• Author : T. J. Brearton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 355
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 1912106442

Daybreak Book Review:

Will former Detective Brendan Healy survive, and can Agent Jennifer Aiken finally expose the conspiracy which is exploiting young women and goes to the heart of government?

The Zig Zag Girl

The Zig Zag Girl
  • Author : Elly Griffiths
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780544527997

The Zig Zag Girl Book Review:

The chilling debut mystery in the Brighton Mysteries series from Edgar Allen Poe Award-winner Elly Griffiths—author of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries—about a band of magicians who served together in World War II tracking a killer who’s performing their deadly tricks. “Captivating.”—Wall Street Journal “An absorbing read, the debut of another great series.”—San Jose Mercury News “A labyrinthine plot, a splendid reveal, and superb evocation of the wafer-thin veneer of glamour at the bottom end of showbusiness . . . Thoroughly enjoyable.” —Guardian Brighton, 1950. A girl is found cut into three sections, and Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick—the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, served with Edgar in a special ops group called the Magic Men that used stage illusions to confound the enemy. Max still performs, touring with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls. When Edgar asks for his help with the case, Max tells him to identify the victim, for it takes a special sidekick to do the Zig Zag Girl. Those words haunt Max when he learns the victim was a favorite former assistant of his own. And when Edgar receives a letter warning of another “trick” on the way, he realizes that it is the Magic Men themselves who are in the killer’s sights. “Enormously engaging . . . Griffiths’s plot is satisfyingly serpentine.”—Daily Mail “Readers will finish looking forward to the next trick up [Griffiths’s] sleeve.”—Mystery Scene

The Sherlockian

The Sherlockian
  • Author : Graham Moore
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2010-12-01
  • ISBN : 0446573957

The Sherlockian Book Review:

Hurtling from present day New York to Victorian London, The Sherlockian weaves the history of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into an inspired and entertaining double mystery that proves to be anything but "elementary." In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning-crowds sported black armbands in grief-and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.... Or has it? When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold-using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories-who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.

Deep Hurt

Deep Hurt
  • Author : Eva Hudson
  • Publisher : Two Pies Press
  • Pages : 437
  • Relase : 2015-01-21
  • ISBN :

Deep Hurt Book Review:

The fourth adventure in Eva Hudson’s ever popular Ingrid Skyberg thriller series Ingrid Skyberg joined the FBI to bring one man to justice: the man who abducted her best friend when she was fourteen. It’s been eighteen years and she’s never stopped looking for him… or for the friend who has never been seen since. Today’s the day she’s finally going to get some answers. But before she gets the phone call she’s always dreaded, Ingrid—the FBI’s criminal investigator in London—receives orders from the Pentagon to track down a pilot who has gone AWOL from a US Air Force base in rural Suffolk. Accused of murdering his baby daughter, he’s now abducted his eight-year-old son and gone on the run. Ingrid is forced to team up with an obnoxious military police officer who’s more concerned with the military’s reputation than finding the pilot. But with his PTSD making him unstable, Ingrid must act fast to stop the pilot do something no one will forgive him for. A terrifying turn of events lands Ingrid in the greatest danger, just as haunting memories from the past threaten to engulf her. Unlock the thrills and twists of this up-all-night crime thriller series, perfect for fans of gripping mysteries, strong women investigators and any reader who has ever wondered if there’s a female version of Jack Reacher. There is, and her name is Ingrid Skyberg. PRAISE FOR EVA HUDSON "I was immediately struck by the plotting savvy and grip-factor of Eva Hudson's writing – she is a natural storyteller" - Sophie Hannah "In the tradition of all good thrillers, the plot rattles along at a fine pace. An intriguing mystery with many unexpected twists – not least of all the ending" - James Oswald "Gripped me from the first page. Ingrid Skyberg is a brilliant character" - DS Butler

This Side of Murder

This Side of Murder
  • Author : Anna Lee Huber
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2017-09-26
  • ISBN : 9781496713162

This Side of Murder Book Review:

A WWI widow investigates murder—and her late husband’s secrets—in “this engrossing series launch” by the Daphne Award-winning author (Publishers Weekly). England, 1919. Verity Kent’s grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity’s first impulse is to dismiss the claim. But the mystery sender knows too much—including the fact that during the war, Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew. Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidney’s fellow officers, Verity discovers dark secrets among the veterans—along with a murder meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity pursues a deadly trail that leads her to a shocking truth. . . “My favorite new mystery series!”– Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author “Sure to please fans of classic whodunits and lovers of historical fiction alike.”–Jessie Crockett, author of Whispers Beyond the Veil

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell
  • Author : Tracy Borman
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2015-01-06
  • ISBN : 9780802191663

Thomas Cromwell Book Review:

