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Author: Billingham, Mark
Publisher: Morrow $ 24.95 ISBN: 0066212995 Date: 2002
Booklist Library Journal
Alison Willetts can't move or communicate, but she's aware. Her survival of
a deliberately induced stroke convinces police her attacker made an error.
But Detective Tom Thorne discovers that Alison is the psychopath's masterpiece;
the three women he killed before her were mistakes. Thorne must find a criminal
whose agenda is terrifyingly unique.
Suggested Reading: First Fiction &
Author: Billingham, Mark
Publisher: Morrow $ 24.95 ISBN: 0060560851 Date: 2004
Detective Inspector Thorne is on the trail of a serial killer who is preying
upon serial rapists in the third in Billingham's chilling series.
- All the Dead Were Strangers
Author: Black, Ethan
Publisher: Ballantine $ 24 ISBN: 0345439007 Date:
From the author of Irresistible and The Broken Hearts
Club comes the third gripping thriller featuring NYPD detective
Conrad Voort, who now must tackle his most challenging case--and
the most terrifying killer--of his career.
Suggested Reading: Cops
- Even the Wicked: A Matthew Scudder Novel
Author: Block, Lawrence
Publisher: William Morrow List Price:$23 ISBN: 0688141811 Date:
A vigilante serial killer is prowling New York, ruthlessly executing
evil-doers whom he feels deserve to die. So far, his victims
have included a child molester, a Mafia don, a violent anti-abortionist,
and a racial hate monger. But when the killer targets a noted
lawyer, Matthew Scudder is called upon to stop a frighteningly
efficient killer who can do the seemingly impossible.
- The Silent Children
Author: Campbell, Ramsey
Publisher: Forge $ 24.95 ISBN: 0312870566 Date: 2001
Hector Woollie kills children, "liberating" them from "abusive" parents, and
his next victims are Ian and Charlotte. Ian can hear his mother weeping right
through the wall the duplex shares with the madman's hiding place. Yet if
the children make so much a peep, Hector will slit their throats.
Author: Coburn, Andrew
Publisher: Five Star $ ? ISBN: 0786231602 Date: 2001
When three men are murdered in police chief Paul Jenkins' community of Boar's Bluff, New Hampshire, the DA s office wants the glory of solving the cases. The Chief has two choices: stay safely out of the investigation, or defy everybody and try to do it on his own . . . and risk losing his job to a sergeant he loathes. As Jenkins begins to pursue the truth, he risks a lot more as the killer tries to find out how much he really knows.
the Cradle Falls
Author: David, James F.
Publisher: Tor $ 25.95 ISBN: 0765303191 Date: 2002
Paralyzed by drink and despair since the accidental death of his young daughter
Shelby, Detective Kyle Sommers nonetheless must lead a task force to catch
a brutal serial killer.
Author: Ferrigno, Robert
Publisher: Pantheon $ 24 ISBN: 0375401253 Date: 2001
The author of the brilliant debut work The Horse Latitudes now pens
an electrifying, darkly funny novel about the rivalry of two brothers and
one's search for a serial killer.
Suggested Reading: Black Humor
Author: Hayder, Mo
Publisher: Doubleday $ 23.95 ISBN: 038549694x Date: 2000
Five young women with their hearts cut out, gone without a trace; and not
a single loved one has filed a missing persons report. All Detective Inspector
Jack Caffery has to work with are five mutilated corpses and five little dead
birds - a tiny finch replacing each womans heart.
- The Treatment
Author: Hayder, Mo
Publisher: Doubleday $ 23.95 ISBN: 0385496958 Date: 2001
The troubled hero of Hayder's Birdman, which "gripped the mind even
as it quickened the pulse" (The New York Times) returns in an expertly
crafted chiller that brings him face to face with haunting memories and palpable
- The Hundredth Man
Author: Kerley, Jack
Publisher: Dutton $ 23.95 ISBN: 052594821x Date: 2004
Booklist Kirkus LJ
Recalling Michael Connelly's taut storytelling and James Patterson's searing
narrative twists, Kerley creates a world where heroes can't succeed without
madmen, and the dead are the most dangerous of all.
Suggested Reading: Psycho Killers | All
- Adam and Eve and Pinch
Author: Rendell, Ruth
Publisher: Crown $ 25 ISBN: 0609610252 Date: 2002
This chilling novel about serial killer in contemporary London
is penned by one of the most celebrated mystery writers of our
time. As the story gets under way, readers have no idea how a
series of vicious stabbings could connect to the colorful cast
of interacting characters.
Suggested Reading: Psychological Suspense Stars
- The Office of
Author: Taylor, Andrew
Publisher: Minotaur $ 24.95 ISBN: 0312203489 Date: 2001
Tracing the psychological development of a female serial killer, Taylor's
Roth Trilogy moves to a cathedral city in the 1950s to explore disturbing
links between past and present.