Noah Chinn’s Bleeding Heart Yard: A Damned Love Story
The first half of the worst week of Peter’s life happened when he was a young boy. Being cursed by a witch was bad enough, but what do you do when you don’t even know what the curse is, or when it is supposed to go off? Twenty years later, in a part of London shrouded in myths and urban legends, it does.
Peter might have found his one true love, but there’s a problem. His friend might be able to remove the curse, but there’s a catch. There’s a monster hunting people in London, but no one believes it. A secret government branch is investigating, but they’re incompetent. And the woman Peter loves is doomed to die, but it’s not the first time.
The second half of the worst week of Peter’s life is about to begin.
L. F. Crawford’s Fortune Cookie Karma
The murder of a Beverly Hills psychic — fifth victim of the Ice Pick Killer — drafts Detective Art Murry and his partner Billy Kidman into a special LAPD task force, where Murry’s intuitive hunches are ignored in favor of fitting together the “facts” that so far, have led nowhere. But when Murry’s intuition turns to psychic flashes, he sees a vision of his girlfriend, Medical Examiner Mary Eclair. She’s dead, ice picks through her hands and feet. To try and save the woman he loves, Murry alienates his boss and his partner, risking his job and his life to find the killer.
Billy, irritated at Murry’s lack of communication, and spooked by Chinese fortune cookies of doom, threatens to transfer to a different department where he’ll have the opportunity to head his own investigations.
The Ice Pick Killer has his own troubles. A burglar cleaned out his safe: cash, jewelry, and the set of ice picks intended for his next victim. To protect his identity, he must get back the picks. Ice Pick, an actor and make-up artist, masquerades as anyone from a priest to a security specialist, whatever it takes to win his victims’ trust. And he already has his next victim — Mary Eclair — in his sights.
While Murry follows a slim thread from a reported burglary to a dead thief, Ice Pick sets the trap for Eclair. Will Murry be able to sort through the clues in time to prevent her death?
The breakneck pace of FORTUNE COOKIE KARMA hurtles from the first page to an explosive, skin-prickling conclusion.
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