From the daughter of James Lee Burke and former Portland prosecutor comes the second enthralling Samantha Kincaid mystery.
Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid is back at work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crimes Unit. When the husband of a Portland city judge reports his wife missing, Samantha is assigned the case. She assumes her only job is to make the district attorney look good until the judge turns up. When the police discover evidence of foul play, Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets that were meant to stay hidden. Missing Justice confirms Alafair Burke's place among the genre's most talented and exciting newcomers.
Â©2004 Alafair Burke (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.
From the renowned author of suspenseful and tightly plotted thrillers, Jenny Siler.
The nuns called her Eve when they found her lying unconscious in a field in Burgundy, France. She had no possessions apart from a Tangiers ferry ticket, not even her memory, though her accent suggested she was an American. The convent has been her home ever since, a simple, tranquil life. Then one night, while Eve is away, a dozen camouflaged men make their way through the convent, murdering the sisters in cold blood. Only Sister Heloise escapes. And she tells Eve that the men had been focused on looking for one person: "the American". With no idea why the men wanted to find her so badly, Eve must flee. Her only clue is the ferry ticket. She heads to Morocco on a desperate journey in search of her identity and her history. But the precious knowledge may be more terrible than she can imagine.
Â©2004 Jenny Siler (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
An apparently simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception in this bold debut thriller.
Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder. But as she prepares for the trial, she uncovers a dangerous trail leading to an earlier high-profile death penalty case, a prostitution ring of underage girls, and a possible serial killer.
In Samantha Kincaid, Alafair Burke has created a complex, appealing character. Seamlessly moving between courtroom and criminal investigation, Judgment Calls reveals not only an insider's knowledge of the justice system but a fresh new voice in the world of crime writing.
Â©2003 Alafair Burke (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Barely five feet tall, suicidally courageous, obsessed with tigers, and sexually eccentric, Mabel Stark was the greatest female tiger trainer in history. Clad in her leather suits and married five times, she was the Mae West of tiger taming. In the 1910s and 1920s, when circus was the most popular entertainment in America, Mabel Stark was the biggest attraction for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus.
This vibrant and moving fictional autobiography begins in 1968. Mabel is turning 80 and is about to lose her job. Faced with the loss of her beloved cats, she looks back on her life, her escapades and tragedies, her love affairs with tigers and men. She confronts her darkest secrets, her guilt at committing "the worst thing one person can do to another". Now, with the end of life in sight, there is one thing above all else she needs to do. Mabel wants to confess.
Exuberant and inventive, The Final Confession of Mabel Stark transports its readers to the carnival world of the Big Top to an age before cinema and television, when circus performers were superstars.
Â©2001 Robert Hough (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
The daughter of a Florida drug runner, Alison Kerry lives from day to day, in seedy motels, surviving on cigarettes and the adrenaline rush of danger. Allie is a runner and her latest job should go down easy: easy pickup, easy payoff, easy money. But in a bar outside Seattle, everything goes horribly wrong. Suddenly Allie has a killer on her trail and she's in for a cross-country journey through the Cascade Mountains to the winding back roads of Montana and into the darkest corners of a country's secret history. Because somewhere a horrifying truth is buried, truth Allie may not survive.
Â©1998 Jenny Siler (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pyt Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)