By Marcia Muller
Whereas investigating her lover's disappearance, San Francisco deepest investigator Sharon McCone stumbles upon a few disagreeable truths. through the writer of Pennies on a lifeless Woman's Eyes. 25,000 first printing. travel.
By Donald J. Sobol
Can the key weapon in Idaville’s battle on crime particularly be a ten-year-old boy in footwear? it will possibly if it’s Encyclopedia Brown!
Encyclopedia is again with ten all-new mysteries to resolve, in addition to the aid of his accomplice, Sally Kimball, the prettiest and hardest lady within the 5th grade. They’ll need to face insects Meany, who’s as much as his outdated methods, and Wilford Wiggins, who’s nonetheless dreaming up new schemes to trick the children of Idaville out in their funds. Plus there’s plenty of new characters too!
The ideas to the entire mysteries are within the back—but are you able to clear up them first?
From the Hardcover edition.
By Ann Granger
Observed through Meredith Mitchell, leader Inspector Alan Markby is having fun with the Chelsea Flower convey, till he runs into his ex-wife and her present husband, and whilst the husband is murdered with a poisoned thorn, Markby and Mitchell got down to locate the killer. Reprint. NYT.
By Susan Elia MacNeal
Susan Elia MacNeal brought the extraordinary Maggie wish in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to guard Britain’s loved royals opposed to a global plot—one that may switch the process heritage.
As international conflict II sweeps the continent and England steels itself opposed to German assault, Maggie desire, former secretary to major Minister Winston Churchill, completes her education to develop into a secret agent for MI-5. lively, strong-willed, and owning one of many sharpest minds in govt for arithmetic and code-breaking, she absolutely expects to be despatched out of the country to assemble intelligence for the British entrance. as an alternative, to her nice unhappiness, she is dispatched to head undercover at Windsor fort, the place she's going to coach the younger Princess Elizabeth in math. but citadel lifestyles quick proves extra dangerous—and deadly—than Maggie ever anticipated. The upstairs-downstairs international at Windsor is thrown into disarray through a surprising homicide, which attracts Maggie right into a enormous conspiracy that areas the whole royal family members at risk. And as she races to avoid wasting England from a most annoying destiny, Maggie realizes fast wit is her top protection, and that the smallest clues can resolve the largest secrets and techniques, even inside her personal family.
Praise for Mr. Churchill’s Secretary
“Delightful could appear an odd observe to explain a singular that occurs opposed to the backdrop of the bombings of London in the course of international struggle II, yet it’s acceptable for this debut novel. . . . As candy because it is intriguing.”—USA Today
“A pleasing, post-feminist photo of britain in the course of its best hour.”—The Denver Post
“Daring . . . Blends meticulous examine at the period, mental perception into Winston Churchill, and the production of a riveting major personality, Maggie wish, right into a spectacularly crafted novel.”—Bookreporter
“A ripping solid yarn [that] enthralls and satisfies.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
By J. G. Ballard
In Cocaine Nights, J. G. Ballard stretches the taught canvas of his transgressive imaginative and prescient over the framework of outdated secret. The atmosphere: the swank Spanish hotel of Estrella de Mar, the place younger retirees from Europe's colder climes delight in a way of life of unending rest. Into the queasy great thing about this synthetic setting steps Charles Prentice, a London go back and forth author who has come to go to his brother Frank, supervisor of membership Nautico—tennis and swim membership via day, coked-up discotheque by means of evening. Frank is in detention center, having confessed to surroundings an explosive hearth that has taken 5 alive. yes the confession was once coerced, Charles lances his personal research. yet Frank isn't attracted to salvation, and the Spanish police don't wish their open-and-shut case corrupted by way of a meddling Brit. Refusing to desert his campaign, Charles quickly reveals himself drawn into Estrella de Mar's darkish underworld, and as Cocaine Nights speeds up towards its hectic climax, Ballard once more finds his visionary mastery.
By Michael Innes
Successful minor poet, Philip Ploss, lives a calm lifestyles in perfect atmosphere, till his existence is disenchanted while he hears verses erroneously quoted as his personal. quickly afterwards, he's stumbled on useless within the library with a replica of Dante's Purgatory open sooner than him.
By John Brady
A innocuous English ex-pat retiree is strangled in his rural cottage.
