The Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling follow-up to 18th Abduction
Christmas is coming, but crime never stops for the Women's Murder Club.
Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is looking forward to spending time with her family over the holidays. But when she receives a tip-off that the biggest heist ever to hit San Francisco is being planned for Christmas Day, everything changes.
The architect of the ambitious attack unleashes chaos across the city, laying traps and false alarms to distract Lindsay and the SFPD from his ultimate goal.
As time runs out, will Lindsay be able to save the people of San Francisco from a Christmas they'd never forget?
The bestselling 16th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A LIFE FALLING APART
Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer had the perfect life with her beautiful baby daughter and her loving husband Joe. That was before she discovered everything she knew about Joe was a lie – and his betrayal cuts deep.
A SILENT KILLER
As Lindsay grapples with her personal life, a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes across San Francisco, killing seemingly unrelated victims. Is it just chance – or is something more sinister at work?
AN EXPLOSIVE TRIAL
At the same time, a maniac bomber captured by the combined efforts of Joe and Lindsay is on trial – and his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe’s investigation. Before long, Lindsay could be the one in the dock…
THE TABLES ARE TURNING…
The bestselling 15th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A FOUR-STAR MASSACRE
Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case of a professional multiple murder in a luxury hotel – a man who checked in under a false name, two men in a room full of surveillance equipment, and a maid who saw too much are all dead.
A CASE TOO CLOSE TO HOME
Her investigation takes her down unexpected paths – and when her husband Joe abruptly goes missing, Lindsay begins to fear that the elusive suspect might be the man she married.
AN EXPLOSIVE TRAGEDY
As Lindsay faces the worst case scenario, things get worse when an explosion rocks San Francisco to its core. Following new leads, Lindsay once again finds them pointing to her own front door – and starts to wonder if this case could end not only her marriage and career, but her life…
THE EVIDENCE DOESN’T LIE…
The bestselling 14th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A MASKED MASSACRE
Detective Lindsay Boxer is investigating a terrifying video of a murder, one committed by masked figures – wearing cop uniforms. Overnight, the entire San Francisco police department become suspects.
A MURDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
On the other side of the city, dozens of witnesses see a woman viciously stabbed to death in the streets – but there are no clues, and no apparent motive. All Lindsay has to go on is one significant date.
A CITY ON THE EDGE
As public hysteria and anti-police sentiment take over the city, Lindsay and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club might be the only thing standing between San Francisco and a lethal city-wide crime wave. Lindsay must face up to a disturbing possibility: the vicious gang terrorising the city might be more familiar than she'd imagined. But surely the police are just doing their job…
TO PROTECT AND SERVE?
One crowdsourced storyline, three finely crafted stories by Penguin authors Nicci French, Tim Weaver and Alastair Gunn.
What crime has been committed?
Who is the victim?
And who will solve the case?
Write a short crime story, using plot details crowdsourced on Twitter. This was the challenge we put to three Penguin authors - Nicci French, Time Weaver and Alastair Gunn. How different would the stories be? And how would the authors cope, with so much of the detail out of their hands?
Three very different murders and three unique takes on your travel photographer turned reluctant sleuth, Lucinda Berrington. Deep in the suffocating British countryside, the gangland streets of Cape Town or the glossy world of professional cycling, Twitter followers are meeting an unsavoury demise.
Maybe next time you log in you'll wonder...
Are you following them, or are they following you?
This ebook is brought to you free of charge by Penguin, in association with Specsavers.
Look out for other titles by all three authors:
Thursday's Children by Nicci French, follows Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday as the fourth in the Frieda Klein series.
Richard & Judy book club pick Never Coming Back is the fourth David Raker thriller by Tim Weaver, author of Vanished,Chasing the Dead and The Dead Tracks.
Alastair Gunn's debut crime novel, The Advent Killer, is available from Penguin from November 2013, and introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins.
A brilliant box set of the first ten Rebus novels.
Collection comprises of: Knots & Crosses; Hide & Seek; Tooth & Nail; Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes; Let it Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden; Dead Souls.
The #1 bestselling 12th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A LETHAL PREDICTION
Detective Lindsay Boxer is stunned when an eccentric professor walks into her homicide department to report a murder. The catch is that the murder hasn’t happened yet – but when it does, the professor’s prophecy is correct in every detail.
A KILLER’S RESURRECTION
Meanwhile, a serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he’s ready to reveal where the bodies are buried – but Lindsay suspects he has a much more sinister scheme in mind.
A DETECTIVE’S NIGHTMARE
As Lindsay and the Women's Murder Club investigate, she's soon pushed to breaking point – and she finds herself faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss imaginable.
CAN SHE SAVE HER FUTURE?
The No. 1 bestselling 10th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A HONEYMOON INTERRUPTED
Detective Lindsay Boxer has finally married her long-time boyfriend Joe. But homicide detectives don't have time for honeymoons, and she's soon back on the beat. A fifteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in the street, naked but for a cheap plastic raincoat, and haemorrhaging badly after having given birth. But her baby is nowhere to be found.
A DEEPENING MYSTERY
At the same time, Lindsay's close friend and fellow member of the Women's Murder Club reporter Cindy Thomas is investigating a terrifying story. Two women have reported sexual assaults, but neither can remember anything of the attacks. Are these the first of many? Cindy is determined to uncover the truth, but her headstrong approach could lead her straight into danger...
A BATTLE BETWEEN FRIENDS
Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano – a member of the Women’s Murder Club – is prosecuting the case of her life: a renowned heart surgeon accused of murdering her husband. The case looks like a slam dunk. But when Lindsay finds evidence that could destroy Yuki’s case, she’s forced to make a terrible choice.
YOU CAN’T HAVE IT ALL…
Samuel 'Sailor' Doyle has transferred from Vice to Homicide in the Virginia State Police. He has a mistress, an alcohol problem, a prescription drug dependency, and a burgeoning self-loathing that alienates his wife and family.
On Friday 3 July, the rookie investigator is assigned to a double homicide on a rural farm some 15 miles outside Richmond. One of the victims has been interred in a makeshift tomb, while the other is stuck half-in, half-out of a hope chest overflowing with cat litter. And the farm is covered with dead bodies: dozens of cats, sheep, goats, cows, and one dead horse. The mentally handicapped daughter of the victims, Carl and Claire Bruckner, is missing.
Doyle soon discovers that Bruckner was a Marine captain who lost his leg in Vietnam thanks to the incompetence of his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lake - now retired General Robert Lake, and Republican Party presidential hopeful, who will be speaking in Richmond on July fourth - the following evening. What Doyle fails to realise as he follows the various clues is that wherever he goes, he is spreading disease - and not just any disease, but Yersinia pestis. The plague.
Is the dead Marine planning revenge, even from beyond the grave?