Author: Pete Brassett
A serial killer is covering their tracks by framing innocent people. Can DI Munro guess the motive and save the investigation? When a young woman is found murdered in her flat, CCTV quickly points to a suspect. But when Andrew Stewart is brought in for questioning, his willingness to cooperate with Munro and West raises doubts about his guilt. When another body turns up, book-lover Andrew falls under suspicion once more. It will take the sharp wits of Detective Munro to look past the obvious clues, and uncover an elaborate ruse. With Andrew off the radar, they must follow a new line of investigation and everything seems to point to one of their own. If you like detective fiction with lots of twists and the challenge of working out the identity of the killer, ENMITY is for you. Set in the western Scottish town of Ayr, ENMITY is full of deadpan wit and plenty of surprises. The developing relationship between the detectives makes this Scandinavian-style novel stand out with its beautiful atmospheric setting, quick-fire dialogue and the plot that keeps you guessing right until the end. ENMITY is the third book by Pete Brassett to feature DI Munro and DS West, the first being SHE, followed by AVARICE. They can be enjoyed on their own, or as a series.
Author: Pete Brassett
"An exceptionally good crime thriller, loved the Scottish setting" Gary Miller When a body is found in a remote Scottish glen, DI Munro comes out of retirement to investigate The Police chief wants everything wrapped up before the upcoming regatta, but the locals are remarkably unforthcoming with helpful information. Sassy and quick, London detective sergeant Charlotte West is roped in by DI Munro to help solve what is now a murder case. It is good police work that will unravel the truth behind the crime, but not without ruffling a few feathers first. Will the killer escape the sharp-witted detectives' grasp? If you enjoy a whodunnit with a twist, this atmospheric novel is for you Set in the coastal town of Inverkip in the north-west of Scotland, AVARICE is a straightforward murder mystery with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction. No blood, no gore, no serial killers! But it's a cracker. AVARICE is the second book by Pete Brassett to feature DI Munro and DS West, the detectives that first appeared in SHE. It's not a sequel and can be read as a standalone. However, those who have read SHE will have a head start on the characters' profiles. The third book, ENMITY, is also now available. Look out for Pete Brassett's many other titles on Kindle, including The Girl From Kilkenny, Prayer for the Dying and Kiss The Girls.
Author: Pete Brassett
A young boy finds a body on a deserted Scottish beach. DS West searches for absconded DI Munro to help track down the killer.Left to her own devices Detective Sergeant Charlie West struggles with the responsibility of a full-blown murder investigation when a man is pushed off a cliff.Veteran crime-solver Detective Inspector Munro has disappeared having blown up his own house to remove a nemesis from a line of inquiry. Not ready to have her apron strings severed so soon, West eventually finds Munro who reluctantly agrees to shed the light of his wisdom on what might be the Ayrshire detectives' most challenging case yet.Once the police have discovered the identity of the dead man, and established his demise was definitely the result of foul play, the race is on to hunt down the murderer. Given the victim's links to a local drug ring there is no shortage of suspects, yet few of them are willing to share their knowledge with the police.Can Munro and West see through an elaborate ruse before the killer strikes again?TALION is the sixth book to feature these detectives. The others, in order of publication, are:1. SHE2. AVARICE3. ENMITY4. DUPLICITY5. TERMINUSAll of these books have been bestsellers in their genres, and are available on Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.
Author: Pete Brassett
"Absolutely brilliant. A real page-turner. Highly original. I could not put this thriller down." Chris Anderson A gripping murder mystery detective thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Detective Inspector Munro is a burly Scottish policeman who doesn't suffer fools gladly. Detective Sergeant West is an intelligent young woman, new to the force, with a lot to prove. When a missing person case lands on their desks, Munro is skeptical there is much to it. But their investigation soon comes to some strange findings, and before long, a body is found. With a serial killer on their hands they must act fast to trace a woman placed at the scene of the crime. Yet discovering her true identity, let alone finding her, proves difficult. And as the plot thickens they realize the crime is far graver than either of them could have imagined. If you like crime fiction with a killer twist you will love SHE, the latest Scandinavian style suspense thriller by Pete Brassett. "When you read Brassett's books you enter a world you don't want to leave." Sally Heath PETE BRASSETT is the author of several crime fiction thrillers, all are available on Amazon Kindle: KISS THE GIRLS follows the story of a soldier who gets into trouble after returning home, traumatized by war. THE WILDER SIDE OF CHAOS is a racy fast paced international crime novel. THE GIRL FROM KILKENNY and PRAYER FOR THE DYING are both murder mysteries set in Ireland. BROWN BREAD is a farce about a family who literally get away with murder. * Look out for AVARICE and new release ENMITY, also featuring DI Munro and DS West.
