Author: Jack Heath
An addictive debut thriller starring an FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment… A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It’s only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Timothy Blake, an FBI consultant with a knack for solving impossible cases but whose expertise comes at a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one, trying to satisfy an urge he fears he can only control for so long. And this time Blake may have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than any he’s faced before. And he’s been assigned a new partner within the Bureau: a woman linked to the past he’s so desperate to forget. Because he has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden. For fans of Dexter and Hannibal, Hangman introduces a darkly mesmerizing character whose skill at finding criminals comes from a knowledge that can only be learned firsthand.
Author: Michael Slade
Author: Faye Kellerman
Publisher: Harper Collins
“No one working in the crime genre is better.” —Baltimore Sun L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus are back on a case in Hangman—an electrifying new novel of suspense from Faye Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author of Blindman’s Bluff, The Mercedes Coffin, The Burnt House, and many other masterful thrillers. A stunning tale of crime and detection featuring the brutal death of a “party girl” health care worker, a mysterious disappearance, and the chilling return of an all-too-familiar sociopath, Hangman is Kellerman’s 21st bestseller to feature Decker and Lazarus, “Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around.” (People)
Author: Stephan Talty
Publisher: Ballantine Books
New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty’s acclaimed fiction debut, Black Irish, won him comparisons to such thriller masters as Jo Nesbø, Karin Slaughter, and Tana French. Now, his chilling new novel brings back intrepid heroine Absalom Kearney, a driven police detective with a haunted past, trying to make a difference in a troubled town. Hangman, Hangman, what do you see? Four little girls, as cute as can be. The eerie schoolyard chant still sends ripples of horror through North Buffalo. Not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn preyed upon the community’s teenaged daughters—until he was cornered and shot in the head. But Flynn lived, carrying to prison the nickname “Hangman,” along with the secret of his last victim’s fate. Homicide cop Abbie Kearney wasn’t around during Hangman’s reign of terror. She hadn’t yet come home to wear her dad’s old badge in the tough Irish American stronghold known as “the County.” Abbie had never experienced firsthand the horror of Hangman. Until now. Hangman, Hangman, where do they go? Down on the ground, where the daffodils grow. A corrections officer lies dead, a prison van stands empty . . . and somewhere out there, the monster who condemned innocents to death at the end of a rope watches and waits to strike again. Abbie leads a desperate manhunt through a city driven to its knees by fear, matching wits with a predator as brilliant as he is elusive. But as more victims are claimed, a rising tide of secrecy, paranoia, and politics forces her to realize that stepping beyond the law may be the only way to find justice. Because with each passing hour, the stakes grow higher—and Hangman’s noose gets tighter. Praise for Hangman “An expertly judged dose of adrenaline.”—Kirkus Reviews “Stick with this one; it delivers.”—Booklist “Detective Abbie Kearney is back in this explosive thriller featuring not only a brutal serial killer, but also complex characters. . . . Plot twists will keep readers guessing right up until the grand finale.”—RT Book Reviews “[Stephan Talty has] a writerly knack for constructing compulsively readable narratives that can be consumed with considerable velocity and contentment. With flying colors, the fellow passes the ‘what happens next’ test.”—The Buffalo News From the Hardcover edition.
Friend of squirrels and lover of women who hate him: William Loveday is back and set to wreak his revenge on the liars and hypocrites of art. This is the first full length prose work to be published in the uncorrected hand of its dyslexic author: 'having sean the living and the sain I have decided to align myself with the mad', says William Loveday, and so he drags the reader into the odyssey of a soul determined to experience life at its rawest. Equipped with only an exploding lemon and a caustic wit, William embarks on a journey through the triumph of failure.
A Coin for the Hangman
Author: Ralph Spurrier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Booksellers never know what they might find in an estate sale. When our man finds the tools of one of England’s last hangmen, along with the diary of a condemned man he executed – a diary that points the finger in a disturbing direction - he knows he has a mystery to solve. Was there a miscarriage of British justice? Did the wrong man die at the noose?
Year of the Hangman
Author: Gary Blackwood
In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed. Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin's banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne'er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies. Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop. But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin. As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie...a choice that could determine the fate of a nation.
Scratch & Solve Hangman #1
Author: Mike Ward
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Hangman's a great way for kids to practice and improve their spelling - all while they're having fun. And now they can play even when there's no friend around. It works much like a lottery scratch card: each page features one puzzle and each puzzle has the 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by silver circles to scratch off. Choose the letter you want, give it a rub and you'll see if it's in the puzzle and where. But watch out: six misses and you're hanged!
Author: Daniel Cole
A detective with no one to trust A killer with nothing to lose Detective Emily Baxter is still reeling from the Ragdoll case, and from the disappearance of her friend William “Wolf” Fawkes. Despite her reluctance to jump into another gruesome case, she’s summoned to a meeting of a new FBI/CIA/UK law enforcement task force in New York. There, she is presented with photographs of the latest copycat murder: a body contorted into a familiar pose, strung up from the Brooklyn Bridge, the word “BAIT” carved deep into its chest. As the media pressure intensifies, Baxter is ordered to assist with the investigation and attend the scene of another murder, again with a victim inscribed with a word—“PUPPET.” The murders continue to grow in spectacle and depravity on both sides of the Atlantic, and the team helplessly plays catch-up. Baxter must shake off the grief and fear that have paralyzed her for the last year so she can stop another terrible killer before it’s too late.
Author: John Peel
Publisher: Penguin USA
A slumber party game of hangman becomes deadly when a horrifying intruder decides to play.
Word lovers can take up the challenge any time they want with this clever, solitary version of hangman - with a sports twist. It works like a lottery scratchcard - each page features a puzzle with the 26 letters of the alphabet above silver circles to scratch off. Choose a letter, scratch off the silver foil and if the letter is in the puzzle, it tells you where. Just guess the word before the body in the gallows is completed - six misses and you're hanged! Great fun and a fabulous concept for people on the go.
In the House of the Hangman
Author: Jeffrey K. Olick
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Examines the processes and struggles of establishing a German postwar identity and history that incoporates the period of National Socialism.
An ingenious twist on a classic word game. Hangman’s a great way for kids to practice their spelling, improve their vocabulary, and have fun...all at the same time. And with this game-filled collection, they can play anywhere and anytime they want--even when there’s no friend around. Each page features one puzzle, and each puzzle has the 26 letters accompanied by silver circles to scratch off. Children choose the letter they want, give it a rub, and see if it’s in the puzzle, and where. But watch out: six misses and they’re hanged!
Author: Ray Beckett, Richard Beckett
Shadow of the Hangman
Author: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
In this first instalment of the Bow Street Rivals series a riot breaks out in Dartmoor prison, enabling some American inmates to escape. The twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen catch wind of a projected assassination but the target is unknown. Trouble ensues when a woman from the Home Office vanishes; a mysterious lady turns up at the archery shooting gallery; and Paul's gambling addiction worsens...