By Carolyn Hart
Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins now not chases scorching tales worldwide, yet murderous mysteries appear to locate her. This time, a frantic cellphone name from an outdated and expensive buddy at the different aspect of the realm sends Henrie O dashing to the fabled urban of San Antonio to take a look at the baffling disappearance of her friend's committed granddaughter, Iris Chavez. Iris, hired on the Tesoros Gallery on San Antonio's recognized River stroll, has all at once dropped from sight with out a be aware.
Soon Henrie O discovers that amidst the beautiful items within the prestigious gallery and one of the relations is hidden a gloomy secret--one Henrie O needs to discover if she is to discover Iris. past due one darkish evening at the River stroll, Henrie O sees a sprawled body...and realizes that treachery and shame lurk within the shadows of an previous and revered business...and loss of life awaits an individual bold to discover the reality.
Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins not chases scorching tales around the globe, yet murderous mysteries appear to locate her.This time, a frantic telephone name from an outdated and costly buddy at the different part of the area sends Henrie O speeding to the fabled urban of San Antonio to take a look at the baffling disappearance of her friend's committed granddaughter, Iris Chavez. Iris, hired on the Tesoros Gallery on San Antonio's recognized River stroll, has all at once dropped from sight and not using a word.
Soon Henrie O discovers that amidst the beautiful gadgets within the prestigious gallery and one of the kinfolk is hidden a dismal secret--one Henrie O needs to discover if she is to discover Iris. overdue one darkish evening at the River stroll, Henrie O sees a sprawled body...and realizes that treachery and shame lurk within the shadows of an outdated and revered business...and dying awaits a person bold to discover the reality.
By Anthony Bruno
A trio of detectives chase a corrupt ice cream mogul from New Jersey to San Francisco in Bruno's 3rd event that includes New Jersey leap Squad companions Loretta Kovacs and Frank Marvelli. Kovacs and Marvelli speedy couple up because the tale opens, yet their romantic union is instantly threatened via the presence of the attractive Evissa Mylowe, a fellow officer whose heritage with Marvelli comes into play while the 2 are assigned to a case. That case comprises Ira Krupnick, a former participant within the drug exchange who skips bail after a sequence of violations and heads off to San Francisco, leaving Marvelli and Mylowe to trace him down, with a jealous Kovacs scorching on their heels. The research specializes in Krupnick's new identification as part-owner of an ice cream corporation, a Ben & Jerry's-style outfit whose show off style encompasses a suspiciously addictive mystery aspect. yet a lot of the research is a flimsy excuse for a nonstop sequence of flirtations regarding the romantic triangle of Kovacs, Marvelli and Mylowe, with a facet dose of sexual shenanigans starring Krupnick's bisexual female friend and his different libidinous curiosity, a chinese language dominatrix who imprisons Marvelli in her dungeon. Psychopath Krupnick's edgy existence as a profession felony lends the radical a touch of grit, however the silliness of the tale line makes it difficult to take heavily his efforts to kill the 3 detectives. The book's power is the chemistry among Kovacs and Marvelli, and Bruno makes use of his aptitude for lascivious scenes and wisecracking discussion to exploit their dating every time attainable. His fast-moving prose kind makes for a simple learn, however the sugary, cotton-candy plot retains this name within the classification of sunshine summer time novelty. Copyright 2000 Cahners enterprise details.
By Loren D. Estleman
After a mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor with out human passengers -- merely the lifeless captain, tired of blood -- a chain of surprising nocturnal crimes occurs in London. it could merely be the paintings of count number Dracula, and just one guy can retailer the town: the world's maximum detective, Sherlock Holmes.
By Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's audacious homicide secret, reissued with a impressive new disguise designed to attract the newest new release of Agatha Christie lovers and e-book enthusiasts. One minute, foolish Heather Badcock were gabbling on at her motion picture idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. the following, Heather suffered an important seizure. yet for whom was once the lethal poison rather meant? Marina's frozen expression recommended she had witnessed anything bad. yet, whereas others looked for fabric proof, Jane Marple performed a really diversified research -- into human nature.
By Josh Lacey
Buried treasure. Ruthless gangsters. An old clue . . .
