Category: Crime

Download E-books Cover of Snow: A Novel PDF

By Jenny Milchman

WINNER OF THE MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

Jenny Milchman’s Cover of Snow is a outstanding debut, a gripping story of suspense within the culture of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.

Waking up one wintry morning in her previous farmhouse nestled within the Adirondack Mountains of recent York, Nora Hamilton immediately is familiar with that anything is incorrect. while her fog of sleep clears, she reveals her global is unexpectedly, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has devoted suicide.

The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery move for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a nerve-racking know-how slowly settles in: Brendan left no notice and gave no indication that he used to be considering taking his personal existence. Why could a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his spouse, task, and old fashioned fatherland all at once decide to finish all of it? Having spent a life-time fending off difficult truths, Nora needs to now commence dealing with them.

Unraveling her past due husband’s ultimate days, Nora searches for an explanation—but unearths a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s ally and associate, his fellow cops, and his brittle mom. It speedy turns into transparent to Nora that she is calling questions nobody desires to resolution. For underneath the gentle hide of snow lies a robust conspiracy that would cease at not anything to maintain its presence unknown . . . and its darkest secrets and techniques hidden.

Praise for Cover of Snow
 
“Well-defined characters take us on an emotional roller-coaster experience during the darkest evening, with blinding twists and infrequently deadly turns. it is a richly woven tale that not just seems to be on the devastating results of suicide but in addition examines existence in a small city and explores the complexity of marriage. enthusiasts of Nancy Pickard, Margaret Maron, and C. J. field may be overjoyed to discover this new author.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“Milchman finds an intimate wisdom of the psychology of grief, besides a painterly present for changing frozen emotions into scenes of a forbidding wintry weather landscape.”The manhattan Times
 
“Milchman makes [readers] suppose the coolness down to their bones and casts a very powerful temper during this trendy thriller.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Milchman tackles small-town angst the place evil can simmer less than the skin with a breathless strength and a suppose for sensible characters.”The Seattle Times
 
“The plot unfolds at a very good clip . . . finally dashing headlong to a chain of startling revelations.”—San Francisco magazine of Books
 
“Milchman expertly conveys Nora’s grief in a manner that might hot hearts even within the useless of a Wedeskyull winter.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Download E-books Resurrection Men (A Rebus Novel) PDF

By Ian Rankin

Inspector John Rebus has tousled badly this time, so badly that he is been despatched to a type of reform institution for broken law enforcement officials. whereas there one of the last-chancers often called "resurrection men," he joins a covert project to realize proof of a drug heist orchestrated by way of 3 of his classmates. however the staff has been assigned an unsolved homicide which can have resulted from Rebus's personal mistake. Now Rebus cannot confirm if he is been arrange for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. while Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her research of an paintings dealer's homicide is tied to Rebus's inquiry, the two-protÈgÈ and mentor-join forces. quickly they locate themselves in the course of a bigger scandal than that they had imagined-a plot with conspirators in each nook of Scotland and lethal implications approximately their colleagues. With the intense eye for personality and position that earned him the identify "the Dickens of Edinburgh," Ian Rankin offers a page-turning novel of complex suspense.

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Download E-books The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison (Princeton Classic Editions) PDF

By Gresham M. Sykes

The Society of Captives, first released in 1958, is a vintage of contemporary criminology and probably the most very important books ever written approximately prison.

Gresham Sykes wrote the booklet on the peak of the chilly struggle, influenced by means of the world's event of fascism and communism to review the nearest factor to a totalitarian approach in American existence: a greatest safety legal. His research calls into query the level to which prisons can reach their makes an attempt to regulate each part of life--or even if the robust bonds among prisoners make it most unlikely to run a jail with no discovering methods of "accommodating" the prisoners.

Re-released now with a brand new creation by way of Bruce Western and a brand new epilogue via the writer, The Society of Captives will proceed to function an quintessential textual content for coming to phrases with the character of recent power.

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Download E-books Shame the Devil PDF

Frank Farrow is a natural-born killer. Roman Otis is a fine-looking crooner who does his killing at the facet. On a sizzling D.C. afternoon Frank and Roman hit a pizza store referred to as May's. whilst the hit was once over, 4 humans have been achieved. A cop used to be shot. A boy used to be useless. And while the sirens stopped wailing and the killers vanished into the warmth, dozens of lives have been shattered forever.

Now it truly is 3 years later, and Dimitri Karras, who misplaced a son, is commencing to dwell back. yet Dimitri's previous acquaintance, a P.I. named Nick Stefanos, has simply unburied the past--by getting to know the killers' id. unexpectedly the second one act of against the law tale is set to be informed. as the May's pizza parlor killers are coming again into city: the place they're going to be greeted with open fingers, damaged hearts, and a minimum of one loaded gun.

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Download E-books Playing Dead PDF

By Jessie Keane

Annie Carter was once a madam in a brothel and a brand new York gangster's moll, yet now her safety is long past and her enemies are ultimate in

In 1971, London gang boss Annie Carter Barolli resides the hot York excessive lifestyles with the dreaded mafia godfather Constantine Barolli. while relatives tragedy moves, it leaves only Annie, Constantine's sister Gina, and his 3 little ones alive, and now they're in negative hazard. what is worse is that it signs an enormous shift in mafia energy. Annie returns to London together with her daughter Layla, pursued by way of successful guy. somebody wishes her useless and the single manner she will remain alive is to determine who is deciding to buy the agreement and to strike first. Then, the reappearance of an previous East finish face sparks a stunning suspicion—the risk that Max Carter, Annie's first and maximum love, did not die years in the past, as she have been resulted in think. Has he actually simply been taking part in dead?

