All posts tagged: Police Procedural

Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt

FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW Author: Giles Blunt Publisher: Vintage Canada Format: Paperback Series: John Cardinal #1 Genre: Police Procedural | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB When four teenagers go missing in the small northern town of Algonquin Bay, the extensive police investigation comes up empty. Everyone is ready to give up except Detective John Cardinal, an all-too-human loner whose persistence only serves to get him removed from homicide. Haunted by a criminal secret in his own past and hounded by a special investigation into corruption on the force, Cardinal is on the brink of losing his career–and his family. Then the mutilated body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is pulled out of an abandoned mineshaft. And only Cardinal is willing to consider the horrible truth: that this quiet town is home to the most vicious of serial killers. With the media, the provincial police and his own department questioning his every move, Cardinal follows increasingly tenuous threads towards the unthinkable. Time isn’t only running out for him, but for another young victim, tied up in a basement …

The Chill of Night by James Hayman

THE CHILL OF NIGHT Author: James Hayman Publisher: William Morrow Format: Paperback Genre: Mystery | Suspense | Police Procedural BACK COVER BLURB A frozen corpse. A missing witness. Strange voices that aren’t there. One cold night, Lainie Goff, a glamorous young attorney on the fast track to a partnership at Portland’s top firm, is found frozen in the trunk of her BMW on the local fishing pier. Detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage quickly uncover a long list of suspects: Lainie’s boss, who was also her lover; an ex-priest who runs a shelter for runaway teens; an abusive stepfather who raped Lainie as a teen; and a creepy landlord who seems to know more than he should about her private life. Still, there is no hard evidence until a mentally ill young woman who hears voices gives an island cop an eyewitness account he doesn’t take seriously. But when she too disappears, McCabe and Savage find themselves in a desperate race against time to stop a vicious killer before he rids himself of the only …

Evil Games by Angela Marsons

EVIL GAMES Author: Angela Marsons Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Series: Kim Stone #2 ISBN: Paperback Genre: Murder-Mystery | Police Procedural Back Cover Blurb When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Inspector Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But Kim little imagines what she’s really dealing with. Behind the man’s killer sits a truly ingenious sociopath, a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment into the darkest limits of manipulating the most vulnerable. As the body count rises, Kim begins to close in on the true mastermind. But for the first time she has found an equally intelligent adversary — and one who likes nothing more than an enemy worth killing … 0

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

MY SISTER’S GRAVE Author: Robert Dugoni Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Format: Paperback Series: Tracy Crosswhite #1 Genre: Police Procedural | Mystery BACK COVER BLURB Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder—is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers. When Sarah’s remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she’s been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past—and open the door to deadly danger. 0