For every secret... Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals -- but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.
For every lie...
At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life -- a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
There's a different way to die...
Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family.
Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive suspect...her husband. â As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes.
The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women's Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.
The year is 1945 in Europe the Third Reich reigns triumphant. The Soviet Unin is a fragment of its former self and Stalin has accepted a dictated armistice int he Pacific, after a brief sharp war with Japan. America is the only significant military presence. Now the worlds two superpowers eye each other warily across the Atlantic Ocean that grows smaller daily. The Big Show is about to start.
Gringich has written alternate history and done it well.
The Women's Murder Club returns in a shocking suspenseful thriller. Plunging into a burning town house, Dectective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies ... and a mysterious message at the scene. When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends, Clair Washburn of the ME's office, Assistant DA Jill Bernhardt and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days. Even more terrifying he has targeted one of the four friends. Which one will it be?
The Women's Murder Club faces an unspeakable horror in the most gripping medical and legal thriller in years. A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she suddenly gasps for breath and dies. Doctors are completely mystified as other recovering patients inexplicably become dealy ill. Accompanied by the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the deaths and hunts a merciless killer. The book reporter.com said "Those who haven't read any of the novels in the Women's Murder Club series are cheating themselves." That says it all.
Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There's a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There's a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico. Jack Reacher hitched a ride in the back of the bus. A life without baggage has many advantages. And crucial disadvantages too, when it means facing the arctic cold without a coat. But he's equipped for the rest of his task. He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.
As San Francisco's most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching--waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city's most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it's the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home. As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed--a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.
As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can.
Dectective Lindsay Boxer chases a cat burglar, a killer with a vendetta against women and children and suspects a beloved movie star of killing his wife and trying to act his way out of being caught. And to top it all off Lindsay is getting in her way of being happy with her fiance and is putting her working partnership and friendship with the Murder Club in danger.
The back of the book says it all, "You'd think that being clairvoyant would give Abigail Cooper the ability to avoid danger. But being psychic doesn't necessarily allow you to sidestep murder and mayhem - it just lets you know that they're coming..."
This is a great cozy with a bit of an edge - just perfect for a night's read.
Surburban supersleuth Jane Jeffry and Detective Mel VanDyne have finally decided to get married, but they're going to have to fight off Jane's new mother-in-law and find a killer along the way down the aisle. The Jan Jeffry books are always worth the read, nice and cozy, laced with subtle humor and a good plot.
This was one heck of a read. I almost pulled a one-nighter because I found it hard to put the book down. Plot twists, characters who aren't what they seem, some who are exactly what they seem, but which is which? The plot centers around Lake Tahoe and Nina Reilly, single mother, one-woman law firm. Her new client is a man accused of murdering his own brother, a crime too horrible to believe. Suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm as her client's family turns against him and Nina finds that his life isn't the only one hanging in the balance, cuaght by an act of malice.
Samuel DelVecchio has spent the last sixteen years with the FBI, most recently as a profiler. He is now with the Mercy Street Foundation. Sam's first assignment is a cold-case murder of a soup kitchen volunteer. It is not long before Sam wonders if it is part of a serial killer's work. Turns out that there have been two other killings with the same MO. FBI agent Fiona Summers is already on the case and cooperates with Sam in hopes of figuring out who the killer is and why he is posing his victims in a certain way.
It is a local parish priest that recognizes what the poses represent. The killer is staging the Church's corporal acts of mercy ("Feed the hungry, shelter homeless ...") with the bodies. Sam and Fiona are in a race to stop the killer, but this killer is closer than they know.
The ultimate cozy. Small English village, retired art teacher solving crimes the police can't begin to figure out.
Miss Seeton's summer outing to a tennis match serves up more than expected when Britain's up-and-coming female tennis star receives mysterious death threats. The police are counting on Miss Seeton to unravel some baffling clues before victory goes to the villain.
This was a new author for me and a welcome surprise. Her characters are real, we've all met people like them. Well maybe not just like them unless you happen to know a murderer! Definitely a good read.
Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he's brutally stabbed to death in his garage. An army of media and law enforcement descend on the case, and thousands of tips pour in from the public. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, things quickly go wrong, but Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case.
But to one man, Luke is no hero. Chris Gallagher raised his brother, Steven, almost single-handedly, and, certain that Steven is innocent, he won't rest until he sets the record straight. Thanks to Luke's newfound fame, he's an easy man to find, and Chris quickly makes it clear that Luke's own brother will die if Luke refuses to help clear Steven's name. So begins Luke's desperate attempt to find another suspect -- any other suspect -- in Judge Brennan's death. But Luke's investigation might open the door to powerful forces even more dangerous than Chris Gallagher.
Hitchcock is in the middle of filming his latest film, Vertigo, when he receives a macabre present, the severed ear of a woman. Joining forces with ex-LAPD detective Chess Slattery, Hitch follows a trail that takes the pair from the mansions of Bel Air to the degraded haunts of Hollywood wannabes and the shabby bungalows of Venice in 1957.
Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At long last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard, to a startling conclusion: Jasmine Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already so fragile and doomed? As Kincaid and his capable and appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman's strange history, a troubling puzzle begins to take shape -- a bizarre amalgam of good and evil, of charity and crime . . . and of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts.