John McMahon is one of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere. His first novel, The Good Detective, which is pretty much perfect, features a decent if flawed hero battling personal troubles while occupied with a murder case of great consequence to his community. (New York Times Book Review) Introducing Detective P.T. Marsh in a swift and bruising debut where Elmore Leonard´s staccato prose meets Greg Iles´ Southern settings. How can you solve a crime if you´ve killed the prime suspect? Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia - until his wife and young son died in an accident. Since that night, he´s lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What´s certain is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. The trouble is only beginning. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P.T. realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect of this horrific crime. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy´s murder - a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War. Risking everything to unravel the puzzle even as he fights his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Lindstrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004405/bk_peng_004405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein packender Kriminalroman über das neue Südafrika und seine Schattenseiten Earth Hour: Weltweit schalten die Menschen das Licht für eine Stunde aus, um ein Zeichen gegen die globale Energieverschwendung zu setzen. In Dieu Donné, einer noblen ´´gated community´´ vor den Toren Kapstadts, nutzen gewalttätige Kriminelle die Dunkelheit zu einem Raubüberfall. Doch der vermeintlich sichere Coup läuft aus dem Ruder. Kurz darauf wird die Entführung einer Frau und ihres Babys aus der Wohnanlage gemeldet wird, und dann verschwindet auch noch eine junge Patientin der Psychologin Marge. Trotz unterschwelliger Rivalitäten ermitteln die beiden Frauen zusammen, um Licht in die Sache zu bringen. Ihre Nachforschungen führen sie auf die Spur skrupelloser Spekulanten, brutaler Gangster und korrupter Politiker.Für Fans von Roger Smith, Deon Meyer, Mike Nicol und Max Annas
A 16-year-old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community. Frank Rozzani, a transplant to Jacksonville, Florida from Syracuse, New York, must find the young girl despite the obstacles launched at him from the local police and others whose interests may be compromised by his investigation. Frank enlists the help of his associate Clifford ´´Jonesy´´ Jones to find the girl, uncover the conspiracy, and stay alive. While solving the case, Frank must deal with the demons that drove him from Upstate New York causing him to leave traumatic memories and his children behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Knecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096717/bk_acx0_096717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this latest enthralling mystery from number-one best-selling author Bruce Robert Coffin, Detective Sergeant John Byron faces the greatest challenge of his career.When a popular high school senior is shot by police following a late-night robbery, chaos ensues. The actions of the officer are immediately called into question. Amid community protests, political grandstanding, department leaks, and reluctant witnesses, Byron and his team must work quickly to find the missing pieces.And when an attempt is made on the officer’s life, Byron shifts into overdrive, putting everything on the line. Was the attack merely retribution or something more sinister? The search for the truth may come at a price not even Byron can afford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008098/bk_harp_008098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jacob Schrock´s body is found at the foot of his barn early one morning, it was assumed that he had simply fallen to his death and the community gather around the widow to offer support. Hannah Byler has never married, at 25 she half believes it is too late and she half lives in regret at what she might have done in the Englisch world. As she watches Jacob´s body being lowered into the ground her mind starts working and she feels that there may be more to the accident than meets the eye. She and her reluctant sister Ruth start investigating the case and find a haunting web of lies, deceit and coverups that lead them into danger.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056253/bk_acx0_056253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detective Olivia Mast would rather run through gunfire than return to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine, where she killed her abusive husband in self-defense and witnessed her family´s murder. After an Amish man is murdered, the community will not pursue justice or answer questions from the police, so she begrudgingly dons her old prayer kapp and heads to Unity to investigate the murder undercover. To make things even worse, her captain also orders her to protect the man she dated as a teen: Isaac Troyer, who was attacked on the night of the murder but cannot remember the incident. The handsome and quirky cabinet maker begins to fall for Olivia once again, unaware that she carries a 9mm under her skirt as she must fake her way into rejoining the Amish community to gain the people´s trust. After another murder, some deadly pranks, and a kidnapping, Olivia realizes she needs Isaac´s help most of all because of his personal ties to the suspect. Will Isaac be willing to break Amish rules to help her arrest the killer? Or will he be unable to forgive her for lying to the community about wanting to be Amish again... and for lying to him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Callie Beaulieu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013207/bk_tant_013207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karson had almost by chance become a detective, and due to his extensive knowledge of the Amish community he was much in demand. Internal conflict and bad memories cloud his judgement, yet his sixth sense just kind of kicks in on this clean, short mystery. Will his past prevent him from helping solve this case, or can he rise above it all to serve the community, even if he is unsure if he loves it or despises it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Fria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145130/bk_acx0_145130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive. Six months after the stabbing of 15-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more? Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks - but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal. With the kidnapper threatening Jess´ life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter? A terrifying, compelling police procedural which will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, The Teacher, and Rachel Abbott. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Prendergast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030288/bk_adbl_030288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stand-alone murder mystery, number nine in the series. Meet maverick British detective DL Skelgill, ´´mad, bad and just a little bit cozy´´. When latter-day lothario and expert kayaker Roger Alcock disappears on the night of the ´´Great Cockermouth Flood´´, his attractive wife Maeve takes 24 hours longer than might reasonably be expected to notify the authorities. But when Roger’s corpse washes up on the Solway coast, a postmortem suggests his death could legitimately be classified as misadventure. DI Skelgill, however - engaged as a rescuer to the inundated Cumbrian town - detects a sinister undercurrent that pervades the tightly knit community in which Roger Alcock moved. As the floodwater recedes, reasons surface why Roger’s erstwhile associates might celebrate his demise. Could this be a murder - of the kind that suits the innocent as well as the guilty to hold their peace? Could spurned lovers and fleeced creditors and others who might benefit be acting in silent concert? Jealousy, revenge, greed...these are sentiments that trouble Skelgill - for he realises that unless he can divine a motive, he cannot begin to ascribe a crime. To penetrate the mystery he enlists a female duo, a visiting TV reporter and the sister-in-law of the late Roger Alcock. But are these alluring ladies simply playing him for their own devices? While DS Jones is temporarily absent, Skelgill becomes doubly conflicted. Barely treading water in the case, he flounders in the perpetrator’s wake. Can his famous ´´sixth sense´´ come to his rescue in time - or will a second murder erase forever all trace of the killer? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Camm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114830/bk_acx0_114830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.