Nine Nights on the Windy Tree
Prequel to Widow
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County Judge Bertha Brannon's life blows up when her partner of twelve years, police sergeant Toni Matulis, the love of her life, is killed during a domestic violence call gone bad. Bertha is still trying to accept what's happened when she gets the first of several threatening phone calls. This is followed by one dangerous incident after the next, one dead body after the last. The police are no help, so Bertha starts her own investigation and learns that Toni was working on a case that no one wanted her to solve, a case of corruption that goes all the way to the top.
What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits?
Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois's sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice.
When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life. But as she grows increasingly solitary—coping with an Alzheimer's-plagued mother who refuses to be confined to a nursing home, and a police partner counting the days to retirement—she comes to realize that these murders may cut close to home.
A modern morality tale of justice, retribution, and women who refuse to be politely invisible.
When word gets out that former Boston homicide detective Reid Sylver can talk to the dead, the FBI solicits her help on a serial murder case. Reid has only one condition: the FBI must let her run the investigation on her home turf with Detective London Gold, her dog Mugshot, and the rest of her team by her side.
London’s profiling skills are put to the test when she’s abducted by the killer they’re hunting. If the killer holds true to his pattern, she’ll be dead in forty-eight hours. She must get inside his head and buy some time until Reid finds her.
Pressure mounts as Reid hits one dead end after another. The clock’s running out, and her team’s fresh out of ideas. There’s one tool left in Reid’s investigative arsenal. But using it scares her almost as much as losing the woman she loves.
Book 2 in the Sylver and Gold series
By Charlotte Mills
When remains of a human skeleton are found in a hidden well, Detective Sargent Lucy Fuller is called to the crime scene on the outskirts of the small town of Kingsford. With her boss held up on a court case, Lucy has a chance to prove herself and begins the investigation. Forensics reveal the remains are a local boy, Daniel Dunderdale, who went missing thirty years ago. Old case notes indicate a child murderer was active in neighboring counties, but Lucy isn’t convinced, and the evidence doesn’t add up.
Johanna Hale has just been dumped by her latest long-suffering girlfriend, and she returns to Kingsford to lick her wounds and build some bridges. When news of Daniel’s discovery reaches her, she’s determined to figure out what happened all those years ago and finally put her childhood friend to rest.
A friendship soon develops between Lucy and Johanna, but when the evidence leads to a shocking discovery for Johanna, she is left reeling from the truth that has been hidden for so long.
Theodora Madsen has everything she’s ever hoped for: a distinguished detective position with the Dayton Police Homicide Division, a woman she loves, and a baby on the way.
While Theo and Bree nest and plan for their family’s future, two sixteen-year-old females vanish—one from Dayton and the other from Brecksville. Both leave behind a partial bloody handprint. A routine follow-up on the case with the rookie Cody Michaels goes disastrously wrong, leaving Theo injured, and she’s certain the teens are being held somewhere against their will.
Theo’s injuries force her to make a difficult decision about the profession that has defined her—prove her worth or be forced into retirement. Without the department’s support, Theo and Cody team up to try to save the teens, but the clock is ticking and time is running out.
By Cari Hunter
Dr. Grace Kendal never stands a chance. The injured woman comes out of nowhere, bleeding heavily and holding a gun. Compelled to help her, Grace is dragged into Elin Breckenridge’s nightmare. Their fight to survive will take them across the country and to the limits of their endurance. But who is Elin running from? As Grace struggles for answers, one thing becomes clear—Elin is somehow connected to a dead man, and Grace could be next.
For Detective Sergeant Safia Faris, the case should have been easy: one dead body, one suspect. But the deeper she digs, the more obvious it becomes that murder was only the beginning. The investigation sets her on a collision course with Grace and Elin, and she’s forced to reevaluate everything she knows. Because nothing is quite as it seems, and Grace’s and Elin’s lives aren’t the only ones on the line.