Happy Friday! It’s rainy here in the Northeast, so we’ll be staying in all weekend and curling up with some of our favorite mysteries & thrillers. Keep reading to check them out.
The following Monday morning, her body is discovered in a locked classroom with a note by her side. DS Michael Brennan is called in to investigate what appears to be a straightforward suicide, but his instincts tell him there is more to this case than meets the eye.
With the door locked from the inside, staff members with plenty to hide and a student missing from the school, DS Brennan, aided by the scowling Constable Jaggery, wrestles with one of his most intricate investigations yet.
Aloysius creates ‘accidents’ that kill. He fled a notorious Irish care home and has built a life as a hitman, travelling Europe and ending lives for cash. Now veteran government recruiter Imelda Feather, 64, wants him back to slay four of the nation’s most hated people. It takes guile to lure him in, to convince him it’s not a second betrayal by the powers-that-be in Ireland.
On the cusp of the hundredth anniversary of the formation of the state, Aloysius, 40, finds himself a key player in the most extraordinary ‘PR operation’ in history. An evil loan shark, a wicked former priest and a wildly controversial female politician find themselves in his sights. But when he learns more about his fourth target, Aloysius must reverse the roles – and hunter becomes hunted. Narrated by the protagonist, Aloysius Tempo is a story of finding a place in a world where trust has crumbled and, more than ever, ends justify means. As Aloysius works to build a future and shake away the past, this story sees him begin to move in time with his country.
Threads of Treason
When two of the nuns creating the Bayeux Tapestry fall from the tower of the Priory of St Thomas the Apostle, Abbess Eleanor and her protégé, Therese, are sent to investigate. As the adventures unfold, the intrigue created between the Norman Princes and Bishops, as well as the tensions between the conquerors and the native Britons, deepen to great and dramatic effect. Mary Bale has captured the spirit and feel of the times, which she evokes in this, her first novel. The sense of intrigue is heightened by the writing style, which is taut, fast-paced, and heavy with a sense of mystery. This extensively researched novel is sure to appeal to those looking for an evocative tale of adventure and intrigue, made vivid by fascinating period details.
A STOLEN MANUSCRIPT
New York Upcoming author Sam Tynnan is violently assaulted and his latest manuscript, a controversial thriller, wiped from his computer. When world events begin to mirror those in his unpublished book, Sam realises his life is still in danger.
AN ANCIENT PREDICTION
Provence, France Nostradamus prophecies have been a lifelong obsession for Jean-Pierre. When he comes across an undiscovered quatrain, he suspects he holds the key to catastrophic world events. But who should he trust with this crucial information?
A TERRIFYING RACE AGAINST TIME
London MI5 spook, Adel Al-Shaffir, heads a language ‘activity’ tracking centre at the forefront of hunting down the world’s leading terrorist. But now it seems there’s a new set of enemies on the scene. And they have a secret blueprint for their course of destruction. Timing is everything, but for Adel the sacrifices might be too great.