by Susan Elia MacNeal (Goodreads Author)
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past. [close]
by Paul Cleave
Tragedy can change people. In the two years after losing his wife and child in a drunk driving accident, Christchurc…more
Tragedy can change people. In the two years after losing his wife and child in a drunk driving accident, Christchurch private detective Theodore Tate has stood at the crossroad between the light and the abyss many times. One could say that alcohol made him a different man. One could say lust for revenge made him yet another. But there is only one Theodore Tate.
CEMETERY LAKE begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Tate is overseeing an exhumation—a routine job for the weathered former cop. But when doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin, the case takes a sinister turn. Tate knows he should walk away and let his former colleagues on the police force deal with it, but his strong sense of justice intervenes.
Complicating matters are a few loose ends from Tate’s past. Even good guys have secrets, and Tate thought his were dead and buried for good. With time running out and a violent killer lurking, will he manage to stay one step ahead of the police, or will his own dark truth be unearthed?
Originally published in Paul Cleave’s native New Zealand in 2008, CEMETERY LAKE is the first novel to feature Theodore Tate, the “quintessential flawed hero” (Kirkus Reviews) from COLLECTING COOPER and THE LAUGHTERHOUSE. It is at once a thoroughly entertaining crime novel and an unforgettable drama about the universal battle against the darkness within us all. [close]
by Dan Fante
Failed private investigator JD Fiorella was a pro at finding trouble. Mixing it up with the wrong people in New York, he escaped to L.A.—only to hit rock-bottom after too many nightmares and too much booze.
Now forty-six and sober, JD is working hard to get it together. Living in Malibu at his mother's house in Point Dume, he's got a new job selling used cars with his friend Woody and a new girlfriend. But just as things are looking up, JD discovers a gruesome murder. Now the ex-private detective has to make a choice.
Determined to exact vengeance, he follows a twisting trail of clues that leads him to unexpected truths about himself and his new life—and to a psychopathic killer with an eerie connection to his past. And, as JD soon learns, this time there's no easy way out. [close]
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