The body of a young boy is discovered at the bottom of a well that has been sealed for two hundred years. Yet the corpse is only days old... Soon, similarities from an old crime emerge and DI Ben Westphall must look to the past to piece together the dark and twisted events taking place in the present.
After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne's boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a 6 year old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn't spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. When Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel --one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer.
Investigating sinister threats against a man hiding a criminal past, detective Charlie Parker stumbles into a web of corruption and deceit involving the FBI, a doomed mobster, and a missing teenage girl.
There's a killer on the loose in the Lake District, and the calm of an English summer is shattered. For newly qualified crime-scene investigator, Grace McColl, it's both the start of a nightmare and the chance to prove herself after a mistake that cost a life. For Detective Constable Nick Weston, recently transferred from London, it's an opportunity to recover his nerve after a disastrous undercover operation that left him for dead. And for a lonely, loveless teenage girl, Edith, it's the start of a twisted fantasy - one she never dreamed might come true.
Rachel Somers, running... Something appalling happened in the wood. When Gabriel Ash and his dog come to her aid, she thinks she's safe. But this is Norbold, where things aren't always as they seem. Detective Chief Inspector Gorman thinks this is his worst nightmare: a predatory paedophile who's prepared to kill rather than be taken. Constable Hazel Best thinks she's helping both the Somers family and her friend Ash, but her tendency to follow her heart rather than her orders is about to get her into trouble again. And the people of Norbold have noticed that descriptions of the attacker, sketchy as they are, fit Ash better than they fit anyone else.
DCC Bob Skinner has a failed marriage on his hands and a death on his conscience, but little time to deal with either as he faces the biggest challenge of his career within the secret corridors where dark power is wielded. But this isn't his only issue: he's also trying to protect his daughter from a stalker; a bookmaker has taken one gamble too many and paid his debt in a gruesome fashion; and a casual call to the Chief Constable sets him on a personal crusade, which quickly points to a bigamist at work. Or is it worse? Four crimes, four crises: can Skinner and his people solve them?
Wimbledon, England, 1889. When Theodore Crozier is found dead the neighbourhood hopes the cause may be suicide, if only to spare further pain for both his dutiful wife Laura and beloved brother Titus. However there is more to the matter -- a whisper of murder... Inspector John Joseph Lintott of Scotland Yard is sent in to investigate, and the further he delves into the mystery the more tangled it becomes. Is Laura the pious, meek wife she appears to be? Could the rumours be true about her unnatural relationship with Titus? Was Theodore Crozier murdered by someone in his household?
When a local lad that vicar's wife Jodie Welsh employed to help in her garden disappears, along with Jodie's expensive camera, nearly everyone assumes the worst. But Burble's disappearance marks the start of a series of increasingly disturbing incidents - until the body shows up, and Jodie must use all her skills to unmask a ruthless killer.
London, 1666. The plague has almost disappeared, leaving its surviving population diminished and in poverty. The resentment against those who fled turns to outrage as the court and its followers return. While most of Thomas Chaloner's attention is on the continuing threat of war with the Dutch, the death of a well-connected physician, the mysterious sinking of a man-of-war in the Thames and the disappearance of a popular courtier are causing concern to his employer. Then he discovers common threads to all the cases, which seem linked to those planning to set a match to the powder keg of rebellion in the city.
Edward Brazier is enlisted by Prime Minister William Pitt to assist his investigation into smuggling activity in Deal. However, with his love Betsy now locked into a loveless marriage with Tom Spafford, a useless drunk, and living as a prisoner, Brazier is distracted from his mission. Having foiled Spafford's plan to steal Betsy away to her family-owned plantation in the West Indies, Brazier finds himself taken captive. Only his ingenuity will help engineer his escape and his cunning use of subterfuge will then allow him to infiltrate the smuggling gangs of Deal. But with suspicion raised around him and his enemies banding together, can Brazier survive long enough to bring those responsible to justice?
Four Albanian gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh. They are smart guys, ruthless operators and deep undercover. MI5 are on their case and, unknown to DCC Bob Skinner and his men, they have set up a drug-dealing sting to flush the gangsters out. The resulting mayhem and violence throws everyone into confusion until the dust settles and they realise the gangsters are preparing a hit on a member of the Royal family - a certain prince who is attending St Andrew's University. Meanwhile, two high-ranking policemen mourn the loss of a son and a daughter in mysterious circumstances and another witnesses his son being abducted.
Even for Private Investigations, the world's top detective agency, it's tough to find a man who doesn't exist . . .Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find. Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too. And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost," while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer -- a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim's door.
Christopher Sherlock Webster spent his schooldays desperately trying to live down his embarrassing middle name, gifted to him by his Holmes-obsessed father. But after his dad's death, Christopher finds he has inherited the same obsession... Teaming up with pal Mo Rennie, he starts an agency called Baskerville's, specialising in the application of rigorous Holmesian method. Here are five bizarre adventures from the files, featuring a young beautician stalked by a stranger; a disappearing science journalist; a pornographer who receives death threats; a star's boyfriend who is kidnapped twice and a millionaire widower who meets Miss Perfect - or is she?
Canon Sidney Chambers attempts to stop a serial killer with a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting; uncovers the fact that an "accidental" drowning on a film shoot may have been something more sinister; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital just before Christmas 1963.
In The Soft Machine, William S. Burroughs begins an adventure that will take us into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.
Madison McKenzie is the tech and surveillance whiz of her family's operation. A recent case introduced her to Detective Crosby Albertson, and she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the sexy and mysterious cop.
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Tom Carruso left home soon after Lizzie Burdett disappeared under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he's back for the inquest into Lizzie's disappearance, intent on telling his side of the story.