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Fawcett #ad - In truth, stealing all the presents and leaving her bound, gagged, suicide seemed more Estelle’s line—especially during the Christmas holidays—but a thief saved her the trouble, and suffocated. Instinct tells detective chief Inspectors Lloyd and Judy Hill that Estelle’s murder is far more complicated.

Real-life crime has engulfed the domestic life of the Riverside Theatre players. At the crime scene there are too many footprints, the victim’s secret lover, a sinister next-door neighbor, too much conflicting evidence—and too many suspects: an elusive burglar, too many fingerprints, a scared kid with fresh bruises on his face.

Scene of Crime Lloyd and Hill Mysteries Book 11 #ad - For starters, there’s the violent death of Estelle Bignall, the beautiful, neurotic wife of a well-to-do doctor and aspiring resident playwright. But which of them was desperate enough to commit murder? .

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Unlucky for Some Lloyd and Hill Mysteries Book 13

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Ballantine Books #ad - Certainly, no one seriously suspects him of murdering bingo player Wilma Fenton, who was struck down while walking home with a purse crammed full of winnings. In unlucky for some, her thirteenth book featuring Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Hill, the quiet life of an English town scarcely conceals the deadly menace lurking around dark corners and within the human mind.

Selected by the times london as one of the twentieth century’s “100 Masters of Crime, ” Jill McGown writes mystery-suspense novels with plots that defy second-guessing. The stakes are raised with a second murder, modeled on the first. Her murder looks like an ordinary mugging except for one oddity: The killer had left Wilma’s money neatly fanned out across her body.

Unlucky for Some Lloyd and Hill Mysteries Book 13 #ad - The motive behind the bafflingly violent act dogs Lloyd and Hill– now married and the harried parents of a two-year-old daughter. It has now become a twisted game of madness and logic–in which failure to outwit the murderer means more senseless deaths. And then a third. Michael waterman is a self-made millionaire.

His casinos and nightclubs ensure a constant flow of cash, and Waterman knows what he needs to do to keep it that way. Unlucky for some is lucky for all admirers of virtuoso suspense writing. From the Hardcover edition.

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Shred of Evidence Lloyd and Hill Mysteries Book 7

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Fawcett #ad - The characters are devious, cunning, charming--and truly, truly wicked. Mcgown's style is uniquely hers, engrossing, poignant, with effectual characterization. Mystery newswhen the body of fifteen-year-old natalie Ouspensky is found strangled near a public park in Stansfield, England, Detective Inspector Judy Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Lloyd have their work cut out for them.

. For natalie wasn't quite the innocent her mother believes, and her classmates at Oakland School guard Natalie's secrets--and their own--like life itself. Then a shred of evidence points Hill and Lloyd in the right--and decidedly deadly--direction. A compelling story. This small english town, overrun with malice, is well served by its finely delineated constabulary, with Lloyd and Hill at the top of their form.

Shred of Evidence Lloyd and Hill Mysteries Book 7 #ad - Publishers Weekly.

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Death in the Family Mcgown, Jill

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Ballantine Books #ad - But not until he fell for a blonde nymphet named Kayleigh Scott did he manage to totally ruin his life. This gritty, sophisticated novel is the twelfth in the author’s internationally acclaimed series starring Chief Detective Inspector Lloyd and his colleague and lover, Chief Detective Inspector Judy Hill.

Dean fletcher had spent virtually all his twenty-four years doing things practically guaranteed to land him in trouble. With a plot that defies the most inspired second-guessing and with menace ticking quietly away on every page, Jill McGown’s Death in the Family firmly establishes her as a master of mystery and psychological suspense.

Death in the Family Mcgown, Jill #ad - And for all her air of placid innocence, Kayleigh herself isn’t above suspicion. With judy out on maternity leave, murder, Lloyd is obliged to pick his way alone through the minefield of birth, death, and domestic evil. Death in the family is a novel of uncanny power and chilling credibility. In truth, and poor dean was soon off to prison, a convicted sex offender, she was not quite thirteen, still smitten with his adolescent lover.

Now he’s finally free again, only to be ensnared by two crimes that have Lloyd pulling out what’s left of his hair. Kayleigh had told him she was eighteen. One is an infant kidnapping the child was born within hours of Lloyd’s and Judy’s own baby, Lesley, Charlotte; the other is the murder of Kayleigh’s mother, on the very eve of the family’s sudden move to Australia.

Fortunately, lloyd thinks he hears the ring of truth in Dean’s protestations of innocence.

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Dead Joker: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Five A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel 5

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Scribner #ad - Her husband, immediately falls under suspicion, who claims he witnessed the grisly murder and is himself covered in blood, though he insists his wife’s killer was Ståle Salvesen, a businessman he’d prosecuted years before for insider dealing. From norway’s bestselling female crime writer, this installment in the Edgar-nominated mystery series featuring the whip-smart detective Hanne Wilhelmsen is “an ideal read-alike for fans of Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole and Karin Fossum’s Inspector Sejer” Booklist.

