Hour of the Hunter

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061747014
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

The hunter is free to kill again -- and hour by hour, he draws closer . . . The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture–murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'otham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd -- a teacher on the reservation -- put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.

Day of the Dead

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061741944
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

The Walker family survived the atrocities perpetrated by a serial killer and his crazed acolyte in both Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees. But can they escape the vengeance of a new killer or killers whose sights have been set on their precious daughter, Lani? Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico -- told they're traveling to a loving adoptive family in southern Arizona, their hopes are high. But the fate that waits for them is truly horrifying: when death comes, it will be a blessing.... Former Sheriff Brandon Walker is living the life of a reluctant retiree. Playing golf while his wife, Diana Ladd, continues to write her bestselling tales of true crime, he desperately misses the action and sense of usefulness from days gone by. When he’s invited to join the Last Chance Club to review and attempt to solve long-cold cases, he little imagines the first case to cross his path will be one he may have botched back when he was sheriff. And when the case from all those decades past becomes entangled with a current murder, it seems a serial killer with a very long and shocking track record may be back in business....

Queen of the Night

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062006916
Release Date: 2010-07-27
Genre: Fiction

“J.A. Jance is among the best—if not the best.” —Chattanooga Times In Queen of the Night, New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings back the Walker family—introduced in Hour of the Hunter, terrorized in Kiss of the Bees, and last seen in Day of the Dead. A multilayered thriller, gripping and unforgettable—evocatively set in the breathtaking Arizona desert—Queen of the Night is a chilling tale of murder past and present that connects and devastates three separate families.

Kiss of the Bees

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061746304
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Twenty years ago, a darkness rose up out of the blistering heat of the Arizona desert and descended upon the Walker family of Tucson. A personified evil, a serial killer named Andrew Carlisle, brought blood and terror into their world, nearly murdering Diana Ladd Walker and her young son, Davy. Now much has changed. The family has grown larger. There's Lani, the beloved adopted daughter—a beautiful Native American teenager "kissed by the bees" and destined, according to Tohono 0'othham lore, to become a woman of great spiritual power. And now that the psychopath Carlisle has died in prison, Brandon and Diana Walker believe that their long nightmare is finally over. They are wrong. The monster is dead, but his malevolence lives on . . . in another.

Trial By Fury

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061754715
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

The dead body discovered in a Seattle dumpster was shocking enough—but equally disturbing was the manner of death. The victim, a high school coach, had been lynched, leaving behind a very pregnant wife to grieve over his passing, and to wonder what dark secrets he took to his grave. A Homicide detective with twenty years on the job, J.P. Beaumont knows this case is a powder keg and he fears where this investigation will lead him. Because the answers lie on the extreme lethal edge of passion and hate, where the wrong kind of love can breed the most terrible brand of justice.

Dance of the Bones

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062297686
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Fiction

J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters, join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career. Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos's "real" killer and clear his name. Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont is at loose ends after the Special Homicide Investigation Team, affectionately known as S.H.I.T., has been unexpectedly and completely disbanded. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter’s case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help. Those two cases suddenly become hot when two young boys from the reservation, one of them with close ties to the Walker family, go missing. Can two seasoned cops, working together, decipher the missing pieces in time to keep them alive?

Stand Down

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062418487
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Fiction

Life has shifted for J. P. Beaumont. After a tragic accident that devastated—and ultimately disbanded—his Special Homicide Investigaton Team, he accepts that he has left homicide detection behind at this point, but he has a lot of unanticipated free time on his hands. He's keeping busy with renovations on the new house that he and his wife, Mel Soames, the newly appointed chief of police in Bellingham, Washington, have bought. But new fixtures and paint palettes can occupy only so much of Beau's daily life, and Mel is encouraging him to return to where he is needed: investigating crimes. In the meantime, she is struggling to gain control of her new situation, cast into a department where some are welcoming—and some are not. It's been a few months, and the tension in the police department is rising, but Beau realizes Mel has to tackle things in her own way, so he refrains from advising. But when Beau shows up one afternoon to survey the construction at their new house and finds Mel's car there but no sign of her, his investigative instincts kick in. Suddenly he's back in the game—except this time, his heart is on the line as well as his professional dignity.

From the Start Walker Family Book 1

Author: Melissa Tagg
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441265258
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Fiction

"Simply adorable . . you might just fall in love with Here to Stay."--USAToday.com's Happy Ever After blog Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn't kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays...until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley. Permanently sidelined by an injury, former NFL quarterback Colton Greene is temporarily hiding out in a friend's hometown to avoid the media and the reminders of all he's lost. Maple Valley seems like the perfect place to learn how to adjust to normal life. The only trouble is he's never really done normal before. While Kate plays things safe and Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures, they both get what it's like to desperately need direction in life. An unexpected project gives them both a chance to jumpstart their new lives, but old wounds and new dreams are hard to ignore. Starting over wasn't part of the plan, but could it be the best thing that's ever happened to them? "From the Start embodies Tagg's best! Delightful. Endearing. And full of engaging characters and tingling moments reminiscent of our favorite films and stories. I'm thrilled this is the beginning of our journey with the Walkers and eagerly anticipate this wonderful family's next chapter."--Katherine Reay, author of Lizzy & Jane "With her usual dose of girl-next-door charm, Melissa Tagg invites the reader into yet another witty and faith-filled story in From the Start. Though written with punchy dialogue and a colorful cast of supporting characters, Tagg isn't afraid to expand the lighthearted parts of the story to delve into some of life's tougher challenges--which she does in an authentic way. The first in a new series, I'm eagerly awaiting the next chapter from the Walker clan!"--Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin "Melissa Tagg's newest book, From the Start, is guaranteed to win the heart of readers with this delightful story of a retired football player looking for his future, and a writer trying to figure out how to pen his story--while rewriting her own. Colton is downright swoon-worthy, and this first book in this hometown series about the charming town of Maple Valley, Iowa, scores a resounding touchdown! Tagg just gets better and better."--Susan May Warren, bestselling, RITA award-winning author of The Wonder of You

