By Luc Deflo
Op een slechtverlichte weg verliest Jozef Michiels de controle over het stuur. Zijn Toyota duikt de berm in, en als hij op zoek gaat naar hulp wordt hij aangereden door een dronken chauffeur en sterft ter plekke.
Speciaal commissaris Fernand De Decker wordt opgeroepen. Hij haast zich naar de onheilsplek, waar hij beseft dat Cel five, in het leven geroepen om de 'vergeten kinderdossiers' van onder het stof te halen, voorbij wordt gesneld door het heden.
Het blijkt het startschot van een waanzinnige race tegen de tijd.
The Library of the United States and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the vintage period of yankee crime fiction with a landmark selection of 4 fantastic novels through the feminine pioneers of the style, the ladies who lead the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline.
even though ladies crime and suspense writers dominate today’s bestseller lists, the extreme paintings of the mid-century pioneers of the style is essentially unknown. handing over many situations from the suggest streets of the hardboiled institution to discover the anxieties and terrors lurking in lifestyle, those groundbreaking novelists chanced on the roots of worry and violence in a quiet suburban local, on a faculty campus, or in a snug midtown inn. Their paintings, influential in its day and nonetheless bright and terribly riveting at the present time, is lengthy late for rediscovery. This quantity, the second one of a two-volume collector’s set, gathers 4 vintage works that jointly exhibit the very important and unacknowledged lineage to today’s best crime writers. From the Nineteen Fifties listed here are Charlotte Armstrong’s Mischief, the nightmarish drama of a kid entrusted to a psychotic babysitter, Patricia Highsmith’s The Blunderer, brilliantly monitoring the perverse parallel lives of 2 males pushed towards homicide, Margaret Millar’s Beast in View, a continuing examine in insanity, and Dolores Hitchens’s Fools' Gold, a hard-edged story of theft and redemption.
Annoying thrillers, the 1st the tale of briefly unmarried male who's manipulated through a teenage woman who breaks into his apartment, the second one the tale of a brother and sister who harbor a wierd mystery which retains them at the run.
By Iain Levison
In a death Pennsylvania coal city, 3 neighbors are trying to find a fashion out. Mitch is a rebellious malcontent whose undesirable perspective will get him fired from a sequence significant field shop. Doug can establish any tablet through sight and any ‘80s rock track by way of the 1st 3 notes yet doesn’t comprehend credits rankings. Kevin obtained married and had a child too quickly and is now on parole after serving detention center time for turning out to be marijuana. the 3 of them dabble in petty crime and think they've got a expertise for it. they begin by way of stealing a high-definition television, then set their points of interest on higher rankings. quickly issues start to get out of hand.
By A. C. Baantjer
In een rode regencape stuift de uiterst aantrekkelijke Arendje van Nijmegen de recherchekamer van bureau Warmoesstraat binnen. Sinds haar echtgenoot met een buurman ging tennissen, is er niets meer van hem vernomen. Arendje vreest dat hij niet meer leeft. Heeft zij daar een reden toe? Of.....Is er een ander in het spel, vraagt de ervaren rechercheur De Cock, met CeeOoCeeKaa. Of heeft zij zelf misschien een aanbidder die in Richard een hinderpaal zag? De vrouw is nog niet weg, of de wachtcommandant meld dat er een dode guy is gevonden: Zittend in een fauteuil, slechts gekleed in een krappe badjas, gedood door een nekschot. Het is de vermiste echtgenoot van Arendje van Nijmegen. Kort daarop wordt Eric van Groesbeek dood gevonden, de guy van wie Arendje zegt zielsveel te houden. Arendje lijkt een fatale vrouw te zijn. De Cock gaat ontdekken wat 'zielsveel' voor haar betekent...
By Ian Rankin
While a former soldier and recluse murders 17-year-old scholars at a fancy Edinburgh boarding institution, Inspector John Rebus instantly suspects there's extra to the case than meets the attention.
By Charles Colyott
Randall Lee is back!
