Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, and an unsupportive girlfriend, a formidable criminal organization, a persistent stalker, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit.
The Dime - Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent's brilliant mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series. Good thing for betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives.
The Death of Mrs. WestawayGallery/Scout Press - Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time. Instant new york times bestseller from the #1 new york times bestselling author of in a dark, the woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s fourth novel, Dark Wood, “her best yet” Library Journal, starred review.
On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. Soon, hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.
The Outcasts: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company - Meanwhile nate cannon, a young texas policeman with a pure heart and a strong sense of justice, is on the hunt for a ruthless killer named McGill who has claimed the lives of men, women, and even children across the frontier. A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west.
It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. Who--if anyone--will survive when their paths finally cross? As Lucinda and Nate's stories converge, debts are paid, guns are drawn, and Kathleen Kent delivers an unforgettable portrait of a woman who will stop at nothing to make a new life for herself.
The Outcasts: A Novel - After escaping the texas brothel where she'd been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure.
Bluebird, Bluebird A Highway 59 Mystery Book 1Mulholland Books - A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.
Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Usa today*winner of the 2018 edgar award for best novel**coming soon to FX as a TV series* "In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it.
Bluebird, Bluebird A Highway 59 Mystery Book 1 - Ann patchettwhen it comes to law and order, a black Texas Ranger, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, knows all too well. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, Bluebird, and nuance of East Texas.
A Rising Man: A Novel Wyndham & Banerjee SeriesPegasus Books - In the days of the raj, a newly arrived scotland Yard detective is confronted with the murder of a British official—in his mouth a note warning the British to leave India, or else. Calcutta, 1919. Captain sam wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Under tremendous pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets, Wyndham and his two new colleagues—arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID—embark on an investigation that will take them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.
Masterfully evincing the sights, and smells of colonial Calcutta, sounds, A Rising Man is the start of an enticing new historical crime series. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. He is immediately overwhelmed by the heady vibrancy of the tropical city, but with barely a moment to acclimatize or to deal with the ghosts that still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that threatens to destabilize a city already teetering on the brink of political insurgency.
A Rising Man: A Novel Wyndham & Banerjee Series - The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else.
She Rides Shotgun: A NovelEcco - They’ve already murdered his ex-wife, Polly’s mother. Nate takes polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him. She finds herself transforming from a shy little girl into a true fighter. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death.
Out on the lam, polly is forced to grow up early: with barely any time to mourn her mother, she must learn how to take a punch and pull off a drug-house heist. Nate, in turn, learns what it’s like to love fiercely and unconditionally—a love he’s never quite felt before. And he does it to save her life.
She Rides Shotgun: A Novel - Nate made dangerous enemies in prison—a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish him off. But can their powerful bond transcend the dangerous existence he’s carved out for them? Will they ever be able to live an honest life, villains, free of fear?She Rides Shotgun is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, and victims.
Louis post-dispatch • booklista propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for death who must fight and steal to stay alive, learning from the most frightening man she knows—her father. Eleven-year-old polly mcclusky is shy, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her everywhere, fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car.
Nate and polly’s lives soon become a series of narrow misses, of evading the bad guys and the police, of sleepless nights in motels. Winner of a 2018 edgar award for best debut novel**winner of an alex award from the ala* named a best book of 2017 by st.
Dark ChapterPolis Books - Nominated for the edgar award for best first novelvivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. And as a young, single woman, she has grown used to experiencing life on her own. Inspired by true events, dark chapter is both a literary masterpiece and a riveting novel of suspense about of the dark chapters and chance encounters that can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.
In the aftermath of the incident, both Johnny and Vivian are forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack. But when he is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is not always as swift or as fair as she would hope. Vivian must struggle to recapture the woman that she was and the woman she aspired to be, while dealing with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human.
Dark Chapter - He has grown up in a family where crime is customary, violence is a necessity, and everything--and anyone--can be yours for the taking. As vivian looks to find her calling professionally, she delights in exploring foreign countries, rolling hillsides, and new cultures. But all of that changes when, on one bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, Vivian's path collides with Johnny and culminates in a horrifying act of violence.
Johnny is a 15-year-old Irish teenager, living a neglected life on the margins of society. Johnny, meanwhile, flees to the sanctity of his transitory Irish clan.
Tornado Weather: A NovelFlatiron Books - By turns unsettling, dark, and wry, Kennedy’s powerful voice brings the town’s rich fabric to life. And the roadkill collector knows love and heartbreak more than anyone would ever expect. Five-year-old daisy Gonzalez’s father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn’t, and Daisy disappears.
They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers’ secrets. An edgar award nominee for best first novel“dark and dangerous and strange and wonderful…Kennedy writes with the gritty poetry of Daniel Woodrell and misfit sensibility of Flannery O’Connor.
Tornado Weather: A Novel - Benjamin percydeborah kennedy tells the story of a five-year old girl who goes missing in a small town, a place where everyone knows something different about her disappearance and about each other. Tornado weather is an affecting portrait of a complex and flawed cast of characters striving to find fulfillment in their lives – and Kennedy brilliantly shows that there is nothing average about an average life.
The hairdresser knows everything except what’s happening in her own backyard. When daisy goes missing, nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened. And they also know a lot about each other.
The Traitor's Wife: A NovelReagan Arthur Books - Thomas carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part in the English Civil War. In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone.
But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves-in many forms-who hunt for blood. A love story and a tale of courage, The Traitor's Wife confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories of family from colonial history.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A NovelThe Dial Press - . Tinti exhibits an aptitude for shining a piercing light into the corners of her characters’ hearts and minds. O: the oprah Magazine. Now that loo’s a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. Uses the scars on hawley’s body—all twelve bullet wounds, one by one—to show who he is, what he’s done, and why the past chases and clings to him with such tenacity.
The boston globe “the twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is an adventure epic with the deeper resonance of myth. Each is a memory: of another place on the map, another thrilling close call, another moment of love lost and found. A gripping American-on-the-run thriller. Praise for the twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley“A master class in literary suspense.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel - The washington post“tinti depicts brutality and compassion with exquisite sensitivity, creating a powerful overlay of love and pain. The new yorker “hannah Tinti’s beautifully constructed second novel. Each scar is from a bullet Hawley took over the course of his criminal career. Soon, everywhere she turns, she encounters the mysteries of her parents’ lives before she was born.
This hidden past is made all the more real by the twelve scars her father carries on his body. Growing more and more curious about the mother she never knew, Loo begins to investigate.
The Witch Elm: A NovelViking - Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.
Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Named a new york times notable book of 2018, amazon, elle, and a best book of 2018 by NPR, LitHub, Vulture, The Boston Globe, Vox, Slate, The New York Times Book Review, and Electric Literature.
The Witch Elm: A Novel - Tana french’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet. The new york timesan "extraordinary" Stephen King and "mesmerizing" LA Times new standalone novel from the master of crime and suspense. From the writer who "inspires cultic devotion in readers" the New Yorker and has been called "incandescent" by Stephen King, and "unputdownable" People, "absolutely mesmerizing" by Gillian Flynn, comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.
Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead.