An Evil Mind

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476765709
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Fiction

A prolific and ingenious serial killer is unmasked by a Los Angeles detective with a dark past of his own in this “roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless” by Top 10 Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author Chris Carter. A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the sheriff’s department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery: a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing, and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception—but can he be believed? The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for help from ex-criminal behavior psychologist and lead detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter. As he begins interviewing the apprehended suspect, terrifying secrets are revealed, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed…until now. This dramatic and suspense-laden thriller, perfect for fans of Thomas Harris’s classic The Silence of the Lambs, has “twists and turns and cliff-hangers abound” (Booklist) and will keep you guessing until the very last page.

I Am Death

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476765716
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Fiction

In Top 10 Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author Chris Carter’s electrifying follow-up to his “chilling” (Daily Mail) thriller An Evil Mind, the LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit lead detective, Robert Hunter, races to stop a serial killer whose past secrets rival those of Hunter’s himself. Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a grassy area by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The autopsy reveals that she has been tortured and murdered in a bizarre way but the surprises don’t end there. The killer likes to play, and he left something behind for the cops to find. Detective Robert Hunter is assigned to the case but almost immediately a second body turns up. Detective Hunter quickly realizes that he is chasing a monster—a predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched—for he is DEATH. Fast-paced, action-packed, and filled with suspense, I Am Death is perfect for fans of Jeffery Deaver, Thomas Harris, and Chelsea Cain.

The Crucifix Killer

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847378415
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Fiction

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles, Robert Hunter is thrown into a nightmare case. The victim suffered a terrible death, and on the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner, Garcia, need to solve this case and fast. 'A gripping debut ... Not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page turner' Express

State of Mind

Author: John Katzenbach
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345422538
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

Twenty-five years after she and her brother had fled their tyrannical father, a suicide and a suspect in the heinous murder of a young student, Susan Clayton receives a threatening message as a serial killer stalks her community. Reprint.

The Bringer of Death

Author: Michael Monahan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 197641590X
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre:

PJ Carpenter senses something odd in the rhythm of the terror world. For weeks, the veteran CIA paramilitary officer has been raising alarms that al Qaeda is up to something. The terror group has been unusually quiet. More troubling is the fact that its most lethal commander, a man known only as Mumeet-the Bringer of Death-has gone completely off the radar. But by the time US intelligence realizes that Carpenter's instincts are on the mark, it may be too late. Pressured into action by its recently-named new leader, al Qaeda is already well on its way to a dramatic return to jihad operations. And Carpenter's nemesis Mumeet will lead the first attack under the new strategy; one that will strike at the heart of the US homeland and two paragons of American culture. With little else to go on, Carpenter is sent to Cairo to hunt down two mysterious men. As he travels from Egypt and on to South America gathering bits of intelligence, it becomes clear he is chasing Mumeet, and the terrorist is already inside the United States. Now Carpenter and the US government are running out of time to uncover the plot and stop the Bringer of Death before he unleashes the most devastating attacks on US soil since 2001.

Sense of Evil

Author: Kay Hooper
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553583472
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Fiction

After a series of murders in which the victims are all blondes who did not resist their attacker, police chief Rafe Sullivan calls in the FBI for assistance and is concerned by the atypical methods of the responding agent, Isabel Adams.

The Night Stalker

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780857202994
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Fiction

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. When an unidentified female body is discovered laid out on a slab in an abandoned butcher's shop, the cause of death is unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her lips have been carefully stitched shut. It is only when the full autopsy gets underway at the Los Angeles County morgue that the pathologist will reveal the true horror of the situation - a discovery so devastating that Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section has to be pulled off a different case to take over the investigation But when his inquiry collides with a missing persons' case being investigated by the razor-sharp Whitney Meyers, Hunter suspects the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Robert finds himself on the hunt for a murderer with a warped obsession, a stalker for whom love has become hate. Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express

One by One

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780857203090
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Fiction

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a horrific show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically trace the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he has covered his tracks from start to finish. And before Hunter and his partner Garcia are even able to get their investigation going, Hunter receives a new phone call. A new website address. A new victim. But this time the killer has upgraded his game so that anyone can take part ... Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express 'You will not be able to stop until you have finished'***** Crimesquad

When Evil Calls Your Name

Author: John Nicholl
Publisher:
ISBN: 1912604124
Release Date: 2018-03-14
Genre: Fiction

Even the darkest secrets can't stay hidden forever... When twenty-nine-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a diary exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder. Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. As she begins writing she holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn't dare vocalise, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours. Will the truth finally be revealed?

