Cruel Mercy by David Mark

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Three Irishmen went to America.

One’s dead.  One’s as good as.  One is missing … 

The missing man is Valentine Teague.  Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter – and DS Aector McAvoy’s brother-in-law.

Back home, Val’s being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York.  If McAvoy doesn’t find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire.

Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined.  New York City is a different world, with different rules.  Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafias old and new, and the culmination of a crime forty years in the making.

All McAvoy can do is the right thing.  Even if it kills him …

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The Devil’s Claw by Lara Dearman

The Blurb On The Back:

I’m not afraid of the darkness … Only what it hides.

Jennifer Dorey thinks she is safe.

Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper.

After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years.

Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to ‘Fritz’, the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier.  His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected.

But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights.

And home is the last place she should be. 

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Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk

The Blurb On The Back:

Two brutal killings rock Inverness, and bring ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler the biggest challenge of his career … 

The body of Morven Murray, the queen of daytime TV, is discovered by her sister, Anna, on the morning of her wedding day. But does Anna know more about the murder than she’s letting on?

Police informant Kevin Ramsay’s murder looks like a gangland-style execution. But what could he have stumbled into that was dangerous enough to get him violently killed?

Caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, is ex-Met DI Lukas Mahler hunting one killer, or two? 

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