STALWARTS OF THE crime genre occupy pride of place in the latest of the new titles making their way on to the Library shelves this month. British writer Sophie Hannah’s offering is a psychological chiller, American Patricia Cornwell has her popular character Dr Kay Scarpetta facing a race against time, while Danielle Steele offers a romantic slant to her latest tale of mystery.
Our DVD Corner slot finds autistic forensic accountant Ben Affleck dealing with a rising body count and the criminal underworld as he unravels the secrets of a robotics company’s cooked books.
The Narrow Bed
by Sophie Hannah
A KILLER THE police are calling ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one. Before they die each victim is given a small white book…
For months detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward.
Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbech has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her?
Kim has no friends and trusts no-one. How – and why – could she possibly be the next target for Billy Dead Mates.
by Patricia Cornwell
THE DEATH OF a Hollywood mogul’s daughter has everyone convinced it’s an accident. But Dr Kay Scarpetta knows better. It’s almost as if someone is leaving evidence only she would spot. And they are always three steps ahead.
Scarpetta is sidetracked when she receives a video clip revealing disturbing secrets about her niece Lucy. Before she can react, the FBI raid Lucy’s estate. Time is running out.
Scarpetta suspects one person is behind it all: the murder, the videos, the FBI. She needs to stop them before it’s too late – and everyone she loves is destroyed.
Property of a Noblewoman
by Danielle Steel
AN ABANDONED safe deposit box in a New York City bank is opened to reveal a bundle of old letters, photographs and priceless jewellery.
Court clerk Jane Willoughby is charged with discovering more about the mystery of the box’s owner, the late Marguerite Wallace Pearson di San Pignelli. Why did Marguerite never claim these most precious possessions? Who are her heirs? Are they still alive?
After arranging for the jewellery to be valued, Jane and Christie’s auctioneer Philip Lawton are thrown together in a quest to find out more about Marguerite’s story. But neither of them could imagine where the contents of the box could lead them… or how it will change their lives forever.
The Accountant (DT568)
MATHS SAVANT Christian Wolf (Ben Affleck) is more comfortable with numbers than people, working as a freelance accountant for the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations.