Heavenfield

A DCI Ryan Mystery
Author: L. J. Ross
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530652686
Category:
Page: 264
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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "HOLY ISLAND" AND "SYCAMORE GAP" "The hunter becomes the hunted..." When a man is found dead at the remote church of Heavenfield, DCI Ryan is the only other person for miles around. The police have no weapon, no motive and no other suspects. Already suspended from Northumbria CID, Ryan must fight to clear his name. But soon, more than his career is at stake when prominent members of the mysterious 'Circle' begin to die. Somebody wants Ryan's name to be next on the coroner's list and to survive he must unmask the devil who walks among them - before it is too late. Unfortunately for Ryan, the devil looks just like everybody else... Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit from LJ Ross, set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

Sycamore Gap

A DCI Ryan Mystery
Author: L. J. Ross
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518759567
Category:
Page: 302
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THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER HOLY ISLANDThe past never stays buried for long...Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past.Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable.Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland.

First Thrills


Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857892649
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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12 LITERARY LEGENDS 13 RISING STARS 1 MUST-HAVE COLLECTION OF FIRST THRILLS Con men and killers, aliens and zombies, priests and soldiers, just some of the characters that thrill and kill in this compelling collection of gun-toting, double-crossing, back-stabbing, pulse-pounding stories. Jeffery Deaver investigates the suspicious death of a crime-writer in "The Plot"; Karin Slaughter's grieving widow takes revenge on her dying ex-husband in "Cold Heart", Stephen Coonts discovers a flying saucer in the depths of the ocean in "Savage Planet" and John Lescroart's secret field agent finds himself caught up in a complex game of cat-and-mouse in "The Gato Conundrum". Handpicked by world number one Lee Child, celebrity authors and stars of the future are brought together, writing brand-new stories, especially commissioned for this must-have collection. Whether you're reading today's bestseller or tomorrow's phenomenon, grisly horror or paranoia thriller, historical suspense or supernatural crime, one thing is for certain. You'll be thrilled to the core.

The Queen, Her Lover and the Most Notorious Spy in History

The Intriguing True Story of Queen Victoria's Secret
Author: Roland Perry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781760291037
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Page: 400
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The intensely revealing and entertaining account of a great royal secret and hidden love story - an unbuttoned history of Queen Victoria's loves and intrigues.

As the Crow Flies


Author: Damien Boyd
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477821039
Category: Fiction
Page: 157
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Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell. As the body count rises, Dixon bends the rules to breaking point to lure out a killer and unravel a conspiracy of silence that will rock the sleepy town of Burnham-on-Sea to its core.

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)


Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393342158
Category: History
Page: 592
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Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.

Dark Suits and Sad Songs


Author: Denzil Meyrick
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786699060
Category: Fiction
Page: 378
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When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging by a thread, and his sidekick DS Scott wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown. When strange lights appear in the sky over Kinloch, it becomes clear that the townsfolk are not the only people at risk. The fate of nations is at stake. Jim Daley must face his worst fears as tragedy strikes. This is not just about a successful investigation, it's about survival.

Witness

A Lawyer's Journey from Confrontation to Being
Author: Eric Sirotkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781940468488
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Eric Sirotkin’s Witness speaks to something innate in us all: the desire to feel connected to those around us and to feel our full potential as human beings. Sirotkin is a lawyer and human rights activist who has been at the center of legal battles over workers’ rights, the anti-nuclear arms industry protest, Central American amnesty for refugees fleeing US backed oppression as well as serving as an international observer at South Africa’s first free elections in the post-apartheid period and a legal advisor to the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Sirotkin has been a participant in world changing social movements. Witness is filled with profound moments of compassion and quiet heroism from world famous activists and unknown women and men whose lives will inspire you to be the change the world needs today.

The role of federal military forces in domestic disorders, 1877-1945


Author: Clayton D. Laurie
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160882685
Category:
Page: 491
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CMH 30-15. Army Historical Series. 2nd of three planned volumes on the history of Army domestic support operations. This volume encompasses the period of the rise of industrial America with attendant social dislocation and strife. Major themes are: the evolution of the Army's role in domestic support operations; its strict adherence to law; and the disciplined manner in which it conducted these difficult and often unpopular operations.

