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Body Hunter

by Patricia Springer

The Sex Killer Next DoorTo the people of Olney, Texas, 39-year-old Faryion Wardrip was an upright citizen--a happily married man, a valued employee, and a respected Sunday school teacher. But everyone in Olney would soon learn the chilling truth about the man they thought they knew.His Brutal Rape-Murder SpreeIn January, 1999, investigators reviewing the files of three unsolved murders dating back 15 years came across information linking Wardrip to the attractive young female victims--Terry Sims, 20, who had been bound, raped and stabbed to death; Toni Gibbs, 23, who was found slashed and sexually assaulted in a deserted bus shell; and Ellen Blau, 21, who disappeared after working a night shift, her badly decomposed body found a month later.The Mounting Body Count Smart police work snared a sample of Wardrip's DNA, matching it with semen found in the Sims case. Wardrip confessed to the three murders, and one more--the strangulation death of Debra Taylor, 25--though it was Sims' murder that put him on Texas's death row and made him the prime suspect in 10 other similar unsolved murders in Fort Worth.16 Pages Of Never-Before-Seen Photos!

An Act Of Murder

by Linda Rosencrance

Fatal Blaze? "The Bride Who Cried." That was the title of the dinner-theater murder mystery presented at Maryland's luxurious Harbourtowne resort on Valentine's Day weekend, 1998. But no tears were being shed by Kimberly Hricko at 3 a.m. when she reported a fire in the room she shared with her husband, Stephen. Rescuers found him dead, badly burned around the upper body. It seemed that he'd fallen asleep while smoking a cigar, sparking off an inferno.Staged MurderBut Kimberly's efforts to play the part of an innocent widow quickly began to unravel. Sleuths learned that she had been having an affair with a man ten years her junior. She also stood to inherit $400,000 on her husband's death--and had tried to bribe a coworker to kill Stephen for $50,000. In the courtroom, prosecutors argued that Kimberly injected her sleeping spouse with a lethal dose of muscle relaxant and set the fire to cover her tracks. For a cold-blooded killer who acted without remorse, there could only be one verdict. . .Linda Rosencrance has fifteen years experience as a reporter, writing for both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, as well as many community papers in the Boston metropolitan area. She is the author of Murder at Morses Pond and has also written an anthology examining various crimes on college campuses. She lives in the Boston area.

An Unquiet Grave

by P. J. Parrish

Not Every Soul Rest in PeaceIn a remote corner of the Michigan woods, behind rusted iron gates and crumbling stone walls, lie one of the country's most notorious sanitariums and its forgotten cemetery. The sprawling ruin is empty now, and the bulldozers have come to raze it. But as they do, a terrifying secret begins to emerge. The body in Claudia Olsen's grave is that of a stranger who died horribly. This much Louis Kincaid knows. But what happened to the woman who should be buried there? It's a question no one will answer, one that leads Kincaid to the long, dark tunnels below the asylum and crimes of unimaginable depravity. . .Now, in a place where the walls are stained with secrets, the air thick with the lingering history of screams, Louis Kincaid is on his darkest journey yet, matching wits with a monster whose work will not be silenced. . .

Thicker Than Water

by P. J. Parrish

The Wait Is OverLouis Kincaid Is BackOn a hot summer night in Florida, a beautiful young woman is brutally raped and murdered. . .Twenty years later, the man convicted of her slaying is released from prison--only days before another horrific crime is committed. . .Now, Louis Kincaid must follow a trail of death that connects a decades-old case with a new murder--and leads him into a web of secrets and lies surrounding a twisted killer. As one sweltering day melts into the next, the scent of blood hangs thick in the air. . .Praise for the novels of P. J. Parrish"Dead Of Winter is a wild ride with a really fine writer."--John Sandford"A deft, fast-paced plot, knowledgeable writing on police procedures and an interesting lead character propel you through the book."--Miami Herald"Fast paced. . .well-conceived."--Chicago Tribune"Full of intrigue and edge-of-the-seat suspense."--Michael Connelly

The Next To Die

by Kevin O'Brien

Everyone Has Something To Hide. . .The virile, all-American husband. The brainy golden girl. The happily-wed bi-coastal couple.Someone Is Watching. . .Someone who has uncovered their darkest secrets. Someone who is hell-bent on making them pay for their sins. . .No One Suspects The Truth. . . Now there is no escaping the shadowy jury that watches their every move. Infiltrates every part of their lives. Stalking. Judging. Condemning. Punishment will be swift. . .severe. . .final. . .death.". . .surprisingly engaging. . ." --Publishers Weekly"Fast-paced. . .powerful. . .full of surprises. . ." --Detroit Free Press

