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.

American Murder Houses

Author: Steve Lehto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101593011
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: True Crime

There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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 Houses of London

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781445614915
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: True Crime

In that stately Fitzrovia house, the butler was murdered by a disgruntled pantryboy; in that one, a king's housekeeper lost her life. In that Kensington fl at, a demented playboy murdered a prostitute for kicks; in that Gloucester Road basement, 'Acid Bath' Haigh was busy digesting the bodies of his victims. In those two elegant Chelsea houses, located in peaceful garden squares, a clergyman and his housekeeper were brutally done to death in 1870. In that peaceful little house, not far from Camden Road Station, a woman murdered her rival, dismembered the body, and disposed of it using an old-fashioned perambulator. In that peaceful pub near the Thames, the landlady was murdered in 1920, and the killer was never found. In one Islington house, George Joseph Smith disposed of one of his 'Brides in the Bath'; in another, Annie Walters, the notorious baby farmer, was plying her deadly trade; in a third, a brilliant playwright was brutally murdered by his homosexual lover. This book deals with central London's architecture of capital crime: houses inside which celebrated murders have been committed. Pursue Lord Lucan as he escapes from his elegant Belgravia house, leaving the dead nanny in the basement; prowl the Soho streets once haunted by an elusive serial killer; and follow in the murderous footsteps of the Blackout Ripper and the serial killer Patrick Mackay. And read about London's many forgotten murders, where only the murder houses remain to tell a tale.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Murder in the Lincoln White House

Author: C. M. Gleason
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9781496710208
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Fiction

March 4, 1861: On the day of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, the last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings—let alone murder! Fortunately the president has young Adam Quinn by his side . . . Lincoln’s trusted entourage is on their guard. Allan Pinkerton, head of the president’s security team, is wary of potential assassins. And Lincoln’s oldest friend, Joshua Speed, is by his side, along with Speed’s nephew, Adam Quinn—called back from the Kansas frontier to serve as the president’s assistant and jack-of-all-trades. Despite the tight security, trouble comes nonetheless. A man is found stabbed to death in a nearby room, only yards from the president. Not wishing to cause alarm, Lincoln dispatches young Quinn to discreetly investigate. Though he is new to Washington, DC, he must navigate through high society, political personages, and a city preparing for war in order to solve the crime. He finds unexpected allies in a determined female journalist named Sophie Gates, and Dr. Hilton, a free man of color. Together they must make haste to apprehend a killer. Nothing less than the fate of the nation is at stake . . .

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.