Archive For The “Mystery” Category
By Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum Novels Are
"Suspenseful."---Los Angeles Times
"Terrific."---San Francisco Chronicle
"Thrilling."---The Midwest e-book Review
"Hilariously Funny."---USA Today
"A blast of unpolluted air."---The Washington Post
"Inventive and fast-paced."---The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Superb."---Detroit unfastened Press
In Three to Get Deadly, a "saintly" outdated sweet shop proprietor is at the lam---and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is at the case. because the physique count number rises, Stephanie reveals herself facing useless drug buyers and slippery fugitives at the chase of her existence. And with assistance from eccentric family and friends, Steph needs to see to it that this situation does not prove being her final. . . .
By Chris Bohjalian
NOW an entire life television motion picture STARRING JOHN STAMOS
From the bestselling writer of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons on the Feast comes a unique of shattered religion, intimate secrets and techniques, and the fragile nature of sacrifice.
"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, simply after her baptism, and prior to going domestic to the husband who will kill her that night after which shoot himself. Drew, tortured via the cryptic finality of that brief utterance, feels his religion in God slipping away and is kept from depression basically by means of a gathering with Heather Laurent, the writer of wildly winning, inspirational books approximately . . . angels.
Heather survived a formative years that culminated in her personal mom and dad' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice’s daughter, Katie, delivering herself as a mentor to the lady and a shoulder for Stephen – who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and spot if there's whatever to be salvaged from the religious wreckage round him.
But then the State's lawyer starts off to suspect that Alice's husband would possibly not have killed himself. . .and unearths out that Alice had secrets and techniques merely her minister knew.
Secrets of Eden is either a haunting literary mystery and a deeply evocative testomony to the internal complexities that mark all of our lives. once more Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner during which not anything is exactly what it seems. As one personality feedback, “Believe no one. belief no one. imagine all of our tales are suspect.”
By Dick Francis
New York Times bestselling grand grasp of crime fiction
Jockey Freddie Croft discovers a high-stakes conspiracy that exposes the seedy underside of horse-racing-and faces deadlier odds of survival than in any steeplechase run.
By Donald J. Sobol
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old big name detective. With an uncanny knack for minutiae, he solves mysteries for the local childrens via his personal detective service provider. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him resolve his so much baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each one ebook, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to unravel them, however the reader is given all of the clues besides. Interactive and chock packed with fascinating bits of information—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
By Rita Mae Brown
Ah, spring! The brighter days and making a song birds have a manner of lifting people’s spirits, in addition to these in their animal partners. however the season may also convey out the 1st blossoms of homicide. because the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is mainly excited—until a overall healthiness quandary sends her reeling into the forbidding international of hospitals and medical professionals, remedies and tactics. Surviving this trip can be tricky, yet Harry has her animal friends—and her ever-helpful husband, Fair—to aid her. Others are significantly much less lucky: A promising nurse’s dead physique is found with no mark on her. Then one other sanatorium worker, who had appeared in ideal well-being, is additionally chanced on lifeless. There’s a secret afoot—and that’s something Harry and her menagerie can’t hold their noses out of.
By Agatha Christie
Captain Hastings recounts 18 of Poirot's early instances from the times prior to he used to be famous...Hercule Poirot overjoyed in telling people who he used to be most likely the easiest detective on this planet. So turning again the clock to track eighteen of the instances which helped identify his expert popularity used to be continually going to be a desirable event. along with his profession nonetheless in its adolescence, the panache with which Hercule Poirot may perhaps remedy even the main difficult secret is apparent. Chronicled via his pal Captain Hastings, those eighteen early circumstances - from robbery and theft to kidnapping and homicide - have been all sure to attempt Poirot's soon-to-be-famous 'little gray cells' to their absolute restrict.
By M.C. Beaton
"A case that Hamish Macbeth lovers will relish." Booklist.
A Hamish Macbeth secret via the writer of "Death of a Snob."
When it involves homicide, Constable Hamish Macbeth cannot see the shaggy dog story. wealthy, outdated functional joker Andrew Trent summons his kinfolk to distant Arrat condominium within the useless of wintry weather for a deathbed farewell. but if they come, the previous coot is in excellent well-being, cackling at his comic story and able to torment them with others.
But it seems the joke's on Trent. because the asserting is going, he who laughs final, kills first! And whilst Trent is murdered, Constable Macbeth needs to step in and resolve the crime earlier than the punchline of the following killing comic story knocks him correct into an early grave!
By Elizabeth Daly
Acquitted of murdering her husband, Mrs. Vina Gregson continues to be basically a prisoner, trapped in her stylish long island residence with occasional furtive forays to her Connecticut property. A jury could have came upon her blameless, yet Mrs. Gregson is still a murderess within the eyes of the general public and of the tabloid newshounds who hound her each step. She has lately began receiving more and more menacing letters written, she is sure, through the individual that killed her husband. Taking the problem to the police could heighten her notoriety, so she calls on Henry Gamadge, the gentleman-sleuth who's recognized for either his discretion and his skill to resolve difficulties that baffle the police.
By Pat Brown
Harkening again to the writing types and small city settings of previous American authors – John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, and Carson McCullers - "Only the Truth" is a mental secret with as many twists because the state street resulting in the standard domestic of Billy Ray Hutchins, a lonely uneducated guy dwelling within the hills of Arkansas. lifestyles adjustments little for him from day after day till he brings domestic a tender drifter he meets on the railroad tracks, the mysterious Charlene, whose final identify he by no means asks. He turns into her candy Billy Ray and his love for Charlene is regular and basic till the sheriff indicates as much as take her away in handcuffs. With the single lady he has ever enjoyed at the back of bars for the coldblooded homicide of the previous guy around the street, a harassed and devastated Billy Ray units out on a quest to discover the reality, in simple terms the reality, even if it leads him in order to store his Charlene from a demise sentence or it frees him from her spell.
By Timothy Hallinan
JUNIOR BENDER UNTANGLES one of many most unearthly MYSTERIES IN TINSELTOWN
l. a. burglar Junior Bender has (unfortunately) constructed a name as a reliable inner most investigator for crooks. the unlucky half approximately this is often that whether he solves the crime or no longer, a person risky goes to be unsatisfied with him, both his suspect or his employer.
Now Junior is being bullied into proving getting older track multi-millionaire Vinnie DiGaudio is blameless of the homicide of a foul tabloid journalist he'd threatened to kill a pair instances. It doesn’t aid that the useless journalist’s widow is one beautiful woman, and she’s attempting to get Junior to combine excitement with company. simply because the research is spiraling uncontrolled, Junior's hard-drinking landlady begs him to resolve the disappearance of her daughter, who bought concerned with a truly questionable personality. And, worst information of all, either Junior's ex-wife and his thirteen-year-old daughter, Rina, appear to have new boyfriends. What a mess.
From the Hardcover edition.