Dead Man’s Reach (The Thieftaker Chronicles)
by: Tor Books
Product rating: 4.3 with 3 reviews
Let the battle for souls begin in Dead Man’s Reach, the fourth, stand-alone novel in D.B. Jackson’s acclaimed Thieftaker series.
Boston, 1770: The city is a powder keg as tensions between would-be rebels and loyalist torries approach a breaking point and one man is willing to light the match that sets everything off to ensure that he has his revenge.
The presence of the British Regulars has made thieftaking a hard business to be in and the jobs that are available are reserved for Sephira Pryce. Ethan Kaille has to resort to taking on jobs that he would otherwise pass up, namely protecting the shops of Torries from Patriot mobs. But, when one British loyalist takes things too far and accidentally kills a young boy, even Ethan reconsiders his line of work. Even more troubling is that instances of violence in the city are increasing, and Ethan often finds himself at the center of the trouble.
Once Ethan realizes why he is at the center of all the violence, he finds out that some enemies don’t stay buried and will stop at nothing to ruin Ethan’s life. Even if that means costing the lives of everyone in Boston, including the people that Ethan loves most.
Posted in Historical Tagged with: Chronicles, Dead, Man's, Reach, Thieftaker, Tor Books
The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Aim for the brain!
The characters of The Walking Dead live in a desolate post-apocalyptic world, filled with relentless violence and death. In reality, how would such never-ending trauma affect the psyche? By understanding the psychological forces that drive the series’ action, fans can better grasp this compelling fictional universe. Which characters suffer PTSD and is there hope for them? Is the Governor a psychopath, a sociopath, or something even worse? What does Terror Management Theory tell us about what it means to fight constantly or survival? What is the emotional cost of killing a walker or even another living person? What is groupthink and how does it affect the decisions made by the people of Woodbury, Terminus, Alexandria, and Rick’s “family”? In 19 chapters from a range of esteemed contributors, plus “Case Files” sidebars by editor Travis Langley with a foreword by Night of the Living Dead co-creator John Russo, The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead answers these and many other questions in a way sure to fascinate the millions of passionate readers and viewers.
John Blanchar * Megan Blink * Colt J. Blunt * Josue Cardona * Adam Davis * William Blake Erickson * Frank Gaskill * Jennifer Golbeck * Jonathan Hetterly * Katrina Hill * Alan Kistler * Dana Klisanin * Stephen Kuniak * Martin Lloyd * Stephanie Norman * Patrick O’Connor * Katherine Ramsland * Clay Routledge * John Russo * Billy San Juan * Janina Scarlet * Steven Schlozman * Lara Taylor * Dave Vergaagen * Mara Wood * E. Paul Zehr *
Posted in History & Price Guides Tagged with: Dead, Living, Psych, Psychology, Sterling, Walking
Down Among the Dead Men (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)
by: Soho Crime
Product rating: 4.5 with 26 reviews
Peter Diamond takes a dive down among the dead men to solve a seven-year-old murder case in the latest installment of Peter Lovesey’s classic procedural series.
In a Sussex town on the south coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a posh private girls’ school disappears without explanation. None of her students miss her boring lessons, especially since her replacement is a devilishly hunky male teacher with a fancy car. But then her name shows up on a police missing persons list. What happened to Miss Gibbon, and why does no one seem to care?
Meanwhile, detective Peter Diamond finds himself in Sussex, much against his wishes. His irritating and often obtuse supervisor, Assistant Chief Constable Georgina Dallymore, has made Diamond accompany her on a Home Office internal investigation. A Sussex detective has been suspended for failing to link DNA evidence of a relative to a seven-year-old murder
case—a bad breach of ethics. Diamond is less than thrilled to be heading out on a road trip with his boss to investigate a fellow officer, but he becomes much more interested in the case when he realizes who the suspended officer is—an old friend, and not a person he knows to make mistakes.
As Diamond asks questions, he begins to notice unsettling connections between the cold case and the missing art teacher. Could the two mysteries be connected? How many other area disappearances have gone unnoticed and uninvestigated? Diamond and his hapless supervisor have stumbled into a web of related crimes. Will Diamond be able to disentangle them?
Posted in Police Procedurals Tagged with: Among, Dead, Detective, Diamond, Down, Mystery, Peter, Soho Crime
So Nude, So Dead (Hard Case Crime)
by: Hard Case Crime
Product rating: 3.9 with 19 reviews
He’d been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, scraping to get by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man’s life can always get worse – as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer only to find her dead… and 16 ounces of pure heroin missing. On the run from the law, desperate to prove his innocence and find a killer, Ray also faces another foe, merciless and unforgiving: his growing craving for a fix…
Posted in Hard-Boiled Tagged with: Case, Crime, Dead, Hard, Hard Case Crime, Nude
The Whispers of Dead Elms
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
He was six years old the last time he set foot on the family farm. Now, instead of partying it up the summer before college, Edgar Karpinsky is saying goodbye to his friends and sort-of girlfriend Gina, and preparing to revisit the place that has haunted him for years.
The John Karpinsky Farm is where his grandfather tied him to a rocking chair outside and forced his young body to weather a treacherous storm—causing the traumatic symptoms and panic attacks that have stuck with him ever since.
As he works on facing painful childhood memories, Edgar begins clearing the overgrown farmland from decades of neglect. But when a hidden relic emerges from underneath some bales of hay, it acts as the source of an unexpected conversation between grandfather and grandson—and links their respective fates to a disturbing event that occurred more than half a century ago.
Now old family rivalries, a Prohibition-era distillery, and an unsolved murder are brought to light, as a series of unusual events bring Edgar closer to the shocking truth behind an age-old family mystery.
Posted in Historical Tagged with: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dead, Elms, Whispers
Dexter Is Dead: A Novel (Dexter Novel)
Product rating: 4.0 with 70 reviews
After seven national bestsellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.
Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years. Blood spatter analyst . . . husband . . . father . . . serial killer. And now, for the first time, his world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything—including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime . . . ironically . . . he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter’s innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter’s path may lead, once and for all, to his demise.
Jeff Lindsay’s trademark devilish wit and cutting satire have never been sharper. Dexter Is Dead marks the end of a beloved series, but is also Dexter’s most satisfying and suspenseful outing yet.
Posted in Police Procedurals Tagged with: Dead, Dexter, Doubleday, Novel
Those Who Wish Me Dead
by: Back Bay Books
Product rating: 4.3 with 468 reviews
The newest thriller from Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author
When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.
The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.
The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: Back Bay Books, Dead, Those, Wish
Butter Off Dead (Food Lovers’ Village Mystery)
Product rating: 4.7 with 14 reviews
As the national bestselling Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries continue, the merchants of Jewel Bay, Montana, try to heat up chilly winter business with a new film festival. But their plans are sent reeling when a dangerous killer dims the lights on a local vendor…
In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers’ Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling.
To make matters worse, Nick—Erin’s brother and Christine’s beau—has top billing on the suspect list. Convinced her brother is innocent and determined that the show must go on, Erin has to find who’s really to blame before Nick gets arrested or the festival gets shut down. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more likely it becomes that she’ll be the next person cut from the program…
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!
Posted in Women Sleuths Tagged with: Berkley, Butter, Dead, Food, Lovers', Mystery, Village
Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies (A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery)
Product rating: 4.3 with 14 reviews
As the national bestselling Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries return, things are heating up for Olivia Greyson, her best friend, Maddie, and the rest of the crew at The Gingerbread House—until a cold case puts their plans on ice…
Olivia’s mom, Ellie, is always cooking up new schemes, but her latest idea has Livie and Maddie especially excited. Ellie’s converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school—one that, of course, houses a kitchen for those interested in baking. But right as renovations start, the workers discover a pile of bones buried within the boarding house’s walls, evidence of a long forgotten crime.
A silver necklace with a cookie cutter charm is found within the remains, convincing one of the workers that the bones are the remains of her father, who’s been missing for over five years. Of course, Livie and Maddie can’t resist the allure of investigating. But they’re about to discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly dangerous…
Posted in Women Sleuths Tagged with: Berkley, Cookie, Cookies, Cutter, Dead, Don't, Mystery, Shop