"A pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive Oxford college. Everyone thinks it is another tragic case of accidental drug overdose. but Detective Hillary Greene has a nose for the truth. She quickly discovers that the student was involved in some very unusual activities. With a shocking cause of death found, the case becomes a high-profile murder investigation. Adding to the pressure, Hillary's nemesis is transferred to work with her at the station. Can Hillary keep her cool and get justice for the unfortunate student?"--Page 4 of cover
Meet DI Hillary Greene, a police woman fighting to save her career. A would-be politician is found battered to death in the kitchen. His wife's alibi is full of holes and there's another woman in the background. And what about his seemingly mild-mannered political rival? DI Hillary Greene tries to get to the bottom of this perplexing murder. She certainly doesn't think the prime suspect is as guilty as everyone thinks. Just as she'd about to make a breakthrough, everything is turned upside down by a fatal development in another case she is working on... Can Hillary find the murderer and will she survive a brush with one of Oxford's most dangerous criminals?
Meet DI Hillary Greene, a police woman fighting to save her career. Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. Then a bashed and broken body is found floating in the Oxford Canal. It looks like the victim fell off a boat, but Hillary is not so sure. Her investigation exposes a dark background to the death. Can Hillary clear her name and get to the bottom of a fiendish conspiracy on the water?
Author: Jed Rubenfeld
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2007-05-15
International Bestseller #1 U.K. Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller In the summer of 1909, Sigmund Freud arrived by steamship in New York Harbor for a short visit to America. Though he would live another thirty years, he would never return to this country. Little is known about the week he spent in Manhattan, and Freud's biographers have long speculated as to why, in his later years, he referred to Americans as "savages" and "criminals." In The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld weaves the facts of Freud's visit into a riveting, atmospheric story of corruption and murder set all over turn-of-the-century New York. Drawing on case histories, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the historical details of a city on the brink of modernity, The Interpretation of Murder introduces a brilliant new storyteller, a novelist who, in the words of The New York Times, "will be no ordinary pop-cultural sensation."
Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Ex-DI Hillary Greene has been handed a tall order – she’s to reopen all the missing persons cases for a group of young women, in an attempt to help Det. Chief Superintendent Steven Crayle bring down one of Thames Valley’s most wanted. This will also help one of the members of her team, Jake Barnes, finally get some answers about his long-lost sister, Jasmine. But things won’t be easy. Hillary’s lover, Steven Crayle, is finally leaving the Crime Review Team; she has to ‘break in’ her new boss, Roland ‘Rollo’ Sale. And young Wendy Turnbull, another member of Hillary’s team, finds the life led by vulnerable young women forced onto the street almost too hard to handle. As if all that wasn’t enough, Hillary has the knife-wielding lieutenant of the local crime boss to contend with, and an insane S&M madam who gives her a severe case of the creeps. And – oh yes – she has to finally take the plunge and leave her old life, and her beloved narrowboat behind, and move into her new home, doing something that she had vowed never to do again: trust a man with her heart. But apart from all that, it’s just another day at the office....
A chilling crime tale based on actual events from more than one hundred years ago, follows a serial killer dubbed "The Servant Girl Annihilator" who roamed the streets of Austin, Texas, along with a fascinating group of characters both real and fictional. Reprint.
Author: Victoria Gilbert
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble. Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own. When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.
This carefully crafted ebook: “THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery novel, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. The city of Melbourne plays a significant role in the plot and, as the author describes: "Over all the great city hung a cloud of smoke like a pall." Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab”, became a great success. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century".
A spellbinding literary thriller about terror, war, greed, and the darkest secrets of the human soul, by the author of the million-copy bestseller The Interpretation of Murder. Under a clear blue September sky, America's financial center in lower Manhattan became the site of the largest, deadliest terrorist attack in the nation's history. It was September 16, 1920. Four hundred people were killed or injured. The country was appalled by the magnitude and savagery of the incomprehensible attack, which remains unsolved to this day. The bomb that devastated Wall Street in 1920 explodes in the opening pages of The Death Instinct, Jed Rubenfeld's provocative and mesmerizing new novel. War veteran Dr. Stratham Younger and his friend Captain James Littlemore of the New York Police Department are caught on Wall Street on the fateful day of the blast. With them is the beautiful Colette Rousseau, a French radiochemist whom Younger meets while fighting in the world war. A series of inexplicable attacks on Rousseau, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Young, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey-from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Dr. Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts. As the seemingly disjointed pieces of what Younger and Littlemore learn come together, the two uncover the shocking truth behind the bombing. Blending fact and fiction in a brilliantly convincing narrative, Jed Rubenfeld has forged a gripping historical mystery about a tragedy that holds eerie parallels to our own time. Watch a video
Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Release Date: 2009
DI Hillary Greene is feeling the strain. A sniper is on the loose, killing police officers all over the UK, and the atmosphere at Thames Valley Police HQ is understandably tense. But it is business as usual when a wealthy woman is found murdered in her home in the pleasant little village of Bletchington. Hillary soon learns that the victim was universally unpopular and suspects are thick on the ground.Things don't get any better when she learns DC Keith Barrington has been keeping secrets and has the potential to be very disruptive to her team. Things too are coming to a head with her extremely competent, if very underhanded sergeant, Gemma Fordham.But even as Hillary searches for a vicious and cold-blooded killer, a tragic event is looming on the horizon that will rock her world. Is this going to be the end for her?
Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Ex-Detective Inspector Hillary Greene returns to Thames Valley to work on cold cases for her new boss. Now a civilian, she not only has to cope with the loss of her professional status, but she has also acquired a stalker. When her superior, Superintendent Steven Crayle, is unsure about letting someone with Greene's reputation on his team he hands her a twenty-year old murder file that's as cold as a blizzard. Who would want to slaughter a housewife and loving mother of three in her own home? And after all these years, if the original team couldn't make a case, what chance is there of justice now? With something to prove, to both herself and her new boss, Hillary Greene knuckles down to catch a killer... A Narrow Return is another thrilling episode of the ever popular Hillary Greene series as told by master storyteller, Faith Martin.
Author: Faith McBurney Martin
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Detective and mystery stories
Ex-DI Hillary Greene, now working as a consultant to the cold-case team of the Thames Valley Police, is still traumatized by a vicious attack from a stalker who, it now appears, was responsible for a string of other cases involving missing girls. Her bosses are worried she is not up to the job - and Hillary, too, suffers despair at her failure to make progress and catch the man who might not be content the next time simply to leave her with one scar to remember him by...
**A Guardian 'Best Thriller of the Year!'** The New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues. A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11am on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material. As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz—a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories—suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he’s at the center of a story he can’t control . . . and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.