The Lacquer Screen (Judge Dee Mysteries, Book 9) by Robert Van Gulik

By Robert Van Gulik

Early in his occupation, pass judgement on Dee visits a senior Justice of the Peace who exhibits him a gorgeous lacquer display on which a scene of fans has been mysteriously altered to teach the fellow stabbing his lover. The Justice of the Peace fears he's wasting his brain and should homicide his personal spouse. in the meantime, a banker has inexplicably killed himself, and a stunning girl has allowed Dee's lieutenant, Chiao Tai, to think she is a courtesan. Dee and Chiao Tai move incognito between a gang of robbers to resolve this secret, and locate the chief of the robbers is extra honorable than the Justice of the Peace.

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Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, Book 23) by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

Set on the Jolly Roger, a complicated holiday inn for the wealthy and recognized at the southern coast of britain, Evil lower than the Sun is one in every of Agatha Christie’s so much fascinating mysteries. whilst a beautiful younger bride is brutally strangled to loss of life at the seashore, in basic terms Hercule Poirot can sift in the course of the secrets and techniques that shroud all of the visitors and resolve the macabre secret at this playground by way of the ocean.

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Murder in Canton (Judge Dee Mysteries, Book 13) by Robert Van Gulik

By Robert Van Gulik

Homicide in Canton happens within the 12 months 680, as pass judgement on Dee, lately promoted to lord leader justice, is distributed incognito to Canton to enquire the disappearance of a court docket censor. With assistance from his relied on lieutenants Chiao Tai and Tao Gan, and that of a smart blind woman who collects crickets, Dee solves a posh puzzle of political intrigue and homicide throughout the 3 separate subplots "the vanished censor," "the Smaragdine dancer," and "the Golden Bell."

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The Rubber Band (Nero Wolfe, Book 3) by Rex Stout

By Rex Stout

In all his years of detecting, the unflappable Nero Wolfe hasn't ever encountered an research as damnably messy as this one. For what started as a fresh case of larceny fast sank right into a quagmire of blackmail and damaged supplies, foreign scandal and cold-blooded homicide.
Now Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin needs to bridge eras and oceans to discover the hyperlink among a Wild West lynching and a revered British peer. purely then can they store Wolfe's attractive younger shopper -- and a hotly disputed stake of a funky million cash.

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Rules of Crime (Detective Wade Jackson, Book 7) by L. J. Sellers

By L. J. Sellers

While a choice from his daughter, Katie, interrupts his much-needed holiday, Detective Wade Jackson is familiar with it’s undesirable information. As Katie tearfully broadcasts that her mom—Jackson’s ex-wife, Renee—is lacking, Jackson suspects alcoholic Renee has climbed again contained in the bottle that destroyed their marriage. however the fact is much worse: kidnappers have snatched Renee and are not easy ransom from her prosperous fiancé.

The exact same evening, somebody dumps a savagely overwhelmed collage of Oregon coed at the doorstep of the ER. Jackson’s protégé, Detective Lara Evans, needs to establish the subconscious sufferer, then song down the assailant with out ends up in pass on…except the whispered rumor of a mystery sorority.

Meanwhile, Eugene’s new FBI liaison, Agent Carla River, takes cost of Renee’s high-tech ransom operation whereas Jackson comforts his distressed daughter and retraces the stairs of the mummy she holds pricey. yet because the rescue takes a perilous twist and the suspects appear prepared to allow Renee die instead of crack lower than interrogation, Jackson concerns that Katie won't ever forgive him if her mom is misplaced forever.

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Black Irish: A Novel by Stephan Talty

By Stephan Talty

During this explosive debut mystery by way of the big apple Times bestselling writer of Empire of Blue Water, a super murder detective returns domestic, the place she confronts a city’s darkish demons and her personal prior whereas pursuing a brutal serial killer on a vengeful rampage.

Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an intruder in her personal native land. Even being the followed daughter of a respected cop couldn’t retain Abbie’s bothered previous from making her a misfit within the working-class Irish American enclave of South Buffalo. And now, regardless of a Harvard measure and a police detective’s badge, she nonetheless struggles to earn the glory and belief of these she’s sworn to guard. yet all that could swap, as soon as the killing starts.

When Jimmy Ryan’s mangled corpse is located in an area church basement, this sadistic sacrilege sends a bone-deep relax throughout the winter-whipped urban. It additionally turns out to ship a message—one that Abbie believes in simple terms the fiercely secretive electorate of the local referred to as “the County” comprehend. yet in a city governed by means of an old-world code of silence and secrecy, her look for solutions is stonewalled at each flip, even through fellow law enforcement officials. merely whilst Abbie unearths a lead on the Gaelic membership, the place battle tales, gossip, and confidences movement as freely because the drink, do tongues start to wag—with determined warnings and dire threats. And while the killer’s mysterious calling card appears to be like on her personal doorstep, the quest takes a stunning twist into her personal family’s previous. because the grisly murders and grim revelations multiply, Abbie wages a chilling conflict of wits with a maniac who sees into her soul, and he or she swears to show the County’s hidden history—one bloody physique at a time.

With Black Irish, Stephen Talty stakes a spot beside Jo Nesbø, John Sandford, and Tana French at the leading edge of mental crime thrillers.

Advance compliment for Black Irish
 
“Abbie Kearney is likely one of the so much exciting new suspense protagonists in reminiscence, and Black Irish marks the fascinating begin of a super mystery series.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York occasions bestselling writer of Last to Die
 
“A memorable tale of betrayal and vengeance.”—Publishers Weekly

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The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots: A Mystery by Tamar Myers

By Tamar Myers

A decades-old homicide, a wierd superstition, a tremendous snake, and one big mystery are approximately to rock the attractive Belle Vue to its middle.

it's a time of significant upheaval for the Belgian Congo and Belle Vue isn't really secure from the adjustments. yet there are extra urgent difficulties as an unsolved disappearance brings up matters for many of the denizens of the village. upload to surprising inflow of strangers and a terrible hurricane that actually divides the village in part, and abruptly probability appears in every single place.

the stunning younger American missionary Amanda, the police leader Captain Pierre Jardin, and the neighborhood witch health care professional and his wise-woman spouse, Cripple, all develop into embroiled within the secret as evil omens and unusual happenings at each flip recommend that extra lives could be misplaced prior to the genuine killer is unmasked.

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The Scent of the Night Aka the Smell of the Night (Inspector by Andrea Camilleri

By Andrea Camilleri

The variety of Inspector Montalbano lovers will keep growing with this inventive new novel that includes the earthy and urbane Sicilian detective. part the retirees in Vigáta have invested their mark downs with a monetary wizard who has disappeared, besides their cash. As Montalbano investigates this labyrinthine monetary rip-off, he reveals himself at a significant drawback: a adverse better has close him out of the case, he’s at the outs along with his lover Livia, and his loved Sicily is popping so ruthless and vulgar that Montalbano wonders if any a part of it truly is worthy saving. soaking wet with surroundings, crackling with wit, The odor of the evening is Camilleri at his such a lot addictive.

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