Blue-Eyed Devil (Cole & Hitch) by Robert B. Parker

By Robert B. Parker

As soon as, Appaloosa legislation used to be Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Now it's Amos Callico, a vindictive, power-hungry tin megastar with higher aims-and he may possibly use Cole and Hitch on his facet. This time the paid weapons aren't for lease, which makes Callico a truly vengeful guy. yet threatening Cole and Hitch ignites anything simply as dangerous.

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Ragtime in Simla (Joe Sandilands, Book 2) by Barbara Cleverly

By Barbara Cleverly

Simla 1922. whereas the remainder of India bakes within the scorching season, up within the pine-scented coolness of the Himalayan hills, the English have recreated a imaginative and prescient of domestic. listed here are half-timbered homes, novice theatricals, gymkhanas and a glittering vice-regal court docket for the socialites. The summer time capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the power of the jazz age.

It is towards this pleasant nation that detective Joe Sandilands is heading because the visitor of Sir George Jardine, the governor of Bengal. but if Joe's traveling spouse, a Russian opera singer, is shot useless at his facet within the governor's motor vehicle at the street as much as Simla, he unearths himself plunged right into a homicide research. faced by means of the secret of a similar unsolved killing a yr earlier than, Joe realizes that Sir George's hospitality comes at a excessive price.

As Joe starts off to solve a secret which has its roots within the aftermath of the 1st global conflict, he discovers that in the back of the gleaming facade of social lifestyles in Simla lies a path of homicide, vice and blackmail. somebody during this close-knit neighborhood has a sinister mystery and the closer Joe involves uncovering it, the closer he involves his personal loss of life.

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (The No. 1 Ladies' by Alexander McCall Smith

By Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE corporation - publication 1

Fans around the globe adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective business enterprise sequence, the foundation of the HBO television exhibit, and its owner worthwhile Ramotswe, Botswana’s most effective girl detective.  during this captivating sequence, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her instances and her own existence with knowledge, and solid humor—not to say support from her dependable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea. 

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s extensively acclaimed The No. 1 girls Detective service provider sequence tells the tale of the delightfully crafty and vastly attractive beneficial Ramotswe, who's attracted to her occupation to “help individuals with difficulties in their lives.” instantly upon developing store in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is employed to trace down a lacking husband, discover a con guy, and persist with a wayward daughter. however the case that tugs at her middle, and lands her at risk, is a lacking eleven-year-old boy, who can have been snatched by way of witchdoctors.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency acquired Booker Judges’ distinctive strategies and used to be voted one of many foreign Books of the yr and the Millennium by way of the Times Literary Supplement.

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A Denial of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries, Book 2) by Gin Jones

By Gin Jones

Helen Binney projected a robust picture because the former governor's spouse, and she's now not approximately to allow a bit factor like ailment strength her into doing whatever much less now. whereas her pushy nieces imagine she's at death's door, her good-looking attorney pal thinks she's a scorching magnet for trouble...and her new gal-pals imagine she's a super novice detective!

When these new gals supply her an attractive undertaking, Helen can't refuse proving her usefulness to the nay-sayers in her lifestyles. She quick dives into investigating the disappearance of a member in their charitable knitting workforce. but if the yarn path results in a husband in denial, a mystery checking account, and a shallow grave, it's transparent that somebody else sees Helen in one more unflattering mild: as a hazard that should be completely neutralized! If Helen can hold her wits approximately her, she are able to untangle herself from one sticky state of affairs, and capture a killer within the technique.

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The Return of the Graveyard Ghost (The Boxcar Children, Book by Gertrude Chandler Warner

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

One stormy afternoon, the Aldens take a shortcut in the course of the Greenfield Cemetery and find a unusual neighborhood superstition! based on legend, it's stable success to go away offers in a definite spot within the cemetery--and undesirable good fortune to a person who doesn't. yet considering the fact that there's no such factor as ghosts, there has to be a cause of this bizarre culture. The Boxcar little ones are decided to determine what it is.

