Once Upon a Lie
by Jill Paterson
Little did, businessman and entrepreneur, Michael Rossi know that the telephone call he answered on that fateful Friday would be the catalyst for his death, and the subsequent recovery of his body from the waters of Sydney Harbour the following morning.
Recalled from leave to take on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn confronts the first of many puzzles; how Rossi spent the unaccountable hours before he died. This leads him on a paper-trail into a tangled web of deception, jealousy and greed, that unravels the mystery surrounding Michael’s death.
(A Fitzjohn Mysteries)
The Pegasus Project
by Flynn Falcone
In the near future, America is a shadow of its former glory. But for button-down banker George Winston, the only question is: What the hell is going on this morning? Suddenly, he can barely recognize his wife, daughters, and colleagues. Not even his doctor is his doctor. What’s more, George is about to discover that the road to freedom is fraught with many perils… It starts with abrupt, violent headaches and disturbing mental images leading to blackouts and confusion. Things get even stranger when the shooting starts and his wife is assassinated right in front of his eyes…
Semblance of Guilt
by Claudia Riess
Ellen Davis’s husband left her for another woman. Post-divorce, she’s trying to reassert her independence and lands a job as a reporter for her local newspaper. One of her assignments is covering weekly items on the police blotter, which is how she gets to know Lieutenant Pete Sakura – a handsome, witty Japanese- American Ellen is drawn to immediately.
Another of Ellen’s assignments is interviewing for the paper’s “Around The Town” column, and in this capacity, she meets Graham and Sophia Clarke, newcomers to the community. He’s an administrator at Columbia; she’s his beautiful Greek wife. Ellen and Sophia become fast friends, so it comes as a great shock when Sophia ends up dead.
All These Perfect Strangers
by Aoife Clifford
In this intimate debut thriller in the vein of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, an award-winning mystery writer delves into the mind of a young woman who’s closer to murder than she’d like to admit.
“This is about three deaths. Actually more, if you go back far enough. I say deaths but perhaps all of them were murders. It’s a grey area. Murder, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.”
Within six months of her arrival at a university campus, three of Penelope Sheppard’s new friends are dead. And only Pen knows why. This isn’t Pen’s first encounter with violence, and she’s an expert at keeping secrets – especially ones as dark and dangerous as her own.
Police at the Funeral
by Margery Allingham
The tranquility of Cambridge is punctured when Cousin Andrew of the illustrious Faraday family disappears without a trace. No time is wasted in summoning Albert Campion and his sleuthing skills away from the bustle of Piccadilly to investigate – but little does he expect to be greeted by a band of eccentric relatives all at daggers with each other.
Soon there are as many dead bodies as there are red herrings, and Campion must uncover the secrets of the Faraday dynasty before another victim falls…