Archive For The “Mystery” Category
By John Harwood
So starts off The Séance, John Harwood’s significant moment novel, a gripping, darkish secret set in late-Victorian England.
It is a global of apparitions, of disappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and blackmail and black-hearted villains—and homicide. For Constance’s bequest is available in components: a home and a secret. Years sooner than, a family members disappeared atWraxford corridor, a decaying mansion within the English geographical region with a sinister reputation.Now the corridor belongs to Constance. and he or she needs to descend into the darkness on the middle of theWraxford secret to discover the reality, even on the rate of her life.
By Maureen Ash
E-book four within the Templar Knight secret series.
After 8 years of captivity within the Holy Land, Templar Bascot de Marins ultimately escaped. Injured in either physique and soul, he's on a sojourn at Lincoln citadel, the place the arriving vacations carry the promise of wish and lengthy existence -- yet now not for everyone...
The city of Lincoln is roofed in white on Christmas morning. however the snow additionally conceals the mortal continues to be of a clerk who labored within the neighborhood mint -- stabbed, robbed, and left at the flooring of a stone quarry. With the sheriff busy wonderful noble site visitors, Bascot is requested to investigate.
The basically clue he unearths is a pristine coin stamped with the visage of King Stephen, who reigned a few fifty years prior. The sheriff suspects hoard of hidden treasure may perhaps attach the killer to the sufferer. yet Bascot, aided by way of his younger protégé Gianni, quickly discovers that the purpose is going past funds -- and past mere murder...
By Cora Harrison
It is 1509 and, for the folk of the Burren in western eire, the Michaelmas reasonable is a joyous time for alternate and party, signaling the beginning of autumn. it is a probability to collect, purchase and promote their wares, and pay tribute to the lord in their clans. yet this yr is various. The steward of the MacNamara extended family has made up our minds to elevate the quantity demanded for its tribute, and it isn't lengthy sooner than tempers are operating high.
When the steward's physique is located within the neighborhood churchyard, it falls upon Mara, the Burren's Brehon pass judgement on, to piece the puzzle jointly. used to be it revenge, greed, or anything extra sinister that prompted the homicide? while one other physique is came across, it really is as much as Mara―despite the distraction of a shocking marriage proposal―to convey the killer to justice prior to there could be one more death.
By Mara Jacobs
From manhattan instances and united states this day bestselling writer Mara Jacobs comes ebook 2 within the Anna Dawson's Vegas secret series.
My identify is Anna Dawson, and i am back.
Unfortunately, so is JoJo.
When the personal loan shark enforcer who beat me up years in the past is located murdered, i am considering it really is my fortunate day. till i am wondered as a potential suspect. i've got an alibi, yet no longer one i will disclose. aiding collage basketball famous person Raymond Joseph shave issues isn't really precisely whatever i need to proportion with the cops.
And not only any cop, yet Detective Jack Schiller, my contemporary ex. a guy who received a bit too shut, and turns out purpose on getting nearer. i would like Jack again, yet i do know it will by no means paintings whereas I nonetheless desire JoJo in my lifestyles. notwithstanding, i am commencing to imagine that perhaps i am powerful adequate to try.
But the enforcer's homicide is the least of my difficulties as Raymond's point-shaving turns into public. i will want each playing ability i have to win this hand.
*NOTE: The case is solved, the wrongdoer stuck, yet there are a couple of threads which are carrying on with on in the course of the subsequent ebook and the series.
Books within the Anna Dawson sequence therefore far:
1 - opposed to The Odds
2 - opposed to The unfold
By Dorothy L. Sayers
The 9 Tailors is Dorothy L. Sayers's best secret, that includes Lord Peter Whimsey, and a vintage of the genre.
The 9 tellerstrokes from the belfry of an old kingdom church toll out the dying of an unknown guy and contact the recognized Lord Peter Whimsey to enquire the great and evil that lurks in all people. Steeped within the surroundings of a quiet parish within the unusual, flat fen-country of East Anglia, this can be a story of suspense, personality, and temper by way of an writer critics and readers expense as one of many nice masters of the secret novel.
