Category Archives: Mystery

Sleeping Giants

Title: Sleeping Giants

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls though the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an i9nstrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

Flawless

Title:  Flawless

Author:  Heather Graham

There’s a pub in New York City that’s been in the Finnegan family for generations.  Now Kieran and her three brothers own it.  Kieran Finnegan is also, as it happens, a criminal psychologist–a fitting reaction, perhaps, to her less-than-lawful teenage past.

Meanwhile, New York’s Diamond District has been hit by a rash of thefts.  No one’s been killed–until now.  FBI agent Craig Frasier is brought in to investigate; he and Kieran meet at a jewelry store in the middle of a heist.  She’s there to “unsteal” a flawless stone taken by her light-fingered youngest brother as an act of vengeance.  Craig’s there to stop the gang.

But the police and FBI begin to wonder if there are two gangs of diamond thieves, the original and a copycat group of killers–who seem to think their scheme is as flawless as the stones they steal.

Thrown together by circumstances, drawn together by attraction, Kieran and Craig are both assigned to the case.  But to Kieran’s horror, there’s more and more evidence that, somehow, the pub is involved.  Because everyone goes to Finnegan’s….