In this New York Times bestseller, Detective Michael Bennett must race against time to save New York City from chaos by tracking down the source of two mysterious attacks. New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly: why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the….
Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been…. A crime lord has declared war on America.
Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why. Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only….
Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. Judges murdered To escape the chaos,…. The city has never been more terrified! Tick--a killer's countdown beginsA rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living….
Best case: survivalThe son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers…. A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is….
As he faces a devastating personal loss, Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career: a kidnapping crisis that could destroy the most powerful people in America. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former First Lady, and….
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Manhunt Buy the Book Read More. Around the turn of the nineteenth century, Britons were flooding from the countryside into towns and cities. Their lives were safer now from nature and its dangers — famine, wild animals, disease. Their thoughts turned instead to the stranger living next door. Who was he? What might he do? Could he be a murderer, like the criminals who filled the pages of the cheap newspapers they read?
And so crowded cities like London needed a new professional: the detective. He, or she, was a super-hero for the age. In their scary new urban world, the Victorians found it reassuring to read about crimes being solved and justice served, which is why so many of our great fictional detectives were birthed during that period. Here is a list of the best of them. She gathers clues, explores locked chests, seeks hidden passages. Ultimately, she fails to find any mystery at all. Silly, but lovable, Miss Morland! Of course the brilliant Jane Austen was satirizing the genre of the Gothic novel, in which vulnerable but plucky heroines are threatened by cruel counts and escape from remote castles, facing danger and mystery.
It was these Gothic novels that paved the way for the detective story. And, like Catherine Morland, she finds time to solve crime — but Susan Hopley makes rather a better job of it. Not even the police were doing this consistently well in Susan Hopley was indeed a character ahead of her time.
In fact, reviewers were baffled. That could be a description of an Agatha Christie, yet Catherine Crowe wrote this domestic story full of tiny, telling detail eighty years before Christie began. Wilkie too was inspired by real life: in , another Scotland Yard man — Inspector Jack Whicher —had failed to solve a notorious country house murder in a Wiltshire village. Paschal was one of the very first professional female detectives, actually receiving payment for her services. Fretting that readers would find her independence rather racy, Hayward makes her a widow of slender means.
Paschal simply takes off her cumbersome crinoline and abandons it. Holmes was perfectly up-to-date with forensic science techniques, and he had extensive medical knowledge and analytical skills. And so the legend was born. Recruits to the French police were instructed to read Sherlock Holmes to learn good investigative techniques. Poirot was the first of the more sedentary sleuths of the Golden Age of detective fiction between the wars. Solving crime became rather like doing a crossword puzzle. That was because, after the horrors of World War One, no one wanted to spend their leisure time reading about blood.
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Sayers, - Harriet Vane is my own favorite sleuth. Sayers had already had great success with her aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey when Harriet Vane appeared in the dock in Strong Poison, accused of poisoning her ex-lover.