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Bad Men
Atria, March 2004, 25.00, 400 pp. ISBN 0743487842 In the 1600's, colonists, tired of the Indian raids, settled on Sanctuary Island off the coast of Maine. For a time life was good until one of the settlers was suspected of various crimes and fled to the mainland. He returned with a gang of criminals killing all the settlers. In the present day, Sanctuary Island, now called Dutch Island, contains a thriving community but from time to time inexp...
Dark Hollow
Simon & Schuster, Jul 2001, 25.00, 441 pp. ISBN: 0743203321 It seems like several lifetimes ago that Charlie “Bird” Parker's world was perfect, but those happy times ended less than a year ago. He enjoyed working as an officer in the New York Police Department and loved his wife and his little girl. His idyllic life ended when a killer murdered his wife and child. Charlie crossed over the line and accompanied by a semi-retired burglar and ...
Every Dead Thing
Charlie Parker was a cop who quit the force following the brutal murder of his wife and child by a sadistic serial killer. He is distracted from his grief when he beomes involved in a gangland killing and the disappearance of a young woman. Then he receives a phone call from someone claiming to be the murderer of his family......
The Book of Lost Things
David's mother is seriously ill. When she dies, David is very upset to learn, a short time later, his father's new girlfriend, Rose, is pregnant and that they are all moving to her home in the British countryside while the war in Europe escalates. David hates everything about Rose, and his new baby brother, George. The only positive thing about the move is that Rose allows him to stay in the book-filled room that once belonged to her uncle Jonathan, w...

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The Killing Kind
Private investigator Charlie Parker is recruited by former senator Jack Mercier to investigate the death of Grace Peltier, the daughter of Curtis Peltier, a former business partner. Although the police believe Grace's death was suicide, Parker finds evidence that she was murdered. At about the same time a mass grave is discovered containing what may be the moral remains of the Aroostook Baptists, a religious community which mysteriously disappeared some ...
The White Road
Private Investigator Charlie Parker is trying to settle down to a quiet life with his pregnant girlfriend Rachel, so the last thing he needs is a desperate call for help from his old friend Elliott Norton. Norton has taken on the job of defending a young black man accused of the rape and murder of a powerful and wealthy white industrialist in South Carolina. Can Charlie help to keep Norton's client alive long enough to stand trial? As he is reluctantly d...


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