Sonne, Strand und Tod
Author: Emma Bieling
"Das Buch kann ich eingefleischten Insel- und Krimi-Fans nur weiterempfehlen!" [Lesermeinung] "Ein absolut gelungener Krimi, der sich leicht und locker liest und trotzdem spannend und real ist." [Lesermeinung] "Mit Sonne, Strand und Tod legt Emma Bieling nun einen Titel vor, in dem sie jene beiden Elemente, die so deutlich zusammengehören, dass es schon fast wieder übersehen werden kann, an die Plätze fügt, an die sie gehören: einander scheinbar widersprechende Pole, wohlig miteinander kuschelnd." [Stephan M. Rother - Autor] Inhalt: Ein mysteriöser Mord durchkreuzt die Urlaubspläne der Kriminalhauptkommissarin Luna Maiwald. Zurück auf Rügen steht sie nicht nur vor einer Mordermittlung ohne jeglichen Ansatz, sondern auch vor einem privaten Desaster. Ihr Exfreund und Vater der gemeinsamen Tochter Marcia lässt sich spontan auf der Insel nieder und dringt zunehmend in Lunas Leben ein. Kein guter Zeitpunkt also, um sich in den vertretungsweise zum Leiter der Rechtsmedizin berufenen Ingmar Wolff zu verlieben, der mit Luna Hand in Hand an der Aufklärung des Falles arbeitet. Als ein weiteres Mordopfer gefunden wird, ist die Katastrophe komplett und die Jagd nach einem Serientäter eröffnet, an den scheinbar nur die Ermittlerin selbst glaubt. Regional, spannend und strandkorbtauglich, mit einem Hauch Chick Lit a la Emma Bieling.
Author: Linda Fairstein
It's August in New York, and the only thing that's hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper's personal and professional life. Just as she's claiming an especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call: the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second body is found in Brooklyn, beaten and disposed of in the exact same manner, the city's top brass want the killer found fast. Relying on razor sharp instincts, a whip-smart partner, and one big break Alex races to find the killer and keep him from killing again, even if it's at her own peril. Copy and paste the URL below into your browser to download a free pdf of Linda Fairstein's new novel, Hell Gate, available in hardcover March 2010: http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/Hell_Gate_Chapter_1.pdf From the Paperback edition.
The Inspector and Silence
Author: Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
It’s a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled; the discovery of her body has been phoned in by an anonymous caller. The members of the sect, the Pure Life, are led by Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic but unnervingly guarded messiah figure. In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his associates, the members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves. But an unidentified woman is continuing to assist the authorities, and her knowledge suggests she’s more than just a passing Good Samaritan. Her tips become doubly perplexing as a new string of increasingly horrifying crimes defy everything Van Veeteren and his team thought they knew about the case. A riveting new addition to Håkan Nesser’s acclaimed series, The Inspector and Silence is suspense at its haunting best. From the Hardcover edition.
The Unknown Guest
Author: Charlotte Link
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
Rebecca Brandt has decided to take her own life. Nothing can console her for the death of her husband. But an unexpected visitor keeps her from carrying out her plans, an old friend who shows up at her secluded house in the South of France and brings two strangers along with him: the students Inga and Marius, who wanted to hitchhike to the sea. Rebecca befriends the two of them and even lets them use her boat. But while they're out sailing, they get into a terrible fight, and at some point Marius goes overboard. He seems to have disappeared without a trace. Shortly thereafter his picture appears in the paper: the police in Germany are looking for him in connection with a gruesome murder.
