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The Quaker
by Liam McIlvanney

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><b>WINNER 2018 MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR</b></p><br /><p><b>A <em>WASHINGTON POST</em> BEST BOOK OF 2019</b></p><br /><br /><p><b>Based on true events, a 鈥淒ickensian crime novel鈥?(<em>Mystery Matters</em>) set in 1960s Glasgow</b></p><br /><br /><p>It is 1969 and Glasgow is in the grip of the <b>worst winter in decades</b> yet it is something else that has Glaswegians on edge: a <b>serial killer</b> is at large. The brutality of <b>The Quaker</b>鈥榮 latest murder鈥?a young woman snatched from a nightclub, her body dumped like trash in the back of a cold-water tenement鈥攈as left the city trembling with fear. The assassin leaves no clues and the police investigation seems to be going nowhere.<br /><br /></p><p>Duncan McCormick, a聽<b>talented young detective from the Highlands</b>, is brought into the investigation to identify where, exactly, it鈥檚 gone wrong. An outsider with troubling secrets of his own, DI McCormack has few friends in his adopted city and a lot to prove. His arrival is met with anger and distrust by cops who are desperate to nail a suspect. When they identify a petty thief as the man seen leaving the building where the Quaker鈥檚 last victim was found, they decide they鈥檝e found their serial killer. But McCormack isn鈥檛 convinced.</p><br /><br /><p>From ruined backstreets, to deserted public parks, and down into the <b>dark heart of Glasgow</b>, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city鈥攁nd his life鈥攆orever.</p>
Devil's Hour (Zero Hour Book Two)
by Aimee Nicole Walker

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

December 16, 2019

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<b>Devil鈥檚 hour, noun: the hour when the demon or devil who leads hell is at its strongest. </b><br /><br />Born on the wrong side of the tracks, Royce Locke is no stranger to scrapping and fighting for the things he wants. What he desires most is Sawyer Key鈥攈is partner on the force and the man he鈥檚 falling in love with. After asking Sawyer to take a chance on him, Royce will need to back up his pretty words with fearless action instead of being his own worst enemy. <br /><br />Someone is harassing the mayor of Savannah, and Locke and Key are tasked with finding out who. The investigation quickly takes a twisted turn, leading them to an enemy who thinks purification by fire is the only way to save the city. Scarier than The Purists鈥?elusiveness is their ability to turn public opinion in their favor, creating unrest and threatening anarchy by fanning flames and fear. When you play with fire, someone is bound to get burned. <br /><br />When menace becomes murder, the two detectives will race the clock against the devil to save their beloved city from becoming a raging inferno. Royce will need to draw on his grit now more than ever if he hopes to realize the dreams that are finally within reach. The rag is lit, the Molotov cocktail is tossed, and the zero hour is upon them. Challenge received and accepted.<br /><br />Devil鈥檚 Hour is the second book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key鈥檚 investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series that must be read in order. Devil鈥檚 Hour has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older. <br /><br />Trigger warning: Part of the storyline involves coming to terms with a friend鈥檚 suicide, which may be difficult for some people to read. <br /><br />
The Swan: False Step - she'd got married to solve her complicated...
by Rose Fox

Language

English

Pages

557

Publication Date

June 03, 2019

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As a girl, Hailey was bullied and unpopular. She was rejected and mocked almost by everybody. <br />As time passed, she realized there was another way to go on living. This insight led her to a huge transformation in her life.
Instinct (previously published as Murder Games)
by , Howard Roughan

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

June 26, 2017

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<b>A criminal behavior expert teams up with an NYPD detective to track down a criminal in the novel that inspired the hit CBS TV series starring Alan Cumming.</b><b><br /></b>Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally: he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene-along with a threatening message from the killer-it looks like someone has been taking notes.<br />Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene: a playing card. Another murder, another card. . . and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature; they're a deadly hint pointing directly toward the next victim. <br />As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newsstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal, could Dylan become one?<br />A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, <i>Instinct</i> introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.
Murder at Pirate's Cove: An M/M Cozy Mystery (Secrets and Scrabbl...
by Josh Lanyon

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English

Pages

Publication Date

January 31, 2020

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<h1>First in an adorable new cozy series! </h1><br /><br />Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he's inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate's Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it's full steam ahead! <br /><br />Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the bookstore is failing, the mansion is falling down, and there's that little drawback of finding rival bookseller--and head of the unwelcoming-committee--Trevor Maples dead during the annual Buccaneer Days celebration. <br /><br />Still, it could be worse. And once Police Chief Carson learns Trevor was killed with the cutlass hanging over the door of Ellery's bookstore, it is.<br /><br /><br /><em>**This story contains NO on-screen sex or violence.</em>
Blind Side: Dangerous Ground 6
by Josh Lanyon

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

January 30, 2020

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<h1>The boys are back in town!</h1><br /><br />With resources already overstretched, the last thing Will and Taylor need is another client. <br /><br />And the last thing Will needs is for that client to turn out to be an old boyfriend of Taylor鈥檚.<br /><br />But Ashe Dekker believes someone is trying to kill him, and Taylor is determined to help--whatever the cost.<br />
Bell, Book and Scandal: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 3
by Josh Lanyon

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English

Pages

Publication Date

March 13, 2020

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<h2>Black Magic. Blackmail. Little Black Books. Must a witch break his vows to save his marriage?</h2><br /> <br />Cosmo Saville loves that his husband has finally accepted his witchy ways. And in return, his promise to stay out of police business guarantees them a happily ever after. At least, until he discovers he might be responsible for a dangerous game of blackmail鈥?lt;br /><br />Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith feels relieved that his marriage is back on track. Especially since he has his hands full with a high-profile suicide and rumors of a city-wide extortion ring. But when he stumbles across Cosmo breaking his vow by playing cop, John agonizes over old wounds.<br /><br />With the commissioner鈥檚 badge and family in jeopardy, Cosmo has no choice but to put his life on the line鈥?lt;br /><br />Can the witch expose a dark conspiracy, save John鈥檚 career, and return to love鈥檚 delicious spell?<br /><br />Bell, Book and Scandal is the third book in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks romantic gay mystery trilogy. If you like quirky characters, snappy spells, and madcap suspense, then you鈥檒l love Josh Lanyon鈥檚 supernatural story.<br />
The Haunted Heart: Spring
by Josh Lanyon

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English

Pages

Publication Date

April 30, 2020

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Antiques Dealer Flynn Ambrose is invited to authenticate the mummy of an ancient Egyptian Magician at the creepy house of the very odd Mr. Irving Annemann.<br /><br />What could possibly go wrong?
Ground Zero (Zero Hour Book One)
by Aimee Nicole Walker

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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<b>Ground zero, noun: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change.</b><br /><br />Heat, humidity, and homicide are things veteran detective Sawyer Key expects to encounter on his first day with the Savannah Police Department, but the hostile reception from his new partner catches him by surprise. Sawyer isn鈥檛 a stranger to heartache and recognizes that Royce Locke is a wounded man who鈥檚 reeling from a devastating loss. Relentless and patient in all things, Sawyer is determined to make the new partnership work. <br /><br />Savannah, Georgia is known for her quirky people, oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Beneath the Southern charm and hospitality, festering hatred and violence is soaring with the summer temperatures. Locke and Key find themselves at the epicenter when their first case involves the death of a former shock jock who appears to be the victim of vigilante justice. <br /><br />Opposites in nearly every way, the two detectives set aside their differences to take back their city and restore law and order. From this reluctant truce, an intense attraction grows that will either tighten or shatter their tenuous bond. Falling for his partner spells inevitable disaster, but Sawyer鈥檚 always been a sucker for wounded things. Sawyer could be the key to the life Royce has always wanted, if he鈥檚 brave enough to trust him. The fuse is lit, the clock is running, and the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock. <br /><br />Ground Zero is the first book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key鈥檚 investigations and evolving relationship. Ground Zero has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older. <br />
Boystown 13: Fade Out (Boystown Mysteries)
by Marshall Thornton

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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The Lambda Award-winning Boystown Mystery series comes to a close with Boystown 13: Fade Out. When a box containing a woman鈥檚 corpse shows up at his doorstep, Private Investigator Nick Nowak finds himself accused of murder. The police are convinced it鈥檚 Rita Lindquist鈥攁 woman who once shot Nick. Their case is thin, but they and the state鈥檚 attorney are determined to prosecute him. Recent events have left Nick emotionally gutted and he鈥檚 not even sure he wants to fight back. But when he鈥檚 mysteriously bailed out of jail, he can鈥檛 help by try to solve the mysteries in front of him. Who posted his bond? Why is the state鈥檚 attorney trying to railroad him? And what鈥檚 the real identity of the girl in the box?

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