By Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo received overseas approval for The Godfather and his different Mafia novels. yet prior to growing these masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The darkish Arena–an superb tale of a war-scarred younger American in a conflict opposed to corruption and betrayal. . . .
After coming domestic on the finish of worldwide warfare II, Walter Mosca unearths himself too stressed for his civilian function in the USA. So he returns to Germany to discover the lady he had as soon as loved–and to begin a few type of lifestyles in a vanquished nation. yet prior to Walter stretches a dismal panorama of defeat and intrigue, as he succumbs to the corrupting affects of a malevolent time. Now he enters a unique type of battle, one within which he needs to make a fateful decision–between love and ambition, ardour and greed, existence and loss of life. . . .
By Håkan Nesser
A depressing relations secret from Hakan Nesser – "in front rank of Swedish crime writers." - The Times
Four pals have a good time successful the lottery. simply hours later, one in all them – Waldemar Leverkuhn – is located stabbed to demise in his home.
With leader Inspector Van Veeteren on sabbatical, operating in a moment hand bookstall, the case is assigned to Inspector Munster. but if one other member of the lottery workforce disappears, in addition to Leverkuhn's neighbour, Munster appeals to Van Veeteren for assistance.
Soon Munster will locate himself interviewing the Leverkuhn kin, together with the eldest – Irene – a resident of a psychiatric health center. And as he delves deeper into the family's heritage, he'll become aware of darkish secrets and techniques and startling twists, which not just threaten the readability of the case – but additionally his life...
By Jeffrey Archer
Heaven, Jeffrey Archer's ultimate quantity in his trilogy of felony diaries, covers the interval of his move from a medium safeguard criminal, HMP Wayland, to his eventual unencumber on parole in July 2003. It features a stunning account of the disturbing time he spent within the infamous Lincoln detention center and the occasions that ended in his incarceration there, and in addition shines a harsh gentle on a process that's on the subject of its breaking point.
Told with humor, compassion, and honesty, the diary closes with a thought-provoking manifesto that would be applauded via reform advocates and the criminal inhabitants alike.
By Octavus Roy Cohen
He wore one other man’s face. He lived with one other man’s lady. And he was once to die one other man’s dying. Alan Douglas came upon himself in a macabre masquerade which could in basic terms have one ending—murder. past the door used to be a guy who didn’t exist, yet who used to be cause on killing him.
Lew Hartley’s in loads of difficulty. Alan Douglas’s destiny spouse's father is in hassle, too. He wishes cash—lots of it. whilst Hartley’s legal professional makes Alan an strange supply, it’s too reliable to move up. He concurs to promote his identification to Hartley for $100 grand. He can use the down-payment of $20 grand to bail his fiancé’s father out of felony hassle. All he has to do is have cosmetic surgery to make him seem like Hartley, then dwell Hartley’s lifestyles in Miami for roughly six months. now not a foul deal for therefore a lot dough. What Alan doesn’t recognize is that Hartley is a crooked man operating a crooked company and shady scams… and if Hartley could make himself disappear, he’ll be domestic unfastened. the matter is, he’s not Lew Hartley—Alan is. And what’s the right way to disappear completely? Murder.
First released in 1951 - Gold Medal #138, #650, (1957)
By Norman Lewis
The Honoured Society describes how the united states military again the Mafia to energy in 1944, after Mussolini got here as regards to destroying them. It appears on the Mafia of their native land - how in trying to safeguard Sicily for the Sicilians within the face of numerous invasions it infiltrated each point of the island's lifestyles, corrupting landowners, the police, the judiciary or even the church. in a single chilling bankruptcy Norman Lewis information the escapades of eighty-year-old Padre Camelo, who led his priests on sprees of homicide and extortion, often utilizing the confessional field for transmitting threats.
By Brian Freeman
One chilly evening. stunning mysteries.
In the quiet city of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a child vanishes from her bed room in a luxurious lakeside domestic. was once she kidnapped – or does her father have a poor mystery to hide?
That similar evening, a tender policewoman will get misplaced within the fog and stumbles into the center of a awful crime. Now a sadistic killer desires her to play his lethal game.
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride and his crew have to circulation quick to save lots of a toddler and forestall a vicious killing spree. As worry grips the frozen iciness farm lands, Stride is aware that each snow-covered box could be the subsequent burying place.
Each twist within the research takes Stride into an complex internet of deceit and wish. yet his largest hindrances could be the very humans he’s attempting to support. With every little thing in danger and time operating out, Stride concerns how a ways a determined mom will visit rescue her child – and the way some distance a determined cop will visit store herself.
By Peter Tremayne
Within the 12 months 666 C.E., Sister Fidelma embarks on a pilgrimage to mirror upon her dedication to the church and her courting with the Saxon monk Eadulf. Seabound to the Shrine of St. James, she encounters her past love Cian, who deserted her ten years past. yet earlier than she will be able to tackle her feelings-she needs to parent if a assassin has additionally set sail with her...
By Thomas Feiling
An in-depth, narrative learn of the cocaine industry—from the fields of Colombia to the streets of latest York—as it has by no means been informed before.
Cocaine is gigantic company and getting higher. Governments spend hundreds of thousands on a wasting conflict opposed to it, but it's nonetheless the drug of selection within the West. How did the cocaine financial system turn into so giant? Who retains it working at the back of the scenes?
In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the alternate routes from Colombia through Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New york. he meets Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talks to squaddies and narcotics officials who struggle the gangs and cartels. He lines cocaine's growth from criminal 'pick-me-up' to luxurious product to international commodity, seems at legalization courses in nations corresponding to Switzerland, and indicates how America's anti-drugs campaign is admittedly expanding call for. slicing via the myths in regards to the white alternate, this is often the tale of cocaine as it's by no means been informed prior to.
By Peter James
Combining tales from e-book tale collections brief Shockers One and brief Shockers , and with never-before-seen new fabric, this can be a tale assortment you won't disregard. From a lady reason on revenge, to a cafe critic with an apprehension of the quantity 13, and from a narrative of ghostly terror to the 1st ever case of his best-loved Detective, Roy Grace, James exposes the Achilles heels of every of his characters, and makes us query how good we will belief ourselves, and every different. humorous, unhappy, yet consistently stunning, each one story incorporates a twist that might hang-out readers for days once they flip the ultimate web page ...
By Sameer Hinduja
Hinduja examines the social, mental, criminological, and behavioral features of net crime. Guided through the main fashionable common theories of legal habit, he explores tune piracy - an all too-common type of cybercrime - by means of trying to resolution a couple of questions. Does pressure and pressure play a task? What approximately low self-discipline? Is tune piracy realized inside of intimate social teams? Do rationalizations and justifications give a contribution to participation? Is the habit bolstered or weakened via rewards and punishments? Hinduja then proposes a version which integrates either ''social'' and ''technical'' components to notify and advisor thoughts to wrestle song piracy, and most likely different editions of high-tech crime