Elijah

Author: Frank Redman
Publisher: Inspire Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0997934301
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre:

Elijah Raven, 22, possesses an extraordinary gift-or to him-a curse. He's simply trying to overcome his past and get by in life. Well, and dream of a girl who's out of his league. He's not a thrill-seeking daredevil. Instead, he works as an IT tech at Buy City. His passion is for computers, a relatively safe endeavor. Not adventure. He's already had enough adventure to last a lifetime. But, animals won't grant his desire for peace. They communicate with him. He doesn't know how it works, but somehow animals sense that he can understand them. That sounds like it would be cool, except the problem is the animals don't tell him to throw the ball or give a treat. They tell him about the evil things they see. Abuse. Rape. Murder. He wants to mind his own business and reject diving headfirst into unknown dangers against his will. Instead, he's compelled to get involved. He cannot deny the call to action. And the call screams when he stumbles upon the high crime abduction of children forced into prostitution by untouchable Corporate Executives, who believe anything that makes money is permissible in the world of High Finance. Praise for ELIJAH "If your destiny ever requires a walk through hell, make sure to take Elijah Raven with you. Both lighthearted and horrifying, Redman's debut novel stares down evil through the eyes of the best kind of hero: one who has survived it and won't leave anyone to suffer the same. ELIJAH is a thrilling page-turner that won't let you down." - Erin Healy, author of THE BAKER'S WIFE and STRANGER THINGS "Captivating, funny, suspenseful, heart-wrenching, believable, simply wow! Redman straps you into a front row seat of the protag's mind and sends you on a non-stop ride guaranteed to entertain." - Claude Bouchard, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Vigilante Series "I'm in awe of Frank's voice. It's captivating." - Lynn Rush, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Violet Night Trilogy "Frank Redman is an author of startling insight and wonderful expression who brings to life his characters in such a way as to make you forget you are reading. They are living and breathing alongside you, a startling achievement for a new novelist. I highly anticipate reading more of Redman's work in the future. His is a voice that will shine on for many years to come." -- Luke Romyn, USA Today and Amazon #1 bestselling author "A strong first outing from Frank Redman who introduces us to Elijah Raven, a winsome Every-man who just happens to communicate with animals and has an uncanny knack for getting into trouble. Humor, romance, and supernatural intrigue follow in this fun, fast-paced novel. Looking forward to more from Frank Redman!" - Mike Duran, author of THE GHOST BOX and SAINT DEATH "A tech-savvy hero with the ability to hear animals, a dog obsessed with Cheetos, and a cat with a British accent... what's not to love? Filled with action, sardonic wit and a lovable cast of furry characters, you'll cheer for ELIJAH--a story of redemption in the midst of darkness, of saving those who can't save themselves." -NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee

Gallery of the Dead

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471156373
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Genre: Fiction

‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’ That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form. Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.

The Hypnotist

Author: Lars Kepler
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771095740
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Fiction

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide, all of the victims from the same family, captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the grisly murders -- against the wishes of the national police. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is an intended victim -- the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes intended for this boy to die: he has suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and Lapsed into a state of shock. He's in no condition to be questioned. Desperate for information, Linna sees one mode of recourse: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes. It's the sort of work that Bark had sworn he would never do again-ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a Long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl. From the Hardcover edition.

