By Parnell Hall
Stanley takes on his first paying buyer, and lands up framed for homicide. no longer getting paid is simply the icing at the cake.
"Mr. corridor slyly wins our recognize for Stanley's intelligence and perseverance--qualities that supply him the sting over his bolder and brawnier pageant. And the final chuckle, too." — Marilyn Stasio, manhattan instances publication Review
"Hall deftly mixes mirth and homicide with a touch of wry philosophy, and his sequence hero ... is a never-failing delight." — The San Diego Union
"Good writing and lots of laughs make purchaser a winner." — Phil Thomas, AP Books Editor
"The plots are attention-grabbing, the locales actual, the discussion witty, and the characters genuine. those are particularly reliable mysteries. do not leave out them!!" — secret News
"Hall serves up one other hugely readable secret starring the most strange inner most eyes ever to take a case." — Booklist
«Llena de suspense, historia del arte, relaciones familiares complejas y una profunda amistad, este divertido viaje fascinará por igual a tímidos y aventureros.» Booklist Marvin es un escarabajo que vive en Nueva York debajo del fregadero de l. a. cocina de l. a. familia de James Pompaday, un chico solitario de as soon as años. Por su cumpleaños, James recibe un juego de pluma y tintero, y se lleva una gran sorpresa al descubrir que Marvin ha hecho un pequeño dibujo tan... tan bueno que recuerda los trabajos del gran Alberto Durero. Todos piensan que el dibujante ha sido James, quien se ve en un aprieto cuando le piden más dibujos y no puede revelar que el verdadero artista es su nuevo amigo, ¡un escarabajo! Cuando Marvin y James visitan el Metropolitan de Nueva York, se ven envueltos en una emocionante aventura; los dos amigos harán uso de todo su ingenio para desvelar el misterio del cuadro robado.
By Margaret Frazer
A marriage ceremony ILL-FATED...
It is the fall of 1434, and the end-of-harvest reckoning in the course of Michaelmas has been below ample. thankfully, Joliffe and his fellow avid gamers are surviving and thriving lower than the patronage of Lord Lovell. His grace is sending them to accomplish at Deneby Manor as a present for the wedding of Sir Edmund Deneby's daughter, Mariena.
But Joliffe has been engaged to play roles - that of a participant and that of a undercover agent. Deneby's daughter was once betrothed as soon as prior to, to a fit guy who fell unwell and died ahead of they married, and Lord Lovell fears an analogous destiny befalling Mariena's newly meant. And as Joliffe uncovers the secrets and techniques of the Denebys' sordid background, it turns into transparent that this can be a marriage ceremony party destined to finish in tragedy...
PRAISE FOR A PLAY OF DUX MORAUD
"Another incredible access within the author's lengthy sequence of medieval mysteries ... As continuously, the writer presents a treasure trove of ancient element ... In much less guaranteed palms, this aspect could be intrusive; the following, it easily provides to the ambiance..." - The Romance Reader's Connection
"Deftly drawn characters performing in a level of tricky and actual info of medieval life." - Affaire de Couer
PRAISE FOR MARGARET FRAZER
"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you again to the fifteenth century." - Romantic Times
"More than simply a very good learn. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, realizing that what tehy've learn is that stuff of actual existence. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review
"A soft and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England... A tantalizing mystery seems to have wonderful political implications." - Publishers Weekly
"Finely plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the certain substance that brings an period to existence, whereas her characters' mental make-up is as cunningly wrought because the historic background." - Publishers Weekly
"Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her position as one of many preeminent writers of ancient crime fiction, providing the entire package deal - a great secret, magnificent characters, and a desirable interval of historical past. Her novels are a dream to read." - Aunt Agatha's Newsletter
Herodotus Award Winner.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award
Twice nominated for the Minnesota ebook Award
A Romantic occasions most sensible Pick.
By Georges Simenon
The Widow is the tale of 2 outcasts and their deadly come upon. One is the widow herself, Tati. nonetheless younger, she’s by no means had a simple time of it, yet she’s now not the sort to whinge. Tati lives along with her partner's father at the kin farm, placing up together with his sexual attentions, operating her palms to the bone, bettering the valuables and understanding for all time that her past due husband’s sister is scheming to kick her out and take the home back.
the opposite is a killer. simply out of legal and looking for a brand new lifestyles, Jean meets up with Tati, who hires him as a handyman after which takes him to mattress. issues are taking a look up, not less than till Jean falls difficult for the lady subsequent door.
The Widow was once released within the comparable yr as Camus’ The Stranger, and André Gide judged it some of the best ebook. it truly is Georges Simenon’s strongest and aggravating exploration of the bond among dying and wish.
By Michael Innes
Sir John Appleby dines one night at Allington Park, the Georgian domestic of his acquaintance Owain Allington, who's new to the realm. His interest is aroused while Allington mentions his nephew and inheritor to the property, Martin Allington, whose identify Appleby recognises. The night involves an finish yet simply as Appleby is leaving, they discover a lifeless guy - electrocuted within the son et lumiŠre field which have been put in within the grounds.
By Marion Moore Hill
Loss of life Books a go back is a secret novel that includes protagonist Juanita Wills, intrepid (aka nosy) public librarian within the small city of Wyndham, Oklahoma. whereas getting to know neighborhood heritage, Juanita comes around the 1959 unsolved homicide of a black youngster. yet nobody desires to dig up the earlier of buried secrets and techniques and damaged amorous affairs that after entwined the electorate of Wyndham and the neighboring all-black village of Bryson's nook. whilst her simply witness is poisoned, Juanita turns into extra decided to convey the killer to justice, no matter if it places her personal lifestyles in danger, during this moment in Hill's Scrappy Librarian secret sequence. "Cleverly awarded, and the characters are endearing." - Library magazine. MARION MOORE HILL is the writer of the Scrappy Librarian secret sequence and the lethal prior mysteries. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma. Her web site is MarionMooreHill.net.
By Walter Mosley
During this sequel to "Always Outnumbered, continuously Outgunned", Socrates Fortlow is again in Watts, attempting to depart criminal in his earlier, and confronting the main risky emotion of all: desire.
By Robert Bruce Stewart
It’s the spring of 1901 and Harry is looking for a hyperlink among the obvious suicide of an assurance agent and the premature deaths of 2 of his consumers. meanwhile, his spouse Emmie is planting obscure rumors of homicide with a purpose to achieve a stronger apartment.
To remedy this situation, Harry’s obliged to go to a miscellany of vice dens, together with dive saloons, playing parlors, and a brothel—not to say the nation of latest Jersey—while crooked police officers, opportunistic con males, and his eccentric spouse do what they could to deceive him.
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By Chris Ewan
An excellent mystery from the writer of the acclaimed solid Thief's advisor sequence asks, how can a stunning lady easily vanish?
When Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorbike crash, his first idea is for the beautiful blonde, Lena, who was once at the again of his motorbike. The medical professionals and police, despite the fact that, insist that he used to be on my own on the scene. The surprise of the twist of fate should have made him think Lena, specially considering that his description of her resembles his overdue sister, Laura.
Convinced that Lena is as actual as he's, Rob groups up with Rebecca Lewis, a London-based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura—and learns that even a close-knit neighborhood just like the Isle of guy can cover harmful secrets and techniques that won't remain secure forever.
By James Church
The severely acclaimed A Corpse within the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the creation of a brand new type of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. within the follow-up, Hidden Moon, O threaded his approach during the minefield of North Korean ministries right into a better conspiracy he used to be by no means imagined to touch.
Now the inspector returns . . .
In the wintry weather of 1997, attempting to remain alive in the course of a famine that has devastated a lot of North Korea, Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who appears to be like in Pyongyang. while the spouse of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies lower than suspicious conditions, O is informed to enquire, with a curious proviso: do not glance too heavily on the info, and avoid the query of missiles. O understands he cannot steer clear of checking out what he's presupposed to forget about on a path that leads him from the darkish, cold rooms of Pyongyang to an deserted mystery facility deep within the geographical region, guarded by way of a lonely normal; and from the streets of recent York to a bench underneath a horse chestnut tree at the beaches of Lake Geneva, the place the Inspector discovers he's as much as his ears in missiles---and worse. Stalked via the earlier and cautious of the long run, O is confident there is not any one he can belief, and nobody he cannot suspect. Swiss intelligence desires him overseas; another person desires him dead.
Once back, James Church's spare, lyrical prose publications readers via an strange panorama of whispered phrases and shadows, a global wrapped in a degree of puzzle and complexity that few outsiders have skilled. With Inspector O, noir has a brand new domestic in North Korea, and James Church holds the keys.