Lawful Death


Author: Katherine Pathak
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781496107640
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
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LAWFUL DEATH Danny Carlow is dead. But is it murder? When a young man is shot dead during a burglary at Langley Farm, it divides the local community. Having just published his latest book on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Professor Hugh Croft agrees to assist Thomas Langley's beleaguered defence team as an expert witness. As Hugh begins to interview Langley, he discovers the old man is not quite what he expected. The Professor finds it difficult to see this tough ex-soldier as the elderly, fragile victim the national press have made him out to be. Hugh soon realises the Langley Farm case is far more complicated than it had at first appeared. Whilst Hugh, and his wife Imogen, are struggling to deal with problems within their own family, they find themselves drawn into a multi-layered web of lies and retribution, resulting in a race against time to protect the very people they love the most. 'Lawful Death' is a fast-paced and absorbing mystery thriller. It deals with the impact of war and bereavement; delving into the intricacies of the human psyche. This novel takes the reader on a gripping, nail-biting journey towards its shocking and unexpected conclusion.

The Wrong Girl


Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466800879
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family. Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal—reuniting birth parents with the wrong children. For detective Jake Brogan and his partner, a young woman's brutal murder seems a sadly predictable case of domestic violence, one that results in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Jake finds an empty cradle at the murder scene. Where is the baby who should have been sleeping there? Jane and Jake are soon on a trail full of twists and turns that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal. When the threatening phone calls start, Jane knows she is on the right track...but with both a killer at large and an infant missing, time is running out.... The Wrong Girl is a riveting novel of familial relationships—both known and unknown—vile greed, senseless murder, and the ultimate in deception. What if you didn't know the truth about your own family? The Wrong Girl is the winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for best contemporary novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Heart of the Demon


Author: Michael Fowler
Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
ISBN: 1907565272
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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As the body count grows, Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr realizes that several of his men were unknowingly involved in earlier murders—and he begins to wonder how close to home this serial killer will truly comeDetective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and his partner DC Grace Marshall are called to the scene of a brutal slaying; the victim is a 14 year-old girl. The killer has been disturbed, but he has left behind a puzzle. What is the significance of the marks gouged into the girl's torso, and why has a playing card been left with the body? As Barnwell Major Investigation Team struggle to resolve the mystery, they are confronted with another gruesome discovery; the mummified remains of a teenage girl are unearthed from the slurry of a former colliery site. This corpse bears all the hallmarks of the first slaying, and yet this body has been buried for well over a decade. They soon realize that a savage killer is stalking Yorkshire, preying on young girls, and with the discovery of the bodies comes a series of revelations about the past. For Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and his team, the race against time to prevent further murders is complicated by the fact that several of his men have been on the periphery of earlier crimes, without even knowing it. And as the death toll mounts as more bodies are unearthed and new victims succumb to the murderer's sick appetites, he finds that this case comes very close to home. Very close indeed...

The White Room


Author: Martyn Waites
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751554391
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Newcastle, 1946. 19-year-old Jack Smeaton returns from the trenches, his hair turned white by the trauma of WWII. He seeks solace in socialism, falling under the spell of the young T. Dan Smith, visionary future leader of the city council, architect of tower blocks and sculpted concrete. Meanwhile, the future of Monica Blacklock, victim of a childhood of abuse, seems unremittingly bleak. A chance encounter with a handsome young man on the banks of the river Tyne looks set to change her life for the better. But handsome, psychopathic Brian Mooney has plans for Monica. In fact, Brian has plans for lots of people... A masterfully contrived fusion of fiction and real life crime, The White Room is a gripping tale of passion and violence, desire and revenge, spanning four tumultuous decades.

Sinister Forces: The nine


Author: Peter Levenda,Jim Hougan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984185818
Category: History
Page: 371
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The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are examined in this first volume of a three-part set, exposing new connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Based on the premise that there is a satanic undercurrent to American affairs, this study examines the sinister forces at work throughout history, from ancient American civilizations and the mysterious mound-builder culture to the Salem witch trials, the birth of Mormonism during a ritual of ceremonial magic by Joseph Smith Jr., and Operations Paperclip and Bluebird. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details are revealed, including the bizarre world of "wandering bishops" who appear throughout the Kennedy assassinations; a CIA mind-control program run amok in the United States and Canada; a famous American spiritual leader who had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald in the weeks and months leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy; and the "Manson secret."

Cambridge Blue


Author: Alison Bruce
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849016267
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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DC Gary Goodhew is intelligent, intuitive and the youngest detective at Cambridge's Parkside Station. He is the first on the scene when the body of a young woman is discovered on Midsummer Common and for the first time in his career is given the chance to work on a murder investigation. Soon there is an identity for the victim: Lorna Spence. Richard Moran, her boyfriend and employer, has reported her missing and is distraught to discover that she has been killed. He claims she was loved by his staff and his sisters, reserved Alice and vulnerable Jackie. He says she had no enemies but it isn't long before Goodhew discovers plenty, including her high maintenance colleague Victoria and Goodhew's reckless former classmate Bryn. They both swear that they have nothing to do with Lorna's death but Goodhew knows someone is lying. Then there is another brutal murder and Goodhew knows it is time to use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering the truth about the one person he hopes will be innocent.

A Sorrowful Sanctuary

A Lane Winslow Mystery
Author: Iona Whishaw
Publisher: Lane Winslow Mystery
ISBN: 9781771512893
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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In the fifth book of the series that the Globe and Mailcalls "terrific," Lane Winslow investigates the murder of an unidentified man she found adrift in a boat near King's Cove. Lane Winslow is enjoying a perfect, sunny day at the lake when she spots a gravely injured young man drifting in a sinking rowboat. Hypothermic, bleeding, and soaked in icy, bloody water, he is unable to speak, leaving Lane at a loss. What series of events brought him to this grisly fate? Darling and Ames are quick to pick up the case, but leads are few until Angela's young son finds an unsettling clue on the beach--a bright red swastika lapel pin--that points to the National Unity Party of Canada. When the anonymous man succumbs to his injuries, Darling and Lane are thrown headlong into a murder investigation with ties to the old country. Fans of Maisie Dobbs, Bess Crawford, and the ever-popular Kopp Sisters will be enchanted by Lane Winslow, a clever, no-nonsense sleuth based on the author's own mother, who was a wartime spy.

Dead Or Alive


Author: Ken McCoy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750544474
Category: Ex-police officers
Page: 360
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Two children are abducted on their way home from school and are still missing after several weeks - no one knows whether they are alive or dead. The police are certain that ruthless local gangster Vince Formosa is behind the kidnapping, but have no proof. Forced to resign following an accidental death in police custody, former Detective Inspector Sep Black knows he's been set up. But how can he prove it? Convinced that Formosa has a mole within the police, Black sets out to expose the traitor and clear his name. He must go undercover and find the missing children...

The Gemini Connection


Author: Teri Polen
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
ISBN: 9781684330348
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 228
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Teen twin brothers Evan and Simon Resnik are fiercely loyal to each other and share an unusual bond--they experience each other's emotions as their own and can sense where the other is. On their dying planet of Tage, scientists work tirelessly on its survival. Like the twins' parents, Simon is a science prodigy, recruited at a young age to work with the brilliant creator of Scientific Innovations. To the bitter disappointment of their parents, Evan shows no aptitude or interest in science. As a Mindbender, he travels into the minds of scientists to locate buried memories, connect ideas and concepts, and battle recurring nightmares. When Simon mysteriously disappears, Evan is plunged into a world of loss and unbearable guilt. For the first time, he can't 'feel' Simon--it's like he no longer exists. Evan blames himself. No one knows that he ignored his brother's pleas for help on the night he went missing. A year later, Simon is still gone. Evan lost his twin, but Tage might have lost its last hope of survival when it's discovered that Simon's unfinished project could be its salvation. Evan is determined to find him--somewhere--and bring Simon home. Their unusual connection might be more extraordinary than they know, and the key to locating Simon.

Silent Fear (a Novel Inspired by True Crimes)


Author: Lance Morcan,James Morcan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780473408121
Category: Fiction
Page: 700
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When you can't hear...death comes silently. Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the Deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more Deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives. A stunning, claustrophobic, "whodunit" murder mystery, Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) is the eighth novel by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan. Included is a commentary by Deaf filmmaker Brent Macpherson on the unique aspects of Deaf culture the story covers. Together, the Morcans and Macpherson are currently developing a feature film adaptation of Silent Fear.