March Book Haul

After a few months (okay 2) I finally bought some new books! I wanted to read all (almost all) the books that I already have in my possession but one book that I really liked to have was discounted in March so why not buy 3?  or 5? Anyway here they are.

Dark Secrets by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt.

I wanted to buy this book because it has been on my “to buy” list for long, it was a little bit more expensive that the ones I usually buy but I wanted it! And I need it for the Popsugar reading challenge (book by two authors).  This is the first book in the Sebastian Bergman Series.

It all begins with a call to the police. A sixteen-year-old boy, Roger Eriksson, has gone missing in the town of Västerås. A search is organized and a group of young scouts makes an awful discovery in a marsh: Roger is dead.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Bergman, psychologist, criminal profiler and one of Sweden’s top experts on serial killers, is in Västerås to settle his mother’s estate following her death. Sebastian has withdrawn from police work after the death of his wife and daughter in the 2004 tsunami.

When the Crime Investigation Department asks Sebastian for his help in Roger’s case, his arrogant manner at first alienates the rest of the team. Pushing forward, though, they begin to make disturbing discoveries about the private school Roger attended….

A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava.

This is the first book in the series of Maggie O’Dell. I wanted to buy this book since forever but there’s no eBook italian version so since I didn’t want to wait forever for this book I decided to buy it in English.

A killer is watching . . .

The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What’s worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.

Morreli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it’s the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O’Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings — a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli’s own nephew goes missing.

Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil.

Stalkers by Paul Finch.

Bought this because I liked the Italian cover and because of the synopsis  (hope it won’t let me down like other books). First book in the DS Heckenburg Series.

Time’s up. You’re Next.

“All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work.”

Detective Sergeant Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenberg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace.

Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck’s help. Together they enter a seedy underworld of gangsters and organised crime.

But when they hear rumours about the so-called ‘Nice Guys Club’ they hit a brick wall. They’re the gang that no one will talk about. Because the Nice Guys can arrange anything you want. Provided you pay the price…

L’ultimo segreto di Galileo by Aristide Bergamasco.

I don’t have an English title for this since it isn’t translated yet, it should be “Galileo’s Last Secret” (but it won’t probably be like this because we all know how translations go…); the main plot is like this:

The microbiologist Rebecca De Cardinale is involved by Professor Spinelli and his assistant Alessandro Vinci in the search for Galileo’s latest book, which says that the illustrious astronomer theorized a link between the epidemics and the movements of meteorites. The clues to find the manuscript are contained in three letters written by Galileo and found by Spinelli, but when the professor disappears, Rebecca and Alessandro take charge of the research, in a pressing fight against time to prevent that a catastrophic epidemic affects the whole humanity.

Melodia fatale by Alberto Ripa and Giorgio Ripa.

Same as before, no English translation, yet. The title should be Fatal Melody (quite similar to the Italian one) and the synopsis  is:

Homo homini lupus. Pedetemptim vestigia ac signa. A strange message in Latin, accompanied by a CD containing few notes of an unrecognizable melody, welcomes the Inspector of the Europol Tobia Allievi on his arrival in Geneva.
The same night a ruthless serial killer plays the first move of a thrilling game of chess in which the rules of the game are dictated by Latin phrases, fragments of photographs and letters of the alphabet on the back of the photographs themselves. Assisted in the investigations by the inspector Philippe Lacroix of the cantonal police, Allievi integrates in his team a young expert of terminology, Domitilla Di Mauro, to confront the killer on equal terms. A bitter rivalry between the two inspectors accompanies the killer hunting. To get the better of this competition, Allievi will have to play between falsity and truth, like the killer himself.

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