The Murder House

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316337977
Release Date: 2015-09-28
Genre: Fiction

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach--and a deadly secret that won't stay buried. No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth--before the Murder House claims another victim. Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.

Murder House

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442453470
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To finally get to the bottom of the ongoing deadly scares taking place on the set of the reality TV show Deprivation House. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA, without a single luxury left inside. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Every contestant on the reality show is in extreme danger. SUSPECTS:It's possible one of the new contestants has a devious agenda, or else someone who's been there all along is hiding a huge secret.

The Murdered House

Author: Pierre Magnan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446499030
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Fiction

One dark night in the winter of 1896, in remote upper Provence, a family is brutally massacred. Only a three-week-old baby miraculously survives. In 1920, the orphan, S-raphin Monge, finally returns home from the war to pursue the truth. Haunted by the image of his mother's dying moments, he turns on the house that has seen such misery, destroying it stone by stone. As the walls crumble, the killers' identities are laid bare and his anger turns to vengeance. But for every murder S-raphin plots, another hand silently executes it in his place.

Murder on the House

Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101606803
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Fiction

Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts. Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.

Murder House Part Two

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473535985
Release Date: 2015-09-07
Genre: Fiction

4 weeks, 5 parts, 1 thrilling story. Part two in the gripping murder mystery from bestselling thriller writer James Patterson, with exclusive extra content. The town of Bridgehampton has been shocked by the murder of a Hollywood power broker and his mistress and the killing of a local prostitute. Detective Jenna Murphy is the only one convinced that the killings are linked. Does a shocking event that happened over fifteen years ago hold the key? Find out in part two of James Patterson’s Murder House.

House Arrest

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416979468
Release Date: 2008-07-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To stay undercover on the Deprivation House reality show and discover who's behind the continued "accidents" before someone else turns up dead. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the remaining contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The list has been narrowed now that the culprit behind the initial crimes was caught, but someone living in that house still has murder on the mind.

Chronicle of the Murdered House

Author: Lúcio Cardoso
Publisher: Open Letter Books
ISBN: 1940953502
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: FICTION

This never-before-translated classic of Brazilian, and gay, literature is a Faulknerian saga depicting the unraveling of a traditional patriarchal family.

Murder in the House

Author: Margaret Truman
Publisher: Fawcett
ISBN: 9780804152853
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Fiction

Congressman Latham has maintained an impeccable record in Washington, and so he seems the logical choice when nominated by his friend, President Scott, to become the next secretary of state. His confirmation hearings appear to be a formality until rumors emerge of sexual misconduct and influence peddling. Then, early one morning, he is found shot to death, an apparent suicide. Nobody close to Paul Latham believes his demise a suicide; there are just too many questions left unanswered. Why would he kill himself, and why would he do it in a public place? Why was there no suicide note? Where did he get the gun? Where is Latham's appointment secretary, Marge Edwards? So Latham's close friend lawyer-professor Mackensie Smith goes about uncovering the truth. In the process he unearths connections to the CIA, businessman Warren Brazier, Russian communists, and a shady private detective. Eventually Smith's own life is threatened, leading him to a dramatic and shocking truth. Murder in the House is a story about the webs of influence people weave to protect their interests, and about those innocent people who, by accident or design, get caught in these webs. It is the story of the abuse of power for personal gain, and of the increasing influence that the global economy has on the way our nation is being run. Margaret Truman, with her intricate know-ledge of the political, social, and practical workings of Washington, masterfully explores these connections in this highly suspenseful tale of intrigue, deception, and murderous intent.

Deprivation House

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442453487
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To join the cast of a new reality show called Deprivation House - featuring a group of teens competing to see who can survive the longest without modern luxuries - and to determine who's behind the death threats received by other contestants. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The show's million-dollar prize offers strong motivation to each contestant, and some members of the crew are hiding big secrets.

Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness

Author: David Casarett
Publisher: Redhook
ISBN: 9780316270649
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Fiction

Meet Ladarat Patalung - the first and only nurse detective in Thailand. Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband into the emergency room of the Sriphat Hospital in Thailand, where he passed away. A guard thinks she remembers her coming in before, but with a different husband - one who also died. Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer-if there is one -- loose in her hospital. Then again, she never expected to be a detective in the first place. And now, Ladarat has no choice but to investigate... The first novel in a captivating new series by David Casarett, M.D.

The Amityville Horror

Author: Jay Anson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416507697
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Fiction

The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

In Cold Blood

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780812994384
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: True Crime

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

Villisca

Author: Roy Marshall
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 9781631680274
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: History

One of the most violent crimes in U.S. history took place in the quiet, neighborly town of Villisca, Iowa. A family of eight went to church that night, went back home, got into their beds, and fell asleep. When the sun rose the next morning, none of them would be alive. Their house was a scene of unimaginable violence and bloodshed. The entire family of eight was bludgeoned beyond recognition with an ax while they slept. Six of them were children. Was it a madman who just picked their house at random... or was it much more than that? Special Agent Roy Marshall guides us through the crime scene, the investigation, the clues, and the fallout that led right to the steps of the State Capital.

Murder Plays House

Author: Ayelet Waldman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101664605
Release Date: 2005-07-05
Genre: Fiction

From the author of Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits--a mystery series featuring a Los Angeles mom... With a new arrival on the way, the Applebaum household is bursting at the seams. And Juliet is balancing clue-chasing and diaper-changing with a new task: house-hunting… Juliet loves her kids. She loves their dirty little faces and skinned knees. She loves the ridiculous and amazing things they say. But when three-and-a-half year old Isaac evicts her husband and her from their own bed one night, love is the last thing on her mind. Juliet now recognizes the need for a few changes…starting with a bigger house. And when the new baby arrives, they’ll welcome the extra space. But if there’s ever a bad time to search for a new house in L.A., it’s now. In a buyer-unfriendly real estate market, one practically has to kill to find an affordable home. No wonder Juliet is prepared to over look a corpse on the grounds of her would-be dream house. To salve her conscience—and get her foot literally in the front door—she vows to find the killer of the homeowner’s sister. The investigation leads her from the madness of house-hunting into a world of washed-up actors and canceled TV shows, a world more depraved than she could ever have imagined… “[Juliet is] a lot like Elizabeth Peters’ warm and humorous Amelia Peabody—a brassy, funny, quick-witted protagonist.”—Houston Chronicle Ayelet Waldman is the author of numerous books including Love and Treasure and the Mommy-Track Mysteries featuring Juliet Applebaum. The series includes such titles as The Big Nap, A Playdate with Death, and Death Gets a Time-Out.