Friday, August 31, 2012

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer is Today's Fourth Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer as today's fourth free mystery ebook. (Most prices are adjusted overnight, which is why we feature these books as our first posts of the morning. But lately it seems as if they're being adjusted all hours of the day. We may just have to start an evening update if this trend continues!)

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer
An Artemis Fowl Mystery
Publisher: Hyperion

This is the first entry in this young adult crime caper series, which the author describes as "Die Hard with fairies."

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous. Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them … but then they stop playing by the rules.

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Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

True Blood (HBO)

Scheduled for publication next week — but already available to purchase — is the True Blood Cookbook with recipes for home cookin' entrees and drinks to die for, featured in Merlotte's Bar and Grill and the vampire bar Fangtasia.

We took a quick look through and, despite some silly names, the recipes look really good. More information about the book below, together with a trailer from the publisher.

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True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball

True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps
Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball

Menus at the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte’s Bar and Grill play a key role in True Blood, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It’s no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series!

With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood’s most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150-plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps.

True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball, Amazon Kindle format

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New UK Poster for Taken 2

Taken 2 (October 2012)

Earlier today we had what we called a new trailer, but what we now believe to be simply a new upload of an old trailer, for the action thriller Taken 2. But this is new: a UK poster for the film (right; click for larger image). The tagline: "First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him" … which pretty much sums up the plots of both the first movie and this one.

Taken 2 stars Liam Neeson reprising his role as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent, who stopped at nothing to save his estranged teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) from Albanian kidnappers in Taken (2008). When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

Directed by Olivier Megaton from a screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, Taken 2 opens US theaters on October 5th, 2012 … but a day earlier in the UK.

This Week's Bestselling Mystery and Suspense Television and Film on Demand (120831)

Amazon Instant: Weekly Bestselling Video on Demand for Television and Film

Here is this week's list of the top bestselling mystery and suspense television and film videos available to watch or download from Amazon Instant.

We're using a script to embed an RSS feed from Amazon.com, which is frequently updated, but if you cannot see the box below — or have scripts blocked — you can use this link to see the relevant page on Amazon.com.

New UK Poster for Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly (UK: September 2012; US: October 2012)

A new UK poster for the crime thriller Killing Them Softly has been released by the studio (right; click for larger image). The tagline: "In America you're on your own." Hmm …

Adapted from the crime novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins, the film follows Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) as a enforcer hired to track down three guys, who robbed a mob-protected card game.

Written and directed by Andrew Dominik, Killing Them Softly opens in US theaters October 19th, 2012, but a month earlier in the UK.

Coupons to Save 25% and 30% This Weekend at Kobo

Kobo eBooks

From now through Monday, September 3rd, 2012, Kobo is offering 25% off a single title from a select group of bestselling ebooks … and offering 30% off a single title from a second select group of titles.

Here are the coupon codes:

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The first list contains over 70 books from which to choose, including thrillers by authors Lisa Jackson, Steven James, Richard Castle, and Rick Mofina.

The second list contains over 180 books with mysteries by Sara Rosett, Staci McLaughlin, Vicki Delany, and Heather Graham.

You may use each coupon code only once, and it should be applied during checkout; look for the "Have a gift card or promo code?" and enter it there.

Remember … this promotion ends on September 3rd, 2012 at 11:59 PM ET.

Today's Bestselling Free Kindle MystereBooks (120831)

Top 100 Free Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers, updated hourly by Amazon.com

Here is today's list of the Bestselling Free Kindle Crime Fiction: the top nine mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers.

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Save 50% on All Games This Labor Day Weekend at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games Labor Day 2012 Sale

This Labor Day weekend, from today through Monday, September 3rd, 2012, you can save 50% off the retail price on all games at Big Fish Games.

You must use one of two coupon codes to realize the savings: WORKERS for standard games, LABORDAY for Collector's Editions. Coupon codes may be reused and may be used together (if you both both standard and Collector's Edition games together).

Use this link to jump to a list of those games that we know you'll be interested in: mystery games! Have fun!

New(?) Trailer for Taken 2

Taken 2 (October 2012)

A new(?) trailer for the action thriller Taken 2 has been released by the studio (below). It seems to be similar to, even identical to, the one released a month ago, but they do differ slightly in terms of length so there might be something different here.

A sequel to Taken (2008), the film stars Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent, who stopped at nothing to save his estranged teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) from Albanian kidnappers in the previous film. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

Directed by Olivier Megaton from a screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, Taken 2 opens on October 5th, 2012.

An Excerpt from Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

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with Tom Bane

Novelist Tom Bane's new adventure thriller is Masks of the Lost Kings (Telemachus Press, March 2012 trade paperback and ebook formats), the first in a series featuring archeologist Suzy da Silva … and we are pleased to provide an excerpt from the book today.

