Fierce Kingdom

Author: Gin Phillips

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: January 25, 2022

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An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.

Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

The Accident on the A35

The Accident on the A35 by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Author: Graeme Macrae Burnet

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: January 24, 2022

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The Accident on the A35 returns to the scene of Burnet’s accomplished first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau--the small French town of Saint-Louis. Detective Gorski is called away from his night of solitary drinking to the site of a car accident that left Bertrand Barthelme, a respected solicitor, dead. When the deceased's rather attractive wife suggests that the crash may not have been an accident, Gorski looks closer into Barthelme's circumspect movements on the night of his death. His investigation leads him to various bars, hotels, and brothels in the nearby city of Strasbourg. At the same time, Barthelme's rebellious son, drunk on Jean Paul Sartre novels, is conducting an investigation of his own. Their independent, dual inquiries lead the reader down a twisted road marked by seedy back rooms, bar brawls, a moment of accidental incest, and--as we have come to expect from Burnet--copious amounts of wine.

The Accident on the A35 is a darkly humorous, subtle, and sophisticated novel that burrows into the psyches of its characters and explores the dark corners of life in a sleepy town. Read more

Impression

Author: Ray Clark

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: January 24, 2022

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A series of murders threatens to side-line Yorkshire Police’s search for a missing girl

Sally Summerby charges into a Leeds police station, utterly distraught. Her five-year-old daughter has gone missing, presumably abducted. Yet despite mobilising all of their resources, the police can find no sign of the child.

DI Stewart Gardener gets wind of the case when investigating the murder of a woman in her rented suburban house. She has been pinned to the floor with a bayonet. Yet under her body is a photo of the child.

The mother knows nothing of this woman. And she is clearly shocked when it is established the latter is a sex worker. But as several weeks have passed since the abduction, she becomes more and more desperate.

DI Gardener and his trusty sergeant Sean Reilly are also getting frustrated. A local businessman linked to the victim’s property has been poisoned. And to add to the detectives’ woes, a neighbourhood weirdo who fancies himself as a private detective and thinks he can solve the crimes keeps bothering them.

Gardener is sure the cases are linked but the clock is ticking, resources are stretched, and the pressure is mounting to find who is responsible, and why.

Bliss Uncovered

Author: Tony J. Forder

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: January 24, 2022

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The bestselling author of the stunning DI Bliss crime series is back – this time with a thrilling prequel novella.
A double life – a single truth.

Fresh out of uniform, DC Jimmy Bliss finds himself at the centre of an undercover sting. Enlisted by a crew of villains to crack a safe, he fears his cover is blown when he’s seen in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But on the night of the job, things run smoothly enough until the gang leader changes the location of the heist. As the job spirals out of control, Bliss has to trust his instincts and buy some time. There’s just one problem: he has no idea if his team know what has become of him.

As the situation escalates, Bliss finds himself at the mercy of a violent criminal who will do anything not to be caught.

Charlie-316

Author: Colin Conway and Frank Zafiro

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: January 24, 2022

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Tyler Garrett is a model SWAT officer whose good looks, education and familial status add to that image. The fact that he is a black man in the predominately white Spokane Police Department only adds to the city administration’s pride in one of their own. He’s often pointed to as an example of the department’s best and brightest—a young man on the rise.

One summer evening, Garrett stops a reckless driver. It’s something he’s done a thousand times except this time, gunfire erupts from a nearby house. As Garrett dives for cover, the driver turns and begins shooting as well. Garrett survives the ambush by killing the driver and chasing off the additional shooter.

The legend of Tyler Garrett grows and the community rallies around him.

Until the initial investigation determines the driver was shot in the back and his gun has somehow disappeared. Suddenly, the police department, city hall, and even the national news media are wondering just what happened that night? In a nation where police brutality dominates the headlines, Garrett’s case has suddenly become a flashpoint.

Now, Officer Tyler Garrett must take matters into his own hands. Time is quickly running out for him to find the second shooter and to clear his name.

The Killer’s Girl

The Killer’s Girl by Helen Phifer

Author: Helen Phifer

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: January 23, 2022

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‘Mama, wake up.’
The little girl reached for her mother’s face with one pudgy hand. But the eyes stayed closed, and the blood continued to trickle across the floor.

When the body of a young woman is found, tied to her bed and the victim of a brutal attack in her own home, Detective Morgan Brookes is sickened by what she finds as she searches the house. And unprepared for the nightmares it inspires about her childhood.

When the DNA collected gives a positive ID, Morgan can’t wait to put the attacker behind bars. But the person it matches to is already in prison. How could the DNA of someone who has been locked up for over twenty years have shown up in Morgan’s crime scene? And then they make another close match. To Morgan herself.

Faced with the impossible proof that she is somehow connected to this case, Morgan delves deep into the crimes of a killer who stalked the Lake District two decades ago. But distracted by the old case, she misses the signs that he has found a new victim. And when he strikes close to home, Morgan finally realises that she has been living on borrowed time. To find this killer, it’s clear she must confront the nightmares in her past…

A heart-racing, nerve-wracking crime thriller. Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney will be completely gripped.

Readers love The Killer’s Girl:
‘Wow oh wow!! This book is definitely my absolute favourite of Helen’s yet! I have been taken completely on a rollercoaster and this has been utterly impossible to put down… A definite five star read.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

‘WOW WOW WOW!! What a hair-raising roller-coaster of a read this is! WOW!… The Killer’s Girl is just sensational!!… My stomach felt as if it were tied in a knot throughout and at one point my jaw dropped onto my chest and it took me quite a few seconds to pull it back in place! OMG!! What the...?? The ending couldn't be more breath-taking and surprising… A terrific crime thriller and I highly recommend it. Now I can't wait for the next book.’ Relax and Read Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Yet another absolutely cracking read from Helen… Twisty and thrilling, dark and dangerous, I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. I was glued to the pages, loved it. It was bloody brilliant and well worth 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow! This murder mystery was amazing!! I couldn't put it down! It kept me engaged for the entire book.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Literally blew me away… Another one-sitting book with tension and suspense, chilling and with plenty of heart-in-your-mouth moments. Yes this book is that good. A must-read.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘An excellent book and a fast-paced intriguing crime thriller that I devoured in record time. It really is THAT good.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, 5 stars

‘This is such a great book!… Amazing… I was gasping with shock when I started to realise what was going on… 5 big stars.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars

‘Gripping read with a killer twist. I really did not see that one coming.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I just didn’t want to put it down… An excellent book that I can’t recommend highly enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘An explosive, fast-paced, gripping thriller that was hard to put down from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh my goodness… what a rollercoaster of a ride this one was… brilliantly written and can’t wait for the next one’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Read more