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Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home after her estranged father has died where she discovers her father had opened up a private detective agency - and she has a teenage half sister named Baby. Baby brings in a client to the detective agency, a young man who claims he was abducted. During the course of the investigation, Rhonda and Baby become entangled in a dangerous case involving a group of overprivileged young adults who break laws for fun, their psychopath ringleader, and an ex-assassin victim who decides to hunt them down for revenge. Print run 25,000.
Lindy Carmichael isn't feeling particularly joyful when she returns home to Wenatchee, Washington, for Christmas. Reading through a box of childhood letters to Santa and reminiscing about what she'd wished for as a young girl may be just the inspiration Lindy needs. With her mother's encouragement, she decides to write a new letter to Santa, one that will encourage her to have faith and believe just as she'd done all those years ago. Little does Lindy know that this exercise in gratitude will cause her wishes to unfold before her in miraculous ways.
Jo Nesbø's talent is on full display in this inventive and harrowing collection of stories. A detective with a nose for jealousy is on the trail of a man suspected of murdering his twin; a woman finally overcomes her intimacy issues through a dark encounter with her Peeping Tom neighbour; a fugitive on the run in a remote corner of Norway is lured by a friendly local to what seems to be a wedding ceremony - only to find a much more macabre event. Contained in this collection are stories of insatiable avarice, unscrupulous lovers, and heartrending fate.
McCall Smith, Alexander
As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. Stoltz took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes - but he may be taking lives. Print run 1,500,000.
She met him through a dating app. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him - hard. But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared - profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted. Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she's looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past, she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. Print run 100,000.
When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival, they don't expect to find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation - or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past. When a local grandee is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Hawthorne and Horowitz become embroiled in the case. The island is locked down, no one is allowed on or off, and it soon becomes horribly clear that a murderer lurks in their midst. But who? Print run 1,000.
Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law's voice is filled with panic. His son's nursery have called to ask where little Max is. Leila was supposed to drop Max off that morning. But she forgot. Racing to the carpark, she grasps the horror of what she has done. What follows is an explosive, high-profile trial that will tear the family apart. But as the case progresses it becomes clear there's more to this incident than meets the eye. Author of "Take It Back."
Passing her daughter off to her ex and his new young wife fills Tess with a sense of dread. Maybe she's overprotective, but when her daughter returns, she shows Tess a crayon drawing. An image so simple and violent that she can hardly make sense of it. Poppy can only explain with, "He did kill her." As the days go on, Poppy's disturbing memory seems to fade. But a mother knows her daughter, and Tess is determined to discover the truth. Her search will set off an explosive tempest of dark secrets and buried crimes - and more than one life may be at stake. Print run 30,000.