Bargain Books 24/05/2013 Mystery & Suspense

A Killer Goes Public A cunning, vicious serial killer stalks the glamorous Meatpacking district in lower Manhattan. Bored with killing in secret, he raises the stakes by leaving cryptic clues in his victims’ own blood. A Cop in the Cross-Hairs Detective Ellie Danson is tapped to tag along with an investigator from the Homicide Squad at Manhattan South, due to her knowledge of the city’s red-light districts. When the killer develops a fascination with her that comes to border on obsession, Ellie begins to wonder just how high a price she’ll have to pay to draw him out. Closing the Circle As she closes in on the killer, his kills become even more gruesome, violating every rule of common decency in his quest for inspiration. With her life hanging in the balance, Ellie manages to bend a few rules of her own, leading to shocking revelations and a desperate, final confrontation that only one will survive. The Abattoir, a top 20 bestseller in Police Procedurals, is a relentless, fast-paced narrative.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

“This little gem of a mystery centers around murder, mayhem and race-fixing at a fictional racetrack named Edgewater Downs in Northern California… Dawson confesses to being a longtime racing fan and has really done her homework well… California racing fans should enjoy the local flavor of A Killing at the Track.” California Thoroughbred – “I don’t know how much Janet Dawson knew about racing before writing A Killing at the Track but she makes you feel as though she’s gotten up at dawn to watch the horses work out all her life. She makes the most of her setting and peoples her story with wonderful characters. Highly recommended.” Sally Powers, I Love A Mystery – Oakland private eye Jeri Howard likes to play the longshots at Edgewater Downs. Handicapping is a foreign language. She bets on horses because she likes the way they look. It’s a lot of fun and she doesn’t mind losing a few bucks. But some people will do anything to make a killing at the track. Dope a horse, bribe a jockey – or murder a trainer. Jeri discovers dangerous odds on the track’s backside.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

“The Flowers o’ the Forest are a’ wede awa’.” Death in the Highlands. It came by claymore and cannon fire in 1745, when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s men died at Culloden, and the last Stuart fled back to France, leaving his followers to death by noose and firing squad, and his gold hidden in the heather for others to find. After a thousand years of bloody history, death in the Highlands is nothing new. But it should not be happening now. Jean Fairbairn has a coin from Prince Charlie’s hoard, and a story, she thinks. Until the story comes to murder, up close and personal, and Jean isn’t just a reporter, she’s a prime suspect. Nose to nose with Chief Inspector Alasdair Cameron, whose forebears led Charlie’s rising, and Rick MacLyon, who thinks being a dot.com millionaire makes him an expert on Charlie’s life, Jean finds herself entangled in a story that’s getting grimmer than the Dark Mile by Loch Arkaig and twistier than Stuart politics. And it’s all too likely to end with Jean trapped by a murderer, on her way to becoming the MacLyon mansion’s newest ghost. (Book one of the series.)Mystery & Suspense

 

 

On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago’s snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files. Over a year later, Tracy’s sister, Sondra, still can’t come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister’s death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy’s past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister’s life that may have led to her death. As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she’s launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death…Mystery & Suspense