,,Tempus fugit."Als die unbekannte Frau diese beiden Worte fl�stert, kurz bevor sie in ihren Armen stirbt, ist Henrike Brandt zutiefst schockiert. Denn es ist nicht das erste Mal, dass sie diesen Ausspruch h�rt: Nur drei Tage zuvor hat ihr Bruder exakt dieselben Worte gesagt, bevor er nach einem schweren Sturz ins Koma gefallen ist.V�llig verst�rt beauftragt Henrike die L�becker Privatdetektivin Suna L�rssen. Sie soll nicht nur herausfinden, was mit dem Ausspruch gemeint ist, sondern auch, welchen Zusammenhang es zwischen den beiden vermeintlichen Unf�llen gibt.Umgehend nimmt Suna die Ermittlungen auf. Doch keine der beiden Frauen ahnt etwas von der t�dlichen Gefahr, die auf sie lauert ...Weitere B�nde aus der Suna L�rssen-Reihe:Sturmflut: Ein Fall f�r Suna L�rssenSeelenk�lte: Ein Fall f�r Suna L�rssenJeder Band beinhaltet einen in sich abgeschlossenen Fall.
Author: Kerstin Wassermann
Publisher: Edition Elibresca
Wir alle haben unsere Geheimnisse. Und manche davon sind todlich. Eine junge Frau sturzt in den Tod. Selbstmord, lautet die allgemeine Einschatzung. Nur ihre Schwester glaubt nicht an einen Suizid und beauftragt Privatdetektivin Suna Lurssen, der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Zuerst sieht fur Suna alles nach einem Routinefall aus - bis die nachste Leiche auftaucht. Bei ihren Ermittlungen stosst sie auf immer mehr Ungereimtheiten, und schliesslich keimt in ihr ein schrecklicher Verdacht: Der angebliche Selbstmord konnte nicht nur mit dem spurlosen Verschwinden eines Mannes zusammenhangen, sondern sogar mit der Serie grausamer Morde, die Lubeck gerade in Angst und Schrecken versetzt."
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
A brutal crime...A group of urban terrorists...An investigation of dirty cops...The leads in these supposedly unconnected cases have become tangled in some very ugly--and dangerous--knots. Now Special Operations detective Matt Payne and his colleagues find themselves fearing not only for their jobs, but also for their very lives...
Meet the world's most unusual undercover team... Working undercover for HM Revenue & Customs can be tough, but DJ Smith has more than a little help from her trained sniffer cat, Gorgonzola, a moth-eaten Persian with gourmet tastes and a mind of her own. In this first case DJ Smith and Gorgonzola are on the trail of a drug-smuggling ring operating in and around Edinburgh. Beneath the innocent surface of the White Heather Hotel eddies a sinister undercurrent. One death follows another. Who among the cast of formidable and flamboyant guests specialises in making murder look like accident? As sea mists gather, a deadly game of cat and mouse is played as the killer awaits a chance to strike... An immensely readable and very funny foray into the dark and often dangerous world of undercover operations, told in the Mulgray Twins' own inimitable style.
It's a searing hot day in the middle of a Namibian summer, and a white man is watering the garden of his luxurious villa while his daughter plays nearby. The peaceful scene is shattered by the single shot that kills Van Zyl and sets in motion a breath-taking political thriller that clocks up 5 murders. The principal characters are real, and some are still living, all of which adds an extra frisson to this fascinating story.The heroine is Clemencia Garises, an African detective whose compassion and commitment mark her out from the men in the story, whose behaviour is usually lazy,deceitful,or criminal. All, that is,except for the blond German journalist who gently courts her, and whose investigative skills assist her in unravelling the complexities of this series of murders, which are all related to the assassination in 1989 of a supporter of Namibian independence. The assassination really happened, and Jaumann has created a fictional history in its wake - a novel that asks What if..?, with an ingenious plot.
