The Freeman Files

The Freeman Files by Ted Tayler

Author: Ted Tayler

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: April 09, 2021

Deal ends: April 09, 2021

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DI Gus Freeman retired three years ago. His old boss now wants him to head up a Crime Review Team investigating cold cases. Gus returns to study old witness statements and to unearth fresh clues… you can't keep a great thief-taker down...the hunt is on.

Fatal Decision
Gus Freeman has spent the past three years alone. Freeman’s wife, Tess, died from a brain aneurysm six months to the day after his retirement. Gus is still coming to terms with his enforced solitary existence.
In their first case, the team try to discover who murdered Daphne Tolliver while walking her dog in the local woods.

Last Orders
The newly-formed Crime Review Team is investigating cold cases that defied their colleagues.
Austerity cuts mean that Gus Freeman only has a team of three to assist him.
DS Alex Hardy - a pursuit motorcyclist, currently using a wheelchair as he recovers from a high-speed accident.
DS Neil Davis - a bright young detective, whose family members have served in the Wiltshire force for generations.
Lydia Logan Barre – a forensic psychologist graduate who is attractive, outspoken and fiercely competitive.
Barmaid, Trudi Villiers, was brutally murdered as she walked home in the early hours.
"She may have had a string of lovers, but she was someone's daughter. We must find her killer."

Pressure Point
Gus Freeman’s Crime Review Team has two successful cold case investigations behind them.
Will it be third time lucky? The victim’s profession might make it hard to find someone to talk.
Laura Mallinder worked at ‘Gentle Touch’, a massage parlour in Swindon. Her boss, Maggie Monk, discovered Laura's body. The twenty-seven-year-old masseuse sustained fatal stab wounds to her back.
‘Pressure Point’ has a wide array of characters, and offers action, romance, humour and drama.

“The multiple dimensions to the characters give these books a genuine slant. The relationships between the characters are worked smoothly into the plots.”

In the Woods

Author: Tana French

Category: Crime Fiction

Regular price: $9.99

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Deal starts: April 08, 2021

Deal ends: April 08, 2021

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The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

Close to the Bone

Close to the Bone by Susan Wilkins

Author: Susan Wilkins

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: April 08, 2021

Deal ends: April 08, 2021

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‘Fast paced… I have to admit I struggled to put this book down, grabbing five minutes here and there just to finish it!… Fantastic read, would definitely recommend!’ Stardust Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Detective Megan Thomas’s latest case is far too close to home…

A woman is found on a beach, weeping over her missing child.

A businessman’s broken body is found on the floor of a luxury flat.

Detective Megan Thomas thought that moving to the beautiful coastline of Devon would be quieter than her undercover life in London. But the cases she’s working on prove that evil can strike anywhere, and she’s determined to put it right.

But when her sister is identified as a key suspect, Megan faces a terrible dilemma: her family, or the truth?

And when it seems the only way to find answers is to confront a killer, how much is she willing to risk?

Fans of Melinda Leigh, Angela Marsons and Kathy Reichs will be hooked by this incredibly gripping mystery thriller.

Readers love Susan Wilkins’ writing:
‘Absolutely brilliant!! From start to finish I was kept totally gripped. Full of twists and turns… Susan Wilkins is an amazing author and I can't wait for the next one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fast-paced, tightly plotted… Another dose of brilliant crime fiction. More please!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Compulsive and thoroughly captivating… I found myself unable to tear myself away and as a consequence read it all in a single tense sitting… Bags of suspense and action wrapped up in a thrillingly plotted story’ Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Gripped from start to finish… I am in awe.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Addictive and enthralling!… Devoured this book in just one sitting, it was that addictive.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I absolutely devoured Close to the Bone… gripping, thrilling and draws you straight in… impossible to put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘My favourite read of 2020… I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Well, another success by Susan Wilkins!!… an action-packed crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages.’ Bookworm86

‘Extremely compulsive… My attention didn’t waver for a second and I read it in one sitting’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Addictive, gripping, twisty… How this story unfolds is just brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Loved this… If you like Vera you will love this book. Brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ill Wind

Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

Author: Nevada Barr

Category: Crime Fiction

Regular price: $7.99

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Deal starts: April 07, 2021

Deal ends: April 07, 2021

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Lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos--they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease. And once it strikes, park ranger Anna Pigeon must find the very human source of the evil wind.

Before the Poison

Before the Poison by Peter Robinson

Author: Peter Robinson

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: April 07, 2021

Deal ends: April 07, 2021

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From New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson comes this mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man pulled into a murder from the past—and his quest to uncover the truth.Quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores. He purchases Kilnsgate House, a charming old mansion deep in the country, but something about the place disturbs him. His unease intensifies when he learns Kilnsgate was once the scene of a sensational murder. More than fifty years earlier, prominent doctor Ernest Arthur Fox was poisoned there, allegedly by his beautiful and much younger wife, Grace, who was subsequently tried, condemned, and hanged for the crime.His curiosity piqued, Chris decides to investigate, and the more he discovers, the more convinced he becomes of Grace's innocence. Despite warnings to leave it be, his quest for the truth is soon leading him through dark shadows of the past . . . and into a strange web of secrets that lie perilously close to the present.A complex, multi-layered thriller, Before the Poison is one of Peter Robinson’s most brilliant novels—and one readers won’t soon forget. “A gripping tale that brings to mind not only old-time Hollywood but also British ‘golden age’ storytelling in the Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier tradition.”—Wall Street Journal
 

Missing

Missing by Adam Nicholls

Author: Adam Nicholls

Category: Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: April 06, 2021

Deal ends: April 06, 2021

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The clock is ticking. They're still missing.

After handing in his detective badge, Mason Black now lives a stable life as a private investigator. But when the bodies of two children are discovered with messages written in blood, the pattern of a familiar killer emerges.

Now, the Carter twins are missing, and only Mason can help. With his unique knowledge of the killer, he has an advantage over the San Francisco Police Department. While his marriage falls apart, he must choose between repairing his life or opening doors that were meant to stay closed. There's just one problem; neither solution will restore his faith in humanity.

The Lullaby Killer is on the hunt, and Mason Black is always a step behind. As the trail reveals shocking secrets and surprising twists, you'll be holding your breath for the entirety of this gut-wrenching detective thriller.

Missing was previously published as Hush and has since undergone developmental edits to bring the reader a fresh new experience. This novel is the first installment of a three-part story, followed by Masquerade and Manhunt.