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Collector's Library
Father Brown is a small, round Catholic priest with a highly developed understanding of the criminal mind, derived from his time listening to men confess their sins. His diminutive presence disguises a powerful intellect and ability to solve the strangest crimes in the most fascinating manner. This collection of stories draws upon all five Father Brown books and demonstrates the considerable range of those tales. From the unparalleled invention of "The Blue Cross" to the bizarre mystery of "The Blast of the Book", these stories contain as much wisdom as they do wonder.
The Black Hole of Empire
Author: Partha Chatterjee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. While this episode was never independently confirmed, the story of "the black hole of Calcutta" was widely circulated and seen by the British public as an atrocity committed by savage colonial subjects. The Black Hole of Empire follows the ever-changing representations of this historical event and founding myth of the British Empire in India, from the eighteenth century to the present. Partha Chatterjee explores how a supposed tragedy paved the ideological foundations for the "civilizing" force of British imperial rule and territorial control in India. Chatterjee takes a close look at the justifications of modern empire by liberal thinkers, international lawyers, and conservative traditionalists, and examines the intellectual and political responses of the colonized, including those of Bengali nationalists. The two sides of empire's entwined history are brought together in the story of the Black Hole memorial: set up in Calcutta in 1760, demolished in 1821, restored by Lord Curzon in 1902, and removed in 1940 to a neglected churchyard. Challenging conventional truisms of imperial history, nationalist scholarship, and liberal visions of globalization, Chatterjee argues that empire is a necessary and continuing part of the history of the modern state. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established social relations, unsettling customary ways of dividing the private person and family from the more public setting of the community. On the lighter side, she describes how people spoke louder when calling long distance, and how they worried about catching contagious diseases over the phone. A particularly powerful chapter deals with telephonic precursors of radio broadcasting--the "Telephone Herald" in New York and the "Telefon Hirmondo" of Hungary--and the conflict between the technological development of broadcasting and the attempt to impose a homogenous, ethnocentric variant of Anglo-Saxon culture on the public. While focusing on the way professionals in the electronics field tried to control the new media, Marvin also illuminates the broader social impact, presenting a wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining account of the early years of electronic media.
Author: Dick Francis
Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is threatening him, and Kit's nemesis has plans to knock him off the track—and plant him under it.
"I loved this suspense thriller, I got increasingly immersed. A real page turner." Detectives in a sleepy Irish town are baffled by a string of murders and a missing girl Who was Nancy McBride and where did she disappear to? The cold-blooded murder of an American tourist in his hotel room has Detectives Hanagan and Molloy looking for a killer and a motive. But when the clues begin to point to the unimaginable, a story of loss, betrayal, and vengeance begins to unfold. If you like psychological suspense fiction with a twist THE GIRL FROM KILKENNY is for you. "What an unexpected ending! I could not put this gripping suspense down." "Irish wit aplenty in this clever psychological drama. A fresh and amusing style." Pete Brassett is the author of several works of fiction, all of which are available on Kindle. Readers who enjoy a conventional murder mystery with a twist should check out AVARICE and SHE, featuring Scottish Detective Inspector Munro and DS Charlie West. Read more Irish fiction in PRAYER FOR THE DYING.
The Dead Hill
Author: John Dean
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
The discovery of a dead gangland figure in a quarry brings back dark memories for Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harris and the hilltop community in which he works. As the detective investigates the murder, not only is he forced to deal with hostile villains, fightened townsfolk, and colleagues who doubt his capacity to bring the killer to justice, he also has to confront part of his past that he had hoped would be forgotten. And in doing so, he is forced to reevaluate the loyalties of those closest to him.
The Harbour Master
Author: Daniel Pembrey
Publisher: No Exit Press
Henk van der Pol is a 30 year term policeman, a few months off retirement. When he finds a woman s body in Amsterdam Harbour, his detective instincts take over, even though it s not his jurisdiction. Warned off investigating the case, Henk soon realizes he can trust nobody, as his search for the killer leads to the involvement of senior police officers, government corruption in the highest places, Hungarian people traffickers, and a deadly threat to his own family."
Author: Pete Brassett
Detective Munro is on the back foot when a dangerous killer always seems to be one step ahead.Having been the victim of a hit and run, and despite being black and blue, DI Munro wastes no time in trying to find out the identity of the perpetrator. In the meantime, a junior detective receives a call from a concerned member of the public, worried that a recently deceased friend's will had been unlawfully changed.What connects these two events will be crucial to the detectives' investigation. But when prime witnesses turn up dead, they'll discover they have a more serious case on their hands. With attempted murder upgraded to a full-scale murder investigation, can the police close in on a mysterious killer or will Munro finally be outwitted?TERMINUS is the fifth book by Pete Brassett to feature detectives James Munro and Charlotte West. The other books are, in order of appearance: SHE, AVARICE, ENMITY and DUPLICITY. All of these books are available on Kindle Unlimited and in paperback from Amazon.
The Magna Carta Manifesto
Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell investigate the death of a government scientist. They uncover a conspiracy: one that not only threatens their lives, but the lives of millions.