Dead Weight

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Lizzy Gardner Series

ISBN: 9781612185101

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 8916

Sacramento private investigator Lizzy Gardner is determined to find two missing women-- teenager Carol Fullerton, who vanished twenty-one years ago from a California highway and Diane Kramer, not seen for six months after empying her saving account.

Abducted

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Lizzy Gardner Series

ISBN: 9781612185095

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 4696

Lizzy Gardner was just seventeen when she was kidnapped by the psychopath known as Spiderman, a serial killer terrorizing her California hometown. Fourteen years later, Lizzy is a successful private investigator and self-defense instructor. Wracked with guilt over being the only victim to survive, she's devoted her life to helping others protect themselves from the horrors she endured, but a single phone call brings the terror of the past crashing back. Spiderman has returned.

Almost Dead

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477819654

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 9990

Life for private investigator Lizzy Gardner will never be the same. It's been three weeks since her fiancé, Jared, was shot on what was supposed to be their wedding day. He's in a coma now, and Lizzy is being forced to make a decision she might not be able to live with. But a string of deaths has forced her to get back to work. While they appear to be unrelated accidents at first glance, a closer look shows they all have something in common. More than a decade earlier, the victims were all members of the Ambassador Club at a Sacramento high school: a posh posse that bullied other students, one of whom remains tormented years later. In this pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author T.R. Ragan, Lizzy will need her colleagues and what's left of her wits to help her track down a cunning killer with a deadly revenge list before the next name--maybe hers--is crossed off for good.

A Dark Mind

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611099850

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 2898

A serial killer is terrorizing Sacramento, preying on happily married couples and unleashing unspeakable cruelties upon his victims. The ordeal rekindles disturbing memories for private investigator Lizzy Gardner, who barely escaped a serial killer's clutches only years ago. But while most Sacramento residents are hiding in the shadows, paralyzed by fear, Lizzy is compelled to go after the Lovebird Killer.

Obsessed

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477824153

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 4588

Desperate for better ratings, radio psychologist Madeline Blair tells her listeners she's being stalked, unaware that her long-time listener and biggest fan, Seth Brown, will do anything to protect her. When her publicity stunt is revealed, Seth becomes enraged by her deceit and dangerously unhinged. When her friends mysteriously begin to vanish and damning evidence points to Madeline, she turns to private investigator Lizzy Gardner for help. Lizzy knows her way around a murderer's mind, after surviving her own horrifying ordeal at the hands of a serial killer years ago. As Lizzy closes in, Seth Brown is undeterred. Madeline wanted a stalker and now she has one. Nothing is going to stop him. He's obsessed.

Evil Never Dies

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477827703

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9530

Furious

Author: T.R. Ragan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365014924

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2673

Schoolteacher Faith McCann, the heroine of this searing first in a new crime series from Ragan (Evil Never Dies), returns one afternoon to her Sacramento, Calif., home to discover the members of her family bound and gagged: her husband, Craig, and their children, 10-year-old Lara and nine-year-old Hudson. The bad guys take the kids, slit Craig’s throat, and leave Faith for dead after a vicious beating. After a stint in a drug-induced coma and intensive care, Faith finds new purpose in searching for Lara and Hudson and their captors. Frustrated by the slowness of the official investigation, Faith assaults a police detective and winds up in court-mandated anger control classes, where under the sobriquet “Furious” she meets “Rage” and “Beast.” Rage and Beast become unlikely allies in her effort to penetrate the world of human trafficking, the evils of which are highlighted in chapters revealing what happened to Lara and Hudson. Readers with strong stomachs will eagerly await the next installment.

Deadly Recall

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503949232

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 7994

PI Jessie Cole is about to discover that there's no revenge too wicked as New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan's gripping series continues. When you search for the missing, there's no telling what you'll find. PI Jessie Cole learned that painful truth firsthand when her sister disappeared. Now a new case will test Jessie and Ben once again. Owen Shepard, the public face of one of the country's biggest health insurance companies, has become the target of a vengeful father. The man blames Shepard for his child's death and plans to make the CEO know what it's like to live with a broken heart--and watch others die. After killing two employees, the desperate father kidnaps Shepard's daughter. Tasked with finding her, Jessie and crime reporter Ben Morrison are running out of time to save her. Meanwhile, Ben is still seeking insight into the man he used to be before a car crash erased his memories. And each discovery is leading Jessie and him down a frightening road. What they find could scar both of them forever.

