ART Through him, they'll live forever. His creation will be a testament to their perfection—and to his skill. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being immortalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for. . . IMITATES Detective John Stallings can't avoid getting drawn into his latest investigation. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in his own painful mystery. Then one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman's obsession. . . DEATH What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race to find and stop Stallings' most ruthless adversary yet. And the closer he gets to the answers, the more there is to fear—from a killer whose bloodlust is growing by the day, and a truth too terrifying to face. . . PRAISE FOR JAMES ANDRUS AND THE PERFECT WOMAN "This book moves with deadly speed and the assured hand of a writer who knows his stuff." --Michael Connelly "AN INSIDER'S VIEW OF HOW A TRUE POLICE INVESTIGATION UNFOLDS. IT'S AS CLOSE A LOOK AT POLICE WORK AS YOU CAN GET." –Elmore Leonard "ONE OF THE BEST COP NOVELS TO COME ALONG IN YEARS." --Jeffery Deaver
When a woman is burned to death in Grandal Field in Devon, it seems like a case of mistaken identity. Until DI Wesley Peterson learns of a legend involving a French woman who burned to death there in the thirteenth century. And when he discovers that records of a previous excavation on the site have vanished, and that two archaeologists involved in that dig died in tragic circumstances, Wesley starts to investigate the possibility of a link between the legend and recent events. But edging closer to the truth brings unexpected danger to Wesley. For the truth echoes a story of twisted love and obsession from many centuries ago - a truth that almost costs Wesley his life . . .
'Relentless pace, devilish cleverness and a laser-sharp focus on plot.' Chris Brookmyre 'Without doubt, this is one of the best detective series I have read.' Woman's Way Magazine Your new addiction starts here: get hooked on the #1 bestselling series. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and M.J. Arlidge. There's no easy way to die... Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible - engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it's too late. But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task... 'A very sinister premise and an intriguing killer's voice. Highly recommended.' James Oswald
Ex-LAPD detective Vic Ecton is drawn out of his early retirement when a teenager is found crucified under the Hollywood sign and he follows twisted trails that lead him to suspects ranging from a psychopath to a Hollywood legend. Reprint.
From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A PERFECT WIFE: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryHamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime-the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.
The unique human awareness of our own mortality enables us to ensure our perpetuation beyond death through our impact on others. This continuity of life has been profoundly shaken by the advent of wars of mass destruction, genocide, and the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation. In The Broken Connection, Robert Jay Lifton, one of America's foremost thinkers and preeminent psychiatrists, explores the inescapable connections between death and life, the psychiatric disorders that arise from these connections, and the advent of the nuclear age which has jeopardized any attempts to ensure the perpetuation of the self beyond death.
Lill Hodsden was a monster. She rode roughshod over her daughter, wiped her feet on her husband, blackmailed her lovers, and smothered her sons with a mother’s love that left them screaming out for freedom. Lill set the hackles rising all over Todmarsh, the little South Coast town she queened over. She was just asking to be done in. When Lill was found garrotted on Thursday, on the way home from one of her boyfriends’, the case was wide open, and half Todmarsh would have regarded the murderer as a civic benefactor. Inspector McHale, on his first murder case, is a man who values intelligence, particularly his own. He is convinced he is going to discover the killer. But is he going to discover the right one?
HUMILITY..... The deepest humility is the secret of the truest happiness, of a joy that nothing can destroy. Andrew Murray Audio excerpts download Color timeline Illustrated Detailed indexes Author biographies A thorough study guide Sensitively revised in modern English One of an expanding collection People of great ability, confidence, and power are also people of great accomplishment. They have every right to be proud. Or do they? Andrew Murray poses the question, and God provides the answer. Murray was a strong, capable man who was so ''in control'' that he tried to stop a revival in his church in South Africa for which his father had prayed for 60 years. But he soon discovered that power isn't rooted in pride. In truth, he learned that ''pride goes before destruction.'' God taught Murray the ways and rewards of humility, and its relationship to faith, holiness, happiness, peace, and exaltation. He shares the lessons he learned the hard way. Cleverly organized, easy to read, easy to understand, and deeply profound, this classic has been acclaimed as the greatest book ever written on the subject of humility.
The most 'efficient' system is one that controls the human resources by eliminating the human part and turning them into pure resources. Their ultimate organizational goal is to transform people into things, commonly called organizational behavior. This book is about the two best historical examples of such 'efficiently-run' resource management.
We fear the unknown and nothing is more fearful than Death, but the tapestry we weave within our lives is much more colorful than the end game. The End of a Perfect Death showcases that color in these ten tales of the strange and wonderful. The Twilight Zone-like and musical stories are rich and vivid whether funny or sad, absurd or realistic.