The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

The Blurb On The Back:

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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The Ice by Laline Paull

The Blurb On The Back:

How deep do the lies go?

It’s the day after tomorrow and the Arctic sea ice has melted.  While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings.  The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear.  What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body.

It is Tom Harding, lost in an accident three years ago and now revealed by the melting ice of Midgard glacier.  Tom has come to Midgard to help launch the new venture of his best friend of thirty years, Sean Cawson – a man whose business relies on discretion and powerful connections – and who was the last person to see him alive.

Their friendship had been forged by a shared obsession with Arctic exploration.  And although Tom’s need to save the world often clashed with Sean’s desire to conquer it, Sean has always believed that underneath it all, they shared the same goals.

But as the inquest into Tom’s death begins, the choices made by both men – in love and in life – are put on the stand.  And when cracks appear in the foundations of Sean’s glamorous world, he is forced to question what price he has really paid for a seat at the establishment’s table.

Just how deep do the lies go?

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The Cleaner by Elisabeth Herrmann

The Blurb On The Back:

An unforgettable heroine. 

An unforgiveable past.

Pools of blood, scenes of carnage, signs of agonising death – who deals with the aftermath of violence once the bodies have been taken away?

Judith Kepler has seen it all.  She is a crime scene specialist.  She turns crime scenes back into habitable spaces.  She is a cleaner.  But when she is called to the home of a woman who has been brutally murdered, she is suddenly confronted with her own past.

As Judith begins to ask questions, she comes to the attention of former members of the Stasi, and becomes the target of some powerful enemies.  Will she be able to get to the truth whilst keeping the secret she’s held all these years? 

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Running Blind by Desmond Bagley

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The assignment begins with a simple errand – a parcel to deliver.  But to Alan Stewart, standing on a deserted road in Iceland with a murdered man at his feet, it looks anything but simple.  The desolate terrain is obstacle enough.  But when Stewart realises he has been double-crossed and that the opposition is gaining ground, his simple mission seems impossible …  

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