of the first ten books published by Penguin Books when it began in 1935. This first mystery novel by Agatha Christie was well received by reviewers. An analysis in 1990 was positive about the plot, considered the novel one of the few by Christie that is well-anchored in time and place, a story that knows it describes the end of an era, and mentions that the plot is clever. Christie had not mastered cleverness in her first novel, as "too many clues tend to cancel each other out"; this was judged a difficulty "which Conan Doyle never satisfactorily overcame, but which Christie would."
Suspense fiction

The Ghost House

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780263254006

Category: Suspense fiction

Page: 384

View: 2110

There's not much that scares Annie Graham. Not even the horrors she has witnessed during her years on the police force. When she agrees to look after her brother's farmhouse, she finds herself drawn to the crumbling old mansion in the woods nearby. But an innocent exploration of the empty ruin and the discovery of the diary of former resident Alice leaves her more than a little spooked. She knows it holds the secrets to a dark past, and she has to find out more. What was the terrible truth that Alice uncovered? And how could what happened to her over 100 years ago help solve the murders of young women in the town? Annie needs to stop the serial killer before she becomes his next victim - but the past comes back to haunt her in ways she could never have expected. Shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Joan Hessayon Award 2014 Praise for Helen Phifer 'an atmospheric, spooky read, ideal for the season.' - I Heart Reading 'The Ghost House is the most exciting book I have read in a very long time, and would make an absolutely perfect Halloween read! Amazing début from Helen Phifer and I eagerly await more from her!' - Judging Covers The Annie Graham series: Book 1 - The Ghost House Book 2 - The Secrets of the Shadows Book 3 - The Forgotten Cottage Book 4 - The Lake House
Fiction

A Quiet Belief in Angels: A Novel

Author: R. J. Ellory

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590203496

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7488

Growing up in rural Georgia during the 1940's, Joseph Vaughan finds himself at the center of a series of mutilations and killings of young girls. Just a teenager, Joseph becomes determined to protect his community from the killer, but he is powerless in preventing more murders-and no one is ever caught. Ten years later one of his neighbors is found hanging from a rope, surrounded by belongings of the dead girls; the killings cease, and the nightmare appears to be over. Desperate and plagued by everything he has witnessed, Joseph sets out to forge a new life in New York. But even there the past won't leave him alone-for it seems that the murderer still lives and is killing again, and that the secret to his identity lies in Joseph's own history.
Fiction

Phantom Evil

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778313182

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 338

Heading a group of paranormal investigators for the government, Jackson Crow uses his link to the realm of spirits to help solve the mysterious death of a senator's wife with the help of intuitive police officer Angela Hawkins.
Fiction

The Alphabet House

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 1101983973

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7387

Conducting a special photo-reconnaissance mission in World War II Dresden, two British pilots are shot down and try to escape on an SS senior soldier train only to land in a mental hospital where patients are subjected to experimental therapies.
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The Girl with Braided Hair

Author: Margaret Coel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101207450

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3344

Attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O?Malley investigate the death of Liz Plenty Horses?a woman murdered back in 1973 after being accused of betraying the militant American Indian Movement?and incite the malice of a long-dormant killer.
Fiction

Close to Home

A Novel of Suspense

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061969974

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5751

The past returns to haunt Chief Inspector Alan Banks in this harrowing novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. There are human bones, buried in an open field, the remains of a lost teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a community more than thirty-five-years ago…and scarred a guilt-ridden friend forever… A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman into a past he could never truly forget no matter how desperately he tried. A heinous crime that occurred too close to home still has its grip on Chief Inspector Alan Banks—and it’s leading him into a dark place where evil still dwells. Because the secrets that doomed young Graham Marshall back in 1965 remain alive and lethal, and disturbing them could cost Banks much more than he ever imagined. Master of suspense Peter Robinson once again delves into the human psyche to reveal what leads some to commit murder in this compelling, unforgettable thriller.
Fiction

The King of Lies

A Novel

Author: John Hart

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429905268

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1949

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack. Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel. Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.
Fiction

The Shadow Patrol

Author: Alex Berenson

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: 0425279707

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9917

From the New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Days and The Counterfeit Agent comes an electrifying tale featuring ex-CIA agent John Wells. In late 2009, CIA officers in Afghanistan’s Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest confidence. In truth, the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent—and when he blew himself up, the station’s most senior officers died with him. Years later, the station still hasn’t recovered. Recruiting has dried up and the agency’s best Afghani sources are being eliminated. At Langley, the CIA’s chiefs begin to suspect the worst: somehow, the Taliban has infiltrated the station. When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career began. One thing is certain: Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. Wells is the only one who can unearth the truth—if it doesn’t bury him first . . .

The Earl's Daughter

Author: Aderyn Wood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540631237

Category:

Page: 220

View: 2350

A DARK PARANORMAL MYSTERY SERIES - BOOK 2 IN THE VISCOUNT'S SON TRILOGY (VAMPIRE FICTION) Michael D'Angelo doesn't normally investigate murder, but since they never found Emma's body, she's technically just a missing person. But he doesn't investigate those either. After the Earl of Wolston reads the translation of a sinister and ancient text published on his daughter's blog, in the days leading up to her disappearance, he reaches out to Mr D'Angelo, convinced that evil forces are at work: something beyond the ordinary, something not of this world, something unholy. Fortunately for Michael, Paranormal Investigations are his specialty. But as Michael unravels Emma's last days, and the secrets inscribed on her blog, he begins to question whether such knowledge is too dangerous to pursue.
Fiction

Collecting the Dead

A Novel

Author: Spencer Kope

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466884835

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4941

Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are particularly needed, he works as a tracker. The media dubs him "The Human Bloodhound," since Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a special ability---a kind of synesthesia---where he can see the 'essence' of a person, something he calls 'shine,' on everything they've touched. His ability is known to only a few people---his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. When the remains of a murdered woman are found, Steps recognizes the shine left by the murderer from another crime scene with a physically similar victim. And he uncovers the signature at both scenes---the mark of a sad face. At the same time, another killer, one Steps has dubbed Leonardo and has been trying to track for over ten years, appears again, taunting Steps. But while Steps tries to find a clue that will lead him to Leonardo, the case of the Sad Face Killer heats up. The team uncovers eleven possible victims: missing women who fit the same pattern. Using his skill and the resources of the Bureau, it is a race against time to find the killer before it's too late.
Fiction

Normal

Author: Graeme Cameron

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778318508

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4926

A seemingly mild-mannered, neighborly man who kidnaps young women and holds them in a cage in his basement meets a grocery store checkout girl who becomes his ultimate target before he intends to cease his violent activities. A first novel.
Fiction

Sweeter Than Sin

A Secrets & Shadows Novel

Author: Shiloh Walker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250032415

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5497

When a mysterious woman arrives in the sleepy town of Madison, Indiana, after another murder occurs, bar owner Adam will risk everything to be with her as a killer's quest for vengeance explodes into violence. By the author of Deeper Than Need. Original.