Author: Trisha Ashley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Sleight of Hand
Author: CJ Lyons
“There’s an oath doctors take,” Detective Mickey Drake said. “Primum non nocere,” the shrink supplied. “First do no harm.” Two months ago Dr. Cassandra Hart was forced to kill a man. The man who murdered her best friend, almost killed Drake and seriously wounded her. Now she’s back at work in her Pittsburgh ER, but nothing seems the same. When she fears that a young boy is being abused by his “perfect” mother, her friends and colleagues worry that she’s returned to work too soon, imagining dangers that don’t exist. Others accuse her of trying to cover up her own alleged mistakes in the boy’s treatment by making a false report of abuse. Drake’s facing problems of his own, trying to cope with the aftermath of the night two months ago when his passion for Cassie led to a confrontation with a killer. He’s on desk duty, reviewing cold cases, and delves into the homicide case that killed his father seven years ago. But after so long, what good can he do, a cop without a gun? The stakes escalate when Cassie is almost killed and Drake finds evidence that the killer his father was tracking might be planning to strike again–this time targeting a young boy. With the lives of two children at stake, how can they walk away? *** Keywords: CJ Lyons, Lyons, Lucy Guardino, Beacon Falls, FBI Thrillers, Hart and Drake, Renegade Justice, Morgan Ames, medical thriller suspense crime novel series, homicide detective alpha hero action romance, emergency hospital doctor physician woman sleuth, serial killer dark edgy intense police procedural, FBI kidnapping murder, historical Munchausen Nazi French Resistance, uplifting romantic Christmas holiday wedding, military navy marine army soldier, spies espionage CIA FBI ATF covert action, adventure wilderness survival intrigue, exciting alpha hero pulp terrorism, strong heroine doctor ranger SEAL, uplifting romantic action-adventure Force Recon, medical wedding wounded warrior Delta, dark edgy disturbing crime fiction suspense, FBI police female detective, edge seat terrific serial killer kidnap, vigilante fast action adventure pulp, terror ATF DEA spies Pittsburgh intrigue, intense thrill gripping authentic, cyber adrenalin great summer read, Thrilling kick ass fast-paced, hero serial killer crime fiction, strong female gripping high stakes adventure, compelling action packed authentic intense, page turner stayed up all night, great story hooked twist adrenaline rush, vivid quick summer beach read, believable not to be missed five stars, intelligent powerful dark edgy action thrill ride, keeps you guessing edge of the sear terrific, genetic mutation, serial killer, paranormal psychic telepathy, police detective, female protagonist woman sleuth, dark disturbing edgy moody noir, hard-boiled mystery thriller suspense, medical sociopath psychopath, lethal dying death, romance romantic love story, disease supernatural, homicide murder, ER emergency room doctor physician, conspiracy, bestseller, thrillers with heart, Lee Child, Stephen White, Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Debra Webb, Lisa Jackson, Douglas Preston, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Unger, Tami Hoag, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Cathy Reichs, JD Robb Dean Koontz, Liliana Hart, Suzanne Brockmann, Carla Neggers
The classic thriller by the five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award. Introduction by Les Carlyon. When Mac Faraday's best friend is found hanging, the assumption is suicide. But Mac is far from convinced, and he's a man who knows not to accept things at face value. A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac is living the quiet life of a country blacksmith - a life connected to a place, connected to its people. But Mac carries a burden of fear and vigilance from his old life. And as this past of secrets, corruption, abuse and murder begins to close in, he must turn to long-forgotten resources to hang on to everything he holds dear, including his own life. Peter Temple is one of Australia's finest writers, the winner of Australia's premier prize for literature in 2010, the Miles Franklin Award, and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for his novel Truth. Born in South Africa, Peter Temple settled in Australia in 1980 and worked as a journalist and teacher before becoming a full-time novelist. Temple has written nine novels and has won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction five times. Les Carlyon is the author of Gallipoli, a bestseller in Australia, Britain and New Zealand, The Great War, which was voted book of the year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and The Master: A Personal Portrait of Bart Cummings. 'Peter Temple has a way with words and the richness of his language alone makes this book rewarding...This is a great book.' Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review 'Temple invests his characters' thought, speech, and deeds with an arresting immediacy and freshness.' Booklist 'A wonderfully controlled piece of writing with some delightfully wry observations...the quality of the prose alone makes the book worth reading.' Opinionator 'A must for thriller seekers.' Who Weekly 'Fast, funny and assured.' Australian Book Review 'The coolest and most elegant of Australian crime writers.' Age 'Temple is a phenomenon.' Sydney Morning Herald 'An Iron Rose has Temple's usual grizzled police veteran as the central character, a despicable and mystifying crime and a support crew of goodies and baddies...Temple's dry Australian vernacular and wit should be required reading for everyone above the age of 16. This edition is introduced by Les Carlyon, a better match for Temple's writing I could not imagine.' Melbourne Weekly
