Wolf Lake: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 5

Counterpoint - The former nypd star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream—a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf’s head on the handle.

Counterpoint. Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation — an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government. As ruthless as the blizzard trapping him in the sinister eeriness of Wolf Lake, Gurney’s enemies set out to keep him from the truth at any cost — including an all-out assault on the sanity of his beloved wife Madeleine.

With his emotional resources strained to the breaking point, Gurney must throw himself into a deadly battle of wits with the most frightening opponent he has ever faced. Wolf lake is the page-turning new work by a writer hailed by the New York Times as “masterly” — and it furthers the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes.

Wolf Lake: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 5 - It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut — apparent suicides — and the weapon used in each case was a wolf’s head dagger. Police zero in quickly on richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge.

Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That’s the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers.





Peter Pan Must Die Dave Gurney, No. 4: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel

Crown - In john verdon’s most sensationally twisty novel yet, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney brings his analytical brilliance to a shocking murder that couldn’t have been committed the way the police say it was. The daunting task that confronts gurney, once the nypd’s top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband -- who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother’s funeral.

Peeling back the layers, gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a gorgeous young temptress, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan. Startling twists and turns occur in rapid-fire sequence, and soon Gurney is locked inside one of the darkest cases of his career – one in which multiple murders are merely the deceptive surface under which rests a scaffolding of pure evil.

Peter Pan Must Die Dave Gurney, No. 4: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel - Beneath the tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is more shocking than anyone had imagined. And the identity of the villain at the mystery’s center turns out to be the biggest shock of all.





Let the Devil Sleep Dave Gurney, No. 3: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel

Broadway Books - In this latest novel from bestselling author john verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case – one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma - and discovers that everyone has it wrong. The most decorated homicide detective in nypd history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on an infamous murder spree seeks his counsel.

Soon after, gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

Let the Devil Sleep Dave Gurney, No. 3: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel - The killings ceased, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging—no one, that is, but Dave Gurney. Mocked even by some who’d been his allies in previous investigations, Gurney realizes that the killer is too clever to ever be found.

The only gambit that may make sense is also the most dangerous—to make himself a target and get the killer to come to him.





White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6

Counterpoint - In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. The situation in white river becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting.

White river burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by The New York Times as "masterly. ". It’s always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon’s tricky whodunits. The new york times tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer.

White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6 - Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception―learning that nothing in White River is what it seems to be. The racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting.

Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. But when gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated.





Shut Your Eyes Tight Dave Gurney, No. 2: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel

Broadway Books - Reluctantly drawn in, dave is quickly buffeted by a series of revelations that transform the bizarrely monstrous into the monstrously bizarre. Underneath it all may exist one of the darkest criminal schemes imaginable. And as gurney begins deciphering its grotesque outlines, but Madeleine, some of his most cherished assumptions about himself are challenged, causing him to stare into an abyss so deep that it threatens to swallow not just him, too.

Dave gurney, a few months past the mellery case that pulled him out of retirement and then nearly killed him, is back in Shut Your Eyes Tight, Madeleine, is trying once again to adjust to his country house’s bucolic rhythms when he receives a call about a case so seductively bewildering that the thought of not looking into it seems unimaginable—even if his beloved wife, the sequel to the international bestseller Think of a Number Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide investigator, would rather he do anything but.

Shut Your Eyes Tight Dave Gurney, No. 2: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel - The facts of what has occurred are horrible: a blushing bride, newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist and just minutes from hearing her congratulatory toast, is found decapitated, her head apparently severed by a machete. Though police investigators believe that a Mexican gardener killed the young woman in a fit of jealous fury, the victim’s mother—a chilly high-society beauty—is having none of it.





Think of a Number: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel

Broadway Books - Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, and he wonders if he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped. A work that defies easy labels--at once a propulsive masterpiece of suspense and an absorbing immersion in the lives of characters so real we seem to hear their heartbeats--Think of a Number is a novel you’ll not soon forget.

But when oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle quickly ignite into a massive serial murder investigation, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, police are confronted with a baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air.

Think of a Number: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel - . Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney, a recently retired NYPD homicide investigator, soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. The first book in the dave gurney series, think of a number is a heart-pounding game of cat and mouse that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates Threatening letters arrive in the mail over a period of weeks, ending with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.

Those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly.





White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6

Counterpoint - The economically depressed, confronted with angry demonstrations, racially polarized city is on edge, arson, and looting. John verdon writes grown-up detective novels, by which I mean stories with intelligent plots, well-developed characters and crimes that have social consequences. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper.

White river burning, dave Gurney, featuring the author's brainy gumshoe-for-hire, checks all these boxes. The new york times book review tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the one-year anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The situation in white river becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations.

White river burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by the New York Times as "masterly"―furthering the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception―learning that nothing in White River it what it seems to be.

White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel: Book 6 - Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. But when gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting.





Let the Devil Sleep Dave Gurney, No. 3: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel

Crown - In this latest novel from bestselling author john verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case – one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma - and discovers that everyone has it wrong. The most decorated homicide detective in nypd history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel.

Soon after, gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

Let the Devil Sleep Dave Gurney, No. 3: A Novel A Dave Gurney Novel - The killings ceased, that is, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging  -- no one, but Dave Gurney. Mocked even by some who’d been his supporters in previous investigations, Dave realizes that the killer is too clever to ever be found.

The only gambit that may make sense is also the most dangerous – to make himself a target and get the killer to come to him. To survive, who has come back into gurney’s life with surprising force, gurney must rely on three allies: his beloved wife Madeleine, always ready to spit in authority’s face but wily when it counts; and his son Kyle, impressively intuitive and a beacon of light in the gathering darkness; his de-facto investigative “partner” Jack Hardwick, love and loyalty.

Displaying all the hallmarks for which the dave gurney series is lauded -- well-etched characters, deft black humor, and ingenious deduction that ends in a climactic showdown – Let the Devil Sleep is something more: a reminder of the power of self-belief in a world that contains too little of it.





The Burglar

Mysterious Press - Somebody is searching for her. This is how elle has always gotten by―she is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. From the new york times bestselling author thomas perry, comes a new thriller about an unlikely burglar―a young woman in her 20s―who realizes she must solve a string of murders, “who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks” Stephen King, or else become the next victim Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary.

But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. But elle is no petty thief―with just the right combination of smarts, and skills, looks, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items.

The Burglar - As elle realizes that her knowledge of the high-profile murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead. With high-stakes action and shocking revelations, The Burglar will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they barrel towards the heart-racing conclusion.





The Witch Elm: A Novel

Viking - Named a new york times notable book of 2018, vox, slate, the new york times book review, and a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Amazon, Vulture, The Boston Globe, LitHub, Elle, and Electric Literature. Tana french’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet. The new york timesan "extraordinary" Stephen King and "mesmerizing" LA Times new standalone novel from the master of crime and suspense.

From the writer who "inspires cultic devotion in readers" the New Yorker and has been called "incandescent" by Stephen King, and "unputdownable" People, "absolutely mesmerizing" by Gillian Flynn, comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out. Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead.

The Witch Elm: A Novel - Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, and what we're capable of, The Witch Elm asks what we become, when we no longer know who we are.

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IQ An IQ Novel

Mulholland Books - The deeper isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes. As isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. They call him IQ. The lapd is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate.

He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Winner of the anthony, macavity, and shamus AwardsA resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.

IQ An IQ Novel - He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! . East Long Beach. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay.