By Agatha Christie
Welcome to Meadowbank, an particular college for privileged younger girls. a good lot. a perilous one, too. lecturers have already bitten the dirt. It's seen to Hercule Poirot that somebody is out to scratch Meadowbank's good veneer.
By Abigail Padgett
San Diego baby abuse investigator Bo Bradley seems into the rape and killing of a three-year-old woman and shortly suspects the girl's stepfather, Paul Massieu, yet additional research finds that this arguable New Age chief is probably not concerned. Reprint. NYT. PW. K.
(Book of the Bo Bradley Mysteries sequence)
By Denise Swanson
There’s no position like Scumble River at Christmastime, and this 12 months, university psychologist Skye Denison has two times as a lot to celebrateand to do. as well as the standard vacation frenzy, Skye’s marriage ceremony to police leader Wally Boyd is below per week awaythat is, if the groom isn’t too busy operating to wait. The town’s horny new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has simply been murdered, and the checklist of suspects is piling up speedier than past due charges on an late book.
Yvonne’s strict judgment of right and wrong pissed off a few townspeople and infuriated others. Did her excessive criteria result in her loss of life? Skye is distracted via concerns approximately what havoc the loopy Dooziers will wreak on her marriage ceremony day and even if she’ll healthy into her costume. yet Skye can’t manage to pay for to depart any web page unturned simply because until she works speedy to show the scheming killer, her satisfied finishing will be wear everlasting hold.
By Stephanie Jaye Evans
Every little thing appears to be like ideal in Sugar Land, Texas. yet it's now not.
No one understands that greater than Walker "Bear" Wells, a former collage soccer participant now serving as a minister during this upscale Texas city, the place well-known athletes combine with ranchers and the neighborhood parish priest desires to arm combat. It's a gorgeous master-planned neighborhood, yet humans can't be held to local regulations, and endure offers day-by-day with emotional and religious difficulties, in either his flock and his circle of relatives.
But by no means homicide. now not until eventually a guy is located lifeless at the close by golfing direction, his cranium beaten.
Bear has little interest in enjoying detective. His task is praying for the useless, now not looking for their killers. yet each time he turns round, one other part of the research tangles together with his personal life...like the truth that the murdered man's son--and a chief suspect--is at present courting his personal rebellious teenage daughter.
He made a promise to do definitely the right factor. yet keep-ing grants should be what resulted in murder...
By Joseph Hansen
Within the small city of l. a. Caleta, Dave Brandstetter investigates the homicide of a really unpopular cop while Ben Orton's head is located bludgeoned by means of a heavy flower pot, the folk of los angeles Caleta are stunned—not simply because their police leader has been murdered, yet simply because not anyone suggestion to do it faster. A bruising, violent guy, Ben had a dedication to reserve that didn't constantly take the legislation into consideration. yet as assurance investigator Dave Brandstetter is ready to determine, the corruption in Ben's police strength didn't die with him. by the point Dave arrives within the fading fishing city, a tender activist has already been arrested for the homicide. purely Dave turns out to care that the facts opposed to the accused is laughably skinny. because the humans of l. a. Caleta attempt their most sensible to thwart his research, Dave needs to do no matter what it takes to seize Ben's killer. the guy every person was once fearful of is ebook 4 within the Dave Brandstetter secret sequence, which additionally contains Troublemaker and Skinflick.
By Colin Bateman
Dan Starkey investigates the beginning of a brand new Messiah on a small island off the coast of eire. again along with his spouse Patricia and the child -- Little Stevie -- that resulted from her affair, Dan accepts a curious fee from Cardinal Daley to enquire the tiny island of Wrathlin, the place the population seem to think that the recent Messiah has been born. the kid in query seems to be a lady known as Christine, and the neighborhood inhabitants has develop into as protecting and usually loopy because the forged of The Crucible. before everything it's simply humorous for Dan and Trish, yet particularly quickly the temper turns greatly darker. filled with Bateman's trademarket mix of jokes, shocks and tenderness, Turbulent monks is his most sensible novel but.
By Colin Dexter
Weird and wonderful and bewildering – that’s what such a lot of homicide investigations long ago had proved to be... during this admire, no less than, Lewis was once right in his pondering. What he couldn't have recognized was once what remarkable pain the current case could reason to Morse’s soul. leader Superintendent Strange’s opinion was once that too little development have been made because the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The sufferer were killed through a unmarried stab wound to the tummy. but the police had no weapon, no suspect, no rationale. inside of days of taking on the case leader Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis discover startling new information regarding the lifestyles and dying of Dr Felix McClure. while one other physique is found Morse by surprise unearths himself with really too many suspects. For as soon as, he can see no resolution. yet then he gets a letter containing a statement of love...
By Janet Evanovich
Own vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will ship bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her such a lot explosive experience yet.
The Crime: Armed theft to the song of 9 million dollars
Dom Rizzi robbed a financial institution, stashed the cash, and did the time. His family members couldn't be extra proud. He consistently used to be the shrewdpermanent one.
The Cousin: Joe Morelli
Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a unmarried mom ready tables on the firehouse. The all-American family.
The problems: homicide, kidnapping, destruction of private estate, and acid reflux
Less than per week after Dom's liberate from legal, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his condominium and demise in his basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is abducted, and Dom is missing.
The disaster: Moonman
Morelli hires Walter "Mooner" Dunphy, stoner and "inventor" grew to become crime fighter, to guard his condominium. Morelli can't manage to pay for much on a cop's wage, and Mooner will paintings for potatoes.
The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum
Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing courting that includes intercourse, affection, and using one another nuts. She's a bond enforcement agent with extra good fortune than expertise, and she's considering this bank-robbery-gone-bad catastrophe from day one.
The drawback: A want for Ranger
Security specialist Carlos Manoso, highway identify Ranger, has a task for Stephanie that may contain evening paintings. Morelli has his personal rules relating to Stephanie's night activities.
The end: merely the fearless may still learn Fourteen.
Thrills, chills, and incontinence may end up.
By H. Paul Jeffers
NO guy IS ABOVE THE LAW
In this tale, written by way of destiny President Theodore Roosevelt lengthy earlier than the nice Detective's first stumble upon with Dr Watson, Holmes visits the USA to resolve a such a lot violent and despicable crime. against the law that was once to turn out the main taxing of his great career...
Recently came upon within the basement of the recent York Police division, The Stalwart partners is one among Holmes' most enjoyable and strange chronicles.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's undying production returns in a brand new sequence of handsomely designed detective tales. From the earliest days of Holmes' profession to his incredible encounters with Martian invaders, the additional Adventures sequence encapsulates the main various and exciting circumstances of the worlds' maximum detective.
By Rory Clements
For enthusiasts of CJ Sansom and SJ Parris, HOLY undercover agent is the most recent in Rory Clements' acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare sequence of Tudor secret agent thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters historic Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters ancient Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
In London's smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a gaggle of rich younger Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, unfastened Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion. however the conspirators were infiltrated by way of Sir Francis Walsingham's most sensible intelligencer, John Shakespeare.
Shakespeare, even though, is torn: the girl he loves stands accused of homicide. In a determined race opposed to time he needs to store her from the noose and the world from treachery. after which it dawns that either investigations are inextricably associated - by way of corruption very with reference to the seat of energy . . .