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
As a surgeon, Dr. Rennie Newton is the consummate professional. When she's summoned to jury duty, she brings to the courtroom the same level of competence and composure that she displays in the operating room. It is this commitment to precision that compels her to deliver a not guilty verdict in the murder case against notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada. It will be the most regrettable decision of her life... because Rennie's trial with Lozada doesn't end with his acquittal. Her carefully structured life begins to crumble when a rival colleague is brutally slain. Lozada's menacing shadow looms over the murder, but it's Rennie the investigators focus on as the prime suspect. The privacy she has cultivated and protected at all costs is violated by the police as well as Lozada. And when he begins an earnest courtship, insinuating himself into every aspect of her life, it becomes terrifyingly clear that he is obsessed with having her. Wick Threadgill is a detective on indefinite leave from the Fort Worth PD, who has his own personal agenda for the contract killer. Temperamental, bitter, and driven by loyalty and love, Wick is determined to destroy Lozada...as determined as Lozada is to possess Rennie Newton. In order to defeat Lozada-and save their lives-Rennie and Wick form an uneasy alliance. Mistrustful of each other, they know only one thing with absolute certainty-like one of Lozada's prize scorpions, when this killer strikes, they won't see it coming. The Crush will take you on a tortuous path through a twisted sociopath's eerie obsession, a haunted man's fragile hopes for redemption, and a woman's heart as she struggles to face her greatest fear-to open herself to love.
Author: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling historical series. As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell’s best witness. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to hunt down the mysterious killer. But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the “oil fever” regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons’ enclave of New York, to Russia’s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.
Wolf to the Slaughter
Author: Ruth Rendell
It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit lovemaking. Then one evening a man with a knife turned the love nest into a death chamber. The carpet was soaked with blood -- but where was the corpse? Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman is missing -- along with the bundle of cash she'd had in her pocket. The truth behind it all will keep even veteran mystery fans guessing through the very last page.
Author: Ryan David Jahn
A compulsively readable debut crime novel inspired by the legendary real-life murder of Kitty Genovese At 4:00 A.M. on March 13, 1964, a young woman returning home from her shift at a local bar is attacked in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building. Her neighbors hear her cries; no one calls for help. Unfolding over the course of two hours, Good Neighbors is the story of the woman's last night. It is also the story of her neighbors, the bystanders who kept to themselves: the anxious Vietnam draftee; the former soldier planning suicide; the woman who thinks she's killed a child and her husband, who will risk everything for her. Revealing a fascinating cross-section of American society in expertly interlocking plotlines, Good Neighbors calls to mind the Oscar-winning movie Crash, and its suspense and profound sense of urban menace rank it with Hitchcock's Rear Window and the gritty crime novels of Dennis Lehane, Richard Price, and James Ellroy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Ethan Cross
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
A fast-paced thriller from the author of the international bestselling Shepherd series. The gruesome killing of more than 300 white squatters in a South African village is still unsolved when the alleged assassin enters a storage facility in the US and takes several hostages. No demands and an obvious play for time leave hostage negotiators on edge. When the FBI is called in, they bring Dr. August Burke, a young man with James Dean looks and a brilliant mind capable of seeing behavioral patterns where others can't. Unfortunately, Burke hates being around people. Can he put his social anxieties aside and solve the mystery before it's too late? Together with FBI Special Agent Carter, Burke finds the door to a secret laboratory beneath the storage facility. Is this what the culprits are really after? Soon Burke realizes they are dealing with an enemy who is willing to kill thousands without batting an eye. Across the globe, Constable Isabel Price picks up her gun and starts the hunt for the killer behind the village massacre, even if that means losing everything. She has no intention on bringing him back alive. Her thirst for revenge leads her to the US, and her path intertwines with the hostage takers. Between Isabel Price's quest for bloody vengeance and August Burke's uneasy gift, Spectrum weaves a web of intrigue and complex characters into an action-packed crime novel.
Author: Katharina Peters
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Romy Beccare und eine geheimnisvolle Tote am Strand. Am Strand zwischen Glowe und Juliusruh wird eine nackte Frauenleiche gefunden, der man die Lippen mit zwei Ringen verschlossen hat. Kommissarin Romy Beccare fühlt sich an einen Fall vor fünfzehn Jahren erinnert. Da spielte sie den Lockvogel für einen Mann, der genauso vorgegangen war. Der Täter von damals ist erst kürzlich aus der Haft entlassen worden und wohnt nun in Neustrelitz. Als sie jedoch die Identität des Opfers herausfindet, ergibt sich eine andere Spur. Die Frau arbeitete für einen Pharmakonzern – und war vermutlich eine Erpresserin. »Katharina Peters weiß, wie man Spannung erzeugt.« Schweriner Volkszeitung.
Drei Weltraum-Abenteuer: Prophet der Verräter / Einsamer Commander / Die Raumstation der Aliens Die Besatzung des irdischen Raumschiffs GHONDRA trifft auf eine gewaltige Sternstation, deren Herkunft zunächst rätselhaft ist. Handelt es sich um das Artefakt einer uralten außerirdischen Zivilisation, die schon lange vor der Menschheit existierte? Ein Landeteam dringt in die Station ein und gerät in Gefangenschaft von Aliens, die Experimente mit entführten Bewohnern anderer Planeten durchführen ... Alfred Bekker ist ein bekannter Autor von Fantasy-Romanen, Science Fiction, Krimis und Jugendbüchern. Neben seinen großen Bucherfolgen schrieb er zahlreiche Romane für Spannungsserien wie Ren Dhark, Jerry Cotton, Cotton reloaded, Kommissar X, John Sinclair und Jessica Bannister. Er veröffentlichte auch unter den Namen Neal Chadwick, Henry Rohmer, Conny Walden, Sidney Gardner, Jonas Herlin, Adrian Leschek, John Devlin, Brian Carisi, Robert Gruber und Janet Farell.
Author: Kyle Mills
Publisher: Harper Collins
Tom Clancy calls Kyle Mills a "new genius" and his debut an "explosive thriller." Kyle Mills delivers the kind of thriller that sends chills straight down the reader's spine, the kind grounded in the realm of the possible. When a conspiracy decides to solve America's drug problem by poisoning the cocaine and heroin supply, Laura Vilechi, head of the FBI narcotics division, and maverick FBI agent Mark Beamon, race to stop the deadly plot despite what their superiors, closer to the White House, want to happen.
Don't Let Me Go
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Random House
Sometimes a child knows better... GRACE Ten-year-old Grace knows that her mum loves her, but her mum loves drugs too. And there's only so long Grace can fend off the 'woman from the county' who is threatening to put her into care. Her only hope is... BILLY Grown-man Billy Shine hasn't been out of his apartment for years. People scare him, and the outside world scares him even more. Day in, day out, he lives a perfectly orchestrated silent life within his four walls. Until now. . . THE PLAN Grace bursts into Billy's life with a loud voice and a brave plan to get her mum clean. And it won't be easy, because they will have to confiscate the one thing her mum holds most dear . . . they will have to kidnap Grace.
The Case Has Altered
Author: Martha Grimes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The sun, smoking behind a haze of cloud, threw off a light of burnished pewter. Mysteriously lit, it was as if the watery, colorless land refused drabness, stood determinedly against dimishment. This is a landscape that can easily deceive, a landscape that volunteers nothing, as if to say, You’re on your own, mate—much like the habitues of the only pub for miles around called The Case Has Altered. The Lincolnshire fenlands are the right setting for Richard Jury’s latest case, a mystifying double murder. The body of one woman is found on the wash; another woman lies floating in a canal in Windy Fen. Both women are connected with Fengate: Dorcas Reese, a servant; Verna Dunn, the louche ex-wife of the owner, Max Owen, a man with a passion for antiques. So when the principal suspect turns out to be Jenny Kennington, a woman Jury has long loved, he decides he needs someone inside Fengate, someone who can impersonate an antiques expert…
Coulda Been a Cowboy
Author: Brenda Novak
Grandpa Garnier used to say, Love is like a bucking bronco. It takes guts and determination to hang on, but it's worth the ride. If only Grandpa was around now to help Tyson Garnier out of this mess. The famous pro football player is suddenly saddled with a very public scandal—and an illegitimate child. Tyson needs a good nanny now if he's going to salvage his career. And plain, no-nonsense Dakota Brown is the ideal candidate. Dakota doesn't care for football—or for a man who doesn't seem to want his own son. But she needs this job, and that precious little baby needs her. Dakota isn't Tyson's kind of woman. But the more he sees of her—and the more he sees of his son—the harder he wants to hang on.