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The Killing Lessons

By Saul Black
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Saul Black
When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done.For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of corpses - women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them - has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she's losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens.But the slaughter at the Cooper farmhouse didn't quite go according to plan. There was a survivor, Rowena's 10-year-old daughter Nell, who now holds the key to the killings. Injured, half-frozen, terrified, Nell has only one place to go. And that place could be even more terrifying than what she's running from.
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  • Kicking The Air

    By Graham Ison
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    Graham Ison
    When a woman's body is found by the Thames river police, floating opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, it doesn't take DCI Brock long to work out that she has been murdered.Further investigation reveals the woman was one of a stable of prostitutes run by a shadowy figure wanted in his native Australia. But the investigation presses other names upon Brock and Poole, and they must suffer several missed turns and pay the price for their assumptions before they get their man.
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  • The Killing Man

    By Mickey Spillane
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    Mickey Spillane
    From the moment he walks into his Manhattan office to find his beloved secretary Velda knocked unconscious, and a brutally murdered stranger occupying his office chair, PI Mike Hammer is on the warpath. He's 'in a blind fury ready to blow somebody into a death full of bloody flying parts'. Whoever killed the stranger knew exactly the kind of message he wanted to leave, and he added a note for good measure - a note that implicates Mike.Hammer finds himself pitted not only against the CIA, but also the State Department and the mob. He's going to need all the help he can get - including the latest IT - in his hunt for what may be the most vicious killer he's ever met.
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    A Key to the Suite

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    Corporate hatchetman Hubbard is on his way to an industry convention to carry out a termination - a fancy way of saying he's about to toss a man and his family out in the street. But the convention is a modern Sodom of cheating husbands and ambitious wives, ready to put out as much as necessary to ensure their husbands' jobs - and a plan is afoot to smear Hubbard ...
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    The King is Dead

    By Ellery Queen
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    Ellery Queen
    'Ellery Queen IS the American detective story' Anthony Boucher.King Bendigo is the wealthiest man alive. He has an enormous security detail on his private island, quite capable of dealing with international aggression. But not threats from within his own family. Fearing for his life, he hires brilliant detective Ellery Queen.The King's brother Judah makes no secret of wanting him dead. He even gives a date and a time on which he will commit the crime. So when the day comes, the King is kept in a hermetically sealed room while his brother is guarded by Ellery himself.But the King is still shot...This is the ultimate in locked-door mysteries from a classic master of the genre.
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  • Kill with Kindness

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesLieutenant Luis Mendoza is laid low with measles and the Homicide Squad of Los Angeles Police Department has to manage without its Chief of Detectives.There are several off-beat cases to occupy them, like the man tied to a railway and decapitated by a passing train. But, Mendoza does not take his convalescence lying down and he is soon unofficially investigating a case that his colleagues are already pursuing...
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  • Knave of Hearts

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesHas an innocent man suffered for another's crime? Is there, lurking in the background a cunning maniac killer, selecting his victims carefully in turn?Lieutenant Luis Mendoza has a hunch that could lead him to the killer - but not until his beloved wife Alison finds herself caught in the web, headed for disaster, and a grave close to the sea-shore...
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    Knock, Knock, Who's There?

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    Johnny Bianda is a man with a dream. He wants to own a boat off the coast of Florida and he only needs $186,000 to buy it. He steals the money from his firm, knowing that one day they'll notice and one day they'll kill him for it - after all, it is the Mafia.But for Johnny Bianda, the risk is worth taking and he knows it will be at least a year before they catch up with him. Unfortunately for Bianda, the knock on his door comes sooner than he thinks ...
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  • Kept Women Can't Quit

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    Donald Lam arrives at work one day to find an outraged police sergeant Frank Sellers stewing in the office of his senior partner, Bertha Cool. Sellers is close to cracking an armoured car robbery case, but in the course of his investigation, a telephone number for the Cool-Lam detective agency was found on one of his primary suspects - one Hazel Downer.The same Hazel Downer employs Donald Lam to find her husband who has run off with another broad, taking her fifty thousand dollars with him. Wasn't it fifty thousand dollars that haven't been recovered from the armoured car job ... ?
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  • Kill Me

    By Bill James
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    Bill James
    Naomi Anstruther's undercover operation among the drug gangs - planned carefully by Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur - has ended in a bloody shoot-out. Naomi has escaped harm, but her lovers Donald McWater and Lyndon Evans are dead. Now the biggest danger to Naomi is a young woman named Esme, who believes that she and Naomi should personally avenge their deaths.'A comic novel of a high order . . . essential reading' Observer
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  • Kindness Goes Unpunished

    By Craig Johnson
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    Craig Johnson
    'The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence' New York TimesWalt Longmire has been the Sheriff in Wyoming's Absaroka County for 25 years, but nothing could have prepared him for the savage attack on his daughter, Cady, a Philadelphia lawyer who has unwittingly become embroiled in a political cover-up.As Walt and his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, scour the city for clues, he gets help from his deputy Victoria Moretti and her family of Philly police. But Longmire wasn't born yesterday. He's willing to pull out all the stops to find Cady's attacker and show the big city that this old-timer has a few moves left in his saddlebag of tricks.'Johnson's pacing is tight and his dialogue snaps' Entertainment Weekly
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    Kill Claudio

    By P. M. Hubbard
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    P. M. Hubbard
    While hunting in the English countryside, Ben Selby stumbles upon the murdered body of Peter Gaston, a friend of some twenty years earlier. As they had both been agents in a clandestine organisation, he is convinced that Peter was killed to prevent their meeting and sets out to question his widow. What she tells him is the beginning of a perilous and exasperating search for something buried long ago on a remote island headland.
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    Kill or Cure

