Police Procedural

  • A Kind of Justice
    A Kind of Justice by Renee James
    Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves. Then her impossibly ...

    You’ve most likely never met a narrator like Bobbi. Tough, tender, funny, full of heart—and ...Jodi Picoult, New York Times best-selling author of Leaving Time
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  • Black Stiletto Saga
    The Black Stiletto Saga by Raymond Benson
    This five-book saga tells the entire amazing story of Judy Cooper, the famed Black Stiletto of vigilante fame. The story is told by Martin Talbot, the Stiletto’s son, in the words of the Stiletto herself through her diaries. Martin does not discover these diaries until his mother, suffering from Alzheimer ...

  • Bruno Johnson Trilogy (The Disposables, The Replacements, The Squandered)
    The Bruno Johnson Trilogy (The Disposables, The Replacements, The Squandered) by David Putnam
    Ex-cop and ex-con Bruno Johnson and the fearless Marie have illegally rescued children from abusive homes and smuggled them to a safe haven in Costa Rica. As the action moves from The Disposables to The Replacements and then to The Squandered, Bruno and Marie are repeatedly forced back to the ...

  • Burying Ben (Dot Meyerhoff Mystery #1)
    Burying Ben (Dot Meyerhoff Mystery #1) by Ellen Kirschman
    Dot Meyerhoff has barely settled into her new job as a psychologist for the Kenilworth Police Department when Ben Gomez, a troubled young rookie, commits suicide without warning. He leaves a note blaming her, and suddenly her promising new start becomes a nightmare. At stake is her job, her reputation, ...

    With confident, compelling prose, and a fast-paced story, Kirschman manages to make the life of ...Camille Minichino, author of the Periodic Table Mysteries, the Miniature Mysteries and the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries
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  • Chasing Justice: Matt Royal Mystery #9
    Chasing Justice: Matt Royal Mystery #9 by H Terrell Griffin
    Matt Royal is going back to the courtroom. He has agreed to defend his good friend and wife of Longboat Key’s police chief. Abby Lester has been charged with the murder of Nate Bannister, an unlikeable, shady character. He was found shot to death in his downtown Sarasota condo and ...

    Witty, smart, and highly entertaining. An intriguing mix of hopes and fears that combine into ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot Threat
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  • Collision of Centuries
    Collision of Centuries by John J Le Beau
    German police Kommissar Waldbaer can wrap his mind around murder by sword, but could not accept the plague—Black Death. Is it possible that this hideous disease, believed to be eliminated centuries ago, is killing people today? Even the steady calm of Waldbaer’s demeanor is shaken. With the help of international ...

    Engrossing and suspenseful. A definite thumbs-up for fans of thrillers with historical and political overtones. Booklist
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  • Disposables (Bruno Johnson Novel #1)
    The Disposables (Bruno Johnson Novel #1) by David Putnam
    Bruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law.  Now he’s an ex-con and his life on parole is not going well.  ...

    David Putnam’s novel, The Disposables, is a high-octane thrill ride that won’t let you catch your ...William Bernhardt, best-selling author of the Ben Kincaid series
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  • Fifth Reflection (Dot Meyerhoff Mystery #3)
    The Fifth Reflection (Dot Meyerhoff Mystery #3) by Ellen Kirschman
    Police psychologist Dr. Dot Meyerhoff is pulled into the vortex of a terrible crime involving an eccentric photographer whose images of nude children make her a prime suspect in the disappearance of her own daughter. The principal investigator in the case is a young officer whose dedication to work and ...

    It’s clear that police psychologist Ellen Kirschman knows her stuff. Blunt insights about the blind ...Katherine Ramsland, best-selling author of CONFESSION OF A SERIAL KILLER: Inside the Mind of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer
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  • Found: Matt Royal Mystery #8
    Found: Matt Royal Mystery #8 by H Terrell Griffin
    When the serenity of beautiful Longboat Key, Florida, is shattered by a murder, and an elderly resident goes missing, Detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan leaps into action.  Her investigation is temporarily interrupted when she receives a text message with a current photo of a college friend she thought dead. ...

    Witty, smart and highly entertaining. An intriguing mix of hopes and fears that combine into ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The King’s Deception
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  • Innocents (Bruno Johnson Novel #5)
    The Innocents (Bruno Johnson Novel #5) by David Putnam
    Bruno Johnson, a newly minted LA County Sheriff Violent Crimes detective, gets the worst assignment possible—infiltrate a Sheriff’s narcotics team that may be involved in murder for hire. Gain their trust and be brought into the scheme. If he succeeds, he will have to arrest and testify against his fellow ...

    THE INNOCENTS is a terrific read reminiscent of the best of Joseph Wambaugh.  David Putnam ...Robert Dugoni, New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
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  • Kind of Blue
    Kind of Blue by Miles Corwin
    When a legendary ex-cop is murdered in LA, the pressure’s on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duffy needs his best detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine, quit a year ago. A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case ...

    Former LA Times crime reporter Corwin clearly knows the technical stuff. His procedural details are ...Booklist (Starred Review)
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  • Manhattan Lockdown
    Manhattan Lockdown by Paul Batista
    A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City. Suddenly, multiple explosions rock the entire building. This is not an accident, not a gas leak, but a heinous act of ...

    Batista knows his way around Manhattan and it shows in this battle of wills, where ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot Threat
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  • Midnight Alley
    Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin
    Ash Levine, the top detective in the LAPD’s elite Felony Special squad, is called out to solve the murder of two young black men found shot to death in a Venice alley. The case is a high priority because one of the victims is the son of City Councilman Isaac ...

    Midnight Alley is a terrific novel, thriller, page-turner, and a smart social study of today’s Los ...T. Jefferson Parker, Author of The Border Lords and Iron River
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  • Mortal Dilemma: Matt Royal Mystery #10
    Mortal Dilemma: Matt Royal Mystery #10 by H Terrell Griffin
    Jock Algren arrives on Longboat Key in a state of depression and hopelessness. His most recent mission for his secretive U.S. government intelligence agency has been disastrous, and his friends Matt Royal and J. D. Duncan aren’t sure they’ll be able to pull him out of his despair—then the bad ...

  • Replacements (Bruno Johnson Novel #2)
    The Replacements (Bruno Johnson Novel #2) by David Putnam
    Bruno Johnson, ex-detective with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and an ex-convict, is hiding out from the FBI in Costa Rica, tending bar to support eight children he illegally rescued from abusive homes. Partway through a normal day, Barbara Wicks, a former colleague and the chief of police for Montclair, ...

    Putnam steadily ratchets up the tension, while memorable supporting characters, like the courageous Marie, help ...Publishers Weekly
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  • Right Wrong Thing (Dot Meyerhoff Mystery #2)
    The Right Wrong Thing (Dot Meyerhoff Mystery #2) by Ellen Kirschman
    Officer Randy Spelling had always wanted to be a police officer, to follow in the footsteps of her brothers and her father. Not long after joining the force, she mistakenly shoots and kills Lakeisha Gibbs, a pregnant teenager. The community is outraged; Lakeisha’s family is vocal and vicious in their attacks ...

    Ellen Kirschman’s richly nuanced The Right Wrong Thing rings with authenticity. This fiction is so ...Hallie Ephron, New York Times best-selling author of Night Night, Sleep Tight
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  • Run to Ground
    Run to Ground by D. P. Lyle
    What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends? Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could ...

    Murder is never as simple as the motive. There are too many loose ends, and when ...David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author of The Naked Edge
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  • Squandered (Bruno Johnson Novel #3)
    The Squandered (Bruno Johnson Novel #3) by David Putnam
    The Squandered propels Bruno into an emotionally charged high-speed chase as he and Marie leave their rescued kids in Costa Rica and risk returning to the U.S. at the request of Bruno’s terminally ill father. Bruno’s estranged and incarcerated brother needs Bruno to help rescue his abducted young grandchildren—children that ...

    Putnam puts his years of law enforcement experience to good use in The Squandered, a shocking ...C. J. Box, New York Times best-selling author of the Joe Pickett novels
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  • Vanquished (Bruno Johnson Novel #4)
    The Vanquished (Bruno Johnson Novel #4) by David Putnam
    Former cop and ex-con Bruno Johnson and his wife Marie, living in their safe haven in Costa Rica with the children they illegally rescued from certain death, find a message from their outlaw motorcycle gang enemies—written on the back of one of their beloved children. The motorcycle gang, Sons of ...

    Bad Boy Bruno Johnson comes out of hiding to battle a vicious biker gang that ...Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime series
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  • Vindication: Matt Royal Mystery #11
    Vindication: Matt Royal Mystery #11 by H Terrell Griffin
    In this John Grisham style mystery, Matt Royal, the retired lawyer-turned-beach-bum is called back into the courtroom to defend his girlfriend J. D. Duncan’s Aunt Esther, who lives in the sprawling North Central Florida retirement community of The Villages. A best-selling author has been murdered after a book signing and ...

    “[Matt Royal’s] efforts to connect the jigsaw pieces make for fascinating reading.” Booklist
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