National Security

by Marc Cameron

"Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful. . .an entertaining romp." --Steve BerryWhen Terrorism Goes Viral, One Man Goes Ballistic.They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, we need a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air Force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Hand-picked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist, Quinn answers only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President himself. His methods are as simple, and as brutal, as his codename. The Hammer."One of the hottest new authors in the thriller genre. . .terrifying. . .in one word: Awesome." --Brad ThorA native of Texas, Marc Cameron has spent over twenty-five years in law enforcement, the last twenty with the federal government. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. Cameron presently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and BMW motorcycle.

Terror of the Mountain Man

by William W. Johnstone J. A. Johnstone

Borders Of BloodSmoke Jensen has come to Corpus Christi, Texas, to take delivery of five hundred horses he purchased from an old friend. That's when a Mexican revolutionary, Colonel Bustamante Keno, brazenly crashes the border, slaughters twenty-two innocent U.S. citizens in cold blood, and steals a thousand head of cattle--along with two hundred of Smoke's horses. Going where the U.S. Army and the Texas Rangers cannot, Smoke crosses the border in hot pursuit of Keno. The Mexican Federales capture Smoke and the others and place them under arrest. But as soon as the banditos take something near and dear to a Federale commander, the Mexicans decide that Smoke and his fellow prisoners might come in handy after all. They'll fight a fierce and secret little war the only way the Mountain Man knows how: fierce, relentless, and unforgiving to the bitter, bloody end. Because no man steals from Smoke Jensen and lives to enjoy the ill-gotten goods. Not ever.

Murder At Morses Pond

by Linda Rosencrance

A Brutal MurderThe upscale suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts hadn't seen a murder in 30 years. Then came Halloween, 1999. That brisk morning, Dr. Dirk Greineder, 60, and his wife of 32 years, Mabel, took one of their dogs for a walk in Morses Pond park. A short time later, Dr. Greineder led police to the corpse of his wife. She'd been bludgeoned, stabbed and her throat slashed. Her husband claimed an unknown assailant had committed the act--possibly the same person responsible for two unsolved murders in nearby towns.A Double LifeDirk Greineder was a well-respected allergist whose home was valued at half a million dollars. He and Mabel had raised three children, who had all attended Yale, like their father. But the "good" doctor also indulged in a secret life involving phone sex, Internet porn, and motel trysts with prostitutes. A Family DestroyedA dogged investigation finally yielded enough evidence to lead to Greineder's arrest, and in a six-week trial that would make national headlines, he was supported by his three children, while the dead woman's sister and niece testified for the prosecution. There in the courtroom, a jury would learn the grisly details of cold-blooded murder. . .and the community of Wellesley would learn that you never really know your neighbors. . .16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

A Wicked Snow

by Gregg Olsen

"Wickedly clever! Genuinely twisted." --Lisa Gardner"Olsen will scare you--and you'll love it."--Lee ChildHannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug up--one of them her mother's. The killer was never found. . ..Twenty years later Hannah is a talented CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah's blood cold: Your Mom called. . . "A TAUT THRILLER." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer "AN IRRESISTIBLE PAGE-TURNER." --Kevin O'Brien"WILL KEEP FANS OF CRIME FICTION HOOKED." --Publishers WeeklyIncludes a bonus excerpt from Gregg Olsen's newest thriller!

Winchester 1886

by William W. Johnstone J. A. Johnstone

The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyFrom America's most popular, bestselling Western writer, each novel in this brilliant new series follows the trail of a different gun--each gun with its own fiery story to tell.On the American frontier, every gun tells a story.A boy in Texas waits for a Christmas present he chose from a Montgomery Ward catalog. The present, a brand new, lever action Winchester 1886 and a box of its big .50-caliber slugs, never makes it there. Instead, the rifle is caught up in a train robbery and starts a long and violent journey of its own--from the hands of a notorious, kill-crazy outlaw to an Apache renegade to a hardscrabble rancher and beyond. But while the prized Winchester is wandering the West--aimed, fired, battered and bartered--Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Mann is hunting for the outlaw who robbed the train in Texas. The only clue he has is this prized and highly coveted weapon. What stands in his way are storms, Indians, thieves, a lot of bloody deaths--and a merciless desperado just waiting to kill the lawman on his trail...

Left For Dead

by Kevin O'Brien

Something She Can't RememberWhen Claire Shaw wakes in a Seattle hospital, she remembers nothing of what has happened to her. She doesn't recognize the concerned faces of her husband and friends. She knows only that she is lucky to be alive, the single surviving victim of a vicious serial killer.Someone Who Won't ForgetShe was a mistake--not like the others. She didn't understand. That was obvious now. But she would come to understand. Next time, there would be no escape--and her eyes would fill with that perfect, beautiful terror. . .Some Things You Can't ImagineOn an island isolated from the mainland, Claire has returned to a life she barely knows anymore. A town that feels as if it, too, is hiding something in its dark woods, remote cabins, and chilly smiles. Bit by bit, Claire's memory is taking terrifying shape in a place where fear is very much at home. . .Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'Brien"Another taut page-turner."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer"O'Brien does what he does best: keeping the suspense at unbelievably high levels."--The Midwest Book Review"Imaginative, well written. . .add this book to your summer reading list."--Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)

The Politics of Healthcare in Britain

by Stephen Harrison Ruth Mcdonald

'This is an excellent textbook for which there is currently a niche in the market. The chapters on rationing, professionalism, politics of clinical knowledge and the politics of democracy and participation are particularly strong and will be invaluable to students of health policy, health studies and health service research' - Professor Michael Calnan, University of Bristol Written by leading academics in their field, this book provides a clear and considered overview of the politics of health care in Britain. Bringing together a wide range of material on both past events and recent developments, the chapters cover issues such as the politics of health professionalism, clinical knowledge and organisation and management. Each chapter offers a a unique combination of theory, historical detail and analysis of contemporary events. It features case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters also include comprehensive introductions, summaries and further reading sections. The final chapter is based on three detailed case studies that illuminate the tensions and debates discussed throughout the book. The Politics of Healthcare in Britain is a timely and authoritative textbook that covers a key topic of the curriculum whilst also contributing to topical debates. The book will be essential reading for students of social policy, health policy, public policy and nursing. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of health care.

The Political Economy of Communication (Second Edition)

by Vincent Mosco

"A masterpiece... the one single indispensable book that all media students and scholars need to read to understand this vital and growing area of research." - Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "A contemporary classic of media studies. Vincent Mosco, among the leading media scholars of our or any time, brings his searing insights and crystal prose to bear on the latest issues and debates of the field... An indispensable resource for researchers, activists, and students everywhere." - Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside Since publication of its first edition, The Political Economy of Communication has established itself as a true classic and one of the most important contributions to the field. This second edition has been thoroughly restructured, updated and expanded to make it an indispensable text for students and scholars alike. Putting the student at the centre of its updates, this book: Maps the definitions and foundations of political economy Adds 3 new chapters to explore current trends, from feminism and labour to new media, forms of resistance, media reform and democracy Illustrates throughout how power operates across the 21st century media landscape Explores key issues in how media power intersects with globalization, social class, race, gender and surveillance Shows media students why it is essential to understand political economy and its application to media and communication. Combining penetrating theoretical analysis with passionate commitment, Vincent Mosco once again gives readers an indispensable introduction to the field.

Policy Making in Britain: An Introduction

by Peter Dorey

'By applying the range of tools of policy analysis to the detail of the policy making machinery of British government, Peter Dorey's text has met a need for teachers and students of these subjects which has not been fulfilled for a decade or more. I have adopted it straight away as a 'must buy' for my own students' - Justin Greenwood, Robert Gordon University 'A very welcome addition to the literature on public policy-making in contemporary Britain and ideal for teaching purposes. Peter Dorey's new book is clearly written, theoretically informed, but also rich in illustration. A key resource for all students of British public policy' - Dr Andrew Denham, Reader in Government, University of Nottingham This accessible textbook introduces students to the public policy-making process in Britain today. Assuming no prior knowledge, it provides a full review of the key actors, institutions and processes by addressing the following questions: who sets the public policy agenda? who influences the detail of public policy? what makes for successful implementation of public policy? is there such a thing as 'British' public policy? Peter Dorey is careful to ground theory in the reality of contemporary British politics and the text fully assesses the impact of devolution and European integration and the evolution from government to governance. The result is a lively and accessible new text that will be required reading for all students of contemporary British politics, public policy and governance.

