The Cold Cold Ground
Author: Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Prometheus Books
In a 1981 Northern Ireland rife with sectarian violence, Catholic detective Sean Duffy investigates a serial killer who is targeting gay men, a series of murders that just may have political implications as well. Original.
Gods of Gold
Author: Chris Nickson
Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited
Believing that an eight-year-old girl is missing, Detective Inspector Tom Harper sets out to find the child, but is drawn into the growing violence surrounding the gas workers strike.
The Darkside War
Author: Zachary Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Aliens have conquered Earth, but they haven’t conquered humanity—yet. A young army conscript battles for survival in this action-packed futuristic thriller that will appeal to fans of Halo and Inglorious Bastards. People used to wonder if we were alone in the universe. Well, we’re not. Not by a long shot. Aliens come in all shapes and sizes, and even the good guys are likely to haunt your nightmares. And oh, you’ll have nightmares, even after you leave the service. If you leave the service. Devin is a reluctant conscript to an alien-run army: when the Accordance conquered Earth, they said it was to prepare against the incoming alien Conglomeration forces. But as Devin travels to the dark side of the moon for boot camp and better acquaints himself with his so-called allies, his loyalties are increasingly tested. Because the enemy of the enemy is not always a friend. Sometimes they’re a far, far worse threat.
The Contract Man
Author: A. P. Bateman
When an MI6 agent is found to be keeping records of his missions to protect himself from betrayal he unwittingly makes himself a priority target. But how do you silence the most dangerous man imaginable? Send him into hell on earth... While Alex King is sent into Northern Iraq to tidy the loose ends of a botched mission, the archipelago of Indonesia is under communist threat from within its own military. A consortium of worried businessmen call for desperate measures and seek the services of an assassin. But what if MI6 could be duped into taking care of their problems for them? With secret links to China the communist contingent threatens Britain's trade initiatives with the largest mineral producing country on the planet. In the dark world of intelligence it seems that everybody has their price.
Blood stains the altar. Can she be found? Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist is called in to investigate a missing girl and the disappearance of a holy relic in Claire McGowan's exhilarating fourth novel in the series, A SAVAGE HUNTER. The Paula Maguire series is sure to enthral fans of Stuart MacBride and Lee Child. 'A complex, disturbing, resonant novel that remains light on its feet and immensely entertaining' - Irish Times Victim: Female. Twenty-two years of age. Reason for investigation: Missing person. ID: Alice Morgan. Student. Last seen at a remote religious shrine in Ballyterrin. Alice Morgan's disappearance raises immediate questions for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Alice, the daughter of a life pee0r in the Home Office, has vanished along with a holy relic - the bones of a saint - and the only trace is the bloodstains on the altar. With no body to confirm death, the pressure in this high-profile case is all-consuming, and Paula knows that she will have to put her own life, including her imminent marriage, on hold, if they are to find the truth. A connection to a decades-old murder immediately indicates that all may not be as it seems; as the summer heat rises and tempers fray, can Alice be found or will they learn that those that are hungry for vengeance may be the most savage of all? What readers are saying about A Savage Hunter: 'A compelling story with twists and turns, intelligently written to include history and current issues' 'An excellent, well-written series, giving you an insight into the troubles that have plagued Northern Ireland and how all their lives have been affected' 'I found the twisty threads really engrossing and couldn't wait to see how they were brought to a climax. And boy, talk about explosive ending!'
Discipline & Punish
Author: Michel Foucault
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
Aloha, Lady Blue
Author: Charley Memminger
Publisher: Minotaur Books
This riveting new mystery series pays loving homage to legendary author John D. MacDonald. Stryker McBride is a former crime reporter who lives on a hugely expensive houseboat, "the Travis McGee." When Stryker receives an unexpected SOS call from a sultry beauty queen, he agrees to look into the suspicious death of the woman's grandfather. As Stryker investigates, he encounters a cast of characters as diverse as Hawaii itself, including Auntie Kealoha, a charming entertainer turned mobster, and her 400 pound right-hand man, a Chinese-Hawaiian named Tiny Maunakea. Soon, Stryker discovers a deadly secret buried deep in the heart of Hawaii that has consequences much larger than one old man's death. Vivid and exhilarating, Aloha, Lady Blue transports you right to the heart of an island paradise populated with exotic women, glorious scenery, and whispered scandals. Memminger brings Hawaii to life so vividly that you can almost hear the pounding of the surf and catch the scent of plumeria on the breeze. Fans of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series will be swept away by this delicious, action-packed tale.