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Download E-books De Cock en tranen aan de Leie (De Cock, Book 48) PDF

By A. C. Baantjer

Op een zomerse avond meldt een jonge vrouw de vermissing van haar vader aan rechercheur De Cock in het aloude politiebureau aan de Amsterdamse Warmoestraat. Het is een van de vele meldingen van vermissing en niet iets om speciale aandacht aan te schenken. Maar toch... het gaat hier om de vermissing van de president van de rechtbank, en dan is justitie in final, en zeker de al zo veel geplaagde mevrouw Lastensjouwer. Het onderzoek dat De Cock en zijn medewerker Vledder instellen, leidt chicken al snel naar Gent, de stad aan de Leie, waar de president voor internationale kwesties veel overleg had met collega's. Het is voor De Cock en Vledder, die zo gewend zijn in Amsterdam te werken, een even onverwachte als zeer spannende excursie. Eerlijk gezegd hadden zij zich de oplossing van de vermissing van de rechter, en van de misdrijven die erop volgden, wel wat eenvoudiger en minder spannend voorgesteld.

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Download E-books Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) PDF

Winner of the Lovey Award for top historic Novel: This award-winning secret unearths how Archie Goodwin joined forces with famed inner most detective Nero Wolfe and introduced a literary legend.

In 1930, younger Archie Goodwin involves big apple urban hoping for a little pleasure. In his 3rd week operating as an evening watchman, he stops burglars of their tracks—with a couple of sizzling lead slugs.
 
pushed aside from his activity for being “trigger-happy,” he parlays his newfound notoriety right into a activity as a detective’s assistant, supporting sincere sleuth Del Bascom resolve situations just like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche artwork Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes housebreaking. yet it’s the abduction of Tommie Williamson, the son of a brand new York lodge wealthy person, that introduces Goodwin to the fellow who will switch his life.
 
Goodwin understands there’s just one detective who may also help locate Tommie: Nero Wolfe, the stout genius of West Thirty-Fifth highway. jointly, they’ll shape the most not going crime scuffling with duos in history—but first Goodwin needs to find Tommie and turn out that he merits a spot by means of Wolfe’s side.
 
during this witty tale concerning the foundation of a mythical partnership, Robert Goldsborough gloriously conjures up the spirit of Nero Wolfe’s writer, bestselling writer Rex Stout, and breathes new lifestyles into his liked characters. 
 

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Download E-books The Fortunate Pilgrim PDF

By Mario Puzo

Efore The Godfather and The final Don, there has been Puzo's vintage tale concerning the loves, crimes and struggles faced by means of one family members of recent York urban immigrants dwelling in Hell's Kitchen. clean from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to carry her kin jointly in an odd land. At turns poignant, comedian and violent, and with a brand new preface by way of the writer, The lucky Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.

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Download E-books The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities -- From Italy's Tomb Raiders to the World's Greatest Museum PDF

By Peter Watson, Cecilia Todeschini

The tale starts off, as tales do in all solid thrillers, with a botched theft and a police chase. 8 Apuleian vases of the fourth century B.C. are came upon within the swimming pool of a German-based artwork smuggler. extra worthwhile than the restoration of the vases, besides the fact that, is the invention of the smuggler's card index detailing his bargains and purchasers. It finds the lifestyles of an internet of tombaroli—tomb raiders— who scouse borrow classical artifacts, and a community of purchasers and smugglers who spirit them out of Italy and into the arms of rich creditors and museums. Peter Watson, a former investigative journalist for the London Sunday occasions and writer of 2 past exposés of paintings global scandals, names the foremost figures during this community that has depleted Europe's classical artifacts. one of the loot are the irreplaceable and hugely collectable vases of Euphronius, the similar of their box of the sculpture of Bernini or the portray of Michelangelo. The narrative ends up in the doorways of a few significant associations: Sothebys, the Getty Museum in L.A., the Museum of excellent Arts in Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of artwork in long island between them. full of nice characters and human drama, The Medici Conspiracy authoritatively exposes one other shameful around in a single of the oldest video games on the earth: robbery, smuggling and duplicitous dealing, all within the identify of artwork.

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Download E-books The Black Book: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels) PDF

By Ian Rankin

Five years in the past, a mysterious hearth burned Edinburgh's seed critical lodge to ashes. Long-forgotten and unsolved, the case reappears whilst a charred body--with a bullet in its head--is discovered among the ruins. Inspector John Rebus understands that his superiors might fairly he allow napping canines lie. He is aware that a part of the reply lies someplace in a cryptic black pc. Ane he understands that to resolve the case, he will need to peel again layer upon layer of unspeakable secrets and techniques to reach on the fact. . .

The Sunday Telegraph raves, "No one captures the noirish part of the town in addition to Rankin," and The Black e-book is one among his best.

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