Ordeal of the Mountain Man

by William W. Johnstone

Ordeal Of The Mountain Man Revenge On The Outlaw Trail. . .. The Wyoming tinderbox of Muddy Gap is feeling none too friendly ever since the Grubbs gang tore through on a hellraising rampage. And it's far from over. Because what the vicious Utah Jack Grubbs would really kill for just rode into town: Smoke Jensen. . .and a small fortune in rawhide. Smoke needed a break from driving a herd of remounts north when he showed up in Muddy Gap. Now, he's on the run again, headed for the Montana wilds--with Grubbs and his men shadowing his trail. As if that wasn't trouble enough, Chief Iron Claw's bloodthirsty Cheyenne warriors have just appeared on the horizon. It isn't long before a war between the white man's greed and the red man's savagery turns the peaceful Bighorn Mountains into a simmering powderkeg. Caught in the middle--with no way out--Smoke Jensen is just the man to set off the explosion. Either way, this mountain man could end up dead. . .

Buried Memories

by Irene Pence

"Behind Her Softly Sexy Facade1985. Gun Barrel City, Texas. Police searching for missing Fire Department Captain Jimmy Don Beets dug inside a wishing well in the neatly-tended garden of his wife, 48-year-old Betty Lou Beets. Not only did they find his body, but that of Betty Lou's fourth husband, Doyle Wayne Barker. Each had been shot in the head and buried in a sleeping bag. It wasn't long before investigators unearthed the terrible truth. Lurked A Cold-Blooded Killer As Betty Lou's sordid past as a topless dancer, cocktail waitress, and wife to five husbands emerged, so did her chilling trail of marital violence. She shot her second husband, Billy York Lane, in the back. She tried to run over third husband, Ronnie Threlkeld, with a car. Both survived to tell their horrific stories. But Barker and Beets, spouses four and five, weren't so lucky. After a sensational trial, Betty Lou Beets was sentenced to die by lethal injection. Fifteen years later, on February 24, 2000, she again drew national attention by becoming the second woman to be executed in Texas since the Civil War. Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos! "

Carnage

by John Lutz

JOHN LUTZ IS . . . "A MAJOR TALENT." --John Lescroart"ONE OF THE MASTERS." --Ridley Pearson"IN RARE FORM." --The New York Times Book Review "AMONG THE BEST." --San Diego UnionTHE BIRTH OF A KILLING FRENZYThe killer has a pattern. Abduct a girl from a beachside community. Tie her up. Torture her to death. Move north along the coast. Repeat. With each gruesome killing, a clue is delivered to New York City investigator Frank Quinn. The ex-homicide detective understands that the message is more than a taunt. It is an invitation--to play. And the game has just begun..."LUTZ OFFERS UP A HEART-POUNDING ROLLER COASTER OF A TALE." --Jeffery Deaver12,500 Words

The Brothers O'Brien: Shadow of the Hangman

by William W. Johnstone J. A. Johnstone

The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyWilliam W. Johnstone, the USA Today bestselling master of the epic Western, continues the saga of the four O'Brien brothers--bravehearted men working and fighting the untamed lands of New Mexico Territory to build a dream of America. The Hangman Cometh. . .When a farmer's wife is murdered, an innocent man is accused: Patrick O'Brien. The book-loving brother had shared his love of literature with the woman, but her husband claims she spurned Pat's advances and that's why he killed her. Now it looks like Patrick will swing from the gallows--especially after his lawyer is targeted, too. Pat's brothers try to track down the real killer, but time is running out. A team of hired guns has come to town, and they're choking the family ranch like a noose. For the brothers O'Brien, it's judgment day. And justice will be served--in a hellstorm of blood and bullets. . .

Hot and Bothered

by Liz Maverick

Living la belle vie is the best revenge...Hosting a fabulous party is the perfect cap-off to Cassie Hagen's successful business trip in Paris. Living in the land of decadent macarons, French fashion and champagne is great-especially compared to her past life as the scholarship student at a tony New York private school.Then Jack Marchand shows up. Sure, he's hot, French and superapologetic about how he humiliated her in high school. He was all of her firsts: her first lover, the first to break her heart and the first to dump her after one night together.Jack has never forgotten Cassie. He's determined to prove he's changed and win her back. As an apology, it's pretty much perfect. Deliciously so. But Cassie isn't quite ready to forgive him.

