The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

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See no evil.

Hear no evil.

Speak no evil.

Do no evil.

The Four Monkey Killer has terrorised Chicago for over five years.  Now he is dead.  When the police find his body, they discover he was on his way to deliver a message – one which proves he has taken another victim and this one might still be alive.

But even in death, the killer is taunting Detective Sam Porter, lead investigator on the 4MK taskforce.  A personal diary found on the body takes Porter in the mind of the most evil of psychopaths and he must unravel a twisted history in the hopes of finding the final victim before it’s too late. 

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Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

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Magic is a con game.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster.  There’s just one problem: his magic is gone.

As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace.  But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.

The first in a rich and compelling fantasy series bursting with tricks, traps and a devious talking squirrel cat.

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The Special Girls by Isabelle Grey

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A young psychiatrist is found dead in woodland outside a summer camp for young eating disorder patients run by the charismatic, world-renowned Professor Ned Chesham.  DI Grace Fisher investigates, but is soon pulled from the case – to head up a Metropolitan Police review into a cold case involving Chesham himself.

Nearly twenty years earlier, one of Chesham’s patients made allegations that he sexually assaulted her.  The police investigation at the time found no conclusive proof, but Grace soon discovers another victim, and a witness whose account never reached the police.  Does this mean the original investigation was bungled?  Scotland Yard would certainly like her to conclude otherwise.

As Grace uncovers the lies that led to the young doctor’s murder, she discovers the full extent of the damage done to Chesham’s ‘special girls’ and the danger that are still in. 

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