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The Bluebell Informant (DS Evelyn Giles: Crime and Thriller Series Book 1)

How do you catch a killer who is already dead?

One year ago, the Bluebell Killer killed his last victim. He was shot and killed, leaving behind a legacy of twenty corpses and a name that people will fear for years to come...

A year later, a man is shot in the back of the head and left in a field of bluebells.

Is it a mugging gone wrong? A copycat killer? Or is the Bluebell Killer still out there, waiting to pounce on his next victim?

For DS Evelyn Giles the solution is simple - it's just another dirty politician caught committing an unforgiveable crime. But with the evidence stacking up against him, Giles' suspect has one more surprise in store for her...

And his words will throw everything she knows into question...

'It's not over yet.'

The past is coming back to haunt DS Giles. She's already sacrificed much for the lie. The only question is how much more will she suffer for the truth?

An ingeniously, gripping thriller, The Bluebell Informant is a dark, unexpected and emotionally charged debut.

Nick on The Bluebell Informant:

'DS Giles is a strong female protagonist pitted against an extreme right-wing and corrupt politician who doesn't take kindly to having his life resting in the hands of an asian detective. But with the suspicion of murdering a man near an old World War Two pillbox hanging over his head, he doesn't have much of a choice but to trust her. Set in the peaceful countryside of Edenbridge and the bustling streets of London, sparks will fly when the two have to work together in order to uncover a web of police corruption, dodgy dealings and gangster politics...'

The Night Shift (A Short Story): A gripping and realistic police action thriller

Thursday, 17th August. Ten years before...

When a fly-on-the-wall documentary crew drops in on a night shift in Bath city centre, PC Ellie Grange and her team are fuelled with anticipation at the thought of becoming TV reality stars.

They need it real. They want it uncensored - and they crave a true-to-life experience of the demands faced by Britain's cops on our streets.

It's a beautiful evening - the first night shift of a set in the historic Georgian city... what could possibly go wrong?

The exhilarating prequel to the first Detective Deans novel, STORM LOG-0505.

Ice Blue: Volume 1 (Lord & Lady Hetheridge)

"What made this ebook such pleasurable reading was not the murder or even the Police procedure, but the rather wonderful cast of characters that the author, Emma Jameson, has created to populate her world. In the space of about 184 pages, Emma has managed to give us a whole collection of individuals, each very nicely rounded out and real. Even very minor players - such as the tall PC who finds the pistol seems to be alive and obviously has a life outside the book." -- Tony Cole, eBookanoid.com *** Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield - beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard's powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London's fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

At the Villa Rose

At the Villa Rose is a detective novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason featuring his character Inspector Hanaud.

In Aix les Bains during the early 20th century, Celia Harland, a beautiful (of course) young English girl down on her luck is befriended by a rich widow, Madame Dauvray, an addict of "spiritualism", and stages seances for her benefactrix, while knowing full well that the supposed manifestations from the spirit world are entirely bogus. This set-up supplies the opportunity for a criminal gang master-minded by Madame Dauvray's maid, with their eyes on the widow's jewellery collection, to engineer an introduction for one of their number, Adele Tace ("Rossignol") whose taunts of disbelief goad the old lady into allowing a seance to be held which, unsuspected by either Celia or her patron, will be the cover for murder and robbery.

The crux of the plot is that Celia, as medium, will be made their innocent victim, on whom suspicion is to be planted. By her professed scepticism, Adele manoeuvres the girl into consenting to be bound hand and foot and secured to a pillar during the performance, such that she is incapable of escaping or preventing Madame Dauvray's being strangled by an intruder in the course of the seance; and is thereafter abducted to Geneva, still trussed, gagged and helpless, with various clues being left behind to incriminate her as accomplice in the murder. Inspector Hanaud of the Paris Surete (in several of his novels, Mason's equivalent of Christie's Poirot) unravels the conspiracy and rescues Celia when on the brink of being drugged and dumped into Lake Geneva.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson - as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, this is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. It's also the least expensive edition available. Featured tales include several of the author's personal favorites: "A Scandal in Bohemia" - in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration - plus "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Five Orange Pips." Additional mysteries include "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Engineer's Thumb," "The Beryl Coronet," "The Copper Beeches," and four others.

The Cross: The first prequel in the Parliament House Books Series

On a night when old Glasgow caught fire, through the gang violence and the terrors gripping the city, two blood brothers went on a special mission.Their world would end that night. What remained grew in to a force of nature that would change Scotland and the wider world for the better. That force had a name: Brogan McLane. The first prequel in The Parliament House Books series.

Ethan Justice: Origins: Volume 1 (Ethan Justice Books)

In the morning, he's struggling to remember. By the evening, he's struggling to survive. John Smith's risk avoidance policy just expired! Waking up beside the gorgeous Savannah Jones, John is shocked to learn she was for hire, and he can't pay the price - a thousand pounds or broken legs. In desperation, he turns to best friend, Mark, for the money. Only one problem - Mark has a dagger in his back. John and Savannah are plunged into a dangerous world where wits and adrenaline are their only weapons and trust in each other their only certainty. As the body count mounts, they discover Mark wasn't the person John thought, and his terrifying invention may well end up killing thousands, John and Savannah included. A race to recover the missing invention pits the unlikely pairing against ex-SAS psychopath, Gregory Fisher, a man who will stop at nothing and kill anyone in his way to wreak revenge against the Government who stole his livelihood. When Smith and Jones team up, the result is explosive. Ethan Justice: Origins is a fast-paced, action-packed, character-driven thriller, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry and cheer. "This book contains a few violent scenes, a dash of sex and the odd bit of bad language, so please don't buy it if you are easily offended."

A Questionable Hero

He was a ruthless yardie, so why did he save the life of a policewoman? Liston Pearce is a gangster, a drug-dealing gang-boss. In a split-second decision he starts a series of life-changing events that he could not have foreseen even in his wildest imagination. This crime thriller is set in The St.Paul's area of The City of Bristol in 1989 a few years after the Bristol riots. With an exciting twisting plot Pearce battles, which path to take? Contains Strong Language.

Out With A Bang - Long Time Dying Private Investigator Crime Thriller series, bo: Volume 1

A suspense-filled, page-turning action thriller introducing troubled lovers and private detectives Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley in book 1 of the Long Time Dying series. Plus get an extra free story at solomoncarter.net It all begins with a request to find a missing brother... The search begins, and the path gets messy- sexual attraction, lies and deceit make the manhunt a mean murky business. Dan and Eva are about to step into a nightmare of crime, sleaze and dark mystery. In what starts of as a favour to help a suffering family ends up as a case which could destroy Dan and Eva's relationship, their business - even their lives... Is the dangerous game being played by the South London set about something much more sinister than just easy sex? A simple case becomes anything but as Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are embroiled in a fiendish sex plot ready to destroy the lives of all those it touches - including the private detectives themselves... Out With A Bang is the first novel in The Long Time Dying Crime Thriller series... Thrilling adventures featuring Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley, private detectives Series list - in reading order 1.Out With A Bang 2.One Mile Deep 3.Long Time Dying 4.Never Back Down 5.Crossing The Line 6. Divide & Rule 7. Better The Devil Subscribe to the Long Time Dying Newsletter at www.solomoncarter.net for exclusive entertainment, advance dates, free stories and special information on the latest adventures in the Long Time Dying series

The Golf Course Mystery

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