A Taste for Violence (Michael Shayne, Book 17) - download pdf or read online

By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne, the fellow with a style for violence, tackles corruption, greed, brutality, and homicide in an action-packed 24 hours within the Kentucky mining city of Centerville.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Taste for Violence (Michael Shayne, Book 17) PDF

Best murder books

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman PDF

From a debut novelist, a gripping old mystery and rousing love tale set in seventeenth-century Manhattan

It’s 1663 within the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of latest Amsterdam, now present-day southern long island. Orphan young children are going lacking, and between these having a look into the mysterious scenario are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old dealer, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a rushing British undercover agent named Edward Drummond.

Suspects abound, together with the governor’s filthy rich nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who should be possessed through a demon that turns humans into cannibals; and the colony’s personal corrupt and conflicted orphanmaster. either the hunt for the killer and Edward and Blandine’s newfound romance are endangered, although, whilst Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hold for espionage. in the meantime, struggle looms because the English king plans to wrest keep an eye on of the colony.

Jean Zimmerman brings New Amsterdam and its surrounding barren region alive for modern day readers with exacting interval element. energetic, fast-paced, and entire of colourful characters, The Orphanmaster is a dramatic page-turner that may attract fanatics of Hilary Mantel and Geraldine Brooks.

Download e-book for kindle: Fatal Females: 13 Cases That Gripped a Nation by Libby-Jane Charleston

Ladies are meant to be soft and loving – now not cold-hearted killers, knife-wielding vampires or gun-toting hijackers. but all through historical past, there's been no scarcity of under law-abiding ladies.

Let journalist Libby-Jane Charleston take you on a chilling trip via a real crime gallery of ladies who've smashed our perceptions of the stereotypical female personality: from meek Russian librarian Lucy Dudko, who commandeered a helicopter to damage her boyfriend out of felony; to suburban intercourse goddess Michelle Burgess, who employed successful guy to take out her lover's spouse; and Katherine Knight, who killed, skinned and cooked her companion to serve to his children.

Read those actual tales and delve into the darkish and nerve-racking lives of Australia's such a lot deadly females.

Former television reporter Libby-Jane Charleston all started her occupation in her children as certainly one of Australia's youngest newspaper columnists. She has labored commonly in radio, papers and magazines in addition to on television – showing on-camera for each tv community in Australia, as a finance information anchor, present affairs reporter and normal information reporter at Channels Ten, 9, Seven, SBS & ABC.

Read e-book online The Shark Net: Memories and Murder PDF

Submit 12 months notice: First released in 2000

Aged six, Robert Drewe moved together with his kinfolk from Melbourne to Perth, the world's so much remoted urban - and pleased with it. This sun-baked coast used to be innocently proud, too, of its tranquillity and friendliness. Then a guy he knew murdered a boy he additionally knew. The assassin randomly killed 8 strangers - variously taking pictures, strangling, stabbing, bludgeoning and hacking his sufferers and operating them down with automobiles - and an blameless Perth used to be replaced forever.

In the middle-class waterside suburbs that have been the killer's major stalking grounds, the mysterious murders created common nervousness and immediate neighborhood fable. many folks have been deeply affected, now not least the younger Robert Drewe.

Download e-book for iPad: Colder Than Blood by Ed Rowe

Whilst a tender lady dives into his automobile pleading for support, unemployed slacker Jack Marsh is propelled right into a determined high-speed chase. yet Jack fails to guard the unusual woman and he or she is recaptured by way of her darkish pursuer and brutally murdered. Vowing to trace down the killer to redeem himself as an beginner detective, Jack's hunt leads him deep right into a dirty Melbourne underworld of thugs, psychotic drug buyers, and the shadowy hand of a non secular cult.

Extra info for A Taste for Violence (Michael Shayne, Book 17)

Example text

It was half past seven. The sun had already set. She walked out onto the back porch to look toward the barn, then beyond to the stables to see if she could see Bud’s truck. No luck. She shivered as a blast of cold air whipped around the side of the house. Spring was here, but Montana weather had yet to catch up with that fact. She had turned to go back inside when she heard the sound of an engine and saw the lights of Bud’s truck coming out from behind the barn. Instead of going inside, she wrapped her arms around her waist and waited for him to reach the house.

The revelation he’d dropped on them at the reading of his will had torn the family apart. His oldest daughter, Holly, was the only one of them left at the ranch now, along with Robert Tate, Andrew’s best friend and ranch foreman—and the love of Holly’s life. But Robert—Bud to his friends—didn’t know about Holly’s feelings, and she was so used to keeping them a secret that revealing them now in the midst of so much turmoil didn’t seem possible. Her sisters, Maria and Savannah, were already gone.

I could only draw one conclusion: that she’d been murdered for her intentions. Unable to read any more, Holly laid the journal and her food aside, and curled up in the fetal position. She was still shocked that she had no memories of her parents, or of living anywhere other than the Triple S Ranch. According to the journal, she was five when her mother sent her away with Andrew Slade. So what happened? What had she seen that had been so horrible she’d been willing to block out everything, including a mother who loved her that much?

Download PDF sample

A Taste for Violence (Michael Shayne, Book 17) by Brett Halliday

by Donald

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 11 votes

About the Author