Crime and thrillers new this week at Leeds Libraries

image-medium (97)Crime and Detectice mysteries

Cain, JamesThe cocktail waitress (new to us) Following her husband’s death in an accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet. At the job she encounters two men interested in her, a handsome young schemer and a wealthy older man who rewards her with an offer of marriage

Dufresne, JohnNo regrets, Coyote  It’s Christmas Eve in Eden, Florida, and Wylie ‘Coyote’ Melville, professional therapist and hobbyist forensic consultant, is called to the scene of a horrific crime at a quiet suburban address. Wylie has enough on his plate as it is – his father is slipping deeper into the clutches of Alzheimer’s, his new kitten Django is wreaking havoc with the soft furnishings and a homeless man has taken up residence on his front lawn. But a local family has been found brutally slain in their own home, and Wylie’s friend Detective Sergeant Carlos O’Brien wants him to use his rare ability to ‘read minds’ – to see the clues hidden in plain view

Dunn, CarolaManna from Hades  When stolen jewellery turns up in a charity shop & an unconnected body is discovered in the stockroom, you might think the police would be glad of a little help with their enquiries. After all, Eleanor Trewynn did find the body. However, the detective inspector may take some convincing

 Galbraith, RobertThe cuckoo’s calling. J K Rowling’s novel, new copy in case you missed it before. Written under a pseudonym by J.K. Rowling, this gripping, elegant mystery is steeped in the atmosphere of London. A war veteran wounded both physically and psychologically, Cormoran Strike’s life is in disarray but the case he is working on gives him a lifeline, despite coming at a personal cost

Hayder, MoPoppet The mentally ill patients in Beechway Secure Unit are highly suggestible. When unexplained power cuts lead to a series of horrifying incid ents, fear spreads from the inmates to the staff. Amidst the growing hysteria, AJ, a senior psychiatric nurse, is desperate to protect his charges. Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is looking for the corpse of a missing woman. When AJ seeks Caffery’s help in investigating the trouble at Amberly, each man must face a bitter truth in his own life

Crime fans, have you discovered Denise Mina yet, books at set in Glasgow?

Mina, DeniseExile  Travelling down from Glasgow to London to investigate the murder of one of the former clients at the Glasgow Women’s Shelter, Maureen O’Donnell quickly finds herself out of her depth and in danger of suffering a similar fate

Mina, Denise Field of Blood In Glasgow, a toddler goes missing, snatched from the front garden of his home. But while the city braces itself for the discovery of a lone sexual predator, the police are led to the doors of two 11-year-old boys

Mina, DeniseStill midnight  The quiet of a Glaswegian suburb is shattered with a brutal and baffling attack. Armed men invade a family home, shouting for a man nobody’s heard of. A shot is fired, and they escape with a hostage and a demand for two million pounds. It’s a high-profile case that could make DS Alex Morrow’s career

Mina, DeniseThe end of the wasp season When wealthy Sarah Erroll dies a violent death at her home in a posh part of Glasgow, the local community is stunned by what appears to be a truly gratuitous act. Heavily pregnant with desperately wanted twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to investigate and soon discovers that there is more to Sarah’s murder than it first seems

Mina, DeniseThe Red Road 31st August, 1997. Rose Wilson is 14, but looks 16. Pimped out by her ‘boyfriend’ and let down by a person she thought she loved, she has seen more of the darkness in life than someone twice her age. On the night of Princess Diana’s death – a night everyone will remember – Rose snaps and commits two terrible crimes. Her life seems effectively over. But then a defence lawyer takes pity and sets out to do what he can to save her, regardless of the consequences

Robb, J D – Concealed in death     International bestseller! There is nothing unusual about billionaire Roarke supervising work on his new property – but when he takes a ceremonial swing at the first wall to be knocked down, he uncovers the body of a girl. In fact, 12 dead girls concealed behind a false wall. Luckily for Roarke, he is married to the best police lieutenant in town. Eve Dallas is determined to find the killer, especially when she discovers the building used to be a sanctuary for deliquent teenagers and the parallel with her past as a young runaway hits hard

Sjowall, Maj – The fire engine that disappeared [New] ed   A dingy Stockholm apartment house under police surveillance blows up in an explosion that kills at least three people. Martin Beck doesn’t suspect arson or murder until he discovers a peculiar link with a suicide that same day Swedish translation

 Taft, AlisonShallow be Thy Grave   Half-sisters Lily and Fiona haven’t had the easiest of relationships – hardly surprising when they discovered each other’s existence only a year ago. But when Fiona disappears, and it’s all Lily’s fault, Lily knows she has no choice but to fly to Paris and track the wayward seventeen-year old down.

Thrillers and suspense

Bale, TomThe catch    How far do you go for a friendship? When a favour for a mate has fatal consequences, Dan Wade is forced to cover up a labyrinth of lies for his childhood friend, Robbie. How hard do you fight for a fortune? The dead man was worth a lot of money to Patricia and Gordon Blake. They want to know why he was killed. Then they want revenge. How can you hope to survive? With a ruthless predator on his trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of his worries. All that matters now is staying alive

Clements, RoryThe heretics England may have survived the Armada threat of 1588, but when Spanish galleys land troops in Cornwall on a lightning raid seven years later, is it a dry-run for a new invasion? Or is there, perhaps, a more sinister motive? The Queen is speechless with rage. But as intelligencer John Shakespeare tries to get a grip on events, one by one his network of spies is horribly murdered

Crichton, MichaelGrave descend  Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there’s something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there’s the mysterious cargo they were carrying. In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor’s not careful, he may find himself in over his head

Flynn, GillianDark places  This might be one you missed, now in stock. Libby Day was just seven years old when her brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Ever since then she has been drifting, but now the money is running out. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept, unaware that the infamous Kill Club’s members believe her brother was innocent

Garnier, PascalThe front seat passenger translated from French.  Fabien and Sylvie had both known their marriage was no longer working. And yet when Sylvie is involved in a fatal car accident, her husband is stunned to discover that she had a lover who died alongside her. With thoughts of revenge on his mind, Fabien decides to find out about the lover’s widow, Martine, first by stalking her, then by breaking into her home. He really needs to get Martine on her own. But she never goes anywhere without her formidable best friend, Madeleine

 Gimenez, MCon law   John Bookman – Book to his friends – is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He’s 35, handsome and unmarried. He teaches karate and con law, law school vernacular for constitutional law.  In this first instalment in a thrilling new series, Book investigates a murder in the corrupt world of art and politics in the dark heart of Texas

Kellerman, JonathanKiller   Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex’s forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD’s Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit’s been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won’t be from the Beverley Hills doctor, for Connie is soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex’s search for answers leads him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges

Rose, David – Taking Morgan Morgan Cooper is finding it hard to juggle the demands of her children and her career. But unlike the other ‘soccer moms’ in their affluent DC suburb, she’s an undercover CIA officer assigned to the strife-torn Gaza Strip. Inspired by actual events, ‘Taking Morgan’ is a gripping novel of political intrigue and suspense. It is also the deeply affecting story of a modern couple struggling in their marriage, suddenly at risk of losing each other forever

 Rose, KarenWatch your back     If you missed it first time ….When Stevie Mazzetti was six months pregnant, her husband and five-year-old son were shot dead in a store robbery. A killer was found and imprisoned and Stevie returned to work as a homicide cop, but things could never the same again. Years later, she receives a letter bearing the name of the man imprisoned for the crime, and her world is turned upside-down once again. Who has the letter come from? And could it be that the real killer is still at large? Her hunt for the answers will force her to confront her past once again, and send her straight into the arms of Clay Maynard – the brooding ex-cop she’d sworn to leave behind

Seymour, Gerald – The corporal’s wife A suspenseful and thrilling novel about a small British team sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent young woman named Farideh. If they are caught, they will all be executed by the fundamentalist government – the Brits because they are effectively spies and Farideh because her husband is regarded as a traitor and she has a dangerous mind of her own

Wilson, Robert – You will never find me    Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police, then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work took him places no man can come back from unscarred. Trying to rebuild a relationship with Amy, his teenage daughter, hasn’t been easy. But Charlie only realises just how wrong things have gone when he finds her empty room and a note: you will never find me