Killer Thrillers

The book of the dead

The book of the dead

by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

“An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit ... his brilliant psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime ... a young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown ... an ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala.”—BOOK JACKET.

Born in death

Born in death

by J.D. Robb

“Technology has advanced in 2060 New York City, but childbirth has been the same since the beginning of time. And despite the brutal double homicide on Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s caseload, she has to be there for her pregnant friend Mavis, even if it means throwing the dreaded baby shower.” “But Mavis needs an even bigger favor now.

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Cold Hit

Cold Hit

by Stephen J. Cannell

What if, under the PATRIOT Act, federal bureaucrats could take murder cases away from local cops—then bury those cases so they’re never investigated again? What if government agents could bug your home, your car, your place of business—your entire life—with nothing more than spoken permission from a secret panel of judges?

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Cover of night

Cover of night

by Linda Howard

In this “New York Times” bestseller from the author of “Killing Time,” a young widow who owns a bed-and-breakfast joins forces with a mysterious handyman to seek help from a neighboring town, after their small Idaho village is taken over by brutal thugs.

Darkly dreaming Dexter

Darkly dreaming Dexter

by Jeffry Lindsay

“Dexter Morgan isn’t exactly the kind of man you’d bring home to Mom. Though he’s playful and has a wonderfully ironic sense of humor, Dexter’s one character flaw (his proclivity for murder) can be off-putting. But at heart Dexter is the perfect gentleman, supportive of his sister, Deb, a Miami cop, and interested only in doing away with people who really deserve his special visit.

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Echo Park

Echo Park

by Michael Connelly

“In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. LAPD detective Harry Bosch caught the case, but the young woman never turned up, dead or alive, and it was an investigation Bosch couldn’t close. Now Bosch works in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA.

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Gone: an Alex Delaware novel

Gone: an Alex Delaware novel

by Jonathan Kellerman

“It’s a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu - battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor.”

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The hard way: a Jack Reacher novel

The hard way: a Jack Reacher novel

by Lee Child

“In Lee Child’s new thriller, ex-military cop Reacher sees more than most people would…and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth - and save two innocent lives - is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way.”

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The hunt club

The hunt club

by John Lescroart

“A federal judge is murdered, found shot to death in his home - together with the body of his mistress. The crime grips San Francisco. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it first looks like a simple case of a wife’s jealousy and rage.

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Kill me

Kill me

by Stephen White

“What if you could choose when to die? But once you decide, you can’t change your mind. Ever. No matter what. Welcome to the next step in the evolution of suspense fiction. Kill Me is a roller-coaster ride that zeros in on some of the most provocative issues of our time - the human yearning for connection, and the choices we make about how we live, and how we die.”

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The Mephisto club

The Mephisto club

by Tess Gerritsen

“Peccavi. The Latin phrase is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman’s brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It’s a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O’Donnell - Jane’s professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.”

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Prior bad acts

Prior bad acts

by Tami Hoag

“When an unknown assailant attacks Judge Moore in a parking garage, two of Minneapolis’s top cops are called upon to solve the crime and keep the judge from further harm. Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come, and his wisecracking partner, Nikki Liska, isn’t far behind.

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Shiver

Shiver

by Lisa Jackson

The #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of “Fatal Burn” delivers her most powerful and terrifying novel yet. New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya returns to match wits with a twisted psychopath whose very presence makes his victims “shiver.”