Albert and Alice Graves live a normal, if monotonous, domestic life. They never had children; they spend their days tending to their home and enjoying their time together. One day, when the oil man, Richard, is refilling their furnace, Alice invites him to dinner, never suspecting that a casual act of charity will lead to a horrifying, morbid discovery in the crawlspace underneath their beloved house.
"get past initial premise"
New York City in the 1970s is a dark, dangerous, and threatening place. One of the bright spots in this decaying metropolis is Paul Konig. As the city’s chief medical examiner, he has developed an impressive reputation for his skills in forensic pathology - skills that will be put to the ultimate test when a dangerous psychopath kidnaps Konig’s daughter. Herbert Lieberman takes his readers on a gruesome journey through the ten most difficult days in the life of a man at the very end of his rope.
A suspense novel concerning Lieutenant Frank Mooney's quest to find the killer who has robbed, raped and murdered several New York women. The killer, and his female accomplice, realize someone is copying them and track down a second murderer. Written by the author of City of the Dead.
Michael Manship, the curator of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, is trying to locate the final drawings for a show that will be the crowning jewel of his career: a complete collection of Botticelli’s work. Arranging the festivities for the opening night, he locates a lovely young woman who is a direct descendent of the classic Primavera model. But as Manship puts the finishing touches on the exhibit, a madman plans to destroy both the beautiful woman and Botticelli’s priceless canvasses.
Mr. Rogers is the ideal guide for a few neighbors looking to survey a large, wooded piece of property. But the surveying trip goes horribly wrong when Rogers suffers a debilitating heart attack and the group is left wandering lost through the woods, with Rogers a shadow of his former self. Almost immediately, tensions that have existed among the friends since childhood begin to flare up. The forest grows darker. Leadership claims are staked and rescinded. Fears start to overwhelm rational decision-making. Then Rogers starts spouting instructions in what sounds like a mystic cipher.
Chaque année, à l'époque du solstice d'été, un dangereux maniaque, juché sur les toits de New York, fait tomber un bloc de béton sur les foules qui se pressent à la sortie des théâtres et des cinémas. Crimes parfaits, bien sûr. Pas de piste, pas de mobile apparent. Mooney, parfait prototype de gros flic, dur et débonnaire, absolument rebelle à la hiérarchie, mène l'enquête, dans une ville à l'aspect de bocal putride, parmi les obsédés de la pire espèce, les déchets les plus asociaux qui hantent les bas-fonds de la mégalopole.