Viva La Madness by J. J. Connolly

By J. J. Connolly

J. J. Connolly the favourite voice of London gangster fiction returns with a travel de strength: the Get Carter of the noughties, Layer Cake has additionally been made right into a highly-praised movie by means of Matthew Vaughn, starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller (it's additionally the main shoplifted e-book in England). Now Connolly is again with a sequel that sees him at the similar attractive shape, together with his trademark razor-sharp discussion and quick-fire violence, but additionally discovering darkish humor and pathos within the lives of violent males. From the London underworld, Viva l. a. insanity strikes to overseas crime with trans-Atlantic drug offers, cash laundering, and high-tech digital fraud, portrayed with an identical uncanny believability. The nameless hero of Layer Cake is pulled again into the drug video game ahead of he can get away to a sunny retirement. In a blinding mix of London low-life, Caribbean high-life, and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine-guns in Mayfair, our hero's voice and challenge are real, exciting, and whiplash-inducing in equivalent stocks.

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Kiss of Death (Sophie Anderson, Book 5) by P. D. Martin

By P. D. Martin

A tender woman's physique is located with puncture marks on her neck, and shortly the scrumptious be aware vampire is on everyone's lips. All of FBI profiler Sophie Anderson's skills--psychic and psychological--will be wanted for her to figure out no matter if this was once a thrill kill or anything much more sinister.

Exploring the blood bars and Goth golf equipment of L.A., Sophie immerses herself within the seductive tradition of self-styled vampires. Posing because the appealing woman Veronica and infiltrating a infamous extended family, Sophie will examine simply how deep the delusion is going for a few believers.

When existence calls for demise, not anything is sacred.

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The Crime Tsar by Nichola McAuliffe

By Nichola McAuliffe

Police leader Constable Tom Shackleton is bold to arrive the head of his career, yet nobody is extra formidable for his destiny than his spouse. Jenni Shackleton appears each inch the consort to a robust guy. amazing and groomed to gleam in any crowd, she is attached via her personal activity in journalism to the appropriate humans to extra Tom's career—or so she thinks. She is additionally unscrupulous: Jenni Shackleton will cease at not anything to get what she wishes. round the corner and down on her good fortune is Lucy, whose husband Gary is bodily failing with MS, in order that she unearths it essential to act as housekeeper to Jenni, previously only a buddy yet now additionally an organization, who one way or the other can't support patronising Lucy for wielding the family duster. What Jenni is just too useless to work out is that her relatively frumpish housekeeper pal has every thing that her husband truly reveals fascinating in a girl. In Jenni's view of her horizon, the one blot is Tom's typical rival, Geoff Carter, a guy with simply too a lot Oxbridge polish and reference to the govt. to permit her to sleep good at evening. yet as Jenni quickly discovers, there's a drug for every thing. Threads of classical tragedy run via this contemporary drama of energy, crafty intercourse and ambition. Nichola McAuliffe directs all of it with sort, ability and at a thunderous speed.

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Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

By James Lee Burke

While Dave Robicheaux will get the decision announcing his ex-partner Clete Purcel is in penitentiary for legal attack and resisting arrest, bailing him out is instinctive. in spite of everything, Clete is the guy who stored Dave's existence by means of wearing him down a fireplace get away with bullets in his again. yet Clete's newest escapade isn't simply caring since it exhibits his demons are gaining the higher hand; it additionally brings a few of these demons into Dave's lifestyles, within the such a lot own means attainable. the guy Clete assaulted, a big-time pimp and meth broker is a suspect within the homicide of a sequence of younger girls - yet his legal actions are hidden in the back of his involvement in a charity geared toward getting younger women off the streets. As Dave probes the charity additional, he reveals that its major sponsor is the smooth-talking scion of a prosperous kinfolk, and a guy whose reasons Dave instinctively mistrusts. He additionally occurs to be Dave's daughter's boyfriend.

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Watching the Dark (Chief Inspector Banks, Book 20) by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

One of many prime masters of recent British crime, big apple occasions bestselling writer Peter Robinson brings again Detective leader Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot in a fancy case related to corruption, a lifeless cop, and a lacking girl

Watching the Dark

A adorned detective inspector is murdered at the tranquil grounds of the St. Peter's Police remedy Centre, shot throughout the middle with a crossbow arrow, and compromising pictures are came upon in his room. Detective leader Inspector Alan Banks is definitely acutely aware that he needs to deal with the hugely sensitive--and dangerously explosive--investigation with the maximum discretion.