Her Last Day

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542046060

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4992

In this page-turner of a thriller by bestselling author T.R. Ragan, unlikely partners PI Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison search for clues to a mystery buried in their own pasts—only to discover that sometimes the truth is better off buried. Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives—and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie’s daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession. For Ben, a horrific car accident resulted in scars both physical and emotional—and amnesia that has made his life a mystery. But curiously, out of his shattered memories, there’s one person he recognizes without a doubt: Jessie’s sister. He just doesn’t know why. Yet. But Sophie isn’t the only phantom drawing Jessie and Ben together. An elusive serial murderer known as the Heartless Killer has reemerged from the shadows. His next move will cut even deeper into Jessie’s worst fears. And for Ben, what happens this time is going to be unforgettable.

The Girls She Left Behind

A Novel

Author: Sarah Graves

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553390449

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8016

Sure to thrill readers of Jenny Milchman, Linda Castillo, and Lisa Gardner, The Girls She Left Behind marks the return of ex–Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow, the new sheriff’s deputy in Maine’s Great North Woods. For Lizzie Snow, the ice and snow of her first punishing North Woods winter are dreadful enough. But near the small town of Bearkill a stubborn forest fire now rages out of control, and as embers swirl dangerously in the smoke-filled air, a teenage girl with a history of running away has dropped out of sight again. The locals and the law both think Tara Wylie is up to her old tricks—until her mother receives a terrifying text message. Equally disturbing: Henry Gemerle—a kidnapper and rapist who once held three girls prisoner for fifteen years—has escaped, and may be lurking in Bearkill. As the fire closes in, Lizzie teams up with her boss, Sheriff Cody Chevrier, and state cop Dylan Hudson to search for the missing girl and the wily fugitive. But they’re blocked by Tara’s mother, a frustrating teller of needless lies and keeper of dark, incomprehensible secrets. Following a trail of grisly clues—a bloodstained motel room, a makeshift coffin in a shallow grave—Lizzie is drawn ever closer to the flames in her race to save an innocent and corner a monster. Someone else also wants to find Tara Wylie and Henry Gemerle, though, for reasons that have nothing to do with mercy or justice. And when they all meet, the inferno threatening Bearkill will pale in comparison to the hell that’s about to break loose. Praise for The Girls She Left Behind “[Sarah] Graves writes at full strength when she’s focused on this economically depressed region, once the hub of a thriving lumber industry but now mostly the domain of meth cooks, unhappy teenagers and scores of volunteer firefighters battling tenacious blazes in the surrounding forest. . . . [A] rugged landscape with its down-to-earth characters.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times “Graves is firing on all cylinders. Lizzie Snow is a dynamic protagonist, just the right blend of capable and flawed. The fictional town of Bearkill is definitely coming into its own—the richness of the backdrop seems destined only to increase. And Graves has spent years demonstrating an ability to construct textured, nuanced mysteries. Put it all together and The Girls She Left Behind is another worthwhile entry in this series.”—The Maine Edge “Graves’s dark second Lizzie Snow mystery examines the ugly, soul-destroying things that mark the aftermath of a child abduction.”—Publishers Weekly “Insightful and twisted . . . an action-packed psychological thriller that readers cannot put down . . . This haunting novel is a must-read.”—RT Book Reviews “[A] tense and fast-paced tale of love gone horribly and fantastically wrong.”—Kirkus Reviews “Well-observed and craftily orchestrated, The Girls She Left Behind is a solid entry in what is shaping up to be a strong Maine mystery series. Readers are likely to warm to Lizzie Snow and eagerly await her next appearance.”—Portland Press-Herald “An engrossing and rapid read . . . Graves is clearly an expert mystery writer and the plot contains plenty of unexpected tangles and complexities to keep fans of the genre well-entertained.”—Pop Mythology From the Hardcover edition.

Deranged

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503904293

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5689

Family man or deranged killer? It's for fearless PI Jessie Cole to find out. At any cost. Ever since a car accident left reporter Ben Morrison with amnesia, he's been try-ing to rebuild a future as he puts together the pieces of his past. With the help of PI Jessie Cole, he's getting closer. But few who remember Ben's troubled childhood want to talk. And those who do--including his father, imprisoned for a shocking crime--are stirring disturbing memories given up for dead. Then Jessie is sidetracked by a surveillance request from a suspicious husband. An ordinary case, until the cheating wife and lover are found murdered. They bear the trademark wounds of an elusive serial killer who's now leading Jessie down a chilling path--one that's about to put a dangerous twist in the search for Ben's identity. To discover the truth, Jessie must put more at risk than she ever feared. Because there are more secrets to Ben's past, than she--or even Ben--ever imagined.

