David Morrell, Murder as a Fine Art (Mulholland Books, 2013). Opium eater Thomas De Quincey should never have written that essay about murder; it has made him the chief suspect in a case reminiscent of the infamous Ratcliffe Highway killings. Ignore the unlikely premise and enjoy a gaslit gallop through Victorian London. From "Summer Books Guide," Financial Times Weekend (29-30 June 2013). Visit the page for other recommendations.
An innocent priest faces the death penalty for a murder he didn't commit. A detective on the eve of retirement is determined to set things right. But while Detective Mike Coletti is searching for the real killer, the real killer is also searching for him.
Missy's Murder by Karen Kingsbury (K 319) On an October day, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Missy's best friend, Karen, publicly vows to find the killer and even moves in with Missy's family to help. No one could have guessed what would happen next. Karen Kingsbury delivers a story full of twists and turns, dead ends, betrayals and confessions. Missy's Murder is a shocking tale of how jealousy can drive people to acts of great evil.
In 1992, behind the barbed wire fence of a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, Thomas Quick confessed to the murder of an 11-year-old boy who had been missing for 12 years. Over the next nine years, Quick confessed to more than 30 unsolved murders, revealing he had maimed, raped, and eaten the remains of his victims