Category: Mystery

By Amy Myers

Loss of life TAKES NO HOLIDAY

Master Chef Auguste Didier, who has confirmed to have as high quality a expertise for sniffing out homicide as for stirring up a sauce d'ail, has escaped from London for a miles wanted vacation within the sunny paradise of his local Cannes.

Little does Auguste count on to run into his outdated good friend Inspector Egbert Rose of Scotland Yard--hot at the path of a London jewel thief with a fondness for Faberge eggs. it sort of feels six beautiful eggs, presents from the Grand Duke Igor of Russia to every of six gorgeous women with whom he had, loved discreet affairs, were stolen from the women in query. it's the lifestyles of a 7th egg, reportedly within the ownership of recognized courtesan l. a. Belle Mimosa, that brings Rose to Cannes. And Auguste--who is already particularly busy renewing his personal affair with a beautiful ballerina, whereas ensuring the Prince of Wales is definitely fed on the Cannes Cricket Club--is approximately to be drawn into vet one other excessive society drama of mischief, mistresses ... and homicide.

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By Tim Shoemaker

Praise for Code of Silence:

“Deliberate, believable, and gritty whodunit.”  –Booklist Starred Review

 Taken!

A detour in the course of the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk directly right into a seize, and Gordy is abducted!

For the kidnapper, it’s all a video game, the way to settle an previous rating, without one getting harm. yet evil has a fashion of escalating, and as soon as his id is came upon, the principles change.

Despite the easiest of police efforts, the hours tick by means of with out a clue or a ransom name, leaving every person to their very own fears. Gordy is long gone. Cooper descends deeper right into a residing nightmare, imagining the worst for his ally and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial provider start to floor. yet Cooper nonetheless feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, altering the entire principles. Now the person who got down to rescue his good friend has to be rescued himself. occasionally rescuing a chum from darkness ability entering into after them.

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The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Christie’s vintage Murder within the Mews offers 4 mystifying legal conundrums that might heavily try out the very best detecting abilities of the unflappable Poirot.

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By Jane Finnis

Roman Britain in ninety one advert is a uncooked frontier province, a difficult a part of the powerful Empire governed by means of Domitian Caesar. even though it really is nearly fifty years because the legions invaded, many local tribes nonetheless hate their conquerors and grab any likelihood to annoy the Roman settlers who're flocking in to colonise the recent province. pressure is mainly excessive within the north, the place Aurelia Marcella, a tender innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Mansio at the street to York.

A string of savage murders disrupts her peaceable lifestyles, and she or he and her Roman pals locate themselves less than assault from a mystery local war-band, the Shadow-men, whose goal is to force all Romans out. A visitor, Quintus, is sort of killed just about the resort, and he and Aurelia needs to music down the insurgent warriors and determine their mysterious masked chief, the Shadow of demise. Their investigations deliver them into own chance from ruthless killers and devious deceivers. Can they locate and damage the Shadow of loss of life prior to his crusade of terror becomes open uprising, in order that all Romans needs to get out or die?

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By Kathleen Peacock

Fans of Maggie Stiefvater and the hit tv express True Blood will flock to this primary publication within the supernatural secret sequence set in a city the place werewolves reside in simple sight.

Mackenzie Dobson's existence has been grew to become the other way up due to the fact she vowed to seek her ally Amy's killer: a white werewolf. Lupine syndrome—also often called the werewolf virus—is at the upward push around the kingdom, and bloodlust isn't really effortless to regulate. however it quickly turns into transparent that risky secrets and techniques are lurking within the shadows of Hemlock, Mac's hometown—and she is thrown right into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that places her in grave danger.

Kathleen Peacock's exciting debut novel presents readers with a secret that Kimberly Derting, writer of The physique Finder, calls "clever and frightening," whereas Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling writer of Firelight, raves: "Forget each werewolf e-book you have ever learn. This one breaks the mold."

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By Donald J. Sobol

Can the key weapon in Idaville’s battle on crime particularly be a ten-year-old boy in shoes? it could actually if it’s Encyclopedia Brown!

Encyclopedia is again with ten all-new mysteries to resolve, in addition to the aid of his companion, Sally Kimball, the prettiest and hardest lady within the 5th grade. They’ll need to face insects Meany, who’s as much as his previous tips, 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 suggestions to the entire mysteries are within the back—but are you able to resolve them first?

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Carolyn Keene

After receiving a decision from her buddy Helen Corning, Nancy concurs to aid resolve a baffling secret. Helen's Aunt Rosemary has been dwelling along with her mom on the outdated kinfolk mansion, and so they have spotted many unusual issues. they've got heard tune, thumps, and creaking noises at evening, and visible eerie shadows at the partitions. may well the home be haunted?

Just once she hangs up the telephone, a wierd guy visits Nancy's condominium to warn her and her father that they're at risk as a result of a case he's engaged on deciding to buy estate for a railroad corporation. This caution leads Nancy and  her father Carson to look for the lacking Willie Wharton, a landowner, who can end up he signed away his land to the railroad and keep the railroad from a lawsuit. Will Nancy be capable to locate the lacking landowner and become aware of how those mysteries are similar?

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By Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, a world sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards

The 12 months is 1327. Franciscans in a prosperous Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to enquire. while his tender venture is without warning overshadowed by way of seven weird and wonderful deaths, Brother William turns detective. His instruments are the good judgment of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening area by means of wry humor and a ferocious interest. He collects facts, deciphers mystery symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, the place “the best issues occur at night.”

“Like the labyrinthine library at its center, this great novel has many crafty passages and mystery chambers . . . attention-grabbing . . . creative . . . dazzling.” – Newsweek

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By Tony Hillerman

The blind shaman known as Listening lady speaks of witches and stressed spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. yet Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is bound the monster who savagely slaughtered an previous guy and a teenage lady was once human. the answer to a bad crime is buried someplace in a useless man's secrets and techniques and within the surprising occasions of 100 years earlier. to disregard the warnings of a venerable seer, in spite of the fact that, will be reckless foolishness whilst Leaphorn's research leads him farther clear of the understandable . . . and in the direction of the main brutally violent disagreement of his career.

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