Lee Child - Killing Floor
"Killing Floor" introduces Jack Reacher, the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, with an eye for the women, he is truly every thinking reader's perfect action hero. Margrave has just had its first homicide in thirty years. And Reacher is the only stranger in town. So the murder is pinned on him. As nasty secrets leak out and the body count mounts, only one thing is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall...
Jeffery Deaver - The Sleeping Doll
Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver returns with a brand-new series, featuring Kathryn Dance. California Bureau of Investigation Special agent Kathryn Dance is an expert in kinesics - the science of interpreting behaviour. It makes her a brilliant interrogator. But she's up against Daniel Pell, a master of control, who mesmerises, seduces and exploits people for his own murderous ends. A convicted killer who is known as ÜThe Son of Manson" for the chilling parallels between him and the notorious ritual murderer. To track down Pell before he destroys yet more lives, Kathryn Dance must enlist the help of four people from the killer's past. The three women who lived under his sadistic sway in the cult he once headed. And the young girl known as The Sleeping Doll, the only survivor of her family's slaughter at Pell's hands . . .
Tasha Alexander - And Only to Deceive
From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder And Only to Deceive For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek. Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.
Tasha Alexander - A Poisoned Season
London's social season is in full swing, and the Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been making off with precious items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Emily. But the strong-minded and fiercely independent Emily will not be shaken. It will take all of her considerable wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the murderer, even as a brewing scandal threatens both her reputation and her romance with her late husband's best friend, the dashing Colin Hargreaves. A Poisoned Season is a delicious blend of sparkling romance, heart-pounding suspense, and rich historical detail that only Tasha Alexander could create.
Tasha Alexander - A Fatal Waltz
At her friend Ivy's behest, Emily reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of Lord Fortescue, a man she finds as odious as he is powerful. But if Emily is expecting Lord Fortescue to be the greatest of her problems, she is wrong. Her host has also invited Kristiana von Lange, an Austrian countess who was once linked romantically with Emily's fiancé, the debonair Colin Hargreaves. What Emily believes will be a tedious evening turns deadly when Fortescue is found murdered, and his protégé, Robert Brandon - Ivy's husband - is arrested for the crime. Determined to right this terrible wrong and clear Robert's name, Emily begins to dig for answers, a quest that will lead her from London's glittering ballrooms to Vienna's sordid backstreets. Not until she engages a notorious anarchist in a game of wits does the shocking truth begin to emerge: the price of exonerating Robert can be paid only by placing Colin in deadly peril. To save her fiancé, Emily must do the unthinkable: bargain with her nemesis, the Countess von Lange.
Robert Galbraith - The Cuckoo's Calling
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his long-time girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Landry walks through his door with an amazing story. His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, fell, famously, to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rockstar boyfriends, desperate designers, and every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detective novels, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know the world of the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen it investigated by a detective like this one.
Marian Keyes - The Mystery of Mercy Close
At 34, Helen Walsh’s life has hit a speed bump. Her flat has been repossessed, her work as a private investigator has dried up and her lovely boyfriend is insisting on remaining friendly with his ex-wife. So when Helen’s dangerous-but-sexy ex Jay Parker calls with a case for her, she’s intrigued. When it turns out the case involves the disappearance of Wayne Diffney, one-fourth of Ireland’s biggest-ever boy band, she’s hooked. As the Laddz reunion tour looms, Helen is drawn into a world of big hair, big mansions and even bigger egos, where everyone has an ulterior motive. But there’s still no sign of Wayne, time is running out and clues are thin on the ground… Will she be able to crack the case and jumpstart her career? Will Jay manage to wheedle his way back into her life? And will the black dog of depression that’s been stalking her catch up with her once again?
Alan Furst - Red Gold
Autumn 1941: In a shabby hotel off the place Clichy, the course of the war is about to change. German tanks are rolling toward Moscow. Stalin has issued a decree: All partisan operatives are to strike behind enemy lines—from Kiev to Brittany. Set in the back streets of Paris and deep in occupied France, Red Gold moves with quiet menace as predators from the dark edge of war—arms dealers, lawyers, spies, and assassins—emerge from the shadows of the Parisian underworld. In their midst is Jean Casson, once a well-to-do film producer, now a target of the Gestapo living on a few francs a day. As the occupation tightens, Casson is drawn into an ill-fated mission: running guns to combat units of the French Communist Party. Reprisals are brutal. At last the real resistance has begun. Red Gold masterfully re-creates the shadow world of French resistance in the darkest days of World War II.
Tasha Alexander - A Crimson Warning
Secrets prove deadly in this new novel featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret – and worse – by someone who enjoys destroying lives. Newly returned to her home in Mayfair, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking forward to enjoying the delights of the season. The delights, that is, as defined by her own eccentricities—reading The Aeneid, waltzing with her dashing husband, and joining the Women’s Liberal Federation in the early stages of its campaign to win votes for women. But an audacious vandal disturbs the peace in the capitol city, splashing red paint on the neat edifices of the homes of London’s elite. This mark, impossible to hide, presages the revelation of scandalous secrets, driving the hapless victims into disgrace, despair and even death. Soon, all of London high society is living in fear of learning who will be the next target, and Lady Emily and her husband, Colin, favorite agent of the crown, must uncover the identity and reveal the motives of the twisted mind behind it all before another innocent life is lost.