Outrage

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503938809

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3884

The happy life Faith McMann knew as a wife, mother, and teacher was destroyed when vicious criminals murdered her husband, kidnapped her children, and left her for dead. After paralyzing grief, fear, and despair, there was nothing left for her to feel...except fury. But striking a staggering blow against a brutal ring of human traffickers was just the beginning of her uphill battle. Though her daughter remains missing and her son is lost in the wilderness, Faith's relentless efforts have reunited some children with their families. They've also made her and the rest of her family the targets of a sadistic crime boss. But Faith has learned plenty about survival in the lawless underworld she's storming. And she's forged an unbreakable bond with two no-holds-barred allies in the war against evil. As they dodge assassins and take down predators, Faith travels deeper into the heart of darkness, determined to rescue her children at any cost.

In Cold Blood

A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846321498

Category: Hickok, Richard Eugene, 1931 or 2

Page: 496

View: 8403

In Cold Blood reconstructs the 1959 murders of a Kansas farmer, his wife and two of their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative. "The best documentary account of an American crime ever written." - New York Times.

The Bubble Gum Thief

Author: Jeff Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612184838

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

View: 7855

FBI Special Agent Dagny Gray investigates after a thief's crimes, which started with the theft of a single pack of gum, escalate into double murder.

The Spider's Web

A Celtic Mystery

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466814055

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5619

In the spring of 666 A.D., Sister Fidelma is summoned to the small Irish village of Araglin. An advocate of the Brehon law courts as well as a religieuse, she is to investigate the murder of the local chieftain. While traveling there with her friend Brother Eadulf, a band of brigands attacks the roadside hostel in which they are staying and attempts to burn them out. While Fidelman and Eadulf manage to beat back their attackers, this incident is only the first in a series that troubles them. When they arrive at Araglin, they find out that the chieftain was murdered in the middle of the night, and next to his body, a local deaf-mute man was found holding the bloody knife that killed him. While everyone else seems convinced that the man's guilt is obvious, sister Fidelma is not so sure. As she investigates, she's convinced that there is something happening in the seemingly quiet town--something that everyone is trying very hard to keep from her. In what may be the most challenging and confusing situation that she has yet faced, Fidelma must somehow uncover the truth behind the chieftain's murderer and find out what is really going on beneath the quiet surface of this rural town.

The Disappearances

Author: Emily Bain Murphy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328699005

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5249

What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared? Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home—and the place where Juliet grew up. Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together—scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream—vanish every seven years. No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible—and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind. As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone's secrets for long before it starts giving them up.

Wrath

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503941410

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 749

The follow-up to the Wall Street Journal bestseller Outrage. Those who hunt monsters must be careful not to become monsters themselves. In another life, before human traffickers murdered her husband and stole her children, Faith McMann was a wife, mother, and teacher. Now she has become Furious, a merciless avenger on a deadly mission to retrieve her young son and daughter, no matter the cost. Aided by unlikely but steadfast allies, the giant Beast and fragile Rage, Faith plunges ever deeper into a sickening underworld of sexual exploitation and slavery with steel-forged determination and righteous anger. In this powerful, suspenseful conclusion to the Faith McMann trilogy, Faith is haunted by questions: Even if her children are recovered, will they be broken beyond repair? What terrible sacrifices will their rescue require? What are the limits of loyalty and love in a world that preys on innocents? And after her brutal awakening to the darkest aspects of human nature, what will remain of her own self?

An Offer He Can't Refuse

Author: Theresa Ragan

Publisher: Theresa Ragan

ISBN: 0989099555

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2124

Madison needs a husband fast. Someone who can put on the performance of his life…someone tall, dark and temporary. More books by Theresa Ragan include: Having My Baby, Here Comes the Bride, Taming Mad Max, Finding Kate Huntley, Return of the Rose, and A Knight in Central Park.

Return of the Rose

Author: Theresa Ragan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781463610067

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 6823

Morgan Hayes grows up in the twentieth century with a mysterious attraction to a hollow suit of armor that stands in the window of her mother's antique store. She is twenty-four years old when she becomes entangled within the armor's metal plates and is whisked back in time where she is mistaken for a twin sister she knows nothing about. Morgan is forced to marry King Henry's favored knight, Derek Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall. Abandoned by his mother and having failed as a child to gain his father's love, Derek's heart is as cold as the stone walls of his castle. In the end, will Morgan discover the true power of love?