What if ancient tombs contained encoded knowledge of the stars and life on Earth?

What if the golden Death Mask of Tutankhamun concealed a latent secret?

What if this secret unlocked the mystery of the Mayan End Time?

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Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

Chapter One

 They emerged from the black, dripping jungle night already bruised and drenched from the hot rain of the Tumbala Mountains. Ben and José, his tribal guide, were making progress, but it didn't feel like it. In every direction unbroken jungle spread out around them in spirals of verdant green, impeding their every move, slowing down every step as it clutched at their limbs, trying to trip them up and hold them back. Something was following them in the trees above their heads. Ben guessed it was monkeys disturbed by the flames of José's Cahune palm torch and made anxious by this intrusion into their nighttime privacy. Mosquitoes patrolled in jerky circles, mounting regular painful attacks on their sweating skins. All around, the buzz of cicadas crested and receded like tropical ocean waves, making it hard to listen for any sounds of impending danger.
  Just like the heat, a sense of menace cloaked the ancient Mayan rain forest like a deadly veil. The gods had been starved for over a thousand years. Now they wanted a sacrifice. They demanded blood.
  The temptation to turn and run was almost overwhelming, but Ben knew he couldn't give up now. This search for a sacred truth was his chosen quest. If he could pull this off, his reputation as an archaeologist and astrophysicist would be assured. He would win his place in the history books forever. His hunger for the truth had led him inexorably toward this ancient prize, the captivating pyramidal Temple of Inscriptions. Beneath its stone interior lay the mysterious subterranean death crypt of King Pacal that Ben was risking everything to unveil. The tribal elders and survival experts he had consulted had all issued the same warning, telling him of the wet season's bloodthirsty mosquitoes, vicious horseflies and mud traps that could suck in a man up to his knees, or worse. Everyone said it would be best to wait until the place dried out in summer, but the lure was too great and Ben was too impatient. He couldn't risk waiting even for a few months and losing out to a rival. Inside this jungle lay a giant Mayan lost city, with a secret concealed for a thousand years, a secret that he now had the code to unlock.
  The sweet smell of orchids filled the hot, wet air and brilliant blue butterflies floated randomly past, like musical notes, suspended in narrow beams of moonlight.
  Ben's shirt snagged on the spiky tropical leaves, making him twist awkwardly. His foot shot out from under him, toppling him sideways. Suddenly he was falling through the air as if the ground had opened up beneath him. Grab something, his mind shrieked. Anything! A jolt slammed through him as his hand caught a tree root, halting his fall, while his left knee smashed into hard stone. Dirt and rocks were falling around him. His muscles screamed in pain as he clung on in the dark. He must be hanging over the side of a ravine but he had no idea how deep it was beneath his flailing feet. The root shifted in his hands as the earth began to surrender its hold. He glanced up, and a fresh shower of dirt stung his face. Above him was a sheer vertical wall of rock. He could see from the glow of José's fire torch that he had fallen at least twenty feet. He braced himself to look down; despite the darkness it looked like a fall of at least another hundred feet beneath his dangling muddy boots.
  "José, throw me the rope!" Ben shouted, his voice hoarse.
  Terrifying empty seconds passed before Ben saw the end of the rope just a few feet above his head. Letting go of the root with one hand he snatched at it, his fingertips glancing against it and then finding purchase. Transferring his weight, he felt the rope give as José struggled to hold him. There was no choice but to trust the man he'd only known for a few days. Letting go of the root with the other hand he started to haul himself upward. At the lip of the ravine, José braced himself against a rock to shoulder his young American employer's weight. A few minutes later, Ben was lying on the floor of the jungle, gasping for breath, his heart thumping, elated to still be alive.
  "I thought I was a goner," Ben exhaled, when he was finally able to pull himself to his feet.
  "Lets get moving, José, we've got work to do!"
  "No hay problemo, Don Sanders," José grinned, equally relieved to have avoided going back to his village to explain he had lost the important foreigner down a ravine. "Soon we see the jungle temples. We go around the ravine south, then along, and we are in Palenque soon, very soon."