"I want you to do… no matter what it really is that you simply do, Randall. aid him. Please."
Just again from a soothing holiday, acupuncturist and Tai Chi grasp Randall Lee returns to discover his pal, Detective John Knox, in serious situation following a strange assault through a possible unstoppable assailant.
Against the needs of the police and his personal female friend, Randall starts off to seem into the case... yet in vowing to assist Knox, Lee needs to descend right into a global of prepared crime, mysterious assassins, and his personal shadowy previous to find the reality.
By Ian Rankin
Bible John killed 3 ladies, and took 3 souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to thieve his namesake's glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his rules. And convict Lenny Spaven died simply to turn out some degree. "Bible John" terrorized Glasgow within the sixties and seventies, murdering 3 girls he met in a neighborhood ballroom--and he used to be by no means stuck. Now a copycat is at paintings. Nicknamed "Bible Johnny" by means of the media, he's a brand new threat with violent targets.
The Bible Johnny case will be excellent for Inspector John Rebus, yet after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he is been shunted apart to 1 of Edinburgh's hardest suburbs, the place he investigates the homicide of an off-duty oilman. His research takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, the place he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. unexpectedly stuck within the glare of the tv cameras and in the course of a couple of research, Rebus needs to continue with warning: One mistake may suggest a nasty and never relatively quickly loss of life, or, worse nonetheless, wasting his task.
Written with Ian Rankin's signature wit, sort and intricacy, Black and Blue is a singular of unusual and unforgettable intrigue.
By Roger L. Depue, Susan Schindehette
He was once a pioneer in smooth legislations enforcement, a trailblazing chief in quest of serial killers. yet after many years of staring deep into the darkness, he entered a seminary to look for the good... among strong AND EVIL nobody will get in the direction of evil than a felony profiler, proficient to penetrate the hearts and minds of society's so much vicious psychopaths. And not anyone is a extra towering determine on the planet of legal profilers than Roger L. Depue. leader of the FBI Behavioral technological know-how Unit at a time whilst its leading edge paintings first got here to prominence, he headed a well known staff of brain hunters that incorporated John Douglas, Robert Ressler, and Roy Hazelwood. In a subbasement sixty ft below the Academy gun vault in Quantico, he broke new flooring with analytical thoughts and coaching courses which are nonetheless used at the present time. After retiring from the FBI, he based an elite forensics staff that consulted on high-profile instances, together with the Martha Moxley and JonBenet Ramsey murders, and the Columbine institution shootings. yet coming face-to-face with the darkest deeds humans are in a position to took a terrible toll. After pain a devastating own loss, Depue, close to depression, walked clear of the skin global and joined a seminary. for 3 years this used to be his refuge, a spot the place he exorcised own demons and located a shelter from terrifying thoughts of real-life monsters. And it used to be there, whereas counseling greatest safeguard inmates, that he rediscovered the capability for goodness in humans, and made the choice to come back to the area to renew his paintings. this is Depue's impressive own account, from starting to be up as a police officer's son to monitoring down a few of modern such a lot brutal murderers. With its harrowing descriptions of human depravity and passionate name to struggle opposed to evil, among reliable AND EVIL is either a riveting dispatch from front strains of a struggle opposed to human predators...and the robust tale of 1 man's trip among darkness and redemption.
By Peter Tremayne
Within the fourth publication during this acclaimed Irish medieval secret sequence, Sister Fidelma investigates a homicide at a distant abbey, in simple terms to come across the unusual disappearance of a boat and its complete crew...
"The literary successor to Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael." --Southern Star (Ireland)
"One of the main interesting new characters in detective fiction."--Book & journal Collector
"A heroine whom many readers will willingly follow."--Kirkus Reviews
Sister Fidelma is "brilliant and beguiling." --Publishers Weekly
* this can be the fourth booklet within the acclaimed Irish medieval secret series
* the preferred Sister Fidelma has been featured in tales in Ellery Queen's secret journal, The large publication of historic Mysteries, and nice Irish Detective tales