By M.J. Trow
Second within the exciting new equipment Marlowe historic secret sequence - November, 1583. determined to not allow the Netherlands fall into the arms of Catholic Spain, the Queen’s spymaster orders Cambridge pupil and amateur secret agent Christopher Marlowe to head there to help its beleaguered chief, William the Silent. besides the fact that, vacationing in hide as a part of a troupe of Egyptian avid gamers, Marlowe encounters difficulty even earlier than he leaves England. while the avid gamers make a detour to accomplish on the domestic of Dr John Dee, one among their tips results in tragedy – and an arrest for homicide . . .
By Colin Dexter
--The Wall road Journal
In brief mysteries so brilliantly plotted they are going to confound the cleverest of souls, Inspector Morse is still as sufferer as a cat at a mouse gap within the face of even the main ingenious evildoers. Muldoon, for example, the one-legged bomber with one deadly weak spot . . . the quartet of fanatics whose weird and wonderful entanglements Morse deciphers in simple terms after a gorgeous lady is murdered . . . and people crafty dodgers who seize the crafty and extremely respectful Morse along with his pants down. There are mysteries that includes new characters and a few known ones, together with the good Sherlock Holmes, and a royal flush of yankee crooks.
"BRILLIANT . . . Inspector Morse is again, and greater than welcome."
"Fear no longer. In Dexter's dexterous fingers, the short-form Morse is every piece as wily and irascible as he's within the the preferred Morse novels and the long-running PBS secret! series."
--The Raleigh information & Observer
By Agatha Christie
Whilst pass over Lemon, his tried-and-true secretary, provides him with an error-ridden letter, Hercule Poirot senses that anything is heavily fallacious. Reprint.
By Ellis Peters
While an individual pushes a hard newcomer from the steeple of St. Eata's church, Superintendent George Felse is charged with sifting via an extended checklist of suspects to capture the killer. Reprint.
By Philip Kerr
Bernie Gunther returns to path a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires
whilst he brought Bernie Gunther within the unique Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr instantly validated himself as a mystery author on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have gained him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame unearths Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, the place he- falsely accused of Nazi battle crimes-has been provided a brand new lifestyles and a fresh passport by way of the Perón executive. however the tricky, fast-talking detective does not have the posh of laying low while a serial killer- whose crimes may perhaps achieve again to Berlin earlier than the war-is mutilating younger women. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historic aspect, A Quiet Flame is between Kerr's top paintings but.
By Sue Ann Jaffarian
Is the "Holy Pail" cursed? each proprietor of the classic Chappy Wheeler lunchbox–a prototype in response to the Nineteen Forties television western–has died. And now Sterling rate, enterprise mogul and a shopper of Odelia Grey's legislation enterprise, has been fatally poisoned. Is it a accident that Price's extraordinary lunch pail–worth over thirty grand–has disappeared on the comparable time?
Treading carefully due to the fact a contemporary run-in with a bullet, Odelia takes small bites of this juicy, calorie-free mystery–and is quickly starving for extra! Her study finds a sixty-year-old unsolved homicide and Price's gold-digging ex-fiancée with married males wrapped round her breasts . . . uh, finger. combine in a shock marriage concept that sends an doubtful Odelia into chocolate sedation, and you have an unruly recipe for scrumptious catastrophe.
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"I'd prefer to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia."―The big apple Times
"Plus-size paralegal Odelia gray will get greater than she bargained for whilst she accepts an strange reward from a favourite client...Jaffarian performs the formulation with finesse, conserving love difficulties firmly within the history whereas giving her heroine room to exploit her considerable wit and grit."―Kirkus Reviews
"Jaffarian deals the peerlessly mistaken replacement for readers ailing and bored with picture-perfect characters." ―Booklist
"Odelia gray is a keeper."―Library Journal
"Jaffarian's writing is sharp and sassy–like her protagonist–and she is aware easy methods to hold the suspense high."―Mystery Scene
"I have loved either books within the sequence. Odelia is a innovative lady, and that i did not chafe at her novice sleuthing. The e-book has an encouraged cookie recipe."―Deadly Pleasures
"Even higher than her first...a significant hoot!"―Thomas B. Sawyer, bestselling writer of The Sixteenth Man, former head writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote
"Odelia grey is a superb addition to the secret style, a wise, humorous, enticing plus-size heroine who takes readers on a plus-size trip. You root for her, snigger together with her and cheer at her final triumph. If I have been in difficulty, i might wish Odelia on my side."―Denise Hamilton, Edgar and Willa Cather Award-finalist and nationwide bestselling writer of Prisoner of Memory
"More enjoyable than a lunch pail packed with plump paralegals, The Curse of the Holy Pail is a story as bouncy as its bodacious protagonist."―Bill Fitzhugh, writer of Highway 61 and Resurfaced
"With a mythical curse, a most likely murderous little individual, ruthless heirs, [and] charismatic thugs... a full of life caper that might preserve you guessing correct until eventually the end."―Kris Neri, award-winning writer of the Tracy Eaton mysteries
"A humorous learn, with off the wall characters, a twisty plot and never a surplus calorie on hand. Recommended." ―Bookbitch.com
"Well written and well paced, it is a reliable seashore or aircraft read."―Cycling.Finial.com
"Big girls of the area, hold directly to your hats, you are going to love Sue Ann Jaffarian's plus-sized Odelia gray, beginner sleuth. this can be humorous, attractive, romantic, you identify it, all wrapped up in a single nice mystery."―Cozylibrary.com
By Emily Brightwell
whilst Inspector Witherspoon turns into the most suspect in a homicide case, Scotland backyard refuses to permit him examine. yet no-one acknowledged something approximately Mrs. Jeffries and her polished detection skills.. proving that in the back of each nice guy there is a lady - and crime-solver's paintings isn't done!
