Hollywood has romanticized genius serial killers for a long time now, whether it be a suave, charming killer or a sly and informed yet absolutely evil murderer who knows how to fool police. There have been documentaries focusing solely on the most intelligent serial killers. But in real life, most serial killers are far from genius. An awful lot of them are just plain dumb. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144413/bk_acx0_144413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling crime novelist (and deputy district attorney) William P. Wood... A killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense - such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young district attorney willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted against by court psychiatrists, tormented by vanishing evidence and fugitive witnesses, his own wife a target, Fraser finds himself checkmated by the accused - until he seizes an opportunity to go beyond the letter of the law. To experience the final, stunning climax of Rampage is to thrill to the tensions of a high-stakes capital case, to go behind the scenes of our justice system, and to find a dark and terrifying clockwork there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019109/bk_adbl_019109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sylvester (Sly) Jones is a lawyer who moved to Centerville to get away from the corruption and injustice he saw running rampant in Chicago. It didn´t take him long to find out that for all its placid facade, his new town could be just as troubling. A former client of his is found dead, and it appears as if the only person in the town who cares at all is Sly. He soon finds himself investigating her death, even though the pursuit of the killer may end up costing him his job, his law license, his wife, his very existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William L. Sturdevant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047143/bk_acx0_047143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A circus owner’s murder produces a roster of bizarre suspects Summer heat is choking New York, and the Great Merlini - conjurer, sleuth, and godson of P. T. Barnum - offers his friend Ross Harte a chance to get out of town. Before they can depart for the annual convention of the Society of American Magicians, a nervous woman enters Merlini’s shop, begging to purchase his most popular illusion: the headless lady. When the magician refuses to sell his last copy, she steals it. She is the daughter of Major Hannum, a recently deceased circus magnate whose death may not have been an accident. Somewhere among the carnies, barkers, and freaks lurks a killer, and only Merlini can save the carnival from further bloodshed. The killer’s plot is as sly as a funhouse mirror, but no detective is more at home in a world where nothing is what it seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Gorton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006137/bk_adbl_006137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jayne Entwistle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002810/bk_rand_002810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Detective Eve Dallas´ investigation of a homicide at her husband’s hotel leads to a murderer with a passion for the finer things in life - and in death...At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown - and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He’s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn’t help solve the crime. Because there’s someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility - that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000120/bk_brll_000120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The killer knew Eve Duncan all too well. He knew the pain she felt for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body was never found. He knew that as one of the nation´s top forensic sculptors she would insist on identifying 9 skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia´s Talladega Falls. And he knew that she wouldn´t be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons - the one belonging to a young girl - might be Bonnie´s. But that is only the beginning of the killer´s sadistic game. Soon the calls begin to come. Sly, insinuating, chilling. Whoever is on the other end of the line is watching. He sees every move Eve makes. He savors her pain. He could strike at any time. Now Eve Duncan must match wits with the most dangerous of psychopaths. A man for whom life and death is no more than a game. A killing game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Ann Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000261/bk_bant_000261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new ´´Outlander´´ story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women - heroines and villains alike - by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his introduction, ´´Here you’ll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you’ll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living bad girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in post-apocalyptic futures, female private investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more.´´ Authors: George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Stories and Narrators (in order of appearance): ´´Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie; Read by Stana Katic ´´My Heart Is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott; Read by Jake Weber ´´Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland; Read by Harriet Walter ´´The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Sno 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, Stana Katic, Lee Meriwether, Emily Rankin, Harriet Walter, Jake Weber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003707/bk_rand_003707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation´s getting personal. When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there´s little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Glen Boyd, the sly music producer whom even Gilbert once threatened to kill after the man nearly destroyed his venerable marriage, seems to have a shopping list of enemies a mile long. From Boyd´s former wife, and world famous folk singer, to a rock guitarist, to a notorious drug kingpin, it seems there is no one Boyd´s dirty business dealings have not affected. But there is one suspect Gilbert refuses to include even though evidence keeps piling up. Soon it becomes a race against time for Gilbert to find the true culprit behind this heinous crime before his family is torn apart. With twists and turns even the most jaded crime listener won´t see coming, Arthur Ellis Award-winning author Scott Mackay delivers his most provocative and thrilling novel to date - a story of family, loyalty and violence that is impossible to ignore and, once begun, impossible to forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007845/bk_adbl_007845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.