Mutilated

Author: Will Patching
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1540636453
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre:

The Surgeon is ready... Are you? What''s the worst punishment imaginable? Murder, mystery and mayhem are deftly woven through this intense crime thriller. A psychological chiller combining well drawn characters with plenty of twists and turns - part police procedural, part gripping suspense. In brief: A serial killer challenges criminal profiler, Doctor Colin Powers, to solve several cold case mutilation murders, while Detective Inspector Jack Carver investigates a newly dismembered victim.An unlikely coincidence?Is a vicious psychopath from Doc''s past somehow involved, despite having been incarcerated for two decades?And most importantly to Doc, where is his lover, Judy Finch, who went missing several months ago..' Find out in Mutilated - the second ''stand alone'' novel in this dark, gritty, British Crime Thriller trilogy. The spine-chilling first book in this series, Remorseless, has been described by independent 5 star reviewers as ''British crime writing at its best'', ''Right up there with James Patterson and Stephen King'', and ''...up there with Stuart MacBride and Val McDermid''. From Reading Experience Blogspot: "If you like your books well-written, suspenseful, with characters you can relate to, if you love horror that feels real and have a heart for people who are beyond the bounds of the social norm you need to read Mutilated." Like Remorseless, Mutilated is a gripping read to get your teeth into, with an intricate plot and complex characters. Plenty of action, suspense and intrigue for any lover of unsettling crime thrillers. This serial killer tale is not for the faint-hearted - nor will it suit those who like their thrills short and sweet: Mutilated is a full length novel of approximately 127,000 words. It is not essential to have read Remorseless, the first investigation in this trilogy involving Detective Inspector Jack Carver and criminal profiler Doc Powers, as there are only relatively minor spoilers regarding that story in Mutilated. But be warned - this unique British crime thriller series will take you deep into the minds of psychopathic criminals - and won''t leave you untouched by the experience. "Patching writes brutal, fascinating and chilling stories for thoughtful readers keen to gain insights into the darker side of the human condition." From the back cover: A sadistic killer sends a disturbing letter to Broadmoor hospital for the criminally insane, challenging forensic psychiatrist, Doctor Colin Powers, to investigate several unsolved mutilation murders committed over the last decade. The same morning, Detective Inspector Jack Carver of London''s Metropolitan Police is appointed lead detective when a dismembered victim is found hanging from a tree on Clapham Common. Neither Doc nor Jack believe in coincidences... What has this psychopath, nicknamed ''The Surgeon'' by Jack''s team, got to do with Doc''s past, and how can one of Broadmoor''s most vicious patients be involved - despite being locked up for over twenty years? And more importantly to Doc, where is his lover, Judy Finch, who went missing several months beforehand..' * Readers who love this author''s style also enjoyed books by: James Patterson, Lee Child, Mo Hayder, Alex Karva, Dean Kootz, Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Quentin Jardine, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson, Minette Walters, and Brett Easton Ellis. Readers have also favourably compared Will Patching''s Remorseless to Iain Banks'' Wasp Factory, Misery by Stephen King, and the Hannibal Lecter novels by Thomas Harris. If these authors appeal then you may well enjoy this latest rivetting crime thriller from Will Patching too. "Patching goes where other authors fear to tread..." Top Reviewer

True Evil

Author: Greg Iles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743292498
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

The idyllic life of busy Natchez doctor Chris Shepard is turned upside down when undercover FBI agent Alex Morse recruits him for a case involving a local divorce attorney who is suspected of murdering the spouses of his clients. By the author of Turning Angel. 350,000 first printing.

The Moonlit Mind Novella

Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345530134
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Fiction

In this chilling original stand-alone novella, available exclusively as an eBook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz offers a taste of what’s to come in his new novel, 77 Shadow Street, with a mesmerizing tale of a homeless boy at large in a city fraught with threats . . . both human and otherwise. Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine—with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace—safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him . . . and seep into his darkest nightmares. But not only his dreams are haunted. The city he roams with Harley has secrets and mysteries, things unexplainable and maybe unimaginable. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight. Hints of things disturbing and strange nibble at the edges of his existence, even as dangers wholly natural and earthbound cast their shadows across his path. Alone, drifting, and scavenging to survive is no life for a boy. But the life Crispin has left behind, and is still running scared from, is an unspeakable alternative . . . that may yet catch up with him. There is more to this world, and its darkest corners yet to be encountered, in this eBook’s special bonus: a spine-tingling excerpt from Dean Koontz’s forthcoming novel, 77 Shadow Street.