Category: Mystery

By Charles Brokaw

E-book three within the Thomas Lourds series.

One of the world's holiest websites hides a mystery worthy killing for . . .

Thomas Lourds, the world's premier pupil of historical languages, is contacted by means of an previous good friend, Dr Lev Strauss. a protracted misplaced historic scripture has been came across which holds the major to 1 of the world's maximum treasures, hidden lower than the mythical Temple Mount. Lourds rushes to Jerusalem to examine Strauss's find.

But on arrival, he learns his buddy has been murdered. The booklet has vanished. Lourds understands he needs to discover the assassin and tune down the lacking manuscript. simply because this old artefact includes a hidden code. A code that might supply its solver entry to an impressive and scary power.

The destiny of humankind rests in Lourds fingers. yet time isn't on his aspect . . .

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By David Hewson

It's years because the infamous Nanna Birk Larsen case.

Two years considering that Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in shame for a distant outpost in northern Denmark.

When the physique of a feminine legal professional is located in macabre situations in an army graveyard, there are parts of the crime scene that take Head of murder, Lennart Brix, again to an occupied wartime Denmark – a time its countrymen would need to forget.

Brix is aware that Lund is the only individual he can depend upon to find the reality. Reluctantly she returns to Copenhagen and turns into intrigued with the proof surrounding the case. As extra our bodies are discovered, Lund involves see a development and she or he realises that the id of the killer can be identified as soon as the reality in the back of a more moderen wartime project is eventually published . . .

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By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In The reflect Crack’d from facet to Side, a deadly dose of poison intended for a glamorous superstar fells her ardent admirer instead—and omit Marple is there to unmask a murderer.

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By Orhan Pamuk

Instantly a fiendishly devious secret, a beguiling love tale, and an excellent symposium at the energy of paintings, My identify Is Red is a transporting story set amid the attractiveness and non secular intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from probably the most fashionable modern Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the main acclaimed artists within the land to create a superb booklet celebrating the glories of his realm. Their activity: to light up the paintings within the eu sort. yet simply because figurative artwork may be deemed an affront to Islam, this fee is a deadly proposition certainly. The ruling elite for this reason mustn’t be aware of the whole scope or nature of the undertaking, and panic erupts whilst one of many selected miniaturists disappears. the one clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies within the half-finished illuminations themselves. half fable and half philosophical puzzle, My identify is Red is a kaleidoscopic trip to the intersection of paintings, faith, love, intercourse and tool.

Translated from the Turkish through Erda M Göknar

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By Joanne Fluke

Bakery proprietor Hannah Swensen simply cannot continue her arms out of the batter while homicide stirs issues up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff lifeless, a deputy accused, and a killer at the unfastened. . .
For Hannah, existence looks missing a definite taste in recent times. possibly it is the neighborhood sheriff's election that is acquired her down. For years, Sheriff Grant's been the iron hand on the town. yet now, Hannah's brother-in-law invoice is giving the previous blowhard the struggle of his lengthy, doubtful career--and Grant's now not taking it good, in particular as soon as the polls convey invoice pulling forward.
But earlier than a person can flavor victory, issues cross bitter. whereas Hannah's emptying the trash, she makes a truly unappetizing discovery: Sheriff Grant's physique within the Dumpster in the back of the highschool the place she's instructing her cooking classification. And as though that were not undesirable adequate, the terrible guy nonetheless has fudge frosting on his blouse from certainly one of her cupcakes.
The quantity one--and only--suspect is invoice, yet Hannah's now not swallowing it. a lot of people had cause to hate Sheriff provide. quickly, Hannah's dishing up scandalous secrets and techniques, steaming sizzling betrayals, and sufficient intrigue to maintain the gossip mill on the Cookie Jar facing a number of pots of decaf. And the nearer Hannah will get to the reality, the nearer she will get to smoking out a assassin with a truly nasty recipe for silencing humans. . .
Includes Ten unique Dessert Recipes so that you can try out!
"For lovers of culinary mysteries."--"Library magazine"
"Fudge Cupcake homicide shouldn't be learn on an empty abdominal simply because there are mouth-watering recipes and outlines of cakes in virtually each chapter." --"The Midwest e-book evaluate"

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By Joan Aiken

Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to fulfill an previous buddy and pursue the research of portray. as an alternative he reveals himself unwittingly in the midst of a depraved crew's fiendish caper to overthrow the nice King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea. With assistance from his pal Sophie and the imaginative waif Dido, Simon narrowly escapes a sequence of madcap shut calls and hazardous run-ins. In a time and position the place villains do not anything midway, Simon is confronted with wild wolves, poisoned pies, kidnapping, and a wrecked send. it is a cleverly contrived story of intrigue and misadventure.