By Tony Hillerman
Loaded with book extras (not to be had within the print edition), together with Tony Hillerman's operating remark on his paintings, his sequence heroes Leaphorn and Chee, and a unique profile of the Navajo nation.
Sprawled on a ledge lower than the height of send Rock mountain for 11 years lies an unknown physique, now in basic terms bones. At Cabyon de Chelly, 300 miles around the Navajo reservation, a sniper shoots an outdated canyon advisor who has consistently walked that pollen course in peace. At his domestic in Window Rock, Joe Leaphorn, newly retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, connects skeleton and sniper, and recollects an previous puzzle he may possibly by no means remedy. At his place of work in Shiprock, appearing Lieutenant Jim Chee is simply too busy to take a lot curiosity within the case -- until eventually it hits too with regards to domestic.
Bringing the wonder and secret of the Southwest to bright existence once more, Tony Hillerman has reunited Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in an evocative secret within which the previous and the current subscribe to forces in a so much unholy union.
By J. D. Robb
She was once essentially the most sought-after girls on this planet. A best version who could cease at not anything to get what she sought after -- even one other woman's guy. And now she was once lifeless, the sufferer of a brutal homicide. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas placed her expert lifestyles at the line to take the case while suspicion fell on her ally, the opposite girl within the deadly love triangle. underneath the facade of glamour, Eve stumbled on that the area of haute couture thrived on an all-consuming ardour for early life and popularity. one who led from the runway to the darkish underworld of latest York urban the place medicines may possibly satisfy any wish -- for a value . . .
By JoAnna Carl
After giving up her profession as a Texas trophy spouse, 28-year-old Lee McKinney unearths herself in a Michigan hotel city, retaining the books for her Aunt Nettie’s luxurious chocolate company. yet she quickly reveals that her new existence isn’t all muffins and bonbons…
Clementine Ripley, the safeguard lawyer all people likes to hate, is throwing a celebration that demands a number of thousand funds worthy of customized chocolates—some made within the photo of her champion cat. Lee jumps on the task, yet candy luck takes a sour flip whilst a person provides and additional ingrediant—cyanide—to considered one of their scrumptious candies and it reveals its manner into Ms. Ripley’s mouth. Now it’s as much as Lee to determine who tampered with Aunt Nettie’s recipe earlier than they locate themselves at the back of not-so-chocolate bars.
INCLUDES YUMMY CHOCOLATE TRIVIA!
By M. C. Beaton
Agatha is dreaming of a white Christmas–but who can be becoming a member of her lower than the mistletoe? through the darkish, gray days of early December Agatha is obsessed by means of simply things–Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey.
Although she says she feels not anything for James now, she feels convinced that making plans the proper Dickensian Christmas for all her pals will one way or the other reanimate her love. Even the homicide of a Mrs. Tamworthy, poisoned with hemlock on the neighborhood manor condo, does little to distract Agatha from setting up her excellent xmas celebrations.
And but it may do, as Mrs. Tamworthy had written to Agatha, telling her that considered one of her family members desired to see her useless ahead of the yr used to be out. a little guiltily (and belatedly), Agatha units out to unravel the case with assistance from her new recruit, younger Toni Gilmour.
By Georges Simenon
Monsieur Monde is a winning middle-aged businessman in Paris. One morning he walks out on his existence, leaving his spouse asleep in mattress, leaving everything.
Not lengthy after, he surfaces at the Riviera, preserving corporation with drunks, whores and pimps, with thieves and their marks. a complete new global, the place he feels strangely at home—at least for a while.
Georges Simenon knew how obsession, buried for years, can come to lifestyles, and in regards to the wreckage it leaves at the back of. He had a amazing knowing of the way bizarrely unaccountable humans will be. And he had a virtually uncanny skill to trap the appear and feel of a given position and time. Monsieur Monde Vanishes is a refined and profoundly traumatic triumph via the preferred of the 20 th century’s nice writers.