Cold Revenge (2015)

Cold Revenge (2015)

Alex Howard

Mystery

Detective Inspector Hanlon is back. She's been promoted and now she goes undercover in Oxford to find the sadomasochistic killer of two students.Philosophy lecturer Dr Gideon Fuller, with his penchant for high end sadistic sex, is in the frame, but Hanlon is not convinced. From the specialist brothels in Oxford and Soho, to the inner sanctum of a Russian people trafficker with a taste for hurting women, the trail leads Hanlon deeper and deeper into danger - until she herself becomes the killer's next target.
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Time to Die

Time to Die

Alex Howard

Mystery

Detective Inspector Hanlon. She'll break but she won't bend. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects.Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril.Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon.Now the kidnap of a 12-year-old diabetic boy has blown the case of some missing children wide apart and the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met.Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who would care more about the life of a boy than about her own career. Hanlon.And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...
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Library Cat

Library Cat

Alex Howard

Mystery

For the last year, Library Cat – the resident cat of Edinburgh University Library – has been watching. As a Human, you may not feel that watching is a particularly extraordinary thing for a cat to do. But Library Cat is different. Because not only was Library Cat watching, he was also thinking.  Library Cat is a thinking cat. Thinking cats are rare. Look closely, though, and maybe you’ll spot one… The canny glint to the eye? The arched, disdainful whiskers? The unrelenting interest in books and piles of paper? That’s a thinking cat! This is a story about Library Cat, about his favourite turquoise chair in the library and his favourite food (bacon-rind). But, more importantly, this is a story about Library Cat’s thoughts and his own search for completeness in this fractured world.  And it’s about us Humans, too. You see, with his black and white head bobbing a foot off the ground, Library Cat has seen us Humans from a very different angle…  …and he’s seen it all; from shame to sandwiches, from litter to love, from aeroplanes to Lord Byron. And he has some news: he thinks us Humans have it all wrong. And he’s going to show us why. LIBRARY CAT is a funny, witty and irreverent look at the world, seen through the unusually observant eyes of Edinburgh University Library’s resident cat.
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An Incidental Death

An Incidental Death

Alex Howard

Mystery

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation. A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing. The murders soon reveal a chilling alliance between the anarchists and European Jihadis. And when Hanlon traces the killer, she soon realises that the truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?
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