“An exceptional and compelling biography about one of the Tudor Age’s most complex and controversial figures.” —Alison Weir Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As King Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation; secured Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of his second wife, Anne Boleyn; and was fatally accused of trying to usurp the king himself. In this engrossing biography, acclaimed British historian Tracy Borman reveals a different side to one of history’s most notorious characters: that of a caring husband and father, a fiercely loyal servant and friend, and a revolutionary who was key in transforming medieval England into a modern state. Thomas Cromwell was at the heart of the most momentous events of his time—from funding the translation and dissemination of the first vernacular Bible to legitimizing Anne Boleyn as queen—and wielded immense power over both church and state. The impact of his seismic political, religious, and social reforms can still be felt today. Grounded in excellent primary source research, Thomas Cromwell gives an inside look at a monarchy that has captured the Western imagination for centuries and tells the story of a controversial and enigmatic man who forever changed the shape of his country. “An intelligent, sympathetic, and well researched biography.” —The Wall Street Journal “Borman unravels the story of Cromwell’s rise to power skillfully . . . If you want the inside story of Thomas Cromwell . . . this is the book for you.” —The Weekly Standard “An engrossing biography. . . . A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner’s-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation.” —Kirkus Reviews “An insightful biography of a much-maligned historical figure.” —Booklist

Dark Web

Dark Web
  • Author : T. J. Brearton
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 372
  • Relase : 2015-04-06
  • ISBN : 1511614463

Dark Web Book Review:

On a freezing winter night, the body of a teenager is found in the snow. Mike and Callie Simpkins moved north to restart their lives and get their finances back on track. Their son Braxton immerses himself in an online game-world of crime and gangs. When he decides to meet some of the players in the real world, tragedy strikes. . . Detective John Swift must untangle a web of virtual and real crimes in order to solve this complex mystery. And as the family copes with unimaginable grief, even Braxton's stepfather Mike comes under suspicion. T.J. Brearton is the best-selling thriller and mystery author of HABIT, SURVIVORS and HIGHWATER, as well as the story collection GUNPLAY.

The Seeker

The Seeker
  • Author : S.G. MacLean
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2015-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781782061663

The Seeker Book Review:

A bloody murder. An open and shut case? In Oliver Cromwell's London, nothing is as it seems - Captain Damian Seeker must battle to find justice, when an innocent man's life hangs in the balance. 'Challenges CJ Sansom for dominion of historical crime' Sunday Times 'The best historical crime novel of the year' Sunday Express London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a complex web of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins. One of the web's most fearsome spiders is Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector. No one knows where Seeker comes from, who his family is, or even his real name. All that is known of him for certain is that he is utterly loyal to Cromwell, and that nothing can be long hidden from him. In the city, coffee houses are springing up, fashionable places where men may meet to plot and gossip. Suddenly they are ringing with news of a murder. John Winter, hero of Cromwell's all-powerful army, is dead, and the lawyer, Elias Ellingworth, found standing over the bleeding body, clutching a knife. Yet despite the damning evidence, Seeker is not convinced of Ellingworth's guilt. He will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice: and Seeker knows better than any man where to search.

The Last Protector (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 4)

The Last Protector (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 4)
  • Author : Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2020-04-02
  • ISBN : 9780008325534

The Last Protector (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 4) Book Review:

From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ashes of London comes the next book in the phenomenally successful series following James Marwood and Cat Lovett.

Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession

Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession
  • Author : David Monaghan,Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781620876558

Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession Book Review:

With several million copies sold in the last fifty years, My Secret Life, first published by Grove Press in the 1960s, is one of the most famous pornographic works in literary history. What readers of this long-banned and troubling book of violent sexual fantasies failed to realize is that it is also the confession of history’s most fiendish killer. Written during the era of Jack the Ripper, it’s narrated by “Walter,” the pseudonym of textile millionaire Henry Spencer Ashbee. Walter was a voyeur and rapist obsessed with prostitutes, and his writing revealed his darkest sexual secrets. He died in 1901, long before his book would be widely read. Only now have researchers finally come to the conclusion that “Walter” and Jack the Ripper were, in fact, one and the same. Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession puts all the pieces together, and its new theory will amaze and titillate scholars who for generations have pondered the true identity of history’s most brutal murderer.

Rough Country

Rough Country
  • Author : John Sandford
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2010-09-28
  • ISBN : 9780425237342

Rough Country Book Review:

Investigating the shooting murder of a kayaker at a women-only Minnesota resort, investigator Virgil Flowers finds more suspects than anticipated including the victim's fellow patrons and a talented local country singer, a case that is further complicated by the discovery of other murders. Reprint. A best-selling book.

The Pale Blue Eye

The Pale Blue Eye
  • Author : Louis Bayard
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2023-03-30
  • ISBN : 9798986206110

The Pale Blue Eye Book Review:

At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet's body swinging from a rope just off the parade grounds. An apparent suicide is not unheard of in a harsh regimen like West Point's, but the next morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Someone has stolen into the room where the body lay and removed the heart.At a loss for answers and desperate to avoid any negative publicity, the Academy calls on the services of a local civilian, Augustus Landor, a former police detective who acquired some renown during his years in New York City before retiring to the Hudson Highlands for his health. Now a widower, and restless in his seclusion, Landor agrees to take on the case. As he questions the dead man's acquaintances, he finds an eager assistant in a moody, intriguing young cadet with a penchant for drink, two volumes of poetry to his name, and a murky past that changes from telling to telling. The cadet's name? Edgar Allan Poe.Impressed with Poe's astute powers of observation, Landor is convinced that the poet may prove useful-if he can stay sober long enough to put his keen reasoning skills to the task. Working in close contact, the two men-separated by years but alike in intelligence-develop a surprisingly deep rapport as their investigation takes them into a hidden world of secret societies, ritual sacrifices, and more bodies. Soon, however, the macabre murders and Landor's own buried secrets threaten to tear the two men and their newly formed friendship apart.A rich tapestry of fine prose and intricately detailed characters, The Pale Blue Eye transports readers into a labyrinth of the unknown that will leave them guessing until the very end.

Gone Missing

Gone Missing
  • Author : T.J. Brearton
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781786812797

Gone Missing Book Review:

Black Soul

Black Soul
  • Author : T. J. Brearton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 319
  • Relase : 2017-01-20
  • ISBN : 1520420064

Black Soul Book Review:

A seventeen year-old girl has gone missing in Central America. Her father fears she has been abducted by human traffickers. Investigators William Chase and Hanna Beckett are his last hope to find her. They've spent the past two years working with anti-trafficking groups. Hanna tries to play by the book, but William has become frustrated, ready to take on crime without restraint. While working in Russia, William's brazen attempt to rescue a victim gets him and Hanna into trouble, and they flee to Honduras. The new case of the missing girl will either bring them back together or tear them apart. Roat�n, Honduras is a tourist paradise, though muggings, murders, and sex trafficking are an unfortunate reality. And by taking advantage of a corrupt police force, traffickers rule the streets and build their own security forces. Maybe it's the perfect place for William to dole out his hard justice. Or maybe things aren't at all what they seem... BLACK SOUL is a coda to the Titan trilogy books. It can be read as a standalone novel, though some references are made to the previous stories. It has been specially published direct from the author.

Model Codes for Post-conflict Criminal Justice

Model Codes for Post-conflict Criminal Justice
  • Author : Vivienne M. O'Connor,Colette Rausch,Hans-Jörg Albrecht,Goran Klemenčič
  • Publisher : US Institute of Peace Press
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 1601270127

Model Codes for Post-conflict Criminal Justice Book Review:

Accompanying CD-ROMs contains the text of vol. 1. and vol. 2.

Drugs and Violence

Drugs and Violence
  • Author : Mario De la Rosa,Elizabeth Y. Lambert,Bernard A. Gropper
  • Publisher : Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Servic
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D004230585

Drugs and Violence Book Review:

Love, Theodosia

Love, Theodosia
  • Author : Lori Anne Goldstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-11-02
  • ISBN : 9781951627980

Love, Theodosia Book Review:

A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans. In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father—Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido. When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own. Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It’s also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.” Despite their fathers’ bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.

A History of Political Economy

A History of Political Economy
  • Author : John Kells Ingram
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 1888
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433007471448

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Titan Sinking: The decline of the WWF in 1995

Titan Sinking: The decline of the WWF in 1995
  • Author : James Dixon,Jim Cornette,Benjamin Richardson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2014-08-31
  • ISBN : 9781291996371

Titan Sinking: The decline of the WWF in 1995 Book Review:

Throughout the history of the WWF, there have been times of prosperity and times of hardship, cycles that shape the ethos of the company by forcing changes to its infrastructure and on-screen direction. The one constant throughout three decades of change is Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the stalwart puppet-master who captains the ship. Unflinching, thick-skinned, and domineering, McMahon has ultimately outlasted all of his competition and come out on top of every wrestling war he has waged. In 1995, he very nearly lost. Titan Sinking tells the tale of one of the most tumultuous, taxing and trying years in WWF history. This book gives the inside story of all of it. Find out the real story of the year, and learn how 1995 brought WWF to the brink.

Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs

Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs
  • Author : James Dixon,Justin Henry,RD Reynolds,Benjamin Richardson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2016-06-02
  • ISBN : 9781326685591

Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs Book Review:

"To level up to the pedestal of World Championship Wrestling and end the ratings disparity of the Monday Night Wars, Vince McMahon knew he had to reinvent his business come the dawn of 1997. But the question was, how? The time-tested ethos of World Wrestling Federation programming and booking was about to be cast to the wind, trampled beneath the sudden embrace of excessive violence, adult themes, and the fostering of internal conflicts to be served up to a gawking audience. Through those conflicts, McMahon had to make extremely bold decisions in regards to the population at the top of his roster. One particular controversy would forever change the perception of the World Wrestling Federation, with shockingly positive implications. The perceived 'second-place' promotion suddenly came roaring back, ironically looking to draw blood after previously disallowing it. Through McMahon's glaring eyes, 1997 was the year that the 'good guys' broke all the rules to regain the edge."--Page [4] of cover.