By Pieter Aspe
Patrick Claes, een rijke beursmakelaar en een fervent wapenverzamelaar, wordt in zijn eigen huis neergeslagen met een antiek Dreyse-pistool. Zijn belager gaat aan de haal met niet minder dan fifty eight kostbare wapens. Commissaris Pieter Van In onderzoekt de zaak. Zijn vriendin Hannelore Martens, die inmiddels tot onderzoeksrechter is gepromoveerd, voert op haar manier haar eigen onderzoek. Zij wil zich bewijzen tegenover Van In. Ze gaat op bezoek bij Judith Noordervliet, de excentrieke vrouw van Patrick Claes. Haar speurwerk brengt haar echter danig in de problemen. Wanneer een aantal moorden wordt gepleegd, blijkt duidelijk dat hier veel meer aan de hand is dan een banale diefstal. Er lijkt zelfs een zakelijke band te bestaan tussen Claes en de Russische maffia. En wat hebben een opkomend fotomodel en een schrijver van misdaadromans te maken met de wapens van Claes? Het kluwen van misdaden neemt steeds grotere proporties aan.
By Pieter Aspe
Een gezellig souper waarop Hannelore Martens en Van In zich op een snikhete zomerdag willen trakteren, wordt bruusk verstoord door brigadier Versavel die zijn baas komt opvorderen omdat er aan de Damse Vaart een driedubbele moord is gepleegd. De succesvolle Wilfried Traen, directeur van een computerbedrijfje, heeft zijn gezin uitgemoord en vervolgens de hand aan zichzelf geslagen. Wilfried Traens schoonvader wordt gechanteerd door een luxe call-girl die beweert nog geld van zijn schoonzoon te goed te hebben. Het onderzoek naar de tragische moord is in volle gang wanneer de politie in Blankenberge geconfronteerd wordt met de moord op de luxe call-girl Kitty Smulders. De zaak wordt nu wel heel gecompliceerd voor de vermoeide commissaris, die geplaagd wordt door een huwelijkscrisis. Het adresboekje van de vermoorde call-girl leidt naar een minister die Van In in een compromitterende situatie brengt. En wat heeft de Geheime Dienst met dit alles van doen? Wat een gezinsdrama lijkt, blijkt ineens een internationaal complot met voor de commissaris verstrekkende gevolgen...
By Alan Hunter
The dying of a tender artist leaves lightly desperately piecing jointly the portrait of a assassin. whilst artist Shirley Johnson is murdered and her physique dumped outdoor a provincial police headquarters, lightly is sent from London to Northshire to take over the research. The best suspect seems to be the woman's husband, a former bomber pilot with a to blame mystery, however the different contributors of the woman's artwork crew even have powerful perspectives approximately her and her debatable ultimate portray - darkish Destroyer. With such a lot of suspects to think about, lightly needs to resolve the secret earlier than the assassin manages to slide via his fingers.
By Ellery Queen
A corpse in a division shop window bargains a ugly puzzle for Ellery Queen
By David J. Antocci
After saving a drowning guy in the course of a savage typhoon, Abby wakes up in a tropical paradise in a struggle for her existence. She has no notion how she received there, and notices alterations in herself that she can't clarify. Haunted by way of unsettling desires of her previous, she units out to flee, joined by way of Eric, who reveals himself within the comparable problem. status of their method is a madman, and his band of keen fans, with a state of mind on murdering their unwelcome viewers. An eccentric hermit who has been residing there for years deals them shelter, yet they have to deny his generosity. get away is their simply alternative. but, they realize this misleading paradise is more durable to go away than they'd ever imagined. One secret ends up in one other, till their get away throws them into even better probability as Abby’s scary previous eventually catches up together with her. Her get away is barely the start.
By Christopher Fowler
It’s a criminal offense tailored for the ordinary Crimes Unit: a debatable artist is murdered and displayed as a part of her personal outrageous deploy. No suspects, no intent, no evidence—but this time they do have an eyewitness. A twelve-year-old claims the killer was once a cape-clad highwayman atop a black stallion. Whoever the killer particularly is, he turns out cause on killing off adequate minor celebrities to turn into one himself. As “Highwayman Fever” grips London, Bryant and will, besides the most recent member of the Unit, May’s agoraphobic granddaughter, April, locate themselves checking out a case related to inventive rivalries, sleazy intercourse affairs, the Knights Templars, feuding road gangs, and a decades-old crime spree that break up up their partnership as soon as before—and threatens to finish it again…with murder.
