By Stephen Greenleaf
When SurfAir 617 crashes on its way from Los Angeles to San Francisco, the disaster touches many lives.For Alec Hawthorne, an internationally famous aviation lawyer, it means money - and the chance to fight once again for safety in the skies.For Keith Tollison, a small-time lawyer, the crash has a more personal implication; Jack Donahue, the husband of the woman Keith loves, was on board the plane. On Laura Donahue's behalf, the former friends reunite to take on the airline. But as the trial progresses Alec, Keith and Laura find themselves caught in a complex web of intrigue and deceit, and the secrets revealed threaten to destroy them all.
Inspector of the Dead
By David Morrell
The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance.And then the murders start...Someone is targeting members of London's elite - leaving with each corpse the names of men who failed to assassinate Queen Victoria. It's clear that Victoria will be the ultimate victim. As the notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey and his daughter Emily race to save her, they uncover the heart-breaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul.Based on actual attempts to assassinate the queen, Inspector of the Dead brilliantly merges fact with fiction, bringing a bloody chapter of Victorian England to vivid, pulse-pounding life.
If She Only Knew
By Lisa Jackson
She woke up with a new face. She woke up with no memories. And she woke up to murder... Not only has Marla Cahill survived a deadly car accident, but her beautiful features have been restored through plastic surgery. She should be grateful. Instead, she's consumed by confusion...and panic. For the people gathered at her bedside - her family - are strangers. And so is the woman whose haunted eyes stare back from the mirror...Secluded at the magnificent Cahill mansion, Marla waits for something to trigger recognition. Yet the only thing she's left with is the unshakable feeling that she is not who everyone says she is, and that something is very, very wrong.Determined to piece together the truth, she finds herself drawn to her brother-in-law, Nick - a man who seems both to want and despise her. And as her fractured mind slowly clears, Marla begins to have flashes of another life...of cruel betrayals and deadly secrets. Marla's life isn't just different - it's in danger, controlled by a twisted killer who's waiting for the right moment to strike...the moment Marla remembers...
The Inspector Chen Collection 1-3
By Qiu Xiaolong
Chief Inspector Chen wanted to be a poet, but the authorities gave him a job in the Shanghai Police Department. He is an excellent detective, but he can never escape the struggle between what the Party wants and what justice demands. The first three novels in Qiu Xiaolong's awardwinning series offer a glimpse into a fascinating country on the rise and an honourable man making his way in a world that does not always reward honesty.
The Infant of Prague
By Bill Granger
In the majestic silence of Chartres cathedral, Devereaux - code name November - receives his assignment: help Czechoslovakia's cultural liason cross over to the West. A hard enough job, even without the addedcomplication of an act of God.For in the humble Chicago parish church, the sacred statue of the Infant of Prague is found weeping real tears. A visiting Czech child star, transfigured by the miraculous event declares, on live television, her intent to remain in America in the name of Christ and freedom.Only an operative as cynical and seasoned as the November Man can sensethe sinister link between the two events. The miracle has plunged him into a vast global adventure. And it will take a miracle to get him through it alive.
By Ted Allbeury
It was just a routine call at Santa Margherita for Max Farne. A meeting with his agent to see if there were any boats for him to buy or sell. And then came the invitation he couldn't refuse.Abducted by and blackmailed into selling his boat by a smooth Italian gangster, Max is drawn into a wave of crime sweeping Italy, taking him back to the mountains to protect the beautiful daughter of a wartime friend. The stakes are high and Max has everything to lose unless his tough background could help him survive..."Ted Allbeury without doubt ranks among the finest genre writers I've read." - Glenn Meade
By Allan Prior
In the small Northern town of Arkley, a young girl is abducted from her hospital bed and brutally murdered. For Detective Inspector Savage, this is his last case - a case which he dreams will bring a triumphant end to his disappointing career. Savage's dream becomes a dangerous obsession and the young C.I.D assistant assigned to the case becomes entangled in his relentless crusade to catch the killer by any means necessary.
The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats
By Hesh Kestin
Mulholland Books presents... THE IRON WILL OF SHOESHINE CATSIt's New York, 1963, and college student Russell Newhouse has just made the acquaintance of notorious Jewish gangster Shoeshine Cats. Cats wants a tiny favour. And - for his own reasons - he also wants to educate Russell in the world of crime, cops and the gritty reality of life on the edge. Russell knows a lot about books, a bit about girls, and nothing at all about the mob. That's about to change.
If I'm Dead: A Rachel Knight short story
By Marcia Clark
An all-new short story from Marcia Clark, IF I'M DEAD shows Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight in her element - the courtroom - fighting to make the jury convict a man who killed his wife. The one snag? No body...IF I'M DEAD is a tense and compelling account of a high-stakes trial. Extracts from the two Rachel Knight novels are also included!