The Rosary Girls

(Byrne & Balzano 1)

Author: Richard Montanari

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407098543

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Only a killer hears their prayers. The first thriller in Richard Montanari's Sunday Times bestselling Byrne and Balzano series. God Help Them ... In the most brutal killing crusade Philadelphia has seen in years, a series of young Catholic women are found dead, their bodies mutilated and their hands bolted together. Each clutches a rosary in her lifeless grasp. Veteran cop Kevin Byrne and his rookie partner Jessica Balzano set out to hunt down the elusive killer, who leads them deeper and deeper into the abyss of a madman's depravity. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams - and vanish just as quickly. While the body count rises, Easter is fast approaching: the day of resurrection and of the last rosary to be counted ...

Cold Truth

A Novel

Author: Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345476654

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 8441


Twenty-six years after her family was slaughtered and she narrowly escaped a massacre perpetrated by a transient, Cassie Burke, now a homicide detective, is confronted by a bizarre series of killings resembling the long ago crimes of the Bayside Strangler and joins forces with FBI agent Rick Cisco to uncover the link between these horrific crimes, in the first volume of a new trilogy. Original.

Four Novels of Suspense

The Rosary Girls, The Skin Gods, Merciless, Badlands

Author: Richard Montanari

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345534549

Category: Fiction

Page: 1680

View: 7337


In internationally bestselling author Richard Montanari’s acclaimed suspense series, veteran homicide cops Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano crack some of the most shocking and terrifying cases ever to hit Philadelphia. From a killer who re-creates Hollywood death scenes to a madman who uses the City of Brotherly Love as his gruesome game board, Byrne and Balzano have seen it all in their relentless pursuit of justice. This convenient eBook bundle takes you back to the beginning with four chilling novels: The Rosary Girls, The Skin Gods, Merciless, and Badlands. Includes an excerpt from Richard Montanari’s The Echo Man, now available exclusively as an eBook. Of this explosive new thriller, bestselling author Thomas Cook raves: “With The Echo Man, we are in the hands of one of the best in the business.”

Broken Angels

(Byrne & Balzano 3)

Author: Richard Montanari

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407008048

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5156


Evil preys upon the fallen. The third thriller in the Byrne and Balzano series by the Sunday Times bestselling author. When the first body is found, mutilated and strangled on the riverbanks, Philadelphia homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano suspect yet another case of random urban violence. Then it happens again. And again. Carefully dressed and posed, each victim seems to tell a story so gruesome that Byrne and Balzano struggle at first to make sense of the killer's dark and twisted imagination. But when they stumble upon a collection of old fairy tales, the fragile link between the murders suddenly becomes clear - and with it the terrifying conclusion of the killer's plan. Desperately, they try to anticipate the madman's next move, but as the body count rises, the killing spree spirals out of control ...

The Skin Gods

(Byrne & Balzano 2)

Author: Richard Montanari

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409036286

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7253


No one can hear you scream. The second spell-binding, unputdownable thriller in the Byrne and Balzano series from the Sunday Times besteller. The streets of Philadelphia are blistering in the summer heat, the homicide rate is soaring and the nights belong to the mad. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are prowling the streets with a growing sense of unease. Where next will evil rear its ugly head? When a series of seemingly unrelated crimes shatter the restless silence of the city, their worst fears are confirmed. A beautiful secretary is slashed to death in a grimy motel shower. A street hustler brutally murdered with a chainsaw. Piece by piece, a strange and sickening puzzle presents itself: someone is meticulously recreating Hollywood's most well-known and horrifying murder scenes, capturing them on film and inserting the clips into videos - for an unsuspecting public to find. While Kevin Byrne begins furtive investigations of his own, Jessica Balzano goes undercover to work the steaming back alleys of Philadelphia, entering a violent world of underground film, pornography and seedy nightclubs, hidden to all but the initiated. Discovering that none of The Actor's victims are as innocent as they appear to be, the two detectives arrive at a terrifying reality: They are not just chasing a homicide suspect. They are stalking evil itself ...

The Admirable Secret of the Rosary

Author: Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort


ISBN: 1783362189


Page: 146

View: 5345


The Admirable Secret of the Rosary is a book about the Holy Rosary written by Saint Louis de Montfort a French priest and Catholic saint who died in 1716. The English translation of the book bears the Imprimatur of Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. The book revolves around the views of the rosary and the power of the rosary and consists of a number of short sections called Roses each being about one or two pages long. Each Rose discusses a separate viewpoint about the Rosary and may be addressed to a different cross section of the audience, e.g. priests versus lay people.

A Girl Called Blue

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6646


Larch Hill is the only home Blue knows. She arrived there just a few days old, wrapped in a blue blanket. Her one hope is to find her mother or father and have a family of her own. Fostered out several times, Blue finds it difficult to fit in. Is there no one out there who really wants her? No one who can really love her? Blue must put up with the orphanage, with the distant and strict care of the nuns. She does have her friends, Mary and Jessie and Molly and Lil, but they're not family. They're not enough. In her heart, Blue is desperate to find out who she really is. The closed file in stern Sister Regina's office holds the secret of her identity. And that is forbidden territory ...

A Christmas Killing

A Kevin Byrne Short Story

Author: Richard Montanari

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751559504

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9264


Meet the young Detective Kevin Byrne, rising star of the Philadelphia police force. Christmas Eve, 1988. Partnered with streetwise veteran Frankie Sheehan, Byrne is called out on a freezing night to investigate the brutal assault of a young woman in a crime-ridden neighbourhood, The Devil's Pocket. There, with the rest of the city celebrating, relentless rookie Byrne must step out from his partner's shadow to outwit a terrifying predator on the same vicious city streets he will later revisit with his future partner, Jessica Balzano. This ebook-exclusive short story also includes the opening of Richard Montanari's terrifying new novel, The Doll Maker.

My Odyssey, My Country

Author: Cephas Sallem Kan Tardzer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469199289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

View: 6176


The author recollects his quest of a better future for himself, his family, and his native country stemming from ideals he obtained from his childhood Western education and conversion to the Christian faith. His hopes were thrwarated by Nigerias political and religious troubles resulting in his exile to America, then seeing his family broken time and again. Though forthrightly recalling these failures, their remain for the author: his faith in God, his love for his family and countrymen, and his hope for the future of both. These memoirs include some plactical advice for Nigeria that are based on the beginnings of his adopted United States of America. There is needed a Plymouth Rock type of partnership between government and an enterprising community of faith. From pioneering studies developed by the author and his friends, Cephas Tardzer explains how this can begin in Benue State. Duffel bag pictured on front cover is worn by the elders of the authors TIV tribe, symbolizing their responsibility for the welfare of the people.

Stolen Heroes

Author: Myriam N. Onyeabor

Publisher: Sage Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 639

View: 2346


Cynthia O'Leary, an American of Irish-descent and daughter of a World War II veteran from Cedarville, Utah, sets off in the early 1960's on a Peace Corps mission to Africa. She is armed with only one weapon, her big heart. She wants to change the world for the better. She is assigned to teach in an enchanting little college town in West Africa called Utofia. This historical novel paints the world of an emerging young African nation and its European country clubs. It is a love story, a political drama, a struggle for women's rights, as well as a venture into the comparative social psychology of European and African peoples.