  Pointing forward with the greasy smoke of his palm torch, José cut a swathe through the cloud of mosquitoes that had gathered. When he first arrived in the jungle, Ben had been stunned by its ecological diversity. But, since then, it had stung him, sucked his blood and dehydrated him to a harrowing thirst. Now he just wanted to claim his prize and get back to civilization. He shivered as a territorial howler monkey bellowed threateningly in the distance. José led as they forced their way through the undergrowth for another hour, every limp sending a wave of pain through Ben's badly bruised knee. Suddenly José halted and peered through the foliage ahead. Ben followed the guide's gaze and thought he could just make out unusual shapes looming into the moonlit sky about a mile to the southwest. Was this the ruins of Palenque? The colossal pyramid city some experts called the cradle of Mayan civilization? "Let me through, what is it, José?" Ben pushed him aside. "Are we here?"
  José dropped to the ground, lying prostrate, his torso pressed to the jungle path, peering ahead. Ben carefully knelt down to get the same view. From here, he could see a panoramic view of the stone plaza of Palenque, spectacular in the low moonlight, a ghostly hologram of ancient pyramids. Ben could hardly breathe with the excitement of finally being so close to his goal. As they stood up, the flickering light from José's torch illuminated the face that suddenly leered out of the foliage several feet beyond Ben's shoulder, making them both recoil in shock.
  "Shit!" Ben exclaimed. The giant stone skull loomed out of the undergrowth. José was transfixed by the stare of the black hollow eyes, overawed by this giant Mayan harbinger of death. "It's just a slab of stone, José! Ignore it," Ben instructed, eager to push on. "It's just a rock sculpture." Ben looked around. "José, we're here, we're finally here, the Temple of Inscriptions! Get over it, would you? Come on!"
  Mustering the last of his strength, driven by the renewed energy now coursing through his veins, Ben set the pace, racing toward the silhouettes of the pyramids, refusing to be slowed by the vines and trunks that twisted toward his limbs.
  His senses had gone into overdrive, heart pounding with another welcome rush of adrenalin, his footsteps eventually thudding across the plaza stones, his vision tunneling into the immaculate features of the step Pyramid, the Temple of Inscriptions. Now, at last, he was truly on the verge of a great discovery and had only to infiltrate the crypt inside for everything to be revealed. The pyramid seemed to glisten before him like a spectacular granite prize. He reached the foot of the grand stone stairway, the steep, carved steps stretching skyward. This was the awe-inspiring resting place of King Pacal.
  José crept up behind him, breathless and quivering like a frightened animal, terrified that his wild-eyed young employer was about to offend the ancient jungle's demigods and bring the wrath of the heavens down on both their heads.
  Ben knew that, from the start of the expedition, José had feared an ancient curse contained in the crypt would envelop and kill them, like the legendary Tutankhamun's curse. It had taken a lot of talking—and a lot of money—to persuade him to overcome these fears and lead Ben to this point and reveal how to get inside. Within a few hours José would be safely back with his family, furnished with amazing tales with which to regale tourists for the rest of his life. Ben had more important things with which to concern himself. He didn't need José's primitive fire torch, so he extracted his flashlight, handheld tally counter, compass, and a metal crowbar from his backpack.
  The crypt was locked but unguarded. After all, who would ever imagine anyone going to this much trouble to try to break in? If things went according to plan, he should be in and out in less than twenty minutes.
  A powerful wave of apprehension washed over Ben as he prepared to enter the pyramid, but he pushed it aside. There could be no turning back now.
  "I'm going in," he said, pointing his crowbar to the pinnacle of the pyramid. José shook his head and looked like he might be about to weep.
  "I feel evil spirits at work here, the curse of Pacal. My tribal elders warned me not to come. Please, please —" José's begging voice faded as Ben walked trancelike up the steps of the pyramid toward the flattened summit.
  The distant howler monkey let out another territorial bellow. Was it trying to warn them? Had the evil spirits awoken it?
  Ben's knee was sore with pain as he reached the top of the ninth and final layer of steps. At the summit he found the silent stone room called the Sanctuary. As he entered through the center of its fifth stone doorway, he was enveloped in silence, all the jungle noises suddenly evaporated. A cone of light from his flashlight scythed through the dark room and he shivered as he imagined the grotesque sacrifices that might have been made here, the torrents of blood that would have washed over the stones. Then he saw it …