By Kathryn Fox
THE 7th CRIME NOVEL within the incredible ANYA CRICHTON sequence - a significant RIVAL TO PATRICIA CORNWELL'S DR KAY SCARPETTA.
while forensic pathologist Dr Anya Crichton reveals a lifeless baby coated in blood and filled right into a toy field, her suggestions instantly flip to homicide. Then the publish mortem unearths that the woman died from a perilous bacterial an infection because of nutrients poisoning. yet does that suggest Anya can rule out foul play?
Anya was once in basic terms intended to be in Tasmania for a convention and to go to her mom, but if extra humans fall unwell, together with her father's cousin, Anya turns into in detail interested by the case. even as, her mom - with whom Anya has continually had a tough dating ever in view that her little sister Miriam went lacking thirty years in the past - is performing surprisingly, conversing approximately conspiracies and displaying vintage symptoms of dementia.
As Anya offers together with her more and more paranoid mom, she is usually racing to find the resource of the deadly bacterial an infection. yet Anya's investigations into the close-knit Tasmanian agricultural neighborhood the place the tainted foodstuff originated quickly positioned her in grave threat as anyone attempts to kill her. because the deaths pile up, Anya's seek leads her to an previous homicide case, and shortly it turns into transparent that her family is toward possibility than ever ahead of. yet will Anya be capable to detect the reality at the back of the poisoning and unmask the killer in time to avoid wasting them, and herself?
By Jack Higgins
Frank Barry, terrorist of the top order. His ideology is funds and his music checklist is perfect. whilst the Russians wish overview copies of the newest NATO missile approach, Barry is the fellow to convey them. Martin Brosnan, poet, pupil and killer. proficient in Vietnam then polished within the ranks of the IRA he now languishes in a French felony fort of Belle Isle. Liam Devlin, Brosnan's most sensible and oldest pal. Devlin desires Brosnan out of reformatory and on Barry's path, and he will use every thing in his energy to do so... "Exciting and believable...Higgins writes in a terse, succinct sort. He understands what he is approximately and he does his task with ability" - big apple instances
By Gwendoline Butler
The invention of a pile of baby skulls and a grisly triple homicide are only the beginning of leader Commander Coffin's concerns during this gripping crime novel from the most universally famous English secret writers. London's moment urban has been the scene of many a terrifying crime, however the discovery of a pile of little one skulls unearthed close to police headquarters is especially frightening. one other significant fear for John Coffin, leader Commander, is a triple homicide on his patch, that of a midwife and her daughters. the most obvious suspect is her son, Black Jack Jackson, an area villain, yet either Coffin and DI Phoebe Astley are reluctant to just accept his guilt. extra murders upload renewed urgency to either investigations: certainly one of a physician, came across in a sanatorium laboratory surrounded by means of grisly trophies, may perhaps good be hooked up to the disinterring of the children's skulls; the opposite, of a infamous moment urban legal, with the brutal midwife killings. Coffin is ready to take all this in his stride, although, until eventually the turning out to be violence comes in the direction of domestic – without delay threatening the protection of his spouse, the actress Stella Pinero.
By Gus Russo
Then the scoop rang out throughout airwaves, via cell traces, and via be aware of mouth, plunging the rustic into surprise and sorrow. It’s tough to visualize how the final fifty years could have opened up if President John F. Kennedy had lived. might Vietnam have dragged on till 1974? might Nixon have come into strength? It’s tricky to say—but, combining evocative archival photographs with the original, first-person tales of these who lived via it, the place have been You? says what the background books can’t and gives a clean examine what used to be, what's, and what could have been seeing that that fateful day.
In the two-hour NBC documentary occasion that this quantity accompanies, specific correspondent Tom Brokaw interviewed humans just about the tragedy in addition to former heads of country, politicians, authors, newshounds, performers, musicians, and extra. He requested them 5 basic questions, beginning with: the place have been you? jointly, their phrases paint a wealthy and relocating photograph of a hopeful country torn asunder through grief. it is going to remind those that lived it of a pivotal second in American historical past, and it bears witness for all who follow.