A House of Knives
Author: William Shaw
London, November 1968. The decade is drawing its last breath. In Marylebone CID, suspects are beaten in the cells and the only woman is resigning. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his intray and a mutilated body on his hands. The dead man was the wayward son of a rising MP with the ear of the home office - and everywhere Breen turns to investigate, he finds himself obstructed and increasingly alienated. But PR wary politicians can't stop him talking to the art dealer Robert 'Groovy Bob' Fraser; whose glamorous parties mask a spreading heroin addiction among London's young and beautiful. He begins to see that the abuse of power is at every level of society. And when his actions endanger those at the top, he becomes their target. Out in the cold, banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire. William Shaw paints the real portrait of London's swinging sixties. Authentic, powerful and poignant, A House of Knives reveals the shadow beyond the spotlight and the crimes committed in the name of liberation.
A Mortal Curiosity
Author: Ann Granger
Publisher: Minotaur Books
It's 1864 and Lizzie Martin is leaving London for the south coast of England to be the companion of Lucy Craven, a teenager who lives in seclusion with her aunts and has recently lost an infant daughter to illness. En route, Lizzie meets Doctor Lefebre, a slightly off-putting gentleman headed for the same destination. Lefebre, it turns out, is an alienist hired by Lucy's family to determine whether the young woman is mad. And he discloses something shocking: Lucy Craven doesn't believe her daughter is dead; she insists the baby was stolen from her. In Hampshire, complications mount. Late at night, Lizzie hears furtive voices outside, there's a gentleman farmer whose demeanor with Lucy seems unusually familiar, and, while Lucy proves a bit moody, she hardly seems deranged. The girl's aunts are clearly withholding something. . . . These tensions come to a head when a man is found dead in the garden, stabbed with a knife from the aunts' home. Lizzie calls upon her beau, Inspector Benjamin Ross. Together, they find themselves entangled in a mystery as bewildering as any they've faced.
Children of the Storm
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Great War has ended, but evil still casts a long shadow over a violence-scarred land. One woman -- an adventurer and archaeologist with a brilliant mind -- must now confront a dreadful adversary more fiendish and formidable than any she has ever encountered. But by doing so, she may be feeding the flames of a devastating firestorm that threatens the fragile lives of the tender and innocent.
The Wishing Game
Author: Patrick Redmond
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the bleak winter term of 1954 something terrible happens at Kirkston Abbey School for Boys. Forty years later a journalist hovers near the truth, buried long ago by the panicked authorities. Kirkston Abbey is no place for the weak: its rules are harsh and its discipline savage. So the struggling Jonathan Palmer cannot believe his luck when Richard Rokeby - tough, handsome, aloof - befriends him. But Rokeby's possessive friendship is suffocating and, what starts out as an innocent game amongst friends, takes a shocking turn as Palmer finds himself powerless to stop Rokeby from unleashing a horrifying fate on them all. A brilliantly clever psychological thriller, The Wishing Game launched Redmond to his bestseller status.
Author: Sam Hayes
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
A woman stands on a bridge, the water rushing below, the wind catching her skirt. In a few seconds she will jump, plunging more than 200 feet to the bottom. Who is she? And why is she desperate to take her own life? Nina Kennedy is afraid. A man is following her, threatening her family, toying with her sanity. What does he want? And how long will it be before he strikes? Eight-year-old Ava sits waiting for her daddy. But, like the others in the children¡s home, she knows her father will never come. The home is a place of whispers and shadows. But no one dare tell the truth. Until now...
In addition to its coverage of key issues in psychology, this text also includes chapters on prejudice and self-concept, and examines methods of discovery and testing in psychology.