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DI FRANK MILLER - The First 4

For fans of Quintin Jardine, Ian Rankin and Stuart MacBride, DI FRANK MILLER - The First 4 is a collection of the first four detective novels featuring Edinburgh detective Frank Miller. This box set also includes the short story OLD SCHOOL.

CRASH POINT

While investigating the murder of a former detective, DI Frank Miller begins to see the connection between this and the murder of the head of Edinburgh's Serious Crime Unit.

As the investigation unfolds, a 25 year old murder case is re-opened, and when Miller delves into the past, he finds that somebody had a secret that is costing people their lives.

He also discovers the awful truth of who really killed his wife in a hit-and-run two years ago, and how his wife's killer is coming after him...

SILENT MARKER

The body of 10 year old kidnap victim Terry White is found in a derelict house, three years after his disappearance.

This is a second chance for DI Frank Miller, whose detective wife was killed when the ransom drop went bad.

There's a vicious gang of armed thieves who have been robbing banks in Edinburgh and their violence has escalated to murder. As Miller and his team investigate, they find a link between Terry's kidnapping and the robberies. Two members of the gang are now dead, leaving behind clues that the gang are planning one last heist before going their separate ways.

Miller only has a few days to catch them before they disappear forever...and with them, they'll take the key to solving Terry's murder...

RAIN TOWN

Who's more dangerous? The serial killer you're hunting, or the one you never knew existed?

DI Frank Miller is about to find out.

Every year, thousands of women go missing in the UK, some of them never to be seen again. A killer stalks the streets of Edinburgh, trawling through the thousands of tourists during the Edinburgh International Festival, looking for prey.

He finds a target, and she disappears, and despite a missing persons report, she's never seen again. This time he's made a mistake; the American female isn't a tourist.

She's a local.

And there was a witness. But shortly after seeing the woman die, the witness is incarcerated for an unconnected crime. When he's released, instead of going to the police, he decides to profit from the American's death.

The killer is taking out anybody he thinks might be connected to her, but soon, the witness, the killer and Miller will clash in an explosive showdown...but not before more lives are taken...and somebody close to Miller is on the list...

WATCH ME BLEED

A high-flying young lawyer is murdered in her own home. The killer takes her body with him, but leaves behind a photo of her corpse.

A retired judge dies of a massive stroke. A surgeon's wife goes missing. Another female is murdered, her corpse taken away and a photo left behind for the police to find. They are all connected...but how?

A Priest has the answer...but he can't reveal it.

DI Frank Miller and his team fight against the odds to track down a killer who has no intention of stopping and who has a knack for hiding in plain sight...

OLD SCHOOL

Terror comes to Edinburgh...

DI Frank Miller is at the station when the call comes through.

There's a gunman in an office block in the city centre. There are reports of shots being fired, and he's taken hostages. He also has a bomb.

He doesn't fit all the parameters of a suicide bomber, and he hasn't made any demands.

Except one.

He wants to talk to Frank Miller. And he wants to talk face-to-face...

NB. The events in OLD SCHOOL take place between WATCH ME BLEED and BROKEN WHEELS.

FRANK MILLER TITLES

1 - CRASH POINT

2 - SILENT MARKER

3 - RAIN TOWN

4 - WATCH ME BLEED

5 - BROKEN WHEELS

6 - SUDDEN DEATH

7 - UNDER THE KNIFE coming soon...

Dark Paradise

Reality television just got deadly.

When a contestant on hit reality show Transformation in Paradise turns up dead, Detectives Cooper and Quinn find themselves out of their comfort zone on a remote holiday island. Amid growing pressure from the mainland to solve the high-profile case, Cooper struggles with the island's lack of resources and the decision from up high that the show must go on.

With the million dollar winner-takes-all prize still up for grabs, the show's five remaining contestants all seemingly have something to hide. Did one of them commit murder? Was a crew member involved? Or does the island have secrets of its own?

Dark Paradise is a fast-paced novella, a bonus story in Catherine Lee's page-turning Dark Series. Join Cooper and Quinn as they take a break from the city and find out that island paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be.

An Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery (Dead Cold Mysteries Book 1)

Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct. But he's a dinosaur who belongs to another age. Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her. Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a perfect pair. So she gives them the Cold Cases file - the cases nobody gives a damn about.

She has no idea just how hot a cold case can get.

Ten years back Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rds own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson's wife, Maria.

Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him - whatever the consequences...

Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of 8)

A new job. A new case. A new criminal....

Special Agent Lara Grant would do anything to get her mark - until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close....

Now, starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed.

Then a woman's body is found, branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....

Part 1 of 8 in a chilling, high-octane FBI thriller: Tough Justice from New York Times best-selling author Carla Cassidy and Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson, and Gail Barrett.

Stealing Power: A gripping crime thriller full of suspense (A Detective India Kane & AJ Colt Crime Thriller)

Stealing women's power is easy ... until you pick the wrong one.

Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt lives his life in the limelight. The charismatic star of New Scotland Yard is public relations gold. Everyone loves him. Well, almost everyone. For three years a vicious serial rapist has been taunting and tormenting him, sending him recordings of every sickening crime he commits. But with no DNA from the devastated victims the trail is stone cold dead, until a familiar landmark leads Colt back to his hometown - the last place on earth he wants to be.

It's also the last place on earth Detective India Kane wants him. The obsessively private local keeps her head down, works hard, and doesn't bother anybody. She likes life that way. When people bother her, things have a tendency to get messy. She's just landed a career changing case - a brutal drug-facilitated rape investigation - and doesn't take kindly to the arrogant newcomer parachuted in to snatch it from her.

The hunt is on.

But Colt and Kane's prey is just warming up. As he escalates, so does his power. And he won't stop until he's stolen it all ... even if it means bringing his own brand of terror directly to those who hunt him.

When their lives collide - it won't just be the victims' worlds that are torn apart.

A compelling crime thriller with a dark psychological twist, Stealing Power is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Caroline Mitchell, Carol Wyer and Karin Slaughter.

New Harry Hole Thriller: The Thirst Free Ebook Sampler

HARRY HOLE IS BACK! READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE BLISTERING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN AND POLICE AHEAD OF PUBLICATION.

THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS...

A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.

HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE'S IN YOUR ROOM

Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD

When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.

'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON

'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD

'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times

'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE

The First Shot (Lieutenant Kane - Dedicated to Death Series Book 1)

The First Shot: Book One in The Lieutenant Kane Dedicated to Death Series

For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he'd have two.

But the latest crime scene he's called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to death--not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged women--bound, gagged, and executed--found at the same location.

Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.

As the lieutenant tracks down the few leads, he begins to get a clearer picture of those he seeks. That picture quickly turns crystal clear when Kane finds himself face-to-face with someone that "armed and dangerous" doesn't even begin to describe.

Stalker

The much-anticipated fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

A video clip is sent to the National Criminal Investigation Department. Someone has secretly filmed a woman through her window from the garden. The next day she is found dead after a frenzied knife attack.

The police receive a second film of another unknown woman. There is no way of identifying her before time runs out. When her husband finds her, he is so traumatised that he cleans the whole house and puts her to bed. He may have seen a vital clue but is in such an extreme state of shock that the police are unable to question him. Psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is called in to hypnotise him - but what the man tells him under hypnosis leads Erik to start lying to the police.

If the lights are on, a stalker can see you from outside. But if the lights are off, you can't see a stalker who is already inside the house.

Rope Enough (The Romney and Marsh Files Book 1)

Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney, a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous man but good at his job.

On her first night as his sergeant, a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them.

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The Romney and Marsh Files now number six (nearly seven). They don't have to be read in order; they do all work as stand-alone novels. However, to get the most out of each it is recommended that they are consumed in the order in which they were prepared, a bit like the courses of a good meal. (Who wants to eat ice-cream before a bowl of soup?)

Here are the books of the series in order:

#1 Rope Enough

#2 Making a Killing

#3 Joint Enterprise

#4 A Dog's Life

#5 Particular Stupidities

#6 Unhappy Families

#7 A White-Knuckle Christmas (In production.)

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Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle (Before He Kills, Cause to Kill, Once Gone and A Trace of Death)

Here is a bundle of the first books in four Blake Pierce series--the Mackenzie White, the Avery Black, the Riley Paige, and the Keri Locke series--all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce's series with over 200,000 words of reading.

In BEFORE HE KILLS, a woman is found murdered in the cornfields of Nebraska, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn't take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose--and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she--and the local force--have ever seen. With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind.

In CAUSE TO KILL, Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off--only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.Yet even they cannot deny Avery's brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery's chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In ONCE GONE, women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer's mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined.

In A TRACE OF DEATH, Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother's voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate. What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter--of a prominent senator--was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.

Serious Crimes: Strike a Match Book 1: Volume 1

Even after the apocalypse, crimes must be solved. Strike A Match They called them Artificial Intelligences. Sentient viruses were closer to the truth. They spread throughout the world until every networked circuit was infected. Then they went to war. Millions died in the nuclear holocaust that brought an abrupt end to the AI's brief reign of terror. Billions more succumbed to radiation, starvation, and disease. But millions survived, and they rebuilt. Serious Crimes Twenty years later, a ceremony is being held to mark the first transatlantic broadcast since The Blackout. The Prime Minister of Britain and two of the Presidents of the United States will speak to an audience of nearly ten million people. Not all are celebrating. Crime is on the rise, and power is once again a prize worth murdering for. Ruth Deering, a new graduate from the police academy, doesn't care about ancient history or current affairs. She only joined the force to escape the smog-infested city. Those hopes are dashed when she is assigned to the Serious Crimes Unit, commanded by the disgraced Sergeant Mitchell. Her first case seems like a simple murder, but the investigation uncovers a counterfeiting ring and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy their fragile democracy. Serious Crimes is a transatlantic thriller set in a world of rationing and ruins, democracy and despotism, steam trains and smart phones. This is not the story of how the apocalypse is survived, but of what happens next.

The Adventures of and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sterling Children's Classics) (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for detective Holmes. With his trusted & admiring friend, Dr Watson, at his side, he uses unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery. Illustrations created by Scott McKowen in scratchboard. Ages 9+.

The Abducted: The Beginning, Book 0

To solve a high-profile abduction, one former-police officer must confront a dark past.

A child's abduction leads to a frightening pattern within a South Florida town where nothing is as it seems. Amidst the vast wetlands, suburban sprawl, and tropical heat, the Lee County police department knows what to expect on any given day. But when a serial child predator stakes his claim in the area, there is no knowing when and where he will strike. The parents of the latest victim are baffled to receive no ransom demands, given their wealth and influence. And the town is in an uproar as the girl marks the fifth child to vanish.

In this mystery thriller, best-selling author Roger Hayden embarks on a terrifying journey through the darkest recesses of the human mind with Abducted, a bold new suspense series certain to have listeners locking their doors at night.

South Street Mob - Book One: Payback's A Bitch

Installment one of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles "Bud" Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Mafia Kingpin, Scarponi, returns from prison and puts Frank Murray squarely in his cross hairs.

Those That Remain

Trophies (The Wakefield Series)

Cleaver Square

The bleakest winter on record and a gruesome discovery bring DCI David Morton to the Hackney Marshes in search of a clue, any clue, as to the identity of a dead child found near the Old River Lea. Meanwhile, closer to home, Morton's long suffering wife Sarah comes to the conclusion that her man has been doing more than work during his late nights at the office. As he closes in on the mystery of the boy's identity his life begins to crumble and a terrible wrong is done to someone he loves. With all of London watching, Morton's impeccable ethics will be tested to their limit as he is forced to choose between doing what is right and what is legal. Cleaver Square is a stand-alone Police Procedural featuring DCI David Morton.

Dying Eyes: Volume 1 (DS Brian McDone)

What secrets hide behind dying eyes? With the Christmas and New Year chaos out of the way, it's time for the Preston Police Department to put their feet up and return to normality. But for DS Brian McDone, there is no respite from the frenzy. An unidentified young woman is found brutally murdered in a seedy section of the city, her body laced with bruises, her sharp fingernails digging into her palms. Her eyes are staring up at something in pure fear. Nobody knows who she is. As Brian and his team begin to piece together the clues, the answers lead him to places he would least expect. The further Brian digs, one question soon becomes apparent: who can he trust? The answer, it seems, may be life-threatening. The first in a new series from bestselling author Ryan Casey, Dying Eyes is a dark detective mystery with complex characters and a twisting, turning plot that is sure to please fans of the genre. If you enjoy hit Danish TV phenomenon, The Killing, you'll love Dying Eyes.

I've Been Watching You

Night

The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies (Book 1): Volume 1

Eleri Eames didn't think she'd ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her. When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth? Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade's mysteries aren't coincidence. Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them.

Blood Orchids

Title: Blood Orchids Binding: Paperback Author: TobyNeal Publisher: TobyNeal

His First His Second

Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She's nice. Too nice to be a copper if she's honest. She is also one of the most respected criminal analysts in the country, and finds herself assigned to DI Murphy's team in a cold northern city, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women, both of similar appearance. But Richard-the father of latest girl to be taken-believes the police are not moving quickly enough. He launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills learned a long time ago, in a dark past that is about to catch up with him. As his secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with Richard, and even starts to fall for him, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.

The Wife of a Lesser Man: Volume 1

Mark is chief of police for the Los Angeles police department. He's a strong family man, used to being pulled in all directions, and loves it that way. Life with Shelley and his daughters could not be better, until fate delivers a hammer blow and he suffers a heart attack. Timing could not be worse, a serial killer strikes just as Mark is released from hospital. Juggling work and ignoring concerns for his health, the chief of police finds himself paying attention to little other than the case. When the murderer leaves a clue too close to home, Mark finds himself tracking down a serial killer who seems to know more about him than his wife of twenty years. This is book one in a suspense trilogy. Readers can enjoy the books in any order as there are no cliff hangers. Each novel is a stand-alone story with simply the characters in common. Book two is called 'Don't Mess with Daddy's Girl' and is Book three 'The Wheels of Change' is coming soon.

No Good Deed

Deadly Offerings: Volume 1

Dead on Demand

He had the perfect life. Now he'll kill to get it back.