Marlene Perez - Dead Is a State of Mind
A creepy, campy new mystery series Welcome to Nightshade, California - a small town full of secrets. It’s home to the psychic Giordano sisters, who have a way of getting mixed up in mysteries. During their investigations, they run across everything from pom-pom- shaking vampires to shape-shifting boyfriends to a clue-spewing jukebox. With their psychic powers and some sisterly support, they can crack any case! There’s a gorgeous new guy at Nightshade High: Duke Sherrad, a fortune-teller claiming to have descended from Gypsies. Even though she’s psychic herself, Daisy is skeptical of Duke’s powers. But when a teacher who was the subject of one of his predictions ends up dead, she begins to wonder if Duke is the real deal after all. Maybe if Daisy can track down the teacher’s killer, she can find out the truth. The only trouble is, all signs point to the murderer being of the furry persuasion. Is Daisy any match for a werewolf? Maybe she is . . . in more ways than she bargained for!
Sylvia Wrigley - The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur airport shortly after midnight, full of passengers flying to Beijing. Half an hour later, the greatest mystery in aviation history had begun. Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes the loss of MH370 so terrifying. Follow along step-by-step as Wrigley recreates the flight and its disappearance. Review the many varied theories as to how it could have happened — up to and including alien abduction. The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 also introduces a variety of related crashes and incidents, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.
Scott Maka - MH370
Short of cash, and afraid of missing her night-flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, globetrotting backpacker Jane splits a taxi fare with two mysterious men – unwittingly enmeshing herself in a deadly international intrigue. At the airport, the lonely young woman forges a bond of friendship that offers her clues into the nature of dark forces threatening hundreds of lives. When night falls over the South China Sea, and her airliner’s cabin-crew switch off the lights, Jane must draw on everything she has learned as she seeks a confrontation that will spark one of the greatest mysteries of modern times.
Peter Lee - MH370
If you want to know what really happened to flight MH 370, this book is a must-buy. In 'MH 370: By Accident or Design', a former military pilot and air traffic control officer analyses the exact sequence of events that took place on the night of 8 March 2014 when Malaysia Airlines' flight MH 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and then vanished from the face of the Earth. He strips away the clouds of confusion to get right to the heart of the mystery, and suggests a believable and logical explanation for everything that happened that night. On the way, he analyses some of the alternative explanations that have been offered, including the conspiracy theories, and looks at the latest information from the Far East. Some recently published works on this subject were rushed into print before the few indisputable facts were known, and many have been based on little more than the author's personal opinion, almost irrespective of these facts, or have been founded on apparently factual information that has since been discredited. This book starts off with no preconceptions at all. The author looks only at the facts of the matter, and has worked out a possible and believable explanation that covers everything we know about this flight from take-off to its ultimate fate. He also explains exactly how the aircraft systems – things like SSR, ACARS and ADS-B – work, and provides an overview of the satellite communications system that was able to provide basic tracking data for the aircraft long after voice communications ceased. He explains the crucial significance of the position where the aircraft vanished from Malaysia's radar screens, and why that precise location was chosen by the perpetrator of this disappearance. And he shows why the route that the aircraft subsequently followed was not accidental, but entirely deliberate, and chosen for one very specific reason. He concludes his analysis by explaining approximately where the aircraft is now, and why no confirmed wreckage from the aircraft has been found anywhere. As a military controller, Peter Lee has previously been involved in aircraft accident and investigation procedures as apart of his job. He was solely responsible for deducing the precise reason, and specific sequence of events, that led to the loss of a Royal Navy Sea Harrier in the North Irish Sea some years ago, an event that at first sight appeared completely inexplicable, and was the principal expert witness at the subsequent Board of Inquiry. In the case of flight MH 370, he has turned that same critical eye on this disappearance, and his suggested explanation for what happened is both logical and believable. If you read no other book about this mystery, read this one.
Paris Tosen - Why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Vanished
Why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Vanished is an alternative analysis that suggests that the motives and players behind events are more exotic than they appear to be. Paris Tosen insists that the mysterious nature of the disappearance of Flight 370 is evidence that it belonged to a bigger story. Discretion is advised.
Nigel Cawthorne - Flight MH370
(A 2014-es papíralapú John Blake kiadás fülszövege:) A top true-crime journalist takes on a confounding current mystery offering up a new theory with international implications. On March 8, 2014, at 41 minutes past midnight, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. At 1:19 a.m., the plane and its 227 passengers vanished from the skies. No trace has been found. The disappearance of Flight MH370 has horrified people across the globe. In an age where a stolen smartphone can be pinpointed to any location on Earth, the vanishing of a cruise liner and 227 passengers is the greatest mystery since the _Mary Celeste_. Experienced author and journalist Nigel Cawthorne has researched with incredible swiftness and thoroughness to reveal the most compelling explanations behind the mystery gripping the world.
