Tag: crime

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla

When a respected truck driver, owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along a treacherous mountain highway, his distraught daughter wants to know why he died. Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker and retired RCMP detective, feels compelled to help her find the answer. When the answer is murder, he finds himself on a collision course with dangerous men. »

Joggers

Elspeth Watson was goaded into taking a vacation by the boys in the warehouse. She and Peterbilt, her black maybe-Pomeranian, are in Monterey, soaking up the fog, when El discovers a dead body. Soon both she and Pete find themselves in the murderer’s sights. Some vacation. This is a short story for a quick, fun read, and a good introduction to a main character in the Highway Mystery series. »

Ice on the Grapevine

On a warm July morning in L.A. County, a frozen corpse turns up at a highway brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass. Ex-homicide detective Hunter Rayne, who now drives an eighteen wheeler, is persuaded by his irascible dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, to help clear two fellow truck drivers who are arrested for the murder. Whodunit addicts will not be disappointed. »

Cold Steel

The body of a teenage girl is found in a Dublin park. She has been brutually stabbed to death. For Dublin’s police and politicians, the nightmare is just beginning. The dead girl is the daughter of a high-profile American surgeon who heads the Mercy Hospital’s new Heart Foundation. When DS Jim Clarke and his team pick up the trail of a suspect, the pressure is on to close in quickly. A... »

Kill Them All

An envelope of gruesome photos. A killer with a design. Can he be stopped in time? An envelope lands on the desk of Detective Drexel7. In it, hideous pictures of a dismembered woman displayed against a chalk pattern. As more envelopes arrive and the body count rises, a chance fingerprint points to one suspect while the victims are linked to another suspect. In a race to prevent more gruesome murde... »

Butchery: A Mystery of Tudor London

It is 1550: a time of divisive political, economic, and religious innovation throughout England. Although the City of London is burdened with overpopulation, poverty, and crime, so far its watch and constables have managed to keep the peace. However, when the body of an unidentified man is discovered in the butcher’s district, brutally murdered with a meat cleaver, tension between the City&#... »

Tenacity

Two hundred meters below the ocean’s surface, you can’t run, you can’t hide, and the truth won’t set you free. An officer hangs himself in the engine room of naval submarine HMS Tenacity. A woman’s murder bears disturbing similarities to an old case. Lieutenant Danielle “Dan” Lewis grasps for the truth before it submerges in the gray waters of the English ... »

The Blow Out (The National Crime Agency #4)

A silent murder. A kidnapped child. A race against time to catch a killer. It was the perfect crime: a murder from afar, the culprit escaping hours before drug lord Ronnie O’Neill breathed his last. Now a rival gang leader’s daughter has been kidnapped and the race is on to find a silent killer and a missing schoolgirl before more blood is spilt. Senior Investigator Jo Stuart is tasked... »

Secrets Between Us

How safe are your secrets? One letter a week for fifteen years. A neat pile of identical white envelopes brimming with my sister’s darkest secrets. All the intimate details of a life as different to mine as could possibly be. I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death… At the end of each letter, after signing her ... »

Two For The Dough (Stephanie Plum #2)

It’s Stephanie Plum, New Jersey’s “fugitive apprehension” agent (aka bounty hunter), introduced to the world by Janet Evanovich in the award-winning and bestselling novel One for the Money.  Now Stephanie’s back, armed with attitude — not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her trusty .38, Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Man... »

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