In this moment of the Inspector Minogue sequence, Arthur Combs is located murdered, the existence choked out of him by way of a rope round his neck and a knee among his shoulder-blades. the tactic is apparent, however the rationale is way much less obvious.
As an English expatriate retiree in Dublin, the decrepit seventy-three 12 months previous Combs lived a solitary lifestyles with few neighbors, yet no enemies.
Or so it sort of feels whilst Sergeant Minogue is assigned to the case. because the research gathers momentum, even though, it really is quickly transparent that this ‘terrible traditional guy’ is of awesome significance to British Intelligence. London’s MI5 safeguard carrier is terrified approximately secrets and techniques Combs knew and threatened to bare, secrets and techniques which can spark a massive scandal and derail top-level talks among Britain and eire.
When MI5 attempts to place a lid at the Combs affair, they underestimate the tenacity of the unorthodox Minogue. whether it capability going up opposed to the top Minister, Minogue is set to find what Britain’s undercover agent masters are doing in Dublin.
'Dublin’s resolution to Maigret - a handsomely written, darkish trip into Irish politics. Brady is a grasp of the telling detail.’ - Kirkus stories (U.S.)
'A non-generic political novel wealthy in substance and uncooked with pain.’ - manhattan occasions
By Jacqueline Winspear
In Leaving every thing so much Loved via New York Times bestselling writer Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the homicide of Indian immigrants in London.
The 12 months is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by way of an Indian gentleman who has come to England within the hopes of checking out who killed his sister months in the past. Scotland backyard did not make any arrest within the case, and there's cause to think they did not behavior a radical research. The case turns into much more hard whilst one other Indian girl is murdered simply hours earlier than a scheduled interview. in the meantime, unfinished enterprise from a prior case turns into a distraction, as does a brand new improvement in Maisie's own life.
Bringing an important bankruptcy within the lifestyles and occasions of Maisie Dobbs to an in depth, Leaving every little thing so much Loved marks a pivotal second during this awesome secret series.
By Joanne Fluke
Now a trademark video clips & Mysteries unique motion picture homicide, SHE BAKED: A Peach Cobbler Mystery
As she sits in her approximately empty bakery on Groundhog Day, Hannah Swensen can in basic terms wish that spring is simply round the corner—and that the recognition of the hot Magnolia Blossom Bakery is simply a passing fad. The southern hospitality of Lake Eden’s Georgia transplants, Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah’s nerves—and slicing into her profits—at The Cookie Jar.
At least Hannah has her enterprise associate Lisa’s marriage ceremony to appear ahead to. regrettably, Shawna Lee has finagled a call for participation to the reception—and is bringing her Southern Peach Cobbler for the dessert desk. issues cross from undesirable to worse whilst Shawna Lee and Hannah’s sometime-boyfriend, Detective Mike Kingston, are no-shows to the marriage. whilst Hannah sees lighting on on the Magnolia Blossom Bakery after the reception, she investigates—and reveals Shawna Lee shot to death.
Everyone on the town knew the Cookie Jar’s company was once suffering—a proven fact that places Hannah on the most sensible of the preliminary checklist of suspects…
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By Robert Goddard
As soon as Toby Flood performed a Bond-like hero in a Hollywood movie. Now he’s serving a sentence in a crippled touring construction of a newly unearthed Joe Orton play—a play that would have stored Toby’s occupation if basically somebody loved observing it. Painfully, the show’s swan music is coming in Brighton, the place Toby’s spouse occurs to be dwelling fortunately with one other guy in anticipation of a divorce decree. Then, virtually as though he have been scripted, a stranger enters the scene....
A stalker is horrifying Toby’s spouse, Jenny, who believes the fellow is maybe one among her estranged husband’s enthusiasts. whilst Jenny asks Toby to confront the fellow, Toby leaps on the probability. quickly, he’s moonlighting from the degree lighting fixtures and heroically pursuing... anything. in truth, the extra Toby unearths out approximately Jenny’s stalker, the extra questions he has a couple of twisting story of unexplained deaths, interlocking lives, and the violent, grasping adventures of none except Jenny’s filthy rich fiancé—a guy who may possibly make the correct villain, if in basic terms the hero lives lengthy sufficient to turn out it....