*Don't miss WRITTEN IN BLOOD, the next instalment in the compulsive Robert Hunter series from Sunday Times number one bestselling author of HUNTING EVIL - available to pre-order now!* When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles, Robert Hunter is thrown into a nightmare case. The victim suffered a terrible death, and on the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner, Garcia, need to solve this case and fast. 'A gripping debut ... Not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page turner' Express
Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites? Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV. 'Most comprehensive, accessible and readable guides to noir crime fiction' - Times 'An essential volume for the crime and thriller aficionado' - Shots Magazine 'Exemplary tour of the crime landscape... supremely readable' - Independent
A SERIAL KILLER IS ON THE LOOSE. AND IT MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DEFEAT HIM. When the FBI assigns the Crucifix Killer case to Special Agent Gabi Longoria and her partner/lover Ian Armory, they’re confident they’ll catch the sadistic killer quickly. But the case is not as straightforward as it first seemed. The serial killer's M.O. keeps changing. Are they in fact dealing with two killers? Or just someone unusually cunning? Clues lead the agents to believe they might be dealing with Meta-humans. Metas are genetically engineered humans with superior abilities and previously thought to be peaceful. Scientists have created about 8,000 metas in total. If they're becoming violent, the world is going to become a very scary place… thriller, murder, suspense, genetic engineering, crime, romantic suspense, Free, Freebie
When James Chandler keys in his security code and enters his front door one morning, he thinks it is just another day. As he watches his wife and daughter scream in terror, James has no idea that he died five days earlier—and that he now appears to be someone else and have that man's memories, too. As the police send him off in an ambulance to seek mental assistance, no one knows whether he is James Chandler or someone else—or how he got into this situation in the first place, for that matter. When psychologist Laura Monroe is handed his strange case, she is unwittingly thrust into the dangerous world of political subterfuge and intrigue. As Laura and her boyfriend, Jordan, begin to uncover the extraordinary facts behind the case, they find themselves battling against a formidable opponent and an unscrupulous government—enemies that will stop at nothing to silence her. With the prize of eternal life and complete political mastery at stake, Laura's life is in jeopardy. In this gripping thriller, Laura's only chance of survival is to track down enough hard evidence to expose a deceitful plot. But there's only one problem. Who does she confide in when she cannot trust her own government?
A young man finds he needs to murder young girls to please his mother, the problem being his mother is dead and what is his connection with a local insurance broker and his wife? Kent uses all his expertise to unravel this mystery with quite a surprising twist at the end.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. When an unidentified female body is discovered laid out on a slab in an abandoned butcher's shop, the cause of death is unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her lips have been carefully stitched shut. It is only when the full autopsy gets underway at the Los Angeles County morgue that the pathologist will reveal the true horror of the situation - a discovery so devastating that Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section has to be pulled off a different case to take over the investigation But when his inquiry collides with a missing persons' case being investigated by the razor-sharp Whitney Meyers, Hunter suspects the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Robert finds himself on the hunt for a murderer with a warped obsession, a stalker for whom love has become hate. Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - and he will now only speak to Detective Robert Hunter. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could've foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed ... until now. Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express
'Carter is now in the Jeffery Deaver class' Daily Mail FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER HUNTING EVIL COMES THE NEXT COMPULSIVE THRILLER IN THE ROBERT HUNTER SERIES A serial killer will stop at nothing… The Killer His most valuable possession has been stolen. Now he must retrieve it, at any cost. The Girl Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins. The Detective A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose. And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die. If you have read it You must die Praise for Chris Carter 'Punchy and fast paced' Sunday Mirror 'A gripping psychological thriller' Breakaway 'An insanely good crime series. Extraordinarily well written, high quality and high drama all the way' Liz Loves Books 'Carter has a background in criminal psychology and the killers at the centre of his novels are all the more terrifying for it' Mail on Sunday, chosen for 'If You Only Pack One' 'This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffery Deaver class' Daily Mail 'There's a touch of the Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Carter is one of those authors who makes writing look effortless ... I couldn't put it down' Crime Squad
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked body of a priest. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim. Praise for THE CRUCIFIX KILLER: 'A gripping debut ... Not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page turner' Express