Category: Crime

Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars

By John Huddy

On September 20, 1998, Jose Vigoa, a toddler of Fidel Castro’s revolution, introduced what could be the so much audacious and ruthless sequence of high-profile on line casino and armored vehicle robberies that Las Vegas had ever visible. In a brazen sixteen-month reign of terror, he and his staff may hit the crème de l. a. crème of Vegas lodges: the MGM, the wilderness lodge, the hot York—New York, the Mandalay Bay, and the Bellagio. The robberies have been good deliberate and performed, and the police–“the stupids,” as Vigoa contemptuously observed them–were all yet helpless to prevent them. yet Lt. John Alamshaw, the twenty-three-year veteran answerable for theft detectives, was once no longer giving up so simply. For him, Vigoa’s rampage was once a private affront. And he might do no matter what it took, even probability his badge, to carry Vigoa down.

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Blunt Darts (John Francis Cuddy, Book 1)

By Jeremiah Healy

Cuddy appears for an excellent lacking boy whose kin doesn’t wish him foundJohn Cuddy’s center is buried in a cemetery overlooking Boston harbor. His spouse, Beth, fought her melanoma for almost a 12 months, and while she died Cuddy gave up his morning runs in want of nightly benders. months after her loss of life, he's compelled out of his task as an coverage investigator for refusing to signal his identify to a phony declare. Now he's submitting for unemployment, reducing on his ingesting, and trying to turn into a personal eye. His first actual case is available in the shape of Valerie Jacobs, a junior excessive instructor who used to be acquaintances with Beth. Her superstar student, the son of a Massachusetts pass judgement on, has vanished, and the neighborhood police don't have any leads. To make his identify as a detective, Cuddy searches for a boy who’s too shrewdpermanent to be chanced on, and whose father would favor his son by no means go back.

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What It Was

Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek unusual has left the police division and manage store as a personal investigator. His former companion, Frank "Hound puppy" Vaughn, continues to be at the strength. while a tender lady involves unusual inquiring for his aid getting better an inexpensive ring she claims has sentimental worth, the case leads him onto Vaughn's turf, the place an area drug addict's been murdered, shot point-blank in his condo. quickly either males are at the path of a ruthless killer: pink Fury, so referred to as for his seems to be and the auto his female friend drives, yet a reputation that matches his character all too good. pink Fury does not have a retirement plan, as Vaughn issues out - he does not care who he has to move, or kill, to get what he wishes. because the violence escalates and the stakes get better, unusual and Vaughn understand the single technique to seize their guy is to do it their very own way.

Rich with info of position and time - the automobiles, the song, the garments - and fueled through continuous motion, this is often Pelecanos writing within the hard-boiled noir type that received him his earliest lovers and put him firmly within the ranks of the pinnacle crime writers in the US.

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The Crossing (A Harry Bosch Novel)

Harry Bosch crosses the road to crew up with Lincoln attorney Mickey Haller within the new mystery from number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Michael Connelly.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, yet his half-brother, safety legal professional Mickey Haller, wishes his aid. a girl has been brutally murdered in her mattress and all facts issues to Haller's purchaser, a former gang member grew to become kin guy. notwithstanding the homicide rap turns out ironclad, Mickey is certain it is a setup.

Though it is going opposed to all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's dossier simply has too many holes and he has to determine for himself: if Haller's consumer did not do it, then who did? With the mystery aid of his former LAPD accomplice Lucy Soto, Harry begins digging. quickly his research leads him contained in the police division, the place he realizes that the killer he is been monitoring has additionally been monitoring him.

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Seventy-Seven Clocks: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

By Christopher Fowler

A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian clothing defaces a Pre-Raphaelite portray within the nationwide Gallery. Then a visitor on the unique Savoy resort is fatally bitten by means of a marshland snake. Over the following numerous days, a scourge of more and more extraordinary crimes will hit London—and, fittingly, come to the eye of the bizarre Crimes Unit. paintings vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, mystery societies…and now not a unmarried suspect in sight. The killer they’re chasing has a dismal historical past, a behavior of staying hidden, and time itself on his facet. Detectives may possibly and Bryant are racing the clock and this time the bell might be tolling for them.

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Therapy: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
 
at the back of the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely enthusiasts’ lane within the hills of la, a tender couple lies murdered in a automobile. each one sufferer bears a unmarried gunshot wound to the top. even though the feminine is still unidentified, her male spouse has a name—Gavin Quick—and a afflicted prior that had landed him on a therapist’s sofa.
 
“Labyrinthine twists, very good pacing, and hard-boiled, swaggering dialogue.”—The Washington Post
 
It’s there, on everyday turf, that psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hopes to discover very important clues. And that implies going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a celeb psychologist who fiercely guards the privateness of her consumers . . . alive or lifeless. As Delaware follows a series of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously throughout the occupation he notion he knew, he’ll go into territory even he by no means dreamed of treading.

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Blue Genes

By Val McDermid

Kate Brannigan is having a nasty weekend, her boyfriend's dying realize is within the newspaper, her plans to catch a workforce of heartless fraudsters are in disarray, and a Celtic neo-punk band wish her to rescue them from saboteurs. as though that won't sufficient, Kate's enterprise companion desires her to shop for him out so he can to migrate to Australia, and personal Eyes with rules by no means have that sort of money. Kate cannot even cry on her top friend's shoulder, for Alexis has concerns of her personal. Confronting betrayal and greed, Kate fights to avoid wasting her livelihood and her existence.

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Cannibal: The True Story of the Maneater of Rotenburg

By Lois Jones

The real tale of the maneater of Rotenburg--and his prepared sufferer

German local Armin Meiwes killed and ate a guy who spoke back his advert on a cannibal web site. Now, Cannibal discloses for the 1st time the real tale of this real-life Hannibal Lecter--and his prepared sufferer. And with information by no means sooner than divulged to the general public, it takes readers step by step in the course of the unspeakable crime that involved and revolted the area.

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Eye of the Beast: The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood

By Terry Adams

In the summer season of 1993, James wooden introduced terror to the unassuming city of Pocatello, Idaho. Little did the pleasant neighborhood know it had opened its fingers to serial killer. wooden, the stranger on the town, was once well mannered and soft-spoken. He regarded fairly ordinary—he was once a grasp at showing common. In overdue June, wooden kidnapped and murdered Jeralee Underwood, the eleven-year-old daughter of a religious Morman familiy. the total sector was once surprised and outraged. Now in Eye of the Beast writer Terry Adams groups with lead investigator Scott Shaw and forensic psychologist Mary Brooks-Mueller to convey readers a special viewpoint in this case. Shaw takes us into the center of an exhaustive research, whereas Brooks-Mueller indicates us the brain of a real sexual psychopath. Having spent years discovering this example, the authors are skillful in recreating this real tale approximately James Woods—one of the nation's most original serial killers. The case that rocked the Morman Church.

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De Midasmoorden (Van In, Book 2)

By Pieter Aspe

Paniek en chaos in het toeristische Brugge wanneer de stad door een reeks schijnbaar losstaande misdaden wordt opgeschrikt. Tussen de persoonlijke bezittingen van een vermoord Duits zakenman wordt een vreemde foto gevonden van de madonna van Michelangelo. Een kneedbom vernielt even later het standbeeld van de dichter Guido Gezelle.

Een aartsmoeilijke opdracht voor adjunct-commissaris Pieter Van In, die in het kluwen van misdaden naar de motieven en de daders zoekt. Wat heeft de madonna van Michelangelo te maken met de nakende fusie van twee touroperators? Wat is de hyperlink tussen een onopgeloste bomaanslag in 1967 en de Nibelungenschat? De waarheid achter de feiten blijkt gruwelijker dan verwacht...

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