Category: Mystery

  • The Parliament House

    By Edward Marston

    London, 1670. The of entirety of his new undertaking couldn't have run extra easily for Christopher Redmayne. Commissioned to layout a brand new residence for Francis Polegate, a service provider, Christopher is happy that every thing has long gone with out a hitch. To rejoice the good fortune of the enterprise, Polegate throws a celebration and invitations Christopher as an honoured visitor. additionally invited are Susan Cheever, Christopher’s sweetheart, her father, Sir Julius Cheever MP, and Bernard Everett, Polegate’s brother-in-law. however the occasion involves an abrupt finish while one of many site visitors is murdered upon leaving the home . . .

    With blood staining your doorstep of his new construction, Christopher can’t aid yet consider concerned. With assistance from his pal, the Puritan Constable Jonathan Bale, and his dissolute brother, Henry, Christopher vows to discover the killer and produce him to justice. even though, initial investigations recommend that the sufferer used to be a favored guy without identified enemies. may well it accordingly were a case of fallacious identification? during which case, simply who was once the meant aim?
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  • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)

    By Agatha Christie

    The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In The replicate Crack’d from facet to Side, a deadly dose of poison intended for a glamorous celebrity fells her ardent admirer instead—and omit Marple is there to unmask a murderer.
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  • Watch Your Back! (Dortmunder Novels (Paperback))

    By Donald E. Westlake

    - After a yr at the lam, the go back of bumbling thief Dortmunder is a reason celebre. The author's most modern Dortmunder caper. "The street to damage, and the quick tale assortment, "Thieves' Dozen, bought rave experiences within the "New York instances ebook assessment, manhattan day-by-day information, and "Kirkus reports (starred review), between different publications.- "Money for not anything (Mysterious Press, 4/03) and "Put a Lid On It (Mysterious Press, 2002), stand-alone mysteries, have offered over 68,000 hardcover and paperback copies combined.- Hollywood loves Dortmunder, too. "What's the Worst which may Happen?, starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito, was once an immense movie in 2001.- Donald E. Westlake was once named secret Writers of America's Grand grasp (1993); has gained Edgar Allan Poe Awards for most sensible Novel, Screenplay, and brief tale; and was once nominated for an Academy Award* for top tailored Screenplay for "The Grifters.
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  • One Was a Soldier (Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries)

    By Julia Spencer-Fleming

    On a hot September night within the Millers Kill neighborhood heart, 5 veterans take a seat in rickety chairs to attempt to make feel in their reviews in Iraq. What they're going to locate is homicide, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to each other and their small Adirondack town.

    The Rev. Clare Fergusson desires to omit the issues she observed as a wrestle helicopter pilot and focus on her courting with leader of Police Russ Van Alstyne. MP Eric McCrea must keep watch over the explosive anger threatening his activity as a police officer. Will Ellis, highschool music big name, faces the truth of lifestyles as a double amputee. Orthopedist journey Stillman is denying the level of his disturbing mind damage. And bookkeeper Tally McNabb wrestles with guilt over the in-country affair that could derail her marriage.

    But coming house is more durable than it appears to be like. One vet will fight with medicinal drugs and alcohol. One will lose his friends and family. One will die.

    Since their first assembly, Russ and Clare's bond has been attempted, torn, and solid by means of adversity. but if he ideas the veteran's loss of life a suicide, she violently rejects his verdict, drawing the surviving vets into an unorthodox research that threatens jobs, relationships, and her personal destiny with Russ.
    As the times cool and the nights develop longer, they are going to discover a path of deceit that runs from their tiny city to the higher ranks of the U.S. military, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.
    One used to be a Soldier is "a surefire winner" (Booklist) and "Outstanding" (Library Journal)--Julia Spencer-Fleming at her best.

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  • Nightmare Alley (New York Review Books Classics)

    By William Lindsay Gresham

    Nightmare Alley begins with a unprecedented description of a freak-show geek—alcoholic and abject and the thing of the voyeuristic crowd’s gleeful disgust and derision—going approximately his paintings at a county reasonable. younger Stan Carlisle is operating as a carny, and he wonders how a guy may well fall so low. There’s no approach in hell, he vows, that whatever like that may ever ensue to him.

    And because Stan is shrewdpermanent and bold and never and not using a worthy streak of ruthlessness, quickly sufficient he’s going areas. Onstage he performs the mentalist with a adorable bimbo (before lengthy his harried wife), then he graduates to full-blown spiritualist, catering to the wishes of the wealthy and gullible of their well-upholstered houses. It appears like the area is Stan’s for the taking. at the least for now.
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  • Murder at Breakfast (Book 4 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series)

    By Steve Demaree

    In an upscale residence development for retired humans, the place foodstuff are incorporated with the hire, a girl is located poisoned in her condo together with her head bent over in her lunch plate. however the post-mortem indicates that she was once poisoned someday round breakfast. used to be she poisoned earlier than she went down for breakfast, at breakfast seated one of the different citizens, or after she back to her condominium?
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  • Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery

    By Sally Goldenbaum

    Readers can not help yet get involved in this USA Today bestselling series.

    Prepare for extra knitting, homicide, and mayhem with the subsequent within the nationwide bestselling beach Knitters secret sequence. Autumn brings a mysterious new visitor to Sea Harbor, and while she’s implicated in a criminal offense, it’s as much as the beach Knitters to seek out a motif for murder.

    It’s a hectic fall for Izzy Chambers Perry. not just is she supporting the Knitters make a throw to rejoice her aunt and uncle’s 40th marriage ceremony anniversary, she’s eventually promoting the cottage she lived in sooner than she received married. fortunately, newcomer Julia Ainsley desires to purchase the home—although, surprisingly, she’s by no means been inside.

    Then at the day of the open condominium, a physique is exposed within the cottage’s backyard. Julia’s identify and get in touch with quantity, present in the victim’s pocket, immediately make her somebody of curiosity. quickly, notwithstanding, the highlight of suspicion widens to incorporate outdated associates and city leaders, as a sad taking place, lengthy buried, slowly surfaces.

    Now, sooner than the anniversary party can ensue, the beach Knitters needs to get to the bottom of the true cause Julia has come to town—and untangle the ties from the prior that bind acquaintances and townsfolk together.

    KNITTING development incorporated
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  • Quietly in Their Sleep: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    By Donna Leon

    In the 6th ebook that includes Donna Leon’s ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti involves assistance from a tender nursing sister who has had 5 sufferers without notice die and makes a decision to depart her convent. during his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an strange forged of characters yet discovers not anything that turns out legal. Is the nun easily making a smoke monitor to justify leaving behind her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto anything very actual and intensely sinister—something that locations her personal existence in coming near near threat? a gorgeous, suspense-filled novel, Quietly of their Sleep is Donna Leon on the best of her form.
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  • The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    By Louise Penny

    Three Pines is a village simply above the U.S. border the place every person understands every thing approximately every one other―until now.

    Everybody in 3 Pines is stunned whilst their favourite neighborhood bistro turns into the scene of a devastating crime. A stranger's corpse has grew to become up there, and leader Inspector Gamache is named to enquire. yet not anyone can think it while Olivier, the landlord of the bistro, turns into a suspect: Why does each lead within the research locate its as far back as him? And what different secrets and techniques and lies are buried underneath the surface.

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  • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

    By Agatha Christie

    The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Christie demonstrates her extraordinary mastery with 3 Blind Mice and different Stories—a vintage compendium of puzzle and suspense, crime and detection, whose name novella served because the foundation for The Mousetrap, the longest working level play within the historical past of the London theater.
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