The Pick the Spade and the Crow

Author: Bill Rogers
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503938304
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When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree. Newly promoted to the NCA's Behavioural Sciences Unit, Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart is determined to hunt down the perpetrator. Just as Jo's investigation begins to reveal links with other disappearances, there is another murder. This is no longer a cold case; she is dealing with the escalating violence of a chilling serial killer. Stepping into a sinister world of secrets, symbols and rituals, Jo will have to confront the legacy of her own past and the violent memories that lurk there if she is going to solve this case. But at what cost?

The Tangled Lock

Author: Bill Rogers
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781542049986
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Can SI Joanne Stuart find the killer--before he finds her? A serial killer haunts the streets of Manchester, targeting vulnerable working girls in the dead of night. His signature: a tangled lock of hair in his victims' throats. As the body count rises, pressure mounts for the Greater Manchester Police and the National Crime Agency's Behavioural Sciences Unit. For Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart, the race is on to catch the twisted killer before he strikes again. With DCI Gordon Holmes on her back and the press following her every step, Jo will stop at nothing to bring the murderer to justice. But her separation from her partner, Abbie, is a distraction she can ill afford. As the hunt continues, will Jo be able to focus on the case or will her personal troubles have disastrous consequences? When Jo finds herself targeted by the killer, she realises that the game of cat and mouse she is playing could turn deadly...for her.

The Falcon Tattoo

Author: Bill Rogers
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503941151
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A violent attacker is on the loose. His calling card: a tattoo on his victims' skin. With no witnesses and no evidence left at the crime scenes, it will take all of the National Crime Agency's resources to track him down. At the head of the investigation, codenamed Operation Juniper, Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart knows that the clock is ticking. The time between abductions is decreasing and the perpetrator grows ever more brazen. She fears it won't be long before his assaults turn deadly. As the hunt closes in, Jo's already troubled personal life is put under further pressure. With danger closer than she thinks, just how far will Jo go to solve the case--and at what cost?

Written In Red

Author: Anne Bishop
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101615052
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No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

kate spade new york SHE

Author: kate spade new york
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683351339
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The fourth book in kate spade new york’s successful series, SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines invites readers back into a way of living that is singularly joyous, distinctly feminine, and wildly interesting. To the New York–based brand, the most exciting and vibrant women in America are the ones who stand out from the crowd. Paying tribute to revered activists like Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm, classic fictional characters like Mary Richards and Carrie Bradshaw, treasured icons like Marilyn Monroe and Nina Simone, and contemporary firebirds like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Dolly Parton, this much-anticipated book celebrates the women whose bold personalities and styles play an important role in the lives of women across the country. With rich photography, spirited quotes and profiles, amusing anecdotes, words of wisdom, personal essays, and signature kate spade new york “sheâ€? statements, every page of SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines will inspire you to live your own interesting life to the fullest, every single day.

The Frozen Contract

Author: Bill Rogers
Publisher: Caton Books
ISBN: 9781909856189
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Another bestseller in the acclaimed British Crime Fiction Series - the DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries. When Premiership star Sunday Okowu-Bello is found dead, in chilling circumstances, DCI Tom Caton knows this case is going to be anything but straightforward. And with three security guards missing the last thing he needs is the newly appointed Commissioner of Police and Crime piling on the pressure. At first sight, the victim's predilection for easy sex and gambling provides both motive, and suspects. As Caton digs deeper he finds himself drawn into a bewildering nexus of gambling cartels, security firms, the victim's Nigerian sponsors, Far Right extremists, and Far East and Russian syndicates jostling for ownership of the club. When a second body is discovered Caton knows that the killing has only just begun. The National Crime Agency is waiting in the wings, and the clock is ticking...

The Cleansing

Author: Bill Rogers
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781909856103
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Revised Edition of the Award Winning debut novel in the acclaimed DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries series of Detective novels. A serial Killer haunts the streets of Manchester. DCI Caton and forensic profiler Kate Webb must follow the trail from the site of the old mass cholera graves, through the penthouse opulence of canalside apartments, to the Gothic grandeur of the Town Hall. Time is running out for Tom, Kate, and the City. Shortlisted for the Longbarn Books Debut Novel Award, Awarded the Ebook Consortium Writer's Award.

The Reader

Author: Traci Chee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147518059
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Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book-a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed-and punish the people responsible. Praise for The Reader-

The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear

Author: Vania Ceccato
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940074210X
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How does the city’s urban fabric relate to crime and fear, and how is that fabric affected by crime and fear? Does the urban environment affect one’s decision to commit an offence? Is there a victimisation-related inequality within cities? How do crime and fear interrelate to inequality and segregation in cities of developing countries? What are the challenges to planning cities which are both safe and sustainable? This book searches for answers to these questions in the nature of the city, particularly in the social interactions that take place in urban space distinctively guided by different land uses and people’s activities. In other words, the book deals with the urban fabric of crime and fear. The novelty of the book is to place safety and security issues on the urban scale by (1) showing links between urban structure, and crime and fear, (2) illustrating how different disciplines deal with urban vulnerability to (and fear of) crime (3) including concrete examples of issues and challenges found in European and North American cities, and, without being too extensive, also in cities of the Global South.