Blood Highway

by Sheila Johnson

Dead WrongOn January 23, 2000, already battered by an ice storm, the rural Alabama resort town of Mentone was about to be struck by an even more terrifying freak catastrophe. Hurtling down the highway in a Lincoln Town Car was Hayward Bissell, a 400-pound madman on a murder rampage. Ramming the pickup truck of Don and Rhea Pirch, Bissell lured Don Pirch on to the road, running him down with his car.Dead ReckoningBissell next targeted the home of James and Sue Pumphrey. After stabbing James Pumphrey in the stomach, Bissell was thwarted by two family dogs, who gave their lives to protect their owners. Their sacrifice bought Pumphrey enough time to get a gun and scare off Bissell--who didn't know the weapon was actually inoperable.Dead EndWhen Bissell was finally stopped, police discovered that he wasn't alone. Occupying the passenger seat beside him was the mutilated, partially dismembered body of his pregnant girlfriend, Patricia Ann Booher.In February 2002, Bissell pled "guilty but insane" and was sent to prison for life. Was he really crazy? Or was he crazy like a fox, turning it on and off to try to beat a death sentence for Booher's murder. . .16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

Survivors: Sweet's Journey

by Erin Hunter

A sixty-page novella set in the world of the bestselling, action-packed Survivors series by Erin Hunter! This original prequel brings readers a behind-the-scenes look at the story of Sweet, and how she came to be the fearless Beta of the Wild Pack.When the Big Growl struck and changed Lucky's world forever, he escaped the ruins of the longpaw city with Sweet by his side. Then they were separated, and Lucky never thought he'd see her again--until he met the Wild Pack that ruled the forest. . . .Survivors: Sweet's Journey also includes a teaser chapter to Survivors #6: Storm of Dogs.

Survivors #6: Storm of Dogs

by Erin Hunter

Lucky and the Wild Pack face their fiercest battle yet in Storm of Dogs--the epic sixth book in the Survivors series from Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors. Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "wild and wonderful adventure" in a starred review, Survivors will thrill fans of action-packed animal fantasy.With Sweet as their new Alpha, the dogs of the Wild Pack hope they will finally find peace. But Lucky is still troubled by visions of a terrifying future--a future that will force every dog to fight tooth and claw for survival. The Storm of Dogs is about to begin....

Blood Lust

by Sheila Johnson

His Victims Were Uncounted. . .From the time he was a teenager, Jeremy Bryan Jones had let his violent passions run wild: attacking, raping, and mutilating. Then, in Mobile County, Alabama, Jones's rampage was stopped. But no one knew how many bodies were in his past.His Evil Was Unmeasured. . .Convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal murder of Lisa Nichols, an Alabama mother of two children, Jones shocked authorities with the story of his life--and his claims of snuffing out over a dozen victims in thirteen years. But was he telling the truth, or was he simply taunting his captors?Until The Terrible Truth Emerged. . .Detectives from across the South scrambled to prove Jones's claims. At every turn, the man dubbed "the redneck Ted Bundy" made a mockery of the police, the courts, and the media, and investigations into the horrifying crimes attributed to him still continue. Now, for the first time, the definitive story is told about a psychopath who enjoyed confessing almost as much as he enjoyed killing. . .. With 16 Pages of Revealing Photos!

Honey and Salt

by Carl Sandburg

In this outstanding collection of seventy-seven poems, Sandburg eloquently celebrates the themes that engaged him as a poet for more than half a century of writing- life, love, and death. Strongly lyrical, these intensely honest poems testify to human courage, frailty, and tenderness and to the enduring wonders of nature.

Blood Betrayal

by Sheila Johnson

Crazy Kills"The worst I've ever seen" - that's how Sheriff Cecil Reed described the July 7, 1995 slayings of Carolyn Headrick, 44, and her mother Dora Ann Dalton, 62. The two were found in their home in rural DeKalb County, Alabama, where they'd been shot, stabbed and then even speared by a Native American style lance. Randy Headrick, Carolyn's husband, was the beneficiary of $325,000 in insurance money. But he swore he'd been at work when the murders were committed--and the police couldn't break his alibi.Bad NewsHeadrick was a troublemaker who'd spent four years in a Texas prison for possession of a pipe bomb. More recently, he'd had an affair with a married woman--which his second wife Carolyn had discovered. The woman had later been harassed and her house had mysteriously burned down. The police knew Headrick was bad news but they just couldn't nail him on these murders. There was only one person who knew for sure if Headrick was the killer . . .

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