88 Killer, by Oliver Stark
Three unconnected crimes are about to be linked in the most chilling way imaginable. The abduction of a teenage girl, heading towards a bus stop. A woman shot, point-blank during a brutal robbery. A young man tortured, his body found wrapped in barbed wire.
With nothing to indicate that the three are connected, NYPD detective Tom Harper and psychologist Denise Levene must look beyond the surface to find a killer’s true motivation. And they believe that they have found a murderer conditioned to hate and willing to go to any lengths to make his victims suffer.
The killer has nothing to lose. Harper and Levene have one chance to catch him. Sometimes hate is just the beginning…
Taboo, by Casey Hill
Forensic investigator Reilly Steel, Quantico-trained and California-born and bred, imagined Dublin to be a far cry from bustling San Francisco, a sleepy backwater where she can lay past ghosts to rest and start anew. She’s arrived in Ireland to drag the Irish crime lab into the 21st century, plus keep tabs on her Irish-born father who’s increasingly seeking solace in the bottle after a past family tragedy.
But a brutal serial killer soon puts paid to that. When a young man and woman are found dead in an apartment, the gunshot wounds on their naked bodies suggest a suicide pact. But Reilly’s instincts are screaming that something’s seriously amiss, and as more bodies are discovered, the team soon realises that a twisted murderer is at work, one who seeks to upset society’s norms in the most sickening way imaginable…
Luther: The Calling, by Neil Cross
Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.
He’s a murder detective. A near-genius. He’s brilliant; he’s intense; he’s instinctive. He’s obsessional.
DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty from friends and colleagues. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumours that DCI Luther is bad – not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. Luther seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn’t; things way beyond the limits of the law.
Luther: The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther’s past and into his mind. It is the story of the case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice. Beyond fury, beyond vengeance. All the way to murder…
An Evil Eye, by Jason Goodwin
Years ago, when Yashim first entered the sultan’s service, Fevzi Ahmet was his mentor. Ruthless, cruel, and - in Yashim’s eyes - ultimately ineffective, he is the only man who makes him afraid. And now Yashim must confront the secret that Fevzi Pasha has been keeping all these years, a secret whose roots lie deep in the tortured atmosphere of the sultan’s harem, where normal rules are suspended and women can simply disappear.
Once again, Yashim and his friends encounter treachery and politics, played out against the backdrop of 1840s Istanbul.
Each reader will also win the complete set (to date) of Malcom Pryce’s Louis Knight novels: Aberystwyth Mon Amour, Last Tango in Aberystwyth, The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth, Don’t Cry for Me Aberystwyth, From Aberystwyth with Love, and finally, The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still
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- Question 1: How long did it take for an offer to come in for Taboo?
- Question 2: What boxing crown did Tom harper achieve in 88 Killer?
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