Black and Blue
Author: Ian Rankin
In the 1960s, the infamous Bible John terrorised Scotland when he murdered three women, taking three souvenirs. Thirty years later, a copycat is at work, dubbed Johnny Bible. DI John Rebus's unconventional methods have got him in trouble before - now he's taken away from the inquiry and sent to investigate the killing of an off-duty oilman. But when his case clashes head-on with the Johnny Bible killings, he finds himself in the glare of a fearful media, whilst under the scrutiny of an internal enquiry. Just one mistake is likely to mean losing his job - and quite possibly his life.
Author: Robert White
Author: Derrick Burke
Publisher: NCM Publishing
Follow Rasan, as he goes through a battle of loving the wrong woman. A known ladies man, his charm and grace entitles him to being the target of affection with a multitude of women, but he commits to the one that doesn't love him at all. Caught in a turmoil of love, lies, and deception, Rasan tries to escape his one-sided relationship. In the mist of his exit plan, Rasan is framed and becomes the suspect in a chilling murder. With all evidence pointing towards Rasan, his best friend Devin is the only one that can clear his name, but disappears along the way. With limited resources Devin's fiance comes to Rasan rescue, only to expose him to some disturbing news that would rehash childhood memories and change the true meaning of his life forever. This action packed thriller will leave the reader understanding how one s perception can be change by the simple words I love you.
Author: Matt Gallagher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As the U.S. military prepares to leave Iraq, Lieutenant Jack Porter becomes obsessed with the story of a lost American soldier who had a romance with a local sheikh's daughter and tries to discover what happened to him.
Living My Life
Author: Emma Goldman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Volume 1 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by American anarchist Goldman relates her philosophical and political journey through life, beginning with her emigration from Russia to the U.S. in 1886.
Author: John Harvey
Publisher: Random House
The final DI Charlie Resnick novel, from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and Sunday Times bestselling author of Cold in Hand. Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour, husband against wife, father against son -- enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former partner, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back to the front line to assist in the investigation into the woman's murder -- forcing him to confront his past in what will assuredly be his last case.
Kidnap, robbery, bombs and guns. Then it all went wrong... Jack Trichaud only wanted a quiet life in small town Ohio. But when you're in possession of nearly a million dollars from a bank robbery gone wrong, life is anything but quiet. On the one hand, Agent Pippin is searching for the evidence that will pin the robbery on Jack and send him away for a good long time. On the other hand, violent White Power thug Calderone - aided by his merciless girlfriend and Jack's own long lost brother - wants the money and he doesn't care who he has to hurt to get it. In fact, the more pain Jack suffers the happier Calderone will be. Jack has more than a few cards up his sleeve, but blood will be spilled and he's going to need every trick in the book to make sure it's not his. Or not too much of it, anyway. "Explosive pulp action from start to finish...Brutal and unrelenting, When You Run with Wolves is written with a rare intelligence and wit that almost belies its violent heart." -Michael Young, author of All Blood is Red and Of Blondes and Bullets Praise for Robert White: "Grabs you by the soul and doesn't let go " -Simon Woods, author of The Fall Guy "White writes beautiful, wrenching prose. Haftmann's Rules is stark and unsentimental. It's White at his best." -Cindy Rosmus, author & publisher of Yellow Mama "White's stories are gritty and intense." -Douglas Rhodes, editor, Sex and Murder Magazine "Robert White knows the subconscious well and tells an immensely gripping tale on numerous levels " -HorrorNews.net " White's characters] are experiencing the ultimate horror of being deeply alone. Yet there is more to the collection than its abandoned characters; it is also the subtle workings of White's hard-boiled style that often lures the reader into experiencing the same loneliness." -Joe Zingaro Number Thirteen Press is building a list of 13 quality crime novellas and short novels to be published consecutively on the 13th of each month from November 2014 to November 2015. For more info go to www.numberthirteenpress.com
Life to Those Shadows
Author: Noël Burch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
No�l Burch's singularly perceptive view of film and its origins will interest all who care about film theory and history. Life to Those Shadows presents a critique of "classical" approaches to film: the assumptions that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, and that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being. The view that film language was a universal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself, is also challenged here. Burch's major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed--in the capitalist and imperialist West between 1892 and 1929. From this perspective, the book examines the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the sociohistorical circumstances in which it took place. Central to the Institutional Mode are the principles of visualization--camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-sc�ne--that filmmakers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the all-important change that occurred in the placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image--implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909)--to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject--completed only with the generalization of lip-synch sound after 1929. Burch contends that this imaginary centering of a sensorially isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illusion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago.