Books

Every Pretty Thing

Chris Mooney

In Every Pretty Thing serial killer hunter Darby McCormick finds herself in Montana, looking for a friend. Little does she realise that a murderer is waiting for her . . .

She came to find her friend.
Instead she found a killer.

Serial killer expert Darby McCormick gets a call from FBI Agent Jackson Cooper, who has been contacted by a woman who's been in hiding for twenty years.

She was one of the only survivors of a murderer who has been carving a dark path across America for decades. Cooper believes he may have tracked this psychopath to the wilds of Montana.

Now, he needs Darby's help to bring him in. But when she arrives Cooper has vanished without a trace.

Something is very wrong - and as the trail goes cold, Darby is all alone in a strange town, stalked by an unseen predator who wants to add another victim to his collection...

(Praise for Chris Mooney)

'One of the best thriller writers working today'
Lee Child

'Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer. Compelling, thrilling and touching'
Michael Connelly

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting'
Harlan Coben

'It will keep you up past your bedtime'
Karin Slaughter

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up'
Tess Gerritsen

Every Three Hours

Chris Mooney

The new pulse-pounding latest instalment in the outstanding Darby McCormick series.

'One of the best thriller writers working today'
Lee Child

WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES? ONLY TIME WILL TELL...

Forensic investigator Darby McCormick queues to enter Boston Police Headquarters on a freezing winter morning. Lured back to her hometown to help solve a cold case, Darby won't get far inside the station - and this will be no ordinary homecoming...

Because someone suddenly takes a woman hostage and a stand-off ensues. The man has explosives strapped to himself and other bombs hidden around the city, rigged to explode - every three hours - until he gets what he wants.

Working desperately against the clock, Darby realizes she is trapped between a kidnapper who would kill to expose the truth and people who would let others die to hide their lies...

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Praise for Chris Mooney:

'Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer. Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly

'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham

'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

'An exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly

Fear the Dark

Chris Mooney

Fear grips a town in Colorado as a murderer targets entire families in their own homes. As police and the FBI struggle to contain the situation, they bring in forensic investigator and serial killer expert Darby McCormick.

What she finds is a brutal and elusive predator who stays one step ahead of their investigation.

As Darby navigates the blood-ties and broken promises that divide the locals, she knows all the while the killer is watching, circling his next target: her.

She must not only meet evil and survive, but also be prepared to face this small town's dark heart.

The Dead Room

Chris Mooney

'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime'
Karin Slaughter

'One of the best thriller writers working today'
Lee Child

A DEAD MURDERER. A LIVING LIE.

A mother and her son have been executed in their home. Fingerprint matches reveal their murderer died twenty years ago. Crime Scene Investigator Darby McCormick must solve this disturbing puzzle.

But the deeper she digs the more horrors come to light...

What is the dark, long-held secret linking these sinister crimes? Is it possible to steal an identity - or are dead men following Darby's footsteps?

The line between the living and the dead has never been finer - and the answers lie in the darkest shadows of The Dead Room...

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Praise for Chris Mooney:

'Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer ... Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly

'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly

Falling

Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney's gripping eShort Falling introduces the conflicted hero Malcolm Fletcher.

'Remember this rule: Under no circumstances are you to go anywhere alone with Malcolm Fletcher'

When Marlena is transplanted from the safety of her FBI forensic lab to a field mission in the Cayman Islands, she has no idea that she will soon find herself a crucial part of an operation to bring in the FBI's third most wanted man.

And when the operation goes awry, and those charged with protecting her seem to break all the rules, Marlena finds herself face to face with the man she has been hunting - and alone. Will Malcolm Fletcher prove himself to be the remorseless, audacious killer the FBI have marked him as, or is he something far more complicated?

This nerve-shredding self-contained story will enthral readers, as they - like Marlena - fall under the spell of Malcolm Fletcher, Chris Mooney's irresistibly complex new character, in this tantalising prequel to The Killing House, out on 16th August.

Fans of Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Michael Connelly will love Chris Mooney. Falling's hero Malcolm Fletcher is set to feature in Mooney's upcoming series that is sure to be as much of a success as The Secret Friend and The Dead Room.

Praise for Chris Mooney:
'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham
'A scary breakneck ride' Tess Gerritsen
'A wonderful writer . . . Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly
'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben
'It will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

The Killing House

Chris Mooney

For all fans of Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane, The Killing House is the amazing first novel in a stunning new series by Chris Mooney, author of the popular CSI Darby McCormick thrillers. It introduces fallen angel and former profiler Malcolm Fletcher who is forced to take the law into his own hands in order to uncover the truth in his terrifying first case.


Rule #1: Don't Scream

Four years ago, Theresa Herrera's ten-year-old son Rico was abducted. The police found little evidence and the case went cold. Theresa's husband has told her to move on, but she won't give up hope.

Rule #2: Don't call the police

Today a mysterious woman invaded Theresa's home and told her that Rico is alive. Theresa talks on the phone to a young man who is, without question, her son.

Rule #3: Don't run. Don't fight

The woman promises to reunite Theresa with Rico only if she will follow the rules. But it is the last rule that fills Theresa with horror . . .

Rule #4: Kill your husband and your son will live. . .

Malcolm Fletcher - a former FBI profiler and now the nation's Most Wanted fugitive - arrives in Colorado to help Theresa and her husband find their son. But his arrival coincides with a dangerous and shocking twist in the case.

Barely surviving his first encounter with a suspect, Fletcher embarks on his own secret investigation, with the police just behind him every step of the way.

Join Fletcher on his hunt and discover Chris Mooney's charismatic new series character in one of this year's most impressive new thriller series. Behind every door in The Killing House, death awaits you . . .

Praise for Chris Mooney:

'One of the best thriller writers working today' Lee Child

'Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer. Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly

'It will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

'An exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting' Harlan Coben

The Secret Friend

Chris Mooney

'One of the best thriller writers working today'
Lee Child

'A wonderful writer ... Compelling, thrilling and touching'
Michael Connelly

THEY'RE DYING TO MEET HIM...

The discovery of a body in Boston harbor has crime scene investigator Darby McCormick looking into related cases: two dead female students wash up, both abducted months earlier, each carrying a Virgin Mary figurine.

It's a troubling mystery that suddenly turns desperate when a third girl goes missing.

But when Darby makes a breakthrough, she crosses paths with Malcolm Fletcher, an ex-FBI agent turned vigilante - now on the Most Wanted list - on the hunt for the same predator.

Should Darby trust Fletcher or turn him in? Or can she find the killer alone? And just who is this murderer who believes he is a 'secret friend' to his victims...?

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Praise for Chris Mooney:

'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham

'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly

The Missing

Chris Mooney

The woman missing for five years.

The Crime Scene Investigator who finds her.

And the serial killer who wants them both dead ...

When Boston CSI Darby McCormick finds a raving and emaciated woman hiding at the scene of a violent kidnap, she runs a DNA search to identify the Jane Doe. The result confirms she was abducted five years earlier and has somehow managed to escape from the dungeon in which she's been caged.

With a teenage couple also missing and Jane Doe seriously ill, the clock is ticking for Darby as she hunts for the dungeon before anyone else disappears or dies. And when the FBI takes over the investigation, it becomes clear that a sadistic serial killer has been on the prowl for decades - and is poised to strike again at any moment. A killer with links to horrors that Darby has desperately tried to bury in her past ...

The Soul Collectors

Chris Mooney

'One of the best thriller writers working today'
Lee Child

'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him'
John Connolly

By the time you read this, I'll be missing or dead. Whatever you do, don't come looking for me. They're experts at hiding things: the living and the dead. And the truth.

Ten years ago CSI Darby McCormick investigated a child abduction case. Today, the missing child - Charlie Rizzo - is back from the dead and holding his family hostage. His only demand: bring me Darby McCormick.

Where has Charlie been all these years? And what is the secret he'll only tell Darby in person?

A terrible conspiracy is unravelling. One even the FBI are running scared from. If Darby doesn't lose her life, she fears that she will lose not only her mind, but her soul...

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Praise for Chris Mooney:

'Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer ... Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly

'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham

'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

Biography

Chris Mooney is the author of nine thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. His Darby McCormick series includes The Missing, The Secret Friend, The Soul Collectors, The Dead Room, Fear the Dark and Every Three Hours. Chris's latest book is Every Pretty Thing, the seventh Darby McCormick thriller. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.