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Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, Book 8) by James Patterson

By James Patterson

At the verge of resigning from the D.C. police strength, Detective Alex go understands he can't refuse this situation. His associate John Sampson has a chum who has been framed for homicide and is dealing with the fuel chamber. His accusers? the us military. As a brand new lady in Cross's lifestyles brings him desire within the face of a devastating loss at domestic, move and Sampson move up opposed to codes of honor and silence and 3 ruthless killers. yet a much bigger probability lies in wait: Their controller, a deadly genius who will introduce pass to new depths of terror . . the final of the 4 BLIND MICE.

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The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom

By Ian Sansom

Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to eire by way of the promise of a thrilling new occupation. unluckily, the activity that awaits him isn't really really what he had in brain. nonetheless, Israel isn't one to live on sadness, as he prepares to force a cellular library round a small, damp Irish city. finally, the surroundings is gorgeous, the folk are charming—but the place are the books? The rolling library's 15,000 volumes have mysteriously long gone lacking, and it's as much as Israel to find who could scouse borrow them . . . and why. and maybe, after that, he'll take on different weird and wonderful and confusing neighborhood mysteries—like, the place does one visit discover a right cappuccino and a good newspaper?

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Wicked Prey (Lucas Davenport, Book 19) by John Sandford

By John Sandford

Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at paintings and all too on the subject of domestic, within the superlative new mystery by way of the number one New York Times' bestselling author.

For two decades, John Sandford's novels were loved for his or her "ingenious plots, brilliant characters, crisp discussion and never-ending surprises" (The Washington Post), and nowhere are these extra in proof than within the surprising twists and shocks of Wicked Prey. The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for his or her conference. Throwing an incredible social gathering is meant to be enjoyable, yet crashing the celebration are a couple of not easy circumstances the police could really stayed away. leader between them is a group stickup males who've noticed numerous profitable possibilities, starting from political moneymen with briefcases choked with money to that armored-car warehouse with the weak spot in its safety approach. All that's headache adequate for Lucas Davenport - yet what's approximately to hit him is even worse. it slow again, a stray bullet placed a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and, ever considering the fact that, the fellow has been nursing his grudge right into a complete head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, yet it's no enjoyable simply capturing him. That wouldn't be painful sufficient. no longer whilst Davenport has a fine looking fourteen-year-old followed daughter that Whitcomb can goal in its place. . . .And then there's the younger guy with the .50 quality sniper rifle and the right-wing-crazy history, roaming via a urban choked with the main robust politicians in the world. . . . wealthy together with his tremendous trademark suspense and a few of the simplest characters in suspense fiction, depraved Prey is additional facts that "Sandford is likely one of the such a lot constantly unique crime writers operating today." (Booklist).

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Snow Hill (Snow Hill, Book 1) by Mark Sanderson

By Mark Sanderson

'Friday, 18 December, 1936. I went to my funeral this morning ...'

So starts the diary of John Steadman, an bold younger journalist in London. whilst he will get a tip-off a couple of murdered policeman, he thinks he's stumbled on his scoop. difficulty is, no-one else turns out to grasp whatever approximately it ... or they're no longer telling.Then John reveals an individual keen to speak. not less than, a person who was once. Now they're placing from a meat hook in a refrigerated locker and John's at the verge of a front-page scandal that may make or holiday his occupation. yet to get to the center of this darkish tale, he needs to first cross undercover. Six ft undercover, to be distinctive.

Based on a surprising actual tale, Snow Hill vividly brings to existence a London you by no means knew approximately - an underworld that doesn't formally exist and formerly hasn't ever been documented.

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By a Spider's Thread (Tess Monaghan, Book 8) by Laura Lippman

By Laura Lippman

Deepest investigator Tess Monaghan doesn't recognize fairly what to make of her new patron, Mark Rubin-a prosperous Orthodox Jew who refuses to shake her hand and doles out very important details in grudging dribs and drabs. The profitable Baltimore furrier claims he and his attractive spouse had a perfect, chuffed marriage. but in the future, without notice, Natalie amassed up their young children and vanished-and the police can't do something simply because all of the proof exhibits she left willingly.

But the deeper Tess digs, the extra she suspects that the intent in the back of Natalie's reckless flight lies someplace within the hole among what Rubin won't say and what he refuses to think. An tricky internet of betrayal and vengeance is already commencing to get to the bottom of, as reminiscence begets rage, and rage begets desperation . . . and homicide. And without warning the lives of 3 blameless young children are dangling by way of the slenderest of threads.

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