Henry Gilman has spent years trying to separate himself from his father’s legacy of murder and insanity. Now he has the chance – all he has to do is figure out who’s been killing people in Innsmouth. Then he’ll be a hero and win the heart of the woman he loves, Flora Marsh. But soon he’s caught in a web of danger, with the undead stalking the streets at night, a terrible monster lurking below the city, and a prophecy of destruction about to come true. In the process, his actions cause unwanted consequences and to save Flora he has to do the very thing he’s spent his life trying to avoid – follow his father’s footsteps into madness.
AN ACTION-PACKED THRILLER INVOLVING A FORENSIC LINGUIST
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Collector by John Maher.
WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT
They say human life is the most precious thing. The Collector doesn’t agree.
When world renowned archaeologist Philip Carlton suddenly and unexpectedly commits suicide, the police are called to investigate. Heading up the investigation is Detective Lucy O’Hara, a Forensic Linguist – and she immediately sees something is wrong with the suicide note. In her gut, she knows this was cold-blooded murder.
Battling skeptical superiors and the Irish establishment, Lucy digs for the truth and begins to uncover a shadowy trade in ancient artifacts led by a mysterious figure known only as ‘The Collector’.
As Lucy works to uncover his identity, she soon realizes she is up against a ruthless mastermind who is systematically eliminating anyone who might lead her to him. But Lucy won’t give up and soon The Collector turns his attention to her…
The Collector – the first in a gripping new series featuring Detective Lucy O’Hara.
Tomb of Gods by Brian Moreland is an engaging account of an epic quest for the secrets of the pharaohs.
Harlan Riley is the only archaeologist to survive the ill-fated expedition to an Egyptian cave in 1935. His appearance, a year later, gains widespread attention as he is covered from head to toe in mysterious scars and keeps talking in a strange language unknown to man. His granddaughter, Imogen Riley, an Egyptologist herself, is desperate to know what caused her only living relative to lose his sanity.
She joins a team of archaeologists and soldiers to find the answers. The cave, which turns out to be a tomb, is a maze of tunnels that, according to the leader of the group, Nathan Trummel, holds the most prized secrets of the pharaohs. However, as the explorers venture deep into the ancient tomb, they discover a deadly fate awaits them.
After attending her uncle and aunt’s wedding anniversary party, when Detective Scott arrives at her uncle’s house for their morning run, she feels something amiss. A few moments later, she is horrified to see her beloved aunt’s bloodied mutilated corpse sprawled across the floor of the laundry room. Everyone suspects her uncle, Pine Valley’s sheriff, to be the murderer since his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon. However, Katie knows how deeply her uncle loved her aunt; he couldn’t have done it.
Working in the cold case division, she chances upon an old case in which the body of a young girl was found tied to a tree. Her body had the same distinct lacerations found on her aunt’s body. Katie is certain there is a link between the cases. Unfortunately, every clue she follows results in a dead-end. However, a piece of the thread she found in her uncle’s house while she was clandestinely searching it may be the link between these cases. Ignoring warnings from her team, she decides to do the unthinkable to save her uncle. Will she survive to prove her uncle’s innocence? Read Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase to find out.
On a wintry foggy morning in San Fransisco in June 1950, when the bloated corpse of Carlo Steffano, a mob lawyer, rolls out of a cargo net, Inspector Andrew Johnson hardly feels any remorse for the dead man. However, what complicates matters further is the discovery of another corpse—that of Hector Arroyo—in the trunk of a nearby car. Arroyo is a drug mule and works for the Mexicans.
This piques the interest of Johnson and his partner, Camozzi, since the mob and the Mexicans are fierce competitors. Hence, it doesn’t make any sense for these two bodies to be discovered near each other. Thus, starts a fateful investigation into these grisly murders, told in the first person from the perspective of Johnson, that plunges him neck-deep into the quagmire of drugs, brothels, and Communism in China.
Easton family moves into an old, giant house they bought at dirt cheap price.
Alice, the youngest in the family, is thrilled to move in there and explore it.
Her joy soon turns to dread when she discovers a painting of stick figures
depicting a family of four on the wall of the hallway ……. just like her
family. The rest of the family brushes it off, but Alice is intrigued and scared
by this painting.
One by one, the members of her family start disappearing, which is followed by a X marking that member in the crude painting in the hallway. Alice must unearth the macabre mystery behind this old house before she becomes the next victim.