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Tom Bane
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Tom Bane

Tom Bane grew up in England. He studied physical chemistry at University and went on to work in the energy industry before becoming a writer. The son of an engineer and a school teacher, he has always had a fascination for the interplay between science and beliefs, and these themes provide the backdrop to his novels.

He had the idea for the Suzy da Silva series one day in 2008 whilst out walking with his dog in Cornwall near Tintagel Castle. His first novel Masks of the Lost Kings took him over two years to write and research, visiting the ancient ruins of Egypt and South and Central America. He has since been busy on his second novel in the Suzy da Silva series, with more novels in the series already in the pipeline.

Tom appears regularly in the media and is highly rated by fans and booklovers alike. He spends his time living and writing in the USA, UK and Thailand. For more information about the author and his book, visit his website at TomBane.com.

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Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

Masks of the Lost Kings
Tom Bane
A Suzy da Silva Adventure Thriller
Publisher: Telemachus Press

Following the sudden disappearance of treasure hunter Ben Sanders in Mexico, beautiful archaeologist Suzy da Silva is snatched from the cloistered environs of Oxford University and thrust into a deadly maelstrom of intrigue and discovery.

Joining forces with astrophysicist Tom Brooking, Suzy crosses four continents to unlock the dark secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb, the Holy Sepulchre and the mysterious Mayan Temple of Inscriptions to reveal a mysterious truth.

Together, they risk their lives as they are pursued by martial assassins and renegade Special Forces, fighting evil to uncover hidden knowledge so masterfully concealed and precious to have lain dormant for over three thousand years …

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Vortex by Larry Bond is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Vortex by Larry Bond as today's third free mystery ebook.

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Vortex by Larry Bond

Vortex
Larry Bond
Publisher: Larry Bond

This stand-alone near-future techno-thriller was originally published in hardcover in 1991 by Warner Books.

Set in South Africa of the early 1990s, this military thriller has fascist ultraconservative Afrikaners staging a coup and taking over the Pretoria government. The new government then re-institutes apartheid and invades bordering Namibia. A Communist counterforce led by the Cubans is mounted, as internal revolt and harsh suppression breed domestic chaos. A Boer nuclear attack on the Cubans is answered by nerve gas from the Cubans. A daring raid by U.S. Rangers destroys the Afrikaner weapons before they can be used again, while U.S. and British ground forces restore order after much fighting and destruction.

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Secret of the Scroll by Chester D. Campbell is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Secret of the Scroll by Chester D. Campbell as today's second free mystery ebook.

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Secret of the Scroll by Chester D. Campbell

Secret of the Scroll
Chester D. Campbell
A Greg McKenzie Mystery
Publisher: Night Shadows Press

Retired Air Force OSI agent Greg McKenzie thinks his troubles with the Metro Nashville Police are a problem. Then he brings a souvenir Dead Sea Scroll home from the Holy Land and things go from bad to worse. A Palestinian terrorist group invades his home, fails to find the scroll and takes his wife, Jill, hostage. Greg finds himself with an ancient Hebrew scroll worth millions, wanted by both the Palestinians and a radical, far-right Israeli organization. When he tries to exchange it for Jill's freedom, everything goes wrong. Then the police target him as a suspect in his wife's disappearance. He sets out alone on a perilous chase to save her life.

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Risking the World by Dorian Paul is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Risking the World by Dorian Paul as today's free mystery ebook.

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Risking the World by Dorian Paul

Risking the World
Dorian Paul
Publisher: Wilde About You

Kidnapped in Morocco to help weaponize a killer TB, American scientist Claire Ashe says flat out "No", an answer that triggers a chain of shattering events. For starters it pits her against David Ruskin, an arms dealer, and Varat, the mastermind behind the plot. She doesn't know David's a British intelligence officer sent to unravel Varat's plans or that he's secretly intent on personal vengeance against Varat. When David's forced to flee with Claire, his mission a failure on every count because he intervened in her near rape, things get more than a little complicated. Soon death, betrayal, and career suicide become part of a shared reality that puts their already frayed trust in each other to the test. When the first TB attack strikes a Paris nursery school and all the kids die, their cooperation is as vital as their mounting attraction is dangerous. They reach a boiling point when his goal to end the game at any cost goes against her conviction that the exacting science needed to find an antidote is the only thing that will save the day. Who wins and at what price?

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Mystery Bestsellers for the Week Ending August 31, 2012

Bestselling Crime Fiction: Hardcover Mysteries, Suspense Novels and Thrillers

A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending August 31st, 2012 has been posted by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.

The stand-alone thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn remains a solid number one this week. And we have what we think is the highest ranking debut title ever, one of three new crime novels that enter the list this week (position in parentheses).

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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

(5): The Beautiful Mystery
Louise Penny

An Armand Gamache Mystery (8th in series)

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as "the beautiful mystery."

But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

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Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen

(9): Last To Die
Tess Gerritsen

A Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles (10th in series)

For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at fourteen, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family's mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn—until the Boston PD puts detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is instead just one horrifying part of a relentless killer's merciless mission.

Jane spirits Teddy to the exclusive Evensong boarding school, a sanctuary where young victims of violent crime learn the secrets and skills of survival in a dangerous world. But even behind locked gates, and surrounded by acres of sheltering Maine wilderness, Jane fears that Evensong's mysterious benefactors aren't the only ones watching. When strange blood-splattered dolls are found dangling from a tree, Jane knows that her instincts are dead on. And when she meets Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, students whose tragic pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddy's, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind.

Joining forces with her trusted partner, medical examiner Maura Isles, Jane is determined to keep these orphans safe from harm. But an unspeakable secret dooms the children's fate—unless Jane and Maura can finally put an end to an obsessed killer's twisted quest.

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Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs

(11): Bones Are Forever
Kathy Reichs

A Temperance Brennan Mystery (15th in series)

A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.

In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now?

Heading up the investigation is Tempe's old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman's trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined.

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