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By Donald E. Westlake

Operating evening defense at a museum, Mitch Tobin unearths a lifeless guy in his birthday suit

When he first met Linda Campbell, Mitchell Tobin used to be not anything extra to her than the fellow who had placed her husband in detention center. It took over a 12 months for them to start their affair, yet as soon as it all started, it grew to become intense—lasting correct as much as the day whilst Tobin shirked responsibility to work out her, and his companion obtained killed accordingly. Years later, on a penny-ante evening defense task, Tobin is doing his rounds whilst Linda involves ask a desire. Out of felony and hoping to head immediately, her husband is having difficulty escaping his outdated cronies. Tobin has simply agreed to aim to aid once they stumble upon a corpse, mendacity bare at the floor.

If he’s to do whatever for Linda, Tobin must preserve away from the homicide research. yet as her husband knew all too good, it takes even more than strength of will to place a checkered prior in the back of you.

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By Charles Todd

"I used to be in Paris the day the French military was once mobilized."

In 1914, whereas vacationing her buddy Madeleine, girl Elspeth Douglas's lifestyles is thrown into chaos while warfare breaks out and the Germans fast overrun Belgium, threatening France. Having simply agreed to marry Alain, Madeleine's rushing brother, woman Elspeth watches him go away to affix his unit, after which she units out for England, basically to discover herself trapped at the French coast.

stuck amid a sea of stranded tourists, terrified refugees, and wounded males overflowing the port of Calais, the stressed Elspeth--daughter of a Highland aristocrat whose extraordinary relations can hint its roots again to the courtroom of Mary, Queen of Scots--decides to make herself helpful, sporting water to weary squaddies close to front. it truly is an act of charity that just about will get her killed whilst enemy shells start to explode round her.

To her rescue comes Captain Peter Gilchrist, who pulls her clear of the conflict and leads her to defense. yet ahead of they could adequately say goodbye, Elspeth and Peter are separated.

again in London, surrounded via customary comforts, Elspeth is haunted by way of the horrors she witnessed in France. She additionally can't put out of your mind the gallant Peter Gilchrist, although she has promised herself to Alain.

remodeled through her adventure, Elspeth is going to London and enrolls in a nursing path, the place she meets a fellow nurse in education, Bess Crawford. it's a bold flow, made with no the consent of Elspeth's mum or dad, her cousin Kenneth, a high-handed guy with inflexible notions of sophistication and femininity.

but Elspeth Douglas is a girl with a brain of her personal, which--as she herself says--is a blessing and a curse. She is set to come to the battlefields of France to do her half . . . and to discover the guy she has no correct to like, regardless of how a ways Cousin Kenneth may fit to forestall her. yet prior to she will be able to set issues correct with Alain, he is going lacking after which Peter is gravely wounded. In an international packed with terror and uncertainty, can the wonder of affection continue to exist or will Elspeth's bothered middle turn into one other casualty of this bad war?

A poignant, compelling story brimming with experience, risk, and love, The Walnut Tree is a fascinating vacation reward and a superb significant other to Charles Todd's acclaimed Bess Crawford sequence.

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By Michael Innes

While half the site visitors at a charity masquerade fete at Drool court docket happen dressed as sheiks, it has to be greater than natural twist of fate. one in every of them is the true factor, even if, and Sir John Appleby, grasp detective, discovers that he's in grave chance. whilst one of many pseudo-sheiks is murdered, Appleby unearths himself in the middle of a world political main issue.

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By Robert Irwin

The hero and guiding strength of this epic delusion is an insomniac younger guy who, not able to sleep, courses the reader throughout the slim streets of Cairo-a mysterious urban jam-packed with deceit and trickery.

He narrates a posh tangle of desires and imaginings that describe an environment continually transferring among sumptuously discovered orientalism, erotic event, and dry humor. the result's a thought-provoking puzzle field of intercourse, philosophy, and theology.

resembling Italo Calvino, and Umberto Eco, this cult vintage is eventually again in print!

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