John Washington - The Malaysian Flight 370 Report
Our prayers are with the families and friends, the passengers and crew members aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been missing for well over a week now. With each passing day, the mystery deepens as analysts, governments and global citizens at large try to decipher what happened to the ill-fated flight. It disappeared into thin air, as if by magic, without leaving a trace; reportedly, the Malaysian Air Force did not pick up any data from the missing plane as it flew across the country’s airspace. Two weeks into the mystery, families and friends of the passengers and crew members aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continue to wait patiently as the coordinated search develops new twists every day. At the moment, the only sure thing in all this is that the plane is not in the air; it either crashed and its debris can’t be recovered or landed in an undisclosed location after having flown under the radar for several hours. As the mystery unravels, we will keep you posted on the latest developments as well as analyzing the most talked about theories that have been put forward.
John P. Choisser - Malaysia Flight MH370: Lost in the Dark
(A 2014-es papíralapú CreateSpace kiadás fülszövege:) The missing flight isn’t in the news quite as much now. The pings have stopped, and the search is entering a second, much slower, phase. The unanswered questions are many. But by most accounts, it is being assumed that the pilots are criminals, suicidal maniacs, hijackers, or terrorists, since no one else on the airplane appears to fit those descriptions. It may be a long time before we know for sure, but in the meantime, I believe the public, and particularly the pilot’s families, need to know that there is a high likelihood that they are victims, and heroic victims at that. The purpose of this book is also not to place blame on anyone in particular, although, as we’ll see, there might have been an opportunity to save the airplane. In the news, there does not seem to be much credibility given to the possibility that what happened was an accident. A rare accident, we hope, but an accident nonetheless. But even given an accident, can blame be placed for making the situation worse? Could there have been negligence in avoiding the escalation of an accident into a disaster? I say yes. I believe we can place blame for this, and it’s not on the pilots. Knowing more about how the airplane and its various systems work will help members of the public more accurately judge the relevancy of the various scenarios being discussed. I can imagine some of my friend’s eyes glazing over while reading some of the technical information presented in this book. And skimming over those sections or skipping them is OK. But these are the bases for the conclusions I reach, so you can either read them or take them on faith. This kind of knowledge will also answer questions like “why didn’t the passengers answer their cell phones?” and “was someone hiding in the cargo bay?”, and “how can the airplane fly by itself?”, and “a hacker got into the flight computer and flew the airplane!” If we keep speculation grounded in the real world, based on how things actually work (and don’t work), some of the more realistic theories can be better evaluated. That’s why there is so much engineering stuff in this book, which you may want to skip over. It’s there as much to explain what is impossible as much as what things are possible. My hypothesis is that the pilots are heroes. Lost in the dark, without flight instruments, with smoke in the cockpit, flying under extreme stress and awesome responsibility, and hoping against hope to see a fighter interceptor outside their window to guide them home, they knew the minutes left on their oxygen system were numbered. They have not survived their ordeal, and, in my opinion, died trying to save the flight. And this small book will not bring solace to the families of the rest of the crew and passengers. But the dedicated effort the pilots and crew probably made amidst the terror and confusion may be worthy of hero status. I feel for all of the victims’ families, but especially for the families of the pilots, who are not only grieving, but whose probably heroic loved ones are (perhaps necessarily, but unfortunately) being labeled otherwise.
Geoff Taylor - Ewan Wilson - “Goodnight Malaysian 370”
The truth behind the loss of Flight 370 will shock the travelling public. The book by New Zealand pilot Ewan Wilson and journalist Geoff Taylor presents compelling evidence about what actually occurred in the final hours of Flight 370, some of it based on new interviews with family members of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 captured the world's attention and shocked everyone. The book takes you to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8 and brings together the lives of passengers and crew who ultimately met their fate on board what should have been a routine flight to Beijing on a well respected airline operating a state-of-the-art airliner with a near faultless record. For the first time the book presents a detailed analysis of the flight, the incredible route it took, and who the authors believe was in charge of the aircraft as it plunged into the Indian Ocean. The book investigates each piece of evidence and eliminates all the possible scenarios until the reader is left with one shocking and unbelievable conclusion as to what happened to end the lives of 239 people that night. What happened to MH370 was no accident. It was deliberate and it was calculated and it should never have been allowed to happen.
Erick T. Hall - The Zombie Plane
Investigative report of the disappearance of flight MH370. The whereabouts of the plane is only one question still unanswered. The investigators are also considering: If the two pilots were involved in the disappearance, were they working together or alone, or with one or more of the passengers or crew? Did they fly the plane under duress or of their own will? Did one or more of the passengers manage to break into the cockpit or use the threat of violence to gain entry and then seize the plane? And what possible motive could there be for diverting the jet? Why don't we have any answers?