Category: Mystery

Blood Atonement

By Dan Waddell

Katie Drake used to be an prosperous unmarried mom residing in Queen's Park - till anyone lower her throat and tore out her tongue. Worse nonetheless, the killer has kidnapped her fourteen-year-old daughter, Naomi. Detective leader Inspector furnish Foster fast sees chilling parallels with the disappearance of teen Leonie Stamey 3 years prior. With hopes fading of discovering Naomi alive, he calls on genealogist Nigel Barnes to piece jointly the hyperlinks among the households of the 2 women. the path leads Nigel again to 1890, while a tender couple arrived within the united kingdom. A husband and spouse fleeing a poor crime of their previous, and harbouring a mystery that is now having bloody repercussions within the current.

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Dying for Murder: A Cordi O'Callaghan Mystery

Cordi O’Callaghan is trapped on a distant island study station and in excess of her head. whereas a typhoon rages, Cordi stalks a assassin ― or is it the wrong way round?

Zoologist Cordi O’Callaghan thinks she’s in for a calming birdsong research at a learn station on Spaniel Island, off the coast of South Carolina. yet, as traditional, she can’t get away the chaos that follows her all over she is going. As a typhoon rages, trapping her and the remainder of the researchers, the director of the station is located lifeless less than troubling circumstances.

not able to withstand a secret, Cordi units out to enquire, and finally ends up getting a crash direction at the lifestyles conduct of bats, sea turtles, and rattlesnakes ― and a refresher on tried homicide.

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The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe Series)

The woman within the Lake is a vintage detective novel by way of the grasp of hard-boiled crime

Derace Kingsley's spouse ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the notice she left her husband insisted. difficulty is, while Philip Marlowe asks Lavery approximately it he denies every thing and sends the non-public investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. but if Marlowe subsequent encounters Lavery, he is denying not anything - because of the 2 bullet holes in his center. Now Marlowe's at the path of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy los angeles all of the option to a murky mountain lake . . .

'Anything Chandler writes approximately grips the brain from the 1st sentence' Daily Telegraph

'One of the best crime writers, who set criteria others nonetheless try and reach' Sunday Times

'Chandler is an unique stylist, author of a personality as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess

Best-known because the writer of the unique deepest eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler used to be born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. a lot of his books were tailored for the reveal, and he's generally considered as one of many very maximum writers of detective fiction. His books contain The gigantic Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The lengthy Good-bye, The woman within the Lake, Playback, Killer within the Rain, The excessive Window and Trouble is My Business.

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Pirate King (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes)

By Laurie R. King

In England’s younger silent-film undefined, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. yet rumors of legal actions swirl round his renowned motion picture studio. on the request of Scotland backyard, Mary Russell travels undercover to the set of Fflytte’s most modern cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King. in accordance with Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, the venture will both set the normal for moviemaking for a new release . . . or sink a boatload of careers.
because the corporation begins rehearsals in Lisbon, the 13 blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is chaperoning meet the swarm of genuine buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to supply authenticity. but if the workforce embarks for Morocco and the particular filming, Russell senses ominous currents of difficulty: a derelict boat, a movie team with many secrets and techniques, decks awash with budding romance—and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering basically to their outlaw chief. the place can Sherlock Holmes be? As motion picture make-believe turns into real terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may perhaps event a last fadeout.
Features Laurie R. King’s brief tale, Beekeepers for newcomers, previously to be had in basic terms as an eBook!

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The Woman in White (Penguin Classics)

By Wilkie Collins

The lady in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie stumble upon on a moonlit London street. Engaged as a drawing grasp to the attractive Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his "charming" buddy count number Fosco, who has a style for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. 

Pursuing questions of id and madness alongside the trails and corridors of English kingdom homes and the madhouse, The lady in White is the 1st and so much influential of the Victorian style that mixed Gothic horror with mental realism.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Two for the Lions (The Tenth Marcus Didius Falco Novel)

By Lindsey Davis

Winner of the 1st Ellis Peters/British Crime Writers' organization old secret Dagger Award. within the first century A.D., while gladiators as well known as present day WCW champs fought to the loss of life within the Colosseum, all of Rome cheered. this present day we cheer too each time Lindsey Davis makes this historical international come alive. Her latest novel within the sequence that includes Marcus Didius Falco places the harsh inner most eye within the lions' den to enquire a unprecedented case of murder... FOR THE LIONS. Nothing's yes other than demise and taxes. Catching tax evaders for the Emperor Vespasian appears like a plum place for Marcus Didius Falco, who has teamed up along with his outdated boss, Anacrites, the crotchety leader undercover agent of Rome. quickly, even if, Falco is slowed down in paperwork, caught at his stylus, and eager for a great homicide to enquire.

He will get one whilst a person kills Leonidas, the Empire's professional executioner. Feared by way of plebeians and electorate alike, Leonidas administered justice with a speedy, yes blow. Then he ate the criminal. Now this king of beasts lies stabbed to demise in his cage.

Sniffing round for clues, Falco is quickly led into the rowdy, decadent international of gladiators and bestiarii, opponents who focus on contests opposed to animals. Falco unearths that it really is darkish and unsafe within the tunnels lower than the arena-and even blacker within the determined souls of these who needs to kill or be killed at any time when the video games commence. but not anyone has a intent for slaughtering a lion after hours.

The unforeseen slaying of the main glamorous gladiator within the urban is one other subject.

Now Falco has a high-profile crime to handle-and a household obstacle brewing. His lover, the patrician Helena, studies that her disgraced brother wishes assist in Tripoli. considering that Africa could be the lacking hyperlink among the murders of guy and beast, Falco is readily en path to these a long way shores-and heading towards a deadly rendezvous with the raging lions that live within the human center, and one individual who stalks his fellow man...

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Hit Me (Keller)

By Lawrence Block

"Master secret author Block is on the most sensible of his form."--Library Journal (starred review)

A guy named Nicholas Edwards lives in New Orleans and renovates homes, making good funds at it. among his relatives and his stamps, all of Nicholas's spare time is fortunately accounted for. occasionally it really is demanding to recollect that he used to kill humans for a living.

But whilst the nation's financial system tanks, taking the development enterprise with it, only one mobilephone name drags him again into the sport. His driver's license could say Nicholas Edwards, yet he is again to being the guy he consistently was once: Keller.

Keller's paintings takes him to manhattan, on a West Indies cruise, and extra. however the genuine excessive drama while a widow in Cheyenne introduces Keller to her deceased husband's stamp collection...

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New River Blues (Sarah Burke Mysteries)

By Elizabeth Gunn

A Sarah Burke secret - Tucson Police detective Sarah Burke is named in to enquire a awful double homicide in a high-dollar neighbourhood, and the tragic future of a wealthy and afflicted kinfolk unfolds . . . in the meantime, Sarahs loved ones bulges on the seams, as her niece, her mom and her boyfriend all look for lodging in her small areas and crowded time table, and her sister, as ordinary, does not anything to make issues more uncomplicated . . .

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Mr. Murder

By Dean Koontz

Martin Stillwater has a shiny mind's eye. It charms his loving spouse, delights his little daughters, and offers him all of the idea he must write his hugely profitable secret novels. yet might be Martin’s mind's eye is a section too brilliant… One wet afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him query his grip on truth. A stranger breaks into his condo, accusing Martin of stealing his spouse, his children—and his existence. Claiming to be the genuine Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what's rightfully his. The police imagine he’s a figment of Martin’s mind's eye. yet Martin and his family members haven't any selection yet to think the stranger’s hazard. And run for his or her lives.

But at any place they go—wherever they hide—he reveals them…

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