Because the case might contain police corruption, an officer from expert criteria, Inspector Joanna Passero, has arrived to paintings with Banks and his staff. notwithstanding he attempts to maintain an open brain and supply his complete cooperation, the devoted Banks and his useful investigative sort conflict with Passero's cool demeanor and by-the- ebook professionalism. All too quickly, the pro detective unearths himself below uncomfortable scrutiny, his tools second-guessed.

As Banks digs deeper into the existence and profession of the sufferer, a embellished cop and up to date widower named invoice Quinn, he involves think that Quinn's homicide might be associated with an unsolved lacking individuals case. Six years prior, a beautiful nineteen-year-old English woman named Rachel Hewitt made nationwide headlines whilst she disappeared with no hint in Tallinn, Estonia. confident that discovering the reality approximately Rachel will result in Quinn's killer, Banks follows a twisting path of clues that lead from England to the darkish, cobbled alleys of Tallinn's previous city. however the nearer he turns out to fixing the complex chilly case, the extra it turns into transparent that somebody doesn't wish the prior stirred up.

While Banks prowls the streets of Tallinn, DI Annie Cabbot, recovered from her near-fatal capturing and again on the station in Eastvale, is investigating a migrant exertions rip-off related to corrupt bureaucrats and a personal loan shark who feeds at the terrible. As facts in every one research mounts, Banks realizes the 2 are linked--and that fixing them may possibly positioned much more lives, together with his personal, in jeopardy.

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The Ballad of a Small Player: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne

By Lawrence Osborne

Book Details:

ISBN: 0804137978
EAN: 9780804137973
ASIN: 0804137978
Publisher: Hogarth
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Number of Pages: 272
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

A riveting story of possibility and obsession set within the eye-catching global of Macau's casinos, through the writer of the severely acclaimed The Forgiven.
As evening falls on Macau and the neon symptoms that line the rain-slick streets come alive, Doyle – "Lord Doyle" to his fellow avid gamers – descends into his on line casino of option to test his good fortune on the baccarat tables which are the anchor of his present lifestyles. A corrupt English attorney who has escaped prosecution via fleeing to the East, Doyle spends his nights consuming and playing and his days slumbering off his excesses, regularly haunted through his previous. Taking shelter in a sequence of louche and dimly lit motels, he watches his fortune upward push and fall because the playing cards come to a decision his destiny.
In a second of hindrance he meets Dao-Ming, an enigmatic chinese language girl who seems to be a denizen of the casinos similar to himself, and turns out to supply him salvation within the kind of either funds and love. yet as Doyle makes an attempt to make an extraordinary and real connection, all that he accepts as fact seems slipping from his grasp. 
Resonant of classics through Dostoevsky and Graham Greene, The Ballad of a Small Player is a undying story steeped in eerie suspense and wealthy atmosphere.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Lawrence Osborne

Author Description: Lawrence Osborne is a British novelist at the moment living in big apple City.

Osborne was once expert at Cambridge and Harvard, and has given that led a nomadic existence, dwelling for years in France, Italy, Morocco, the U.S., Mexico, Thailand and Istanbul.

He is the writer of the unconventional Ania Malina, a booklet approximately Paris, Paris Dreambook, the essay assortment The Poisoned include, a debatable publication approximately autism referred to as American common, and 3 next commute books released via Farrar, Straus and Giroux among 2004 and 2009: a publication approximately wine, The unintentional gourmet, The bare vacationer, and an account of expatriate lifestyles in Bangkok referred to as Bangkok Days. His brief tales have seemed in lots of American magazines. His tale Volcano initially released in Tin condo used to be chosen for inclusion in most sensible American brief tales 2012. His novel The Forgiven used to be released in 2012 to frequent acclaim. It used to be chosen by way of The Economist as the best Books of the 12 months for 2012.

He has been released broadly as a journalist within the usa, such a lot particularly within the ny instances journal, the recent Yorker, connoisseur, Salon, Playboy, and The Conde Naste tourist. He was once additionally been an occasional op ed columnist at and is a common contributor to Newsweek foreign, The day-by-day Beast and The Wall highway magazine Magazine.His fresh function for Playboy, Getting a Drink in Islamabad received a 2011 Thomas Lowell Award for trip Journalism.


