BILLY KEENE DIGS INTO A BIZARRE AND BRUTAL CASE
Sheriff Billy Keene’s still learning on the job--and learning dark secrets about the colorful people in his small, odd hometown of Caulfield.
Racist vandalism (correctly spelled, which passes for a solid clue in Caulfield) pops up after more than a few golfing buddies trade in their first wives for mail-order brides.
So when one of the foreign brides is viciously attacked, Billy's unsure: Is he investigating a hate crime? Or a crime of passion?
With his own love life in chaos - and his life-life in the cross-hairs - Billy discovers that intense passions of all kinds can push people to commit acts of heartbreaking kindness and unspeakable brutality.
In Broken Heartland, the second Billy Keene book, award-winning crime fiction author Chad Sanborn gives readers a menacingly suspenseful page-turner that's both savagely funny and unflinchingly human.
Get Broken Heartland today to take the next sexy, rollicking ride in this black comedy-crime fiction series!
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BROKEN HEARTLAND
“A great 5-star book!!”
“More than a few times I found myself chuckling to myself.”
"This story just keeps you captivated and I could not put it down. These books and characters crack me up."
"I loved how the action (and the mystery) started out slow, like a snowball at the top of a slope, and picked up speed and snow all the way down the hill to the massive conclusion."
"I recommend it highly."
"I loved this story. The dry sense of humor for these characters is 'to die for.' I didn't want it to end."
"I LOVED the story. Looking forward to more Billy."
K-9 handler Jamie Flint and her team – both human and canine – search for a group that’s mysteriously vanished during a dog sledding expedition for battered women in Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountains. When the authorities learn that a rogue gunman was at the heart of the disappearance, the question turns to which abusive partner is behind the violence. Jamie Flint, herself a survivor of domestic abuse, is haunted by memories of her own experiences as she and her dog, Phantom, fight to find the missing women before the shooter does.
Six friends. A bride to be. One murder. Too many secrets.
After drinking too much at her bachelorette party, Maggie Trueheart wakes to find a stranger in her bed. To make matters worse, a phone call brings the devastating news that her friend Angie was murdered some time after they parted ways the night before.
Kelly Delaney, who left the party early, is the first of Maggie’s friends to face questions from Chicago homicide detective Ron O’Reilly. After taking a closer look at the other women who attended the party, O’Reilly concludes that at least some of them are lying.
As the clock ticks down to the wedding day and more shocking secrets are revealed, the murderer zeros in on another one of the girls. Can the killer be stopped before there is another victim?
With Star Over Bethlehem, the beloved Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie shines in a totally unexpected way, offering readers a wondrous collection of poems and holiday short stories.
A retelling of the Christmas Story in a way you’ve never heard it before. . . . The fable of a donkey who carries a mother and child safely to Egypt. . . . The tale of a widow who dislikes people until she meets a stranger. . . .
From the most popular writer of all time comes a treasured collection of short stories and poems celebrating the holiday season.
This special edition also contains a wealth of Agatha Christie rarities—not only all the stories, poems, and illustrations from her long out-of-print book Star over Bethlehem (1965) but also a reproduction of all her rare poetry from the two collections The Road of Dreams (1924) and Poems (1973).
“One of the best novelists around, period.”—Washington Post
“Lippman has enriched literature as a whole.—Chicago Sun-Times
One of the most acclaimed novelists in America today, Laura Lippman has greatly expanded the boundaries of mystery fiction and psychological suspense with her Tess Monaghan p.i. series and her New York Times bestselling standalone novels (What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, I’d Know You Anywhere, etc.). With The Most Dangerous Thing, the multiple award winning author—recipient of the Anthony, Edgar®, Shamus, and Agatha Awards, to name but a few—once again demonstrates how storytelling is done to perfection. Set once again in the well-wrought environs of Lippman’s beloved Baltimore, it is the shadowy tale of a group of onetime friends forced to confront a dark past they’ve each tried to bury following the death of one of their number. Rich in the compassion and insight into flawed human nature that has become a Lippman trademark while telling an absolutely gripping story, The Most Dangerous Thing will not be confined by genre restrictions, reaching out instead to captive a wide, diverse audience, from Harlan Coben and Kate Atkinson fans to readers of Jodi Picoult and Kathryn Stockett.
Mo Hayder has for years been a master of chilling, seamlessly-plotted thrillers that keep the reader glued to the page long after lights out, and fresh off of winning the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone, Hayder is at the top of her game. Her latest novel, Poppet, is Hayder at her most terrifying: a gripping novel about the search for a dangerous mental patient on the loose.Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high security mental health ward. But when the staff realize that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward’s patients, and furthermore that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate, and to track Isaac down before he can kill again. Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he's got planned?Mo Hayder is renowned for conjuring nightmares that sink under the skin, and in Poppet she has delivered a taut, unbearably suspenseful novel that will not let readers go.
Everyone in Brunton is happy to see the decaying, uninhabitable houses demolished. Happy, that is, until the clearance reveals a grisly secret – a corpse of a squatter. Detective Chief Inspector Peach investigates, but finds that the memories of the victim’s former companions are not easily stirred about things they would rather forget.
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