By Elizabeth L. Silver
An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the tales we inform ourselves to survive
Noa P. Singleton by no means spoke a observe in her personal security all through a quick trial that ended with a jury discovering her responsible of first-degree homicide. Ten years later, having authorized her destiny, she sits on demise row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months clear of her execution date.
Meanwhile, Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia legal professional who's additionally the mummy of the lady Noa was once imprisoned for killing. She claims to have changed her brain in regards to the loss of life penalty and should do every little thing in her significant strength to persuade the governor to commute Noa's sentence to lifestyles in criminal, in go back for the only factor Noa can exchange: her tale. Marlene desperately wants to comprehend the occasions that led to her daughter’s death—events that merely Noa is aware of and hasn't ever shared. Inextricably associated via homicide yet with very assorted pursuits, Noa and Marlene strive against with the sentences lifestyles itself can impose whereas they confront the easiest and worst of what makes us human.
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By Michael Sears
Ex-Wall road dealer, ex-con, and committed father to an autistic son, Jason Stafford first seemed in Black Fridays, “one of the year’s most interesting crime debuts” (Booklist). Now, in Mortal Bonds, he is going to paintings for the rich family members of a monetary criminal…
William von Becker’s multibillion-dollar fund was once restricted to simply the luckiest traders. Or in order that they thought.
After the home of playing cards collapses and the disgraced von Becker commits suicide in criminal, his relations asks Jason Stafford to determine the place the cash is—and who's focusing on them with tried kidnappings. there are many offended suspects to look at. yet with approximately 3 billion of von Becker’s ill-gotten cash floating round someplace, there are different events in addition. They’re made up our minds. They’re robust. And they’re now not approximately as well mannered because the Feds…
By James B. Stewart
A scientific mystery from Pulitzer Prize–winning writer James B. Stewart approximately serial killer physician Michael Swango and the scientific group that selected to show a blind eye on his legal activities.
No one can think that the good-looking younger medical professional may be a serial killer. anywhere he was once hired—in Ohio, Illinois, manhattan, South Dakota—Michael Swango in the beginning appeared the version health care professional. Then his sufferers started loss of life lower than suspicious situations.
At as soon as a gripping learn and a hard-hitting examine the internal workings of the yank scientific process, Blind Eye describes a qualified hierarchy the place medical professionals many times settle for the be aware of fellow physicians over that of nurses, health facility staff, and patients—even as terrible truths start to emerge. With the prodigious investigative reporting that has outlined his Pulitzer Prize–winning occupation, James B. Stewart has tracked down survivors, family of sufferers, and shaken coworkers to unearth the proof that could ultimately result in Swango’s conviction.
Combining meticulous examine with spellbinding prose, Stewart has written a surprising chronicle of a psychopathic physician and of the clinical institution that selected to show a blind eye on his legal actions.
"It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."―Vancouver Sun
A spellbinding story of the ocean: love, homicide, and mysticism: on the flip of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred mask. he is taking the collector's spouse, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage domestic. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal dealer dwelling at the edges of the legislation, to provide chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, yet Dugger's monetary salvation comes at a bad fee, for he's Kate's mystery lover. Day and evening Dugger sails the uncharted islands, via raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.
in accordance with a real tale, this novel reaches its exciting climax on the final mystery, hallucinatory potlatch of the traditional Kwakiutl tradition, the place the background of a doomed humans is melded with the fury of 3 hearts.
By Georges Simenon
Maigret’s longest-running case includes 20 years of knickknack heists, a iteration of conspiracy, and the revelation of a long-buried mystery from global struggle II. “[Simenon may well] flip the easiest of romans policiers right into a relocating and noteworthy type of art.” — the days (London) “[Maigret’s research] is a bittersweet elegy for the consideration days of either thief and cop.” — Chicago Sun-Times
By Spiro Dimolianis
Jack the Ripper is a gothic story of Victorian conspiracies, the supernatural, mystery societies and the police. Scotland backyard hunted a serial killer shrouded in politics because the mutilator of East finish prostitutes infused popular culture with demonic horror. This publication makes use of old resources and infrequent legitimate experiences to bare darkish and supernatural elements of the Ripper case.
By Kim Zupan
"Passionately arresting ... [Zupan's] sentences are unleashed in a livid splendor.... bleak and brilliant-the top form of book."-Minneapolis big name Tribune
One of most interesting evocations of lifestyles in Western the United States in fresh reminiscence ... a robust and profoundly relocating tale concerning the heartbroken souls of ladies and males who're trying to style major lives within the grassy plains of Montana."-William Kittredge, writer of Hole within the Sky
Steeped within the lonesome Montana state, unyielding because it is gorgeous, The Ploughmen is the tale of 2 men-an getting older killer watching for trial, and a bothered younger deputy-who take a seat throughout from one another in the dead of night, speaking in the course of the bars of a county penitentiary mobile. John Gload is a killer so brutally adept at his craft that purely now, on the age of seventy seven, has he confronted a long term penal complex sentence. Valentine Millimaki, the low guy within the Copper County sheriff's division, is the unlucky soul who attracts the in a single day shift after Gload's arrest. quickly, even though, the conversations among Gload and Millimaki develop time-honored, and the bothered younger sheriff unearths himself looking guidance from a guy he is sworn to maintain at the back of bars, a guy whose darkish earlier stocks whatever crucial together with his personal. Zupan, additionally a wood worker, "writes with the precision of his alternate" (The long island occasions booklet Review) and provides a brand new vintage of the yank west.