Chief public prosecutor sigurd Halvorsrud’s wife is found brutally decapitated in front of the fireplace in the family living room. Detective inspector hanne Wilhelmsen is called in to lead the investigation with her old colleague, Billy T. With a savage killer on the loose, hanne must ask herself: Is the truth worth chasing at all costs? The New York Times Book Review declares, “Wherever Hanne shows up next…follow that wheelchair.

Anne holt’s hanne wilhelmsen novels are “fast-paced and involving” The Wall Street Journal, and Dead Joker is “an immersive tale that packs an emotional punch and offers incisive commentary on the failings of the criminal justice system” Publishers Weekly. Then a journalist at one of Oslo’s largest newspapers is found beheaded.

Dead Joker: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Five A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel 5 #ad - What links these two horrific crimes? the demands of the investigation soon clash with a terrible crisis in Hanne’s personal life: Cecilie, the woman she has lived with for almost twenty years, has fallen seriously ill and doesn’t have much time to live. Despite the circumstantial evidence, hanne is unconvinced of Sigurd Halvorsrud’s guilt—that is, until a witness says he saw Ståle Salvesen commit suicide by jumping off a bridge days before the murder took place.

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Doomed to Die The Inspector Thanet Mysteries Book 10

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Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - The husband is the natural suspect, but as Thanet and his partner, the dogged Sgt. Detective inspector thanet uncovers the shocking secrets that led to an artist’s murder in this captivating entry in the award-winning British mystery series. Charming, stylish, and endlessly absorbing, the CWA Silver Dagger–winning Luke Thanet mysteries are some of the best English police procedurals ever written.

Doomed to die is the 10th book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. The victim is perdita master, an artist with a terminally ill mother and a husband who threatened violence when she demanded a divorce. When a woman is found with a bloody gash on her scalp and a plastic bag over her head, there’s no question that she was murdered.

Doomed to Die The Inspector Thanet Mysteries Book 10 #ad -  . Mike lineham, dig into the case, they will discover a tantalizing connection to a powerful local barrister—and a secret that many people might have killed for. But Det. Inspector luke thanet, a veteran homicide investigator whose cases have carried him across the sprawling Kentish countryside, is about to discover a mystery far more shocking than anything he’s encountered before.

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Verdict Unsafe Lloyd and Hill Mysteries Book 8

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Fawcett #ad - And as judy sets out to prove drummond's guilt for the second time, Detective Chief Inspector Lloyd is called to a horrifying scene. Detective inspector judy hill anxiously watched the trial of serial rapist Colin Arthur Drummond from the public gallery--never forgetting his chilling threat that she would be his next victim.

. The prosecution should have an open-and-shut case. It appears Colin Drummond has struck again. From the Paperback edition. But sixteen months later Drummond is back on the streets, threatening Judy once more.

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Death in the Fearful Night The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries Book 14

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Agora Books #ad - The place is dead now at night. As soon as night falls, you don’t know what’s going to happen. When samuel bracknell is found dead in his home with a knife in his back, the third murder of its kind in as many weeks, the population of Carleton Unthank is left shivering in their beds. Superintendent littlejohn arrives to investigate and is sickened to hear that all three crimes were committed with the same knife.

Littlejohn takes on an apparent serial killer who is stalking the residents of a once-sleepy village. What is going on in carleton unthank? the once sleepy village is gaining a ghoulish reputation as The Town of Fearful Nights and the threat of another murder looms each time the sun sets. Why then was the knife was left in bracknell’s body? Was the murderer disturbed – or is it a sign of something more sinister?When a fourth body turns up, this one an apparent suicide, Littlejohn is baffled.

Death in the Fearful Night The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries Book 14 #ad - It’s like it was in wartime. Littlejohn faces sleep deprived residents, no clues, and a race against the clock to prevent the body count rising any further. Reviews'one of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the simon-pure British detective story' – The New York Times'Mr Bellairs always gives good value' – The Sunday Times‘Pure British detective story’ – The New York Times.

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The Murder Road: A Cooper & Fry Mystery Cooper & Fry Mysteries Book 15

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Witness Impulse #ad - And on that road this morning is an abandoned vehicle. With an ominous bloodstain inside. It's a mystery. Packed with atmosphere, and surprises, suspense, The Murder Road is Stephen Booth's most unforgettable novel yet. It could be a murder. Where—and who—is the driver? whose blood has been discovered? why are the people of Shawhead so hostile toward Detective Ben Cooper, sent in to take charge of the investigation?As Cooper peels back layers of lies and exposes dark secrets to the light, he draws ever closer to a killer hiding in plain sight.

For fans of broadchurch, louise penny, and peter robinson comes a spellbinding new novel from internationally bestselling author Stephen BoothWelcome to the picturesque English village of Shawhead, where there's one road in and one road out.

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The Dog Walker The Detective's Daughter Book 5

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Head of Zeus #ad - In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Brand new from the #1 bestselling author of The Detective's Daughter. Her husband has asked stella darnell, a private detective, and her side-kick Jack Harmon, to find out what happened all those years ago. Twenty-nine years later, Helen's body has never been found.

Stella and jack must reawaken the secrets of the past in order to solve the mysteries of the present. But when the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting a killer whose trail has long gone cold. January, 1987. Helen honeysett, a young newlywed, sets off for an evening run from her riverside cottage and disappears.

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