THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Superb thriller writing.' Peter Robinson 'A brilliant, breathless thriller' M.J. Arlidge 'A high concept solution to a mystery' Sophie Hannah A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move? Translated into over 30 languages, RAGDOLL is a quality, rocket-paced thriller with twists and turns you won't see coming. For readers of Jo Nesbo. You will not stop talking about this book. What everyone is saying about RAGDOLL: ' A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy.' Simon Toyne '... the best debut I've ever read .' Rachel Abbott ' This book kept me captivated, my heart pumping and guessing to the very end!' NetGalley reviewer '... a rollercoaster of a thriller. ' NetGalley reviewer '... one of the most well written crime thrillers I have ever read' NetGalley reviewer 'A very well written debut novel which had all the twists and turns and intrigue that you need.' NetGalley reviewer 'Totally unputdownable ' NetGalley Reviewer
The third highly acclaimed novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, and winner of the Edgar award. Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge. Battling against his old addiction to alcohol and haunted nightly by vivid dreams and visitations, Dave finds his only tranquillity at home with his young ward Alafair. But even this fragile peace is shattered by the arrival of Dixie Lee Pugh who brings with him a brutal trail of murder and violence. Robicheaux reluctantly agrees to help out his old friend but becomes more involved than he bargained for when he finds himself suspect Number One in the series of bloody killings. Forced to leave his home, Robicheaux's precarious existence reaches breaking point when Alafair's life is threatened. Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: 'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly 'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King 'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly. In the LA Police's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.
Dave Robicheaux se remet de ses blessures dans une unité de soins de La Nouvelle-Orléans, où il reçoit la visite d'une jeune femme, Tee Jolie Melton. Elle lui laisse un iPod, avec le blues « My Creole Belle ». Une chanson qui, avec le souvenir de Tee Jolie, finit par l'obséder. Mais dans cette atmosphère languissante baignée de morphine, et avec tous les démons qui plus que jamais l'accompagnent, Dave nourrit des doutes : tout cela est-il bien réel ou l'a-t-il rêvé ? Car Dave découvre que Tee Jolie est censée avoir disparu depuis des mois.
Aussi, lorsque sa jeune soeur Blue est retrouvée morte congelée, Dave décide de partir à sa recherche. Une enquête éprouvante, au point que Clete Purcel, son vieil ami lui-même à la limite de la rupture, se met à craindre pour sa santé mentale...
Dave Robicheaux, son épouse Molly et son ami Clete Purcel tentent d'oublier le traumatisme de Katrina en s'immergeant dans la nature somptueuse et sauvage du Montana. Alors qu'il pêche tranquillement, Clete est pris à partie par deux individus qui l'ont reconnu à cause d'une sordide affaire pourtant très ancienne. Ces hommes aux manières brutales et au passé trouble travaillent pour un riche entrepreneur extrêmement déplaisant. Alors qu'une ambiance malsaine s'installe, d'horribles faits divers se produisent...
Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long!
Troubled San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to Valerie. The victim is unknown to her, but as Valerie analyses the scene, the clues begin to point in a deeply disturbing direction: to a maximum security prison where a woman called Katherine Glass is awaiting execution for a series of gruesome killings. And Valerie was the cop who put her there. The last thing Valerie wants to do is re-enter Katherine's twisted world, but when a second body is discovered, with another puzzling clue, she realises she has no choice. Katherine Glass holds the key to the killings, and Valerie needs to find out what she knows before the murders come even closer to home. Even if it means playing a deadly game where once again, the psychopathic killer holds all the cards.
L'U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens s'apprête à faire parler la poudre, lorsqu'il se retrouve nu dans une baignoire, en compagnie d'une jolie infirmière, qui s'apprête à prendre livraison de ses reins...
Personnage central du dernier roman d'Elmore Leonard, Raylan Givens était déjà apparu dans "Pronto", "Beyrouth Miami" et "Quand les femmes sortent pour danser". Il est également le héros de la série Justified.
Imaginary Friend has been a long time coming. And like a fine Bordeaux, it rewards that wait in countless ways. This is a fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the genre to become epic-in all the best senses of the word
IT WAS THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD On 22nd November 1963, John F. Kennedy's presidential motorcade rode through Dealey Plaza. He and his wife Jackie greeted the crowds on a glorious Friday afternoon in Dallas, Texas. BUT WHAT IF IT MISSED? Mitch Newman is a photojournalist based out of Washington, D.C. His phone never rings. When it does, a voice he hasn't heard in years will tell him his former fiancee Jean has taken her own life. WHEN THE TRUTH IS BIGGER THAN ALL THE LIES Jean was an investigative reporter working the case of a lifetime. Somewhere in the shreds of her investigation is the truth behind her murder. WHO WOULD BELIEVE IT? For Mitch, piecing together the clues will become a dangerous obsession: one that will lead him to the dark heart of his country - and into the crossfire of a conspiracy...
Sous les palmiers de Los Angeles, le crime n'a pas de loi. Troublant, intense, bouleversant, un thriller en acier trempé, qualifié de chef-d'oeuvre par la presse outre-Atlantique et porté par un duo inoubliable.
Intégrer la brigade canine de L. A. ? Neuf mois plus tôt, l'idée aurait fait sourire l'officier Scott James. Mais depuis qu'il a vu sa partenaire Stephanie se faire abattre sous ses yeux, Scott a perdu tout sens de l'humour.
Meurtri, mis au placard chez les maîtres-chiens, l'ex-super flic découvre Maggie, sa nouvelle coéquipière, un chien soldat surentraîné à la détection d'explosifs.
Après l'enfer qu'elle a vécu en Afghanistan, Maggie saura-t-elle faire confiance à nouveau ? Et Scott, trouvera-t-il auprès d'elle la force de se reconstruire ?
Mais, alors que le L.A.P.D. s'apprête à classer le meurtre de Stephanie, Scott doit agir : il le sait, la vérité est toute proche. Si évidente qu'elle en est terriblement dangereuse...
Braquage, bavures, corruption et crystal meth. Pour venger sa défunte partenaire, Scott s'engage sur une piste très glissante. Et seul le flair de Maggie pourra l'aider à sauver sa peau.
If you're already a fan you'll love THE LATE SHOW. If you haven't read a Connelly book yet: now is the perfect time to start.
INTRODUCING DETECTIVE RENE BALLARD CRIME NEVER SLEEPS.
Los Angeles can be a dangerous city - never more so than in the dead of night. Detective Renée Ballard, once one of the department's young hotshots, now works 'The Late Show', the notorious graveyard shift at the LAPD.
It's a thankless job keeping strange hours in a twilight world of tragedy and violence, handing over her investigations as the sun rises, never getting closure.
Some nights are worse than others. And tonight is the worst yet. Two cases: a brutal assault, and a multiple murder with no suspect.
Ballard knows it is always darkest before dawn. But what she doesn't know is how deep her dual investigation will take her into the dark heart of her city, her department and her past...
A presque quarante ans, Lorenzo Brown sort enfin de prison. Bien décidé à se tenir à carreau, il s'investit corps et âme dans une association de défense des animaux mal-traités. Mais dans les quartiers les plus miséreux de Washington D.C., le pouvoir reste entre les mains des patrons de la drogue. Et voici Brown à nouveau embringué dans le cycle infernal de la violence...
I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think . . . No. I won't write about that. ALICIA Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word. THEO Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth? The Silent Patient is a heart-stopping debut thriller about a woman's brutal and random act of violence against her husband - and the man obsessed with discovering why.
@2@Detective Dave Robicheaux first met Desmond Cormier on the backstreets of New Orleans. He was a young pretender who dreamt of stardom whilst Robicheaux had his path all figured out. @3@@2@Now, twenty-five years later, their roles have reversed. When Robicheaux knocks on Cormier's door, he sees a successful Hollywood director. @3@@2@It seems dreams can come true. But so can nightmares.@3@@2@A young woman has been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle, and all the evidence points to Cormier. Robicheaux wants to believe his old friend wouldn't be capable of such a crime - but Cormier's silence is deafening.@3@@2@@20@And he isn't the only ghost from Robicheaux's past which comes back to haunt him...@21@@3@
@2@@20@In America, kings are not born, they are made.@21@@3@@2@Danny McCabe isn't his real name. America certainly isn't his real home.@3@@2@But now Danny finds himself fleeing Ireland for the bright lights of 1930s Hollywood with two virtual strangers, Nicky Mariani and his beautiful sister, Lucia. @3@@2@As Lucia pursues her dream of stardom, Nicky finds his calling in the violent underbelly of the city of dreams. Torn between his love for Lucia and his desperate fear for their safety, Danny is drawn into a chain of events that will pit brother against sister, friend against friend, and lover against lover.@3@
The 2nd Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author. Harry Bosch investigates the drug-trafficking underworlds of inner city Los Angeles and the wastelands of Mexico
The new thriller from the bestselling author of Ragdoll A detective with no one to trust A killer with nothing to lose 18 months after the 'Ragdoll' murders, a body is found hanging from Brooklyn Bridge, the word 'BAIT' carved into the chest. In London a copycat killer strikes, branded with the word 'PUPPET', forcing DCI Emily Baxter into an uneasy partnership with the detectives on the case, Special Agents Rouche and Curtis. Each time they trace a suspect, the killer is one step ahead. With the body count rising on both sides of the Atlantic, can they learn to trust each other and identify who is holding the strings before it is too late?