A Velvet Scream

Author: Priscilla Masters
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780101740
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Staffordshire DI Joanna Piercy is on the hunt for a nightclub-going sexual predator in this gritty British mystery that “doesn’t settle for easy answers” (Publishers Weekly). With her wedding day approaching, Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy doesn’t need the stress of a disciplinary hearing—or the disapproval of her soon-to-be in-laws. She’d welcome nearly any distraction from her complicated life. But she takes no joy in the grim realities of her current case. On a snowy December morning, fourteen-year-old Kayleigh Harrison is found outside Patches nightclub in Leek. Nearly naked and half dead from the cold, she says she has been raped. As Joanna investigates, she uncovers Kayleigh’s history of unsubstantiated allegations against her stepfather. But there are possible links to a similar rape case six months previously. And when another underage girl disappears from the same nightclub, the disturbing pattern of a predator begins to emerge.

Dangerous Minds

Author: Priscilla Masters
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780107617
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Can a psychiatrist prevent a crime when it exists only in a patient’s mind? When she receives a wedding invitation from one of her former patients, forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget is more than a little alarmed. Highly intelligent and manipulative, Jerome Barclay suffers from a severe personality disorder. Although she has never been able to prove it, Claire believes him to be highly dangerous, responsible for at least three suspicious deaths – and she fears for the safety of his new bride. What’s more, Jerome seems to know rather too much about Claire’s personal and professional life, including intimate details concerning her other patients. What sinister game is he playing? With no proof as to Jerome’s possibly murderous intentions, Claire’s hands are tied. Can she prevent a tragedy unfolding? And is Claire herself at risk?

The Final Curtain

Author: Priscilla Masters
Publisher: Severn House/ORIM
ISBN: 178010426X
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“A particularly intriguing mystery” featuring a female police detective and a former child star with secrets to hide (Booklist). Just back from her honeymoon, Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy heads back to work in Staffordshire, England, and gets handed a case she can do without: nuisance calls from an old lady ringing the police incessantly to report seemingly trivial incidents. The woman in question is Timony Weeks, a child star of the sixties in the once-popular soap Butterfield Farm, who now lives in an isolated farmhouse. It seems unlikely that someone is really moving her nightdress around or leaving a dead mouse in her bread box. Joanna is sure she’s putting on an act and wasting police time. But as things escalate, something doesn’t feel right, and as Joanna digs into Timony’s past, she finds that the aging actress may be in danger after all . . . “A solid police procedural especially likely to appeal to 1960s nostalgia buffs.” —Kirkus Reviews

Smoke Alarm

Author: Priscilla Masters
Publisher: Severn House/ORIM
ISBN: 1780103085
Size: 13.19 MB
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A female coroner teams up with a British police detective to find the culprit behind a deadly fire . . . When firemen are called to an intense blaze at the Grange in Melverley, England, they find the bodies of Christie Barton, her daughter, and her father-in-law, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. But evidence suggests that this was not a tragic accident related to the dead man’s dementia symptoms. These deaths appear to be deliberate. Detective Inspector Alex Randall enlists the help of coroner Martha Gunn, but the puzzle deepens with a second house fire—the occupant, a retired nurse, is missing. Where is she, and what links the two fires? The answers lie in a secret buried in the past . . . “Details of police procedure and the duties of a coroner frame a compelling story. In addition to the crime story, Masters also focuses on Martha’s personal life, as she slowly begins to learn more about her very private colleague Alex and begins to date again, fearing future loneliness as her children get ever closer to leaving home. A nice mix of mystery and human drama.” —Booklist

Recalled To Death

Author: Priscilla Masters
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780106807
Size: 26.86 MB
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Coroner Martha Gunn is baffled by the discovery of an unidentified body in the ruins of a local beauty spot. On a bright spring morning, John Hyde opens the gates to the grounds of Moreton Corbet Castle, a local medieval ruin, and discovers the body of a homeless man with his throat slashed. Detective Inspector Alex Randall and his team soon face some disturbing questions: was this a random attack, or does someone have a vendetta against the homeless? For coroner Martha Gunn, establishing the man’s identity is essential, but there are no clues . . . Who is he? What was he doing in the grounds of a Shropshire beauty spot? As the mystery deepens, the need for answers becomes increasingly important. Can Martha and Alex solve the puzzle?