Until Proven Guilty

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061758221
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

“Any story by Jance is a joy.” —Chattanooga Times Now fans of the enormously popular Sheriff Joanna Brady suspense series by J.A. Jance can discover another side to the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author. Until Proven Guilty—a riveting tale of the very worst kind of murder—marks the debut of Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont. This Premium Plus edition of Until Proven Guilty—the classic novel that put the incomparable Jance on the crime fiction map—indisputably proves that she truly belongs “in the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell” (Flint Journal).

Hunter s Edge

Author: Shiloh Walker
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 1605041483
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Neither of them heard the footsteps. Until Rafe's voice cut through the tension in the air, they hadn't even realized he was there. But as they turned to look at the Master, both of them felt something change...a subtle shift in the air. Subtlebut it came with something icy and ugly. Something that filled Kel with dread. "Don't tell me he's killed again," he rasped. Disgusted and furious, his hands closed into fists and the refrain started to circle through his mind once more. Helpless. Useless. Worthless. The feral's words whispered through his mind. "I'm going to rip your heart out of your chest and smash it. You will die this time." Kel's own respondse..."Promise?"

In Colder Blood

Author: Jt Hunter
Publisher: Rj Parker Publishing
ISBN: 1987902149
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre:

Two families, mysteriously murdered under similar circumstances, just a month apart. One was memorialized in Truman Capote's classic novel, In Cold Blood. The other was all but forgotten. Dick Hickock and Perry Smith confessed to the first: the November 15, 1959 murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Despite remarkable coincidences between the two crimes, they denied committing the second: the December 19 murder of a family of four in Osprey, Florida. Over half a century later, a determined Florida detective undertakes exceptional efforts to try to bring closure to the long-cold case. WARNING: CRIME SCENE PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC

Keep Holding On

Author: Melissa Tagg
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997964200
Release Date: 2016-09-02
Genre:

Beckett Walker hasn't stepped foot in Maple Valley in years. There's no getting past the painful memories, and there's every chance he'll be arrested as soon as he shows his face. Which is exactly what happens when he finally returns. Suddenly his dream of adventure as a military lawyer comes skidding to a halt. Kit Danby has spent too much time missing home and her childhood best friend--Beckett Walker. Now she might have a shot at reclaiming both. After years of living abroad, she returns to run her family's apple orchard. But she can't do it alone. Beckett needs community service hours and Kit needs a helping hand. But there's more at stake than either of them planned. With a tangled past and futures that look nothing alike, they'll have to find a way to weather the storms of the present or risk losing everything.

Night of Thunder

Author: Stephen Hunter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416565116
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

A tale set against a backdrop of a week-long NASCAR event in the heart of Dixie finds Marine Corps master sniper Lee Swagger facing off against an adversary known as Sinnerman, an effort that is compromised by corrupt police, meth dealers, and fanatical evangelicals. 200,000 first printing.

Nimrod the Hunter

Author: Walker Gregory
Publisher:
ISBN: 0966237412
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre:

Nimrod The Hunter: The biblical hero returns in a stunning new epic historical fantasy adventure. Gregory "Brother G" Walker, winner of the 2009 Octavia Butler Humanitarian Award for Shades Of Memnon, expands the African Legends genre with another exciting action adventure. Like Shades Of Memnon, which recovers the tradition of the African hero from the Trojan War, Nimrod The Hunter reaches back into time, drawing upon ancient lore to present a new epic interpretation of Nimrod, the mighty hunter before the Lord from Genesis 10. Great for schools and bible study courses, Nimrod The Hunter is another mix of history, spirituality and martial arts action from Brother G.

The Lioness Is the Hunter

Author: Loren D. Estleman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765388452
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Fiction

A hot new Amos Walker mystery by a master of the hard-boiled detective novel. "Loren Estleman is my hero."—Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author Detroit entrepreneur Carl Fannon hires Walker to trace Emil Haas, his partner, whose sudden disappearance has jeopardized their firm’s plans to purchase the historic Sentinel Building. Almost immediately, the missing man shows up and asks the detective to meet him in the empty Sentinel to discuss a top-secret concern. Walker complies, only to find not Haas, but Fannon’s suffocated corpse locked in a basement vault. When Gwendolyn Haas, the partner’s adult daughter, enters the picture, the client number rises to three, including one missing and one murdered. But the worst is yet to come: Emil Haas’s “concern” is that Fannon’s been buying up depressed real estate on behalf of Charlotte Sing, the international fugitive Walker knows only too well as Madam Sing. Madam Sing is believed to have been executed in Asia for capital crimes without number, but instead may be engaged in rebuilding her fortune to relaunch her assault on civilization.