    By Joan Fleming
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    Joan Fleming
    Jeremy Fisher is a smart doctor in what he calls the 'Jag belt, south of London'. His friends are rich, drink too much and call one another Bunny. If a young unmarried girl has to have an abortion, it is smoothly hushed up - unless she has one at cut-price rate and dies. To oblige a friend, Jeremy Fisher agrees to keep quiet about the girl lying dead in his spare bedroom. But a blackmailer gets to work and Jeremy is exposed as a victim of malicious revenge.'Keeps you riveted all the way' Observer'Pace, drama, scalpel-like observation' The Times
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  • Killer at Large

    By Maurice Procter
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    Maurice Procter
    Imprisoned for seven years for killing his fiancée's lover, now Guy Rainer has escaped, and Detective Inspector Martineau is on his trail.Martineau had sent Guy down. Now it's his job to find the escaped prisoner. But in the midst of the hunt for the killer, Martineau is faced with another problem: a nine-year-old girl, Dessie Kegan, has disappeared. Has Dessie been murdered? Has Guy Rainer taken her, for reasons of his own?Martineau has to work fast - and he knows it.
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    The Kyle Contract

    By Donald MacKenzie
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    Donald MacKenzie
    Brady Jordan wasn't hired to fall in love. He was hired to make a pass at a strawberry blonde and be the evidence in a divorce set-up that her husband badly needed. So when he started getting the usual human twinges he expected something to go wrong. And that Californian evening, when he stepped on the verandah and sniffed the marijuana and found the corpse of a body that should have been live and warm, he knew it had.
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    Knife Edge

    By Donald MacKenzie
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    Donald MacKenzie
    Neil MacFarlane, a gentleman gambler on the French Riviera, is caught in a run of bad luck. His only chance to recoup his losses lies in gaining admittance to a private game, far from the eagle-eyed supervision of the Cannes casino croupier. But by the time he has succeeded in extracting an invitation from the rich Whitakers to dinner and a friendly game at their house, he is completely cleaned out. His hotel room is locked against him, and the angry manager refuses to open it until his bill is paid.Then an enigmatic Englishman makes him a curious offer, which he accepts - and is drawn into a game in which the stakes are much higher than he could ever have imagined . . .
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    Killer Move

    By Michael Marshall
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    Michael Marshall
    Everything's going to plan - until someone steals his life...With a lucrative job, great marriage and a beautiful house, Bill Moore is a man with a plan. It's all working out just fine, until the day he finds a card left on his desk, printed with just one word: MODIFIED.From that moment, his life begins to change - at first barely noticeably, then in more and more disturbing ways. Bill soon finds out, in the most terrifying way, that he has become the subject of a dark and deadly game . . . and that he has no choice but to fight back.
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    The Killer

    By R.J. Ellory
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    R.J. Ellory
    The Killer is the final book in award-winning author R.J. Ellory's electrifying ebook trilogy, THREE DAYS IN CHICAGOLAND. The testimonies of the sister, the cop and the killer will at last reveal the dreadful truth behind the brutal murder of a young girl in Chicago in 1956.Let's face facts here-there's some folks who just shouldn't be allowed to raise up kids.Harsh, but true.I'd have to include myself among them, for sure, but I reckon my father would get top billing.I've been in Chicago for over ten years now. I was raised in Taylorville, Illinois, but I fled here back in '46. Not before I took a childhood of batterings from my old man, and saw my ma suffer vicious beating after vicious beating. Oh yeah, Ray Woodroffe regretted both his marriage and his kids, and he didn't shy away from showing us.So I came here. Earned some money, got a place of my own. But that kind of cruelty leaves its mark. It's hereditary. And it found its way into my heart, my bones, my blood. I've been living with guilt a good long time now and finally it's time to make amends. I am a killer and tomorrow morning at ten o'clock, not a moment sooner or later, I am going to die in the electric chair.Includes an exclusive preview of Ellory's gripping novel, A Dark and Broken Heart.
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    Kill The Messenger

    By Tami Hoag
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    Tami Hoag
    A race-against-time thriller from Tami Hoag, Sunday Times bestselling author of A THIN DARK LINE. Perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner and Karen Rose. 'keeps the surprises coming right up to the very last page' The Times.At the end of long, hard day battling LA street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon is called on to make one last pick-up at a sleazy defence attorney's office - Leonard Lowell. Jace is tired, stressed and needs to get home to check up on his little brother who he's single-handedly bringing up. He makes the pick-up, but the delivery address turns out to be a vacant lot, a car tries to run him down and Jace only just escapes. He arrives back at Lowell's office to find it trashed, Lowell dead and himself the prime suspect. Jace is forced to elude both the police and the men who want him dead while he attempts to find evidence with which to clear his name. He also has to try to keep Ty, his brother, safe from someone prepared to kill...A page-turning thriller packed with suspense, perfect for fans of Kovac & Liska police procedural series.
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    Killshot

    By Elmore Leonard
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    Elmore Leonard
    The King of Cool returns with another thrilling tale of crime capers.Arman 'The Blackbird' Degas is a professional hitman: one shot, one kill. But when he's carjacked by ex-con Richie Nix, he finds himself with a lethal partner.Nix is on his way to shake down a realtor and the Blackbird is along for the ride. But they don't count on Carmen and Wayne Colson getting in their way. Exposed as eyewitnesses, the Colsons are placed in witness protection but soon discover the program contains as many predators as the underworld they're hiding from. But can they outrun the Blackbird...?
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