Category: Police Procedurals

The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

By Joseph Wambaugh

Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out murder detective who will get teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge opposed to males. those not going companions are assigned the unusual case of a stolen express puppy being held for ransom. during this bittersweet story that the Los Angeles Times referred to as “terrifying and romantic,” the companions will locate even more than they ever may have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colourful and gripping . . . as touching because it is breathlessly entertaining.”

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The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson

By Kjell Eriksson

Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for most sensible Crime Novel, The Princess of Burundi introduces American readers to Kjell Eriksson--a crime author who has quick develop into a global sensation.

This spellbinding new mystery opens whilst a tender father fails to teach up for supper on a snowy evening earlier than Christmas. His isn't the merely sinister disappearance, and prior to the ultimate breathtaking climax, a mystery killer terrorizes a whole apprehensive town.

Despite being on maternity depart, Inspector Ann Lindell is set to discover John's assassin. the harsh cat-and-mouse online game that follows leads Ann to a dangerous disagreement with a treacherous killer. Ann needs to make a decision no matter if to take a tremendous threat which may lead to many extra lifeless our bodies within the snow, together with hers and that of her unborn child.

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Hollywood Hills by Joseph Wambaugh

By Joseph Wambaugh

The mythical Hollywood Hills are domestic to wealth, reputation, and power--passing during the local, it truly is difficult to not get a bit grasping. LAPD veteran "Hollywood Nate" Weiss may well take or depart the opulence, yet he would not say no to onscreen popularity. He might get his shot whilst he catches the appreciative eye of B-list director Rudy Ressler, and his troublemaking fianc?e, Leona Brueger, the older-but-still-foxy widow of a processed-meat magnate. Nate attempts to elude her artful seductions, yet agrees to maintain an eye fixed on their property within the Hollywood Hills whereas they're away.Also minding the mansion is Raleigh Dibble, a hapless ex-con attempting to positioned the previous in the back of him. Raleigh is all too chuffed to be arrange for the job--as butler-cum-watchdog--by Nigel Wickland, Leona's impeccably dressed artwork broker. What Raleigh does not discover is that less than the natty outfits and posh accessory, Nigel has a nefarious plan: work putting at the mansion's partitions will warrantly them extra money than they have ever seen.Everyone's desires are only inside of reach--the in simple terms challenge is, this is often Hollywood. A circle of teenybopper burglars that the media has dubbed The Bling Ring has taken to pillaging the houses of Hollywood celebutants like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, and whilst a couple of drug-addled younger copycats stumbles upon Nigel's heist, that is only the start of the catastrophe to return. quickly Hollywood Nate, surfer law enforcement officials Flotsam and Jetsam, and the remainder of the workforce at Hollywood Station have a dangerous scenario on their hands.Hollywood Hills is a raucous and hazardous curler coaster trip that showcases Joseph Wambaugh in classic shape.

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Chiefs: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stuart Woods

By Stuart Woods

The compelling mystery that introduced the occupation of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition.

within the sour iciness of 1920, the 1st physique is located in Delano, Georgia; the bare corpse of an unidentified youngster. there is not any direct facts of homicide, however the physique bears marks of what looks a ritual beating. The research falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first leader of police. Lee's obsession with the crime starts off a narrative that weaves throughout the many years, following the lifetime of a small southern city and the function of 3 police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the easiest form of mystery, the place the research performs out opposed to the drama underneath the outside of a doubtless placid neighborhood, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; consistently; political strength, extending from the city fathers all of the technique to Washington, DC. With a brand new foreword through the writer, this quantity may be a collector's treasure for all enthusiasts of Stuart Woods.

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Binding Ties (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) by Max Allan Collins

By Max Allan Collins

Ten years in the past, Las Vegas used to be terrorized by means of "CAST" -- a vicious serial killer answerable for approximately part a dozen brutal murders, and who established the mettle of the LVPD's new Captain, Jim Brass. After a two-year spree, forged all at once disappeared and has now not been heard from...until now. Gil Grissom and his CSI crew are referred to as in to enquire a murder that completely suits the infamous criminal's modus operandi. yet all hell breaks unfastened whilst a reporter made well-known through the unique situations gets a letter from somebody claiming to be solid -- and who says he has not anything to do with the newest slaying. Now the CSIs needs to cease anyone who could be a copycat killer from notable back. ...even as a assassin from the earlier maintains to avoid seize, and is not taking too kindly to rivals....

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The Secret of Annexe 3 (Inspector Morse 7) by Colin Dexter

By Colin Dexter

Inspector Morse seldom allowed himself to be stuck up in New yr celebrations. So the homicide enquiry within the festive resort had a undeniable charm. The corpse was once nonetheless in fancy costume and infrequently a unmarried visitor had registered less than their actual identify. different Morse books contain "Last noticeable Wearing".

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Code 61 by Donald Harstad

By Donald Harstad

CODE sixty one: continue radio silence. anyone should be listening.Investigating the plain suicide of a colleague’s niece, Iowa Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman is startled to discover a gaggle that transforms the darkish fantasies of vampire legend into grisly fact: they ritualistically drink small quantities of 1 another’s blood. As Carl is drawn deeper into this unnerving international, it turns into transparent that the lifeless girl could have been the sufferer of a twenty-first-century Dracula.The top suspect, Dan Peale, is a sinister presence in the group--a guy a few say beverages blood and not, ever dies. It’s an outlandish, heinous conception, yet then suspicions are reinforced by way of rumors of a card-carrying vampire hunter who's additionally pursuing Peale. All too quickly, Houseman reveals himself scrambling to trace a vampire--before he kills back.

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