By Adam Blake
3 years in the past, Heather Kennedy left the Metropolitan police below a shadow that has her ever when you consider that. Now she has been known as in to suggest on a meant housebreaking within the now-defunct British Museum interpreting room. Kennedy quickly establishes that instead of scouse borrow something, an individual has damaged into the stacks so as to photo pages from books approximately Johann Toller, a crazed prophet of seventeenth century Europe. Toller believed that the tip of days used to be to hand, and he made a couple of prophecies when it comes to the Apocalypse and the occasions that may precede it. None of them got here real.
One after one other, the gruesome symptoms and wonders Toller estimated come to move, regardless of how not going they appear. The river Rhine runs shiny purple, the towers of London bow to kiss the floor, and an angel with a fiery sword is visible over Jerusalem. With assistance from a nineteen-year-old woman from a secretive tribe and ex-mercenary Leo Tillman, Kennedy needs to paintings to forestall the subsequent prophecy coming precise - the destruction of an unnamed city...
By Jonathan Kellerman
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
Professor wish Devane’s male-bashing pop-psych bestseller created a hurricane of controversy at the talk-show circuit. Now she is useless, brutally slashed on a quiet road in a single of L.A.’s most secure neighborhoods. The LAPD’s research has long gone chilly, and murder detective Milo Sturgis turns to his good friend Dr. Alex Delaware for a mental profile of the victim—and a portrait of a killer.
“Engrossing . . . mines new nation-states of mental terror . . . holds the reader riveted.”—Playboy
desire Devane had very varied private and non-private faces. The killer will be anyone of the thousands who learn her e-book, or anyone from the non-public existence she saved so rigorously separate. As Alex and Milo dig deeper into her shadowy prior, they're going to set an complicated capture for her killer . . . and demonstrate the unspeakable act that caused a gloomy chain of violence.
By Jennifer Lee Carrell
The sleek heroine of the nationwide bestseller Interred with Their Bones returns, in a mystery centering on Shakespeare's eeriest play.
A mythical theatrical curse . . . A rune-engraved blade, a mysterious reflect, and an historic cauldron . . . And a ritually murdered physique specified by the style of historic pagan burials.
Kate Stanley, Jennifer Lee Carrell's dauntless Shakespearean scholarturned- director, made a memorable-and New York Times bestselling- debut in Interred with Their Bones. Having chased down her mentor's killer (and convalescing one among Shakespeare's misplaced performs within the process), Kate's status as a director with an services in "occult Shakespeare" catapults her-and Ben Pearl, her companion in crime-solving-into a brand new creation of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled selection of gadgets pertaining to either to the play and the ancient Scottish king for whom it's named.
The Bard's witch-haunted play is famously cursed, its recognition for malevolence so robust that many actors refuse to cite or perhaps identify the play aloud. And as rehearsals start on the foot of Scotland's Dunsinnan Hill, it does not take lengthy for the curse to stir. unusual references to the boy actor who first performed woman Macbeth in Shakespeare's day-and died within the role-pop up. A trench atop Dunsinnan Hill is located full of blood, and a severed human thumb turns up one of the props. And Kate starts sleepwalking, waking early one morning on my own atop the hill, her palms smeared with blood.
Kate has no reminiscence of ways she received there, yet later that day a neighborhood girl is located lifeless at the hill in conditions that recommend not only ritual homicide yet historical pagan sacrifice. With the police extra serious about Kate as a suspect than as a potential destiny sufferer, she and Ben locate themselves in a determined race to find a misplaced model of Macbeth, acknowledged to include rituals of witchcraft geared toward conjuring demonic forces to achieve forbidden wisdom. notwithstanding a lot Kate want to brush off such rituals as superstition, another person seems keen to kill for them-and for the manuscript acknowledged to spell them out.
Marked for sacrifice, can Kate Stanley discover the killer sooner than she turns into the following victim?
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