Category: Mystery

  • Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity Mystery)

    By Nancy Atherton

    The subsequent page-turning installment within the phantom-detective secret sequence that has received the hearts of comfortable secret enthusiasts all over the place
    Feeling a marginally world-weary, Lori Shepherd comes to a decision to develop into a volunteer on the Radcliffe Infirmary, the place she will be able to unfold a bit stable cheer. There she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a type, retired felony secretary with out relatives, other than a brother who has mysteriously disappeared. yet after just a couple of visits, leave out Beacham abruptly passes away, leaving Lori to tie up the unfastened ends of her past due friend's lifestyles. Lori quickly discovers that hidden between leave out Beacham's property are clues that Lori believes her buddy left for her to find. Armed with the beneficiant support of a good-looking neighbor and, as continually, Aunt Dimity's supernatural talents, Lori starts to unearth omit Beacham's secrets and techniques and, eventually, the awesome fact approximately her subsequent of family.
    ?Atherton's sequence is in the event you just like the puzzle of a secret minus the corpses. . . . wear the teakettle and enjoy.? ?"Rocky Mountain News"
    ?A fascinating secret, choked with heat and affection.? ?"Deadly Pleasures"
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  • The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #2)

    By Carolyn Keene

    After receiving a choice from her pal Helen Corning, Nancy concurs to aid clear up a baffling secret. Helen's Aunt Rosemary has been dwelling together with her mom on the previous relations mansion, they usually have spotted many unusual issues. they've got heard song, thumps, and creaking noises at evening, and visible eerie shadows at the partitions. may possibly the home be haunted?

    Just once she hangs up the telephone, an odd guy visits Nancy's apartment to warn her and her father that they're at risk as a result of a case he's engaged on purchasing estate for a railroad corporation. This caution leads Nancy and  her father Carson to look for the lacking Willie Wharton, a landowner, who can turn out he signed away his land to the railroad and shop the railroad from a lawsuit. Will Nancy be capable of locate the lacking landowner and become aware of how those mysteries are similar?
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  • Fair Prey

    By William Campbell Gault

    A golfing ace at the verge of glory stumbles over a country-club corpse

    Denny Burke understands golfer's top source isn't a putter or a 3 iron, however the skill to close out the remainder of the realm and concentrate on the sport. Burke has been doing that due to the fact that he was once a child, emerging from poverty to a scholarship on the collage of Southern California. After commencement, he is taking a role at a rustic club's seasoned store, to rake in effortless funds whereas he considers becoming a member of the pro travel. It's the following that he falls in love with Judy Faulkner, and his skill to disregard the surface global disappears.

    Burke is looking for a ball within the tough whilst he unearths Bud Venier, priggish scion of 1 of the town's wealthiest households, mendacity useless within the chaparral. because the homicide research turns the membership the wrong way up, Burke doesn't recognize if his subsequent cease could be at the professional journey, or within the electrical chair.
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  • The Diva Haunts the House (A Domestic Diva Mystery)

    By Krista Davis

    Family diva Sophie Winston is stepping into the Halloween spirit- her for a neighborhood haunted condo are so reliable, it really is frightening. to not be outdone, rival family diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween get together at her condominium. but if Sophie arrives, she discovers one in every of Natasha's visitors useless in a Halloween demonstrate, and a light, fanged partygoer fleeing the scene.

    Could the killer be a real vampire-the similar one rumored to have lived in Sophie's haunted condominium again while it was once a boardinghouse? great thing a household diva by no means runs out of garlic.

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  • To Catch a Cook: An Angie Amalfi Mystery (Angie Amalfi Mysteries)

    By Joanne Pence

    A Nasty Stew

    among her most up-to-date "sure–fire" foray into the meals industry—video eating place reviews—and her trouble over boyfriend murder Detective Paavo Smith‘s depressed nation, Angie Amalfi‘s plate is complete to overflowing. Paavo hasn't ever come to phrases with the truth that his mom deserted him while he was once 4, leaving vehind in simple terms an old brooch to recollect her through. but if the bauble vanishes, the jeweler who was once repairing it truly is murdered, and Paavo‘s surrogate father is severely wounded by means of a would–be burglar, Paavo makes a decision it‘s time to find the reality approximately his errant parent‘s lifestyles and mysterious disappearance.

    connoisseur chef and keen sleuth Angie Smells a delectable secret cooking. yet what‘s effervescent during this pot is a deadly goulash of intrigues, betrayals, FBI deceptions, and murderous Russian mafia mayhem—an previous kinfolk recipe for catastrophe for Angie and her policeman beau.

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  • The Cipher

    By Kathe Koja

    Kathe Koja's vintage, award-winning horror novel is ultimately on hand as an ebook.

    Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, find a unusual gap within the garage room ground down the corridor - "Black. natural black and the experience of pulsation, specifically should you examine it too heavily, the feel of anything no longer residing yet alive." It starts off with interest, a funny story - the Funhole down the corridor. yet then the experiments commence. "Wouldn't it's wild to head down there?" says Nakota. Nicholas says "We're not." yet they are not up to speed, no longer from the 1st second, as these experiments result in obsession, violence, and a truly ultimate transformation for everybody who will get too with reference to the Funhole.

    THE CIPHER used to be the winner of the 1991 Bram Stoker Award, and used to be lately named one in every of io9.com's most sensible 10 Debut technological know-how Fiction Novels That Took the realm by way of typhoon. lengthy out-of-print and masses sought-after, it truly is ultimately to be had as an publication, with a brand new foreword by way of the author.


    "An airy rollercoaster experience from begin to finish." - The Detroit unfastened Press

    "Combines intensely poetic language and indulgent grotesqueries." - BoingBoing

    "Kathe Koja is a poet ... [T]he variety that prefers to learn in seedy bars rather than universities, yet a poet." - the hot York overview of technological know-how Fiction

    "Her 20-something characters are poverty-gagged 'artists' who exist in that demimonde of shitty jobs, squalid paintings galleries, and thrift shops; her settings are run-down studios, flat-beer bars, and dingy city streets [a] good way from citadel Rock, Dunwich, or Stepford, that is for sure." - an excessive amount of Horror Fiction

    "This strong first novel is as thought-provoking because it is horrifying." - Publishers Weekly

    "Unforgettable ... [THE CIPHER] takes you into the lives of the darkish dreamers that move slowly at the underbelly of artwork and tradition. Seldom has language been so visceral and so right." - Locus

    "[THE CIPHER] is a booklet that makes you sit up straight, watch out, and jettison your moldy preconceptions in regards to the style ... completely unique ... [An} resourceful debut." - Fangoria

    "Not a lot in regards to the immense and beautiful strangeness of the universe because it is ready the terrible and excellent capability of the human spirit." - brief Form



    From Publishers Weekly:

    Down-and-out Nicholas and his buddy Nakota sooner or later find a black gap within the flooring of an deserted garage room in his residence construction, which they fast christen the "Funhole." the 2 got down to see what occurs after they drop a variety of goods into the outlet, whetting its urge for food with bugs, a mouse and a human hand, which all get back violently rearranged. subsequent, they decrease a camcorder into the outlet to list the motion inside of. The videotape they retrieve is spellbinding, yet there is a capture: what Nicholas sees isn't like every person else's imaginative and prescient. To Nakota the outlet ability switch, simply because no matter what is dropped into the Funhole emerges transformed-- if it ever emerges. Mesmerized through the Funhole, she claims that Nicholas is the one one that could make issues take place round it. For Nicholas himself, the outlet is a phenomenon that forces him to stand his depressing, aimless existence. Koja has created credible characters who're determined for either leisure and salvation. Inaugurating Dell's new Abyss Books sequence, this strong first novel is as thought-provoking because it is frightening.
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  • Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles

    By Donald J. Sobol

    Resolve a few extra complicated mysteries with large sleuth Encyclopedia Brown!

    Leroy Brown is again within the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville's ten-year-old superstar detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for minutiae. together with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local children via his personal detective corporation. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the manager of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him remedy probably the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to unravel them, yet readers are given the entire clues in addition and will chime in with their very own recommendations. Interactive and enjoyable, it really is vintage Encyclopedia Brown!


     
    “I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
     

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  • Double Exposure

    Chris Eveson is a genius; streetwise, creative and delicate, and rebelling opposed to the domineering abuses of his father. not like his dual brother, Cain, who turns out normal in each manner – at the very least to the outward observer. yet presents and skills run a lot deeper than dimensions. Brian Caswell’s striking new novel will draw you right into a net of mysteries, and of horrors from the earlier buried by means of lies within the current.
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  • Look Both Ways (Midnight Twins Novels)

    By Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Within the moment publication of the nighttime Twins trilogy, Meredith and Mallory Brynn are eventually coming to phrases with their certain presents: Meredith to work out into the earlier, Mallory to determine into the longer term. yet they by no means count on that their powers will display chance so with regards to home.

    Mallory needs to aid her ally, Eden, locate the power to defy her future as a shape-shifter, prior to Eden will get hurt?or hurts some other person. And Merry has her personal pals to fret approximately while her visions demonstrate hassle brewing at the cheerleading squad within the kind of Kim Jellico.

    either Mallory and Meredith needs to sign up for jointly to rescue their buddies sooner than it?s too late.

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  • Nobody's Perfect

    By Donald E. Westlake

    Comedian crime hero Dortmunder and his gang of bungling thieves are again in a hilarious caper--out of print in view that 1979. Mishaps and misunderstandings strength the group to scouse borrow a portray no longer as soon as yet two times during this hilarious misadventure starring the inimitable Dortmunder. Reissue.
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