Author: Alex Gates
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Here come the brides...A romantic evening of wine and roses ends in an apparent murder suicide, but the gruesome slaying wasn't a crime of passion. Missing Persons Detective London McKenna links the killings to a fifteen-year-old kidnapping and uncovers a sinister conspiracy to murder those who would reveal the horrifying truth.Runaway girls are being kidnapped and trafficked as child brides. London races to save the young girls, but her investigation traps her inside a twisted world of perverted religion, bloody revenge, and the nightmares of her own captivity. With time running out and the captors desperate for their next bride, London must risk her own life to save the children and prevent the heinous weddings from becoming a mass funeral...
Author: Alex Gates
Release Date: 2018-04-16
A family's worst nightmare...It could never happen in your town.Never happen to families you know.Never happen on your street.Never happen...again. And again...Three little girls have disappeared, all missing from the same safe, quiet suburban street. What monster is targeting these families?And what has he done with the girls? The Girls On Poppy Drive is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller perfect for fans of James Patterson, Robert Dugoni, and Liliana Hart. If you love a gripping murder mystery, a spine-tingling suspense, and unique crime dramas with a hint of romance, this series will leave you reeling! London McKenna is a feisty, take-no-prisoners female detective avenging the evils done to her in the past. With an explosive plot and a twist that will leave you breathless, The Girls On Poppy Drive is an exciting and riveting novel guaranteed to shock you until the very end!Author Alex Gates is known for delivering fast-paced, exciting, edge-of-your-seat thrills. The Girls On Poppy Drive is a standalone, but to read more about the determined and headstrong London McKenna, pick up a copy of Alex's breakout series debut Girls In White Dresses and the widely-acclaimed sequel, Hush Little Baby!
Author: Jennifer Close
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she’s on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he’ll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jennifer Close's The Smart One.
Author: Neil McKenna
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 2013-01-25
28th April 1870. Fanny and Stella, the flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton, are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of the gentlemen in the stalls. Moments later they are led away by the police. What followed was a scandal that shocked and titillated Victorian England in equal measure. It turned out that the alluring Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton were no ordinary young women. Far from it. In fact, 'Boulton and Park' were young men who liked to dress as women. When the Metropolitan Police launched a secret campaign to bring about their downfall, they were arrested and subjected to a sensational show trial in Westminster Hall. As the trial of 'the Young Men in Women's Clothes' unfolded, Fanny and Stella's extraordinary lives as wives and daughters, actresses and whores were revealed to an incredulous public. With a cast of peers, politicians and prostitutes, drag queens, doctors and detectives, Fanny and Stella is a Victorian peepshow, exposing the startling underbelly of nineteenth-century London. By turns tragic and comic, meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, Fanny and Stella is an enthralling tour-de-force.
Author: Christy Reece
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-04
In this thrilling conclusion to the highly-popular trilogy. McKenna Sloan, an operative for Last Chance Rescue, must save the man she secretly loves--Lucas Kane--from his captors without blowing her cover. Original.
"Mary Guinan broke through many gender barriers to have an exciting and successful career in public health. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins (she was one of ten women in a class of 110), she spent five months in India working on smallpox, before becoming an STD expert and an instrumental part of the team that uncovered the AIDS epidemic. (She was even featured in the book and movie And the Band Played On.) Dr. Guinan was the first woman to serve as chief scientific advisor for the CDC. Her career over the next several years at the CDC involved AIDS research and education and culminated in her becoming Nevada's first chief public health officer and the founding Dean of the UNLV School of Public Health. In Adventures of a Female Medical Detective, Guinan writes twelve stories about her career at the CDC as a medical detective, providing the unique perspective of being a woman at a time when very few women worked in this field. Throughout the book, Guinan investigates fascinating diseases including smallpox, AIDS, STDs, and listeria. Her adventures in medical forensics are told within the context of the larger public health concerns of the time. She focuses on methods used to find solutions to problems. This first-hand account is written with the general reader in mind; the stories are short, engaging, and informative. The manuscript reviewer, Dr. Joel Breman, describes Mary's work as a collection of "poignant and often hilarious tales ... from a front-line, public health heroine." In addition to its target market of general readers and public health practitioners, this book will be an enthralling addition to undergraduate public health and early MPH courses"--
Don't cry. Don't pout... the jolly one's watching. Rovaniemi, Finland, is a town dedicated to Santa Claus with the jolly one's village at its heart. This is a place for children. A ground zero for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, not terrorism. But for Christmas this year a madman wants to give an unspeakable biological weapon to re-engineer the world's children. Konrad Loki is a charismatic professor with a book of unfathomable secrets. Ruut Stark, his former student turned military police, can't even hug her teenage son. Can this pair survive long enough to stop the unstoppable? A sci-fi terrorism thriller set in Santa's village in Lapland. A 400-year old book bound by human skin and mysteries. A biological weapon poised to infect the world's children. Be good. The 'Antler Plan' is coming to town... Book one in the Konrad Loki Thriller Series.
A vicious burglary goes horribly wrong when an elderly victim is killed and one of the burglars is injured. In the detached house next door, Julia is preparing to leave her husband. He has let her down for the last time and her bags are packed. Taking their eight-year-old daughter, Lucy, from her bed they set off in the fog. But on this cold, dark night, fate steps in and these strangers collide. When Vincent and Nash abduct the mother and daughter, and take them to a derelict house, the situation takes a grave turn. Meanwhile, Julia's husband, Ian, is distraught that his wife and daughter have left, and when the murder and burglary are discovered, suspicion falls on him. For Ian, Julia and Lucy, life is about to become a nightmare. Can Julia and Lucy escape from the twisted criminals? What will Julia decide when the choice is - kill or die?
In a bitterly cold Canadian winter, seven university freshmen vanish without a trace. Two are found dead—frozen solid, their eyes replaced with black stones. Toronto PI Samantha McNamara suspects a copycat is mimicking Incubus, the serial killer who brutally murdered her sister. And when the psychopath writes to her from prison, Sam is certain that he holds the key to saving the remaining students. As the hunt intensifies, Incubus draws Sam into a deadly trap. Her fiancé, former police inspector Reece Hash, watches helplessly as Sam becomes obsessed with uncovering the meaning behind the white lily that Incubus tattooed on all his victims. With time running out, Reece must stop Sam from rushing headlong into destruction, and unravel a psychopath’s twisted game before another student dies. Five young men wait in terror. Which will be the next frozen statue?
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publisher: Center Point
Release Date: 2017
When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?
'A Silence of the Lambs for the internet age.' Ian Rankin 'Utterly riveting and truly terrifying.' Laura Wilson, Guardian When a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to come back and 'claim her next', Detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession. Taking them from a Bayswater hostel, where backpackers and foreign students share dorms and failing dreams, to the emerging threat of online intimidation, hacking, and control, The Intrusions explores disturbing contemporary themes with all the skill and dark psychology that Stav Sherez's work has been so acclaimed for. Under scrutiny themselves, and with old foes and enmities re-surfacing, how long will Carrigan and Miller have to find out the truth behind what these two women have been subjected to?
Author: Dennis Anthony
Release Date: 2017-12
A paperboy witnesses a murder so casually brutal that even the police doubt it really happened. The boy tells his story to newspaper reporter Rice Channon who is convinced this is an incident worth investigating. The cops, his boss, and everyone else think it¿s just a case of hero worship gone too far.But Channon¿s intuition, his faith in the boy¿s story, and his vision of a ghostly presence suggest there¿s something going on. Getting to the bottom of it won¿t be easy.