Our Captayne took the pinnace ashore and that i went with hym and 6 males additionally, who have been sworne by way of God to be mystery in al they observed. the following we buried 5 chests packed with gold.
Tom Trelawney was once searching for pleasure. Now he's came upon it. along with his eccentric uncle Harvey, he's vacationing to South the US on a quest for hidden gold. yet Harvey has a few risky enemies they usually wish the treasure too. Who could be the first to discover the secrets and techniques of the mysterious island?
By Colin Bateman
Dan Starkey investigates the start of a brand new Messiah on a small island off the coast of eire. again along with his spouse Patricia and the infant -- Little Stevie -- that resulted from her affair, Dan accepts a curious fee from Cardinal Daley to enquire the tiny island of Wrathlin, the place the population seem to think that the hot Messiah has been born. the kid in query seems to be a lady referred to as Christine, and the neighborhood inhabitants has turn into as protective and customarily loopy because the forged of The Crucible. at the start it's simply humorous for Dan and Trish, yet particularly quickly the temper turns greatly darker. full of Bateman's trademarket mix of jokes, shocks and tenderness, Turbulent monks is his most sensible novel but.
By Joanne Fluke
It's been a sleepy summer time for the folk of Lake Eden, Minnesota. in reality, it's been an entire 4 months when you consider that a person within the Swensen family members has encounter a lifeless body—a aspect that simply made front web page of the neighborhood paper. And that implies Hannah Swensen can eventually specialize in her bakery. . .or can she?
Life isn't quite quiet for Hannah. in any case, her mother's marriage ceremony is a bit over a month away and bet who Delores installed cost of the making plans? but simply while Hannah believes her largest problem should be no matter if to take advantage of buttercream or fondant for the marriage cake, she by accident hits a stranger together with her cookie truck whereas riding down a winding kingdom highway in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and issues get even worse whilst she's arrested. . .for homicide! yet an post-mortem quickly unearths the secret guy, his blouse coated in stains from blackberry pie, might have died no matter if Hannah hadn't hit him. Now, to transparent her identify, Hannah must persist with a path of pie crumbs to trace down the identification of the deceased, discover a baker who is aware extra approximately homicide than how one can roll out an ideal pie crust—and get herself to the church on time. . .
By Michael Innes
Ralph Dangerfield, an Edwardian playwright who belonged to the neatest younger set of his day, stored a scandalous diary recording the intimate info of his personal existence and people of his associates. After his loss of life, it was once believed that his mom had burnt the incriminating proof, yet fifty years later, a recognized collector of literary curiosities claims to have the diary in his ownership and threatens to blackmail stylish London with belated secrets and techniques approximately humans now in good previous age. Sir John Appleby unearths how he exposed this unscrupulous crime and talks approximately his key position in seventeen extra fascinating situations.
By Janet Evanovich
New secrets and techniques, previous flames, and hidden agendas are approximately to ship bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her so much outrageous event yet!
Stephanie was once married to him for roughly fifteen mins earlier than she stuck him dishonest on her together with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. one other fifteen mins after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping by no means to work out both of them again.
Doing favors for great bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger)
Ranger wishes Stephanie to fulfill with Dickie and discover if he's doing anything shady. seems, he's. seems, Dickie's additionally again to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it seems Ranger's favors continuously include a cost. . . .
Going thoroughly nutso whereas doing the desire for Ranger, and attempting to follow physically damage to Dickie in entrance of the complete office
Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the normal suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie useless? Can he be came across? and will Stephanie Plum remain one step forward during this new, harmful video game? Joe Morelli, the most popular cop in Trenton, New Jersey, can be retaining Stephanie on her toes—-and he could comprehend greater than he's asserting approximately many stuff in Stephanie's existence. It's a cat-and-mouse video game for Stephanie Plum in which the final word prize should be her life.
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By Agatha Christie
Whilst Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the intense comment she made the day gone by at her brother Richard’s funeral without notice takes on a chilling value. on the examining of Richard’s will, Cora used to be basically heard to claim, “It’s been hushed up very well, hasn’t it.… yet he was once murdered, wasn’t he?”
In desperation, the relations solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to solve the mystery.…