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The Faithless by Martina Cole

By Martina Cole

The powerfully addictive new novel from the No. 1 bestseller Gabby checked out the girl she had hated approximately all her existence. Then she sat down at the ladder-backed chair, positioned her face into her bloodied fingers and cried. To the surface global, Cynthia Tailor is a girl to envy; she has a faithful husband, a stunning domestic and stunning childrens. yet Cynthia is deeply unsatisfied along with her lot; she has regularly craved the simplest issues in existence, and is set to determine that she will get them. Cynthia will permit not anything stand in her approach, whether it ability devastation and tragedy for these nearest to her. And the casualties are many: her husband Jimmy, vulnerable and not able to struggle the spouse he can by no means please; her sister Celeste, from whom Cynthia steals her most useful ownership; and her mom and dad, Mary and Jack, who choose up the items. however the sufferers who are suffering the main are Cynthia's little ones. For James Junior and Gabby, the discomfort she explanations will stick with them for ever...

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Rehabilitation, Crime and Justice by Peter Raynor, Gwen Robinson (auth.)

By Peter Raynor, Gwen Robinson (auth.)

Can offenders be rehabilitated? Can this be performed in ways in which gain the neighborhood as an entire, in addition to offenders? This e-book is set the heritage, concept, perform and effectiveness of rehabilitation. It exhibits how varied ideals concerning the price of rehabilitation and approximately 'what works' have inspired felony justice coverage and perform at diversified occasions, and it identifies a few promising techniques for the longer term. every body drawn to the rehabilitation of offenders should still learn this book.

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Descent: A Novel by Tim Johnston

By Tim Johnston

"A riveting literary mystery of the can't-stop-turning-the-page, stay-up-all-night variety." —Alice LaPlante, writer of A Circle of Wives

The Rocky Mountains have forged their spell over the Courtlands, a tender relations from the plains taking a final summer season holiday earlier than their daughter starts off collage. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom because the final try of her runner's middle, whereas her mom and dad wish that loads attractiveness, loads grandeur, will one way or the other fix a broken marriage. but if Caitlin and her more youthful brother, Sean, exit for an early morning run and merely Sean returns, the mountains turn into as terrifying as they're majestic, as without notice this family members locate themselves dwelling the type of nightmare they've basically examine in headlines
or visible on TV.

As their global comes undone, the Courtlands are drawn right into a vortex of dread and recrimination. Why weren't they extra cautious? What has occurred to their daughter? Is she alive? Will they ever know? Caitlin's disappearance, all of the extra devastating for its secret, is the start of the family's harrowing trip down more and more divergent and solitary paths till all that keeps to bind them jointly are the questions they could by no means deliver themselves to invite: At what aspect does a kinfolk cease looking out? At what element will a woman cease battling for her life?

Written with a precision that captures each emotion, each second of worry, as each one family member searches for solutions, Descent is a wonderfully crafted mystery that races like an avalanche towards its heart-pounding end, and heralds the arriving of a grasp storyteller.

"If you get pleasure from vibrant writing, clever plots, and gnawing your knuckles, you will adore Descent." —Susan Isaacs, writer of Goldberg Variations

"Lyrical and hypnotic, Descent ? is a pulse-pounding mystery of the 1st order. yet it's additionally a gorgeously written, thought-provoking, and haunting novel approximately kinfolk, survival, and the ability of a unmarried selection. You'll be in Johnston's unrelenting narrative grip till the ultimate web page, and his tale will stick with you lengthy after it's performed. a very eye-catching read." —Lisa Unger, writer of In the Blood

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Backlash (DCI Monika Paniatowski, Book 4) by Sally Spencer

By Sally Spencer

The fourth booklet within the acclaimed new sequence that includes DCI Monika Paniatowski

DCI Monika Paniatowski has a sour own historical past with leader Superintendent Kershaw, yet that isn't the in simple terms cause she doesn't wish the research into the surprising disappearance of his spouse, Elaine, touchdown on her table. a tender prostitute, Grace Meade, has additionally disappeared, and but all assets are being channelled into Elaine's case on my own. Monika determines to spend time discovering Grace, but if a seriously mutilated physique is came upon at the moors, it starts off to seem as though she has made the inaccurate determination.

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