Jonathan is a private investigator in a decaying eastern European city, consumed by his work and his failing marriage. Approached one day by an elderly couple, he is presented with a faded photograph of their daughter, missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the image of the little girl, who was the same age when she vanished as his own daughter is now – he is compelled to find her.
But one night, soon after taking on the case, as he walks across the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel – a woman who suddenly leaps into the icy water below. Without thinking, Jonathan plunges after her, and is soon drawn into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence and intrigue, and the city he thought he knew turns strange and threatening.
Haunting and deeply moving, The Drowned Detective is an intoxicating, atmospheric exploration of relationships, lies and betrayal – confirming Neil Jordon as a master storyteller and a vital literary voice.
WARNING: THIS BOOK WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE JOSEPH'S MANSIONS FEATURING FRANKIE HOULIHAN. THE BOOK HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REWRITTEN IN LATE 2016 TO WRITE FRANKIE OUT AND BRING EDDIE IN TO MAKE THIS BOOK 9 IN THE EDDIE MALLOY SERIES.
A Dublin gangster hires a young English scientist and plans to plunder the world of racing with an ingenious idea. Trip Healy, a handsome vet in his thirties must become a criminal to prepare for his impending death. 19-year-old Jess Wainwright sees from the back of a runaway horse that her dreams and her life are endangered. And Danny Deever, a bitter ex-jockey delights in harming the innocent.
Can Eddie Malloy defeat this cast of deranged and dangerous men and keep his friends alive? Another searing mystery thriller in this well established and much loved series.
To be accepted was all I ever wanted as a man.
I had done something that went far beyond shifting directions in my life. I had done something illegal. Deathly illegal, and now I had that stain on my hands. I had done it for the club: for the Iron Crows.
Society had never accepted me, but I had wanted to fit in; it was my desire in life. So I married my Kristy, a loner like me. But with the Iron Crows, I did the one thing that would forever ostracize me from what I had wanted most: inclusion.
My wife had something going with not just the treasurer of the club, but almost anyone who wanted her. It was her own way of finding inclusion and it excited me. I got off on it, deeply. But the growing secrets weren't something I could handle.
I turned to Donna, most like us, and my wife hated it. I turned also to Tequila, least like us, and my wife approved. My brain wasn't wired to understand a woman. But I had to or I was going to risk losing it all.
It's been five long years since the horrific murders that took place in the house on the hill, and the little town Ainsley Price once lived in seems to be moving on. All except Sam—sweet, loving Sam. With his pregnant wife, Claudia, by his side, Sam decides to live in the house that was once Ainsley's. He hides the gravestones that stand like solemn reminders in their yard and tells his wife that everything is all right. But Ainsley knows that isn't true. Ainsley knows his secrets. And what he thinks is dead will rise again.Sam is the fourth and final installment in Susan Shultz's dark series, Tales From the Graveyard. Haven't read the series? Start with The Blacksmith.
A crazy technology genius from Boston is hammering the English bookies by manipulating race results. This American Robin Hood secretly pays the innocent people who lose out through his scheme.
His big mistake is to scam Eddie Malloy.
Eddie's already in trouble. Trainer Matt Nash and racehorse owner, the beautiful young heiress, Rebecca Bow, have got involved with the Triads and need Eddie's help and protection.
While Eddie is trying to track down the American, and keep his friends safe from the violent Chinese gangsters, a 12 year-old boy on a pony is searching the snowbound English Lake District for his father.
The result of that search is to have a devastating effect on Eddie's life.
From smoky London Casinos, and the country racetracks of England, to a New York's Wall Street, Eddie works to unravel multiple mysteries and to finally find love
Eddie Malloy has beaten the odds by winning back his riding licence, and is trying to get his career on track once more. Just when things look like they are turning around for him, he finds himself in the gunsights of a cunning killer who is maiming and murdering racing personalities with a zeal and purpose which terrifies the racing world and mystifies the police.
Eddie is convinced the killer has a pre-planned hit list for these ritual slayings, and when he discovers he is high on that list, Eddie realizes that nobody can figure out the murderer's motive. Unless Eddie himself can unravel the deadly clues in time, he knows he will die. It's time for Eddie Malloy to become the hunter not the hunted.
If you enjoy trying to solve mysteries, you will find this a very cleverly plotted book which will challenge your logic as it spurs you along at a fast pace.
Written by ex-top jockey and BBC commentator Richard Pitman and racing journalist Joe McNally, Hunted is the second of the Eddie Malloy series. Eddie features in five of Richard and Joe's novels. First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1994, this 2012 edition has been rewritten and moves along at an even faster clip.
BLUTimes may change, but crime remains the same!
Award-winning author Kathy Lynn Emerson has penned thirteen thrilling tales -- from medieval England to modern New England -- guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!
"A baker's dozen mysteries, delectable stories ranging from Elizabethan England to contemporary New England, every one intriguing, literate, and enriched by nicely observed details. For those who are Emerson's fans already, and for those who will be as soon as they finish this book."
--Lillian Stewart Carl, author of the Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron series
"Mix mischief with murder from medieval to modern times and you have Kathy Lynn Emerson’s marvelous new collection. A must-read for historical mystery lovers!" -- Barb Goffman, Agatha and Macavity award-winning author of Don't Get Mad, Get Even